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US Women's Soccer Suffers Huge Blow in Olympic Start

US women's soccer team last lost a match in January 2019

(Newser) - Team USA got off to a rough start at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday as a 44-game unbeaten streak for the US women's national soccer team came to a sudden end. Sweden easily defeated the squad 3-0, with two goals from Stina Blackstenius and another from Linda Hurtig. The...

After Racist Abuse of England Soccer Players, a Petition

Nearly 1M want to see racists permanently banned from soccer matches

(Newser) - After the racist abuse hurled at three Black players on England's soccer team after it lost the European championship, a petition has been launched to permanently ban racists from the sport's matches. The petition , which has so far been signed by nearly a million people, calls "for...

After England Loses, Racist Trolls Go After 3 Black Players

They missed penalty kicks in soccer championship

(Newser) - England lost a major soccer championship Sunday in a shootout to Italy, and the ugly fallout has racial overtones. Three Black players on the team who failed to score on their penalty kicks were subjected to online abuse by racist trolls, reports Reuters . Things got so bad that Prime Minister...

Italy Beats England 3-2 After Penalty Shootout

Tense Euro 2020 final match went into extra time

(Newser) - Italy has won the Euro 2020 Championship, beating England 3-2 in a close match that came down to a penalty shootout. The game was far from dull, starting strong with England’s Luke Shaw scoring less than two minutes into the match, per the AP . The game was tied at...

There's a Bump on England's Road to the Euro Final

UEFA says fans violated several rules, including in using a laser pointer on Danish goalkeeper

(Newser) - England's men's soccer team is headed to its first major tournament final in 55 years, but it managed to run afoul of European soccer's governing body along the way. UEFA has charged the team with three offenses tied to actions by fans present at England's 2-1...

Soccer Player Home From Hospital After Field Collapse

Denmark's Christian Eriksen suffered cardiac arrest during Euro 2020 match

(Newser) - Christian Eriksen was discharged from the hospital on Friday and immediately went to visit his Denmark teammates nearly a week after suffering cardiac arrest during a European Championship match. The Danish soccer federation wrote on Twitter that Eriksen was released from the Rigshospitalet in central Copenhagen after a successful operation....

Cristiano Ronaldo Snubs Coke, With Big Ramification

Coca Cola's market value fell $4B after soccer star touted water

(Newser) - When Cristiano Ronaldo sat down at a press conference at the UEFA European Championship in Budapest on Monday, he immediately took notice of two Coke bottles that had been placed in front of him. The Portugal soccer captain swiftly moved them to the side, out of view of cameras. "...

Parachuting Protester Injures Euro 2020 Spectators

Soccer authorities say several people were hospitalized after Munich stunt

(Newser) - Several spectators were treated in the hospital for injuries caused by a protester who parachuted into the stadium before France played Germany at the European Championship, UEFA said Tuesday. Debris fell on the field and main grandstand, narrowly missing France coach Didier Deschamps, when the parachutist struck wires for an...

Christian Eriksen Breaks Silence After Scary Collapse

Danish soccer player says he feels 'OK' after cardiac arrest

(Newser) - Christian Eriksen has sent his first public message from the hospital thanking supporters for their “sweet and amazing” well-wishes after his collapse at the European Championship , the AP reports. Eriksen remains in the hospital after suffering cardiac arrest during Denmark’s game against Finland in Copenhagen on Saturday. The...

Doctor: Player Who Collapsed on Field 'Was Gone'

Denmark's Christian Eriksen 'was gone,' team physician says

(Newser) - Denmark's team doctor said Sunday that a player's heart stopped and that "he was gone" before being resuscitated with a defibrillator at the European Championship. Christian Eriksen collapsed on the field during Denmark's opening Euro 2020 group game against Finland on Saturday and was given lengthy...

Ukraine's Soccer Uniform Ticks Off Russia

Shirt unveiled ahead of Euro 2020 includes Russia-annexed Crimea within Ukraine's borders

(Newser) - There's a push in many corners to keep politics out of sports, but with its latest move, Ukraine has made it clear it isn't part of that movement. On Sunday, less than a week before the Euro 2020 soccer championship kicks off on Friday, the country unveiled its...

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League Said She Was Too Young to Go Pro. Judge: Nope

National Women's Soccer League can now sign Olivia Moultrie, 15

(Newser) - A federal judge has overruled the National Women's Soccer League, at least temporarily, finding its rule barring players under 18 is a form of gender discrimination. Olivia Moultrie—a 15-year-old who debuted with the Portland Thorns' under-19 team at age 14 and signed a nine-year endorsement deal with Nike...

College Soccer Player Drowns in State Park

University of Cincinnati mourns 'extreme loss' of 21-year-old Allyson Sidloski

(Newser) - A weekend outing at a state park turned tragic for a women's soccer player from the University of Cincinnati. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says that witnesses last saw Allyson Sidloski, 21, on Saturday afternoon hanging from a boat's swim platform at East Fork State Park before...

They Needed a Goal in Final Seconds—the Goalie Scored It

Liverpool's Alisson puts in a dramatic header, pays tribute to his late father

(Newser) - It's never happened before in the history of English Premier League soccer—a goalkeeper scored the winning goal, reports ESPN . And it couldn't have come in more dramatic fashion. Liverpool's goalkeeper, who goes by Alisson, had moved upfield to take part in a corner kick as time...

Soccer Commentator Apologizes for His Latino Remark

Jim Beglin made the comment about a penalized player from Argentina

(Newser) - A CBS soccer commentator has apologized for attributing a red card to a player's "Latino temperament." Jim Beglin made the comment during a match Tuesday between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City, ESPN reports. Angel Di Maria, who's from Argentina, had just been penalized for kicking a...

9 Super League Teams Settle, but 3 Refuse Deal

Most clubs promise to not break away again, but holdouts keep idea alive

(Newser) - Nine of the 12 soccer teams that failed in their effort to form a breakaway Super League have accepted their punishment, leaving three clubs awaiting sanctions that could include being prohibited from playing in the Champions League. UEFA, European soccer's governing body, announced the humbling of the nine teams,...

Fans Block Game in Protest Against US Owner

Even before super league mess, opposition to Glazer family was building

(Newser) - English soccer fans demanding the removal of Manchester United's American owners stormed the field on Sunday before the game against Liverpool, causing its postponement. About 10,000 protesters carrying signs and flares gathered at the team hotel as well as Old Trafford, the stadium, the Manchester Evening News reports....

Europe's Days-Old 'Super League' Craters

Backlash was almost universal; teams withdraw en masse

(Newser) - It was announced Sunday that a lavishly-funded soccer league made up of major, celebrated teams from across Europe was about to launch. Days later, the European Super League looks to be crumbling in front of team supporters' thankful eyes. After all, "many called it the death of soccer,"...

Dennis Rodman's Daughter Now a Pro Athlete

Trinity Rodman picked 2nd overall in National Women's Soccer League draft

(Newser) - Trinity Rodman was selected as the second overall pick in the National Women's Soccer League draft on Wednesday, cementing her entrance into professional sports, just like her father before her. The daughter of basketball legend Dennis Rodman, Trinity Rodman, a standout forward on the US women's under-20 national...

Lawyer Calls Soccer Star's Death 'Criminal Idiocy'

Maradona's lawyer wants an investigation into slow response by ambulance

(Newser) - Emergency help was too slow in coming after Diego Maradona had a heart attack, his lawyer said, blaming "criminal idiocy" for the Argentine soccer great's death. Although there have been no accusations of foul play, TMZ reports, Matias Morla wants an investigation. Morla said an ambulance took more...

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