Kylian Mbappe to leave PSG at the end of the season
France captain Kylian Mbappe has told officials at Paris Saint-Germain that he intends to leave when his contract expires at the end of the season, a source close to the Ligue 1 champions said.
Fans take to streets to celebrate Ivory Coast’s AFCON victory
Tens of thousands of jubilant fans crammed the streets of Abidjan for the Ivory Coast's victory parade after the hosts' remarkable Africa Cup of Nations triumph the night before.
2026 World Cup Final to be held at MetLife Stadium
The 2026 World Cup final will be held at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, world football’s governing body FIFA has announced. The world’s most popular sporting event will be held in 16 cities across the United States, Canada and Mexico...
2026 World Cup final to take place at MetLife Stadium
MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, will be home to the 2026 FIFA World Cup final. The site has a capacity of 82,500. The tournament will be hosted by the U.S., Mexico, and Canada.
Palestine enter Asian Cup knockouts with win over Hong Kong
Palestine started their last group match of the AFC Asian Cup 2023 with their hopes of qualifying for the next round hanging by a thread.
Palestine boost Asian Cup knockout hopes after draw with UAE
Palestine’s team secured their first points of the Asian Cup after a thrilling 1-1 draw with the United Arab Emirates.
Senegal seeks second consecutive win in Africa Cup of Nations
Senegal's lions of Terango, the national football team, is gearing up for its first match against Gambia in the Africa Cup of Nations. Senegal is looking to become the fourth country in history to win the tournament twice in a row.
‘We want to give our people hope’: Palestine battle odds at Asian Cup
With war raging in Gaza the national team aims to deliver a message of peace by making history in Qatar. The Palestinian football team will play its first match at the Asian Cup facing three-time champion Iran.
Asian Cup kicks off in Qatar
The hosts and defending champions Qatar have won the opening game of the Asian Cup. They beat Lebanon 3-nil.
Asian Cup kicks off in Qatar on Friday
There's just two days to go before the delayed Asian Cup begins in Qatar. Organizers say nearly 900,000 tickets have been sold so far. All but one of the stadiums used at the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be on show, with Lusail hosting the o...
FIFA rules out sanctions against Brazil
World soccer's governing body has ruled out sanctions against Brazil following the return of the country's FA (CBF) president Ednaldo Rodrigues, who was removed by a court in Rio last month, FIFA's director of legal affairs Emilio Garcia...
Soccer legend Franz Beckenbauer dies at age 78
Franz Beckenbauer, one of Germany's greatest soccer players who captained the team to World Cup victory in 1974 then won the tournament again as manager in 1990, has died at the age of 78.
Soccer verdict prompts new European league proposal
The European Court of Justice ruled on Thursday that European soccer's governing body UEFA and its global counterpart FIFA breached EU law when they prevented 12 clubs from forming a European Super League (ESL).
Turkish club soccer president arrested for referee punch
The president of top tier Turkish soccer club Ankaragucu, Faruk Koca, was arrested on Tuesday for punching a referee in the face at the end of a match, with the official telling police that Koca had threatened to kill him. The Turkish Fo...
Palestine team lose 1-0 to Australia in World Cup qualifier
Palestine have lost their latest 2026 World Cup qualifier against Australia. The match was moved from the occupied West Bank to Kuwait because of the war in Gaza. But despite being away from home, the stadium was full of symbolism for th...
Palestine team set to face Australia in World Cup qualifier
Football teams around the world are taking part in qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup. But for the Palestinian team, they’re doing so against the backdrop of war.
Lionel Messi wins eighth Ballon d'Or
Lionel Messi won the eighth Ballon d'Or of his remarkable career at a glittering ceremony in Paris on Monday, while Spain's World Cup-winning star Aitana Bonmati took the women's prize.
Two football fans shot dead in Brussels, match abandoned
Two Swedish nationals were shot to death in central Brussels on Monday night, and a man who identified himself as a member of the Islamic State claimed responsibility in a video posted online.
Spain's female players rejoin squad after boycott
Spain’s World Cup winning women’s squad agreed to end their boycott of the national team on Wednesday. That's after the country’s football federation, or RFEF, said it would make, quote, "immediate and profound changes" to its structure.
Restraining order imposed on Rubiales
Spanish prosecutors have requested a restraining order against former soccer chief Luis Rubiales to prevent him from approaching national team player Jenni Hermoso. He appeared in court on Friday to be investigated for sexual assault aft...
Spanish football chief quits over kiss scandal
Spanish football federation chief Luis Rubiales, engulfed in a scandal over allegations he gave an unsolicited kiss to a player on the women's World Cup team last month, says he will resign from his position as President.
Spanish footballer sues over World Cup kiss
Spanish football star Jenni Hermoso has lodged a criminal complaint over the unsolicited kiss by football federation boss Luis Rubiales after Spain's victory in the Women's World Cup, the national prosecutor's office says.
Rubiales mother on hunger strike over kissing scandal
Spanish prosecutors have opened a sexual assault investigation into the country's football federation president Luis Rubiales who is under pressure to resign after kissing Spanish player Jenni Hermoso without her consent. His mother has ...
Spanish players, coaches on strike over kiss controversy
Spain's World Cup winning football team is demanding change. The Spanish women's national team is refusing to play any more games until the president of the country's football federation, Luis Rubiales steps down for kissing a player. Ru...
FIFA suspends Spanish football chief over kiss
Soccer's ruling world body FIFA said on Saturday it had suspended Spanish federation chief Luis Rubiales from all football-related activities for three months as it investigates an incident in which he kissed player Jenni Hermoso.
Deadly stadium stampede in Madagascar
Seven children are among 13 people killed in a stampede outside a stadium in Madagascar's capital. An investigation is under way as to what caused the stampede during the opening ceremony of the Indian Ocean Island Games.
Spanish football boss refuses to resign over kiss
Spanish football boss Luis Rubiales refused to quit for kissing World Cup star Jenni Hermoso on the lips after Spain's World Cup victory. He described the kiss as a consensual 'little peck.'
Football chief investigated over World Cup kiss
FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Luis Rubiales, the president of the Spanish Football Association, after his unsolicited kiss on Women's World Cup winner Jenni Hermoso.
Spain beats England to win first Women's World Cup
Spain took home its first Women’s World Cup trophy with a 1-0 win over England that came despite major off-field disputes that saw 15 players walk away from the team last year.