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Kane nets hat trick as England seals Euro 2020 spot
Kane nets hat trick as England seals Euro 2020 spot

Harry Kane scored a first-half hat trick as England secured qualification for the 2020 European Championship with a 7-0 victory over Montenegro in the team's 1,000th game on Thursday. The landmark night was completed by Tammy Abraham's first England goal. England will be back at Wembley at the finals

Kane nets hat trick as England seals Euro 2020 spot
Kane nets hat trick as England seals Euro 2020 spot

Harry Kane scored a first-half hat trick as England secured qualification for the 2020 European Championship with a 7-0 victory over Montenegro in the team's 1,000th game on Thursday. The landmark night was completed by Tammy Abraham's first England goal. England will be back at Wembley at the finals

Ronaldo hat-trick fires Portugal to brink of Euro 2020 qualification
Ronaldo hat-trick fires Portugal to brink of Euro 2020 qualification

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his ninth international hat-trick as Portugal moved to the brink of qualifying for Euro 2020 with a 6-0 thrashing of Lithuania in Faro on Thursday. Portugal sit second in the standings behind Ukraine, who have already qualified, and one point clear of Serbia, but can secure

AP Source: Britain
AP Source: Britain's BT retains Champions League TV rights

The Associated Press has learned the rights to broadcast Champions League soccer games in Britain have been retained by BT Sport. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the deal ahead of an official announcement. BT and UEFA declined comment.

Halftime: England races out to 5-0 lead
Halftime: England races out to 5-0 lead

Harry Kane scored a hat-trick as England is routing Montenegro.

Rapinoe braces for women
Rapinoe braces for women's off-field soccer battle

It's been a monumental year for Megan Rapinoe, the American soccer star whose personality is about as colorful as her hair. As the top goal-scorer and MVP of this year's women's World Cup tournament, she led Team USA to its second consecutive championship. Her victory lap was adorned with magazine covers and even more prizes - the latest came this week as one of Glamour magazine's Women of the Year. But against the backdrop of it all is the team's ongoing battle for equal pay in the sport - and her insistence that the U.S. National Women's Soccer League still isn't doing enough for what is one of the world's most dominant sports franchises, as...

Turkey hold Iceland to reach Euro 2020 alongside France
Turkey hold Iceland to reach Euro 2020 alongside France

Turkey booked their place at Euro 2020 on Thursday after a goalless qualifying draw with Iceland which also sent world champions France to next year's finals. With two teams qualifying from Group H, leaders Turkey are four points ahead of third-placed Iceland with one match remaining after the stalemate

Without Salah, Egypt held by Kenya in African Cup qualifying
Without Salah, Egypt held by Kenya in African Cup qualifying

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (AP) -- Egypt missed Mohamed Salah as the most successful team in African Cup of Nations history was held 1-1 at home by Kenya at the start of its qualifying campaign for the 2021 tournament.

Without Salah, Egypt held by Kenya in African Cup qualifying
Without Salah, Egypt held by Kenya in African Cup qualifying

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (AP) -- Egypt missed Mohamed Salah as the most successful team in African Cup of Nations history was held 1-1 at home by Kenya at the start of its qualifying campaign for the 2021 tournament.

Each PL team
Each PL team's best and worst player of October

Joe Prince-Wright names the best and worst player of October for each Premier League team as the league enters its final international break of 2019.

Lippi says he is
Lippi says he is 'quitting' as China boss after Syria defeat

Marcello Lippi announced he was quitting as China coach after his team fell to a 2-1 defeat by Syria in 2022 World Cup qualifying on Thursday. The Chinese Football Association did not say if it had accepted his offer to resign, but it was clear that he was feeling the heat after his side failed to impress

Premier League club grades: The story so far
Premier League club grades: The story so far

With almost a third of the PL season in the books, which teams have impressed and who has struggled?

'Super-agent' Raiola threatens FIFA with legal action over commission caps

A group of football agents led by "super-agent" Mino Raiola has threatened FIFA with legal action over a proposed cap on transfer commissions, documents seen by AFP on Thursday show. The Football Agents Forum (FAF), an organisation led by Paul Pogba's agent Raiola, invoked the courts after

Newcastle lose Jamaal Lascelles to injury
Newcastle lose Jamaal Lascelles to injury

Magpies lose captain and defensive lynchpin for pivotal period in the season.

Mohamed Salah injury update
Mohamed Salah injury update

Salah continues to struggle with a left ankle injury.

Premier League to change VAR in December
Premier League to change VAR in December

Following the Premier League owners meeting, there will be changes to how VAR is implemented.

