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Energized Austria wins and puts Lewandowski's Poland at risk of elimination from Euro 2024

Energized Austria wins and puts Lewandowski's Poland at risk of elimination from Euro 2024

BERLIN (AP) — Austria picked up a crucial win at the European Championship by defeating Poland 3-1 in its second group match and leaving the Poles on the brink of elimination on Friday.
Ronaldo can handle the physical intensity of Euro 2024, Portugal coach says

Ronaldo can handle the physical intensity of Euro 2024, Portugal coach says

DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Portugal coach Roberto Martinez plucked out statistics to defend his continued selection of Cristiano Ronaldo after the striker’s capacity to handle the physical intensity of the European Championship was questioned on Friday
Mbappé out of France’s starting lineup and on bench for Euro 2024 clash with Netherlands

Mbappé out of France’s starting lineup and on bench for Euro 2024 clash with Netherlands

LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Kylian Mbappé was left out of France’s starting lineup for its European Championship clash with the Netherlands on Friday. He was among the substitutes.
UEFA says it will improve Frankfurt field after turf cuts up in England-Denmark game at Euro 2024

UEFA says it will improve Frankfurt field after turf cuts up in England-Denmark game at Euro 2024

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — After England and Denmark played in the European Championship on a Frankfurt field that cut up following days of rain, UEFA said on Friday it was working on “specific issues” to improve the quality.
Coach John Herdman reviewing Toronto FC's penalty-taker among other changes

Coach John Herdman reviewing Toronto FC's penalty-taker among other changes

Toronto FC coach John Herdman is thinking about giving Federico Bernardeschi a break from taking penalties after the Italian star's third straight miss from the penalty spot in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to visiting Nashville SC.
Arda Guler doubtful for Turkey ahead of Euro 2024 match against Portugal

Arda Guler doubtful for Turkey ahead of Euro 2024 match against Portugal

DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Arda Guler, the new star of Turkish soccer , is a doubt for the European Championship match against Portugal on Saturday.
Cristiano Ronaldo back in action as Portugal and Turkey look for second straight win at Euro 2024

Cristiano Ronaldo back in action as Portugal and Turkey look for second straight win at Euro 2024

DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal play Turkey in their second group game at the European Championship. Both countries opened Group F play with a win, with Portugal beating the Czech Republic 2-1 and Turkey defeating Georgia 3-1.
Euro 2024: Shocked Belgium desperate for win against boosted Romania

Euro 2024: Shocked Belgium desperate for win against boosted Romania

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Belgium faces Romania on Saturday after suffering the biggest shock of the European Championship so far when losing its opening Group E game against Slovakia. The No.
Marseille sells forward Vitinha to Italian club Genoa owned by US investor 777

Marseille sells forward Vitinha to Italian club Genoa owned by US investor 777

GENOA, Italy (AP) — Marseille sold forward Vitinha to Genoa on Friday after loaning him to the Italian side in the second half of last season. Both clubs confirmed the transfer without elaborating.

Pelé's mother Celeste Arantes dies at age 101 in Brazil

SAO PAULO (AP) — Celeste Arantes, the mother of late soccer great Pelé, died on Friday at age 101. Pelé's former club Santos and two former aides of the three-time World Cup winner announced the news to The Associated Press.