International

Stirring second half comeback sees Croatia beat Russia

By Dmitriy Rogovitskiy MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia suffered their first defeat under head coach Leonid…

Antonio Conte

Italy’s Conte angry over four-month gap between matches

MILAN (Reuters) – Italy coach Antonio Conte is angry that he will have to wait…

Hong Kong

Hong Kong dents China’s World Cup football dream in qualifier

By James Pomfret HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong held China to a nil-nil draw…

Grindel

Little-known Grindel frontrunner to lead German FA

By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) – Reinhard Grindel, a Christian Democrat member of parliament and…

Armed police to patrol England v France soccer match following Paris attacks

LONDON (Reuters) – Armed police will patrol around Wembley stadium on Tuesday, as England and…

Belgium v Spain match called off for security reasons

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A soccer friendly between Belgium and Spain scheduled for Brussels on Tuesday…

Lidl

German discounter Lidl to sponsor England team

LONDON (Reuters) – The English soccer team has set aside decades of sporting rivalry with…

Vicente del Bosque

Spain unworried about Brussels security, Del Bosque says

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Spain are not worried about their security in Brussels where they will…

Didier Deschamps France

France keen to show pride against England at Wembley

LONDON (Reuters) – France will be keen to represent their colours with more pride than…

Roy Hodgson England

England forced to field experimental side against France

LONDON (Reuters) – England will select an experimental lineup against France in Tuesday’s friendly at…

France wanted to play England for symbolic reasons – FA

LONDON (Reuters) – France wanted Tuesday’s friendly international against England to go ahead at Wembley…

Diego Maradona

Maradona undergoes gastric bypass, recovering well

By Lenin Danieri MARACAIBO, Venezuela (Reuters) – Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona underwent a gastric…

Angela Merkel

Merkel to attend as shaken Germany play Netherlands

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel will attend their friendly against the Netherlands on…

Jesse Lingard

United forward Lingard handed first England call-up

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester United forward Jesse Lingard has been called up to the England…

French federation says England vs France to go ahead undisturbed

PARIS (Reuters) – The soccer friendly between England and France will go ahead as planned…

Spain dismissal of England suggests La Roja back on song

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s 2-0 win over England on Friday suggested their recovery from last…

Roy Hodgson England

England must improve passing, decision making – Hodgson

ALICANTE, Spain (Reuters) – England’s passing and decision making must improve if they are to…

France vs Germany

France beat Germany as attacks overshadow friendly

PARIS (Reuters) – Olivier Giroud and Andre-Pierre Gignac scored as Euro 2016 hosts France beat…

Mario Gaspar Spain

Gaspar nets stunner as Spain down England 2-0

ALICANTE, Spain (Reuters) – Spain fullback Mario Gaspar scored with a stunning volley and midfielder…

Arjen Robben Holland

Double for Dutchman Robben in 3-2 win over Wales

CARDIFF (Reuters) – Netherlands enjoyed a 3-2 friendly win away to a weakened Wales on…

Lewandowski Poland

Lewandowski’s late double helps Poland sink Iceland

By Piotr Kwiatkowski WARSAW (Reuters) – Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Poland…

Steven Davis Norhern Ireland

‘Captain Fantastic’ Davis wins it again for Northern Ireland

BELFAST (Reuters) – Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis scored the only goal as his side…

Belgium

Belgium beat Italy 3-1 to send Euro 2016 warning to rivals

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Belgium came from behind to beat Italy 3-1 in an open and…

Czech Republic

Czech Republic ease to win over Serbia in Euro 2016 tune-up

PRAGUE (Reuters) – The Czech Republic eased to a 4-1 win over Serbia on Friday…

Turan and Tosun are top tormentors as Turkey triumph

DOHA (Reuters) – Second-half goals from Arda Turan and Cenk Tosun earned Euro 2016 qualifiers…

Wayne Rooney

Rooney faces ‘huge challenge’ for England starting place

REUTERS – Wayne Rooney has said he faces a “huge challenge” to keep his place…

Bolivia beat Venezuela 4-2 to kick-start qualifying campaign

LA PAZ (Reuters) – Striker Rodrigo Ramallo scored two first-half goals as Bolivia got their…

Kompany out of Belgium’s friendlies with Italy and Spain

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Belgium captain Vincent Kompany has pulled out of the friendlies against Italy…

India dent Guam’s hopes of World Cup progress with 1-0 win

By Simon Jennings BENGALURU (Reuters) – India salvaged some pride and dented Guam’s chances of…

I’ve put France on world map, says Ibrahimovic

By Philip O’Connor STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Zlatan Ibrahimovic has never been afraid to speak his…