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Police brace for Catalan separatist protest during 'clásico'

Dec. 13, 2019 11:47 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Police in Spain’s restive northeast are preparing to ensure that next week’s “clásico” soccer match between Barcelona and Real Madrid won’t be adversely affected by a massive protest. Catalan separatists are planning to gather in large numbers...

Neymar stars as PSG beats Galatasaray in Champions League

Dec. 11, 2019 6:10 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Neymar scored one goal and helped create three more as Paris Saint-Germain completed its Champions League group stage with a 5-0 rout of Galatasaray on Wednesday. Kylian Mbappe timed his run well in the 33rd minute when he latched on to Neymar's defense-splitting pass and squared the ball to...

Mourinho, ball boy inspire Spurs comeback in Champs League

Nov. 26, 2019 6:34 PM EST

Jose Mourinho is showing his old magic touch in his early days at Tottenham. The team is winning again. And its ball boys are proving to be as sharp as his players. Tottenham marked Mourinho’s first home match in charge by coming from two goals down to beat Olympiakos 4-2 and reach the Champions...

Mourinho back in Champs League, on charm offensive at Spurs

Nov. 25, 2019 8:52 AM EST

Jose Mourinho’s charm offensive has been in overdrive during his whirlwind first few days at Tottenham. He has lauded Tottenham’s training complex as being “second to none” and without comparison across Europe “at any level.” He says he has slept in the club’s...

Modric rises to Odegaard’s challenge, Pique juggles roles

Nov. 24, 2019 10:48 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A glimpse of the player who could one day take his place at Real Madrid appeared to inspire Luka Modric to his best performance of the season. The 34-year-old Modric has only played 10 of Real Madrid’s 18 matches this campaign, making just five starts partly due to injury....

Bale in Madrid jibe after helping Wales reach Euro 2020

Nov. 19, 2019 7:02 PM EST

Gareth Bale laughed and danced with his Welsh international teammates behind a flag that had the message: “Wales. Golf. Madrid. In That Order.” The forward can look forward to playing in another major tournament with Wales after helping the national team secure a place in next year’s European...

Spanish league loses court battle, won’t play match in US

Nov. 15, 2019 6:28 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish league lost another battle against the Spanish soccer federation on Friday and won’t be allowed to take a regular-season match to the United States, at least not for now. The game between Villarreal and Atlético Madrid next month was called off after the league lost a...

Villarreal to showcase its flair _ and ceramics _ in US

Nov. 8, 2019 8:07 AM EST

VILLARREAL, Spain (AP) — A short drive through the narrow streets of Villarreal can give you an idea about what matters most in this small city in eastern Spain. Only a few buildings stand out — the large ceramics factories that fuel the local economy and the iconic La Cerámica Stadium that is...

Copa Libertadores final moved from Santiago to Lima

Nov. 5, 2019 6:55 PM EST

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — South America's soccer body CONMEBOL decided on Tuesday to move the Copa Libertadores final from Santiago to Lima because of a weekslong wave of demonstrations in the Chilean capital. CONMEBOL announced the move after a meeting with representatives of the two finalists —...

FIFA won't rebuke Club World Cup host China on human rights

Oct. 24, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

FIFA President Gianni Infantino glossed over questions about human rights violations in China while celebrating the country's selection as the first host of soccer's expanded Club World Cup. "We have a social responsibility due to the magnitude and the power that football brings with it," Infantino said after the...