• Dutch former soccer star Marco van Basten, Gijs de Jong, director of operations of the Dutch soccer association KNVB, and Lukas Brud, secretary of the International Football Association Board IFAB, from left to right, watch a presentation of video referee assistance in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Friday, May 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

    Dutch want video officials at next season’s domestic cup

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Three decades after Diego Maradona scored the infamous “Hand of God” goal against England at the World Cup, the Dutch soccer association said Friday it is ready to be among the first to use video technology.

  • In this Nov. 9, 2015 file photo thenPresident of German soccer federation Wolfgang Niersbach addresses the media announcing that he steps back from his post as president in Frankfurt. The adjudicatory chamber of FIFA's independent Ethics Committee has opened formal adjudicatory proceedings against Niersbach on Friday, May 20, 2016.  (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file)

    FIFA judges want 2-year ban for Niersbach in 2006 bid case

    GENEVA (AP) — Just 10 days after the rebranded FIFA Council met for the first time, one of its members faces being banned from soccer in fallout from World Cup corruption allegations.

  • Qatar World Cup head: Blatter US support should be

    LONDON (AP) — Sepp Blatter’s support for the American World Cup bid should face more scrutiny, the head of Qatar’s 2022 organizing committee said on Thursday in his latest expression of frustration at the focus on the probity of their winning campaign.

  • UEFA Chief of Press Pedro Pinto, Secretary General ad interim Theodore Theodoridis and Legal Affairs Director Alasdair Bell, from left, attend a news conference after the UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Basel, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. UEFA executive committee members say the 55 national federations will elect a president to replace Michel Platini at a previously scheduled Sept. 13-14 meeting of European soccer leaders in Athens, Greece. (Georgios Kefalas/Keystone via AP)

    UEFA task force to help place Kosovo in World Cup groups

    BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Facing problems placing Kosovo in a World Cup qualifying group, UEFA has asked a task force to look into the situation and report back by May 31.

  • International players criticize labor conditions in Qatar

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — International players from Denmark and Norway have criticized conditions in Qatar for migrant workers building projects linked to the 2022 World Cup.