International soccer

Detained Bahraini soccer player Hakeem al-Araibi arrives at the criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. The soccer player who has refugee status in Australia has pleaded for Thailand to not send him home to Bahrain, which is seeking his extradition to serve a prison sentence for a crime he denies. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
February 04, 2019 - 4:24 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — The Australian government on Tuesday urged Thailand to exercise its legal discretion to free a refugee soccer player who lives and plays in Australia and told a Bangkok court that he refuses to be voluntarily extradited to Bahrain. Hakeem al-Araibi's rejection of extradition means a...
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United States defender Sebastian Lletget (17) scores a goal over Costa Rica defender Waylon Francis (12) during the second half of an international friendly soccer match on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, in San Jose, Calif. United States won 2-0. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
February 02, 2019 - 6:33 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Sebastian Lletget headed the ball down and the emotions overtook him as soon as the ball went into the net. In the same stadium where he scored his first international goal before a devastating foot injury he feared might have ended his career, Lletget delivered a much...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, file photo, United States defender Nick Lima (2) gets set to kick the ball as Panama midfielder Edson Samms (16) and defends during the second half of an international friendly soccer game in Phoenix. A new coach with a new system brings new opportunities for several players looking to make the most of that chance for the U.S. men's national soccer team. Lima seized that moment in his national team debut against Panama in the first game under new U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter and looks to build on that Saturday when the Americans complete their January camp with a game against Costa Rica at Avaya Stadium. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
February 01, 2019 - 1:37 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Nick Lima made the most of his opportunity when he was given the chance to make his U.S. national team debut in a new system under new coach Gregg Berhalter. He fared well in a role that asks him to play a combination of right back and as a defensive midfielder and looks to...
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Qatar's forward Almoez Ali celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the AFC Asian Cup semifinal soccer match between United Arab Emirates and Qatar at Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
February 01, 2019 - 6:21 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar has been cleared to play in Friday's Asian Cup final after a United Arab Emirates protest about possible ineligible players was rejected. Less than three hours before the final, the Asian Football Confederation published the decision of its disciplinary...
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February 01, 2019 - 12:44 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai prosecutors have submitted a request in court for Thailand to extradite to Bahrain a detained soccer player who has refugee status in Australia. The lawyer for Hakeem al-Araibi said she will file an appeal to the prosecutors' request made in court in Bangkok on Friday. Lawyer...
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Women buy pastries and sandwiches from a bicycle vendor in the Roma Sur neighborhood of Mexico City, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, near a newspaper kiosk where Alfonso Cuaron's film "Roma" is advertized. News of Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" being nominated for 10 Academy Awards had residents of the director's childhood Mexico City neighborhood joyfully mining their own memories and anticipating showing their children the film someday. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
January 31, 2019 - 7:01 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City officials are predicting Alfonso Cuaron's film "Roma" will sweep the Academy Awards and are already planning a mass celebration. Mexicans traditionally gather at the city's Independence Monument to celebrate victories in World Cup soccer matches. On Thursday,...
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United States forward Gyasi Zardes (9) celebrates a goal against Panama by United States defender Walker Zimmerman, back right, during the second half of a men's international friendly soccer match Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Phoenix. The United States defeated Panama 3-0. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
January 27, 2019 - 9:33 pm
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Gregg Berhalter became only the third U.S. coach in the modern era to start with a win, Djordje Mihailovic and Christian Ramirez scored in their national team debuts and the Americans beat Panama 3-0 Sunday night in an exhibition between nations that started inexperienced...
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January 25, 2019 - 7:47 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has a problem with World Cup guests who just won't leave. A senior policeman told Russian media on Friday that more than 5,000 foreigners who arrived on a visa-free system for fans last year have yet to leave the country, more than six months after France beat Croatia in the...
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January 23, 2019 - 9:12 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former U.S. national team and MLS star Landon Donovan is coming out of retirement again, this time to play for the San Diego Sockers of the Major Arena Soccer League. Donovan, 36, signed a contract Wednesday and will be introduced Thursday. He'll make his debut on Feb. 15 when the...
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France forward Marie-Antoinette Katoto, centre, vies for the ball with US forward Christen Press, left, and defender Becky Sauerbrunn during a women's international friendly soccer match between France and United States at the Oceane stadium in Le Havre, France, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. Katoto scored once in France's 3-1 victory. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
January 19, 2019 - 3:58 pm
LE HAVRE, France (AP) — Kadidiatou Diani scored twice and France ended the U.S. national team's 28-game unbeaten streak with a 3-1 victory Saturday. The top-ranked United States had not lost since falling 1-0 to Australia in 2017, The Americans were 25-0-3 over the span. Marie-Antoinette Katoto...
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