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July 15, 2021, 8:05 AM

England’s European championship loss exposes deeply rooted racism

Three young Black English athletes were tasked with taking the last three penalty kicks in the neck-and-neck final against Italy. When they failed, they were attacked with racist comments.
July 15, 2021, 8:05 AM
England’s European championship loss exposes deeply rooted racism
July 12, 2021, 7:47 PM

Italy erupts as Europe's soccer champions come home to Rome

Fans jammed Rome's streets to cheer Europe's soccer champions on a victory tour of the city in an opened-topped bus
July 12, 2021, 7:47 PM
July 12, 2021, 6:34 AM

Italy wins Euro 2020, beats England in penalty shootout

Italian soccer’s redemption story is complete
July 12, 2021, 6:34 AM
July 12, 2021, 6:33 AM

Italy explodes in joy after winning European soccer title

Italians celebrated the European Championship soccer title as a new beginning not only for their youthful national team but for a country that’s been yearning to return to normalcy after being hit hard and long by the coronavirus pandemic
July 12, 2021, 6:33 AM
July 12, 2021, 5:47 AM

Italy defeats England in UEFA Euro final

Italy defeated England 3-2 in penalty kicks to take the win.
July 12, 2021, 5:47 AM
Italy defeats England in UEFA Euro final
July 11, 2021, 11:14 PM

Argentina soccer fans celebrate Copa America victory

Thousands of fans took to the streets in Buenos Aires after Argentina beat its historic rival Brazil in the Copa America soccer final.
July 11, 2021, 11:14 PM
Argentina soccer fans celebrate Copa America victory
July 11, 2021, 10:54 PM

The Latest: Italians celebrate Euro 2020 victory in Rome

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
July 11, 2021, 10:54 PM
July 8, 2021, 5:27 PM

Counting the cost: England fans gear up for Euro 2020 final

There were no doubt a few hangovers across England after the national soccer team beat Denmark in the semifinals of the European Championship on Wednesday night
July 8, 2021, 5:27 PM
1 month ago

UEFA declines Munich application for rainbow-colored stadium

German soccer clubs are banding together to display rainbow colors during the country’s match against Hungary at the European Championship after UEFA rejected host city Munich’s plan to do the same
1 month ago
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England players Mount and Chilwell to isolate at Euro 2020

England players Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell will have to remain in isolation until Monday after their contact with a coronavirus-infected opponent at the European Championship
1 month ago
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Eriksen to be fitted with implanted heart monitoring device

The soccer star suffered a cardiac arrest during a Euros game.
1 month ago
Eriksen to be fitted with implanted heart monitoring device
2 months ago

Slovakia's Vavro tests positive for coronavirus at Euro 2020

Slovakia coach Stefan Tarkovic says defender Denis Vavro and a member of the team’s coaching staff have tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of the European Championship match against Sweden
2 months ago
Slovakia's Vavro tests positive for coronavirus at Euro 2020
2 months ago

Greenpeace apologizes, local police slam Euro 2020 protester

Greenpeace has apologized and Munich police are investigating after a protester parachuted into the stadium and injured two people before Germany’s game against France at the European Championship
2 months ago
2 months ago

Doctor: Eriksen 'was gone' before being resuscitated

Denmark team doctor Morten Boesen says Christian Eriksen's heart stopped and ”he was gone” before being resuscitated
2 months ago
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Euro 2020 opening marks return of mega-scale sports events

The biggest sporting event since the coronavirus brought the world to a halt has kicked off at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome
2 months ago
2 months ago

Women's soccer saw significant disruption from pandemic

The coronavirus outbreak brought significant disruption to women’s soccer around the world with some players going without competition for as many as 250 days
2 months ago
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Nike says it ended deal with Neymar amid assault allegations

Nike has confirmed it ended its sponsorship agreement with Neymar last year after the Brazilian soccer player refused to collaborate in an investigation into an accusation that he sexually assaulted a female employee from the company
2 months ago
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Rashford faces racist abuse on social media after final loss

