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Italy impress again in 3-0 win over Switzerland at Euro 2020

Jun. 16, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The wingers sprint forward like Ferraris. The midfielders are just as capable at scoring as the forwards. And the reserves look like starters. A new-look Italy is impressing with its offensive flair at the European Championship. ...

The Latest: Ramsey leads Wales over Turkey 2-0 at Euro 2020

Jun. 16, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

The Latest on soccer’s European Championship: ___ Aaron Ramsey scored the first goal to give Wales a 2-0 victory over Turkey at the European Championship. Gareth Bale played a lobbed pass over the opposing defense and Ramsey...

Belgium to stop game against Denmark for Eriksen tribute

Jun. 16, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN (AP) — Belgium's players will kick the ball out of play in the 10th minute of their European Championship game against Denmark so the stadium can pay tribute to Christian Eriksen with a minute’s applause, striker Romelu Lukaku said Wednesday. The fans at...

England-Scotland: Rivalry that started international soccer

Jun. 16, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Unimaginable now, especially with tickets in short supply during the coronavirus pandemic, but when England and Scotland first decided to play each other in a soccer match they weren't sure if there would be much demand. How wrong they were. The West of...

Greenpeace apologizes, local police slam Euro 2020 protester

Jun. 16, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

MUNICH (AP) — Greenpeace has apologized and Munich police are investigating after a protester parachuted into the stadium and injured two people before Germany’s game against France at the European Championship. The protester used a powered paraglider with a motor...

Own-goal gives France 1-0 win over Germany at Euro 2020

Jun. 15, 2021 20:14 PM EDT

MUNICH (AP) — Mats Hummels’ return to the national team went better for France than it did for Germany. The experienced defender was recalled by Germany coach Joachim Löw for the European Championship for his leadership qualities, but he ended up scoring an own-goal...

People hurt by parachuting protestor at Euro 2020 game

Jun. 15, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

MUNICH (AP) — Several spectators were treated in the hospital for injuries caused by a protestor who parachuted into the stadium before France played Germany at the European Championship, UEFA said Tuesday. Debris fell on the field and main grandstand, narrowly missing...

Ronaldo scores 2, Portugal beats Hungary 3-0 at Euro 2020

Jun. 15, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo’s record-setting day came in front of the first packed crowd of this year’s European Championship. The Portugal great set the record for most career goals at the tournament in the 87th minute from the penalty spot and then...

Mings hopes taking a knee informs critics like UK minister

Jun. 15, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

BURTON-ON-TRENT, England (AP) — Taking a knee has now pitted a British government official against the England team in their campaign against racial injustice. Home Secretary Priti Patel has directly opposed players taking part in the anti-racism gesture before games at...

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...