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Lionel Messi equals Argentina's all-time goal-scoring record

Lionel Messi is now level with Gabriel Batistuta as Argentina's all-time top goal scorer.<p>Batistuta struck 54 times in 78 appearances for Argentina …

Heartbreak for Ronaldo, Iceland at Euro 2016

PARIS (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo missed a late penalty as Portugal stumbled to a 0-0 draw with Austria, while Belgium swept to a 3-0 win over Ireland …

Greg Dyke: England reaching last eight could seal new deal for Roy Hodgson

• Euro 2016 quarter-final place may be enough, says FA chairman<br>• England manager says he is not distracted by contract issue<p>Greg Dyke, the Football Association chairman, believes a new contract for Roy Hodgson is not entirely dependent on a successful finish at Euro 2016.<p>Hodgson’s deal expires this …

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England manager Roy Hodgson is only guaranteed a new contract if he reaches Euro 2016 semi-finals, says Greg Dyke

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke has said that only reaching the semi-finals of Euro 2016 will guarantee Roy Hodgson a new contract as England manager.<p>England face Slovakia in their final Group B tie on Monday evening in St Etienne with a victory ensuring they will win the group and progress …

Chile Drubbing at Copa America Leaves Mexico with Much to Ponder

It wasn't supposed to end like that.<p>Mexico's hopes of a first Copa America triumph weren't just dashed by Chile in a one-sided quarter-final on Saturday. They were stamped on, put through a blender and then incinerated.<p>After 22 games without defeat, a run that stretched back 364 days, El Tri were …

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Copa America Centenario results and schedule

<b>QUARTERFINALS</b><p>United States 2, Ecuador 1<p>Attendance: 47,322 in Seattle<p>Colombia 0, Peru 0<p>(<i>COL advances on penalty kicks</i>)<p>Attendance: 79,194 in East Rutherford, N.J.<p>Argentina 4, Venezuela 1<p>Attendance: 59,183 in Foxborough, Mass.<p>Chile 7, Mexico 0<p>Attendance: 70,547 in Santa Clara, Calif.<p><b>Remaining</i> …

The Latest: Soccer ball splits open at Euro 2016

PARIS (AP) — The Latest from soccer's European Championship (all times local):<p>10:25 p.m.<p>A ball split open during France's match against Switzerland …

Euro 2016 news: Ronaldo staying positive despite slow Portugal start

The forward, who missed a penalty in his nation's 0-0 stalemate with Austria, insists his side mustn't give up hope of reaching the last 16 despite …

Euro 2016 comment: France must unite around Pogba to meet expectations

Although they have won their opening two matches of the competition, there is a great deal of expectation on Les Bleus to shine, but the domestic …

Osorio, Mexico players apologize to Mexican fans after defeat

After an embarrassing loss to Chile, Mexico's manager and several players apologized to the Mexican fans, saying their performance was far from good enough.<p>SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Mexico manager Juan Carlos Osorio and his players apologized to Mexican fans after a humiliating 7-0 Copa America …

England vs Slovakia: Wayne Rooney move to midfield had to happen because youngsters I've got up front so fast and fit

Forty years of management, 20 jobs, 15 clubs, four national teams, and yet Roy Hodgson will be in no doubt as he closes the door of his Chantilly hotel room on Sunday and settles down with a novel, as he tends to do at the end of each day, that <b>these are the defining days of his career</b>.<p>The England …

Messi plays down Argentina scoring record

The Barcelona forward equaled Gabriel Batistuta's haul of 54 international goals with his solitary strike against Venezuela on Saturday, but he is focusing on the Copa America s...<p>FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Lionel Messi says he is happier with Argentina's qualification for the Copa America Centenario …

Mexico humiliated by precise Chile in 7-0 blowout loss in Copa America quarterfinals

Mexico was embarrassed by the reigning Copa America champion, which put seven goals past a listless El Tri to move on to this year's semifinals.<p>SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Mexico wasn't supposed to go out of the tournament, not like this. This is a team that brought the longest unbeaten streak in the …

Wales could hit heights or depths in final countdown | Reuters

TOULOUSE, France (Reuters) - The thousands of Welsh supporters who have brought their nation’s famed singing, not to mention plenty of plastic dragons, to a major tournament after a wait of more half a century are steeling themselves to hit the heights — or rock bottom — on Monday.<p>Gareth Bale …

Injury will bring Jamie Vardy's remarkable 'travelator' to a standstill

The Jamie Vardy “travelator” – as the England striker terms the extraordinary trajectory of his career in the last couple of years – will take a temporary halt after Euro 2016.<p>Vardy is booked in for a bone graft in his wrist which will mean three weeks out and, although it will not hamper him being …

