• FIFA opted for GoalControl on Tuesday as its goal-line technology system for the Confederations Cup and 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

    In this June 27, 2010 file photo made from a combination of six photos, Germany's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer looks at a ball that hit the bar to bounce over the line during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Germany and England at Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein, South Africa. FIFA on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 picked the GoalControl goal-line technology system as its preferred choice ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and will use it first at the Confederations Cup in June.
    LAST UPDATE : Apr 02, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT
  • Munich's Claudio Pizarro of Peru gestures during a training session in Munich, southern Germany, on Monday, April 1, 2013. Bayern Munich will face Juventus Turin in a first leg Champions League quarterfinal soccer match on Tuesday.

    The Peruvian striker hadn't scored a league goal since the final day of last season, making his achievement even more spectacular.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 02, 2013, 9:59 AM EDT
  • CORRECTS SPELLING OF PLAYERS NAME TO ZAVALA - Mexico's Jesus ZaVala, left , tries a header as United States' goalkeeper Brad Guzan blocks him during a World Cup 2014 qualifying match at the Aztec stadium in Mexico City, Tuesday, March 26, 2013.

    The tie moved the U.S. (1-1-1) into third place in World Cup qualifying for the North and Central American and Caribbean region after three of 10 matches.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 27, 2013, 10:36 AM EDT
  • Mayor of London Boris Johnson, second right, with Karen Brady, vice chairman of English Premier League soccer team West Ham United, pose for the media on a balcony overlooking the London 2012 Olympic summer games stadium London, Friday, March, 22, 2013. The stadium built for the summer games has had its future secured in a deal where a local English Premier League team West Ham United will have a 99 year lease to use the stadium starting in 2016, it was announced at a press conference in

    Premier League club West Ham will move into London's Olympic Stadium, ending the drawn-out negotiations over the future of the $783 million venue that hosted the opening and closing ceremonies.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 22, 2013, 10:54 AM EDT
  • Ghana's Kevin-Prince Boateng and AC Milan soccer player, left, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights South African Navanethem Pillay, center, and Patrick Vieira, right, former captain of the French national football team and current Football Development Executive at Manchester City Football Club, pose for a photographers prior to a panel discussion on Racism and Sport during the World Humanitarian Day at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, March 21, 2013. The

    The ugly side of the beautiful game emerged Thursday as the U.N.'s top human rights official joined soccer officials and players in calling for an end to the "crime" of racism in sport.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 21, 2013, 2:03 PM EDT
  • FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi, from Argentina, right, celebrates with his teammate Jordi Alba after scoring against Rayo Vallecano during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, March 17, 2013.

    Barcelona received the maximum points in AP's global soccer rankings on Tuesday, with the team's striker, Lionel Messi, coming close to top marks.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 20, 2013, 10:41 AM EDT
  • Alex Morgan, of the US celebrates on the shoulders of Sydney Leroux after scoring the opening goal against Germany during their Algarve Cup women's soccer final match Wednesday, March 13 2013, at the Algarve stadium outside Faro, southern Portugal. The US defeated Germany 2-0 in the final.

    The United States won the prestigious Algarve Cup for the ninth time, beating Germany 2-0 in Wednesday's final at Faro, Portugal thanks to two goals from Alex Morgan.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 13, 2013, 6:17 PM EDT