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4 months ago

Prosecutors seeking 2.5-year prison sentence for former Spain soccer chief over kiss

Luis Rubiales kissed Spanish player Jennifer Hermoso on the lips without her consent during the team's trophy ceremony following Spain's final 1-0 win against England.
4 months ago
Former president of the Spanish football federation Luis Rubiales leaves the Audiencia Nacional court, Sept. 15, 2023, in Madrid.
6 months ago

FIFA announces 2026 World Cup details, including host stadium for final

New Jersey's MetLife Stadium will host the final match of the 2026 FIFA World Cup, marking the end of a tournament that will span three countries, FIFA announced Sunday.
6 months ago
The World Cup will also see an expansion of teams, with 48 nations represented, up from 32.
6 months ago

Former Spain soccer chief may stand trial for kiss, judge says

Luis Rubiales may stand trial for a nonconsensual kiss at the Women's World Cup
6 months ago
Former president of Spain's soccer federation Luis Rubiales arrives at the National Court in Madrid, Spain, Sept. 15, 2023.
9 months ago

Kiss controversy results in ban for Spanish soccer federation president

Luis Rubiales, the Spanish soccer federation president, has been suspended by FIFA following his conduct at the Women's World Cup in August.
9 months ago
Former president of Spain's soccer federation Luis Rubiales arrives at the National Court in Madrid, Spain, Sept. 15, 2023.
10 months ago

What happened at Megan Rapinoe’s final USWNT game

Team USA scored a victory against South Africa in Rapinoe's final game.
10 months ago
Megan Rapinoe celebrates her team's second goal scored by USA's defender #14 Emily Sonnett (out of frame) during the women's international friendly football match between the USA and South Africa at Soldier Field in Chicago on September 24, 2023.
10 months ago

Former Spanish soccer president given restraining order in World Cup kiss case

The kiss at the Aug. 20 medal ceremony, which Hermoso has said was not consensual, ignited protests in Spain and around the world.
10 months ago
Former Spanish football federation president Luis Rubiales (R) arrives at Spain's National High Court on September 15, 2023 in Madrid, Spain.
10 months ago

Former president of Spanish Soccer Federation is in court on sexual assault charges

Luis Rubiales kissed Jenni Hermoso on the lips during the awards ceremony after Spain beat England to win the World Cup.
10 months ago
VIDEO: Former president of Spanish Soccer Federation is in court on sexual assault charges
10 months ago

Head of Spain's soccer federation resigns

Luis Rubiales, who was suspended after kissing a player on the lips following his country's Women's World Cup win, resigned from Spain's soccer federation on Sunday.
10 months ago
VIDEO: Head of Spain's soccer federation resigns
1 year ago

Spain Women Soccer Coach Fired

Spanish women's national team soccer coach Jorge Vilda has been fired amid the non-consensual kiss controversy.
1 year ago
Jorge Vilda (R), Head Coach of Spain, is congratulated by Royal Spanish Football Federation president Luis Rubiales after the team's semi-final victory at the FIFA Women's World Cup Australia & New Zealand, Aug. 15, 2023, in Auckland, New Zealand.
1 year ago

Nonconsensual soccer kiss controversy continues with public reactions and protests

Protests increase, along with calls for resignations.
1 year ago
Demonstrators gather in the center of Madrid for an anti-Rubiales protest and to support Spain player Jenni Hermoso, Aug. 28, 2023.
1 year ago

Head of Spanish soccer federation suspended

Luis Rubiales was suspended for 90 days after kissing Spanish soccer player Jenni Hermoso on the lips after her team’s World Cup victory.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Head of Spanish soccer federation suspended
1 year ago

President of Spain's soccer federation resists calls to resign

Luis Rubiales has refused to resign after planting an unsolicited kiss on the lips of player Jenni Hermoso during Spain’s World Cup celebration.
1 year ago
VIDEO: President of Spain's soccer federation resists calls to resign
1 year ago

Spain's government starts proceedings to suspend soccer chief Luis Rubiales

Spanish soccer players say they won’t play matches for country until Rubiales is removed.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Spain's government starts proceedings to suspend soccer chief Luis Rubiales
1 year ago

Spanish soccer chief apologizes for giving unwanted kiss during World Cup celebration

Facing harsh criticism, Luis Rubiales reportedly said he "probably made a mistake."
1 year ago
VIDEO: Spanish soccer chief apologizes for giving unwanted kiss during World Cup celebration
1 year ago

Spanish soccer star learns of father's death after winning Women's World Cup

Spanish soccer player Olga Carmona learned of her father's death following Spain's win against England in the FIFA Women's World Cup.
1 year ago
Spain's Olga Carmona celebrates after the Women's World Cup soccer final between Spain and England at Stadium Australia in Sydney, Aug. 20, 2023.
1 year ago

