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Kane struggles as England held 0-0 by Scotland at Euro 2020

Jun. 18, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Not even with the Premier League’s top scorer could England find a way past Scotland. Maybe Harry Kane was as much as the problem as the solution. On his good days, Kane is one of the game’s ultimate goal threats for both Tottenham...

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...

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,...

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...

UEFA asks Euro 2020 teams to stop removing sponsor bottles

Jun. 17, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Reacting to a bottle-snatching trend at the European Championship started by Cristiano Ronaldo, players on the 24 teams have been asked to stop removing strategically placed sponsor drinks from the news conference platforms, UEFA said Thursday. Ronaldo,...

Belgium beats Denmark 2-1 in game marked by Eriksen tribute

Jun. 17, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN (AP) — When the game was over, Denmark’s players walked around the field to a standing ovation from a crowd that serenaded them as if they had just won the European Championship. The scoreboard on the big screens inside Parken Stadium told a different...

Eriksen to be fitted with implanted heart monitoring device

Jun. 17, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN (AP) — Christian Eriksen will be fitted with an implantable device to monitor his heart rhythm, the Danish soccer federation said Thursday. The 29-year-old Eriksen is recovering in a Copenhagen hospital after suffering cardiac arrest during Denmark’s game...

The Latest: Sweden player Larsson has car issues back home

Jun. 17, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

The Latest on soccer’s European Championship: ___ Sweden midfielder Sebastien Larsson has had more to think about at the European Championship than just Friday’s match against Slovakia. Larsson’s electric car caught fire...

Play halted for Eriksen tribute during Denmark-Belgium game

Jun. 17, 2021 12:27 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN (AP) — Denmark and Belgium players halted their European Championship match Thursday for a stadium-wide minute’s applause for Christian Eriksen. Belgium stopped play after the clock hit 10 minutes as the 25,000 fans at Parken Stadium rose to applaud...