USMNT coach Berhalter reveals aim to emulate England’s success after World Cup draw pairing

DOHA, Qatar — After being paired together in Friday’s World Cup draw, Gregg Berhalter has revealed he contacted Gareth Southgate following his appointment as US men’s national team coach with the aim of emulating England’s recent success. Southgate initially took an interim charge of England in September 2016 before taking the job on a permanent … Read more

Lise Klaveness, the Norwegian who rocked Fifa: ‘It’s our job to push further’ | World Cup 2022

People don’t generally attend the AGMs of international sporting bodies if they are looking for drama. Consensus, backslapping and forelock tugging are usually the order of the day. But Fifa’s Congress in Doha this week took place in a period of unique political volatility and disruption duly followed. On Thursday Lise Klaveness, the president of … Read more

Harsh spotlight shone on Qatar human rights issues ahead of World Cup as Norwegian FA president gives scathing speech

Klaveness’ comments came just a day after worldwide players’ union FIFPRO and a global trade union federation published an open letter that criticized Qatar for continued poor working conditions for migrants in the run-up to December’s tournament, even as it noted some “encouraging signs of progress.” A former player for the Norwegian national team and … Read more

Ex-US soccer team goalie Hope Solo, 40, is arrested for DWI and resisting arrest

Former US soccer team goaltender Hope Solo was arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest in North Carolina, and police say her two-year-old twins were in the vehicle when she was pulled over. The two-time Olympic gold medalist and World Cup winner was arrested in a Walmart parking lot in Winston-Salem before being … Read more

Hudson-Odoi out, Pulisic doubtful, James back as Tuchel expects another ‘tough one’ against Brentford

Every player except Ben Chilwell is back in training for Chelsea at the moment, but two of them are still likely to miss out on tomorrow’s game against Brentford. As Thomas Tuchel revealed in his press conference today, Callum Hudson-Odoi is still recovering from injury and Christian Pulisic is recovering from jetlag and international duty. … Read more