Latest International soccer News

Spanish soccer league tries again to stage game in Miami

Oct. 17, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

Undeterred by the resistance it faced last season, the Spanish soccer league is trying again to take a regular season game to the United States. The Spanish soccer federation has been asked to allow Villarreal's home game against Atletico Madrid on Dec. 6 to be moved to Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. The renewed...

South Korean soccer team tells of 'rough' match in Pyongyang

Oct. 17, 2019 3:17 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's national soccer team described their World Cup qualifier against North Korea in Pyongyang as a "rough" match played under strange conditions that may be raised with FIFA. The historic match ended in a scoreless draw Tuesday at huge Kim Il Sung Stadium, which was...

South Korean soccer players say North Koreans "played rough" in strange World Cup qualifier in empty Pyongyang stadium

Oct. 16, 2019 9:43 PM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean soccer players say North Koreans "played rough" in strange World Cup qualifier in empty Pyongyang stadium.

Atlanta heads into MLS playoffs looking to defend its Cup

Oct. 16, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — It's been a strange season for Atlanta United. They've added more two more cups to their collection. They've endured some rather baffling losses. After all that, the defending MLS Cup champions are heading into the postseason from essentially the same position as last season. Atlanta,...

Turkish patriotism on display amid Syria operation

Oct. 16, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — National soccer team players give military salutes during international matches, Turkish flags flutter from balconies and storefronts, songs extolling the glory days of the Ottoman Empire blare from a border town's loudspeakers, punctuated by the occasional boom of outgoing...

Canada beats US 2-0, ends 34-year, 17-game winless streak

Oct. 16, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The U.S. keeps coming up with underwhelming performances in its first year under Gregg Berhalter, whose tenure as American coach is starting to draw criticism. Canada beat the United States for the first time in 34 years, getting second-half goals from Alphonso Davies and Lucas Cavallini in...

Palestinians, Saudis play to draw in historic match

Oct. 15, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

AL-RAM, West Bank (AP) — A historic soccer match between the Palestinian and Saudi national teams has ended in a 0-0 draw. Tuesday's World Cup qualifier marked the first time the Saudi side has played in the West Bank. Previously, the teams have played in third countries, with the Saudis wary of being seen...

President of Bulgarian soccer resigns after fan racism, loss

Oct. 15, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Criticized around Europe for the racist behavior of Bulgarian fans and under pressure from the country's prime minister following a run of poor results, the president of the country's soccer federation resigned on Tuesday. A few hours later, Bulgarian special police forces raided the...

North Korea holds South Korea to 0-0 in World Cup qualifier

Oct. 15, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea held South Korea to a 0-0 draw Tuesday in a World Cup qualifying soccer match played in an empty stadium in Pyongyang. Specific details of the game weren't immediately available. South Korean soccer officials were unable to watch a telecast of the historic game at Kim...

Racist abuse, military salutes mar European qualifying

Oct. 14, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

Racism and politics overshadowed results in European Championship qualifying on Monday as England's players were subjected to a barrage of racist abuse in Bulgaria and Turkey celebrated an equalizer against France by lining up to give a military salute. The game in Bulgaria was halted twice because of fans...