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Italy, Spain advance at Euro 2016

Jun 18, 2016

Italy, Spain advance at Euro 2016

Italy and Spain secured their second straight victories in the European Championship on Friday to advance to the knockout stages. The pair join host France, which on Thursday became the first team to make into the round of 16. Alvaro Morata scored twice as ...

Title-chasing Kawasaki remains focused on task at hand

Jun 17, 2016

Title-chasing Kawasaki remains focused on task at hand

With the J. League first-stage title firmly in their sights, Kawasaki Frontale’s players were in a relaxed mood on Friday as they prepared for Saturday’s trip to rock-bottom Avispa Fukuoka. Victory for Kawasaki, the league leader, in the second-to-last round of matches, coupled with ...

INAC confirms Seattle move for Kawasumi

Jun 17, 2016

INAC confirms Seattle move for Kawasumi

Nahomi Kawasumi, who played a pivotal role in helping Nadeshiko Japan win the 2011 Women’s World Cup, will join U.S. National Women’s Soccer League club the Seattle Reign, INAC Kobe Leonessa confirmed Friday. The 30-year-old striker, who also helped Nadeshiko win the 2012 London ...

Germany falls flat, England lights spark at Euro 2016

Jun 17, 2016

Germany falls flat, England lights spark at Euro 2016

Germany provided the first goalless draw, England earned the first comeback victory and Ukraine became the first team to be eliminated from the European Championship on Thursday. World champions in Brazil two years ago and 2-0 winners over Ukraine on Sunday, Germany went into ...

Jun 16, 2016

Nadeshiko Japan to travel to Sweden for friendly

Former women’s world champion Nadeshiko Japan will play Sweden away in a friendly next month, the Japan Football Association said on Thursday. Asako Takakura’s side will play the Swedes at Guldfageln Arena in Kalmar on July 21 and will also play club side Kristianstad ...

Jun 16, 2016

Hiroshima's Mizumoto expected to miss two months

Sanfrecce Hiroshima defender Hiroki Mizumoto is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines due to a foot injury, the reigning J. League champions said on Thursday. Mizumoto has been diagnosed with a fracture to the third metatarsal bone in his right foot and ...

France moves into next round after victory over Albania

Jun 16, 2016

France moves into next round after victory over Albania

The French progressed to the second round of the European Championship they’re hosting with a 2-0 win over Albania, keeping their supporters and coach Didier Deschamps on edge right to the end on Wednesday. For the second successive match, France left it late to ...

Urawa's first-stage title hopes fade with defeat at Gamba

Jun 15, 2016

Urawa's first-stage title hopes fade with defeat at Gamba

Urawa Reds’ faltering first-stage title hopes suffered another major blow with a 1-0 defeat away to bitter rivals Gamba Osaka in the J. League first division on Wednesday night. Takashi Usami did the damage with the only goal of the game on a breakaway ...

Iceland neutralizes Ronaldo; Hungary beats Austria

Jun 15, 2016

Iceland neutralizes Ronaldo; Hungary beats Austria

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal was upstaged by a team of Icelanders and Hungary beat Austria on a day of surprises at the European Championship on Tuesday. The smallest country ever to play at a European Championship, with its population of 330,000, Iceland made its major ...

Jun 15, 2016

Brazil fires Dunga after Copa exit

Brazil fired Dunga as coach on Tuesday, the national soccer confederation (CBF) said, two days after his side failed to get past the group stages of the Centenary Copa America. The Brazilians drew 0-0 with Ecuador and beat Haiti 7-1 but were beaten 1-0 ...

Jun 14, 2016

Koeman steps down at Southampton, takes managerial post at Everton

Ronald Koeman was hired to manage Everton on Tuesday after quitting English Premier League rival Southampton. Southampton said it has begun a search for Koeman’s replacement. The 53-year-old former Barcelona player had only a year remaining on his contract at Southampton, which he led ...