Portugal and France lost their perfect records in this season's UEFA Nations League after playing out a 0-0 draw against each other on Sunday, and Belgium saw its 13-match unbeaten run ended by a 2-1 defeat against England.
Liverpool and Manchester United have angered the Premier League and the government by formulating plans to reshape English football with a power grab that would also reduce the size of the top competition to 18 teams.
Hobbled by crises on the field and among its fed-up club members, Barcelona never waivered in its commitment to Lionel Messi despite mounting financial struggles brought on by the pandemic-induced global economic slowdown.
Club CEO Chris Wright said "in the spirit of keeping our players, our staff and our supporters safe," fans won't return to Allianz Field "until the executive orders allow us to do something different."
Long before she struck that iconic victory pose to become the face of women's soccer, Megan Rapinoe endured her share of setbacks to play the game she loves: Notably, a series of knee surgeries stretching back to her college days.
A Brazilian judge has closed an investigation into possible cybercrimes violations involving soccer star Neymar, a case linked to a woman's rape allegation that led to no charges against him, The Associated Press learned Wednesday night.