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South Korean soccer team tells of 'rough' match in Pyongyang

Oct. 17, 2019 3:17 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — 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. The historic match ended in a scoreless draw Tuesday at huge Kim Il Sung Stadium, which was...

South Korean soccer players say North Koreans "played rough" in strange World Cup qualifier in empty Pyongyang stadium

Oct. 16, 2019 9:43 PM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean soccer players say North Koreans "played rough" in strange World Cup qualifier in empty Pyongyang stadium.

Police, protesters clash in Catalonia for 3rd night

Oct. 16, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Rioting raged in Barcelona and several other Catalan towns for a third straight night Wednesday, with police fighting running street battles with protesters angered by lengthy prison sentences for nine leaders of the wealthy region's drive for independence from Spain. Tens of...

Atlanta heads into MLS playoffs looking to defend its Cup

Oct. 16, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — It's been a strange season for Atlanta United. They've added more two more cups to their collection. They've endured some rather baffling losses. After all that, the defending MLS Cup champions are heading into the postseason from essentially the same position as last season. Atlanta,...

The Latest: Spanish PM says he will stand firm amid violence

Oct. 16, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on unrest in Spain's Catalonia region (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Spanish caretaker prime minister Pedro Sánchez says authorities won't be provoked into taking drastic measures following clashes between protesters and police in Catalonia. Sánchez said in a...

Bulgaria arrests 6 soccer fans following racist acts

Oct. 16, 2019 8:58 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarian police arrested six soccer fans Wednesday and identified 15 people linked to making racist gestures, including Nazi salutes, during a European Championship qualifying match against England. Bulgarian fans also directed monkey noises at England's black players during the...

League wants to move Barcelona-Madrid game to avoid protests

Oct. 16, 2019 8:54 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish soccer league wants Barcelona's game against Real Madrid to be moved out of the Catalan capital to avoid coinciding with a planned separatist rally. Separatist groups in Catalonia have called for supporters to rally in Barcelona on Oct. 26 when Barcelona is scheduled to host...

UEFA punishes Lazio for fans' racism at Europa League game

Oct. 16, 2019 5:22 AM EDT

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has punished Lazio for fans' racist behavior by closing one end of Stadio Olimpico for its Europa League game against Celtic. UEFA says its disciplinary panel also threatened Lazio with a one-game full stadium closure, suspended for a one-year probationary period. The club was...

Canada beats US 2-0, ends 34-year, 17-game winless streak

Oct. 16, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The U.S. keeps coming up with underwhelming performances in its first year under Gregg Berhalter, whose tenure as American coach is starting to draw criticism. Canada beat the United States for the first time in 34 years, getting second-half goals from Alphonso Davies and Lucas Cavallini in...

Palestinians, Saudis play to draw in historic match

Oct. 15, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

AL-RAM, West Bank (AP) — A historic soccer match between the Palestinian and Saudi national teams has ended in a 0-0 draw. Tuesday's World Cup qualifier marked the first time the Saudi side has played in the West Bank. Previously, the teams have played in third countries, with the Saudis wary of being seen...