Latest Serie A News

German soccer pledges to support Holocaust Memorial Day

Jan. 24, 2020 4:55 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The German soccer federation says it has a “special responsibility” to support Holocaust Memorial Day as its former president Felix Linnemann was directly responsible for sending victims to be murdered at the Auschwitz extermination camp. The DFB said on Friday that Linnemann,...

Fiorentina president Rocco Commisso gestures prior to an Italian Cup eightfinal soccer match, between Fiorentina and Atalanta at the Artemio Franchi stadium in Florence, Italy, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. ( Jennifer Lorenzini/LaPresse via AP)

AP Interview: Fiorentina's American owner is a soccer lifer

Jan. 23, 2020 9:16 AM EST

ROME (AP) — From Calabria to Pennsylvania, then the Bronx and beyond, new Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso has been on the move his entire life. Whether it was acclimating to the United States after immigrating at the age of 12, climbing the corporate ladder toward becoming the billionaire chairman of cable...

David Beckham poses for a photograph before a Christian Dior pre-fall 2020 men's fashion collection presentation during Art Basel on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Beckham's MLS team in Miami takes field for first time

Jan. 20, 2020 1:37 PM EST

MIAMI SHORES, Fla. (AP) — David Beckham’s new soccer team finally got to play soccer. After more than six years of planning — and a process that was at times brutally difficult — Inter Miami took the field for the first time Monday. The expansion MLS club’s inaugural training...

ESPN+ takes over from BeIN as US Copa del Rey broadcaster

Jan. 11, 2020 2:33 AM EST

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN+ is adding Spain's Copa del Rey to its U.S. soccer properties. The tournament joins England's FA Cup, England's League Cup, Italy's Serie A, the Dutch Eredivise and the European Nations League on the streaming service, which is owned by ESPN, part of The Walt Disney Co. ESPN+...

Clemson's Robbie Robinson the No. 1 pick in MLS SuperDraft

Jan. 9, 2020 5:50 PM EST

Forward Robbie Robinson out of Clemson was the first overall pick Thursday in the Major League Soccer SuperDraft by Inter Miami. Robinson, who won the MAC Hermann Trophy as the nation's top college player, had 18 goals and nine assists this season as a junior. He was also named the ACC Offensive Player of the...

Inter Milan's Romelu Lukaku fires a shot during a Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Genoa, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Old-fashioned No. 9's are back in fashion in Serie A

Jan. 9, 2020 5:55 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Forget the false nine. Traditional No. 9’s are back in vogue in Serie A. From Romelu Lukaku to Ciro Immobile and Andrea Belotti — and even the new-look Cristiano Ronaldo — old-fashioned center forwards are grabbing the spotlight as the Italian league approaches its midway...

Lazio's Danilo Cataldi and Brescia's Mario Balotelli, left, vie for the ball during the Italian Series A soccer match between Brescia and Lazio at the Mario Rigamonti stadium in Brescia, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. (Gianluca Checchi/LaPresse via AP)

'Shame on you': Balotelli slams Lazio fans for racist abuse

Jan. 5, 2020 4:56 PM EST

BRESCIA, Italy (AP) — Mario Balotelli slammed Lazio soccer fans after the Italian forward was once again the target of racist chants in Brescia’s 2-1 home defeat on Sunday. The Serie A match was halted for a few minutes shortly after the half-hour mark and an announcement made to fans at the...

The damaged statue of soccer player Zlatan Ibrahimovic next to Stadion football arena in Malmo, Sweden, Sunday Jan. 5, 2020. Ibrahimovic, who recently joined Italian side AC Milan, angered fans of his boyhood club, Malmo, in November when he bought a stake in one of Swedish title rivals, Hammarby, and outlined his desire to make the Stockholm-based team “the best in Scandinavia

Statue of Zlatan Ibrahimovic overturned in Malmo

Jan. 5, 2020 8:14 AM EST

MALMO (AP) — After weeks of vandalism, the statue of Zlatan Ibrahimovic has finally been overturned. The 500-kilogram monument, which is located outside Malmo’s soccer stadium, was cut off at the feet, causing it to topple over onto a wire fence overnight Sunday. A dark Sweden soccer t-shirt was...

Everton's manager Carlo Ancelotti looks out from the bench before the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Everton at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

Ancelotti bids to reverse Everton's derby-day fortunes

Jan. 3, 2020 7:08 AM EST

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti was setting the scene for the latest Merseyside derby against Liverpool when he trotted out a cliché seemingly used for any match between local rivals. “In a derby,” Ancelotti said with a smile, “you never know what’s going to happen.”...

Zlatan Ibrahimovic wears an AC Milan scarf as he acknowledges his fans outside the AC Milan team headquarters, in Milan, Italy, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020.  The 38-year-old striker has been presented by AC Milan after signing a deal until the end of the season with an option to extend for another year. (Spada/LaPresse via AP)

Ibrahimović welcomes 'top-level challenge' at AC Milan

Jan. 3, 2020 6:38 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimović is giving himself six months to see if he can still play elite-level soccer with one of Europe’s storied clubs. The 38-year-old striker was presented by AC Milan on Friday after signing a deal until the end of the season with an option to extend for another...