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Croatia, Dutch advance in Nations League; France loses

Sep. 25, 2022 19:12 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Croatia and the Netherlands finished warming up for the World Cup in style on Sunday by winning their last Nations League games to qualify for the Final Four tournament next year. Croatia topped Group A1 by winning 3-1 in Austria to relegate the hosts to the second...

Defender Reggie Cannon joins lengthy US soccer injury list

Sep. 25, 2022 10:58 AM EDT

Right back Reggie Cannon will miss the United States' last World Cup warmup against Saudi Arabia on Tuesday because of a strained left groin strain, the latest in the Americans' long injured list. The U.S. Soccer Federation said Sunday that Cannon is expected to be sidelined for...

Chicharito responds to clown banner with 2 goals for Galaxy

Sep. 25, 2022 09:32 AM EDT

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Javier Hernández scored twice after San Jose fans unfurled a huge banner calling LA “clowns” and he mocked the fans for their display, leading the Galaxy over the Earthquakes 3-2 on Saturday night. Before the game, fans in the crowd of 44,200 at...

Green Bay police apologize to Dillon, discipline officer

Sep. 23, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Packers running back A.J. Dillon has received an apology from the Green Bay police chief for the way an officer treated him during an exhibition soccer match at Lambeau Field. Chris Davis issued the apology Friday and said the police department directed...

Struggling Juventus reports record financial loss

Sep. 23, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Juventus reported a record loss of 254.3 million euros ($246 million) for the 2021-22 financial year at a board of directors meeting on Friday — adding to its recent struggles on the field. It’s the fifth consecutive year Juventus has reported a loss, and...

New twist in Pogba extortion probe, with brother's videos

Sep. 23, 2022 06:04 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A police investigation into allegations that France soccer star Paul Pogba was targeted by extortionists took a bizarre new twist Friday with the release by one of the suspects, his elder brother Mathias, of a long string of videos taking aim at the 2018 World Cup winner, his...

US missing many starters ahead of World Cup warmup vs Japan

Sep. 22, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

Gregg Berhalter's U.S. roster as the World Cup approaches is as notable for its absences as for those set to play in Friday's warmup against Japan at Düsseldorf, Germany. Tim Weah, Yunus Musah, Chris Richards, Antonee Robinson and Zack Steffen are out with injuries for the Japan...

Man United to reduce spending in upcoming transfer windows

Sep. 22, 2022 11:09 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United is set to reduce its activity in the transfer market in upcoming windows, one of the club’s senior executives said on Thursday, following an overhaul of the squad after the arrival of new manager Erik ten Hag. United was one of the...

German soccer club Hoffenheim skipping World Cup coverage

Sep. 22, 2022 08:25 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German soccer club Hoffenheim is skipping this year's World Cup in Qatar. The club said Thursday it will not give any coverage to the tournament because of the difficulty in providing what it says is the “urgently required analytical commentary contextualizing the...

Ronaldo says he is not planning to retire after World Cup

Sep. 21, 2022 13:38 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — This year's World Cup apparently won't be the end for Cristiano Ronaldo. The 37-year-old Portugal star said he is not considering retiring from international soccer in December after the tournament in Qatar, and plans to play at the 2024 European...