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford says he faced “at least 70 racial slurs” on social media after his team's loss on penalties to Villarreal in the Europa League final
2 months ago
3 months ago

English Premier League's $7 billion TV rights renewal OK'd

The Premier League has been allowed by the British government to renew its current domestic television rights deals for another three seasons without an open process to ensure 5 billion pounds ($7 billion) will be generated
3 months ago
English Premier League's $7 billion TV rights renewal OK'd
3 months ago

'Horrifying' robbery at home of Israel, PSV striker Zahavi

The wife of PSV Eindhoven and Israel striker Eran Zahavi says she was the victim of a “horrifying experience” after two robbers, one of them armed, tied up and gagged her and her children in the couple’s home in Amsterdam
3 months ago
3 months ago

UEFA details Euro 2020 rules for teams hit by virus issues

Teams hit by COVID-19 cases or mandatory quarantine at the European Championship can have games postponed for up to 48 hours to get new players in
3 months ago
3 months ago

EXPLAINER: English soccer leads social media racism boycott

There will be no goal clips or even title celebrations
3 months ago
3 months ago

Israeli soccer referee comes out as transgender woman

An Israeli soccer referee has come out as transgender and is living — and enforcing the rules of the game — as a woman
3 months ago
3 months ago

EPL rebels apologize for Super League mutiny to placate fans

After the aborted attempt to form a European Super League, Liverpool owner John Henry is attempting to regain the trust of fans with an apology video
3 months ago
3 months ago

European Super League announcement sends shockwaves through global soccer

On Sunday, some of the biggest teams in soccer announced a new 'European Super League,' in a move roundly criticized by fans, pundits and soccer's governing bodies.
3 months ago
European Super League announcement sends shockwaves through global soccer
3 months ago

Threats of expulsion as UEFA confronts Super League rebel 12

Several major European soccer clubs are forming a breakaway league.
3 months ago
Super League clubs tell FIFA legal action already started
8 months ago

Extraordinary walk off highlights racism in European soccer

Two teams in the Champions' League walked off and did not return.
8 months ago
Soccer players lay down 'marker' in fight against racism
8 months ago

New excitement in Wales after Ryan Reynolds, Rob McElhenney buy underdog soccer team

Despite their many losses, the Wrexham Football Club is a source of pride among those living in the city. The purchase could uplift the city’s economy, which had been struggling even before COVID-19.
8 months ago
New excitement in Wales after Ryan Reynolds, Rob McElhenney buy underdog soccer team
8 months ago

Welsh soccer team saved by Hollywood stars

ABC News' Maggie Rulli takes a trip to North Wales where Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney bought the Wrexham Football Club.
8 months ago
Welsh soccer team saved by Hollywood stars
8 months ago

Only half of EPL clubs allowed fans when restrictions eased

Only half of the English Premier League stadiums will be allowed some fans when coronavirus restrictions are relaxed next week
8 months ago
Only half of EPL clubs allowed fans when restrictions eased
8 months ago

Soccer legend Diego Maradona dead at 60

The president of Argentina has decreed three days of mourning as fans across the globe mourn the World Cup champion.
8 months ago
Soccer legend Diego Maradona dead at 60
1 year ago

Players kneeling for anthem met with boos before MLS game

There was a smattering of boos when players from FC Dallas and Nashville SC collectively took a knee during the national anthem before their game in Frisco, Texas
1 year ago
Players kneeling for anthem met with boos before MLS game
1 year ago

MLS navigates resuming the season in local markets

In light of the troubles that Major League Baseball has had in starting its season, Major League Soccer’s plan to resume play in its local markets is under understandable scrutiny
1 year ago
MLS navigates resuming the season in local markets
1 year ago

Stars bring national women's soccer league team to LA

Lara Spencer reports on the buzziest stories of the day in "GMA" Pop News.
1 year ago
Stars bring national women's soccer league team to LA
1 year ago

