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Biting criticism for El Salvador players for gnawing on US

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:26:10 GMT2017-07-20T20:26:10Z

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Pushing and shoving? Of course. Pinching? Borderline. But biting? Retired stars Landon Donovan, Alexi Lalas and Steve McManaman said lengthy suspensions are needed to stop players from sinking their teeth into opponents, as El Salvadorans did against Americans Jozy Altidore and Omar Gonzalez in the CONCACAF Gold Cup....



AP Interview: Barcelona says Neymar will not be sold

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:14:51 GMT2017-07-20T17:14:51Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Neymar is not for sale, according to Barcelona President Josep Bartomeu....



Brazil AG: Spain requested arrest of former Brazil FA head

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:14:16 GMT2017-07-19T23:14:16Z

SAO PAULO (AP) -- Brazil's attorney general's office has confirmed Spanish authorities requested the arrest of former Brazilian football confederation chairman Ricardo Teixeira....



Spanish soccer executive, son arrested in corruption probe

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 18:50:18 GMT2017-07-18T18:50:18Z

MADRID (AP) -- The executive who oversaw Spain's rise to dominate world soccer in recent years was arrested Tuesday in an anti-corruption investigation, dealing yet another blow to the sport's already-tarnished image....



The Latest: Spanish soccer body cancels meetings amid crisis

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 18:24:11 GMT2017-07-18T18:24:11Z

MADRID (AP) -- The Latest from the corruption case involving the Spanish soccer federation (all times local):...



Dempsey, Bradley, Howard, Altidore among US roster additions

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 02:36:01 GMT2017-07-17T02:36:01Z

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Forward Clint Dempsey, midfielder Michael Bradley and goalkeeper Tim Howard are among six additions to the U.S. roster for the knockout phase of the CONCACAF Gold Cup as coach Bruce Arena opted to add some of his most experienced players....



Egyptian coach suspended as row over Qatar reaches soccer

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 22:38:27 GMT2017-07-13T22:38:27Z

The diplomatic row over Qatar has reached soccer....