Latest International soccer News

Record Women’s Super League crowd sees Arsenal win at Spurs

Nov. 17, 2019 5:35 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The drive to raise women’s football attendance in England is taking on a more persuasive tone, almost obliging supporters of the men’s game to see the quality on offer. The Women’s Super League campaign — “ a true fan supports their whole club ”...

Lionel Messi in Israel despite rockets and boycott threats

Nov. 17, 2019 3:57 PM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Soccer superstar Lionel Messi finally arrived in sports-crazed Israel on Sunday, after a Palestinian protest campaign derailed his previous visit and the latest round of cross-border fighting in Gaza threatened to scare him off once again. Messi and his Argentine teammates are in...

In second spell at Man United, Zelem leads transformed club

Nov. 16, 2019 6:56 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Katie Zelem had to leave Manchester United to chase her dream, just to get a chance of making a career out of playing the game she loves. Zelem’s journey — from the return to United to becoming captain and a face of Adidas marketing — captures the rapid advances in...

Garrett’s helmet swing is latest violent incident in sports

Nov. 16, 2019 4:05 AM EST

Violence is part of the game in many sports but Myles Garrett crossed a line that attracts the attention of authorities sometimes from within their sport and in other cases from criminal prosecutors. The Cleveland Browns’ star defensive end ripped the helmet off Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and hit...

Dest makes quick impact as US rebounds to beat Canada 4-1

Nov. 15, 2019 11:36 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sergiño Dest needed just a couple minutes to his show why his talent was coveted on both sides of the Atlantic. Dest set up a goal in the second minute of his American competitive debut, Gyasi Zardes scored twice and the United States overwhelmed Canada in the first half of a 4-1...

Dest starts against Canada, tied to US

Nov. 15, 2019 7:10 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sergiño Dest started at right back for the United States in Friday night's CONCACAF Nations League match against Canada, an appearance that tied him to the American program. The 18-year-old defender has become a regular for Ajax this season and played in a pair of exhibitions for...

Party time: Finland into its first major soccer tournament

Nov. 15, 2019 5:46 PM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Flag-waving Finland fans poured onto the field, embracing each other and mobbing the players as fireworks exploded outside the stadium. A party decades in the making finally erupted in Finland after its national soccer team qualified for a major tournament for the first time on Friday. The...

Spanish league loses court battle, won’t play match in US

Nov. 15, 2019 6:28 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish league lost another battle against the Spanish soccer federation on Friday and won’t be allowed to take a regular-season match to the United States, at least not for now. The game between Villarreal and Atlético Madrid next month was called off after the league lost a...

Kane nets hat trick and helps England seal Euro 2020 spot

Nov. 14, 2019 8:08 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Harry Kane scored a first-half hat trick as England secured qualification for the 2020 European Championship with a 7-0 victory over Montenegro on Thursday in the team’s 1,000th game. On a landmark night that saw England field its youngest starting lineup in 60 years, the 22-year-old...

Protesters in Iraq celebrate soccer win against Iran

Nov. 14, 2019 2:59 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Thousands of anti-government protesters in Iraq’s capital city celebrated with fireworks a 2-1 win over Iran in a much-anticipated World Cup qualifying match, hoping it would return momentum to their movement that has been hit by a deadly security crackdown. Crowds watched the game...