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Women's soccer: Wait and see approach to FIFA strategy

Oct. 11, 2018 1:03 PM EDT

FIFA's new global strategy to grow the women's game is prompting both praise and skepticism. Soccer's governing body has been addressing the women's side of the sport in the past several years, partly in response to calls for more equity. The result is a five-pronged proposal announced this week that focuses on...

FIFA undertakes global initiative to grow the women's game

Oct. 10, 2018 8:23 PM EDT

FIFA is rolling out a global strategy to grow the women's game in advance of next year's World Cup in France. Soccer's governing body has been ramping up its attention to the women's side of the sport for the past several years, partly in response to calls for more equity. The result is a five-pronged proposal...

Former FIFA official Prince Ali takes soccer charity global

Oct. 9, 2018 11:43 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Former FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali is taking his charity project worldwide to build on its work of bringing soccer to Syrian refugees in Jordan. The prince detailed plans Tuesday for the Association Football Development Program Global to fund projects, donate equipment and provide...

Thailand's celebrity cave boys head out on overseas tour

Oct. 3, 2018 9:49 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The 12 village boys who were trapped with their soccer coach in a flooded cave in northern Thailand for almost three weeks are ready to spread their wings, heading out to meet fellow youth players in Argentina and do a brief tour of the United States. The members of the Wild Boars soccer...

UEFA approves video review for Champions League next season

Sep. 27, 2018 8:39 AM EDT

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Video review will start being used to help referees next season in the Champions League, after the technology makes its UEFA debut at the Super Cup. The UEFA executive committee also decided Thursday to approve the video assistant referee system for the 2020 European Championship...

Spanish federation withholds approval of match in US

Sep. 21, 2018 1:44 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Spanish league's plan to play a regular-season match in the United States was put in serious doubt Friday after the national soccer federation refused to give its approval, according to a person with knowledge of the decision. The person told The Associated Press that the...

Trump meets with FIFA president to talk World Cup

Aug. 28, 2018 3:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of FIFA, soccer's international organization, is presenting President Donald Trump with a gift he might actually want to use. FIFA president Gianni Infantino gave Trump several tokens during a meeting in the Oval Office Tuesday, including red and yellow penalty cards that he...