Calm and in control, Frappart blazes trail for female refs
ISTANBUL (AP) — In the highest-profile men's game yet for a female referee, Stéphanie Frappart made it look like any other.
A month after she oversaw the Women's World Cup final, the French...
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Nicklas Bendtner has been left off Denmark's World Cup squad.
Denmark coach Age Hareide says both Bendtner, who has a lingering groin injury, and defender Andreas Bjelland, who also is injured, won't be ready for the team's opening match against Peru on June 16.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark coach Age Hareide has picked World Cup veterans Michael Krohn-Dehli and Nicklas Bendtner for his 35-man preliminary squad.
The list also includes three newcomers — Robert Skov, Kenneth Zohore and Mathias Jensen.
Forward Christian Eriksen and goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel are also in the team, along with the return of Daniel Wass and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Antonio Conte doesn't hide it: He expects Chelsea to struggle against Barcelona at the Camp Nou.
The teams meet Wednesday in the second leg of their round-of-16 matchup in the Champions League, with Barcelona carrying a slight edge after earning a 1-1 draw in the first match in London. Chelsea needs to score at least a goal to be able to advance.
Messi scores vs Chelsea at 9th attempt to give Barca CL draw
LONDON (AP) — Lionel Messi finally managed one of the few things he had yet to achieve in football.
At his ninth attempt, the five-time world player of the year finally scored against Chelsea, salvaging a 1-1 draw on Tuesday and halting his longest drought against any opponent after 730 minutes.
BERLIN (AP) — American Bobby Wood had another game to remember on Sunday, scoring a late winner after his earlier goal was disallowed as Hamburger SV beat Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-1 to boost its Bundesliga survival chances.
’Gladbach finally ends its winless run in the Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — Struggling Borussia Moenchengladbach ended its eight-game winless run in the Bundesliga with a labored 1-0 win over visiting Mainz on Sunday.
Danish defender Andreas Christensen's late goal was enough for 'Gladbach's first win since the 2-0 victory over Ingolstadt on Sept. 24, though the side was fortunate not to concede an equalizer when Pablo de Blasis' 89th-minute strike was ruled out.