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From Copa America to Olympics, Richarlison nets 3 for Brazil

Jul. 22, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

YOKOMAHA, Japan (AP) — The jig of joy seven minutes into his Olympic debut showed just why Richarlison was so determined to be allowed by Everton to come to Japan. Even if it meant doing double duty with Brazil and extending the season even further and delaying 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...

Casey Stoney hired as coach of San Diego NWSL team

Jul. 14, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Casey Stoney, who has led Manchester United in the Women's Super League for three seasons, has been hired as the new head coach of the National Women's Soccer League's expansion team in San Diego. The former standout for England's national team led...

Mural in soccer star's hometown becomes anti-racism symbol

Jul. 13, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Through the pens and pencils of children, England is fighting back against racism. After Marcus Rashford and two other Black players missed penalty kicks in the final moments of the national soccer team's European Championship loss to Italy, bigots defaced...

Analysis: England stars extol values at odds with some fans

Jul. 12, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — There wasn’t just missing out on the European title for a crestfallen and weary Gareth Southgate to contemplate. The fallout from England fans’ boorish behavior was proving as painful for the coach and the nation on Monday than the previous night’s...

Police investigate racist abuse of three England players

Jul. 12, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police opened investigations Monday into the racist abuse of three Black players who failed to score penalties in England's shootout loss to Italy in the European Championship final. The Metropolitan Police condemned the “unacceptable” abuse of...

Racist abuse targets 3 English players who missed penalties

Jul. 11, 2021 21:32 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Three Black players who missed penalty kicks for England in the decisive European Championship shootout against Italy on Sunday night were subjected to racist abuse online, prompting the English Football Association to issue a statement condemning the language used against the...

Fans go from euphoria to despair as England falls short

Jul. 11, 2021 21:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — So close. It took just a few weeks to undo decades of pessimism for England fans, persuading millions that the team could defy decades of disappointment and win a major international soccer tournament for the first time since 1966. For...

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. ...

To home or Rome? England takes on Italy to end title drought

Jul. 10, 2021 07:37 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — To hear the England players giddily singing along with the Wembley Stadium crowd to "Sweet Caroline" — “so good, so good” — encapsulates the youthful exuberance and carefree spirit of a group unburdened by trying to end the team's 55-year trophy drought on Sunday. ...