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Italy sets unbeaten record; Germany, Spain top WCup groups

Sep. 05, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Italy set an international record of 36 games unbeaten on Sunday as Germany and Spain returned to the top of their World Cup qualifying groups. Though European champions Italy were held 0-0 at Switzerland, Germany and Spain were joined by England and...

Ronaldo becomes highest scoring man in international soccer

Sep. 01, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

FARO, Portugal (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo became the highest-scoring man in the international soccer history with his 110th goal for Portugal on Wednesday. The Portugal captain scored in the 89th minute against Ireland in a World Cup qualifier, moving ahead of former...

PSG fans cheer on Messi before 4-2 win; Nice routs Lille 4-0

Aug. 14, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Lionel Messi stood and smiled, looking transfixed as Paris Saint-Germain fans chanted the soccer great's name — “Leo Messi, Leo Messi” — before Saturday's 4-2 home win against Strasbourg in the French league. PSG's latest signing joined four other...

UK police arrest 11 over racist abuse after Euros final

Aug. 05, 2021 05:32 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police said Thursday they have made 11 arrests in connection with the online racial abuse of England soccer players following their team's loss to Italy in the final of the European Championship last month. Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo...

Police: 11 arrests over racial abuse of England players

Aug. 04, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police investigating the online racial abuse of England players following the team's Euro 2020 soccer final loss against Italy say they have made 11 arrests. Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka were victims of abuse after they missed...

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...

The Latest: Most of S Korean warship's crew have coronavirus

Jul. 18, 2021 21:11 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — The number of infected sailors on a South Korean destroyer on an anti-piracy mission off East Africa has soared to 247, the largest cluster for the country’s military during the coronavirus pandemic. The Defense Ministry said Monday two military...

AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa

Jul. 16, 2021 02:14 AM EDT

JULY 9 - JULY 15, 2021 From a street mural of England soccer striker Marcus Rashford, Italy’s fans in Rome celebrating their national team's Euro 2020 victory, and violence escalating in South Africa, to the 74th international film festival in Cannes, Bastille Day...

Olympic athletes to put on own medals at Tokyo ceremonies

Jul. 14, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Athletes at the Tokyo Olympics will put their medals around their own necks to protect against spreading the coronavirus. The “very significant change” to traditional medal ceremonies in the 339 events was revealed Wednesday by International Olympic...

UK to ban online racists from games after Euro 2020 uproar

Jul. 14, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the government plans to ban anyone guilty of online racist abuse from soccer matches as authorities continue to respond to the lawlessness connected to England’s loss in the final of the European soccer championship. ...