• FIFA Presidential Candidate Gianni Infantino speaks during an interview with The Associated Press after he unveiled his 90 day plan that he will implement if he is elected FIFA President, at Wembley Stadium in London, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

    Infantino would hire non-European to run FIFA administration

    LONDON (AP) — Although banished from power in world football, Michel Platini remains a guiding voice for Gianni Infantino as the FIFA presidential campaign enters the final stretch.

  • Sexwale to meet South African federation over FIFA campaign

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — FIFA presidential candidate Tokyo Sexwale will meet with senior South African Football Association officials on Tuesday for an “update” amid reports that the millionaire businessman’s home federation is frustrated over his lackluster campaign.

  • United States forward Ethan Finlay and Iceland midfielder Gudmundur Thorarinsson battle for the ball in the first half of a men's international friendly soccer game in Carson, Calif., Sunday, Jan., 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

    Birnbaum’s 90th-minute header puts US men past Iceland, 3-2

    CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Steve Birnbaum and the U.S. men’s national team both need some time to shake off an up-and-down 2015 season.

  • In this Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016  photo, Iraqi soccer fans celebrate as their team arrives at Baghdad airport, Iraq U-23 national team beat Qatar 2-1 in extra time to grab the last spot for an Asian nation at the Rio de Janeiro games. The win triggered celebrations across Baghdad, residents poured out into the streets and fireworks rang out for hours, punctuated by only sporadic bursts of gunfire. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

    Iraqis rally around Olympic football team after Qatar win

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqi soccer team’s overtime win against Qatar, which will send it to the Olympics for the first time in more than a decade, has at least briefly united the fractured country in exultation amid its grinding war against the Islamic State group.

  • Chelsea signs defender Miazga from New York Red Bulls

    LONDON (AP) — Chelsea says it has signed U.S. international defender Matt Miazga from the New York Red Bulls on a four-and-a-half year contract.