International soccer

Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo, right, celebrates after scoring during a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and SPAL, at the Turin Allianz Stadium, Italy, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. (Alessandro Di Marco/ANSA visa AP)
November 24, 2018 - 3:47 pm
ROME (AP) — Nothing seems to motivate Cristiano Ronaldo more than the suggestion that other players are better than him. That was evident when Ronaldo skipped the UEFA player of the year award ceremony in August when he learned that former Real Madrid teammate Luka Modric gained the honor. Now,...
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England's Harry Kane celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between England and Croatia at Wembley stadium in London, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
November 21, 2018 - 6:45 am
For Aleksander Ceferin, the UEFA Nations League was an overwhelming thumbs up. Across the continent, skepticism seems to have been replaced by positivity as European soccer's latest innovation replaced many unpopular friendly games in a busy calendar. "The Nations League is even more successful...
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Italy's Matteo Politano scores his side's first goal during the international friendly soccer match between Italy and the United States at Cristal Arena in Genk, Belgium, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
November 20, 2018 - 7:09 pm
In his final match as U.S. soccer coach, Dave Sarachan gave Christian Pulisic the captain's arm band for the first time and sent out the youngest lineup since the American team started keeping records. Matteo Politano scored his first international goal in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage...
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England's Harry Kane walks next to Croatia's Luka Modric, left, after scoring his side's second goal during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between England and Croatia at Wembley stadium in London, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
November 18, 2018 - 5:34 pm
GENEVA (AP) — England surged into the UEFA Nations League finals tournament on Sunday, and Belgium threw away its place in a stunning 5-2 loss at Switzerland. On a day of come-from-behind wins and twisting fortunes for the World Cup's beaten semifinalists, England edged Croatia 2-1 to avenge defeat...
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November 14, 2018 - 7:09 pm
MIAMI (AP) — FIFA President Gianni Infantino says he doesn't know why the lead investigator into corruption within the organization was suspended from that role. Infantino was a childhood friend of the prosecutor, Olivier Thormann. The FIFA president said he had no contact with Thormann that might...
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United States national soccer team player Christian Pulisic takes part in their national soccer squad training session at the training facilities of Brentford Football Club in west London, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. The United States play England in an international friendly soccer match at Wembley stadium in London on Thursday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
November 14, 2018 - 12:27 pm
LONDON (AP) — Back with the United States for only the second time in an injury-troubled year, Christian Pulisic has watched the Americans rebuild from afar after their failure to qualify for the World Cup. "I definitely need to be a more important piece of this team and continue to grow as a...
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November 09, 2018 - 4:38 am
LONDON (AP) — A spike in consumer spending driven by warm weather and England's surprise advance to the semifinals of the soccer World Cup helped the British economy post its best growth in nearly two years during the third quarter, official figures showed Friday. However, the 0.6 percent quarterly...
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October 12, 2018 - 10:31 am
ZURICH (AP) — FIFa ethics committee judges have banned the former president of Dominican Republic's soccer federation for 10 years in a bribery case. FIFA says Osiris Guzman was also found guilty of charges of accepting gifts and conflicts of interest. Guzman was fined 150,000 Swiss francs ($151,...
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Colombia midfielder Mateus Uribe (15) goes up for a header against United States' Antonee Robinson, left, during the first half of an international friendly soccer match Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
October 11, 2018 - 9:16 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Carlos Bacca, Radamel Falcao and Miguel Borja scored second-half goals to lead Colombia over the United States 4-2 on Thursday night in an exhibition that marked the return of American captain Michael Bradley to the national team following a one-year absence. James Rodriguez put...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 4, 2018, file photo, a rescuer makes his way down the entrance to a cave complex where 12 boys and their soccer coach went missing in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lali, File)
September 26, 2018 - 10:17 am
BANGKOK (AP) — There were a host of heroes in July's dramatic rescue of 13 members of a youth soccer team from a cave in northern Thailand ... and then there were the hapless would-be helpers from the Thai Well Water Association. It turns out that 17 people in all were rescued by the expert foreign...
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