International soccer

December 04, 2019 - 9:15 am
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — In a move to raise the quality, profile and value of women’s soccer, UEFA is changing the Champions League format to include a group stage. The 2021-22 edition will have a 16-team group stage with increased revenue from the sale of centralized broadcast and sponsor deals,...
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Luis Enrique speaks during his official presentation as Spain's new head soccer coach in Las Rozas on the outskirts Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul White)
November 27, 2019 - 5:59 am
MADRID (AP) — Returning Spain coach Luis Enrique on Wednesday accused Robert Moreno of being disloyal for not wanting him to regain the job until after the 2020 European Championship. Moreno was promoted from assistant coach to take charge of Spain in June when Luis Enrique left to be with his ill...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2014, file photo, a Russian flag is held above the Olympic Rings at Adler Arena Skating Center during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. A World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) panel on Monday Nov. 25, 2019, has recommended Russian athletes be forced to compete as neutrals at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo and other major upcoming events. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
November 25, 2019 - 1:46 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — Russian athletes should be forced to compete as neutrals at next year’s Olympics in Tokyo and other major events, a key World Anti-Doping Agency panel recommended on Monday. WADA’s compliance review committee proposed a four-year ban on hosting major events in Russia and a ban for...
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President Donald Trump poses for photos with members of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Women's Hockey Team during the NCAA Collegiate National Champions Day at the White House, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
November 22, 2019 - 10:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday met with athletes and coaches from 22 collegiate national championship teams. The traditional honorary White House visit for champion college and pro sports teams has become a politically-loaded event in Trump’s presidency. Some athletes, including...
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November 19, 2019 - 6:31 pm
Josh Sargent scored the first of his two goals 34 seconds in, Jordan Morris also had two goals and the United States routed Cuba 4-0 at George Town, Cayman Islands, on Tuesday night to reach the semifinals of the first CONCACAF Nations League. The U.S. finished 3-1 in Group A along with Canada and...
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Spain head coach Robert Moreno sits on the bench during the Euro 2020 group F qualifying soccer match between Spain and Romania at the Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
November 19, 2019 - 4:02 am
MADRID (AP) — Luis Enrique is returning as Spain coach five months after stepping down because of his daughter’s illness. He is taking over from former assistant Robert Moreno, who coached the team through qualifying for the 2020 European Championship. His last match was on Monday, a 5-0 rout of...
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Canada's Vasek Pospisil celebrates a point during the Davis Cup tennis match against Italy's Fabio Fognini in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
November 18, 2019 - 10:55 am
MADRID (AP) — Costume-wearing fans, boisterous crowds, exciting matches. Old traditions were preserved when the revamped Davis Cup began a new era on Monday in Madrid. As the 18-team Davis Cup Finals got underway in its new weeklong World Cup-style format at the “Magic Box” tennis complex, fans...
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Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during a friendly soccer match between Brazil and Argentina at King Fahd stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. (AP Photo)
November 17, 2019 - 10:00 am
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — International soccer superstar Lionel Messi has arrived in Israel for a much-anticipated match, despite calls for boycott and the threat of rocket fire. The Argentinian national team landed Sunday in Israel for an international friendly match against Uruguay in Tel Aviv. A...
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England's Harry Kane, right, celebrates scoring the fifth goal during the Euro 2020 group A qualifying soccer match between England and Montenegro at Wembley stadium in London, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
November 14, 2019 - 5:08 pm
LONDON (AP) — Harry Kane scored a first-half hat trick as England secured qualification for the 2020 European Championship with a 7-0 victory over Montenegro on Thursday in the team’s 1,000th game. On a landmark night that saw England field its youngest starting lineup in 60 years, the 22-year-old...
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In this photo released by Villarreal Club de Futbol on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, Giuseppe Rossi laces up his sneakers during a training with Spanish club Villarreal, Spain. The 32-year old Rossi, the American-born striker who played for the Italian national team before a series of injuries slowed his career, is back at Villarreal, the Spanish club where he thrived in his prime. (Villareal F.C via AP)
November 11, 2019 - 2:22 am
VILLARREAL, Spain (AP) — Giuseppe Rossi is back home — in Spain. The American-born striker, originally from New Jersey and who played for the Italian national team before a series of injuries slowed his career, is back at Villarreal, the Spanish club where he thrived in his prime. "It's been a...
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