Women's World Cup ends with the trophy headed to the Iberian Peninsula

Spain's "La Roja" has won its first women's World Cup title, beating the English "Lionesses" 1-0 in the final in Sydney.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Women's World Cup ends with the trophy headed to the Iberian Peninsula
1 year ago

Stage is set for Women's World Cup final in Australia

Spain's "La Roja" will face England's "Lionesses" for the first time in a World Cup final.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Stage is set for Women's World Cup final in Australia
1 year ago

Team USA speaks out after World Cup elimination

Veteran stars Megan Rapinoe and Julie Ertz share their reaction after the U.S. Women’s National Team’s heartbreaking loss to Sweden in penalty kicks at the World Cup in New Zealand.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Team USA speaks out after World Cup elimination
1 year ago

US to face Sweden in knockout stages

Team USA is preparing for its first match of the knockout round against Sweden on Sunday
1 year ago
VIDEO: US to face Sweden in knockout stages
1 year ago

Team USA prepares for 1st knockout match against Sweden

ABC News' Maggie Rulli reports from the Women's World Cup in New Zealand on what to expect from Sunday's high-stakes game.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Team USA prepares for 1st knockout match against Sweden
1 year ago

FIFA investigating misconduct allegations involving Zambia at Women's World Cup

FIFA, soccer's world governing body, confirmed Friday that it is investigating alleged misconduct involving the women's national team of Zambia during the World Cup.
1 year ago
Zambia's Mary Wilombe, sitting on the pitch, reacts at the end of the Women's World Cup Group C soccer match between Spain and Zambia at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand, July 26, 2023.
1 year ago

US women's soccer team advances in World Cup

The U.S. women's national soccer team has just barely made it to the round of 16 after a scoreless draw against Portugal.
1 year ago
VIDEO: US women's soccer team advances in World Cup
1 year ago

USWNT advances in World Cup after Portugal match ends in draw

ABC News’ Maggie Rulli shares the biggest moments from the nail-biting 0-0 tie against Portugal and how the U.S. Women are preparing for the next round.
1 year ago
VIDEO: USWNT advances in World Cup after Portugal match ends in draw
1 year ago

US women's soccer team prepares to take on Portugal in World Cup

If the U.S. Women’s National Team wins or ties against the country in tomorrow’s match, they are guaranteed to advance to the next round.
1 year ago
VIDEO: US women's soccer team prepares to take on Portugal in World Cup
1 year ago

USWNT gear up for World Cup match against Netherlands

The U.S. Women are gearing up for a big rematch against Group E rivals, The Netherlands, who they beat in the 2019 FIFA World Cup finals.
1 year ago
VIDEO: USWNT gear up for World Cup match against Netherlands
1 year ago

Rematch of 2019 World Cup final set between US, Netherland

The U.S. Women's National soccer team is set to take on the Netherlands in its quest for a third straight World Cup title.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Rematch of 2019 World Cup final set between US, Netherland
1 year ago

US Women's Soccer sets sights on World Cup 'three-peat'

As the U.S. Women's Soccer team is setting its sights on its third straight World Cup title, its players say they continue to fight for equal pay.
1 year ago
VIDEO: US Women's Soccer sets sights on World Cup 'three-peat'
1 year ago

USWNT sets sights on next World Cup game against Netherlands

The United States Women’s National Team won their opening match against Vietnam on Friday 3-0 and will take on the Netherlands in the group stage on Thursday.
1 year ago
VIDEO: USWNT sets sights on next World Cup game against Netherlands
1 year ago

In fight for World Cup title, US team focuses on mental health

Two players are dedicating the tournament to a former teammate who died by suicide.
1 year ago
Sophia Smith of the United States takes a selfie with the team during USWNT Stadium Familiarization at Eden Park on July 21, 2023, in Auckland, New Zealand, ahead of the World Cup.
1 year ago

US Women's National Team begins quest for 3rd straight World Cup

Veteran stars Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe are set to lead a team full of new, young talent against Vietnam in its first match.
1 year ago
VIDEO: US Women's National Team begins quest for 3rd straight World Cup
1 year ago

Meet Team USA at the Women’s World Cup

The Women’s World Cup kicked off in New Zealand on Thursday, and the team assembled is stacked with powerhouse veterans and rookies to watch out for.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Meet Team USA at the Women’s World Cup
1 year ago

