FIFA World Cup

Ashley Young, right, of Manchester United and Jordan Stevens of Leeds United compete for the ball during their friendly soccer match in Perth, Australia, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (Richard Wainwright/AAP Image via AP)
July 17, 2019 - 8:03 pm
ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — European glamor teams such as Manchester United and Real Madrid do not visit Mongolia on lucrative preseason tours, but this oft-forgotten Asian soccer outpost is about to get a taste of the big time on the qualifying road to the 2022 World Cup. Soccer is far from the...
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In this Tuesday, July 16, 2019, photo, North Koreans hold cards to make an image depicting a worker and a farmer during a mass game performance of "The Land of the People" at the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
July 17, 2019 - 10:44 am
North Korea and South Korea have been drawn together in an Asian qualifying group as the road to soccer's 2022 World Cup in Qatar became clearer Wednesday. The Korean neighbors will play each other north of the border on Oct. 15 and in the south on June 4 in the five-nation Group H that includes...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2011, file photo, suspended FIFA executive Jack Warner gestures during a news conference at the airport in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. The former Caribbean soccer official has been ordered to pay a $79 million penalty stemming from the FIFA bribery scandal. A federal judge in New York City imposed the judgment against Warner in a lawsuit brought by the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football. (AP Photo/Shirley Bahadur, File)
July 10, 2019 - 2:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former Caribbean soccer official fighting extradition in the FIFA bribery scandal has been ordered to pay $79 million in damages from a related U.S. lawsuit. U.S. District Judge William Kuntz ordered the default judgment against Jack Warner in the 2017 civil action accusing him of...
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United States midfielder Christian Pulisic celebrates after scoring a goal against Jamaica during the second half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal soccer match Wednesday, July 3, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. The United States won 3-1. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
July 06, 2019 - 7:52 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Remember the U.S. men's soccer team? It's also playing for a trophy on Sunday, taking on Mexico at Soldier Field in the final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the championship of North and Central America and the Caribbean. Gone from the national sports consciousness since its October 2017...
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Brazil's Gabriel Jesus celebrates scoring his side's first goal during a Copa America semifinal soccer match against Argentina at Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Brazil won the match 2-0 and advanced to the final. (AP Photo/Eugenio Savio)
July 06, 2019 - 12:19 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Can a team that was trashed by the favorites in a major soccer tournament win a final against the same opponent only two weeks later? The answer will be known on Sunday after Copa América host Brazil takes on underdogs Peru in an unexpected final at Rio de Janeiro's historic...
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June 29, 2019 - 1:39 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankans soccer officials have welcomed a FIFA decision to advance its team to the next round of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers after removing Macau for its refusal to travel to Sri Lanka because of security concerns over the recent terror attacks. Anura de Silva,...
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Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) from left, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Thailand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Laos Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith pose for a group photo during the opening ceremony of the ASEAN leaders summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, June 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
June 23, 2019 - 6:11 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders on Sunday pressed their call for self-restraint in the disputed South China Sea and renewed their alarm over the U.S.-China trade war, with one leader warning it may spiral out of control. The long-raging territorial conflicts and the protracted dispute...
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U.S. forward Gyasi Zardes (9) celebrates after scoring a goal against Trinidad and Tobago during the second half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer match Saturday, June 22, 2019, in Cleveland. The United States won 6-0. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
June 22, 2019 - 11:38 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The only embarrassment and shame was felt on the other side. Two years later, the U.S. soccer team turned the tables on Trinidad and Tobago. Gyasi Zardes scored two goals in a three-minute span, Christian Pulisic added one during a five-goal barrage in the second half and the...
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Former Brazilian soccer player Cafu, center, poses for a photo with Hassan Al Thawadi, left, Chairman of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, and Nasser Al-Khater, right, deputy-secretary general of the Qatar 2022 organizing committee, during a event where Cafu was presented as an Ambassador for the World Cup 2022, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, June 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
June 21, 2019 - 4:29 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Qatar organizers of the 2022 World Cup say they have not been contacted by French authorities working on the investigation that led to the recent questioning of Michel Platini. World Cup organizing committee chairman Hassan Al-Thawadi said on Friday there was no reason for concern...
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In this June 19, 2019, photo, photo, Tokyo residents Yuuma Sakai, foreground, takes photos of his wife, Hiroyo, with the Olympic rings set up near New National Stadium in Tokyo. Millions were going to be disappointed starting Thursday when applicants in a ticket lottery, for Japan residents, only, began learning if they landed tickets. The same will be true for residents outside Japan who could experience a similar dejection: too much demand and too few tickets. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
June 20, 2019 - 1:42 am
TOKYO (AP) — Want tickets for next year's Tokyo Olympics? Prepare to be let down. Millions were disappointed starting Thursday when applicants in a ticket lottery — for Japan residents, only — began learning if they landed tickets. The answer is going to be overwhelmingly — no. The same will be...
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