ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Spain has advanced to the European Championship semifinals as the highest-scoring team in the tournament.
Don’t be fooled, though.
The biggest flaw in Spain’s quest for a third continental title in the last four editions lies in its shortcomings up front.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Au revoir France, this summer belongs to Yann Sommer.
The Switzerland goalkeeper, who left in the middle of the European Championship’s group stage to be with his wife for the birth of their second daughter, made the biggest save of his life against one of the best players in the world.
The Latest on soccer’s European Championship:
Switzerland goalkeeper Yann Sommer saved a penalty kick from Kylian Mbappe in a penalty shootout to knock France out of the European Championship.
BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — At least someone on the Switzerland team has a reason to celebrate.
Goalkeeper Yann Sommer went home after Wednesday's 3-0 loss to Italy for the birth of his second child, and then rejoined the team Friday.
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday at the World Cup (all times local):
Mexico defender Edson Alvarez's 74th-minute own-goal against Sweden was the seventh time at this year's World Cup that a player has sent the ball into his team's net — a tournament record — and Switzerland goalkeeper Yann Sommer made it eight on an unlucky bounce.