Ronaldo, Messi on UEFA award shortlist

Jul 18, 2016

Ronaldo, Messi on UEFA award shortlist

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are on the 10-player shortlist to be named UEFA Best Player in Europe for last season. Fan favorite Will Grigg missed out but got as many points as Paul Pogba. Ronaldo is joined by Pepe, his teammate on European ...

Portugal stuns host France

Jul 11, 2016

Portugal stuns host France

Portugal overcame the loss of injured captain Cristiano Ronaldo to beat France 1-0 in the European Championship final on Sunday, with a goal in extra time from substitute Eder securing the country’s first soccer title. Just as the final looked destined for a penalty ...

Ronaldo sparks Portugal past Wales, into Euro final

Jul 7, 2016

Ronaldo sparks Portugal past Wales, into Euro final

Cristiano Ronaldo had just propelled Portugal into another European Championship final when he made for Gareth Bale, shared a long conversation with his Real Madrid teammate and gave him a sympathetic hug. The battle of the superstar forwards turned into a one-man show — ...

Wales roars into semifinals

Jul 2, 2016

Wales roars into semifinals

On the greatest night in its soccer history, Wales swept past the world’s No. 2-ranked team at the European Championship on Friday. Wales stormed back from a rough start to beat Belgium 3-1 in a pulsating quarterfinal won by classy goals from two unheralded ...

Portugal ousts Poland on penalty kicks to make semis

Jul 1, 2016

Portugal ousts Poland on penalty kicks to make semis

Portugal likes to leave it late at this European Championship, whether Cristiano Ronaldo is having a good game or not. The Portuguese have been level after 90 minutes in every game this tournament, a run that continued on Thursday as Ronaldo and his teammates ...

Trio advance after drab encounters

Jun 26, 2016

Trio advance after drab encounters

The quarterfinal lineup at the European Championship started to take shape on Saturday after three drab matches that will live forever in the record books but not in the memory. The start of the round of 16 saw Poland, Portugal and Wales make it ...

Ronaldo misses penalty in Portugal's draw with Austria

Jun 19, 2016

Ronaldo misses penalty in Portugal's draw with Austria

Cristiano Ronaldo missed a late penalty as Portugal stumbled to a 0-0 draw with Austria, while Belgium swept to a 3-0 win over Ireland on a day of contrasts at the European Championship on Saturday. There were mixed fortunes too for Iceland, which looked ...

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 ...

Ronaldo ignites Portugal in rout of Estonia

Jun 9, 2016

Ronaldo ignites Portugal in rout of Estonia

Cristiano Ronaldo’s two first-half goals in 10 minutes helped Portugal to a 7-0 demolition of Estonia on Wednesday in the hosts’ last warm-up game before the European Championship. Ronaldo marked his return to the Portugal squad after a two-game absence by scoring with a ...