Tag: International soccer

Insigne shows what Italy missed in Napoli win

ROME — It's what virtually all of Italy was hoping to see in the World Cup playoff against Sweden: Lorenzo Insigne streaking past the...
‘We are the city’: Roma beats Lazio 2-1 in heated derby

ROME — It was just what Italian football fans needed in the first Serie A game since the Azzurri failed to qualify for the...
FIFA leaves playoff controversy referee off World Cup list

ZURICH — The referee who awarded the penalty that eliminated Northern Ireland from the World Cup playoffs has been dropped from FIFA's pool of...
Buffon to sit out Juventus match after Italy WCup failure

TURIN, Italy — Gianluigi Buffon is still recovering from Italy's failure to qualify for the World Cup and won't play for Juventus at Sampdoria...
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SUNDERLAND, England — The Football Association of Wales says Chris Coleman has quit as national team coach after six years to return to club...
Column: MLS could be big loser if Columbus moves to Austin

Congratulations, Major League Soccer. You're on the verge of becoming a...
FIFA critic Lineker picked to host World Cup draw in Moscow

ZURICH — Former England forward Gary Lineker, a long-standing critic of FIFA, will present the World Cup draw alongside Russian sports journalist Maria Komandnaya...
MLS attendance up, TV ratings lag as US mulls future

NEW YORK — Major League Soccer's attendance is up and fan interest is booming, even if television broadcasts are far less popular and some...
Defense lawyer calls witness at FIFA bribery trial ‘liar’

NEW YORK — A lawyer for one of three South American soccer officials charged in the FIFA bribery scandal labeled a key witness at...
Tentacles of FIFA graft trial reach Argentine presidency

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The FIFA corruption trial in New York illustrates the political power of soccer in Latin America, with tentacles reaching beyond...

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