The U.S. team will face Spain in the Under-20 World Cup on Friday, with FIFA promising increased security following anti-government protests in Istanbul and other Turkish cities in recent weeks.
The historic wave of protests that has swept across Brazil in recent days has gained some important allies _ the players of the Brazilian national football team.
David Moyes was given a challenging start to life as Manchester United manager Wednesday, with his new team handed fixtures against Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City in the first five matches of its Premier League title defense.
The FA Cup final has been restored to its traditional place as the last match of the English football season.
As goaltender Tim Howard looks out from in front of the U.S. net, he likes what he sees: the scoring of striker Jozy Altidore, the ball control of the midfielders and the steadiness of the defense.
No amount of tight defense could keep Jozy Altidore from doing what he does best.
Nigeria rolled to a 6-1 victory at Confederations Cup on Monday over Tahaiti, which was making its debut at a major FIFA tournament.
Six youth players and the father of one of them were convicted of manslaughter Monday for kicking a volunteer linesman to death after a game, a brutal attack that shocked this soccer-loving nation.
FIFA will use goal-line technology in international games for the first time at the Confederations Cup, starting with Saturday's opening match between Brazil and Japan. The Associated Press looks at why the technology has been introduced and …
The Confederations Cup begins following protests that turned violent in three of Brazil's biggest cities, while builders were still slapping cement on stadiums.
FIFA has ruled male head covers are acceptable to wear during matches, a decision that goes against the ban on turbans imposed by the sport's provincial governing body in Quebec.
About 200 people burned tires and blocked the main road in front of the Brasilia stadium that will host the Confederations Cup opener Saturday.
Manchester City hired Manuel Pellegrini as manager Friday, entrusting a man nicknamed "The Engineer" with constructing a team to reclaim the Premier League title and become a force in the Champions League.
Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta is defending Lionel Messi against allegations of tax fraud, a case that experts say could carry a prison sentence for the Argentina star.
The United States' 2-0 victory over Panama on Tuesday night was ESPN's second most-watched and second highest-rated World Cup qualifying or international friendly game telecast.
Brazil is a year from the World Cup, admitting to mistakes in its preparations but vowing to be ready in time.
Qatar, the 2022 World Cup host, was eliminated in qualifying for next year's tournament on Tuesday night and Denmark put itself in nearly as dismal a position.
Togo players are refusing to play a World Cup qualifier in Libya after recent violence there led FIFA to move Friday's game from Benghazi to the capital, Tripoli.
Jozy Altidore continued his scoring run. Eddie Johnson earned a moment to remember getting a goal before his raucous home crowd that matched the hype that came with playing a World Cup qualifier in Seattle.
An Argentine soccer player was expelled from a minor league game and fired from his team for mistreating a dog that wandered onto the field.
Even if the Confederations Cup goes off without a hitch, the troubled preparations for the tournament have turned up the pressure on Brazil for the year ahead.
With the bravado toned down and the swagger subdued, Jose Mourinho presented himself as the "Happy One" on Monday and promised a more tranquil second spell as Chelsea manager.
Brad Evans saved the United States from another deflating World Cup qualifier on the road.
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Lionel Messi has been cleared by Barcelona's team doctors to play in Argentina's World Cup qualifiers against Colombia and Ecuador.
Brazil has dropped to a historic low of No. 22 in the FIFA rankings a year out from hosting the World Cup, and the United States rises one place to No. 28.
With Pele looking on, the revived New York Cosmos signed a jersey sponsorship contract with Emirates Airline as the team prepares to start play in the second-tier North American Soccer League this summer.
Japan became the first team to qualify for the 2014 World Cup, tying Australia 1-1 Tuesday night on Keisuke Honda's penalty kick in the first minute of second-half stoppage time.
American women's national soccer team forward Sydney Leroux said she was the object of a series of racist and sexist tweets in recent days and said her provocative celebration after her weekend goal against Canada was a response to the abuse.
Soccer star David Beckham may be setting his sights on a new sports venture: a professional soccer team in Miami.
Neymar completed his transfer to Barcelona on Monday in a deal that unites the Brazilian star with Lionel Messi in what should be a formidable attacking partnership.
The Quebec Soccer Federation says if Sikh kids want to play soccer while wearing a turban there's an easy solution: They can play in their own yard.
In a match with political overtones, Iran plays Qatar in a World Cup qualifier Tuesday that both nations need to win to maintain hope of reaching next year's tournament in Brazil.
The United States can head into a key stretch with some added confidence.
Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro reopened following lengthy renovations, with Paulinho scoring on an 82nd-minute volley to give Brazil a 2-2 tie against England in an exhibition Sunday.
Soccer teams face much tougher penalties for serious racist abuse, including being relegated or having points deducted.
MIAMI | When the inaugural International Champions Cup arrives this summer, seven of the eight club teams in the field will be working through their preseason schedules.
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