Latest 2022 FIFA World Cup News

Viewer's guide for this year's World Cup in Qatar

Aug. 08, 2022 10:46 AM EDT

A last chance for Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Kylian Mbappé back on the biggest stage of all. Brazil bidding for a record-extending sixth title. One of the most eagerly anticipated World Cups in memory — as much for off-the-field reasons as those on it — is just around...

EPL sets high bar in European soccer, finances and glamor

Aug. 04, 2022 10:48 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The world’s richest soccer league starts a new season in England on Friday as the rest of Europe looks for ways to catch up. Off the field, the English Premier League is a commercial juggernaut with broadcasting deals worldwide fueling player transfers and wages...

Sebastian Lletget traded to Dallas from New England

Aug. 03, 2022 23:09 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Sebastian Lletget’s tenure with the New England Revolution ended after a little more than half a season when he was traded to Dallas on Wednesday for $300,000 in general allocation money this year and $300,000 in GAM next year. New England acquired the...

Gianluca Busio signs with Venezia through 2024-25 season

Jul. 30, 2022 11:55 AM EDT

American midfielder Gianluca Busio has signed a contract extension with Venezia through 2024-25 season. The 20-year-old from Greensboro, North Carolina, was acquired from Sporting Kansas City about a year ago and made 29 appearances, including 23 starts. He scored his only goal in...

US defender Richards joins Crystal Palace from Bayern Munich

Jul. 27, 2022 16:30 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Crystal Palace confirmed the signing of United States center-back Chris Richards from Bayern Munich on Wednesday. The 22-year-old Richards signed a five-year contract with the south London club, which paid Bayern a fee reported to be about $15 million. ...

Ian Darke to broadcast for Fox during this year's World Cup

Jul. 26, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ian Darke will call play-by-play for Fox at this year’s World Cup after working the 2010 and 2014 tournaments for ESPN. Darke becomes the third play-by-play commentator announced by Fox for this year’s tournament, to be played in Qatar from Nov. 21 to Dec....

Most World Cup team bases in Qatar in and around capital

Jul. 26, 2022 10:05 AM EDT

ZURICH (AP) — Three-quarters of the 32 teams at the World Cup in Qatar will stay within a 10-kilometer (6.2 mile) radius in and around the capital city, FIFA said Tuesday. Qatar will be the smallest country ever to host the World Cup, barely a quarter of the size of the...

US women's team has new vibe, work to do before World Cup

Jul. 25, 2022 16:10 PM EDT

The transformation of the U.S. women’s national team has been significant in the year since the Tokyo Games. The defending World Cup champions have a new look with young talent, and coach Vlatko Andonovski has tweaked the team's traditional straightforward and speedy attack to take...

World Cup winner Kleberson becomes NYC assistant coach

Jul. 20, 2022 14:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kleberson, a midfielder on Brazil's 2002 World Cup champions, was hired by Major League Soccer's New York City on Wednesday as an assistant coach. Now 43, Kleberson made 32 appearances for Brazil from 2002-10 and was with Manchester United (2003-05) and Beşiktaş...

American defender Shaq Moore joins Nashville from Tenerife

Jul. 19, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — American right back Shaq Moore was acquired by Nashville of Major League Soccer on Tuesday and agreed to a contract through the 2025 season. Nashville acquired the 25-year-old's MLS rights from Montreal for $50,000 in general allocation money. The deal...