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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...

Gerd Müller, 'the best striker in history,' dies at 75

Aug. 15, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

MUNICH (AP) — Gerd Müller, the Bayern Munich and former West Germany soccer great known as “Der Bomber” for his scoring prowess, has died. He was 75. The Bavarian club announced his death on Sunday, with club president Herbert Hainer saying it was “a sad, dark...

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...

Germany cuts short Olympic warmup with allegations of racism

Jul. 17, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

WAKAYAMA, Japan (AP) — Germany’s Olympic soccer team walked off the field during a preparation match for the Tokyo Games on Saturday in response to alleged racist abuse from an opposing Honduras player toward German defender Jordan Torunarigha. The players left the...

Analysis: England stars extol values at odds with some fans

Jul. 12, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — There wasn’t just missing out on the European title for a crestfallen and weary Gareth Southgate to contemplate. The fallout from England fans’ boorish behavior was proving as painful for the coach and the nation on Monday than the previous night’s...

The Latest: Italians celebrate Euro 2020 victory in Rome

Jul. 11, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

The Latest on soccer’s European Championship: ___ Celebrations erupted in downtown Rome as thousands of people took to the streets after Italy beat England in a penalty shootout to win the European Championship at Wembley Stadium in London. ...

Canada's Davies hurts ankle, to miss CONCACAF Gold Cup

Jul. 10, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Canadian star Alphonso Davies will miss the CONCACAF Gold Cup because of an ankle injury. The Canadian Soccer Association said the 20-year Bayern Munich defender was hurt during training Wednesday and returned to Germany on Friday for a medical...

To home or Rome? England takes on Italy to end title drought

Jul. 10, 2021 07:37 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — To hear the England players giddily singing along with the Wembley Stadium crowd to "Sweet Caroline" — “so good, so good” — encapsulates the youthful exuberance and carefree spirit of a group unburdened by trying to end the team's 55-year trophy drought on Sunday. ...

NOTEBOOK: For English fan, Euro 2020 offers a sliver of hope

Jul. 10, 2021 07:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — When I was much younger, a soccer anthem called “Three Lions” offered an exuberant cry. “Football’s coming home,” the lyrics went, after “30 years of hurt.” That was a quarter century ago. Thirty years of hurt have become 55. And I have...

Diverse England team wins fans in nation eager for good news

Jul. 09, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Hannah Kumari has been an English soccer fan since childhood, but she never wanted to fly an England flag. Until now. Kumari is one of millions of fans ecstatic that England’s men’s team has reached the final of a major tournament for the first time...