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Afghanistan girls soccer team given asylum in Portugal

Sep. 21, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

The girls on Afghanistan’s national soccer team were anxious. For weeks, they had been moving around the country, waiting for word that they could leave. One wants to be a doctor, another a movie producer, others engineers. All dream of growing up to be professional...

New stars, old problems for Man United in Champions League

Sep. 15, 2021 05:07 AM EDT

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — With Cristiano Ronaldo back at Manchester United, missing out on the Champions League knockout rounds for a third straight season is unthinkable. Yet the same kind of problems carried over from last season’s failed campaign to the one that...

Viva Ronaldo: Cristiano's 2 goals on glorious United return

Sep. 11, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The leap, swivel and landing with outstretched arms were roared on by the Old Trafford crowd. If anyone missed it the first time on Saturday — and it’s hard to imagine when so many eyes were transfixed on Cristiano Ronaldo — they got...

Ronaldo becomes highest scoring man in international soccer

Sep. 01, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

FARO, Portugal (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo became the highest-scoring man in the international soccer history with his 110th goal for Portugal on Wednesday. The Portugal captain scored in the 89th minute against Ireland in a World Cup qualifier, moving ahead of former...

Column: Mbappe's non-transfer shows where soccer power lies

Sep. 01, 2021 02:32 AM EDT

The deal that didn’t happen best defines the landscape of European football after a summer transfer window that saw unexpected moves by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Kylian Mbappé will remain with Paris Saint-Germain this season, and the star French forward...

Greenwood's goals well timed before Ronaldo's United return

Aug. 29, 2021 15:19 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Mason Greenwood is making sure Manchester United doesn't neglect his scoring abilities when Cristiano Ronaldo returns. The 19-year-old striker — who is almost half Ronaldo's age — has now scored in all three matches for United at the start of the...

Column: Ronaldo deal sees Man U outflank City, mollify fans

Aug. 27, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — As the transfer talk heated up, the prospect of seeing Cristiano Ronaldo in a Manchester City jersey increasingly dismayed greats from the red half of town — particularly Rio Ferdinand. How could the player he won three Premier League titles...

Ronaldo makes sensational return to Man United

Aug. 27, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

Cristiano Ronaldo is heading back to Manchester United, the team that turned him into a global superstar. In a fast-moving deal that stunned the world of soccer, Ronaldo secured a return to Old Trafford on Friday — a day after telling Juventus he no longer wanted to...

End of an era: Barcelona says Messi won't stay with the club

Aug. 05, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi's time at Barcelona appears to be over. Barcelona announced Thursday that Messi will not stay with the club, saying that the Spanish league's financial regulations made it impossible to sign the Argentina star to a new contract. ...

Juventus targets capital increase of up to $475 million

Jul. 30, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, Serie A club Juventus expects to receive a capital injection of up to 400 million euros ($475 million) by the end of the year. “Goldman Sachs International, J.P. Morgan AG, Mediobanca - Banca di Credito...