BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Switzerland coach Murat Yakin has kept his job for next year's European Championship after the national soccer federation on Tuesday resisted calls to fire him. The Swiss qualified for Euro 2024 despite a run of eight qualifying games since June when the team beat only Andorra. Leads were wasted by conceding late goals amid reports of tension between the coach and senior players Granit Xhaka and Manuel Akanji. The vote of confidence came four days before Yakin is due at
IFAB board members also supported a proposed trial whereby only the team captain may approach the referee in certain major game situations.
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal midfielder Fabio Vieira has undergone groin surgery and will be out for “weeks,” manager Mikel Arteta said Tuesday. Vieira had the operation on Monday on the advice of a specialist after initially having what Arteta described as “conservative treatment.” The 23-year-old Vieira is in his second season at Arsenal after joining from Porto. Arteta was speaking the day before Arsenal's Champions League match at home to Lens. Arsenal leads the group and a victory will secure the