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Now at Olympics, Pedri losing count of games after 11 months

Jul. 29, 2021 07:49 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Even Pedri Gonzalez can’t be sure how many games he has played in this never-ending season. “I think it’s a very high figure,” said the Barcelona midfielder, who played for Spain at the European Championship and is now playing some more for his...

Messi moves closer to signing new contract with Barcelona

Jul. 16, 2021 06:29 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi and Barcelona are closer to signing a new deal that would keep the Argentina star at the Spanish club through the end of his playing career. A person with knowledge of the negotiations between club and player told The Associated...

Israeli club calls off match with Barcelona over Jerusalem

Jul. 15, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The owner of Israel's Beitar Jerusalem soccer club said Thursday that he called off a friendly match with international powerhouse Barcelona over its refusal to hold the event in contested Jerusalem. Israel captured east Jerusalem in the 1967 war,...

Messi's future up in the air as Barcelona contract ends

Jun. 30, 2021 22:28 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi’s contract with Barcelona is coming to an end Wednesday with no news from the player or the club about his future. The expectation is that the 34-year-old Messi, who is playing with Argentina at the Copa America, will stay at the Catalan...

American Konrad de la Fuente joins Olympique Marseille

Jun. 29, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

American forward Konrad de La Fuente has transferred to Olympique Marseille from Barcelona. The French team said Tuesday he agreed to a four-year contract. The 19-year-old played in two Champions League matches and one Copa del Rey game last season,...

Spain taking 6 players from Euro 2020 to Tokyo Olympics

Jun. 29, 2021 07:33 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Taking advantage of Spanish clubs' obligation to release players, Spain will take six members from its European Championship squad to the Tokyo Olympics. Olympic coach Luis de la Fuente announced a list of 22 players on Tuesday including Unai Simón, Eric...

Depay, Wijnaldum score, Netherlands beats NMacedonia 3-0

Jun. 21, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Memphis Depay scored one, he set up Georginio Wijnaldum for the next two, and the Netherlands made it three out of three. The Dutch team completed the group stage at the European Championship with a 3-0 victory over North Macedonia on Monday, the second...

Champions League final averages 3.65 million viewers in US

Jun. 02, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Champions League final on Saturday averaged a combined 3.65 million viewers on English- and Spanish-language television, tying for the second-largest audience for the game since 2011. Nielsen ratings show Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Manchester City...

Wealth prevails as Chelsea, Man City contest European final

May. 28, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

PORTO, Portugal (AP) — Looming over Liberdade Square, the giant European Cup replica that supporters of Chelsea and Manchester City crane their necks to photograph is a reminder of the prize being sought in Saturday's Champions League final. And the footballing heritage...

Talking points ahead of the Champions League final

May. 28, 2021 06:52 AM EDT

Manchester City and Chelsea meet in an all-English Champions League final in Porto on Saturday. Here are some of the talking points in the match: GUARDIOLA VS. TUCHEL It's a meeting of two of the sharpest minds in soccer, seven years after Guardiola...