• Portugal relishes role of villain in final act of Euro 2016
    Perhaps to better portray the villain in the European Championship final against host France, Portuguese players have revived a mindset famously glorified by fans of English club Millwall decades ago.
  • Antoine Griezmann, the player who got away
    Antoine Griezmann was born and raised in the town of Macon, an hour north of Lyon, and from an early age wanted to follow in the footsteps of his Portuguese grandfather, a professional soccer player. But France's famous academies rejected him for being too small, and his path to stardom took him 500 miles away to Spain.
  • Euro 2016: Ronaldo rises above Wales, gives Portugal shot at history
    Cristiano Ronaldo isn't as explosive as he used to be, and he's struggled to take over games at Euro 2016 as he once did. Still one of the greatest headers of the ball that's ever lived, Ronaldo rose above a Welsh sea on Wednesday, propelling Portugal past Wales, putting his country one win away from its first major title.
  • Argentine soccer in chaos -- it goes from bad to worse
    Last month, there was the threat that Argentina would pull out of the Copa Centenario. It didn't happen, and the Albiceleste went on to finish second at the tournament. But now there is the threat that Argentina will pull out of the men's soccer tournament at next month's Olympics.
  • Germany encounters Italian demons in Euro quarterfinal
    In major competitions history favors Italy when it plays Germany, which is seeking its first victory at a ninth attempt. Winner of this quarterfinal takes on France in the semis.
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