FIFA World Cup
A brawl between fans delayed the start of the South American World Cup qualifying match between Argentina and Brazil on Tuesday night for 27 minutes.
Saudi Arabia is all but certain to host the men’s 2034 World Cup after the Australian soccer federation declined to enter the bidding contest.
The multi-nation hosting of the 2030 World Cup will celebrate the soccer tournament's 100th birthday by opening at 1930 site Uruguay.
Attorneys are going after Spanish Soccer Federation President Luis Rubiales after he kissed national team captain Jenni Hermoso on the mouth after La Roja’s win over England.
The prosecutors’ office in Madrid said that, according to a sexual consent law passed last year, he could face a fine or a prison sentence of one to four years if found guilty.
FIFA said Luis Rubiales is removed from soccer duties for 90 days “pending the disciplinary proceedings opened” against him Thursday.
All 22 of Jenni Hermoso’s fellow world champions, and 58 other Spanish players, announced they will no longer play for Spain if Luis Rubiales doesn’t resign.
"I know that you have been watching me tonight and that you are proud of me," Spain captain Olga Carmona wrote in a tribute to her dad.
Luis Rubiales has since apologized, after initially dismissing uproar over the incident.
Spain has won the Women’s World Cup for the first time with Olga Carmona’s first-half strike giving La Roja a 1-0 victory over England in the final at Stadium Australia.