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Indonesia's stance on Israel overshadows world soccer event

Mar. 28, 2023 01:29 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Uncertainty over the timing and location of the Under-20 World Cup continues two days after Indonesian authorities postponed the official draw for the May 20-June 11 tournament because of protests over Israel’s participation. The draw, scheduled to held...

Pepi lifts US over El Salvador 1-0, to Nations League semis

Mar. 27, 2023 22:38 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Dropped by coach Gregg Berhalter from the U.S. World Cup roster, Ricardo Pepi returned to the national team under interim boss Anthony Hudson and responded with three goals in two games. Pepi scored on his first touches of the match in the 62nd minute, lifting...

Wrexham to play Man United in friendly in San Diego

Mar. 27, 2023 19:59 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Soccer sensation Wrexham is coming to America. Not just on television screens, but on the pitch. The fifth-tier Welsh side, which has become a fan favorite since Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney bought it and launched a documentary series,...

Portland Thorns begin title defense with dominant win

Mar. 26, 2023 23:50 PM EDT

Reigning National Women’s Soccer League MVP Sophia Smith scored in the 22nd minute and the defending champion Portland Thorns opened the season with a 4-0 victory at home over the Orlando Pride on Sunday. It was the 100th victory for the Thorns, the first NWSL team to reach that...

Antonio Conte leaves Tottenham by mutual agreement

Mar. 26, 2023 19:13 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Antonio Conte has left his position as Tottenham manager by mutual agreement, the Premier League club said Sunday. The Italian's assistant, Cristian Stellini, has been appointed acting head coach for the rest of the season. The announcement comes just...

Kane and Ronaldo help England and Portugal stay perfect

Mar. 26, 2023 18:04 PM EDT

England and Portugal made it two wins out of two at the start of European Championship qualifying, helped by their star players continuing their record-breaking streaks. Harry Kane struck a record-extending 55th goal for his country to help England beat Ukraine 2-0, while Cristiano...

Tottenham says manager Antonio Conte has left the Premier League club 'by mutual agreement'

Mar. 26, 2023 17:36 PM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Tottenham says manager Antonio Conte has left the Premier League club 'by mutual agreement.'

Kane extends England goals record in 2-0 win against Ukraine

Mar. 26, 2023 16:12 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Presented with a golden boot before kickoff, Harry Kane's golden touch continued for England on Sunday as he struck a record-extending 55th goal for his country. The Tottenham striker had already surpassed Wayne Rooney as the Three Lions' outright leading scorer with...

Indonesia's issues with Israel delay FIFA U20 World Cup draw

Mar. 26, 2023 11:46 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA postponed the men’s Under-20 World Cup finals draw because of host nation Indonesia’s issues with Israel's qualification, the Indonesian soccer federation said Sunday. The decision was announced five days before FIFA was due to make the 24-nation draw Friday...

Toronto, San Jose finish in scoreless draw

Mar. 26, 2023 01:32 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif, (AP) — Toronto goalkeeper Sean Johnson and San Jose's JT Marcinkowski both finished with two saves as the two clubs played to a scoreless draw on Saturday night. The Earthquakes (2-2-1) improved to 2-0-4 in their last six home matches in the series. Toronto (1-1-3)...