• Malawi under-20 player dies in Portugal of suspected malaria

    BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — Malawi under-20 striker Abel Mwakilama died on Friday of suspected cerebral malaria in Portugal, where he had only recently joined a lower-league team. He was 18.

  • Tobin Heath returns to the Thorns after ankle surgery

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Tobin Heath came in off the bench Friday night for the Portland Thorns’ match against the Washington Spirit, making her first appearance of the season.

  • Summer soccer tournament again lands Europe’s biggest clubs

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charlie Stillitano initially feared he would have trouble persuading Europe’s top soccer clubs to jet off around the globe this summer for the International Champions Cup, because it begins mere days after the World Cup ends.

  • FIFA queries Morocco World Cup bid, to make 2nd inspection

    CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) — FIFA’s inspection of Morocco’s 2026 World Cup plans ended with questions about the quality of stadiums and a demand for more details from the bid ahead of a second unexpected examination of infrastructure.

  • Wenger laid foundations for his success at Nancy and Monaco

    MONACO (AP) — When Arsene Wenger left Monaco in 1994, his parting gift was bringing in a young and exceptionally talented forward.

  • Germany to host Peru in friendly game in September

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany will host Peru in a friendly in Sinsheim on Sept. 9, three days after playing France in its opening game of the new Nations League in Munich.

  • Swiss prosecutor appeals for cooperation on FIFA case file

    BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Switzerland’s attorney general has a message for his foreign counterparts as his office pores over reams of seized documents and dozens of criminal cases linked to FIFA: “Come to us.”

  • Lawyers for Russian player say FIFA ends anti-doping case

    MOSCOW (AP) — Lawyers for Russia defender Ruslan Kambolov say FIFA has closed an investigation into suspected doping, eight weeks before the World Cup begins.

  • FIFA closes case of alleged racism in U17 World Cup final

    ZURICH (AP) — FIFA closed a racism investigation Thursday that involved a Spain player and an England opponent from the Under-17 World Cup final.

  • Argentina says Aguero is recovering after surgery

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Sergio Aguero is recovering after surgery on his left knee and will start treatment soon, Argentina’s football association said on Wednesday amid uncertainty about the player’s fitness for this summer’s World Cup.