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City of Light could use some sparkle for Women's World Cup

Jun. 21, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Where is that World Cup buzz, FIFA? On days the United States plays, thousands of fans clad in red, white and blue have filled the boulevards, bistros and brasseries of Reims, Paris and Le Havre. The stadiums also have been packed for Les Bleues, who hope to follow Les Bleus' triumph at last...

Chelsea mired in uncertainty as challenges grow

Jun. 17, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

If there's any English club that thrives in chaos and adversity, it's Chelsea. And there's plenty of that at Stamford Bridge this offseason. Days after selling Eden Hazard — the club's best player and one of the greatest to pull on the blue shirt — Chelsea allowed manager Maurizio Sarri to leave...

Maurizio Sarri leaves Chelsea to take charge of Juventus

Jun. 16, 2019 9:37 AM EDT

Maurizio Sarri left Chelsea on Sunday after one season to return to Italy to manage Juventus. The former Napoli coach has joined Serie A champion Juventus on a three-year contract to replace Massimiliano Allegri. The 60-year-old Sarri won the Europa League with Chelsea, beating Arsenal in his final game in charge...

Neville's compassion for players shows new England culture

Jun. 15, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

LE HAVRE, France (AP) — In the celebratory moments after England advanced to the next round of the Women's World Cup, coach Phil Neville gently kissed the head of forward Fran Kirby in recognition of her personal journey. England's 1-0 victory over Argentina came on the 11th anniversary of Kirby's mother...

Injured American midfielder Holmes replaced by Mihailovic

Jun. 15, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

Midfielder Duane Holmes has been dropped from the U.S. CONCACAF Gold Cup roster because of a reoccurrence of a left quadriceps strain, and he has been replaced by midfielder Djordje Mihailovic. The U.S. Soccer Federation announced the change Saturday, four days after the Americans replaced injured midfielder and...

A year after World Cup, Russia toasts big soccer crowds

Jun. 14, 2019 2:27 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A year after hosting the World Cup, Russia is boasting the biggest club soccer crowds since Soviet days and participation at the amateur level is on the rise. Still, there are signs of trouble for the sport. Fans are concerned about efforts to bring tight World Cup security measures to...

FIFA rejects Yedlin youth club for training compensation

Jun. 13, 2019 7:47 PM EDT

FIFA has rejected a claim from DeAndre Yedlin's Seattle-area youth club seeking a portion of his transfer fee from Major League Soccer to Tottenham but left open the possibility other American players could be subject to development payments. Crossfire sought 30 percent of 5 percent of the transfer fee when...

Tyler Adams will miss Gold Cup with injured groin

Jun. 11, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. midfielder and defender Tyler Adams will miss the CONCACAF Gold Cup because of an injured groin, the third regular starter who will not be available to the struggling American team. The U.S. Soccer Federation said Tuesday that Adams has acute chronic groin issues requiring six to eight...

Teenager João Félix drawing comparisons to Ronaldo

Jun. 11, 2019 4:01 AM EDT

PORTO, Portugal (AP) — When João Félix first found himself in the same locker room as Cristiano Ronaldo, he said it felt like being in a video game. "It was weird. I had never seen him live, so close to me like that," the Portuguese teenage sensation said. "I told my friends later that it looked...

Parris overcomes nerves to lead England to win against Scots

Jun. 9, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

NICE, France (AP) — Sitting in her hotel on the French Riviera on the eve of her World Cup debut, England forward Nikita Parris suddenly felt an unexpected twinge of nerves. "I'm not going to lie to you," Parris said. "I said to Abbie (McManus), my roommate, 'I've got butterflies.' I hadn't experienced it...