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  • Inexperienced but talented players squeeze into Euro 2016

    LONDON (AP) -- Lucas Vazquez has never played for Spain. Marcus Rashford is fresh from his England debut. Joshua Kimmich has only one Germany cap.

    The Associated Press12 mins ago
  • Niguez and Isco left off Spain's final squad for Euro 2016

    MADRID (AP) -- Real Madrid's Francisco ''Isco'' Alarcon and Atletico Madrid's Saul Niguez were left off Spain's final squad for the European Championship on Tuesday.

    The Associated Press30 mins ago
  • The Latest: Keane makes it to Ireland squad for Euro 2016

    Ireland captain Robbie Keane has been included in the European Championship squad despite being ruled out of the final warm-up game through injury. A calf muscle injury prevented the 35-year-old Los Angeles Galaxy forward from playing in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to Belarus. Midfielder James McCarthy…

    The Associated Press
  • Deschamps confident Griezmann will bounce back for France

    France coach Didier Deschamps on Tuesday played down any worries of the effect Antoine Griezmann's missed penalty in Atletico Madrid's Champions League final defeat will have on his key player for Euro 2016. The forward struck the crossbar from the spot early in the second half with Atletico…

    AFP
  • Greece's PAOK wins playoff for shot at Champions League

    PAOK held Panathinaikos to a 1-1 draw on Tuesday to win the Greek league playoffs and earn a place in the qualifying round of next season's Champions League. Playing in front of a boisterous crowd, the northern Greek side went ahead in the 17th minute when an unmarked Garry Rodriguez fired into…

    The Associated Press
  • Modric, Rakitic lead Croatia in Euro 2016

    Zagreb (AFP) - Croatia coach Ante Cacic on Tuesday named his final 23-man squad for Euro 2016, led by Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric and Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic.

    AFP
  • Aurier innocent until proven guilty, say Paris Saint-Germain

    Paris Saint-Germain insisted that their player Serge Aurier was innocent until proven guilty after he spent more than 24 hours in custody for an alleged assault on a police officer. The 23-year-old Ivory Coast international is alleged to have insulted and hit a police officer, a charge the player…

    AFP
  • The Latest: No surprises in final injury-hit Belgium squad

    There were no surprises when Belgium coach Marc Wilmots announced his 23-man Euro 2016 squad , having already changed his plans following injuries to defenders. Long-time captain Vincent Kompany announced earlier this month that he would not be fit for France and several other defenders were then…

    The Associated Press
  • Spain go with Lucas, no Isco or Saul, for Euro 2016

    Real Madrid midfielder Isco and Atletico's Saul Niguez on Tuesday missed the cut for Vicente Del Bosque's final 23-man Spain squad for Euro 2016 that does include Real's Lucas. "We tried to balance out the squad," Del Bosque said at a press conference in the Austrian city of Salzburg, where Spain…

    AFP
  • Bale, Ledley in Wales Euro 2016 squad

    Hensol (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Gareth Bale headlined the 23-man Wales squad for Euro 2016 announced by manager Chris Coleman on Tuesday, while Joe Ledley was included just three weeks after fracturing his leg.

    AFP
  • Portuguese Fonseca appointed Shakhtar Donetsk football coach

    Shakhtar Donetsk have named Portuguese Paulo Fonseca as their new coach, the Ukrainian club confirmed on Tuesday. The 43-year-old, who won the Portuguese Cup this season with Braga and the 2013 Portuguese Supercup with Porto, signed a two-year deal to succeed veteran Romanian coach Mircea Lucescu.…

    AFP
  • Costa Rica goalkeeper Navas ruled out of Copa America

    San José (AFP) - Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas has been ruled out of the Copa America with an Achilles tendon injury, the Costa Rican Football Federation announced Tuesday.

    AFP
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  • Soccer hooliganism still a threat heading into Euro 2016

    Hooliganism is making a comeback, and the timing could be bad with four high-risk matches in the first week of the European Championship in a country where the police force is already under huge strain. Police forces in France have been stretched since last November's deadly terror attacks that…

    The Associated Press
  • PSG star Aurier to be tried over police 'assault'

    Paris Saint-Germain star Serge Aurier will be tried in September for an alleged assault on a police officer, a judicial source told AFP on Tuesday. Aurier is alleged to have "insulted and hit a police officer", a police source told AFP. The incident occurred as Aurier was challenged by police…

    AFP
  • UEFA looks to December decisions to shape Champions League

    UEFA is set to decide in December on changing the Champions League as Europe's top clubs chase a new format and bigger share of the competition's billion-dollar annual income. Closed-door meetings of European soccer leaders in Milan around Saturday's Champions League final made slow progress…

    The Associated Press
  • Madrid and Atletico players vie for final Euro 2016 spots

    Three players from Real Madrid and three from Atletico Madrid will compete for the final four spots in Spain's squad for the European Championship. Spain coach Vicente del Bosque on Tuesday announced a list with 19 players who will make it to France, leaving the final four spots available to the…

    The Associated Press
  • Navas achilles injury raises Copa fears

    Real Madrid's Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas has been hit by a recurrence of an achilles injury, the club said, raising fears he could miss the Copa America Centenario. Real said Navas, 29, was suffering from the problem in his left foot, without indicating how long he would take to recover. …

    AFP
  • Porto release coach Peseiro

    Porto, without a title in three years, have released coach Jose Peseiro after a string of poor results, the Portuguese club said Monday. Peseiro arrived in Porto in January from Egyptian outfit Al-Ahly to take over from Spaniard Julen Lopetegui. The club will now have to play preliminary…

    AFP