Latest England National Soccer Team News

6 Nations: France, Ireland set for duel under Netflix glare

Jan. 27, 2023 11:43 AM EST

Rugby’s oldest championship is getting a modern twist with the Netflix streaming service being given a behind-the-scenes look at the 2023 Six Nations for a docuseries released next year. It should help to broaden the sport's appeal, driving more interest in the United States...

Arsenal 8 points clear, commanding Premier League title race

Jan. 15, 2023 14:29 PM EST

Eight points clear in the Premier League, playing the most free-flowing soccer in England, and now humbling its fiercest rivals in front of their own fans. For Arsenal, this season can hardly get any better. A 2-0 win over Tottenham on Sunday left no doubt over who the...

Tyler Adams voted top US men's soccer player for 2022

Jan. 13, 2023 14:58 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Tyler Adams was voted the U.S. Soccer Federation’s Male Player of the Year for the first time on Friday after becoming the youngest captain at last year’s World Cup. Adams received 71.6% of votes, followed by three-time winner Christian Pulisic (14.7%), Matt...

Bale retires at 33 with 5 CL titles, many Wales memories

Jan. 09, 2023 14:40 PM EST

Gareth Bale announced his retirement from soccer on Monday at the age of 33, ending the career of one of Britain’s greatest players after winning five Champions League titles and finally getting to play in a World Cup for Wales. Bale was once the world's most expensive player when...

History-making Frappart on Women's World Cup referees list

Jan. 09, 2023 14:06 PM EST

ZURICH (AP) — The six female match officials who worked at the men’s World Cup in Qatar including history maker Stéphanie Frappart were also selected Monday by FIFA for the 2023 Women’s World Cup, which will have 13 men in the video review team. French referee Frappart made...

US men's coach Berhalter admits kicking future wife in 1991

Jan. 03, 2023 16:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Soccer Federation revealed Tuesday it is investigating men's national team coach Gregg Berhalter for a 1991 confrontation in which he kicked the woman who later became his wife. The federation said it learned of the allegation on Dec. 11 and hired the law...

Cristiano Ronaldo makes big-money move to Saudi Arabian club

Dec. 30, 2022 19:24 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo completed a lucrative move to Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr on Friday in a deal that is a landmark moment for Middle Eastern soccer but will see one of Europe's biggest stars disappear from the sport's elite stage. Al Nassr posted a picture on social...

Loyal to Santos, Pelé toured and scored in Europe

Dec. 30, 2022 10:34 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Pelé or Diego Maradona? Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo? Endless arguments over the greatest player in the history of men's soccer can often see cheap hits aimed at Pelé, who died Thursday at age 82, with the claim that he wasn't tested on the European stage...

'Greatest of all time': Pelé as described by his peers

Dec. 29, 2022 18:25 PM EST

Pele has been praised over the decades by everyone from world leaders to artists. Here are superlatives from over the years about Pele, who died Thursday in Brazil at age 82: ___ “To watch him play was to watch the delight of a child combined with the extraordinary...

Pelé, Brazil’s mighty king of ‘beautiful game,’ has died

Dec. 29, 2022 17:21 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Pelé, the Brazilian king of soccer who won a record three World Cups and became one of the most commanding sports figures of the last century, died Thursday. He was 82. The standard-bearer of “the beautiful game” had undergone treatment for colon cancer since...