Euro 2020
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Spain lost to Morocco 3-0 in a penalty shootout in the round of 16 at the World Cup on Tuesday, failing to make it to the quarterfinals for the third straight time since winning its last world title in South Africa in 2010.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — When Denmark meets Tunisia in the World Cup on Tuesday it will pit one of the most outspoken critics of the tournament being hosted by Qatar against one of the four Arab nations competing.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Bukayo Saka has put the racist abuse he experienced at last year’s European Championship behind him, England teammate Aaron Ramsdale said Friday.
Now 31 years old and going to his third World Cup, Kevin De Bruyne is one of the great players whose careers lack true international acclaim.
MADRID (AP) — Spain will look a bit different at this year’s World Cup.

Don’t expect to see veterans like Sergio Ramos, Gerard Piqué, Andrés Iniesta or David Silva in its squad.
GENEVA (AP) — Soccer clubs around the world were invited by FIFA on Tuesday to apply for money from a fund of $209 million set aside for teams that release players for this year’s World Cup in Qatar.
LONDON (AP) — Bukayo Saka has come a long way since missing that decisive penalty in the shootout at the European Championship final.
England have been drawn to face European champion Italy in qualification for the European Championship.
Ukrainian soccer federation president Andriy Pavelko says hosting World Cup matches in 2030 would be “the dream of people who survived the horrors of war” after his country launched a joint bid with Spain and Portugal.
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA decided Tuesday to let Belarus go into the 2024 European Championship qualifying draw next month despite a government request from tournament host Germany to remove the team because Belarus is a military ally of Russia.
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — A German government minister has asked UEFA to remove Belarus from trying to qualify for the 2024 European Championship which her country is hosting, citing that country’s support for Russia.
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — The European Championship in women’s soccer was watched by a tournament-record total live audience of 365 million broadcast viewers, which is double the number from Euro 2017, UEFA said Wednesday.
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — European Championship stars Beth Mead and Lena Oberdorf are competing with Alexia Putellas on the shortlist announced Wednesday for the UEFA Women’s Player of the Year award.
LONDON (AP) — Energized at Wembley by Lionel Messi’s assists, Argentina’s players threw their superstar teammate in the air after he inspired them to a second title in a year.
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Chelsea got 5.1 million euros ($5.55 million) from European Championship revenues for releasing players to their national teams, UEFA said Friday.
It was a disaster for soccer in Italy when the national team missed out on the last World Cup. There are really no words to accurately describe missing another.
PORTO, Portugal (AP) — The Portugal fans at the Estádio do Dragão looked stunned when the referee returned from the video review booth and pointed to the penalty spot.
European champion Italy will miss the World Cup. Again. The unthinkable happened in Palermo as the Azzurri were beaten 1-0 by North Macedonia following a last-gasp goal by Aleksandar Trajkovski in their playoff semifinal.
LONDON (AP) — Molineux, the home stadium of Premier League team Wolverhampton, is set to host an England men’s international for the first time in more than 65 years.
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Italy and England were drawn in the same Nations League group Thursday, setting up two rematches next year of their European Championship final.
GENEVA (AP) — UEFA opened bidding Thursday for the 2032 European Championship, aiming to make a selection at the same time it picks the Euro 2028 host.
An investigation into the disorder at the European Championship final says aggression by England fans exposed an “embarrassing” part of the national culture that endangered lives and should lead to fans being barred from stadiums if they are chanting abuse and under the influence of drugs or alcohol
ZURICH (AP) — Patrick Schick’s 45-meter (50-yard) shot for the Czech Republic and Erik Lamela’s rabona flick for Tottenham in a north London derby are among Puskas Award candidates announced by FIFA Monday.
GENEVA (AP) — The World Cup in Qatar is sure to be without either Italy or Cristiano Ronaldo.

Italy and Portugal, the current and previous European champions, were drawn into the same qualifying playoff bracket Friday, meaning at least one will fail to qualify for next year’s tournament.
LONDON (AP) — England’s most successful manager for more than half a century, Gareth Southgate has agreed to stay in the job until 2024.
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Hungary’s punishment for offensive fan misconduct during the European Championship was reduced by UEFA on Wednesday.
Italy will have to go through the playoffs once again in its bid to reach the World Cup. Switzerland and England are heading straight to Qatar.
Four years on from Italy’s darkest moment, it could be about to happen again for the Azzurri.

Italy was held to 0-0 at Northern Ireland in its final World Cup qualifier on Monday, while Switzerland beat Bulgaria 4-0 to clinch top spot in Group C and a place in next year’s tournament in Qatar.
SEVILLE, Spain (AP) — Spain didn’t falter with a World Cup spot on the line and will make its 12th straight appearance at the tournament next year.
LONDON (AP) — England captain Harry Kane has been finding it tough to get over a “whirlwind” year in which he lost in the European Championship final on home soil and then failed to secure a move away from Tottenham.
FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Italy’s injury problems continued to pile up as captain Giorgio Chiellini became the latest player to withdraw from the squad on Wednesday ahead of its final World Cup qualifiers.