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Judge Rules on Soccer Honcho's 'Unconsented' Kiss

Luis Rubiales, Spain's former soccer chief, must head to trial, per Thursday ruling

(Newser) - After sullying his nation's Women's World Cup victory, former Spanish soccer chief Luis Rubiales will face trial for kissing forward Jenni Hermoso without her consent at the final. Judge Francisco de Jorge ruled on Thursday that Rubiales' kiss was "unconsented and carried out unilaterally and in a...

FIFA Lays Down Hammer on Spain's Ex-Soccer Chief

Luis Rubiales is barred from sport for 3 years for misconduct after he kissed player during World Cup

(Newser) - FIFA banned Luis Rubiales, the former president of the Spanish soccer federation, from the sport for three years on Monday for misconduct at the Women's World Cup final, where he forcibly kissed a player on the lips at the trophy ceremony. FIFA didn't publish details of the verdict...

Soccer Chief Who Kissed World Cup Winner Resigns

Luis Rubiales says suspension, investigations sparked by outcry mean he can't return to post

(Newser) - Suspended Spanish soccer federation President Luis Rubiales has resigned from his post after a kiss scandal that partly overshadowed Spain's victory at the Women's World Cup. Rubiales announced his resignation Sunday in a message posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, the AP reports. Rubiales kissed team captain...

More Bad News for Rubiales Over That Kiss

Jenni Hermoso has formally accused soccer federation president of sexual assault

(Newser) - The coach of the Spanish national women's soccer team is out of a job , but soccer federation president Luis Rubiales still has his despite his very public unwanted kiss. Rubiales has been defiant in refusing to step down after kissing player Jenni Hermoso on the lips in the wake...

Amid Soccer Controversy, One Head Rolls in Spain
Now Out as Coach,
Jorge Vilda Responds

Now Out as Coach, Jorge Vilda Responds

Women's national team coach says he was 'unfairly' fired

(Newser) - How is Jorge Vilda doing in the wake of being fired as the coach of Spain's women's national team? "I am as good as one can be after being named world champion 16 days ago, then 10 days ago getting a four-year contract extension, plus the year...

Coaches Quit as FIFA Suspends Spain's Soccer Chief After Kiss

11 coaches and staff members for women's team denounce Luis Rubiales' actions and resign

(Newser) - Global soccer's governing body suspended Luis Rubiales, the head of Spain's soccer federation, on Saturday while a disciplinary committee reviews allegations that he forcibly kissed a player during the Women's World Cup medal ceremony. Rubiales will be barred from all national and international soccer-related activities for an...

Women's Team Refuses to Play Over Postgame Kiss

Move comes as Spain's soccer boss says he won't step down

(Newser) - The president of Spain's soccer federation has defended his kiss of a player after the national team's victory in the World Cup by saying it was consensual. Jenni Hermoso answered that on Friday, the BBC reports. "I want to clarify, that at no time did I consent...

World Soccer Body Launches Inquiry Into Infamous Kiss

FIFA says it will determine whether Spanish soccer president Luis Rubiales acted improperly

(Newser) - The governing body of world soccer says it will investigate whether the president of Spain's soccer federation "violated the basic rules of decent conduct" while celebrating after the Women's World Cup. Luis Rubiales was caught on cameras planting an unwanted kiss on the lips of player Jenni...

Kiss Showed Soccer for What It Is: 'The Misogynistic Game'

Unwanted kiss and Spanish federation's reaction is a disgrace, but not a surprise: Christine Brennan

(Newser) - The message behind the Women's World Cup was one of empowerment. But it "wasn't destined to last long, not in international soccer, not with its long history of ignoring women, not paying women equally and not particularly caring about the women's game." As Christine Brennan...

