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Colombia coach Néstor Lorenzo critical of extended Copa America final halftime for Shakira concert

Jul. 13, 2024 20:56 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Colombia coach Néstor Lorenzo was critical of the extended halftime planned for Sunday night's Copa America final to allow a concert by Shakira. Shakira will be the first musical act to perform during the halftime of the Copa America final. The Colombian...

Paris Olympics: What to know and who to watch during the women's soccer competition

Jul. 12, 2024 10:48 AM EDT

A roadmap to follow for the women's soccer competition during the Paris Olympics: Athletes to Watch —Sophia Smith, United States: The former U.S. Soccer Player of the Year and NWSL MVP is heading into the Olympics in peak form. The 23-year-old forward plays for the...

Spain and England meet in Euro 2024 final but it isn't a classic, deep-rooted international rivalry

Jul. 11, 2024 14:38 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Women’s World Cup final. Now the men’s European Championship final. For two pre-eminent soccer countries, Spain against England is hardly a classic and deep-rooted international rivalry but back-to-back title matches in the space of 11 months at major...

Uruguay beats Brazil 4-2 on penalties after scoreless draw, advances to Copa America semifinals

Jul. 06, 2024 23:37 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Manuel Ugarte scored the winning goal in the fifth round of the shootout and Uruguay advanced to the Copa America semifinals with a 4-2 penalty kick victory over Brazil after the teams played to a scoreless draw Saturday night. The teams combined for a...

Merino last-gasp goal sends Spain to Euro 2024 semis after dramatic extra-time win over Germany

Jul. 05, 2024 18:24 PM EDT

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Spain and its fans celebrated as if they’d won the European Championship. After eliminating tournament host Germany in a thrilling quarterfinal, Luis de la Fuente's team has a great chance to lift the trophy in Berlin next week. Spain snatched a 2-1 win...

Calls for Berhalter to step down from USMNT are growing. Here are possible candidates to replace him

Jul. 02, 2024 19:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jürgen Klopp, Thierry Henry and Marcelo Bielsa are among those being speculated about as candidates to take over from Gregg Berhalter as U.S. coach ahead of the 2026 World Cup. Jesse Marsch, Hugo Pérez, Pellegrino Matarazzo and David Wagner could be considered if...

Yamal, Williams and Pedri not included in Spain's soccer squad for Paris Olympics

Jun. 26, 2024 09:47 AM EDT

Lamine Yamal, Nico Williams and Pedri have not been included in Spain's Olympic soccer squad for next month's Paris Games despite being young enough to make the team. The trio are younger than 23 but are playing with Spain at the European Championship in Germany and will get some...

Paris Games: Welcome to the weird world of men’s soccer at the Olympics

Jun. 25, 2024 12:24 PM EDT

Kylian Mbappé wanted to be there. France coach Thierry Henry wanted it too. In the end, not even French president Emmanuel Macron could pull enough strings to free up his country's finest soccer player to compete in the Paris Games. Welcome to the weird of world of...

Jonatan Giraldez joins the Spirit, will transition to head coach role

Jun. 20, 2024 18:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON D.C. (AP) — New head coach Jonatan Giraldez has joined the Washington Spirit after finishing up the season with Barcelona. Giraldez was named head coach of the Spirit earlier this year, but stayed on with Barcelona through the conclusion of the Spanish Liga F season...

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...