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Messi regrets controversy against Dutch at the World Cup

Jan. 30, 2023 13:10 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — World Cup winner Lionel Messi regretted his testy exchanges with the Netherlands coach and players during their controversial quarterfinal in Qatar, he said in an interview aired on Monday. Messi gave his first interview since lifting the trophy in December to...

Almada relishes World Cup win, looks forward to MLS season

Jan. 27, 2023 15:52 PM EST

First, he cried with joy and shared the news with his family. Then, Thiago Almada needed to catch a plane. Quickly. The Atlanta United midfielder was called up to Argentina's World Cup squad as an injury replacement mere days before the team's opening game. "I was a...

Late Grant Wahl to get US Soccer's Colin Jose Media Award

Jan. 25, 2023 15:52 PM EST

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The late Grant Wahl will be honored with this year's Colin Jose Media Award, given to journalists who made long-term contributions to soccer in the United States. Wahl died at age 49 on Dec. 10 after collapsing while covering the World Cup quarterfinal between...

Bruised Ronaldo scores twice to edge showdown with Messi

Jan. 19, 2023 16:55 PM EST

Grimacing in pain from his bruised cheekbone, Cristiano Ronaldo steadied himself before scoring from the penalty spot for his first goal in Saudi Arabia against a Paris Saint-Germain team featuring old foe Lionel Messi. Messi had already scored early in Thursday's exhibition game...

Witness: Bribes helped Fox execs get soccer TV rights

Jan. 18, 2023 23:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government’s star witness in a corruption trial over the broadcasting rights to some of soccer's biggest events testified Wednesday how he and two former Fox executives paid millions of dollars in bribes to undermine competing bids. The trial in New York...

Ronaldo Saudi move to signal likely end of elite club career

Dec. 31, 2022 15:00 PM EST

Less than two weeks after his great rival Lionel Messi lifted the World Cup, Cristiano Ronaldo has completed a move to Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr and likely signalled the end of his career in elite club soccer. In agreeing a contract until 2025, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner...

Argentines have tattoo fever following World Cup triumph

Dec. 30, 2022 16:44 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina has tattoo fever. Sometimes it’s to fulfill a promise, other times as a way to say thank you or simply to immortalize on the skin what was by all accounts an unforgettable moment. Argentina’s victory in the soccer World...

Pelé remembered for transcending soccer around world

Dec. 30, 2022 05:03 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Pelé was remembered for a life beyond the field, for transcending the sport of soccer and becoming perhaps the most well-known person on Earth. “Before Pelé, ’10′ was just a number,” current Brazil forward Neymar wrote following the soccer great's death...

AP PHOTOS: Favorite photos from AP staff at the World Cup

Dec. 24, 2022 03:57 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — A World Cup that ended with Lionel Messi finally holding the golden trophy in his hands produced some unforgettable images from the staff of Associated Press photographers at the tournament in Qatar. Through the 64 games over nearly a month of soccer, the AP...

AP Photos: In 2022, sports brought every imaginable emotion

Dec. 23, 2022 16:00 PM EST

Emotion. Sport is the forum where it cannot be hidden, where the feelings that are pulsing through someone’s core at a particular moment — be it good or bad, joy or pain, exhilaration or anguish, relief or regret — can be captured in a single image. It was there...