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Australia and New Zealand will co-host the Women’s World Cup in 2023, with the following edition possibly set to take place just two years later.
Most international soccer might not be played until 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic travel restrictions and the need to give club competitions the chance to resume, a FIFA vice president said Monday.
FIFA is looking to use its vast financial reserves to provide assistance to a football industry ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic wiping out games and creating unexpected economic hardship in the world’s biggest sport.
Soccer players in Belarus are worried about playing games in the only European top-tier league still in action during the coronavirus pandemic.
In November 2022 – just a scant three years from now – comes the next World Cup, in Qatar. This will set up one of the extraordinary, epic collisions in recorded human history: The global game meets global warming.
Bulgaria was punished Tuesday for the Nazi salutes and racist chanting of its soccer fans with an order to play a European Championship qualifying game in an empty stadium, although the team avoided expulsion from the competition. The punishment was criticized by anti-discrimination groups, who said it was too lenient.
U.S. Soccer is expected to name Vlatko Andonovski as the new head coach of the women’s national team.
U.S. national soccer team star Alex Morgan and husband Servando Carrasco are expecting their first child.
Just when some of Europe’s top teams risked failing to advance from their Champions League groups, they steadied the ship.
Too many injuries. A Champions League ban for insulting match officials. Hitting a fan after losing the French Cup final. Agitating for a transfer from Paris Saint-Germain.
Lionel Messi will have Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk as rivals for the 2019 Ballon d’Or award. But not Neymar. When the long list of 30 candidates was announced Monday – in the city where Neymar has played for more than two years at Paris Saint-Germain – the Brazil star’s name was missing from the nominations by a global voting panel of journalists.
South Korea’s national soccer team described their World Cup qualifier against North Korea in Pyongyang as a “rough” match played under strange conditions that may be raised with FIFA.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says midfielder Paul Pogba has been ruled out of Sunday’s Premier League game against Liverpool, while goalkeeper David De Gea is unlikely to recover in time for the match.
From soccer flops to the brink of making history, Italy has come a long way in the two years since its embarrassing failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
The U.S. men’s soccer team lost to Canada for the first time in 34 years, allowing second-half goals to Alphonso Davis and Lucas Cavallini in a 2-0 defeat Tuesday night in the CONCACAF Nations League.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino lambasted Italian soccer authorities for “hiding the truth” about racism in a scathing assessment Tuesday following a complete lack of punishment after three cases of discriminatory chants during the four opening rounds of Serie A.
Jordan Morris scored his first international goal in more than two years in the 79th minute, giving the United States a 1-1 tie against Uruguay in an exhibition game.
An Iranian woman detained for dressing as a man to sneak into a soccer stadium to watch a match has died after setting herself on fire upon learning she could spend six months in prison, semi-official news outlets reported Tuesday.
Sergino Dest, an 18-year-old defender with Ajax, is scheduled to start Friday night’s exhibition against Mexico in his debut for the U.S. senior national team but could switch his affiliation to the Netherlands program in the future. Dest was born in Almere, Netherlands, and his mother is Dutch and his father Kenneth is a Surinamese-American. Dest played for the U.S. at the 2017 Under-17 World Cup and this year’s Under-20 World Cup, where the U.S. reached the quarterfinals.
Spain and Italy have both kept perfect records in European Championship qualifying, moving to five wins from five, but it was far from easy. Italy was lackluster in attack against Armenia and Spain had a player sent off as it scraped to a 2-1 win over Romania.