International soccer

FIFA President Gianni Infantino, left, on stage speaks during the 29th AFC Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, April 6, 2019. The Asian Football Confederation holds its presidential election on Saturday. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
April 06, 2019 - 2:18 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — On a big day for Qatar at the Asian soccer elections, the 2022 World Cup host regained a seat on FIFA's ruling committee and saw defeats for candidates from its regional rivals which are boycotting Doha and want the tournament shared with other Middle East countries...
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Virginia's Mamadi Diakite (25) shoots during a practice session for the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Friday, April 5, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
April 05, 2019 - 2:17 pm
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — There were a few things Virginia forward Mamadi Diakite had to do to have a shot in the world of basketball. He had to listen to his dad. He had to stop kicking a ball around in his hometown of Conakry in the West African country of Guinea. And after giving up soccer for a...
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Wolverhampton's Raul Jimenez runs with the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester United at the Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England, Tuesday, April 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
April 04, 2019 - 6:51 am
One song might be heard more than any other as Wolverhampton Wanderers fans make their way to Wembley Stadium this weekend for the team's first FA Cup semifinal match in 21 years. "Si senor," the chant goes, "pass the ball to Raul and he will score!" For Mexico striker Raul Jimenez, his first...
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Cagliari fans shout to Juventus's Moise Kean, center with back to camera, after he scored his side's second goal during a Serie A soccer match between Cagliari and Juventus at the Sardegna Arena Stadium in Cagliari, Italy, Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Cagliari fans shouted racist chants at Kean after the 19-year-old scored in the 85th minute, the chants were so bad that Cagliari captain Luca Ceppitelli rushed in to protect the youngster and ask the fans to stop. (Fabio Murru/ANSA via AP)
April 03, 2019 - 3:51 pm
MILAN (AP) — A black player for Italy's most popular soccer club won support from other European players Wednesday, a day after he was subjected to a torrent of racist abuse from an opposing team's fans. Juventus forward Moise Kean scored his team's second goal against Cagliari late in the 2-0...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, U.S. goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher stops a shot against Japan during the first half of a Tournament of Nations soccer match, in Carson, Calif. Naeher recalls that as a freshman in college a teammate told her she couldn't afford to be intimidated. The U.S. national team goalkeeper carries that advice as she prepares for the World Cup. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
April 02, 2019 - 4:28 pm
When Alyssa Naeher was a college freshman, a senior Penn State teammate told her she couldn't afford to be intimidated. The U.S. national team goalkeeper still carries the advice that Ali Krieger gave her as she readies for the upcoming World Cup. She's not only undaunted by the opponents she faces...
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FILE -- In this Sept. 9, 2018 photo the President of German soccer federation DFB, Reinhard Grindel attends the friendly soccer match between Germany and Peru in Sinsheim, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file)
April 02, 2019 - 6:56 am
BERLIN (AP) — German soccer federation president Reinhard Grindel resigned Tuesday, bowing to increasing pressure following allegations of undeclared earnings, the receipt of a luxury watch and general discontent with his leadership. Grindel, who promised greater transparency after taking over in...
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England's Callum Hudson-Odoi dribbles with the ball in his first match for the team during the Euro 2020 group A qualifying soccer match between Montenegro and England at the City Stadium in Podgorica, Montenegro, Monday, March 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
April 01, 2019 - 5:17 am
Callum Hudson-Odoi, one of English soccer's top young talents, is stalling on signing a new contract at Chelsea and it's easy to see why. He's hardly feeling the love of his manager right now. Heading into the resumption of the Premier League last weekend, the 18-year-old Hudson-Odoi was coming off...
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