Latest Soccer News

The Latest: Hazard, De Bruyne to start next game for Belgium

Jun. 18, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

The Latest on soccer’s European Championship: ___ Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne will make their first starts at the European Championship in Belgium’s final group match against Finland on Monday. Belgium coach Roberto...

Eriksen released from hospital after 'successful' operation

Jun. 18, 2021 12:43 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN (AP) — Christian Eriksen was discharged from the hospital on Friday and immediately went to visit his Denmark teammates nearly a week after suffering cardiac arrest during a European Championship match. The Danish soccer federation wrote on Twitter that...

Long road finally leads back home for expansion Austin FC

Jun. 18, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The long and winding road in the MLS is finally leading Austin FC back home. The expansion team spent its first eight weeks on the road while waiting to make its debut at the sparkling new Q2 Stadium, and finally gets to play in front of what...

Danish soccer federation says Christian Eriksen has been discharged from the hospital

Jun. 18, 2021 12:17 PM EDT
COPENHAGEN (AP) — Danish soccer federation says Christian Eriksen has been discharged from the hospital.

Altidore, Guzan on early US roster for CONCACAF Gold Cup

Jun. 18, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Forward Jozy Altidore and goalkeeper Brad Guzan are on a preliminary 59-man United States roster for next month’s CONCACAF Gold Cup, the championship of North and Central America and the Caribbean. Defender Reggie Cannon, and midfielders Kellyn Acosta,...

Sweden beats Slovakia 1-0, closes in on last 16 at Euro 2020

Jun. 18, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — It always felt like a set piece would settle a tough-to-watch European Championship match between Sweden and Slovakia, and Emil Forsberg duly delivered. The Sweden midfielder converted a 77th-minute penalty Friday to give his team a 1-0...

Italy to require 5-day quarantines for travelers from UK

Jun. 18, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Starting Monday, Italy is requiring people who arrive from Britain to do five days of quarantine as well as take a COVID-19 swab test. Italian Health Minister Roberto Speranza on Friday said he signed that order as concern builds about a soaring increase of...

Tottenham repays COVID loan, frees up funds for signings

Jun. 18, 2021 09:33 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Tottenham announced Friday it had paid back the 175 million pounds ($243 million) it borrowed from the Bank of England as part of a coronavirus loan scheme, freeing up cash that could help the Premier League club sign players and a new manager. The north...

Virus rule extension endangers Euro 2020 final at Wembley

Jun. 18, 2021 08:39 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — UEFA is in talks with the British government about allowing foreign soccer fans to fly into London for games in the latter stages of the European Championship to avoid moving them from Wembley Stadium. The competition's organizers have a contingency plan...

AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa

Jun. 18, 2021 04:44 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — June 9 – June 16, 2021 A busy week in the region sees photos from the European soccer championships taking place across the continent, along with the Group of Seven summit meetings in Cornwall, England; President Joe Biden’s historic meeting with...