Professional Soccer

Former FIFA head Blatter: Sarkozy meeting key to Qatar vote

Jun 18, 2019

A French investigation into suspected corruption in the 2022 World Cup hosting contest has revived Sepp Blatter's version of how the United States lost the vote to Qatar

Platini arrested as part of 2022 World Cup investigation

Jun 18, 2019

A justice official in France says former UEFA president Michel Platini has been arrested in relation to the awarding of the 2022 World Cup

Brazilian fans chant homophobic slur at Copa America opener

Jun 15, 2019

Brazilian fans sung homophobic chants during Copa America's opening match in Sao Paulo

Canada inspired in World Cup by Toronto Raptors NBA title

Jun 14, 2019

Inspired by Canada's first NBA title, the country's national women's soccer team is aiming to emulate the Toronto Raptors magical run

France beats Norway 2-1 to remain undefeated in World Cup

Jun 12, 2019

Host nation France recovered from scoring an own goal to beat Norway 2-1 for its second consecutive win at the Women's World Cup.

Brazil unsure if Marta will play against Australia

Jun 12, 2019

Brazil played coy on the status of star player Marta ahead of its Women's World Cup match against Australia, a team reeling from a first-round upset and unsure if it will face the six-time FIFA Player of the Year

Real Madrid signs Lyon left back Ferland Mendy

Jun 12, 2019

Real Madrid has signed French left back Ferland Mendy from Lyon, making the defender the third addition to its squad this summer

Former youth coach sentenced to 24 years for sex abuse

Jun 12, 2019

A former youth team soccer coach has been sentenced to 24 years for sexually abusing teenage boys over a 25-year period

Germany routs Estonia 8-0 in Euro 2020 qualifying

Jun 11, 2019

Germany signed off for the summer holidays with an 8-0 rout of Estonia on Tuesday, keeping the side on track for qualification for the 2020 European Championship with its third win from three games

Ronaldo courts Netherlands defender De Ligt for Juventus

Jun 10, 2019

Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt says Cristiano Ronaldo wants him to become his new teammate at Italian club Juventus

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