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Chosen by Kim Kardashian and loved by fans, Bellingham fires England to 1-0 win over Serbia at Euros

Jun. 16, 2024 22:02 PM EDT

GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Jude Bellingham is the star of Kim Kardashian’s male underwear range, England icon David Beckham mimics his trademark goal celebration, and a Beatles classic has become his anthem as adoring fans serenade him with “Hey Jude” when he’s on the field. ...

Eriksen scores in Denmark's 1-1 draw with Slovenia at Euro 2024, 3 years after his onfield collapse

Jun. 16, 2024 18:45 PM EDT

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — For Christian Eriksen, Denmark’s opening game at the European Championship was a much happier occasion this time. The Manchester United midfielder scored the opening goal in a 1-1 draw with Slovenia on Sunday. It was his first match at the Euros since...

Weghorst returns from World Cup clash with Messi and lifts Netherlands to beat Poland at Euro 2024

Jun. 16, 2024 12:55 PM EDT

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Being barked at by Lionel Messi in a testy post-game exchange that became a viral meme was a strange way for Wout Weghorst to leave the 2022 World Cup after his goals had set up an epic quarterfinal drama. The Netherlands forward's return to major tournament...

Ukraine opens its Euro 2024 campaign against Romania amid backdrop of war back home

Jun. 16, 2024 12:38 PM EDT

MUNICH (AP) — Ukraine, which is competing against the backdrop of the war at home against Russia, opens its European Championship campaign with a match against Romania in Munich on Monday. The other teams in Group E are Belgium and Slovakia. Kickoff is at 3 p.m. local time (1300 GMT). Here’s...

Italy concedes goal after 23 seconds but recovers to beat Albania 2-1 at Euro 2024

Jun. 15, 2024 18:32 PM EDT

DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — By conceding a goal after just 23 seconds, Italy made the worst possible start to its European Championship title defense. Thankfully for the Azzurri, it soon got much better. Italy recovered from letting in the quickest goal in the...

Tiki-taka no more: Spain’s remarkable ball possession streak ends at Euro 2024 against Croatia

Jun. 15, 2024 18:07 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Greedy for the ball no more, Spain has won a game by playing unlike Spain. After La Roja's 3-0 victory over Croatia 3-0 at Euro 2024 on Saturday, the match statistics showed something extremely rare: Spain had only 46% possession. Stats analyst Opta...

Mbappé wants to erase bad memory of decisive penalty miss and leave Euro 2024 as a champion

Jun. 15, 2024 13:45 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The last time Kylian Mbappé kicked a ball at the European Championship, it sent France out of the competition. He was the only player to miss in a penalty shootout against Switzerland, and France was eliminated from Euro 2020 in the round of 16 in a game where they...

Host Germany gives Euro 2024 liftoff by outclassing 10-man Scotland 5-1

Jun. 15, 2024 02:04 AM EDT

MUNICH (AP) — Host Germany could hardly have wished for a better start to the European Championship. Goals from Florian Wirtz and Jamal Musiala in an imperious first half set Germany on the way to a confidence-boosting 5-1 win over 10-man Scotland in the Euro 2024 curtainraiser on...

A street in The Hague gets an all-encompassing orange facelift for Euro 2024

Jun. 14, 2024 03:50 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The fluttering of 64 kilometers (40 miles) of orange bunting and a hammer driving a nail into a wall to hold up orange tarps are the sounds of a Dutch summer of soccer in a normally drab suburban street in The Hague. The Marktweg is one of several...

Ukraine arrives at Euro 2024 to a patriotic welcome and vivid reminder of the war at home

Jun. 13, 2024 17:50 PM EDT

WIESBADEN, Germany (AP) — With patriotic songs broadcast and thousands of exiled Ukrainians in the stadium, the men’s national team was made to feel at home at its first training in Germany for the European Championship. After the national anthem played, and before the warmups...