Former Spanish soccer federation president Luis Rubiales appeared in court Friday and denied any wrongdoing. Here's what's happened and what to look for next.
The embattled president of Spain's soccer federation has left his job. A furor arose after he kissed a star player on the mouth after the Women's World Cup final.
Spain's soccer federation named Montse Tomé as head coach of the women's national team, the first woman in the role. She was assistant coach to Jorge Vilda, who was dismissed on Tuesday.
Spain's government and FIFA have begun disciplinary proceedings against Luis Rubiales for his non-consensual kiss of player Jenni Hermoso at the tournament final. Rubiales is refusing to resign.
A union speaking for Jenni Hermoso, the player who was kissed, called for "intervention in the face of sexual harassment or abuse." Spain's soccer federation scheduled an emergency meeting on Friday.
One of the NWSL's most accomplished teams — The Portland Thorns — is taking on the Kansas City Current, an expansion squad that joined the league just last year.
The teenagers on the Afghan girls national soccer team lean on each other as they adjust to a new life in Portugal, where they fled after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.
The D.C. team took home its first national championship on Saturday after defeating the Chicago Red Stars. The match ended in extra time with a final goal from Washington's Kelley O'Hara.
In an incident that's drawing comparisons to Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan, the Paris Saint-Germain player allegedly arranged for two men to attack rival Kheira Hamraoui, injuring her legs.