The Icelandic thunderclap roar proved no match for the sheer talent of France as the hosts finally showed their title credentials at the European Championship on Sunday.
Iceland left with heads held high. As well they should. The fairy tale of an island of 330,000 people, invading Europe with gutsy football and fabulous fans, was always going to end sometime, because logic dictated that at some point the underdog darlings of the European Championship would bite off more than they could chew.
SAINT-DENIS, France -- Too small. Too frail. No future in French football. Antoine Griezmann defied plenty of skeptics by becoming the highest scorer at the European Championship.
NEW YORK -- New York City beat its local rival New York for the first time on Sunday, with the 2-0 victory vaulting the newer club to the top of Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference.
Germany moved into the semi-finals of Euro 2016 on Saturday but their un-German-like inefficiency in a penalty shootout with Italy almost cost them dear before Jonas Hector kept his head.
Former Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta confirmed on Sunday he has accepted a coaching role under new Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.
French champion Paris Saint-Germain has signed Poland midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak from Spanish club Sevilla on a five-year deal, the second signing for new coach Unai Emery.
On the greatest night in its soccer history, Wales swept past the world's No. 2-ranked team at the European Championship on Friday.
Portugal likes to leave it late at this European Championship, whether Cristiano Ronaldo is having a good game or not. The Portuguese have been level after 90 minutes in every game this tournament, a run that continued Thursday as Ronaldo and his teammates drew 1-1 with Poland after extra time, before advancing to the semifinals with a 5-3 victory on penalties.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic said on Thursday that he is joining Manchester United, ending intense speculation about where the 34-year-old Swedish superstar forward will be playing next season.