Monday, October 19, 2015
The verdict from FIFA on Germany's bid to host the 2006 World Cup was emphatic and gushing with praise. Germany, FIFA's bid inspectors concluded, "demonstrated a true spirit of fair play." By contrast, rival bidder England's "behavior was not always in compliance with the FIFA recommendations."
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Orlando City kept its playoff hopes alive with a 2-1 home win against New York City on Friday, with Cyle Larin scoring twice in an 8-minute span in the second half.
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Marseille was ordered Thursday to play its next league game in front of a reduced crowd following trouble at the Stade Velodrome last month.
Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes he's getting better with age, rather like fine wine, the 34-year-old said Thursday.
Robert Lewandowski's goal scoring form is so prolific this season, that his Bayern Munich teammate David Alaba feels the Polish striker may top Gerd Muller's 1972 Bundesliga record haul of 40 goals in a season.
Spanish striker Raul, the 38-year-old former Real Madrid star now playing for the New York Cosmos, announced Thursday he will retire when the minor league club's season ends next month.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has criticized the English Football Association after he was fined over comments made toward match officials.
Asian soccer leader Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa is looking to stand in the FIFA presidential election to succeed Sepp Blatter if he has enough support, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Thursday.
Friday, October 16, 2015
Toronto sealed its first playoff berth in Major League Soccer and kept alive its hopes of overtaking New York for top spot in the Eastern Conference by beating the Red Bulls 2-1 on Wednesday, with Italy international Sebastian Giovinco scoring his 22nd goal of the season.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
The Dutch charmed the world with their free-flowing Total Football during the 1970s. In 2015, they are just a Total Loss.