Antoine Griezmann took up the mantle as challenger-in-chief to Cristiano Ronaldo with two goals that crushed world champions Germany and saw France into Sunday's Euro 2016 final against Portugal.
Cristiano Ronaldo reigns over the football pitch but Fernando Santos calls the shots behind the scenes.
World champions Germany fly home from Euro 2016 on Friday for a post mortem into how die Mannschaft missed the chance to add the European title after their 2-0 semifinal defeat to France.
Crstiano Ronaldo upstaged Gareth Bale to propel Portugal into its second European Championship final, scoring a thumping header and then setting up Nani's goal in a 2-0 win over Wales on Wednesday.
Gerardo Martino has resigned as Argentina's national team coach, citing the financial chaos enveloping the Argentine Football Association and lack of preparedness for the upcoming Olympics.
A Barcelona court on Wednesday gave Lionel Messi and his father suspended sentences of 21 months in prison for tax fraud.
The EU on Monday ordered seven Spanish football clubs including Barcelona and Real Madrid to pay back millions of euros in illegal state aid.
COMMERCE CITY, Colorado -- Colorado goalkeeper Tim Howard made some key saves in his return to Major League Soccer to preserve a scoreless draw for the Rapids against Portland on Monday.
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.