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FIFA picks 2026 World Cup cities, predicts US `No 1 sport'

Jun. 17, 2022 07:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The 16 cities of the first World Cup spread across three nations were revealed, and FIFA President Gianni Infantino made a bold statement summing up the goal of the 2026 tournament, to be played largely in the United States. “By 2026, soccer — or futbol — will...

Blatter, Platini reiterate innocence in testimony to court

Jun. 09, 2022 14:53 PM EDT

BELLINZONA, Switzerland (AP) — Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini strongly reiterated their innocence as the two former soccer leaders were questioned on day two of their criminal trial on charges of defrauding FIFA. Blatter was due to testify on the opening day on Wednesday but the...

Blatter, Platini finally going to court in FIFA fraud trial

Jun. 06, 2022 09:14 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini’s 11-day trial on charges of defrauding FIFA starts Wednesday — finally bringing the epic downfall of soccer’s former world leaders into criminal court. The fallout from the case ousted Blatter ahead of schedule as president of...

Ukraine plans to restart football leagues in August amid war

Jun. 04, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Ukraine plans to resume competitive football in the country in August despite being under attack by Russia after President Volodymyr Zelenskyy gave approval. Andriy Pavelko, the president of Ukraine's football federation, revealed details to The Associated...

US Soccer equalizes pay in milestone with women, men

May. 18, 2022 22:35 PM EDT

The U.S. Soccer Federation reached milestone agreements to pay its men's and women's teams equally, making the American national governing body the first in the sport to promise both sexes matching money. The federation on Wednesday announced separate collective bargaining...

EXPLAINER: US Soccer's equal pay play and what it means

May. 18, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

The U.S. Soccer Federation has agreed to pay its men’s and women’s national teams equally in a historic move that was years in the making. The collective bargaining agreements announced Wednesday include identical pay structures and equal distribution of World...

A look at agreements for US men's and women's soccer teams

May. 18, 2022 09:20 AM EDT

The U.S. Soccer Federation agreed to landmark collective bargaining agreements with its men's and women's teams, equalizing compensation for the first time. The CBAs announced Wednesday run through 2028. The USSF is the first national governing body to promise both sexes matching...

FIFA takes on EA Sports video game in soccer's new rivalry

May. 12, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The name “FIFA” can bring to mind images of the World Cup and soccer’s greatest players, like Pele, Zinedine Zidane or Lionel Messi. The acronym for the sport’s governing body may also remind some of shameless bribery and corruption. For many, though, it’s...

EA Sports and FIFA end partnership, both eye new video games

May. 10, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

ZURICH (AP) — Electronic Arts will stop making its hugely successful FIFA video game in its current name, marking a split in one of soccer’s most successful and lucrative partnerships after the sides failed to strike a new licensing deal. Instead, the California company said...

FIFA blockchain deal is first new US WCup sponsor since 2011

May. 02, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA got a first new American sponsor of the men's World Cup in 11 years on Monday, signing a deal for this year’s tournament in Qatar with blockchain technology provider Algorand. The deal is also a “technical partnership” to help FIFA develop a digital assets...