Latest FIFA World Cup News

Ismail Elfath of US picked among 36 World Cup referees

May. 19, 2022 13:39 PM EDT

Ismail Elfath is the lone American among 36 referees selected by FIFA on Thursday for this year’s World Cup. The 40-year-old was born in Morocco, moved to Austin, Texas, at age 18 in 2001 to attend at the University of Texas and refereed his first Major League Soccer match in 2012....

Female referees to officiate men's World Cup for 1st time

May. 19, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Female referees will make World Cup history this year by working games at a major men’s tournament for the first time in Qatar. Three female referees and three female assistant referees were announced Thursday by FIFA among 129 officials selected for World Cup duty,...

Dempsey: Steffen, Turner should consider loans next season

May. 16, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Clint Demspey says he thinks American goalkeepers Zack Steffen and Matt Turner should consider going on loans for the start of next season to get sharp ahead of the World Cup if they are not going to be playing regularly for their Premier League clubs. Turner is...

FIFA clears Cameroon to pick new recruits ahead of World Cup

May. 16, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

ZURICH (AP) — Cameroon’s recruitment drive ahead of the World Cup continued on Monday with FIFA approving the change in international eligibility of former France Under-21 winger Georges-Kévin Nkoudou. Nkoudou, who was with Marseille and Tottenham before joining current club...

Long's calf injury appears relatively minor, Struber says

May. 12, 2022 22:35 PM EDT

WHIPPANY, N.J. (AP) — American defender Aaron Long's calf injury appears to be relatively minor, according to New York Red Bulls coach Gerhard Struber. The 29-year-old center back left Tuesday night's 3-0 win at D.C. United in a U.S. Open Cup round of 32 match because of calf...

FIFA takes on EA Sports video game in soccer's new rivalry

May. 12, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The name “FIFA” can bring to mind images of the World Cup and soccer’s greatest players, like Pele, Zinedine Zidane or Lionel Messi. The acronym for the sport’s governing body may also remind some of shameless bribery and corruption. For many, though, it’s...

EA Sports and FIFA end partnership, both eye new video games

May. 10, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

ZURICH (AP) — Electronic Arts will stop making its hugely successful FIFA video game in its current name, marking a split in one of soccer’s most successful and lucrative partnerships after the sides failed to strike a new licensing deal. Instead, the California company said...

Atlanta's Robinson likely to miss World Cup with Achilles

May. 09, 2022 22:38 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United defender Miles Robinson will likely miss the World Cup for the United States after rupturing the Achilles tendon in his left leg during an MLS game. The team announced that Robinson was to undergo surgery Monday after an MRI confirmed the worst-case...

Tim Ream's contract extended by Fulham through 2022-23

May. 09, 2022 19:47 PM EDT

Premier League-bound Fulham has extended the contract of American defender Tim Ream through the 2022-23 season. The 34-year-old from St. Louis joined the Cottagers for the 2015-16 season and has been with them through promotions from the second-tier League Championship in 2017-18,...

US defender Miles Robinson hurts leg in Atlanta United win

May. 07, 2022 23:37 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta defender Miles Robinson was carried off the field on a stretcher after collapsing to the artificial turf with a non-contact injury to his left leg Saturday in United's 4-1 win over the Chicago Fire. Atlanta coach Gonzalo Pineda said Robinson will have an MRI...