• Ghana coach still doesn't understand how Black Stars lost to the USA
    Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah says the Black Stars and USA, who meet in a friendly on Saturday, have developed an intense rivalry, having met in the last three World Cups. But he says he still doesn't understand how Ghana lost to the USA, 2-1, in 2014 after winning in 2006 and 2010.
  • Barcelona buys back Deulofeu from Everton
    Barcelona will re-sign 23-year-old winger Gerard Deulofeu from Everton after exercising a buy-back clause believed to be worth more than $13 million.
  • Stars gather in Argentina for Messi wedding
    Past and present Barcelona teammates Carles Puyol, Javier Mascherano, Neymar and Luis Suarez, as well as Gerard Pique and his pop star wife Shakira were among the soccer stars who gathered in Argentina on Friday to see Barcelona striker Lionel Messi wed his long-time girlfriend Antonela Roccuzzo.
  • Germany claims Under-21 European Championship
    Mitchell Weiser's first-half header gave Germany a 1-0 win over Spain in the Under-21 European Championship final. It was Germany's first U-21 championship since it won in 2009.
  • McKennie and Wright are in new Schalke coach's plans, for now
    New Schalke 04 coach Domenico Tedesco says he will look at American teenagers Weston McKennie and Haji Wright, who were called up to the first team at the end of last season, and then decide about their futures.
  • Confederations Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo released to be with newborn twins
    Following Portugal's loss to Chile on penalty kicks in the semifinals of the Confederations Cup, Portugal allowed star Cristiano Ronaldo to skip Sunday's third-place match so he could be with his newborn twins.
  • Defoe joins Bournemouth on free transfer
    Jermain Defoe, the 34-year-old England international who spent the 2014 season in MLS, has re-signed for former club Bournemouth on a free transfer.
  • Montpellier president Nicollin dies at age 74
    Montpellier president Louis Nicollin, one of the most colorful figures in French soccer, died Thursday on his 74th birthday following a heart attack.
  • Clubs ready to pounce if PSG's Aurier gets his wish
    Controversial Ivorian Serge Aurier will generate lots of interest from Europe's biggest clubs if he decides to leave Paris St. Germain.
  • Confederations Cup: Mexico's Osorio isn't overlooking young Germans
    Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio says Germany's young team isn't to be underestimated when El Tri faces it in the Confederations Cup semifinals on Thursday.
  • Teen star Sessegnon will stay at Fulham
    Ryan Sessegnon, 17, is considered one of Europe's top young players, but he will stay at Fulham after signing his first pro contract that will keep him with the Cottagers until 2020. Sessegnon, who played 26 games for Fulham in the League Championship in 2016-17, had been linked with Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham.
  • 'Garcia Report' confirms FIFA deal for 2026 World Cup U.S. TV rights
    Among the revelations with the release of FIFA's "Garcia Report" into the award of the 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosting rights came confirmation that FIFA in 2015 awarded the 2026 World Cup U.S. TV rights to Fox and Univision without opening up the bidding, frustrating rival networks and potentially making a lot less money on the rights, to avoid a lawsuit over FIFA's decision to switch the dates of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from June-July to November-December.
  • Saul hat trick sends Spain to U-21 Euro final
    Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul scored a hat trick as Spain booked its place in the U-21 European Championships final against Germany with an impressive 3-1 win over Italy, which was reduced to 10 men in the 60th minute.
  • Mexican legends game in California turns violent
    A charity game between former Pumas and Club America players in Santa Ana, California, was called off at halftime after 50 fans descended from the stands and began fighting. Players included former El Tri stars Luis Roberto "Zague" Alves and Alberto Garcia Aspe. The game was a benefit for benefit for the Santa Ana-based United Soccer Talents Foundation.
  • Germany beats England in U-21 Euro semifinal
    Germany outshoot England, 38-17 and had 69 percent of the possession, but needed a PK shootout win after a 2-2 tie to win the U-21 European Championship semifinal. Only once has Germany reached the final of the competition, when it won it in 2009 with a team that included future 2014 World Cup winners Manuel Neuer, Jerome Boateng, Mats Hummels, Sami Khedira and Mesut Ozil. In the 2009 final, Germany beat England, 4-0.
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