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Fans push soccer club to cancel Qatar game over human rights

Jun. 27, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

WATFORD, England (AP) — Fan groups said they persuaded English soccer club Watford on Monday to cancel a planned preseason game against Qatar over human rights issues. The supporter groups Proud Hornets, representing LGBT fans, and Women of Watford published a joint statement...

US to play Japan, Saudi Arabia in last World Cup warmups

Jun. 21, 2022 09:29 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The United States will play Japan and Saudia Arabia in its last two World Cup warmups. The 15th-ranked Americans will play No. 23 Japan in an exhibition on Sept. 23 at a European site that's yet to be announced, the U.S. Soccer Federation said Tuesday. Four days...

Steffen to miss US World Cup prep matches, Johnson added

May. 27, 2022 12:10 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Manchester City's Zack Steffen will miss the United States' four World Cup prep matches next month for what the team said was family reasons, and he was replaced on the roster Friday by D.C.'s Sean Johnson. The 27-year-old Steffen was considered the top American...

Tillman, Wright, Carter-Vickers get looks for US Cup roster

May. 20, 2022 19:11 PM EDT

Malik Tillman, Haji Wright, Cameron Carter-Vickers and Djordje Mihailovic are joining the U.S. national team for four World Cup prep matches next month, signalling open spots remain on what is expected to be a 26-man roster in November. “Around the edges, there is room," U.S. coach...

3m ticket requests for World Cup final; 1.4m for England-US

May. 05, 2022 06:41 AM EDT

FIFA has received 3 million ticket requests for the World Cup final in Qatar and high demand to attend some of its biggest group-stage games, even as issues linger about the tiny Persian Gulf nation's ability to accommodate fans. The data revealed to The Associated Press by FIFA...

Goal! Maradona's 'Hand of God' shirt sets auction record

May. 04, 2022 11:58 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The shirt worn by Diego Maradona when he scored the controversial “Hand of God” goal against England in the 1986 World Cup has sold for 7.1 million pounds ($9.3 million), the highest price ever paid at auction for a piece of sports memorabilia. Auctioneer...

Ukraine resumes World Cup qualification with June 1 playoff

Apr. 14, 2022 10:21 AM EDT

ZURICH (AP) — Ukraine's bid to qualify for the Word Cup will resume on June 1 against Scotland after its playoff semifinal in Glasgow was postponed in March due to the country being invaded by Russia. FIFA on Thursday also said the delayed playoff final in that bracket against...

Coach apologizes for saying women 'more emotional than men'

Apr. 13, 2022 14:43 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The coach of Northern Ireland’s women’s team apologized Wednesday for saying girls and women are susceptible to conceding multiple goals in a short space of time because they are “more emotional than men.” Kenny Shiels provoked criticism for the comments he...