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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...

Australia shocks Argentina 2-0 in men's Olympic soccer

Jul. 22, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — Two-time Olympic men's soccer champion Argentina was stunned 2-0 by Australia in their opening game at the Tokyo Games on Thursday. In its first Olympic game since 2008, Australia took the lead through Lachlan Wales' tap-in the 14th minute at the...

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...

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. ...

NOTEBOOK: For English fan, Euro 2020 offers a sliver of hope

Jul. 10, 2021 07:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — When I was much younger, a soccer anthem called “Three Lions” offered an exuberant cry. “Football’s coming home,” the lyrics went, after “30 years of hurt.” That was a quarter century ago. Thirty years of hurt have become 55. And I have...

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. ...

The Latest: Denmark coach bemoans late penalty in loss

Jul. 07, 2021 19:17 PM EDT

The Latest on soccer’s European Championship: ___ Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand says he cannot understand how a decisive penalty was awarded against his team in the 2-1 loss to England in the European Championship semifinals. ...

Kane carries England past Ukraine, into Euro 2020 semifinals

Jul. 03, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — England is going back home — with something to play for. Harry Kane scored twice and England overwhelmed Ukraine 4-0 Saturday to reach the European Championship semifinals. It was the only match of Euro 2020 that England had to play...

Clash with European season creates Olympic soccer headache

Jul. 03, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

Often the event that connects an Olympic host city with the rest of the nation, soccer could be a source of trepidation rather than excitement in Japan. Players spreading across the country is far from desired as Japan is trying to stage a Games that limits the risks of...

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...