APNewsBreak: FIFA study backs 48-team World Cup in 2022

LONDON (AP)— A FIFA feasibility study concluded the 2022 World Cup can expand to 48 teams…

FIFA Proposes Annual Club World Cup

As you read this, there is a challenge at the FIFA headquarters: a proposal to have…

GENEVA | France’s Deschamps, Zidane head FIFA coaching award nominees

GENEVA — Didier Deschamps and Zinedine Zidane head the 11 candidates in a likely French domination…

MOSCOW | Russian women push back at shaming over World Cup dating

MOSCOW  —Hundreds of thousands of foreign men have flooded into Russia for the month long World…

MOSCOW | The Latest: Expert panel praises Belgium’s tactical approach

MOSCOW — The Latest on Thursday at the World Cup (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Belgium…

MOSCOW | The Latest: Mixing sport and politics, May meets Plenkovic

MOSCOW — The Latest on Wednesday at the World Cup (all times local): 3:15 p.m. The…

MAE SAI, Thailand | The Latest: Medic, divers who stayed with boys leave cave

MAE SAI, Thailand — The Latest on the rescue of a youth soccer team from a…

MOSCOW | World Cup’s 4th substitutes more than just penalty takers

MOSCOW  — When FIFA allowed teams to make a fourth substitution in extra time at the…

MOSCOW | Neymar urged to stop acting, win titles to get FIFA award

MOSCOW — After a decade of duopoly, the FIFA-run vote to crown soccer’s best player finally…

MOSCOW | The Latest: Caribbean delegate banned for ticket re-selling

MOSCOW  — The Latest on Tuesday at the World Cup (all times local): 4:35 p.m. Sweden…

MOSCOW | The Latest: Brazil-Mexico is 0-0 at halftime in Round of 16

MOSCOW — The Latest on the World Cup (all times local): 5: 45 p.m. Mexico and…

MOSCOW | The Latest: French squad trying to cope in Matuidi’s absence

MOSCOW — The Latest on the World Cup (all times local): 3:20 p.m. While Uruguay sweats…

MOSCOW | The Latest: Kremlin compares victory revels to war’s end

MOSCOW — The Latest on the World Cup (all times local): 2:20 p.m. The Kremlin is…

Russia adds to list of famous World Cup upsets

With a spirited home crowd cheering on, Russia made a memorable contribution to the World Cup’s…

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia | Japan’s plan at the World Cup is to play like … Japan

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia  — The plan is to play like Japan. The hope is to beat Belgium.…

MOSCOW| The Latest: Russian own goal gives Spain 1-0 lead in 12th

MOSCOW — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 5:12 p.m. An…

MOSCOW | The Latest: Royal support: King of Spain at game vs Russia

MOSCOW  — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 4:30 p.m. King…

MOSCOW  | The Latest: FIFA blames VIPs for empty seats at World Cup

MOSCOW  — The Latest on Friday at the World Cup (all times local): 2:30 p.m. FIFA…

KALININGRAD, Russia | Field to fingertips: Tech divide narrows for World Cup teams

KALININGRAD, Russia (AP) — As gigabytes of data flow from field to fingertips, click by click,…

MOSCOW | Draws that help both teams may become more common

MOSCOW (AP) — Fans hated the battle of backpasses that the Denmark-France World Cup match devolved…

MOSCOW  | The Latest: FIFA ‘extremely satisfied’ with referee standard

MOSCOW  — The Latest on Wednesday at the World Cup (all times local): 12:10 p.m. FIFA…

MOSCOW | Banned ex-FIFA president Blatter in Russia for World Cup

MOSCOW (AP) — Banned by FIFA, Sepp Blatter was back at the World Cup on Tuesday…

MOSCOW | Anti-racism group blames local officials for eviction

MOSCOW (AP) — A prominent group that campaigns against racism and anti-gay abuse in sports has…

ATLANTA | Atlanta’s hot soccer scene featured in winning World Cup bid

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta’s burgeoning soccer scene was featured in North America’s successful bid for 2026…

FIFA: N America World Cup bid outscores ‘high risk’ Morocco

FIFA judged Morocco’s 2026 World Cup proposals to be “high risk” in three areas and offered…

BERLIN  | Germany urges FIFA to ensure doping expert gets Russia visa

BERLIN  — German officials called on the global soccer federation FIFA to intervene Saturday after a…

Morocco bid: $16bn for 2026 World Cup venues, infrastructure

/March 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Morocco would need to spend almost $16 billion to prepare to host…

FIFA finally approves video review to use at World Cup

BOGOTA, Colombia/March 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — FIFA has finally and fully approved video review to help…

FIFA finally approves video review to use at World Cup

BOGOTA, Colombia/March 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — FIFA has finally and fully approved video review to help…

Greece suspends soccer league following pitch invasion

ATHENS, Greece/March 12, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Greece indefinitely suspended its soccer league on Monday, a day…