3:33 AM ET Argentina striker Lionel Messi confessed on Sunday that he worries about contracting COVID-19, a day before he kicks off another Copa America with the national side amid a spate of infections among rival teams. Players or officials from Bolivia, Colombia and Venezuela tested positive for the virus even before the South American
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2:28 AM ET Associated Press Carli Lloyd‘s 24-second strike — the second quickest goal in the United States women’s national team history — helped Vlatko Andonovski’s side beat Jamaica 4-0 on Sunday. Lindsey Horan scored on a penalty kick in the seventh minute. Midge Purce made it 3-0 in the 22nd minute, for her second
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6:59 PM ET Brazil opened their Copa America campaign with a 3-0 win over Venezuela on Sunday. Getty Brazil kicked off another Copa America on home soil with a comfortable 3-0 win over Venezuela in Brasilia on Sunday, with Marquinhos, Neymar and Gabriel Barbosa providing the goals to get the hosts’ campaign off to a strong
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2:39 PM ET Two members of the Colombia delegation to Copa America tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, meaning three competing teams have players or officials infected before the tournament even kicks off. Eight Venezuela players tested positive on Saturday, as did three from Bolivia. Host nation Brazil play the opening match against Venezuela on
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10:54 AM ET Raheem Sterling broke the deadlock with a Kalvin Phillips assist after 57 minutes. Andy Rain/EPA England beat Croatia 1-0 in the opening game of their Euro 2020 campaign at Wembley on Sunday with Raheem Sterling scoring the only goal. England had never won an opening match at the European Championship and, despite the
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10:09 AM ET Connor O’Halloran Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen was “gone” before he was resuscitated after suffering a cardiac arrest, the team’s doctor Morten Boesen said in a news conference on Sunday. Eriksen, 29, was taken to a hospital in Copenhagen on Saturday after he collapsed on the pitch during Denmark’s Euro 2020 opener against
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12:00 PM ET LONDON — Gareth Southgate is aiming to chip away at the historic tournament failings that have perennially undermined England‘s chances and Sunday’s 1-0 win over Croatia at Wembley is another notable step along that path. The 50-year-old is steeped in Three Lions history, standing prominently in the lineage of biannual disappointment dating
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7:32 AM ET Alex KirklandESPN FC Eden Hazard has said that “it didn’t occur to me for a second” to leave Real Madrid this summer after two injury-hit seasons at the Bernabeu, insisting that “I won’t leave there as a failure.” Hazard played a part in Belgium‘s 3-0 win over Russia in their Euro 2020
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2:24 PM ET Adriana Garcia New Paris Saint-Germain signing Georginio Wijnaldum has said he thought he was going to join Barcelona this summer after leaving Liverpool but the move to the Nou Camp never materialised. The Netherlands captain joined PSG this week as a free agent despite being heavily linked with Barca for the past
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7:23 AM ET England manager Gareth Southgate and Netherlands counterpart Frank de Boer both received tactical advice from planes flying banners over their training bases on the eve of their Euro 2020 campaigns. A plane flew over England’s St George’s Park base on Saturday, with the message “Most Croatia goals come down the left apparently”
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