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In soccer-mad Argentina, women fight sexism and inequality

Feb. 7, 2019 12:29 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Almost 90 years after men's soccer turned professional in Argentina, the women's game is still being played by amateur athletes who get little to no money for their work on the field. Macarena Sanchez wants to change that — now. The 27-year-old Sanchez is taking legal...

MLS champ Atlanta United signs Paul Pogba's older brother

Feb. 5, 2019 5:13 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United has signed defender Florentin Pogba, whose younger brother Paul starred for France in the 2018 World Cup and plays for Manchester United. The reigning MLS Cup champions announced the signing Tuesday. Florentin Pogba has made 25 Europa League appearances with French club...

Russia tackles World Cup visitors who won't leave

Jan. 25, 2019 9:23 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has a problem with World Cup guests who just won't leave. More than six months after France beat Croatia in the final, more than 5,000 foreigners who arrived on a visa-free system for fans last year have yet to leave the country, a senior policeman told Russian media on Friday. Andrei...

France ends 28-match US unbeaten run with 3-1 victory

Jan. 19, 2019 5:53 PM EST

Kadidiatou Diani scored twice and France ended the U.S. national team's 28-game unbeaten streak with a 3-1 victory Saturday in Le Havre, France. The top-ranked United States had not lost since falling 1-0 to Australia in 2017, The Americans were 25-0-3 over the span. Marie-Antoinette Katoto also scored for...

Defending champion US women to open camp ahead of World Cup

Jan. 4, 2019 5:38 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Two goals away from reaching 100 for her career, forward Alex Morgan is on the roster for the U.S. women's national team as it opens training camp ahead of the World Cup in France this summer. Morgan was among 26 players named to the roster by coach Jill Ellis on Friday. The defending...