• South Sudan starts unlikely quest to reach 2018 World Cup

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A month after celebrating its first win in a competitive game, South Sudan will make its debut in World Cup qualifying on Wednesday as Africa’s lowest-ranked countries begin their quests to reach soccer’s biggest tournament.

  • After defying quit calls, Blatter mediates between FAs

    ZURICH (AP) — After defying pleas from FIFA sponsors to quit immediately, President Sepp Blatter is continuing regular business at soccer’s governing body, presiding over a dispute between football federations on Tuesday.

  • Spanish prosecutors call for arrest of Messi’s father

    MADRID (AP) — Barcelona prosecutors are calling for the arrest of Lionel Messi’s father in a tax fraud case.

  • Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, left, scores past Newcastle's Chancel Mbemba for his third of five goals as David Silva looks on during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Newcastle at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Saturday Oct. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

    Aguero replaces Lewandowski atop AP Global Football 10

    LONDON (AP) — Sergio Aguero replaced Robert Lewandowski at the top of the player vote in Tuesday’s Associated Press Global Football 10 after producing his own five-goal haul for Manchester City.

  • 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.

  • Guardado and Marquez included in roster for playoff vs US

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico captain Andres Guardado and defender Rafael Marquez were included in El Tri’s roster for Saturday’s playoff against the United States for a berth in the 2017 Confederations Cup.

  • 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.

  • Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho gestures during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Chelsea gives public backing to Mourinho

    LONDON (AP) — Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was charged by England’s Football Association on Monday for accusing Premier League referees of being biased against his team, hours after he was given public backing by the club following its disappointing start to the season.

  • 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.

  • Seattle Sounders forward Chad Barrett, center, kicks in the equalizing goal against the Los Angeles Galaxy as Sounders' Osvaldo Alonso (6) looks on during stoppage time in the second half of an MLS soccer match, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Seattle. The match ended in a 1-1 draw. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Barrett scores in stoppage time, Sounders tie Galaxy 1-1

    SEATTLE (AP) — Chad Barrett scored in the third minute of stoppage time to give the Seattle Sounders a 1-1 tie with the Los Angeles Galaxy in front of 56,097 fans Sunday night at CenturyLink Field.