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Qatar tests out massive bus fleet ahead of World Cup

Sep. 27, 2022 11:34 AM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Qatar has tested out a massive fleet of buses ahead of next month's World Cup, when an estimated 1.2 million soccer fans will descend on the small Gulf nation, an official said Tuesday. Thani Al Zarraa, who is overseeing transport preparations, said some 4,000...

US Soccer Federation hires ad tech company cofounder as CEO

Sep. 26, 2022 19:53 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — JT Batson, cofounder of the advertising technology company Hudson MX, was hired Monday as CEO and secretary general of the U.S. Soccer Federation. The 40-year-old replaces Will Wilson, the uncle of former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck. Wilson announced...

US coach Berhalter: 'We got our butts kicked' by Japan

Sep. 26, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

Christian Pulisic and Ricardo Pepi will join the U.S. starting lineup for the Americans' last World Cup warmup against Saudi Arabia on Tuesday night after coach Gregg Berhalter admitted “we got our butts kicked” by Japan last week. The 14th-ranked U.S. failed to get a single shot...

Croatia, Dutch advance in Nations League; France loses

Sep. 25, 2022 19:12 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Croatia and the Netherlands finished warming up for the World Cup in style on Sunday by winning their last Nations League games to qualify for the Final Four tournament next year. Croatia topped Group A1 by winning 3-1 in Austria to relegate the hosts to the second...

Defender Reggie Cannon joins lengthy US soccer injury list

Sep. 25, 2022 10:58 AM EDT

Right back Reggie Cannon will miss the United States' last World Cup warmup against Saudi Arabia on Tuesday because of a strained left groin strain, the latest in the Americans' long injured list. The U.S. Soccer Federation said Sunday that Cannon is expected to be sidelined for...

Lackluster US loses to Japan 2-0 in World Cup warmup

Sep. 23, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

With the World Cup approaching and final roster decisions looming, U.S. soccer players gave a dismal performance in a 2-0 exhibition loss to Japan on Friday in Düsseldorf, Germany. Daichi Kamada scored following Weston McKennie’s giveaway in the 24th minute and Kaoru Mitoma added...

Spanish women's soccer in turmoil after player revolt

Sep. 23, 2022 08:43 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish soccer is in turmoil after 15 players on the women’s national team pulled out of the squad saying their coach has “significantly” affected their “emotional state” and their health. Late Thursday, the federation announced that the 15 players...

New twist in Pogba extortion probe, with brother's videos

Sep. 23, 2022 06:04 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A police investigation into allegations that France soccer star Paul Pogba was targeted by extortionists took a bizarre new twist Friday with the release by one of the suspects, his elder brother Mathias, of a long string of videos taking aim at the 2018 World Cup winner, his...

US missing many starters ahead of World Cup warmup vs Japan

Sep. 22, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

Gregg Berhalter's U.S. roster as the World Cup approaches is as notable for its absences as for those set to play in Friday's warmup against Japan at Düsseldorf, Germany. Tim Weah, Yunus Musah, Chris Richards, Antonee Robinson and Zack Steffen are out with injuries for the Japan...

German soccer club Hoffenheim skipping World Cup coverage

Sep. 22, 2022 08:25 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German soccer club Hoffenheim is skipping this year's World Cup in Qatar. The club said Thursday it will not give any coverage to the tournament because of the difficulty in providing what it says is the “urgently required analytical commentary contextualizing the...