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Argentina tops FIFA men's rankings as government hits back at critics of team's racist France song

Jul. 18, 2024 06:28 AM EDT

Argentina was confirmed as the world’s No. 1 team in the FIFA men’s rankings on Thursday, as the national government doubled down on defending the players who celebrated winning the Copa America by singing a racist song targeting No. 2-ranked France. The fallout of the chant sung...

Lionel Messi asked to apologize for Argentina players' racist chant

Jul. 17, 2024 13:07 PM EDT

Lionel Messi faced calls on Wednesday to apologize for racist chants made by Argentina's players after they won the Copa America. An Argentinean government official said Messi, who is the team captain, and the president of the country’s soccer federation, Claudio Tapia, should...

French federation files complaint after 'racist and discriminatory remarks' by Argentina players

Jul. 16, 2024 16:37 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The French soccer federation pledged Tuesday to file a complaint with FIFA over “racist and discriminatory remarks” by Argentina players in post-match chants about France's team after their Copa America title win. Argentina beat Colombia 1-0 on Sunday at Miami...

Gareth Southgate says it's 'time for change' and announces he will step down as England manager

Jul. 16, 2024 15:18 PM EDT

After eight years, four major tournaments and two finals, Gareth Southgate announced he was stepping down as England manager on Tuesday, saying it was “time for change.” Sunday’s 2-1 loss to Spain in the European Championship final proved to be his last game in charge of the...

US women's coach Emma Hayes sidesteps equal pay question if high-priced star takes over American men

Jul. 08, 2024 15:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. women's coach Emma Hayes sidestepped a question on whether she should get a raise if a high-priced star such as Jürgen Klopp is hired to replace Gregg Berhalter with the American men. Berhalter has a contract through the 2026 World Cup. U.S. Soccer Federation...

Robinson, Zimmerman and Mihailovic on US men's Olympic soccer roster

Jul. 08, 2024 14:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tim Weah's red card against Uruguay and the United States' first-round exit from the Copa America should be a lesson for players as they head to the Olympics, according to likely captain Walker Zimmerman. “It's a great example of how one moment can kind of change...

Canadian women's Olympic soccer team loaded with veterans who won gold in Tokyo

Jul. 01, 2024 15:10 PM EDT

The Canadian women's soccer team's roster for the Paris Olympics includes 13 players from the team that won the gold medal at the Tokyo Games. Coach Bev Priestman selected three players who have struggled recently with injuries, Seattle Reign midfielder Quinn, Kansas City Current...

Alex Morgan left off the 18-player U.S. soccer roster headed to the Olympics

Jun. 26, 2024 12:43 PM EDT

Veteran forward Alex Morgan won't be going to the Paris Olympics after surprisingly being left off the roster by U.S. national team coach Emma Hayes. Morgan, a three-time Olympian and two-time Women's World Cup winner, was the most notable absence on the 18-player list announced...

Ukraine's Sudakov heads to Euro 2024 with dreams of soccer glory and a hometown behind enemy lines

Jun. 05, 2024 17:59 PM EDT

Ukrainian soccer star Heorhiy Sudakov is on course to achieve his dream of becoming one of the best players in Europe. His dream of returning home seems more distant. The 21-year-old Sudakov is one of the brightest talents on the Ukraine team heading to Germany for the European...

Teenager Lily Yohannes scores to help the US down South Korea 3-0 as the Olympics loom

Jun. 04, 2024 23:13 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Sixteen-year-old Lily Yohannes scored in her national team debut and the United States defeated South Korea 3-0 in an exhibition on Tuesday night. Crystal Dunn and Sophia Smith also scored for the U.S., playing its second game under coach Emma Hayes. ...