Cristiano Ronaldo plods through a day to forget in Portugal’s draw with Austria

Being Cristiano Ronaldo is probably a pretty sweet gig most of the time. You’re one of the greatest soccer players in the world, you’re insanely wealthy, you’re — to quote Derek Zoolander — really, really, really good looking. Life’s got to be pretty outstanding.<p>And then you have a day like …

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Martino warns Argentina: Don't give USA a window of opportunity

The Argentina coach was unhappy with a 15-minute period before halftime, and believes that the Copa America hosts could cause problems if his side plays the same way on Tuesday<p>FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Argentina coach Tata Martino has warned his players to be careful when they take on the United States …

Euro 2016 news: Koller explains David Alaba withdrawal against Portugal

The coach revealed that the Bayern Munich star was not injured when he went off midway through the second half against Portugal, insisting it was a …

Lionel Messi and Argentina dominate Venezuela, 4-1, in Copa America quarterfinal

Lionel Messi scored and added two assists in his first Copa America start this year to lead Argentina over Venezuela, 4-1, on Saturday night and into a semifinal against the host United States.<p>Messi's goal in the 60th minute gave Argentina a 3-0 lead and was his 54th in international play, tying …

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Euro 2016 Results: Saturday Group Scores, Highlights and Twitter Reaction

Portugal were left waiting for their first Euro 2016 win on Saturday after Cristiano Ronaldo missed a late penalty en route to a 0-0 stalemate against Group F opponents Austria.<p>Meanwhile, Hungary and Iceland maintained their unbeaten starts to the European Championship after drawing 1-1 in …

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Euro 2016: Deschamps hails unlikely hero Dimitri Payet

The West Ham star has popped up twice for his nation with stunning goals, and his coach believes he and N'Golo Kante have been the revelations of the …

This Venezuela fan is sports agony personified

NOOOOOOOO.<p>Venezuela has had lots of chances to score against Argentina, including a penalty. They have scored none of them. They are doing this to their fans.<p>LOOK AT HOW MUCH PAIN THAT MAN IS IN. He needs several hugs, and at least two Venezuelan goals.

Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuain combine for brilliant goal in Copa America quarterfinal

Perfection.<p>This is a mind-blowing pass and an incredibly clinical finish.<p>Credit: user rodrigoelcrack on r/soccer<p>Lionel Messi has a lot of great assists in his career, but this is one of his better ones. Same goes for Gonzalo Higuain and goals. This put Argentina up 1-0 on Venezuela.

Euro 2016: England's Jamie Vardy eyes fairytale ending

The Leicester City star's jump from the lower leagues to the Three Lions has captivated a nation, but he has no intention of ending the story just yet<p>…

Hungary’s goalkeeper makes big Euro 2016 saves in a pair of sweatpants

A late own goal lifted Hungary to a 1-1 draw against Iceland at Euro 2016 on Saturday, keeping the underdog Hungarians on top of Group F and making passage to the knockout rounds a realistic possibility. That’s a joyous thing, because Hungary has this guy in goal:<p>That’s goalkeeper Gabor Kiraly, who …

Portugal 0 - 0 Austria Match report - 2016-06-18 European Championship

The captain and star of the team scuppered his chance to seal the three points late on but struck the post before seeing a goal disallowed for offside<p>…

Czech Republic's Tomas Rosicky ruled out of Euro 2016

The 35-year-old has been ruled out for three to six weeks due to a thigh injury sustained against Croatia, ending his European Championship<p>Czech …

Iceland 1 Hungary 1 – match report

<b>An own goal by defender Birkir Saevarsson denied Iceland a first European Championship victory after they drew 1-1 with Hungary in Bordeaux.</b><p>Date: June 18, 2016<p>Result: Iceland 1 Hungary 1<p>Scorers:<p>Iceland G Sigurdsson 39pen<p>Hungary Svaersson 88og<p>Venue: Stade Velodrome, Marseille<p><b>Match overview:</b><p>An own …

Euro 2016: Cristiano Ronaldo sets Portugal cap record

Luis Figo earned 127 caps for the Seleccao but his all-time appearance record was surpassed by the current captain and talisman against …

An Ireland player got kicked in the head like a Bruce Lee movie and nobody got a card

Ireland’s Shane Long was taken out with one of the most brutal “tackles” you’ll ever see. We need quotations on this one because it’s not really a tackle, more like a Kung Fu movie on the field.<p>Think this angle is unfair, or perhaps TV makes it look worse than it really was? Think again. Here is …

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