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FIFA, Qatar team up with WHO for World Cup health promotion

Oct. 18, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA and Qatari organizers of next year's World Cup teamed up with the World Health Organization on Monday to use soccer’s marquee event for promoting public health. The move follows years of scrutiny on Qatar and criticism of conditions for hundreds of...

IOC voices Olympic concern at FIFA's biennial World Cup plan

Oct. 16, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The International Olympic Committee said on Saturday it has “concerns” about FIFA’s push for soccer World Cups every two years. Though IOC President Thomas Bach said last month “we will not interfere in this discussion,” his organization stepped...

US Soccer asks 9th Circuit to uphold ruling against players

Sep. 22, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Soccer Federation has urged the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold a lower court’s decision to throw out the wage discrimination portion of a lawsuit filed by members of the women’s national team, arguing the law doesn't require the federation to pay...

US Soccer says it has offered men, women identical contracts

Sep. 14, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Soccer Federation said it had offered identical contract proposals Tuesday to the players' associations for the men's and women's national teams, and the governing body said it would refuse to agree to a deal in which World Cup prize money is not equalized. ...

US Soccer president asks men, women to equalize FIFA money

Sep. 10, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the U.S. Soccer Federation asked the unions of the women’s and men’s national teams to agree to equalize FIFA's World Cup prize money on their own. USSF President Cindy Parlow Cone sent an open letter Friday making the request, which...

EXPLAINER: Argentina soccer chaos over Brazil quarantine row

Sep. 06, 2021 23:07 PM EDT

They were pitch intruders with a good reason, they claimed, to be confronting players only seven minutes into Brazil's World Cup qualifier with Argentina. As Argentina great Lionel Messi and Brazil star Neymar watched on, the qualifier was halted on Sunday and chaos...

World Cup winner Jill Ellis to advise on changes to soccer

Sep. 05, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

World Cup-winning coach Jill Ellis was hired by FIFA to be lead adviser on the future of women’s soccer as the governing body ramps up a campaign to turn the tournament into a biennial event. Ellis led the U.S. to titles in 2015 and 2019 before leaving. She is tasked to...

US men ask appeals court to reinstate women's wage suit

Jul. 30, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. men’s national team asked a federal appeals court to reinstate wage claims against the U.S. Soccer Federation filed by women’s national team players. “The men stand with the women in their fight to secure the equal pay they...