Beckham son Brooklyn is engaged to actress Nicola Peltz

He's the son of the soccer superstar and former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham.
1 year ago
1 year ago

Prosecutor to probe attorney general-FIFA president meetings

A special prosecutor has been appointed in Switzerland to assess complaints about alleged criminal conduct when attorney general Michael Lauber had undisclosed meetings with FIFA president Gianni Infantino
1 year ago
Prosecutor to probe attorney general-FIFA president meetings
1 year ago

US Soccer repeals rule that banned kneeling during anthem

U.S. Soccer’s board of directors has voted to repeal a 2017 policy that required national team players to stand during the national anthem, a rule adopted after Megan Rapinoe kneeled in support of Colin Kaepernick
1 year ago
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MLS Commissioner on the league’s return to play

MLS Commissioner Don Garber discusses how the league is approaching its July 8 return with the MLS is Back Tournament and possible changes to U.S.
1 year ago
MLS Commissioner on the league’s return to play
1 year ago

Messi's back: Spanish soccer league set to resume in June

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announced Saturday that the soccer league in Spain will be allowed to resume from June 8
1 year ago
Messi's back: Spanish soccer league set to resume in June
1 year ago

Soccer reboot in Germany: No fans, lonely goal celebrations

Germany's soccer season has resumed after a two-month break caused by the coronavirus pandemic
1 year ago
Fist bumps and masks: Professional soccer returns in Germany
1 year ago

No more 'kissing the ball' in South American soccer

There will be no more kissing the ball for good luck in South American soccer
1 year ago
No more 'kissing the ball' in South American soccer
1 year ago

Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan say they plan to appeal judge's ruling throwing out USWNT unequal pay claim

Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan say they plan to appeal judge's ruling on unequal pay: "We are fighters and we will continue to fight together for this."
1 year ago
Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan say they plan to appeal judge's ruling on unequal pay
1 year ago

Empty stadiums for soccer games? It's not quite that simple

The sight of soccer games taking place in empty stadiums is set to become the new norm as the sport attempts to resume from a worldwide shutdown
1 year ago
Empty stadiums for soccer games? It's not quite that simple
1 year ago

Belarusian club puts mannequins in stands as fans stay away

The defending champions in Belarus have started putting mannequins in the stands as soccer fans stay away from stadiums because of the coronavirus
1 year ago
Belarusian club puts mannequins in stands as fans stay away
1 year ago

UEFA postpones Euro 2020 by 1 year because of pandemic

This year's European Championship has been postponed for one year because of the coronavirus outbreak
1 year ago
UEFA begins talks with postponing Euro 2020 likely
1 year ago

Premier League, Champions League call off matches

The leagues are responding to the global coronavirus outbreak.
1 year ago
Premier League, Champions League call off matches
1 year ago

US men's soccer union sounds off on federation's 'false narrative' about equal pay for women

The union that represents the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team players
1 year ago
US men's soccer union sounds off on 'false narrative' about equal pay for women
1 year ago

USWNT impressive goals against Costa Rica

Christen Press landed a left-footed rocket to the upper right corner from 20 yards out in the third minute of play against Costa Rica on the road to the Olympics and the team racked up six goals total
1 year ago
USWNT impressive goals against Costa Rica
2 years ago

Racism in soccer an 'epidemic' that mirrors disturbing trends in Europe: Advocates

After a string of high-profile racist incidents in European soccer in 2019, advocates and experts address the culture of racism in the world's biggest sport.
2 years ago
Racism in soccer an 'epidemic' that mirrors disturbing trends in Europe: Advocates
2 years ago

How Christian Pulisic rose to international stardom playing soccer

Pulisic, who is from Hershey, Pennsylvania, became the highest-paid American soccer player of all time when he signed with Chelsea Football Club in the U.K. But it didn't come without its challenges.
2 years ago
How Christian Pulisic rose to international stardom playing soccer