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Football

Brazil held by Panama to 1-1 in friendly played in Portugal

Saturday, 23 March 2019, 20:26 Last update: about 51 minutes ago Associated Press

Brazil was held by Panama to 1-1 in a friendly played in Portugal on Saturday. Lucas Paqueta opened the scoring for Brazil in the 32nd minute from a pass by Casemiro, only for Panama's Adolfo...

Venezuela beats Argentina 3-1 to spoil Messi's return

Friday, 22 March 2019, 23:46 Last update: about 22 hours ago Associated Press

Captain Lionel Messi made his Argentina return on Friday but couldn't stop his team losing 3-1 to Venezuela in a friendly. Salomon Rondon, John Murillo and Josef Martinez scored for Venezuela at...

UEFA charges PSG forward Neymar for insulting officials

Friday, 22 March 2019, 16:42 Last update: about 22 hours ago Associated Press

UEFA says it has charged Neymar for comments made about match officials after Paris Saint-Germain lost to Manchester United in the Champions League. The PSG foward used Instagram to aim an...

Argentina coach wants teammates to step up as Messi returns

Thursday, 21 March 2019, 21:16 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

With Lionel Messi making his first start since the World Cup, Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni hopes the rest of the squad is ready to step up and reach another level. Scaloni confirmed on Thursday...

After Ireland-England switch, Rice apologizes for IRA tweets

Thursday, 21 March 2019, 20:50 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

Preparing for a possible England debut after switching international soccer allegiance from Ireland, Declan Rice apologized Thursday for past online expressions of support for the IRA. The...

Fan group urges UEFA to curb Champions League ticket hikes

Thursday, 21 March 2019, 17:24 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

After Barcelona and Manchester United raised prices for their Champions League quarterfinal matches, UEFA was urged on Thursday to enforce stricter ticketing rules by a group representing European...

Icardi ends 6-week exile at Inter as he resumes training

Thursday, 21 March 2019, 16:39 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

Mauro Icardi has resumed training with his Inter Milan teammates, ending a six-week exile. Icardi has not been on the field in more than a month, since being stripped of the captaincy amid...

Valencia again targeted by Batman creators for bat logo

Thursday, 21 March 2019, 16:16 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

Batman is coming after Valencia's bat logo. The Spanish soccer club is again being targeted by DC Comics over the use of its logo, which serves as the centerpiece of its centennial celebrations...

Cristiano Ronaldo fined $22K by UEFA for obscene gesture

Thursday, 21 March 2019, 16:07 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

Cristiano Ronaldo has been fined 20,000 euros ($22,750) by UEFA for making a provocative gesture after Juventus beat Atletico Madrid in the Champions League. UEFA says its disciplinary panel...

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