• France 24

    Euro-2024 : France beats Ireland to retain top spot

    France held on to beat Ireland 1-0 in Dublin on Monday to win their second Euro 2024 qualifier, while the Netherlands eased past Gibraltar 3-0. Right-back Benjamin Pavard pounced with half an hour remaining at a sold-out Lansdowne Road before two superb Mike Maignan saves in the final two minutes.With 30 seconds to play in Dublin, AC Milan's Maignan, who has succeeded former captain Hugo Lloris as Les Bleus' goalkeeper, tipped over team-mate Jules Kounde's panicked header.From the resulting corn

  • The Canadian Press

    Messi honored with a statue at South America's soccer HQ

    LUQUE, Paraguay (AP) — The tributes continue to pour in for Lionel Messi following Argentina's World Cup triumph. South American soccer's governing body on Monday presented the the 35-year-old Argentine star a with statue, which will be placed in the CONMEBOL museum next to those of legendary players Pelé and Diego Maradona. Messi also received replicas of the World Cup and the Finalissima trophy, which Argentina won against Italy, during the ceremony before the Copa Libertadores draw. His teamm

  • The Canadian Press

    Pepi lifts US over El Salvador 1-0, to Nations League semis

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Ricardo Pepi scored on his first touch of the match in the 62nd minute, and the United States beat El Salvador 1-0 on Tuesday night to reach the CONCACAF Nations League semifinals. The 13th-ranked U.S. (3 wins, 1 draw) extended its unbeaten streak against No. 32 El Salvador (1 win, 1 loss, 2 draws) to 22 matches since 1992, including 16 wins. The Americans joined Mexico in the Nations League semifinals at Las Vegas on June 15, part of a final four that will include Canada or

  • TEAMtalk

    Man Utd ditch interest in fiery Premier League striker to leave Tottenham, Chelsea in pole position for £30m swoop

    According to reports, the Red Devils had been considering making a move for the Serbia international, but have been put off after his hot temper was put on display in the FA Cup clash