International soccer

FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi talks to the crowd ahead of the Joan Gamper trophy friendly soccer match between FC Barcelona and Boca Juniors at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
August 16, 2018 - 5:53 pm
A regular-season Spanish league game is coming to the United States, possibly as early as this season, with Real Madrid or Barcelona potentially involved but unlikely to be playing each other. The league said Thursday it is planning to play a match across the Atlantic as part of a new 15-year...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug.12, 2018 filer, Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo, right, controls the ball during a friendly match between the Juventus A and B teams, in Villar Perosa, northern Italy. The eyes of the footballing world will be on Verona where Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to make his Serie A debut when Chievo Verona hosts Juventus. Ronaldo has moved from Real Madrid to Juventus in a Serie A record 112 million-euro ($131.5 million) deal and is expected to make the Bianconeri even more dominant in Serie A. Carlo Ancelotti is back in Italian football after a nine-year absence and the new Napoli coach is keen to ensure that doesn’t happen. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File )
August 16, 2018 - 3:31 pm
The Italian and Spanish leagues get underway this weekend, a week after the English and French leagues started. In Germany, there are cup matches. What to watch in the leading soccer competitions in Europe this weekend: ITALY Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to make his Juventus debut in the...
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Atletico's Antoine Griezmann lifts up the trophy to celebrate with teammates after the UEFA Super Cup final soccer match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid at the Lillekula Stadium in Tallinn, Estonia, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
August 15, 2018 - 7:01 pm
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Atletico Madrid finally got the better of Real Madrid on the European stage, scoring twice in extra time to win 4-2 in the UEFA Super Cup final on Wednesday in its rival's first game without Cristiano Ronaldo. Atletico got off to a flying start with Diego Costa scoring the...
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August 15, 2018 - 6:58 am
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Danijel Subasic says he is retiring from international soccer, becoming the third Croatian player that reached the World Cup final to leave the national team. The 33-year-old Subasic joins defender Vedran Corluka and striker Mario Mandzukic in calling it quits. Subasic says "...
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FILE - In this Saturday, June 23, 2018, file photo, FIFA President Gianni Infantino attends the group G match between Belgium and Tunisia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia. In two years as FIFA president, Infantino has been accused of violating governance rules and forcing out officials who threatened his position. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)
August 14, 2018 - 8:37 pm
Justifying an overhaul of its ethics code, FIFA asserted Tuesday that people who "tarnish the reputations of others" must be banned from soccer. The Associated Press revealed Monday that a new offense of defamation had been added to the document governing the conduct of participants in soccer, with...
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August 14, 2018 - 12:05 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar says a Nepali worker has died while helping to build a stadium for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in the Arab nation. Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy said in a statement Tuesday the 23-year-old worker died at its Al Wakrah Stadium project site. It...
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August 14, 2018 - 9:46 am
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Mario Mandzukic says he is retiring from international soccer after 11 years with Croatia's national team, with his decision coming a month after he scored a goal in the World Cup final. The 32-year-old Mandzukic made the announcement Tuesday on Instagram. In an emotional...
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August 12, 2018 - 2:15 pm
Brazil soccer great Ronaldo said on Sunday that he has been hospitalized in Ibiza since Friday because of flu. The 41-year-old Ronaldo, a three-time FIFA World Player of the Year, said on social media that "everything is under control now" and that he expects to return home on Monday. Ronaldo won...
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Tottenham's Dele Alli, left, scores his side's second goal of the game against Newcastle during their English Premier League soccer match at St James' Park in Newcastle, England, Saturday Aug. 11, 2018. (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP)
August 11, 2018 - 3:10 pm
Chelsea and Tottenham dispelled doubts about their readiness to make winning starts to the Premier League on Saturday. A week after being swatted aside by Manchester City in the Community Shield, Chelsea beat Huddersfield 3-0 in Maurizio Sarri's first league match in charge. France World Cup winner...
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Chelsea's new goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga is unveiled during the press conference at Stamford Bridge, London, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018. Chelsea has signed Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga for a record fee after selling Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid. Chelsea announced the signing on Wednesday after paying Kepa's 80-million-euro ($92.6 million) buyout clause — the biggest fee ever for a goalkeeper. (John Stillwell/PA via AP)
August 09, 2018 - 4:56 pm
LONDON (AP) — Fulham signaled its determination to stay in the Premier League by becoming the first promoted team to spend over 100 million pounds ($128 million) in the summer transfer window. In an abbreviated trading period when English top-flight clubs collectively spent more than 1.2 billion...
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