Star Scores World Cup Winner, Then Learns Her Father Died

Spain's Olga Carmona had just honored a friend who lost her mother

(Newser) - Olga Carmona, whose goal won the Women's World Cup for Spain on Sunday, learned of her father's death after the final, the Spanish soccer federation said. The federation did not say when Carmona's father died or give a cause of death. "We love you, Olga,"...

Spain's Women Just Won Their First World Cup

They knock off England in the soccer final, 1-0

(Newser) - Spain won its first Women's World Cup soccer championship with a 1-0 victory over England on Sunday. Spain won on a goal from Olga Carmona in the 29th minute, per the AP . The left back scored in back-to-back World Cup games for Spain, which had a tournament-best 18 goals...

After Enduring Women's Ban, Soccer Pioneer Cheers Change

Beating Spain in World Cup final would close book on 'huge injustice,' Gail Newsham says

(Newser) - Gail Newsham can't stop grinning as she prepares for England's soccer team to play in the final of the Women's World Cup. Newsham, 70, grew up at a time when women in England were banned from the sport—called football here—and helped lead a resurgence in...

Coach Resigns After US Women's 'Stunning' World Cup Loss: Source

Vlatko Andonovski is reportedly out

(Newser) - US women's national team coach Vlatko Andonovski has resigned, a person familiar with the decision told the Associated Press on Wednesday. The move comes less than two weeks after the Americans were knocked out of the Women's World Cup earlier than ever before . The person spoke to the...

2023's World Cup Has a Cinderella Team

Women's team from Jamaica knocks Brazil out of Women's World Cup, advances to next round

(Newser) - It's been a tough battle to keep the Jamaican women's soccer team funded and functional over the years, but on Wednesday, all of those efforts paid off as the players knocked Brazil out of the Women's World Cup tournament with a 0-0 draw, advancing to the next...

US Came an Inch From Enormous World Cup Upset

Portugal hit the post, and 0-0 draw is good enough for USA to advance

(Newser) - Portugal's late near-miss helped reigning champion United States avoid the biggest upset in Women's World Cup tournament history on Tuesday. The Americans slipped through to the knockout round Tuesday despite a listless, uninspiring 0-0 draw against Portugal, per the AP . The US won only one game in group...

Lindsey Horan Scores Game-Saving Goal for US

They eked out 1-1 draw against Netherlands

(Newser) - When the United States was desperate for a spark, Lindsey Horan channeled her anger into a much-needed goal to keep the Americans unbeaten at the Women's World Cup. Horan was fuming after she was knocked over by Danielle van de Donk in the second half of Thursday's rematch...

BBC Apologizes After Reporter's Question to Soccer Player

Journalist asked Moroccan captain if there are gay players on her team

(Newser) - The BBC has apologized after one of its reporters asked the captain of Morocco's women's soccer team what many are calling a dangerous question. During a press conference before the team's Women's World Cup opener against Germany, which it went on to lose, Ghizlane Chebbak was...

US Breezes to Opening Victory at Women's World Cup

US beats Vietnam 3-0

(Newser) - Fresh-faced newcomer Sophia Smith teamed with captain Lindsey Horan to give the United States a balanced performance as the Americans breezed to another opening victory at the Women's World Cup, the AP reports. Smith scored twice and the two-time defending champions beat tournament first-timers Vietnam 3-0 Saturday for the...

World Cup to Go On After Gunman's Attack in New Zealand

Police say 2 people were killed, 6 injured near teams' hotel

(Newser) - This file has been updated with details about increased security and the US team. A gunman killed two people at a construction site in New Zealand's largest city on Thursday, as the nation prepared to host games in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer tournament, authorities said. Six...

Irish Team Decides Soccer Friendly Wasn't

After shortened match, Colombia player mocks complainers over 'one little foul'

(Newser) - A soccer friendly between the Colombia and Republic of Ireland women's teams was called after 20 minutes when the Irish side said its players "feared for their bodies." Denise O'Sullivan, an Irish midfielder, was taken to a hospital after a violent challenge, the Guardian reports; X-rays showed...

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