Tag: UEFA European Football Championships

Another Gianluigi makes Italy’s key saves in Euro 2020 final

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LONDON — From Gigi to Gigio, Italy still has a safe pair of hands in goal. ...

Southgate’s penalty plan backfires in England painful final

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LONDON — It all ended in a familiar consoling embrace for Gareth Southgate. Wrapping his arms around Bukayo Saka, the England coach felt the...

UK leader condemns racism directed at England players

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LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday condemned the racist abuse directed at three Black England players who missed their penalties in...

UEFA explores expanding European Championship to 32 teams

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LONDON — Buoyed by the success of this year's European Championship, UEFA is exploring whether to expand the event again to create a 32-team...

Italy wins Euro 2020, beats England in penalty shootout

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LONDON — Italian soccer’s redemption story is complete. England’s painful half-century wait for a major title goes on. ...

Fans go from euphoria to despair as England falls short

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LONDON — So close. It took just a few weeks to...

NOTEBOOK: For English fan, Euro 2020 offers a sliver of hope

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LONDON — When I was much younger, a soccer anthem called “Three Lions” offered an exuberant cry. “Football’s coming home,” the lyrics went, after...

Mancini has Italy smiling again after the team’s darkest day

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LONDON — Less than four years after Italian soccer’s darkest moment, Roberto Mancini has the country’s national team smiling again. ...

Diverse England team wins fans in nation eager for good news

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LONDON — Hannah Kumari has been an English soccer fan since childhood, but she never wanted to fly an England flag. Until now. ...

Ireland basketball CEO apologizes for post about Sterling

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DUBLIN — The chief executive of Ireland's basketball federation has apologized for an offensive social media post about England soccer player Raheem Sterling. ...