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Portugal probes local transmission of omicron at soccer team

Nov. 29, 2021 12:32 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese health authorities on Monday identified 13 cases of the omicron coronavirus variant among members of a professional soccer club and were investigating whether it was one of the first reported cases of local transmission of the virus outside of southern...

Victorious return: US women's soccer team beats Aussies 3-0

Nov. 27, 2021 03:07 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — After 21 years since last playing in Australia, the United States women's soccer team needed only 24 seconds to score against the Matildas on Saturday. Turns out that was all the new-look American side needed in a 3-0 win at Sydney's Olympic stadium...

Kyle Duncan leaves NY Red Bulls for Belgium's Oostende

Nov. 26, 2021 18:48 PM EST

Right back Kyle Duncan left Major League Soccer's New York Red Bulls on Friday to sign with Oostende of Belgium's first tier on a free transfer. The club said the 24-year-old will arrive on Dec. 1 and be eligible to play after the winter break. Duncan...

Italy and Portugal drawn in same qualifying playoffs bracket, meaning one will miss World Cup in Qatar

Nov. 26, 2021 11:26 AM EST
ZURICH, Switzerland (AP) — Italy and Portugal drawn in same qualifying playoffs bracket, meaning one will miss World Cup in Qatar.

Canada-US World Cup qualifier slated for Jan. 30 in Ontario

Nov. 25, 2021 16:42 PM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Tim Hortons Field, an outdoor venue with artificial turf nicknamed “The Donut Box" in Hamilton, Ontario, will be the site of Canada's home World Cup qualifier against the United States in January, the Canadian Soccer Association said Thursday. ...

Danish journalist union advises against travel to Qatar

Nov. 25, 2021 04:19 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark’s Union of Journalists is urging all Danish journalists not to travel to Qatar to cover next year's World Cup, saying the Arab country cannot be trusted. “I do not trust Qatar," said Allan Boye Thulstrup, the union’s deputy...

Frozen fields: Columbus, St Paul host next 2 US qualifiers

Nov. 24, 2021 11:28 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The United States figures to be playing its next three World Cup qualifiers in frigid weather. The Americans said Wednesday they will return to Field in Columbus, Ohio, for their World Cup qualifier against El Salvador on Jan. 27 and will host...

Qatar detains 2 Norway journalists amid World Cup coverage

Nov. 24, 2021 11:11 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Security forces in Qatar detained two journalists from Norwegian state television for over 30 hours and deleted footage they gathered at a migrant labor camp as they tried to report on worker issues ahead of the FIFA 2022 World Cup, authorities said...

Benzema gets 1-year suspended sentence in sex-tape case

Nov. 24, 2021 06:12 AM EST

VERSAILLES, France (AP) — France and Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema was given a one-year suspended jail sentence and a fine of 75,000 euros ($84,000) Wednesday in a sex-tape case that rocked French soccer and put the talented striker's international career on hold for more than five...

World Cup host Qatar used ex-CIA officer to spy on FIFA

Nov. 23, 2021 15:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tiny Arab nation of Qatar has for years employed a former CIA officer to help spy on soccer officials as part of a no-expense-spared effort to win and hold on to the 2022 World Cup tournament, an investigation by The Associated Press has found. ...