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South Korean FA files complaint to FIFA after Como player's alleged racist remark sparks outrage

Jul. 19, 2024 11:02 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Korean Football Association has filed an official complaint with FIFA over an alleged racist remark directed at Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Hwang Hee-chan during a recent preseason match in Spain. KFA’s complaint comes after Hwang, a South...

Israel clear to play in Olympic soccer tournament after FIFA postpones decision on possible ban

Jul. 18, 2024 18:28 PM EDT

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has postponed a decision on a Palestinian proposal to suspend Israel from international soccer because of the conflict with Hamas, clearing the way for the Israeli men's national team to play at the Paris Olympics. Soccer's world governing body had been set to...

Argentina tops FIFA men's rankings as government hits back at critics of team's racist France song

Jul. 18, 2024 06:28 AM EDT

Argentina was confirmed as the world’s No. 1 team in the FIFA men’s rankings on Thursday, as the national government doubled down on defending the players who celebrated winning the Copa America by singing a racist song targeting No. 2-ranked France. The fallout of the chant sung...

Lionel Messi asked to apologize for Argentina players' racist chant

Jul. 17, 2024 13:07 PM EDT

Lionel Messi faced calls on Wednesday to apologize for racist chants made by Argentina's players after they won the Copa America. An Argentinean government official said Messi, who is the team captain, and the president of the country’s soccer federation, Claudio Tapia, should...

Macario will miss the Olympics because of right knee irritation, Williams set to step in

Jul. 12, 2024 13:43 PM EDT

Forward Catarina Macario won't be able to play at the Olympics because of irritation in her right knee, U.S. coach Emma Hayes said Friday. Macario will be replaced on the 18-player roster for France by alternate Lynn Williams, pending approval by the U.S. Olympic Committee, FIFA and...

Robinson, Zimmerman and Mihailovic on US men's Olympic soccer roster

Jul. 08, 2024 14:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tim Weah's red card against Uruguay and the United States' first-round exit from the Copa America should be a lesson for players as they head to the Olympics, according to likely captain Walker Zimmerman. “It's a great example of how one moment can kind of change...

US women's soccer is in transition heading into Olympics. Spain hopes to build off World Cup win

Jul. 01, 2024 09:27 AM EDT

The signs that the U.S. national team's dominance was slipping started to emerge back at the Tokyo Olympics. The United States was vying to become the first team to win an Olympic gold medal after winning a Women's World Cup. But the team stumbled along the way. The...

Paris Games: Welcome to the weird world of men’s soccer at the Olympics

Jun. 25, 2024 12:24 PM EDT

Kylian Mbappé wanted to be there. France coach Thierry Henry wanted it too. In the end, not even French president Emmanuel Macron could pull enough strings to free up his country's finest soccer player to compete in the Paris Games. Welcome to the weird of world of...

US to play Canada, New Zealand and Panama in September, October matches

Jun. 25, 2024 11:41 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The United States will play Canada, New Zealand and Panama in friendly matches in September and October. The U.S. faces Canada on Sept. 7 at Kansas City, Kansas, then meets New Zealand three days later at Cincinnati. The match against Panama is on Oct. 12 at Austin,...

Possible 2026 World Cup training camps include sites in non-tournament cities

Jun. 12, 2024 16:56 PM EDT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Possible team training camps for the 2026 World Cup include sites in Chattanooga, Tennessee; Cincinnati; Green Bay, Wisconsin; Louisville, Kentucky; St. Louis; Salt Lake City and Herriman, Utah; San Antonio; and Westfield, Indiana. FIFA announced more...