International soccer

People watch the inauguration ceremony, Thursday, May 16, 2019, of the Al Wakrah stadium, which is the first stadium has been built from the scratch for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Doha, Qatar. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
May 22, 2019 - 3:15 pm
A person with knowledge of the situation says the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will have 32 teams, with FIFA scrapping a proposal to expand the tournament to 48 nations. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the decision publicly...
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San Jose Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski, center back, is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal against the Chicago Fire during the first half of an MLS soccer match in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, May 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
May 18, 2019 - 10:31 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Chris Wondolowski scored four times to pass Landon Donovan for most career MLS goals, and the San Jose Earthquakes beat the Chicago Fire 4-1 on Saturday. Wondolowski tied Donovan's record at 145 with his first goal in the 21st minute. Shea Salinas sent in a curling pass that...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2015, file photo, United States goalkeeper Hope Solo hoists the trophy as she and her teammates celebrate defeating Japan to win the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Solo was in goal four years ago in Canada when the United States won soccer’s most prestigious tournament. She has no regrets about her acrimonious breakup with the team, which will seek to defend its title at the Women’s World Cup in France. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 17, 2019 - 3:25 pm
Hope Solo has moved on. She was in goal four years ago when the United States won the Women's World Cup in Canada. She will be a spectator when the team seeks to defend its title starting June 7 in France. Solo was dismissed following the 2016 Olympics in Brazil after calling the Swedish team "...
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May 16, 2019 - 11:46 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Carli Lloyd left no doubt. She hates her role as a super sub for the U.S. women's national team. "If I liked coming off the bench there would be something wrong," Lloyd said. "That's not my mindset." Lloyd may not like it, but she does it quite well. The 37-year-old Lloyd scored...
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Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola holds the trophy as he celebrates with supporters at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Sunday May 12, 2019 the day they won the English Premier League title. Manchester City retained the Premier League trophy after coming from behind to beat Brighton 4-1 and see off Liverpool's relentless challenge on the final day of the season on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
May 16, 2019 - 4:29 am
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA says its club finance investigators have sent their Manchester City file to independent judges for a verdict. The English champion faces a one-year ban from the Champions League, potentially next season. The club finance panel opened its formal case against City in...
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The Women's soccer World Cup trophy is on display during its presentation in a Paris school, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. When FIFA released its global strategy for women’s soccer last year, it was met by some skepticism. But soccer’s governing body is making some strides in implementing the long-range plan, against a backdrop of this summer’s World Cup in France. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
May 15, 2019 - 2:54 pm
When FIFA released its global strategy for women's soccer last year, it was met with some skepticism. But the sport's governing body is making some strides in implementing the long-range plan — against a backdrop of this summer's World Cup in France. Sarai Bareman, FIFA's chief women's football...
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The United States team celebrates after a goal by midfielder Samantha Mewis (3) in the first half of an international friendly soccer match against South Africa in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, May 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Nic Coury)
May 12, 2019 - 7:57 pm
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Samantha Mewis is finding her stride again just in time for her first World Cup. Mewis scored goals in both halves and the U.S. women's national team began its World Cup send-off series with a 3-0 victory over South Africa on Sunday. "Sammy's confidence just grows and...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2016, file photo, United States' Allie Long (23) plays the ball during the second half of an international friendly soccer match against Colombia in Chester, Pa. Long is among 23 players named to the team that was getting in its last three exhibition games this month before heading to Europe for the Women’s World Cup, which opens June 7. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)
May 11, 2019 - 2:10 pm
Allie Long figured she'd earned her trip to the World Cup when she heard Jill Ellis' voice on the line and the U.S. national team coach sounded upbeat. Long was considered on the bubble for the team that will seek to defend its title this summer in France, because of limited call-ups to exhibition...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 file photo, UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin listens to reporter's questions during a press conference at the end of the 43rd UEFA congress in Rome. Ceferin told leaders from European leagues not to forget the importance of big clubs in generating cash during a private meeting in which plans were detailed for a closed-off Champions League favoring the elite. A recording and images obtained by The Associated Press from the meeting at the UEFA headquarters on Wednesday, May 8 highlights the schism between clubs and leagues over the ability to influence UEFA as it considers revamping its club competitions starting with the 2024-25 season. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, file)
May 11, 2019 - 1:04 pm
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin countered "negative energy" from critics of any Champions League overhaul that could lock in places by defending the need to be "constantly thinking about improving" European competitions. Leagues across the continent — particularly Spain's La Liga — fear their...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 file photo, Elon Musk, co-founder and chief executive officer of Tesla Inc., speaks during an unveiling event for the Boring Co. Musk will have to go to trial to defend himself for mocking a British diver as a pedophile in a verbal sparring match that unfolded last summer after the underwater rescue of youth soccer players trapped in a Thailand cave. A federal court judge in Los Angeles set an Oct. 22, 2019, trial date in a Friday, May 10, court filing that rejected Musk's attempt to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by British diver Vernon Unsworth. (Robyn Beck/Pool Photo via AP, File)
May 10, 2019 - 8:58 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk will have to go to trial to defend himself for mocking a British diver as a pedophile in a verbal sparring match that unfolded last summer after the underwater rescue of youth soccer players trapped in a Thailand cave. A federal court judge in Los Angeles set...
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