FIFA: Men's World Cup could be on artificial turf

| |Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

The men's World Cup could be played "sooner rather than later" on artificial turf, FIFA said Wednesday in the latest defense of its decision not to stage the 2015 women's tournament in Canada on grass.

1 injured during mass Serbian soccer brawl

|Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Hundreds of rival soccer fans have clashed in downtown Belgrade, leaving at least one of them in hospital because of his injuries.

FA bans Rio Ferdinand for 3 matches over tweet

|Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Queens Park Rangers defender Rio Ferdinand was banned for three games on Wednesday over a tweet containing a derogatory reference to women.

EPL referee faces music over Ed Sheeran concert

|Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

A Premier League referee has been dropped this weekend for breaking protocol so that he could watch an Ed Sheeran pop concert.

Indianapolis suburb advancing big soccer project

|Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Officials in a northern Indianapolis suburb are moving ahead with plans for a $25 million indoor soccer arena with room for three full-size fields even though some residents are skeptical of the lease deal.

SA delays naming squad after captain's killing

|Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

South Africa has delayed naming its squad for its final two games in African Cup of Nations qualifying after captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead on Sunday.

Philly-area school confronts soccer team hazing

|Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

A second Philadelphia-area high school is confronting hazing in its athletic program.

Former Sweden midfielder Klas Ingesson dies at 46

|Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Klas Ingesson, a former Sweden midfielder who played at the 1990 and 1994 World Cups, has died. He was 46.

FIFA gives Nigeria last chance to avoid ban

|Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

FIFA has given Nigeria one last chance to avoid a "lengthy" ban that would prevent the reigning champion from defending its title at next year's African Cup of Nations.

Brazilian club Portuguesa demoted to 3rd division

|Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

Portuguesa, the Brazilian football club relegated to the second division after a controversial sports tribunal decision a year ago, has been demoted to the third tier.