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February 5, 2024 at 7:14 PM

Messi a no-show in Hong Kong; outrage ensues after Inter Miami star doesn't play

Fans jeered and chanted for a “refund” during Inter Miami's friendly match in Hong Kong as superstar Lionel Messi remained on the sidelines for the entire game.
February 5, 2024 at 7:14 PM
Messi a no-show in Hong Kong; outrage ensues after Inter Miami star doesn't play
February 5, 2024 at 11:56 AM

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.
February 5, 2024 at 11:56 AM
FIFA announces 2026 World Cup details, including host stadium for final
February 5, 2024 at 3:17 AM

Hong Kong soccer fans demand refund after Lionel Messi didn't play

The fans are demanding refunds after superstar Lionel Messi did not play while nursing a strained hamstring.
February 5, 2024 at 3:17 AM
Hong Kong soccer fans demand refund after Lionel Messi didn't play
1 month 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
1 month ago
Former Spain soccer chief may stand trial for kiss, judge says
2 months ago

Columbus Crew stars discuss winning MLS Cup

Columbus beat LAFC 2-1 to earn the organization's third title.
2 months ago
Columbus Crew stars discuss winning MLS Cup
3 months ago

Catching up with women’s soccer champions

Gotham FC forward Midge Purce and captain Ali Krieger discuss winning the NWSL championship.
3 months ago
Catching up with women’s soccer champions
3 months ago

US women’s soccer's Megan Rapinoe and Ali Krieger face off in final career game

Megan Rapinoe and Ali Krieger were longtime teammates on the U.S. Women’s National Team.
3 months ago
US women’s soccer's Megan Rapinoe and Ali Krieger face off in final career game
3 months ago

Lionel Messi honored

The soccer star was recognized overnight for winning a record eighth Ballon d'Or, being the first active MLS player to win the award.
3 months ago
Lionel Messi honored
4 months ago

Spanish soccer federation President Luis Rubiales banned by FIFA after World Cup controversy

Luis Rubiales, the Spanish soccer federation president, has been suspended by FIFA following his conduct at the Women's World Cup in August.
4 months ago
Kiss controversy results in ban for Spanish soccer federation president
4 months ago

Soccer star Julie Ertz talks retirement

Eva Pilgrim sits down with former U.S. Women's National Team member Julie Ertz to discuss her retirement from the sport.
4 months ago
Soccer star Julie Ertz talks retirement
4 months ago

US Women's Soccer champ Julie Ertz opens up about retirement, motherhood, love of the game

U.S. Women's Soccer star Julie Ertz talks with Eva Pilgrim about her decision to retire from the sport and how the game has helped her on and off the field.
4 months ago
US Women's Soccer champ Julie Ertz opens up about retirement, motherhood
5 months ago

13-year-old Da’Vian Kimbrough talks going pro

The soccer sensation became the youngest professional sports player in American history when he played with the Sacramento Republic soccer team.
5 months ago
13-year-old Da’Vian Kimbrough talks going pro
5 months ago

What happened at Megan Rapinoe’s final USWNT game

Team USA scored a victory against South Africa in Rapinoe's final game.
5 months ago
What happened at Megan Rapinoe’s final USWNT game
5 months ago

Former Spanish soccer president given restraining order in World Cup forced 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.
5 months ago
Former Spanish soccer president given restraining order in World Cup kiss case
5 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.
5 months ago
Former president of Spanish Soccer Federation is in court on sexual assault charges
5 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.
5 months ago
Head of Spain's soccer federation resigns
5 months ago

Luis Rubiales announces resignation as president of Spanish soccer federation after kiss scandal

Luis Rubiales, the president of Spain's soccer federation, announced his resignation on Sunday, following the kiss scandal.
5 months ago
Luis Rubiales announces resignation as president of Spanish soccer federation
6 months ago

Spain's women's soccer coach fired amid kiss controversy

Spanish women's national team soccer coach Jorge Vilda has been fired amid the non-consensual kiss controversy.
6 months ago
Spain Women Soccer Coach Fired
6 months ago

Nonconsensual soccer kiss controversy continues

Protests increase, along with calls for resignations.
6 months ago
Nonconsensual soccer kiss controversy continues with public reactions and protests
6 months ago

Gymnast shows she's a talented soccer player as well

We love this little superstar.
6 months ago
Gymnast shows she's a talented soccer player as well
6 months ago

Spain soccer chief suspended

Spain's soccer chief Luis Rubiales has been suspended for 90 days by FIFA over the kiss that star player Jenni Hermoso says was not consensual.
6 months ago
Spain soccer chief suspended
6 months 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.
6 months ago
President of Spain's soccer federation resists calls to resign
6 months ago

Spain soccer official refuses to quit over kiss

Jennifer Hermoso said she did not consent to kissing Luis Rubiales during the team's celebrations.
6 months ago
Spain soccer official refuses to quit over kiss
6 months 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.
6 months ago
Spain's government starts proceedings to suspend soccer chief Luis Rubiales
6 months ago

Spanish football president Luis Rubiales will not resign over kiss scandal

President of Spain's football association, Luis Rubiales, will not resign following FIFA's disciplinary investigation of his behavior at the Women’s World Cup final.
6 months ago
Spanish football president Luis Rubiales will not resign over kiss scandal
6 months 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.
6 months ago
Spanish soccer star learns of father's death after winning Women's World Cup
6 months ago

Chance for soccer star Messi's first trophy in US

Excitement is building as Inter Miami heads to the Leagues Cup final against Nashville.
6 months ago
Chance for soccer star Messi's first trophy in US
6 months ago

