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Italy win over Azerbaijan seals them place in Euro finals

BAKU (Reuters) – Italy qualified for the Euro 2016 finals when they won 3-1 in…

Sepp Blatter’s ex defends suspended FIFA president

ZURICH (Reuters) – Sepp Blatter’s ex-wife has defended the powerful soccer boss who was suspended…

Spain still struggling to revive golden era?

By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA (Reuters) – Although reigning champions Spain have qualified for Euro 2016…

A new look Lewandowski?

Ever since he moved to Bayern Munich and when he finally settled in, Robert Lewandowski…

Switzerland's Lang celebrates his goal with team mate Drmic during their soccer match against San Marino's in St. Gallen

Swiss book Euro 2016 spot with 7-0 San Marino win

ST GALLEN, Switzerland (Reuters) – Switzerland booked a place at Euro 2016 by thrashing minnows…

Slovenia's Ilic fights for the ball with Lithuania's Slivka during their Euro 2016 qualifying soccer match in Petrol arena in Ljubljana

Slovenia close to playoffs after 1-1 draw with Lithuania

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) – Slovenia edged closer to a Euro 2016 playoff berth after a 1-1…

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney looks dejected at the end of the match Reuters / Dylan Martinez Livepic

Five England players left out for Lithuania game

LONDON (Reuters) – England will rest five players from the squad to face Lithuania next…

Ukraine's Seleznyov celebrates after scoring a goal from the penalty against Macedonia during their Euro 2016 Group C qualification match in Skopje

Ukraine keep Euro 2016 hopes alive with win in Macedonia

SKOPJE (Reuters) – Ukraine kept alive their hopes of qualifying for Euro 2016 with a…

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque listens to the national anthem before their Euro 2016 Group C qualification soccer match against Luxembourg in Logrono

Del Bosque relieved after Spain “suffer” in qualifying

LOGRONO, Spain (Reuters) – Spain coach Vicente del Bosque breathed a sigh of relief on…

England v Estonia - UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifying Group E

England cruise against Estonia to secure ninth win

LONDON (Reuters) – England, who reached Euro 2016 last month, comfortably beat Estonia 2-0 at…

Spain's Jordi Alba and Paco Alcacer celebrate a goal during their Euro 2016 Group C qualification soccer match against Luxembourg in Logrono

Spain secure Euro 2016 berth with Luxembourg win

LOGRONO, Spain (Reuters) – Spain will bid for an unprecedented third straight continental title after…

Slovakia's Skrtel fights for the ball with Belarus' Kislyak during their Euro 2016 qualifying soccer match in Zilina

Belarus win leaves Slovakia waiting for Euro 2016 spot

PRAGUE (Reuters) – Slovakia blew the chance to wrap up qualification for Euro 2016 when…

Argentina's Sergio Aguero reacts during their 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match against Ecuador at the Antonio Vespucio Liberti stadium in Buenos Aires

Aguero says he will be out for a month with muscle tear

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Striker Sergio Aguero, injured during Argentina’s shock 2-0 home defeat by…

Russia's Dzyuba celebrates his goal as Moldova's Jardan reacts during their Euro 2016 group G qualifying soccer match against Moldova at Zimbru stadium in Chisinau

Record-breaking Ignashevich helps Russia win in Moldova

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Sergei Ignashevich celebrated becoming Russia’s most capped player scoring in a hard-fought…

Sweden's Ibrahimovic scores a goal against Liechtenstein's goalkeeper Jehle during their soccer match in Vaduz

Zlatan on target again as Swedes squeeze past Liechtenstein

By Philip O’Connor (Reuters) – Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic struck his seventh goal in seven…

The FIFA logo is seen outside their headquarters in Zurich

FIFA mulls delaying presidential election, calls crisis meeting

By Simon Evans ZURICH (Reuters) – FIFA is discussing delaying the election for its next…

Turkey acquits all defendants in 2011 match-fixing case

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey acquitted all the defendants in its four-year long match-fixing case, including…

Exclusive: FIFA mulls delaying presidential election, emergency meeting held

By Simon Evans ZURICH (Reuters) – FIFA is discussing delaying the election for their next…

Godin Uruguay

Uruguay get first ever win at high altitude in Bolivia

LA PAZ (Reuters) – Uruguay made light of missing suspended strikers Luis Suarez and Edinson…

UEFA President Platini attends a news conference after the draw for the 2015/2016 UEFA Europa League soccer competition at Monaco's Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo

UEFA defy FIFA and back Michel Platini

By Simon Evans ZURICH (Reuters) – UEFA defied FIFA’s suspension of Michel Platini on Thursday…

Jordan's Hamza Aldaradreh fights for the ball with Australia's Bailey Wright in Amman

Jordan beat Asian champions Australia, Iran held

By Patrick Johnston SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Jordan stunned Asian champions Australia 2-0 on Thursday to…

German soccer head calls for emergency FIFA meeting

(Reuters) – The head of the German Football Federation (DFB) called on Thursday for an…

Platini will not perform official duties: UEFA

ZURICH (Reuters) – European soccer’s governing body UEFA confirmed that its president Michel Platini will…

A cameraman stands in front of FIFA's headquarters in Zurich

Platini suspension throws open race for soccer’s top job

By Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) – The race to find a new FIFA president to…

Football - Chelsea v Arsenal - FA Community Shield - Wembley Stadium - 2/8/15 FA Chairman Greg Dyke before the match Reuters / Darren Staples Livepic

We back Platini unless he is found guilty says FA

By Mike Collett LONDON (Reuters) – The English FA maintained their support for Michel Platini…

“Selfish” Hart eager to play every game inspite of back problem

REUTERS – Goalkeeper Joe Hart says he is a “selfish” player who wants to play…

Barcelona's Messi attends a training session ahead of their Champions League group E soccer match against AS Roma in Rome

Messi, father to appear in court on tax fraud charges

MADRID (Reuters) – Lionel Messi and his father Jorge have been ordered to appear in…

Bale is all geared up to take Wales into Euro finals 2016

REUTERS – Fit-again Gareth Bale will lead Wales into the cauldron of Bosnia’s Bilino Polje…

Lawyers say FIFA’s Blatter has not been notified of any ethics action

(Reuters) – FIFA President Sepp Blatter has not been notified of any action taken by…

England’s Hart, Walcott disagree on perfect record

LONDON (Reuters) – England team mates Joe Hart and Theo Walcott agreed to differ on…