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Prince William told British PM to imagine FIFA voter naked

Sep. 19, 2019 8:51 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Former British Prime Minister David Cameron has recalled being told by Prince William to imagine an American FIFA voter naked to ease nerves at a presentation for England's World Cup bid in a process that was mired in wrongdoing. Cameron and the prince led an English delegation to Zurich in...

Uncertainty over South Korea's World Cup visit to Pyongyang

Sep. 17, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's soccer association is unsure whether its World Cup qualifier against North Korea next month will take place in Pyongyang or on a neutral ground. The Seoul-based KFA said it hadn't yet received any information from its counterpart in Pyongyang regarding logistics for...

Argentina moves to World Cup final, tops France 80-66

Sep. 13, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Luis Scola was asked what Sunday will mean to him, and he didn't hesitate with the answer. "Everything," he said. The veteran Argentinian forward didn't need to give more of an explanation. The World Cup is one win away, and Scola made sure his team would have a chance to hoist the trophy....

Peru shocks Neymar, Brazil 1-0 on Abram's 85th-minute header

Sep. 11, 2019 1:13 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luis Abram scored his first international goal on a header in the 85th minute, and Peru ended Brazil's 17-game unbeaten streak since last year's World Cup with a 1-0 victory Tuesday night. Peru shockingly pulled out only its second win over Brazil in 21 matches after Abram slipped into...

Morris' late goal gives US 1-1 exhibition draw vs Uruguay

Sep. 11, 2019 12:50 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — With both teams missing many of their regular starters, the United States displayed some style and flair against fifth-ranked Uruguay. Jordan Morris scored his first international goal in more than two years in the 79th minute, giving the U.S. a 1-1 tie in an exhibition game on Tuesday...

Hong Kong soccer fans loudly boo Chinese national anthem

Sep. 10, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of Hong Kong soccer fans booed loudly and turned their backs when the Chinese national anthem was played before a World Cup qualifier match against Iran on Tuesday, taking the city's months of protests into the sports realm. The crowd broke out into "Glory to Hong Kong," a song...

Sargent, Ream get hometown starts for US vs Uruguay

Sep. 10, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Josh Sargent and Tim Ream got starts in their hometown of St. Louis as U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter made seven lineup changes for Tuesday night's exhibition against Uruguay. Sargent, a 19-year-old forward from O'Fallon, Missouri, was in the stands for the previous U.S. match at Busch...

The Latest: Hong Kong fans boo Chinese anthem at soccer game

Sep. 10, 2019 9:03 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on the protests in Hong Kong (all times local): 8.40 p.m. Thousands of Hong Kong soccer fans have booed and turned their backs when the Chinese national anthem was played before a World Cup qualifier match against Iran. The crowd broke out into "Glory to Hong Kong," a song...

Spirited Sargent, budding star, returns to St. Louis with US

Sep. 9, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

Josh Sargent's red hair could become as known in St. Louis as the Gateway Arch one day if he develops into an American soccer star. Fresh off a spectacular strike for his first goal of the Bundesliga season, the 19-year-old forward is slated to start in his hometown Tuesday night when the United States plays...

Mexico routs US 3-0 to maintain soccer dominance

Sep. 7, 2019 2:36 AM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The soccer gap between Mexico and the United States is far wider than the Rio Grande that separates the nations. Exactly a year before the start of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup, Mexico handed the Americans their most one-sided loss in the rivalry since 2009. Javier...