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Football return: League-by-league guide around Europe

May 24, 2020 - 6:42 PM

Some of the world’s top football leagues look to complete their season with Spain’s La Liga the latest to announce its comeback in June

BACK SOON. Barcelona forward Lionel Messi (left) challenges Real Sociedad's goalkeeper Alex Remiro during their La Liga match last March. Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP

Resuming football season 'definitely possible', claims UEFA medical committee

Apr 30, 2020 - 3:23 PM

Although some football officials remain skeptical about restarting leagues, UEFA's medical committee says it can be done

UNCERTAIN. Football stars like Kylian Mbappe remain unsure if they’ll return to action this season. File photo from Paris Saint-Germain FC

Uncertainty abounds as football's transfer industry grinds to a halt

Mar 22, 2020 - 7:29 PM

Canceling the rest of the football season may cost Europe's top 5 leagues as much as $4 billion

MORE WORRIES. Football clubs brace for bigger concerns other than talks like where superstars such Kylian Mbappe will end up playing. Photo from PSG

More European football players test positive for virus

Mar 14, 2020 - 9:10 PM

All 5 of Europe's top football leagues have been suspended as more players fall victim to the coronavirus

OUTBREAK. Paderborn's German defender Luca Kilian becomes the first Bundesliga player to contract COVID-19. Photo by Ina Fassbender/AFP

UEFA: Anti-racism protocol not followed in Koulibaly case

Dec 29, 2018 - 1:15 PM

Napoli's Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly gets targeted by monkey noises and racist chants during an Italian league match

UNACCEPTABLE. The UEFA says the match should have been suspended when fans continued to subject Kalidou Koulibaly to racist chanting even when the stadium speaker implored the crowd to stop several times. Photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP

UEFA to review Ronaldo red card next week

Sep 21, 2018 - 9:25 AM

Cristiano Ronaldo will find out on September 27 whether his one-match ban is extended

DISBELIEF. Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo (left) reacts next to teammate Federico Bernardeschi after receiving a red card during their UEFA Champions Leagua match against Valencia. Photo by Jose Jordan/AFP

Man City on verge of title after bouncing back at Spurs

Apr 15, 2018 - 12:29 PM

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah hits 40 to solidify the team's hold in the top 4

OPENER. Manchester City's Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus (R) opens the scoreline in the 22nd minute of the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium in London, on April 14, 2018. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

War hurt Ukraine's Euro 2016 campaign, says sorry coach

Jun 21, 2016 - 11:10 AM

Ukraine becomes the first team to be eliminated at the European Championship as the team struggles with conflict and economic crisis back home

CONFLICT STRUGGLES. Ukraine's football team, seen here warming up during a training session on 20 June 2016, is affected by the conflict back home. Ukraine has been eliminated from Euro 2016. ALI HAIDER/EPA

'Sports terrorists' bring new chaos to Euro 2016

Jun 18, 2016 - 2:20 PM

Croatian and Turkish fans throw flares on the pitch in separate matches

FLARES. Supporters of Turkey react and light flares after the UEFA EURO 2016 group D preliminary round match between Spain and Turkey at Stade de Nice in Nice, France, 17 June 2016. Photo by PETER POWELL/EPA

Euro 2016: Ronaldo denied as Iceland, Hungary make history

Jun 15, 2016 - 1:29 PM

Iceland s defense frustrates Portugal s Cristiano Ronaldo while Hungary shocks well fancied Austria for its first win at a major international tournament in 30 years

DENIED. Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal reacts after the UEFA EURO 2016 group F preliminary round match between Portugal and Iceland at Stade Geoffroy Guichard in Saint-Etienne, France, 14 June 2016. Photo by MIGUEL A.LOPES/EPA

10 Euro 2016 fans to face trial; 150 Russians escape arrest

Jun 13, 2016 - 6:41 PM

35 mostly British supporters are injured 3 seriously in the worst violence at an international tournament since the 1998 World Cup in France

Fans watch the UEFA EURO 2016 group C preliminary round match between Germany and Ukraine at the fan zone in Lille, France, 12 June 2016. Photo by THIBAULT VANDERMERSCH/EPA

5 reasons why Spanish football clubs dominate Europe

May 17, 2016 - 5:34 PM

With Spain looking to continue its reign in Europe in the Europa League and Champions League finals AFP Sports examines reasons for the country s prolonged domination of European competition

DOMINANT. Spanish teams have dominated European competition. Photos by Lavandeira jr and QUIQUE GARCIA/EPA

Chelsea beats PSG to reach Champions League semis

Apr 09, 2014 - 5:18 PM

Chelsea substitute Demba Ba breaks Paris Saint Germain s hearts with a game clinching goal to take Chelsea to the semis

SAVIOR. Chelsea's Demba Ba celebrates after scoring his team's second goal of the match over Paris St.Germain. Photo by Andy Rain/EPA