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Clubs accuse FIFA of legal breach, railroading WCup overhaul

LONDON (AP) — European clubs joined forces on Friday to rebuke FIFA for trying to railroad through plans for biennial World Cups, warning of a destructive impact on world football. F...

Women's Euro soccer prize money doubles but only 4% of men's

LONDON (AP) — Prize money will double for the Women's European Championship but will be less than 4% of the riches paid out for the most-recent men's tournament. European governing b...

UEFA says FIFA snubs request for talks on World Cup concerns

LONDON (AP) — Intensifying its opposition to FIFA's push for biennial World Cups, UEFA complained Wednesday that Gianni Infantino's world body has yet to respond to its request for talks to discuss t...

No fans for 1 game, Hungary avoids World Cup ban for racism

LONDON (AP) — Hungary was ordered by FIFA on Tuesday to play one game without a crowd for the racist abuse of England players, although European football's leading anti-discrimination group said it co...

Man U wins after penalty call backfires; Chelsea beats Spurs

LONDON (AP) — Seeing West Ham win a penalty deep into stoppage time, and presented with an unexpected chance to equalize against Manchester United, David Moyes made a bold call. Havi...

Jimmy Greaves, one of England's greatest scorers, dies at 81

LONDON (AP) — For all the goals scored — including a record 266 for Tottenham — it was the game Jimmy Greaves missed out on that was an enduring disappointment for one of England's greatest strikers. ...

Lukaku seals Chelsea win over Zenit to start CL defense

LONDON (AP) — Four games. Four goals. Just what was expected of Romelu Lukaku. Just what Chelsea missed so often last season. And just what he couldn’t produce in his first spell at ...

South Africa interested in hosting FIFA's Club World Cup

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa is interested in hosting FIFA's Club World Cup in December after Japan withdrew because of COVID-19, South African Football Association president Danny Jord...

Viva Ronaldo: Cristiano's 2 goals on glorious United return

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The leap, swivel and landing with outstretched arms were roared on by the Old Trafford crowd. If anyone missed it the first time on Saturday — and it’s har...

Ronaldo overcomes nerves for Man United homecoming double

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Manchester United fans wanted to soak up every moment, savor every possible glimpse of Cristiano Ronaldo and try to roll back the years, to the time when the trophies we...

AP Interview: French minister seeks Olympic renewal in 2024

TOKYO (AP) — Dropping into mostly-empty venues, where only athletes provide the sporting soul and spirit, French sports minister Jean-Michel Blanquer observed the type of Olympics the world will be ye...

EXPLAINER: The Olympic soccer team that doesn't quite exist

TOKYO (AP) — It was Caroline Weir’s hesitancy about a seemingly innocuous question that piqued curiosity about the British soccer team at the Olympics: Would she sing Britain’s national anthem “God Sa...

From Copa America to Olympics, Richarlison nets 3 for Brazil

YOKOMAHA, Japan (AP) — The jig of joy seven minutes into his Olympic debut showed just why Richarlison was so determined to be allowed by Everton to come to Japan. Even if it meant d...

Soccer players kneel to start new era of Olympic activism

TOKYO (AP) — The referee’s whistle blew, the British players glanced at one another and they dropped to their knees. Their Chilean counterparts responded in kind, all taking a knee at the Sapporo Dome...

Britain women's soccer team will take a knee at Olympics

The British women’s soccer team will take a knee before kickoff at the Tokyo Olympics. The players have been performing the anti-racism stance with their separate teams over the last...