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FIFA clears Cameroon to pick new recruits ahead of World Cup

May. 16, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

ZURICH (AP) — Cameroon’s recruitment drive ahead of the World Cup continued on Monday with FIFA approving the change in international eligibility of former France Under-21 winger Georges-Kévin Nkoudou. Nkoudou, who was with Marseille and Tottenham before joining current club...

FIFA takes on EA Sports video game in soccer's new rivalry

May. 12, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The name “FIFA” can bring to mind images of the World Cup and soccer’s greatest players, like Pele, Zinedine Zidane or Lionel Messi. The acronym for the sport’s governing body may also remind some of shameless bribery and corruption. For many, though, it’s...

Politically charged US-Iran in first Middle East World Cup

Apr. 02, 2022 03:19 AM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — A World Cup buildup laced in controversy and geopolitical undertones has conjured up the most politically charged of matchups on the field in Qatar. Just like at the FIFA showpiece in 1998, the United States will play Iran with diplomatic relations yet to be...

A look at the World Cup group stage pairings

Apr. 01, 2022 19:36 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Lionel Messi possibly facing Robert Lewandowski, Spain definitely playing Germany, and Luis Suárez handed a rematch against old foe Ghana. The draw on Friday for the World Cup group stage set up some intriguing prospects, with host Qatar playing Ecuador on the...

Disaster again as Italy fails to qualify for World Cup

Mar. 25, 2022 06:41 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — When Italy missed out on the last World Cup, it was a disaster for soccer in the country. Missing another? There are really no words to accurately describe it. “NOOOOOOOOO!” screamed the headline on Friday in the Tuttosport newspaper, with all nine...

Bürki to leave Dortmund at season's end, join MLS's St Louis

Mar. 17, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Former Swiss national team goalkeeper Roman Bürki agreed Wedesday to a three-year contract with the St. Louis team that starts play in Major League Soccer next year and will leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of the Bundesliga season. “His international...