Latest 2018 FIFA World Cup News

Jamaica earns World Cup trip on penalties after draw

Oct. 17, 2018 8:39 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Jamaica earned a spot in next year's Women's World Cup on penalties after a 2-2 draw with Panama on Wednesday in the third-place at the CONCACAF qualifying tournament. Both teams were vying for a first-ever trip to soccer's premier tournament. Panama still has a chance to qualify for...

Sargent scores, US gives up late goal in 1-1 tie with Peru

Oct. 16, 2018 11:59 PM EDT

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Dave Sarachan keeps giving the U.S. a glimpse of its soccer future. His successor will find out whether these kids are all right. Josh Sargent scored early in the second half and three more Americans made their debuts under Sarachan before a young United States team conceded an...

Cannon, Long, Amon make US debuts vs Peru

Oct. 16, 2018 7:44 PM EDT

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Right back Reggie Cannon, central defender Aaron Long and midfielder Jonathan Amon were given debuts as U.S. interim coach Dave Sarachan made nine changes for Tuesday night's exhibition against Peru. Left back Ben Sweat also was in the starting lineup after making his debut as a...

Megan Rapinoe sees disparity as World Cup approaches

Oct. 15, 2018 7:37 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — With the Women's World Cup less than eight months away, U.S. national team midfielder Megan Rapinoe is dismayed by what she sees as ongoing issues of inequality in soccer. From uncertainty about the use of video review and the amount of prize money, to scheduling other tournament...

Guzan to make 1st US appearance in 13 months

Oct. 15, 2018 6:43 PM EDT

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Brad Guzan is set to make his first appearance for the United States in 13 months when the Americans play Peru in an exhibition on Tuesday night. The 34-year-old Guzan has not played for the U.S. since Sept. 5 last year, a 1-1 draw at Honduras in a World Cup qualifier. He has...

Canada gets into Women's World Cup with 7-0 win over Panama

Oct. 14, 2018 10:15 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Christine Sinclair isn't concerned about chasing records. She's set her sights on the World Cup. Sinclair scored twice and Canada went on to secure a spot in next year's World Cup in France with a 7-0 victory over Panama on Sunday in the semifinals of the CONCACAF qualifying...

Italy leaves it late to earn 1st competitive win in a year

Oct. 14, 2018 5:49 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy is finally showing signs of emerging from its crisis, nearly a year after failing to qualify for the World Cup. Cristiano Biraghi's goal in stoppage time earned the Azzurri a much-needed 1-0 win in Poland on Sunday in the UEFA Nations League. Playing in Group 3 of League A, Poland became...

US guards against overconfidence in World Cup qualifying

Oct. 13, 2018 8:41 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Defender Becky Sauerbrunn said the memories of 2010 still drive her as the U.S. women's national team seeks to qualify for next year's World Cup in France. The United States lost in the semifinals of that year's CONCACAF qualifying tournament, sending the team to a third-place finish...

Dutch humiliate Germany in Nations League, Gibraltar wins

Oct. 13, 2018 5:58 PM EDT

Germany's UEFA Nations League campaign took a humiliating blow after a 3-0 loss at old rival Netherlands on Saturday. Germany remains without a win in the top-tier League A and has yet to score a goal. In the second-tier League B, the Czech Republic got its first win in the new competition — beating host...

Steffen out with tight hamstring; Guzan or Horvath in goal

Oct. 13, 2018 12:08 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Goalkeeper Zack Steffen will miss the United States' exhibition against Peru, leaving Brad Guzan or Ethan Horvath to start Tuesday in East Hartford, Connecticut. The U.S. Soccer Federation said Saturday that Steffen has a tight right hamstring and left training camp. He started the last four...