Kosovo prepares warm welcome for England fans and players

The mayor of Pristina is promising England fans and players a warm welcome for their European Championship qualifier against Kosovo, but there's no free beer. England plays Sunday in Pristina, the capital of Kosovo, after its Euro 2020 matches against Bulgaria and Montenegro were marred by racist abuse

Kosovo prepares warm welcome for England fans and players

The mayor of Pristina is promising England fans and players a warm welcome for their European Championship qualifier against Kosovo, but there's no free beer. England plays Sunday in Pristina, the capital of Kosovo, after its Euro 2020 matches against Bulgaria and Montenegro were marred by racist abuse

Rapinoe calls for more investment in US women
Rapinoe calls for more investment in US women's game

SHOWS: SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 13, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MEGAN RAPINOE, U.S. WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYER, SAYING: "Whenever I talk about NWSL, I always say it just needs money. But the money needs to be put towards good people so we can operate at a really high level. I always think about it like personally. We have our agents and they're best in class and personally we operate at a very high level. I think the federation operates at a decent level, but I think there is a lot of revenue and a lot of upside left on the table. And then I think the NWSL is not operating a super high level. To only have one...

Spanish broadcaster won
Spanish broadcaster won't bid for Super Cup in Saudi Arabia

Spain's national broadcaster says it will not bid for rights for the Spanish Super Cup because of human rights violations in Saudi Arabia. TVE sports chief Jesús Álvarez said on Thursday the broadcaster condemns how Saudi Arabia handles humanitarian issues, especially those involving women in sports

Thierry Henry returns to MLS as Montreal Impact coach
Thierry Henry returns to MLS as Montreal Impact coach

MONTREAL (AP) -- Thierry Henry is returning to Major League Soccer, and to a head coach job, with Montreal Impact.

Thierry Henry returns to MLS as Montreal Impact coach
Thierry Henry returns to MLS as Montreal Impact coach

MONTREAL (AP) -- Thierry Henry is returning to Major League Soccer, and to a head coach job, with Montreal Impact.

Ex-Arsenal star Henry to coach Montreal Impact
Ex-Arsenal star Henry to coach Montreal Impact

Ex-Arsenal star Thierry Henry has been appointed coach at MLS franchise Montreal Impact on a two-year contract, the Canadian club announced Thursday. "Welcome to Montreal @ThierryHenry!" the Major League Soccer (MLS) club tweeted. Henry, whose baptism of fire as a manager ended in disaster

Which team must win in Week 11?
Which team must win in Week 11?

The "Good Morning Football" crew discusses which team must win in Week 11.

Federation says La Liga game in US could hurt 2030 WCup bid
Federation says La Liga game in US could hurt 2030 WCup bid

The Spanish soccer federation says the Spanish league's attempt to play a regular-season game in the United States breaches FIFA regulations and could hurt Spain's chances of hosting the 2030 World Cup. Federation lawyers also said in a court hearing on Thursday the game on neutral ground would hurt

Federation says La Liga game in US could hurt 2030 WCup bid
Federation says La Liga game in US could hurt 2030 WCup bid

The Spanish soccer federation says the Spanish league's attempt to play a regular-season game in the United States breaches FIFA regulations and could hurt Spain's chances of hosting the 2030 World Cup. Federation lawyers also said in a court hearing on Thursday the game on neutral ground would hurt

Ex-Arsenal star Henry to coach Montreal Impact
Ex-Arsenal star Henry to coach Montreal Impact

Ex-Arsenal star Thierry Henry has been appointed coach at MLS franchise Montreal Impact on a two-year contract, the Canadian club announced Thursday. "Welcome to Montreal @ThierryHenry!" the Major League Soccer (MLS) club tweeted. Henry, whose baptism of fire as a manager ended in disaster

Southgate admits Sterling is unhappy with punishment
Southgate admits Sterling is unhappy with punishment

"I wouldn't imagine that he's hugely enthusiastic."

Atletico's Diego Costa may need surgery for neck injury

MADRID (AP) -- Striker Diego Costa has a neck injury that could require surgery and sideline him for about three months.

Atletico's Diego Costa may need surgery for neck injury

MADRID (AP) -- Striker Diego Costa has a neck injury that could require surgery and sideline him for about three months.

Spanish league proud of tight fight for the top
Spanish league proud of tight fight for the top

The most competitive Spanish Liga in more than two decades is attributable to financial control measures, the league says. There are nine teams within five points of leaders Barcelona and Real Madrid, which have a game in hand because their clasico was postponed from October until Dec. 18 because of

Spanish league proud of tight fight for the top
Spanish league proud of tight fight for the top

The most competitive Spanish Liga in more than two decades is attributable to financial control measures, the league says. There are nine teams within five points of leaders Barcelona and Real Madrid, which have a game in hand because their clasico was postponed from October until Dec. 18 because of

Hoeness set to end an era after transforming Bayern
Hoeness set to end an era after transforming Bayern

Having transformed Bayern Munich into one of Europe's strongest clubs, then been jailed for tax evasion, Uli Hoeness will bring the curtain down on a glorious 40-year reign at the German giants when he steps down as club president on Friday. Hoeness will officially stand down at Friday's annual

Medel: Chile players decline friendly over civil unrest
Medel: Chile players decline friendly over civil unrest

"We are soccer players, but above all people and citizens."