Women's World Cup kicks off in New Zealand

ABC News' Maggie Rulli is in Auckland ahead of kickoff, as the U.S. women's national teams makes an attempt at a three-peat.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Women's World Cup kicks off in New Zealand
1 year ago

USWNT captain to miss World Cup with foot injury

Defender and current U.S. Women's Soccer captain Becky Sauerbrunn tweeted she is "heartbroken" to miss the upcoming World Cup in Australia and New Zealand next month due to a foot injury.
1 year ago
VIDEO: USWNT captain to miss World Cup with foot injury
1 year ago

Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin discusses her World Cup victory

U.S. alpine ski racer and two-time Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin discusses her record-breaking 87th World Cup victory.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin discusses her World Cup title
2 years ago

Artist creates mural celebrating Argentina's World Cup victory

An artist in Buenos Aires created a larger-than-life mural of Lionel Messi and the Argentinian soccer team celebrating their World Cup victory.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Artist creates mural celebrating Argentina's World Cup victory
2 years ago

Argentina celebrates World Cup victory

The streets of Buenos Aires were packed with fans celebrating Argentina's World Cup win.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Argentina celebrates World Cup victory
2 years ago

By the Numbers: Lionel Messi's World Cup win

A look at the numbers behind Lionel Messi's career and Argentina's historic victory over France in the World Cup final.
2 years ago
VIDEO: By the Numbers: Lionel Messi's World Cup win
2 years ago

Argentina fan celebrates on top of huge obelisk monument

An Argentina fan flies his flag high to celebrate his team's World Cup win at the top of the obelisk monument in the capital city of Buenos Aires, surrounded by a crowd of thousands below.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Argentina fan celebrates on top of huge obelisk monument
2 years ago

Argentina defeats France in epic World Cup final following penalty kicks

The World Cup final today between France and Argentina is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. ET at Lusail Stadium in Qatar.
2 years ago
Lionel Messi of Argentina kisses the FIFA World Cup Winners' Trophy while holding the adidas Golden Boot award after the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Final match between Argentina and France at Lusail Stadium, Dec. 18, 2022 in Lusail City, Qatar.
2 years ago

Argentina wins World Cup after epic final against France

Lionel Messi and Argentina won the title in a penalty shootout, defeating France in a game that some soccer fans are already calling an instant classic.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Argentina wins World Cup after epic final against France
2 years ago

World Cup victory for Argentina

Argentina and France faced off in World Cup finals with Argentina beating France in penalty kicks after being tied.
2 years ago
VIDEO: World Cup victory for Argentina
2 years ago

World Cup final today

France and Argentina will play in the World Cup final on Sunday, a day after Croatia placed third by defeating Morocco.
2 years ago
VIDEO: World Cup final today
2 years ago

World Cup final will be clash of the titans

Argentina’s Lionel Messi and France’s Kylian Mbappe are set to face off this weekend in the World Cup final. ABC News' Will Reeve and ESPN’s Taylor Twellman discuss the highly anticipated game.
2 years ago
VIDEO: World Cup final will be clash of the titans
2 years ago

Defending champs France to face Argentina in World Cup final

ABC News’ Will Reeve previews what to expect in the final matchup of the 2022 World Cup in Doha, Qatar, on Sunday.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Defending champs France to face Argentina in World Cup final
2 years ago

France advances to World Cup finals against Argentina

The French national team won 2-0 against Morocco on Wednesday and will face off against Argentina in the finals on Sunday.
2 years ago
VIDEO: France advances to World Cup finals against Argentina
2 years ago

France to face Argentina in World Cup final

The stage is set for the final match in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
2 years ago
VIDEO: France to face Argentina in World Cup final
2 years ago

What to know about ascending aortic aneurysm after Grant Wahl's sudden death

American soccer writer Grant Wahl died due to an ascending aortic aneurysm, a very rare medical condition, his wife revealed.
2 years ago
Journalist Grant Wahl attends an awards ceremony at the World Cup,in Doha, Qatar. Nov. 2022.
2 years ago

Soccer fans celebrate after Argentina's victory over Croatia

Massive crowds filled the streets of Buenos Aires after Argentina's victory over Croatia in the World Cup semifinals.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Soccer fans celebrate after Argentina's victory over Croatia
2 years ago

Messi celebrates Argentina heading to World Cup final

Lionel Messi, 35, led his country to a 3-0 semifinal win over Croatia on Tuesday.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Messi celebrates Argentina heading to World Cup final
2 years ago

France mobilizes police officers ahead of World Cup semifinal match

French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin unveiled the enforced security measures, calling for the mobilization of 10,000 police officers nationwide.
2 years ago
France trains at Al Sadd SC Stadium, in Doha, Qatar, Dec. 13, 2022.