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Dummy of Vinícius Júnior hanged off bridge ahead of derby

Jan. 26, 2023 10:54 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — A dummy of Real Madrid forward Vinícius Júnior was hanged from a highway bridge early Thursday, hours before the team's match against Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey. The perpetrators used a black figure with Vinícius Júnior’s name on it, tied a rope around...

Bruised Ronaldo scores twice to edge showdown with Messi

Jan. 19, 2023 16:55 PM EST

Grimacing in pain from his bruised cheekbone, Cristiano Ronaldo steadied himself before scoring from the penalty spot for his first goal in Saudi Arabia against a Paris Saint-Germain team featuring old foe Lionel Messi. Messi had already scored early in Thursday's exhibition game...

Ronaldo rejected offers elsewhere for top salary Saudi deal

Jan. 03, 2023 16:53 PM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo was presented as the superstar new signing of Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr on Tuesday, with the team’s president saying the Portugal great deserves to be the highest paid player on the planet. Ronaldo said he turned down “many...

Cristiano Ronaldo makes big-money move to Saudi Arabian club

Dec. 30, 2022 19:24 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo completed a lucrative move to Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr on Friday in a deal that is a landmark moment for Middle Eastern soccer but will see one of Europe's biggest stars disappear from the sport's elite stage. Al Nassr posted a picture on social...

Loyal to Santos, Pelé toured and scored in Europe

Dec. 30, 2022 10:34 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Pelé or Diego Maradona? Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo? Endless arguments over the greatest player in the history of men's soccer can often see cheap hits aimed at Pelé, who died Thursday at age 82, with the claim that he wasn't tested on the European stage...

Premier League, European clubs prepare for World Cup fallout

Dec. 16, 2022 15:58 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — After a World Cup described by FIFA as the best ever, the true impact of its unprecedented calendar scheduling remains to be seen. Staged in November and December for the first time in its 92-year history, the World Cup's aftermath will worry Europe's biggest...

Key players in World Cup final between France and Argentina

Dec. 16, 2022 13:58 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Lionel Messi will line up for Argentina and Kylian Mbappé will be on the opposite side for France on Sunday in the World Cup final. Messi has been there before, but lost in the 2014 final to Germany. Mbappé won the 2018 title after scoring a goal against...

Modric shares World Cup stage with Lionel Messi in loss

Dec. 13, 2022 18:06 PM EST

LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — Luka Modric pulled his shirt up over his face as he trudged over to the sideline. Croatia’s red-and-white-clad fans recognized the sorrowful significance of the moment and rose up to applaud the diminutive midfielder who is probably their nation’s greatest...

Which new stars can replace Messi, Ronaldo after World Cup?

Dec. 08, 2022 12:49 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are not ready to say goodbye to the World Cup just yet. But the clock is ticking on their careers and Qatar could be the last time we see them on soccer’s biggest stage. With that in mind, thoughts naturally...

Brazil wants to keep dancing against Croatia at World Cup

Dec. 08, 2022 10:05 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Brazil wants to keep the dancing going at the World Cup when it faces Croatia on Friday with a spot in the semifinals on the line. The Brazilians have made it clear they will not back from their goal celebrations in Qatar despite criticism by some. ...