‘Messi Mania’ takes over Miami

Lionel Messi has only been playing with Inter Miami CF for five weeks but his presence has already had a big impact on ticket sales and the landscape of professional soccer in the United States.
6 months ago
‘Messi Mania’ takes over Miami
6 months ago

Megan Rapinoe shares emotional post following US Women's World Cup exit

Megan Rapinoe is saying goodbye to the U.S. Women's National Team.
6 months ago
Megan Rapinoe shares emotional post following US Women's World Cup exit
6 months ago

Team Jamaica reaches the knockout phase of the Women’s World Cup

ABC’s Maggie Rulli sits down with the history-making Reggae Girlz after Jamaica becomes the first Caribbean nation to reach the knockout phase of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
6 months ago
Team Jamaica reaches the knockout phase of the Women’s World Cup
6 months ago

Team USA eliminated from the Women’s World Cup

ABC News’ Maggie Rulli discusses Team USA’s loss to Sweden in the Women’s World Cup.
6 months ago
Team USA eliminated from the Women’s World Cup
7 months ago

Sweden knocks USA out of World Cup in penalty kicks

The United States is taking on Sweden on Sunday in a World Cup knockout match pitting the reigning champions against a hard-charging team on a winning streak.
7 months ago
USA eliminated from World Cup after loss to Sweden
7 months ago

US to face Sweden in knockout stages

Team USA is preparing for its first match of the knockout round against Sweden on Sunday
7 months ago
US to face Sweden in knockout stages
7 months 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.
7 months ago
FIFA investigating misconduct allegations involving Zambia at Women's World Cup
7 months ago

By the Numbers: Jamaica’s World Cup run

A look at the numbers behind Jamaica advancing in the Women’s World Cup for the first time, as the underdog team relied on a GoFundMe campaign to make it to the tournament.
7 months ago
By the Numbers: Jamaica’s World Cup run
7 months ago

Jamaica advances to knockout in 2nd World Cup appearance thanks to crowdfunding

A GoFundMe called Reggae Girlz Rise Up has raised over $49,000 to go towards the Jamaica women's soccer teams World Cup costs.
7 months ago
Jamaica advances to knockout in 2nd World Cup appearance thanks to crowdfunding
7 months ago

'Where was the energy? Where was the mojo?': Christine Brennan on USWNT draw

ABC News' Linsey Davis spoke with USA Today sports columnist and ABC News contributor Christine Brennan about the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team advancing to the knockout stage in the World Cup.
7 months ago
'Where was the energy? Where was the mojo?': Christine Brennan on USWNT draw
7 months ago

1st stadium built for professional women's sports team going up in Kansas City

The first stadium in the world built for a women's professional soccer team is under construction in Kansas City, Missouri.
7 months ago
1st stadium built for professional women's sports team going up in Kansas City
7 months ago

USWNT-Netherlands game ends in 1-1 draw

ABC News’ Maggie Rulli shares the highlights from the game as the two teams faced off for the first time since the 2019 FIFA World Cup finals.
7 months ago
USWNT-Netherlands game ends in 1-1 draw
7 months ago

The fresh faces of the US women’s national soccer team

ABC News’ Maggie Rulli reports on the new faces of the U.S. women’s national team who are hoping to lead the squad to victory in the women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
7 months ago
The fresh faces of the US women’s national soccer team
7 months 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.
7 months ago
Rematch of 2019 World Cup final set between US, Netherland
7 months ago

Messi mania takes off in Miami

Lionel Messi made his first MLS appearance for Inter Miami as thousands of fans packed the stadium for a glimpse of arguably the best soccer player of all time.
7 months ago
Messi mania takes off in Miami
7 months ago

Team USA takes on Vietnam to kick off World Cup

The U.S. women's team kicked off their quest for a third straight World Cup championship with a win against Vietnam.
7 months ago
Team USA takes on Vietnam to kick off World Cup
7 months ago

Biggest moments in USWNT victory

The United States women’s national soccer team started strong in the women’s FIFA world cup with a victory over Vietnam.
7 months ago
Biggest moments in USWNT victory
7 months ago

By the Numbers: Women’s World Cup

A look at the numbers behind the women’s World Cup as players take to the fields around the world.
7 months ago
By the Numbers: Women’s World Cup
7 months ago

Beckham talks about Messi joining Inter Miami: 'Bigger than just winning trophies'

Co-owner David Beckham says “I might actually cry. I’ll be emotional,” ahead of Lionel Messi’s first game with Inter Miami.
7 months ago
Beckham talks about Messi joining Inter Miami: 'Bigger than just winning trophies'
7 months ago

What you need to know about the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023

The Women’s World Cup kicks off today and ABC News correspondent Maggie Rulli gives us a preview of the tournament.
7 months ago
What you need to know about the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023
7 months ago

Heading soccer balls could lead to memory issues: Study

The study, published in the journal JAMA Network Open, surveyed 468 former professional male soccer players.
7 months ago
Heading soccer balls could lead to memory issues: Study
7 months ago

Headers linked to memory issues, raising questions about soccer safety as the World Cup kicks off

New research is calling attention to one of the risks of soccer, heading the ball, which studies find may be linked to brain problems later in life.
7 months ago
Headers linked to memory issues, raising questions about soccer safety
7 months ago

David Beckham 'might cry' when Lionel Messi takes the pitch for Inter Miami

ABC News' Victor Oquendo spoke with Inter Miami co-owners David Beckham and Jorge Mas about the excitement around signing star player Lionel Messi and what it means for soccer.
7 months ago
David Beckham 'might cry' when Lionel Messi takes the pitch for Inter Miami