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The Latest: Italians celebrate Euro 2020 victory in Rome

Jul. 11, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

The Latest on soccer’s European Championship: ___ Celebrations erupted in downtown Rome as thousands of people took to the streets after Italy beat England in a penalty shootout to win the European Championship at Wembley Stadium in London. ...

Altidore, Hamid, Green cut from US CONCACAF Gold Cup roster

Jul. 01, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

The U.S. will head to the CONCACAF Gold Cup missing most of its top players. “We don’t want to look at this as an experimental team. We want to look at this as a team that could compete to win Gold Cup,” U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter said Thursday after announcing his...

Subs give Italy 2-1 win over Austria, spot in Euro 2020 QFs

Jun. 26, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — With three exquisite touches of control, technique and finishing, Federico Chiesa ended 95 minutes of Italian frustration. This record-breaking team is off to the quarterfinals of the European Championship with a defense that finally allowed a goal after...

Strikers search for goals, wing backs shine at Euro 2020

Jun. 24, 2021 06:21 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Kylian Mbappé scored the most goals in France last season, and Harry Kane did likewise in the Premier League. It’s not just the fact that neither Paris Saint-Germain nor Tottenham won their leagues that links them. Nor the fact that both strikers are...

Ronaldo scores 2 to take a step closer to scoring history

Jun. 23, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo’s goals are adding up fast, and they are taking Portugal deeper into yet another tournament. Ronaldo scored two penalties Wednesday to help the defending champions secure a 2-2 draw with France and give the team a spot in the...

Hungary's PM uses soccer to push vision of right-wing Europe

Jun. 23, 2021 07:09 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Populist Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has long used soccer to advance his right-wing politics, and now widespread international criticism of a new law seen as targeting the LGBT community has turned this month's European Championship into a major stage for...

UEFA probes discrimination at Euro 2020 games in Hungary

Jun. 20, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Two European Championship soccer matches in Hungary are being investigated for “potential discriminatory incidents," UEFA said Sunday. The governing body of European soccer said a “UEFA ethics and disciplinary inspector has been appointed”...

Germany clicks at Euro 2020 with 4-2 win over Portugal

Jun. 19, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

MUNICH (AP) — Germany finally clicked into gear at the European Championship, with a little help from defending champion Portugal. The Portuguese became the first team to score two own-goals in one game at the continental tournament, giving the Germans a 4-2 victory on...

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...

The Latest: Ronaldo's ID checked before Euro 2020 game

Jun. 15, 2021 12:15 PM EDT

The Latest on soccer’s European Championship: ___ Cristiano Ronaldo was stopped by a security official to have his identity checked before playing for Portugal against Hungary at the European Championship. The official at the...