Slumping USMNT big favorites v. Canada
Slumping USMNT big favorites v. Canada

Canada's midfield and attackers will be a handful for the USMNT.

Atlanta United deals Darlington Nagbe to Columbus Crew

ATLANTA (AP) -- Atlanta United has dealt Darlington Nagbe to the state where he grew up, trading the midfielder to the Columbus Crew.

How will the USMNT line up versus Canada?
How will the USMNT line up versus Canada?

How will Gregg Berhalter line up his team without so many key components?

Zlatan the Conqueror to leave LA Galaxy
Zlatan the Conqueror to leave LA Galaxy

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not return to the LA Galaxy for the 2020 MLS season, the team said in a statement on Wednesday. The 38-year-old Swedish striker tallied 52 goals and 17 assists in 53 starts for the Galaxy, the team he joined in March 2018 from Manchester United. The charismatic Ibrahimovic, who has also played for some of Europe's biggest clubs including Barcelona, Juventus, Paris St Germain, Inter Milan and AC Milan, said he was leaving Los Angeles on a high note.

Dest: Best decision was stay with US and not switch to Dutch
Dest: Best decision was stay with US and not switch to Dutch

"It's always good to hear from people that are also Dutch-American, and they also have a story in the U.S.," Dest said of Stewart.

Senegal, Nigeria win in African Cup qualifying

Senegal and Nigeria started with wins on the first day of the final stage of qualifying for the 2021 African Cup of Nations on Wednesday. Senegal was comfortable in a 2-0 victory over Republic of Congo, and Nigeria less so when it came from behind to edge Benin 2-1. Senegal opened its qualifying campaign

Senegal, Nigeria win in African Cup qualifying

Senegal and Nigeria started with wins on the first day of the final stage of qualifying for the 2021 African Cup of Nations on Wednesday. Senegal was comfortable in a 2-0 victory over Republic of Congo, and Nigeria less so when it came from behind to edge Benin 2-1. Senegal opened its qualifying campaign less than four months after losing to Algeria in the final of this year's African Cup in Egypt.

Chelsea Ladies sign NWSL superstar Sam Kerr
Chelsea Ladies sign NWSL superstar Sam Kerr

It's a huge signing for Chelsea, who is leading the table through five matches with an unbeaten 4W-1D record.

Chile's players decline to play soccer friendly with Peru

Chile's players have declined to play Peru in a soccer friendly on Tuesday in Lima. Chile has been rocked by weekslong wave of demonstrations. Chile defender Gary Medel said the players' decision was due to the turmoil and that there were bigger priorities than football.

Congo keep Mane in check, but Senegal cruise to victory
Congo keep Mane in check, but Senegal cruise to victory

The failure of Liverpool star Sadio Mane to score did not prevent Senegal cruising to a 2-0 win over Congo Brazzaville on Wednesday as 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying began. France-based duo Sidy Sarr and Habibou Diallo netted within three minutes during the first half in Thies near Dakar to ensure the Teranga Lions collected maximum points. Senegal finished runners-up to Algeria in the 2019 Cup of Nations, the second time they collected silver medals in a biennial competition they have never won.

Injured Egypt superstar Salah to miss Cup of Nations qualifiers
Injured Egypt superstar Salah to miss Cup of Nations qualifiers

African superstar Mohamed Salah will not play for Egypt against Kenya on Thursday in 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying because of a lingering ankle injury. The 27-year-old forward was hurt against Leicester City last month and despite making several subsequent appearances for Liverpool, is suffering

Galaxy, Zlatan Ibrahimović mutually part ways after 2 years
Galaxy, Zlatan Ibrahimović mutually part ways after 2 years

CARSON, Calif. (AP) -- Zlatan Ibrahimović and the LA Galaxy are officially parting ways after two seasons.

Galaxy, Zlatan Ibrahimović mutually part ways after 2 years

CARSON, Calif. (AP) -- Zlatan Ibrahimović and the LA Galaxy are officially parting ways after two seasons.

Fire part with Paunović after 4 seasons
Fire part with Paunović after 4 seasons

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Fire have parted with coach Veljko Paunović after four seasons.

Fire part with Paunović after 4 seasons

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Fire have parted with coach Veljko Paunović after four seasons.

'Go back to baseball' - Ibrahimovic confirms Galaxy exit

Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic confirmed his departure from the Los Angeles Galaxy on Wednesday, but gave no clue over his future plans or possible retirement. The 38-year-old striker's departure from the Galaxy had been widely expected following the club's elimination from the Major League


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