Soccer’s rule-makers have begun looking into whether changes to the laws are needed to allow for better treatment of players who suffer concussion during a game.
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The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced on Tuesday it was expanding to add a new franchise in Louisville, Kentucky, amid increasing support for the women’s game in the United States.
Seattle Sounders forward Jordan Morris was named the 2019 MLS Comeback Player of the Year on Tuesday.
Major League Soccer is heading for Sacramento after California’s capital city was revealed as its latest expansion club on Monday.
Wayne Rooney’s Major League Soccer adventure came to a sour end along with DC United’s season on Saturday as Toronto FC scored a wild 5-1 extra-time playoff win to send the former-England captain on to his next career stop.
South Korea’s national soccer federation has asked the sport’s continental body to consider action against North Korea for staging their 2022 World Cup qualifier behind closed doors, according to a local media report on Friday.
Leicester City skipper Wes Morgan has said racist abuse in football has got worse since he started his career and the rise of social media makes it easier to target players.
Minnesota United’s Ike Opara was named the 2019 MLS Defender of the Year, the league announced Thursday.
Bulgarian prosecutors on Thursday charged an 18-year-old man in connection with the racist abuse hurled at England’s black players during their Euro 2020 qualifier in Sofia.
South Korea were happy to have made it back from Pyongyang in one piece after Tuesday’s brutal 2022 World Cup qualifier, with a Korean FA official describing the physical encounter as being “like war”.
South Korean football fans will be left in the dark as their national team play in North Korea for the first time in 30 years on Tuesday, with Pyongyang refusing to broadcast the World Cup qualifier live amid a return of chilled relations with Seoul.
Bulgaria coach Krasimir Balakov has apologized to the England team after fans taunted their black players with Nazi salutes and monkey chants during a Euro 2020 qualifier in Sofia on Monday.
Alphonso Davies scored in the 63rd minute, and Lucas Cavallini added the clincher in the first minute of second-half stoppage time to give Canada a 2-0 win over the United States men’s national soccer team in a CONCACAF Nations League match on Tuesday in Toronto.
U.S. women’s national team standout Megan Rapinoe said she’s “optimistic” that she and her fellow players can reach an agreement in their gender discrimination suit against U.S. Soccer, but that they’re also ready for a fight.
Turkey’s national side are being investigated by European soccer body UEFA after players celebrated their goal in a 1-1 draw against world champions France with a military salute to soldiers fighting in northeast Syria.
Bulgarian soccer chief Borislav Mihaylov resigned on Tuesday after fans taunted England’s black players with Nazi salutes and monkey chants during a Euro 2020 qualifier in Sofia, prompting match officials to halt the game twice.
Soccer body FIFA on Tuesday said it may extend punishments globally after racist incidents, including monkey chants directed at black players, marred a match between Bulgaria and England.
Colorado Rapids forward Andre Shinyashiki is the 2019 MLS Rookie of the Year.
Anti-racism organization Kick It Out has criticized European football’s governing body UEFA for failing to abandon Monday’s Euro 2020 qualifier in Bulgaria after England’s black players were subjected to monkey chants.
Bulgaria’s prime minister called on Tuesday for the president of the country’s football union to resign following racist abuse and monkey chants from Bulgarian fans towards black England players during their Euro 2020 qualifier.
Borislav Mihaylov stepped down as president of the Bulgarian Football Union after the prime minister urged him to quit his post following racist abuse and monkey chants from Bulgaria fans towards black England players during their Euro 2020 qualifier.
The Euro 2020 qualifier between Bulgaria and England was twice halted by the match referee in the first half on Monday under a three-step UEFA protocol to tackle racist abuse from the crowd.
Cristiano Ronaldo has lost count of the number of records he has broken, the Portugal forward said after scoring the 700th goal of his career during a 2-1 defeat to Ukraine on Monday.
Global footballers’ union FIFPro on Sunday called for the suspension of the women’s Copa Libertadores tournament in Ecuador as several players feared for their safety amid political unrest in the capital of Quito.
Striker Weston McKennie scored the quickest hat-trick in U.S. soccer history on Friday as the home side hammered Cuba 7-0 in a Nations League match in Washington DC.
The former general secretary of the Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) has been banned for five years and fined after FIFA’s ethics committee found him guilty of violations relating to the abuse of female players.
