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Platini: "It hurts," soccer star says of police questioning

Jun. 19, 2019 2:32 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — After a day of police questioning centering on his former role as a top decision-maker in soccer, Michel Platini was released from custody without charge in the early hours of Wednesday and said he found the experience painful given "everything I've done" in the sport. Summoned Tuesday morning...

Soccer great now mired in corruption scandals

Jun. 18, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

Affectionately nicknamed Le Roi, or The King, Michel Platini bestrode the soccer field with inimitable elegance as the world's best player of the early 1980s, helping to bridge the gap between the eras of Pele and Diego Maradona. Repeatedly voted Europe's best player, the Frenchman instantly recognizable for his...

France detains soccer great Platini in 2022 World Cup probe

Jun. 18, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French police investigating whether corruption played a role in the stunning decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar took 1980s soccer superstar and former top executive Michel Platini into custody Tuesday for questioning. Platini's representatives denied any wrongdoing on his part,...

Chelsea mired in uncertainty as challenges grow

Jun. 17, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

If there's any English club that thrives in chaos and adversity, it's Chelsea. And there's plenty of that at Stamford Bridge this offseason. Days after selling Eden Hazard — the club's best player and one of the greatest to pull on the blue shirt — Chelsea allowed manager Maurizio Sarri to leave...

Maurizio Sarri leaves Chelsea to take charge of Juventus

Jun. 16, 2019 9:37 AM EDT

Maurizio Sarri left Chelsea on Sunday after one season to return to Italy to manage Juventus. The former Napoli coach has joined Serie A champion Juventus on a three-year contract to replace Massimiliano Allegri. The 60-year-old Sarri won the Europa League with Chelsea, beating Arsenal in his final game in charge...

Top FIFA official Boban leaving to join AC Milan

Jun. 14, 2019 9:18 AM EDT

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA presidential adviser Zvonimir Boban is returning to the club closest to his heart, AC Milan, as its chief football officer. Boban, the deputy secretary general with responsibility for soccer issues, is leaving within days, FIFA said Friday announcing the news . Boban teams up again with...

Crew's Higuaín has torn ACL, expected to miss rest of season

May. 31, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Crew midfielder Federico Higuaín will have surgery to repair a torn right anterior cruciate ligament and is expected to miss the rest of the Major League Soccer season. Columbus made the announcement Friday, six days after the 34-year-old was hurt during a match at Colorado....

Salah seeking redemption in Champions League final

May. 30, 2019 5:24 AM EDT

His left shoulder in a sling, Mohamed Salah stood in a line at the airport in Kiev with the rest of Liverpool's disappointed players as they made their way back from the Champions League final last year. Heads were down. No one really wanted to talk. It was a fairly melancholic scene. Salah had more reason to be...

DaMarcus Beasley to retire at end of Houston Dynamo season

May. 21, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — DaMarcus Beasley says he will retire after 20 years in professional soccer when the Houston Dynamo finish their season. The midfielder and left back turns 37 this week and is the only American to either play in four World Cups or appear in a European Champions League semifinal. Beasley said...

Roma captain De Rossi to leave club after 18 years

May. 14, 2019 8:52 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — It was not the way Roma captain Daniele De Rossi imagined leaving his hometown club. De Rossi's contract expires at the end of the season and, while a director's role was offered to him, the 35-year-old midfielder believes he still has much to contribute on the field. De Rossi held a news...