1. How fans in Buenos Aires prepared for the World Cup final
    View video

    How fans in Buenos Aires prepared for the World Cup final

  2. The most unbelievable goals in the history of soccer
    View video

    The most unbelievable goals in the history of soccer

  3. Wondolowski moving on from World Cup miss
    View video

    Wondolowski moving on from World Cup miss

  4. A match that proved too big for the Spanish referee
    View video

    A match that proved too big for the Spanish referee

  5. Fans react to Germany's win in World Cup final
    View video

    Fans react to Germany's win in World Cup final

  6. 2014 World Cup showed why this is truly the beautiful game
    View video

    2014 World Cup showed why this is truly the beautiful game

  • Neymar heading back to Barcelona after World Cup qualifiers

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Barcelona says that Neymar won't rejoin the team until after he plays in Brazil's upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

    The Associated Press
  • FIFA prosecutors want 3 banned in South African fixing case

    FIFA ethics prosecutors want a six-year ban for a former South Africa Football Association president in a long-running case of fixed friendlies played ahead of the 2010 World Cup by the host nation. FIFA's ethics committee said Wednesday that investigators also asked for life bans to be imposed on…

    The Associated Press
  • FIFA ethics panel seeks more South Africa match-fixing bans

    By Brian Homewood BERNE (Reuters) - A FIFA investigator has proposed at least a six-year ban and 10,000 Swiss francs ($10,393) fine for ex-South Africa football chief Kirsten Nematandani over alleged ethics violations connected to fixing international friendlies in 2010. "The investigations into…

    Reuters
  • Former FIFA president Havelange dies, aged 100

    Joao Havelange, head of soccer's ruling body FIFA from 1974 to 1998 and a former member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), died in a Rio de Janeiro hospital on Tuesday at the age of 100. "During his 24 years as president ... football became truly global, reaching new territories and…

    Reuters
  • Havelange reshaped FIFA but career ended in disgrace

    One of Joao Havelange's favorite utterances was that when he arrived at FIFA house to take over as president in 1974, he found $20 in the till and headquarters that were falling apart. When he left 24 years later, he said there was $4 billion in the coffers, $100 million worth of property and…

    Reuters
  • China among 7 candidates for Asian seats on new FIFA Council

    China aims to build its growing influence at FIFA by fielding a candidate in Asian elections for new seats on the world soccer body's ruling council that were created during anti-corruption reforms. The Chinese soccer federation's general secretary, Zhang Jian, is competing against candidates from…

    The Associated Press
  • Cherchesov to coach Russia for World Cup after Euro failure

    Stanislav Cherchesov is the new coach of Russia ahead of its home World Cup in 2018, after a disastrous performance in the European Championship ended predecessor Leonid Slutsky's tenure. The Russian Football Union announced the appointment Thursday. Board member Igor Lebedev told the state Tass…

    The Associated Press
  • England-Spain friendly at Wembley in November

    LONDON (AP) -- Sam Allardyce will get a tough early test in his tenure as England manager when the national team takes on Spain in a friendly on Nov. 15.

    The Associated Press
  • Llorente joins Swansea from Sevilla on 2-year deal

    LONDON (AP) -- Former Juventus striker Fernando Llorente joined Swansea on a two-year deal in a major coup for the Premier League team on Friday.

    The Associated Press
  • FIFA president Infantino cleared of wrongdoing in ethics probe

    By Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA President Gianni Infantino, elected in February to lead the global soccer body into calmer waters after a series of corruption scandals, was himself cleared of possible ethics violations on Friday. FIFA's independent ethics committee said it had concluded…

    Reuters
  • FIFA head Infantino pleased for getting cleared of unethical conduct

    ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA President Gianni Infantino said he was pleased that the global soccer body's Ethics Committee has determined he had not violated the FIFA code of ethics. "The president would like to thank all those who cooperated with the ethics committee to ensure that the facts were heard…

    Reuters
  • Euro 2016 violence to influence Qatar World Cup alcohol plan

    The hooliganism at the European Championship in France could affect the availability of alcohol at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. France's need to impose bans on alcohol sales near Euro 2016 venues because of unruly fans has aided Qatar as it seeks to balance respecting local customs with providing…

    The Associated Press
  • FIFA bribery trial could start in Sept. or Oct. 2017: U.S. judge

    By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - The federal judge overseeing the wide-ranging corruption case involving soccer's global governing body FIFA said on Wednesday that a trial for eight defendants could begin in September or October of 2017. U.S. District Judge Raymond Dearie in Brooklyn at a…

    Reuters
  • Rowing federation: six Russian rowers meet conditions for Rio games, 17 do not

    The World Rowing Federation said on Tuesday that six Russian rowers met conditions to take part in the Rio Olympics but that 17 entered rowers and two of the cox did not. The rowing organization had said on Monday three other Russian rowers that did not meet conditions to compete in Rio. It said…

    Reuters
  • FIFA bans council member Niersbach in World Cup bids probe

    FIFA council member Wolfgang Niersbach, a member of FIFA's ruling council, was banned from soccer for one year on Monday in the first sanction from the investigation into Germany's 2006 World Cup bid. FIFA's ethics committee found Niersbach guilty of failing to report findings about possible…

    The Associated Press
  • FIFA Council member Wolfgang Niersbach receives 1-year ban in 2006 World Cup investigation

    ZURICH (AP) -- FIFA Council member Wolfgang Niersbach receives 1-year ban in 2006 World Cup investigation.

    The Associated Press
  • Allardyce hired to manage England, wants to restore pride

    Sam Allardyce pledged to make England proud of its perennially-underperforming national team after being hired as its manager on Friday, following an embarrassing European Championship showing under Roy Hodgson. In a break from previous lengthy deals for managers, the English Football Association…

    The Associated Press
  • Borussia Dortmund signs Andre Schuerrle from Wolfsburg

    DORTMUND, Germany (AP) -- Borussia Dortmund says it has signed attacking midfielder Andre Schuerrle from Bundesliga rival Wolfsburg.

    The Associated Press