• CAS rules FIFA wrong to fine Mexico for fans’ gay slur chant

    GENEVA (AP) — FIFA was judged wrong to fine Mexico’s soccer federation for fans chanting gay slurs at opposition goalkeepers at World Cup qualifying games.

  • Judge reviews claims of neck slashing gesture at FIFA trial

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former marketing executive from Argentina testified Thursday at a U.S. trial that he and his company arranged to pay 30 soccer officials about $160 million in bribes over the course of several years until his arrest in 2015.

  • Big Serie A weekend to console Italy fans after WCup failure

    ROME (AP) — Days after the Azzurri’s failure to qualify for the World Cup, followers of Italian football can console themselves with a big weekend in Serie A.

  • Peru beats New Zealand, earns final spot in World Cup

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — As Peru’s president promised, the South American country will have its soccer-dedicated holiday on Thursday.

  • The Latest: Witness says media giants paid World Cup bribe

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. trial of three South American soccer officials accused of corruption in the FIFA scandal (all times local):

  • Italy coach fired as FA chief resists calls to step down

    ROME (AP) — Two days after Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup, the head of the country’s football federation fired national coach Gian Piero Ventura — while ignoring angry calls to quit his own job.

  • Linked to graft, ex-Argentine government official kills self

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A former Argentine government official has killed himself after being accused of taking bribes, the latest fallout from a widespread corruption probe in professional soccer that has implicated businessmen and top officials in several countries.

  • Refusal of Italian football chief to resign sparks outrage

    ROME (AP) — The refusal of Italian football federation president Carlo Tavecchio to resign is causing outrage.

  • Witness says soccer official was bribed for World Cup vote

    NEW YORK (AP) — A judge tightened bail conditions on a South American soccer official charged in the FIFA bribery scandal after prosecutors surprised the courtroom by accusing the defendant of threatening their star witness by making a slashing motion on his neck as the witness testified at trial.

  • Wilmots out as Ivory Coast coach after World Cup failure

    ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Ivory Coast’s football federation says coach Marc Wilmots is leaving after the team’s failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.