• Chung says he is facing lengthy FIFA suspension

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — FIFA presidential contender Chung Mong-joon said Tuesday he is facing a 19-year suspension by the ethics committee of the world football body for alleged ethics breaches surrounding South Korea’s failed bid for the 2022 World Cup, and also for openly criticizing the committee.

  • Swiss court refuses to release FIFA suspect on bail

    ZURICH (AP) — A Swiss court has rejected a request by one of the imprisoned FIFA officials awaiting extradition to the United States to be released on bail.

  • Fire breaks out at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow

    MOSCOW (AP) — A small fire has broken out at the Luzhniki Stadium, the venue for the 2018 World Cup final.

  • Honduras gets semifinal spot CONCACAF Olympic qualifying

    CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Antony Lozano and Alberth Elis scored to help Honduras beat Costa Rica 2-0 on Sunday, and Honduras got a spot in the semifinals in CONCACAF qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympics when Mexico beat Haiti.

  • Haiti defender Jude Saint Louis flies over the ball against Mexico in the second half of a CONCACAF men's Olympic qualifying soccer match in Carson, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. Mexico won 1-0. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

    Mexico beats Haiti to take Olympic qualifying semifinal spot

    CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Raul Lopez Gomez scored on a penalty kick in the 74th and defending Olympic champion Mexico beat Haiti 1-0 on Sunday night to wrap up a spot in the semifinals in CONCACAF qualifying for the 2016 Rio Games.

  • Daughter: Blatter’s reputation ruined by media envy, hatred

    ZURICH (AP) — Envy and hatred, rather than any illegality, is to blame for Sepp Blatter’s reputation being ruined and it will take several people to do the FIFA president’s job in future, according to his daughter.

  • Brooks, Gonzalez, Diskerud dropped from US roster vs Mexico

    CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann dropped defenders John Brooks and Omar Gonzalez and midfielder Mix Diskerud from the Americans’ roster for the Oct. 10 playoff against Mexico for a berth in the 2017 Confederations Cup.

  • Canada forward Michael Petrasso celebrates after scoring a goal during the first half of a CONCACAF men's Olympic qualifying soccer match against Panama Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Kansas City, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Canada breezes to 3-1 win over Panama in Olympic qualifying

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Michael Petrasso, Skylar Thomas and Benjamin Fisk-Routledge scored to send Canada to a 3-1 victory over Panama on Saturday in the Olympic qualifying tournament.

  • FIFA President Sepp Blatter drives his car into the garage of the FIFA headquarters on his way to work in Zurich, Switzerland, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. Blatter was questioned by Swiss investigators on Friday about why FIFA paid 2 million Swiss francs (about $2 million) to UEFA President Michel Platini in 2011 for work supposedly carried out at least nine years earlier. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

    Adidas, Kia decline to call for immediate Blatter exit

    ZURICH (AP) — Clinging to power after rebuffing resignation demands, Sepp Blatter received some respite Saturday when two sponsors declined to join four other FIFA corporate backers in demanding the president of world soccer’s governing body goes before the emergency election in February.

  • Mexico's Marco Bueno, middle, watches has he scores between Costa Rica's Julio Cascante, left, and goalie Darryl Parker in the first half of a CONCACAF men's Olympic qualifying soccer match in Carson, Calif., Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Mexico beats Costa Rica 4-0 in Olympic qualifying opener

    CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Marco Bueno scored twice and defending Olympic champion Mexico beat Costa Rica 4-0 on Friday night in their Group B opener in CONCACAF qualifying for the 2016 Rio Games.