Latest France National Soccer Team News

Welcome to CONCACAF: Bumpy fields, showering at hotel

Sep. 03, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Among 15 players at RB Leipzig who headed last week to national teams, Tyler Adams tried to explain to teammates what it's like playing in CONCACAF, which allows subpar fields in outdated stadiums that elite leagues don't tolerate. ...

Lionel Messi eyes Champions League trophy with PSG

Aug. 11, 2021 09:51 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Lionel Messi said he's “in the right place” to win another Champions League trophy and cited a reunion with Neymar as a key factor in his decision to sign with Paris Saint-Germain. The 34-year-old Argentina star spoke at his introductory news conference...

Lionel Messi signs 2-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain

Aug. 10, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

Lionel Messi finally signed his eagerly anticipated Paris Saint-Germain contract on Tuesday night to complete the move that confirms the end of a career-long association with Barcelona and sends PSG into a new era. The French club said in a statement that the 34-year-old...

From Copa America to Olympics, Richarlison nets 3 for Brazil

Jul. 22, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

YOKOMAHA, Japan (AP) — The jig of joy seven minutes into his Olympic debut showed just why Richarlison was so determined to be allowed by Everton to come to Japan. Even if it meant doing double duty with Brazil and extending the season even further and delaying his...

Euro 2020 final: Where Italy and England can win or lose

Jul. 09, 2021 10:31 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — It's being billed as the best team of the tournament against, in effect, the host nation. The European Championship final between Italy and England at Wembley Stadium on Sunday has all the makings of a tight and tense title match. ...

Clash with European season creates Olympic soccer headache

Jul. 03, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

Often the event that connects an Olympic host city with the rest of the nation, soccer could be a source of trepidation rather than excitement in Japan. Players spreading across the country is far from desired as Japan is trying to stage a Games that limits the risks of...

American Konrad de la Fuente joins Olympique Marseille

Jun. 29, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

American forward Konrad de La Fuente has transferred to Olympique Marseille from Barcelona. The French team said Tuesday he agreed to a four-year contract. The 19-year-old played in two Champions League matches and one Copa del Rey game last season,...

Switzerland beats France 5-4 on penalties at Euro 2020

Jun. 28, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Au revoir France, this summer belongs to Yann Sommer. The Switzerland goalkeeper, who left in the middle of the European Championship’s group stage to be with his wife for the birth of their second daughter, made the biggest save of his life...

Morata scores as Spain beats Croatia 5-3 in extra time

Jun. 28, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Spain first gifted Croatia a bizarre own-goal, then threw away a late 3-1 lead. Alvaro Morata made sure it didn't matter in the end. Morata and Mikel Oyarzabal scored in extra time Monday to give Spain a 5-3 win over Croatia and a place in the...

Long flights frustrate some teams at sprawling Euro 2020

Jun. 25, 2021 09:53 AM EDT

A sprawling European Championship like no other is racking up air miles like never before. Some teams at Euro 2020, which is being held in various countries, have played most or all their games so far at home. Others are flying from one end of the continent to the other...