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FILE - David Beckham, Inter Miami CF co-owner, is interviewed during the Major League Soccer 25th Season kickoff event in New York, in this Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, file photo. David Beckham bristled when asked whether Phil Neville’s was hired as Inter Miami coach because they’re buddies. “Of course, people are always going to turn around and say, oh, it’s because he’s your friend. It’s nothing to do with him being my friend,” Beckham said Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, FIler)

Beckham says Neville hired as coach on merit, not friendship

Jan. 22, 2021 3:19 PM EST

David Beckham bristled when asked whether Phil Neville’s was hired as Inter Miami coach because they’re buddies. “Of course, people are always going to turn around and say, oh, it’s because he’s your friend. It’s nothing to do with him being my friend,” Beckham...

Barcelona's Lionel Messi during the Spanish Supercopa final soccer match between FC Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao at La Cartuja stadium in Seville, Spain, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)

Lionel Messi suspended 2 matches for hitting opponent

Jan. 19, 2021 2:12 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi avoided a tougher sanction and was suspended for only two matches on Tuesday after hitting an opponent in an incident away from the ball in the Spanish Super Cup final. The Barcelona forward was facing a suspension of up to 12 matches for swinging his arm at an Athletic Bilbao...

Neighbours have drinks in the middle of the street during a heavy snowfall in Bustarviejo, outskirts of Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. A persistent blizzard has blanketed large parts of Spain with 50-year record levels of snow, halting traffic and leaving thousands trapped in cars or in train stations and airports that suspended all services as the snow kept falling on Saturday. Half of Spain is on alert, with five provinces on their highest level of warning. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Unusual snow kills 4, brings much of Spain to a standstill

Jan. 9, 2021 2:54 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — A persistent blizzard blanketed large parts of Spain with an unusual amount of snow on Saturday, killing at least four people and leaving thousands trapped in cars or at train stations and airports that suspended all services. The national weather agency reported that as of 7 a.m., the...

A jogger runs in the business district during a snowfall in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. Spain is on high alert Friday as a cold snap is covering much of the country with snow, causing disruptions in road, sea and air traffic while authorities warn that the worst may still be coming over the weekend. (AP Photo/Paul White)

Storm ‘Filomena’ blankets Spain with snow, disrupts traffic

Jan. 8, 2021 5:42 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain was on high alert Friday as a cold snap covered much of the country with record levels of snow that is disrupting road, rail, sea and air traffic, while authorities warned that worse might be in store over the weekend. The national AEMET weather agency had forecasted that the Spanish...

Everton and West Ham players commemorates COVID-19 victims during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and West Ham at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. (Jan Kruger,Pool via AP)

Analysis: World football's uncertainties as pandemic rages

Jan. 1, 2021 2:16 PM EST

The disconcerting familiarity of games played in empty stadiums ushered in a new year which carried over the same uncertainties facing world football. With a second wave of COVID-19 ravaging so many countries — accelerated by mutant strains — even continuing competitions without disruption remains a...

Barcelona's Lionel Messi, centre, runs past Real Valladolid's Ruben Alcaraz, right during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Valladolid and Barcelona at the Jose Zorrilla stadium in Valladolid, Spain,Tuesday Dec. 22, 2020. (Cesar Manso/Pool via AP)

Messi floats future US move, immediate Barça plans unclear

Dec. 27, 2020 6:31 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi won't make a decision on his long-term future at Barcelona until the season is over, with the soccer great also raising the possibility of playing in the United States one day in a TV interview broadcast Sunday. “I am going to wait until the end of the season (to...

Suárez nets 2, Atlético keeps Liga lead with win over Elche

Dec. 19, 2020 10:16 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Luis Suárez scored two goals to help Atlético Madrid beat Elche 3-1 and ensure it stayed at the top of the Spanish league on Saturday. The league leaders moved three points clear of Real Sociedad and Real Madrid. Sociedad visits Levante later on Saturday, while Madrid...

Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann reacts after missing a chance during the Champions League group G soccer match between FC Barcelona and Juventus at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)

Huawei invites Griezmann to talk after he cut ties

Dec. 14, 2020 11:17 AM EST

Chinese tech giant Huawei wants to talk to French soccer player Antoine Griezmann about its human rights record. The Barcelona forward had promoted Huawei's smartphones in advertisements but cut ties last week because of “strong suspicions” the company had tested facial recognition software intended...

Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann reacts after missing a chance during the Champions League group G soccer match between FC Barcelona and Juventus at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)

Griezmann ends partnership with Huawei, cites Uighurs

Dec. 10, 2020 11:23 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — French soccer player Antoine Griezmann ended his affiliation with Huawei on Thursday, saying there are “strong suspicions” that the Chinese tech giant has contributed to the repression of the mostly Muslim minority Uighurs. The 29-year-old Barcelona forward's...

Players of Paris Saint Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir leave the pitch, after an argument between the Turkish players and the fourth referee during the Champions League group H soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, Tuesday Dec. 8 , 2020. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Players walk off in protest against alleged racism in CL

Dec. 8, 2020 7:30 PM EST

In a powerful protest against alleged racism, players from Paris Saint-Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir walked off the field during a Champions League game on Tuesday and didn’t return after a match official was accused of using insulting language about a Black coach. On a night when English giant...