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Swiss bank Julius Baer to pay nearly $80M in FIFA case

May. 27, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Swiss bank Julius Baer agreed to pay nearly $80 million in fines and penalties for its role in illegal payments involving FIFA and the South American governing body CONMEBOL. The bank will pay a $43.32 million fine plus $36,368,400 in restitution --...

FIFA survey: 70% of women’s soccer clubs operate at a loss

May. 26, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

A comprehensive survey of women’s soccer has found that 70% of women's soccer clubs internationally operate at a loss. Just 13% of clubs generate revenue over $1 million, and more than half of those revenues come from sponsorship deals, according to FIFA data released...

Soccer player stabbed to death features in FIFA video game

May. 18, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A promising youth player with Queens Park Rangers who was stabbed to death will be seen playing for the London soccer club in the latest FIFA video game. EA Sports has worked to create a virtual version of Kiyan Prince, who was 15 years old when he was...

Athlete union research aims to improve child protection

May. 11, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — A world-wide network of athletes’ unions published research Tuesday aimed at better protecting young people in sports following sexual abuse scandals in gymnastics and soccer. About 300 international athletes, including some Olympians, shared their...

Fox reaches 6-year agreement with South America's CONMEBOL

May. 04, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox Sports will become the broadcast home of South American soccer after reaching a long-term agreement with the sport’s South American federation. Fox reached a six-year deal with CONMEBOL for the rights to major tournaments in South American men's...

FIFA, UEFA joins English soccer's 4-day social media boycott

Apr. 29, 2021 14:57 PM EDT

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — English soccer's boycott of social media is spreading after FIFA and UEFA said they will join the players, clubs and organizations in a four-day protest against online abuse. The boycott will also be joined by English cricket and rugby clubs,...

Threats of expulsion as UEFA confronts Super League rebel 12

Apr. 19, 2021 21:43 PM EDT

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — The deceptions, distrust and divisions in European soccer erupted in public on Monday between teams and even within the clubs breaking away to form a Super League that could leave them and their players outcasts in the global game. ...

US women soccer players appeal decision against equal pay

Apr. 14, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Players on the U.S. women’s national soccer team have asked a federal appeals court to overturn a lower court decision throwing out their lawsuit seeking equal pay to the men's team. Players led by Alex Morgan asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of...

Federal judge approves partial deal between women, US Soccer

Apr. 12, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge approved a partial deal between players on the women's national team and the U.S. Soccer Federation over unequal working conditions. U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner approved the Dec. 1 settlement during a hearing Monday. The deal...

Olympic failures show structural issues for US Soccer, MLS

Mar. 29, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK. (AP) — The Catch-22 for U.S. men’s soccer in the Olympics is this: The better a player gets, the less likely he is to play. And compounding the difficulty is a structural issue, according to American under-24 coach Jason Kreis: Major League Soccer does not...