Latest International soccer News

Judo champion who defied Iran's rules now in hiding

Sep. 16, 2019 5:21 AM EDT

DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Saeid Mollaei has been in hiding since he left the Iranian judo team last month, saying he had been ordered to withdraw from the world championships on political grounds. Now he's training for next year's Olympics without a guarantee he can compete. Mollaei was the defending...

DC United bests Timbers 1-0 for second straight road win

Sep. 15, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A second straight road win got D.C. United a step closer to securing a playoff spot. An own goal put United up in the 25th minute and the team held on for a 1-0 victory over the Portland Timbers on Sunday. It was United's second straight win after a three-game losing streak. United...

Fan banned from all NWSL games after investigation

Sep. 14, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

A person who directed racist taunts at Portland Thorns' goalkeeper Adrianna Franch has been banned from attending National Women's Soccer League games. A fan at the Sept. 6 game between the Thorns and Utah Royals in Salt Lake City first called attention to the unidentified person on Twitter. The tweet was later...

FIFA bans Russian fans organizer for social media posts

Sep. 13, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

ZURICH (AP) — Russian fans organizer Alexander Shprygin has been banned from soccer for two years by FIFA for posting far-right content online. FIFA said Friday its ethics committee judges found Shprygin, a former member of the Russian Football Union executive committee, guilty of discrimination. He was...

Argentina moves to World Cup final, tops France 80-66

Sep. 13, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Luis Scola was asked what Sunday will mean to him, and he didn't hesitate with the answer. "Everything," he said. The veteran Argentinian forward didn't need to give more of an explanation. The World Cup is one win away, and Scola made sure his team would have a chance to hoist the trophy....

Player's agent arrested in money laundering soccer probe

Sep. 11, 2019 9:44 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Police have arrested two people, including a player's agent, as part of an international money laundering and corruption investigation in soccer. Brussels prosecutors said that several raids took place in Monaco, Belgium and London on Tuesday and Wednesday. Belgian police cooperated with...

Peru shocks Neymar, Brazil 1-0 on Abram's 85th-minute header

Sep. 11, 2019 1:13 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luis Abram scored his first international goal on a header in the 85th minute, and Peru ended Brazil's 17-game unbeaten streak since last year's World Cup with a 1-0 victory Tuesday night. Peru shockingly pulled out only its second win over Brazil in 21 matches after Abram slipped into...

Morris' late goal gives US 1-1 exhibition draw vs Uruguay

Sep. 11, 2019 12:50 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — With both teams missing many of their regular starters, the United States displayed some style and flair against fifth-ranked Uruguay. Jordan Morris scored his first international goal in more than two years in the 79th minute, giving the U.S. a 1-1 tie in an exhibition game on Tuesday...

Hong Kong soccer fans loudly boo Chinese national anthem

Sep. 10, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of Hong Kong soccer fans booed loudly and turned their backs when the Chinese national anthem was played before a World Cup qualifier match against Iran on Tuesday, taking the city's months of protests into the sports realm. The crowd broke out into "Glory to Hong Kong," a song...

Sargent, Ream get hometown starts for US vs Uruguay

Sep. 10, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Josh Sargent and Tim Ream got starts in their hometown of St. Louis as U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter made seven lineup changes for Tuesday night's exhibition against Uruguay. Sargent, a 19-year-old forward from O'Fallon, Missouri, was in the stands for the previous U.S. match at Busch...