Soccer-Lukaku says he is world class striker but still chasing Ronaldo

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku believes he should be classified now as a world-class striker and says everything fell into place for him in the season just finished, as he looks... Read more »

FA want England manager Southgate to stay beyond 2022 World Cup

LONDON (Reuters) – The English Football Association want manager Gareth Southgate to remain in the job beyond the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, FA chief executive Mark Bullingham told British media on... Read more »

UEFA praises VAR for rise in penalties given at EURO 2020

GENEVA (AP) Expect referees to keep awarding lots of penalties at major tournaments, like EURO 2020, in the VAR era. The spike in spot kicks at the European Championship won approval Friday... Read more »

Soccer-Early reckoning for top-ranked Belgium against holders Portugal

SEVILLE (Reuters) – Top-ranked Belgium and their golden generation face an early reckoning at the European Championship against determined holders Portugal, who clawed their way into the last 16 to set up... Read more »

‘Little owl’ Verratti gives new impetus to high-flying Italy

Marco Verratti’s return from injury has given new impetus to an Italy side looking increasingly like title contenders at Euro 2020. The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder returned after a six-week knee injury layoff... Read more »

Covid scare at England training camp with journalist forced to isolate

(Getty Images) England suffered a Covid scare as a journalist tested positive for the virus at St George‚Äôs Park, the base for the national team for Euro 2020. The Sky Sports reporter... Read more »

Uefa scrap away goals rule for all club competitions

(AFP via Getty Images) The away goals rule has been scrapped for all Uefa club competitions, it has been confirmed. The away goals rule, initially used back in 1965, was brought in... Read more »

Power ranking every nation in the last 16 by chances of winning the tournament this summer

(POOL/AFP via Getty Images) Euro 2020 has reached the end of the group stage and eight nations are on their way home early. All the favourites – minus the odd dark horse... Read more »

Germans fly rainbow flags at Hungary match to support LGBTQ rights

MUNICH (Reuters) – A protester waving a rainbow flag invaded the pitch ahead of Germany’s Euro 2020 clash against Hungary on Wednesday night, and fans outside and inside the stadium carried similar... Read more »

Germany’s Merkel criticises Hungary’s anti-LGBT bill

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday criticised Hungary’s planned new law to ban the dissemination of materials in schools on homosexuality and gender change. “I think this law is... Read more »