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Jun 28, 2016

Argentines beg Messi not to end international career

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona and the country’s President Mauricio Macri urged Lionel Messi on Monday not to leave the national team despite his vow to quit after a humiliating defeat. The Barcelona superstar left the field in tears after missing a spot-kick in ...

Iceland scores epic victory over England in shocker

Jun 28, 2016

Iceland scores epic victory over England in shocker

Iceland pulled off one of the biggest shocks in European Championship history by beating England 2-1 in the round of 16 on Monday, continuing the astonishing run of the smallest nation at the tournament. England slumped to its most embarrassing loss in a generation ...

Messi says career with national team is over

Jun 27, 2016

Messi says career with national team is over

Lionel Messi says he’s quitting Argentina’s national team. Argentina and Messi lost a final for the third year in a row, with Chile winning the Copa America 4-2 on penalty kicks following a 0-0 tie Sunday night. His nation’s captain and career scoring leader ...

Chile repeats as Copa America champion

Jun 27, 2016

Chile repeats as Copa America champion

La Roja edges Argentina in penalty shootoutLionel Messi still awaits his first title with Argentina’s national team. Messi put his penalty kick over the crossbar, Francisco Silva converted Chile’s shootout finale and La Roja won their second straight Copa America title by beating Argentina ...

Griezmann scores twice as France advances to quarterfinals

Jun 27, 2016

Griezmann scores twice as France advances to quarterfinals

France, Germany and Belgium secured places in the quarterfinals of the European Championship on Sunday as three of the pre-tournament favorites lived up to their promise. There was a scare for the host nation after Ireland scored a second minute penalty, but Antoine Griezmann ...

Jun 26, 2016

Endo to miss Japan's Rio send-off against South Africa

Japan Under-23 captain Wataru Endo is set to miss the team’s last home game before the Rio Olympics against South Africa in Nagano Prefecture on Wednesday due to an elbow injury. The Urawa Reds defender damaged ligaments in his left elbow in Reds’ 3-1 ...

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 ...

Antlers claim first-stage title

Jun 25, 2016

Antlers claim first-stage title

Seven-time champion Kashima Antlers overpowered bottom club Avispa Fukuoka 2-0 to clinch the J. League first-stage title in the final round of matches on Saturday. Shuto Yamamoto’s 27th-minute header got the party started at Kashima Stadium before Shoma Doi scored for the second game ...

Euro 2016 players react to Brexit

Jun 25, 2016

Euro 2016 players react to Brexit

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Britain’s momentous decision to leave the European Union was the talk of soccer’s European Championship on Friday, with one leading Italian player even warning about an undermining “domino effect” across Europe. Wales coach Chris Coleman spoke of the virtues of free movement of workers ...

Jun 24, 2016

Kiyotake finalizes move to Sevilla

Japan midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake has completed his move to Spanish League club Sevilla, signing a four-year deal, the Europa League champion announced on its website on Friday. The 26-year-old Kiyotake, who has twice broken metatarsal bones in his right foot over the past 12 ...

Jun 24, 2016

Japan defender Sakai to join Marseille

Japan defender Hiroki Sakai will join French Ligue 1 outfit Marseille after his contract expired with Bundesliga club Hannover, the French side announced Thursday. The 26-year-old played for Hannover, which will be relegated to the German league’s second division, since transferring from the J. ...