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Italy erupts as Europe's soccer champions come home to Rome

Jul. 12, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Thousands of fans packed Rome's sidewalks to wildly cheer Europe’s new soccer champions as Italy toured the city in an open-topped bus on Monday evening, crowning a day that saw them honored at the presidential palace and premier's office and cited by the Pope. ...

Italy wins Euro 2020, beats England in penalty shootout

Jul. 11, 2021 20:47 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Italian soccer’s redemption story is complete. England’s painful half-century wait for a major title goes on. And it just had to be because of a penalty shootout. Italy won the European Championship for the second time by beating...

Messi's Argentina beats Brazil 1-0, wins Copa America title

Jul. 11, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Two long droughts ended on Saturday at the Copa America final: Argentina won its first major title since 1993 after a 1-0 win against Brazil. And Lionel Messi finally lifted his first major trophy for the national team, filling in one of the biggest gaps in his...

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. ...

Euro 2020 final: Where Italy and England can win or lose

Jul. 09, 2021 10:31 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — It's being billed as the best team of the tournament against, in effect, the host nation. The European Championship final between Italy and England at Wembley Stadium on Sunday has all the makings of a tight and tense title match. ...

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...

Atalanta and Sassuolo inspired Italy's transformation

Jun. 21, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — It’s been five years since Italy played at a major tournament, so it’s come as a surprise to many to see the Azzurri completely transformed into an attack-minded juggernaut resembling the elite of modern soccer. Where did the old “catenaccio” system...

Italy's reserves beat Wales 1-0 at Euro 2020

Jun. 20, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy’s reserves really do play as well as its starters. Or just about. Roberto Mancini has been saying for weeks that all 26 members of his squad are starters. And after beating Wales 1-0 on Sunday despite making eight changes to his starting lineup at...

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...

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...