• Tottenham through to Europa League knockout stage
    Clint Dempsey put Tottenham ahead in the 76th minute on a header that was later ruled an own goal and Spurs reached the knockout stage of the Europa League with ...
  • Poland beats South Africa 1-0 in friendly
    WARSAW, Poland(AP) Marcin Komorowski scored in the 82nd minute to give Poland a 1-0 victory over South Africa in a friendly match in the Euro 2012 stadium in Warsaw on ...
  • UEFA awards TV rights to outside agency
    GENEVA(AP) UEFA has awarded the TV rights and sponsorship duties for the 2016 European Championship to an outside agency, reversing its policy from Euro 2012 to handle those deals in-house.
  • Spain extends lead atop FIFA rankings, Italy 6th
    ZURICH(AP) Spain's successful defense of the European Championship extended its lead atop FIFA's world rankings, and beaten finalist Italy climbed six places to No. 6.
  • 1,000 fans welcome Italy home after Euro 2012
    ROME(AP) A thousand fans cheered loudly, applauded and sang the national anthem when Italy coach Cesare Prandelli and his players returned to Rome after having lost the European Championship final.
  • Spanish squad arrive home with trophy
    MADRID(AP) Spanish players carried the Euro 2012 championship trophy back to their native land Monday, ready to accept a hero's welcome and lead their economically troubled nation in a second ...
  • Deschamps quits as Marseille coach
    PARIS(AP) Didier Deschamps is leaving his job as Marseille coach, bolstering expectations that he will take over as France team coach from Laurent Blanc.
  • Iniesta best Euro 2012 player for champion Spain
    KIEV, Ukraine(AP) Andres Iniesta has been named best player of the European Championship on Monday after helping Spain become the first nation to successfully defend the continental crown.
  • Spain has eyes set on going down as greatest team
    KIEV, Ukraine(AP) Spain has taken its place among football's all-time great sides by becoming the first team to defend its European Championship after winning the World Cup. The task, now, ...
  • Players' singing features in Germany fallout
    BERLIN(AP) Germans are debating whether their national team's insufficiently lusty singing of its national anthem has anything to do with its loss to Italy at the European Championship.
  • Spain answer critics in Euro 2012 final
    KIEV, Ukraine(AP) Spain's talented midfielders answered weeks of criticism over boring play with a masterclass performance of attacking football that led it to a second straight European Championship.
  • Spain win a personal milestone for Casillas
    KIEV, Ukraine(AP) Though a team triumph, Iker Casillas managed his own personal milestone when Spain beat Italy 4-0 to win the European Championship on Sunday.
  • Del Bosque wins back-to-back titles
    KIEV, Ukraine(AP) For only the second time in history, a coach has won back-to-back World Cup and European Championship titles.
  • Balotelli makes no impact in final loss to Spain
    KIEV, Ukraine(AP) Faced with his best scoring chance, Mario Balotelli never even touched the ball.
  • Column: Spanish masters turn soccer into art
    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) Even in slow-motion replays, Spain still seemed to play at 1 million miles an hour. The Italians? Well, they looked as though they'd been locked inside ...

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