Iran handed Cambodia a record-breaking 14-0 thrashing on an historic day in Tehran as goals flowed in World Cup qualifiers across Asia with Japan, South Korea and Australia securing comfortable wins on Thursday.
Iran made it a night to remember for female fans allowed into the Azadi Stadium for a World Cup qualifying match for the first time since the Islamic Revolution as they inflicted a record-breaking 14-0 thrashing on Cambodia on Thursday.
Iranian women entered the country’s national stadium in Tehran on Thursday after being able to purchase tickets for a national team game for the first time in 40 years.
Iranian women will be allowed to watch the national soccer team play on Thursday for the first time in over 40 years, but campaigners are not convinced the match against Cambodia heralds a wider opening up of sports by the government.
American forward Jozy Altidore will miss the first two matches of the CONCACAF Nations League after suffering an injury during the Major League Soccer regular season finale, the U.S. men’s national team said on Tuesday.
England’s players are ready to walk off the pitch if they are subjected to racist abuse in Euro 2020 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Bulgaria, striker Tammy Abraham said on Tuesday.
U.S. women’s national soccer team players pushed back in a court filing on Monday against claims by the U.S. Soccer Federation that some members earn more than their male counterparts, as they argued for class action status in the latest chapter of their closely-watched legal fight.
Soccer’s world governing body FIFA and the World Health Organization (WHO) agreed on Friday to work together to ensure tobacco-free environments at stadiums and to promote healthy lifestyles through football.
Sudan has launched a women’s football league, a move that reflects the new transitional government’s aspirations for the country and allows female players to push for wider acceptance.
On a late September evening in Qatar a persistent 35 degree Celsius heat hung outside the 2022 World Cup host’s newly-built Al Janoub stadium, but down on the pitch the temperature was a cool 21 degrees.
American Christian Coleman scorched to the 100 meters world championship gold medal on Saturday but the crowning of the world’s fastest man could generate no more buzz than the air conditioning in a half-empty Khalifa Stadium.
World Cup 2022 host Qatar has made improvements in labor rights for its two million foreign workers, but reforms have not lived up to promises made, Amnesty International told Reuters in an interview.
Canada rugby captain Tyler Ardron is under no illusions of the monumentality of the task facing his side in their next two World Cup fixtures but said it would put his players in the “shop window” and ultimately help improve the team in the long run.
World soccer body FIFA on Wednesday said it and football stakeholders had agreed to recommended a cap on agents’ commissions and a limit on loans as it looks to reform the current transfer system.
Organizers of the Cricket World Cup, the women’s football World Cup and the Copa America may disagree but the world athletics championships, which start in Doha on Friday, are the biggest sporting event of the year according to Sebastian Coe, head of the sport’s global body.
European football’s governing body UEFA said it will plant 600,000 trees across 12 countries as part of its commitment to offset carbon emissions from travel to next year’s expanded European Championships but conceded it may have to do more.
Argentine Lionel Messi beat Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk and five-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo to win the best FIFA player of the year award for a record sixth time on Monday.
U.S. women’s national team star Megan Rapinoe was named FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year on Monday during an awards ceremony in Milan, Italy.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino has urged Italian soccer authorities to hand out stadium bans for supporters guilty of racism after another incident in a Serie A match between Atalanta and Fiorentina on Sunday.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino says he will push again for the creation of a Women’s World League despite having his initial plan blocked inside the organization.
United States women’s World Cup winning coach Jill Ellis says she is not ruling out a switch to the men’s game after she stands down from her role next month.
FIFA’s Technical Study Group (TSG) hailed this year’s women’s World Cup in France as the best-ever in the competition’s history, with the tournament showcasing the tactical, technical and physical improvements in the women’s game.
FIFA has been “assured” by Iranian authorities that women will be able to attend the October World Cup qualifier in Tehran, Gianni Infantino, president of the body said on Sunday.
The Portland Timbers will try to right themselves Sunday afternoon when they host Minnesota United in a match with Major League Soccer postseason implications.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino has told Iran it is time to allow women into football stadiums and the global soccer body expects “positive developments”, starting with their next home match in October.
On match days Iran’s young female soccer fans cram Tehran’s shopping centers and cafes, their faces painted with the Iranian flag and beaming with excitement, as they follow their national team on giant television screens alongside male fans.