AP - ap.online.sports.soccer.news http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.sports.soccer.news News Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:50:05 -0400 England coach Allardyce forced out in disgrace after 1 game Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:42:49 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/09/27/SOC--England-Allardyce/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--England-Allardyce c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:7c2 MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Even by English soccer's standards, the latest embarrassment is a new low. Sam Allardyce was forced out in disgrace after one game in charge of the national team. Barcelona tries to keep winning form without Messi Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:16:59 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/09/27/SOC--Champions.League.Preview/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Champions.League.Preview c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:7da MADRID (AP) — Neymar and Luis Suarez will lead the attack again when Barcelona visits Borussia Moenchengladbach in its first Champions League game since losing Lionel Messi to an injury. Qatar to set up desert tent camp to house World Cup fans Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:45:21 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/09/27/SOC--Qatar-World.Cup/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Qatar-World.Cup c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:865 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The committee organizing the 2022 World Cup in Qatar plans to try out a "fan village" that could house up to 2,000 soccer spectators in Arabian desert tents. Makeshift bomb explodes on Cypriot referee's car Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:11:46 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/09/27/SOC-Cyprus-Referee-Car-Bombed/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-Cyprus-Referee-Car-Bombed c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:7db NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Cyprus Football Association has condemned a bomb attack against the car of a top referee, calling it a blight on the island's footballing family and society in general. FIFA ending racism task force denounced as shameful betrayal Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:50:14 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/09/26/SOC--FIFA-Racism/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--FIFA-Racism c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:276 MANCHESTER, England (AP) — FIFA's abolition of its anti-racism task force was denounced as a shameful betrayal on Monday as the governing body went on the defensive to reaffirm its commitment to fighting discrimination. South Korea recalls Son for Qatar, Iran World Cup qualifiers Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:47:15 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/09/26/SOC--South.Korea-Son/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--South.Korea-Son c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:80 SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea coach Uli Stielike has recalled Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-min ahead of next month's 2018 World Cup qualification games against Qatar and Iran. Moscow prepares for 1st English visit since Euro 2016 clash Sun, 25 Sep 2016 18:23:30 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/09/25/SOC--CSKA-Tottenham/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--CSKA-Tottenham c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-2df MOSCOW (AP) — Russian police are getting ready for Tottenham's game against CSKA Moscow on Tuesday in the Champions League. It's the first visit by an English club to Russia since clashes between the two countries' fans marred the European Championship, though a repeat of that mass violence appears unlikely. APNewsBreak: FIFA disbands racism task force, says job done Sun, 25 Sep 2016 17:16:12 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/09/25/SOC--FIFA-Racism/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--FIFA-Racism c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-140 MANCHESTER, England (AP) — FIFA has disbanded its anti-racism task force, declaring the work complete despite ongoing concerns about discriminatory behavior at matches in 2018 World Cup host Russia. Qatar names Fossati to coach national soccer team Sun, 25 Sep 2016 04:47:58 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/09/25/SOC--Qatar-Coach/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Qatar-Coach c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-3d3 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar has named former manager Jorge Fossati to coach its national soccer team after back-to-back losses in 2018 World Cup qualifiers. FIFA eases strict rules that guide appointing top officials Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:30:41 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/09/23/SOC--FIFA-Relaxing.The.Rules/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--FIFA-Relaxing.The.Rules c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-d95 GENEVA (AP) — The strict rules FIFA passed in February to oversee its top officials seem to have been relaxed and do not need to be applied to the letter, months after the scandal-scarred soccer body hailed them as crucial to rebuilding trust following the corruption-tainted years of Sepp Blatter's presidency. FIFA moves toward goal of video review at 2018 World Cup Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:29:01 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/09/22/SOC--FIFA-Video.Review/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--FIFA-Video.Review c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-14e6 GENEVA (AP) — The goal of helping referees with video review to make decisions at the 2018 World Cup has been facing key tests at FIFA headquarters. Mourinho's dilemma: What to do with Wayne Rooney Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:11:21 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/09/22/SOC--Man.United-The.Rooney.Riddle/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Man.United-The.Rooney.Riddle c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-15b1 MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Jose Mourinho is facing the biggest question of his short reign as Manchester United manager: What to do with Wayne Rooney? Everton dreaming again after fast start under Koeman Thu, 22 Sep 2016 07:17:57 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/09/22/SOC--English.Preview/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--English.Preview c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-15e7 MANCHESTER, England (AP) — With his "headteacher" aura and astute offseason recruitment, Ronald Koeman is making an immediate impact at Everton and getting the best out of the club's strongest squad in a generation. Bundesliga sacks coach, produces surprises at season start Thu, 22 Sep 2016 06:24:45 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/09/22/SOC--German.Surprises/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--German.Surprises c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-161c FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Only four matches into the season, the Bundesliga is proving eventful with one coach sacked, a couple more under pressure and some positive surprises so far. Spotlight on concussion after head injury in Premier League Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:03:25 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/09/20/SOC--Premier.League-Head.Injuries/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Premier.League-Head.Injuries c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-2170 LONDON (AP) — Lying flat on the Vicarage Road pitch, it seemed Anthony Martial's game could be prematurely over. Armed men hold up bus carrying Venezuelan soccer team Tue, 20 Sep 2016 09:24:51 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/09/20/SOC-Venezuela-Team-Robbed-/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-Venezuela-Team-Robbed- c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-2224 CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Six armed men have held up a bus carrying a Venezuelan first-division soccer team. A day before 18th birthday, Pulisic scores for Dortmund Sat, 17 Sep 2016 15:05:09 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/09/17/SOC--Dortmund-Pulisic/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Dortmund-Pulisic c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-33fb A day before he turns 18, American midfielder Christian Pulisic scored his first Bundesliga goal this season and set up two more Saturday in Borussia Dortmund's 6-0 rout of visiting Darmstadt. AP Interview: Infantino fighting resistance to overhaul FIFA Sat, 17 Sep 2016 08:14:14 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/09/17/SOC--FIFA-Infantino_s.Presidency/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--FIFA-Infantino_s.Presidency c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-35b0 ZURICH (AP) — Sepp Blatter has been expelled from FIFA but not eradicated from its headquarters. Rapinoe kneels during anthem before US match vs. Thailand Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:14:29 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/09/16/SOC-Rapinoe-Kneels/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-Rapinoe-Kneels c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-3e93 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Megan Rapinoe knelt during the national anthem before a U.S. women's national team match against Thailand on Thursday night. Chinese investors complete takeover of West Brom Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:16:04 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/09/15/SOC--West.Brom-Ownership/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--West.Brom-Ownership c9d8ec1afb93944a:53be5706:157063007e1:-4190 WEST BROMWICH, England (AP) — The takeover of English Premier League club West Bromwich Albion by Chinese investors has been finalized.