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Argentine president asks Messi not to quit

Argentine President Mauricio Macri has asked Lionel Messi not to quit the national team

Buenos Aires (AFP) – Argentine President Mauricio Macri called football star Lionel Messi and asked him to stick with the national team despite his vow to quit after a humiliating defeat, a spokesman said. Soccer News Headlines – Yahoo! News

Rooney no longer lonely at the top with England at Euro 2016

Wayne Rooney will equal David Beckham's record of 115 caps for an England outfield player when Roy Hodgson's side tackle minnows Iceland in the Euro 2016 last 16 in Nice

England captain Wayne Rooney says that he is more relaxed than at any previous major tournament because he no longer feels like the only match-winner in the squad. The Manchester United skipper will equal David Beckham's record of 115 caps for an England outfield player when Roy Hodgson's side tackle minnows Iceland in the Euro […]

Croatia fightback condemns Spain to unwanted Italy clash

Croatia's midfielder Ivan Perisic (L) celebrates his goal during the Euro 2016 group D football match between Croatia and Spain at the Matmut Atlantique stadium in Bordeaux on June 21, 2016

Ivan Perisic's last gasp winner gave Croatia a 2-1 win over Spain that condemned the defending European champions to a heavyweight last 16 clash against Italy while Germany claimed their place in the knockout rounds. Mario Gomez struck the only goal in a 1-0 victory over Northern Ireland in Paris to ensure Joachim Loew's men […]

Euro 2016 last-16 berth in sight for Poland past Ukraine

Poland's Robert Lewandowski, seen during their Euro 2016 Group C match against Germany, at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis near Paris, on June 16, 2016

Robert Lewandowski's Poland take on already eliminated Ukraine on Tuesday in the final Euro 2016 Group C match for both sides with a draw enough to take the Poles through to the knockout stages. The Poles will look to fine-tune their attack as having scored 33 goals in qualifying, more than any other team, they […]

Soccer-Colombia reach Copa semis after shootout win over Peru

Colombia beat Peru 4-2 in a penalty shootout on Friday to progress to the semi-finals of the Copa America after the two sides played to a dull scoreless draw in New Jersey. Both teams scored their first two kicks in the shootout but while substitutes Dayro Moreno and Sebastian Perez scored Colombia’s third and fourth, […]

Soccer-Corinthians fury after Tite accepts Brazil job

* Corinthians manager Tite to replace sacked Dunga * Club boss accuses CBF of going behind his back * CBF reject criticism, says respects clubs (Adds details, quote, byline) By Andrew Downie SAO PAULO, June 15 (Reuters) – Corinthians manager Tite has accepted an offer to coach Brazil but his appointment was met with fury […]

Italy celebrate on road to redemption at Euro 2016

Italy's forward Pelle (L) vies with Belgium's midfielder Kevin De Bruyne (R) during the Euro 2016 football match between Belgium and Italy in Lyon on June 13, 2016

Emanuele Giaccherini and Graziano Pelle sparked wild celebrations by Italy after scoring the goals in a 2-0 win over world number two side Belgium in their opening Euro 2016 match. Defending champions Spain, seeking an unprecedented third triumph, also started with a hard fought 1-0 win over Czech Republic. Zlatani Ibrahimovic's Sweden and Irish Republic […]

Sex-scandal probe adds to Spain’s goalkeeper agony

Spain's goalkeeper David De Gea, pictured, is vying with 167-cap veteran and captain Iker Casillas for a starting place against the Czech Republic in Toulouse

Accusations linking Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea to a sex scandal have thrown Spain's preparations into turmoil on the eve their Euro 2016 opener. De Gea is vying with 167-cap veteran and captain Iker Casillas, a hero of Spain's three consecutive major championship triumphs between 2008 and 2012, for a starting place against the […]

Soccer-Copa America summaries

June 10 (Infostrada Sports) – Summaries from the Copa America matches on Thursday Thursday, June 9Mexico 2 Javier Hernandez 18, Oribe Peralta 81 Jamaica 0 Halftime: 1-0;- – -Uruguay 0 Venezuela 1 Salomon Rondon 36 Halftime: 0-1;- – -Wednesday, June 8Ecuador 2 Enner Valencia 39, Miller Bolanos 48 Red Card: Gabriel Achilier 90+3Peru 2 Christian […]

Soccer-Copa America group A results and standings

June 8 (Infostrada Sports) – Results and standings from the Copa America Group A matches on Tuesday Tuesday, June 7Colombia 2 Paraguay 1 United States 4 Costa Rica 0 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Colombia 2 2 0 0 4 1 6 2 United States 2 1 0 1 4 2 […]

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