Platini criticizes FIFA over luxury watch probe

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

UEFA President Michel Platini denounced FIFA's handling over a luxury gifts controversy on Friday and world football's governing body then disclosed it spent at least $140,000 on watches for officials at the World Cup.

Garcia urges less secrecy in FIFA corruption cases

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

FIFA prosecutor Michael Garcia wants more details published about football corruption cases.

Assou-Ekotto banned for supporting Anelka gesture

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Tottenham defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto was banned for three games Friday for tweeting his support for Nicolas Anelka following the striker's contentious goal celebration during a Premier League match last season.

Wembley to host Euro 2020 semifinals and final

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Wembley Stadium will host the semifinals and final of the first continent-wide European Championship in 2020, ending a run of bidding failures by England.

Arsenal's Debuchy set for at least 6 weeks out

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says right back Mathieu Debuchy will be out for at least six weeks because of an ankle injury.

UEFA to investigate Partizan Belgrade fans

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Serbian club Partizan Belgrade is facing disciplinary action following the misbehavior of its fans, including the display of an anti-Semitic banner, during a Europa League game against Tottenham.

Palestinian players confident of success at Asiad

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Most football teams competing at the Asian Games get the benefit of national training camps and logistical backup to ensure all the players need to concentrate on is the games.

Wambach keeps up her fight against fake turf

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

From the moment Canada's bid for the 2015 Women's World Cup was announced and an artificial playing surface was part of the deal, Abby Wambach was concerned.

FIFA ethics event puts WCup bid probe in spotlight

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Corruption, secrecy, and a soccer world seeming awash with gifts of watches: there is no shortage of issues to discuss when FIFA decides to talk about ethics.

Melbourne Victory sign Tunisian international

|Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

The Melbourne Victory have signed French-born Tunisian international Fahid Ben Khalfallah to a one-year deal.