It wouldn’t be a major soccer tournament without a Group of Death. This time it features former champions Italy, Uruguay and England -- at least one of which won’t get into the knockout rounds.
Barcelona advanced to the Champions League soccer semifinals for a record sixth straight year after eliminating Paris Saint-Germain on away goals, as Bayern Munich ousted Juventus with a 2-0 win.
Italy upset tournament favorite Germany 2-1 to move into the final of the European soccer championship against defending champion Spain.
Italy started the defense of its World Cup soccer title last night with a 1-1 tie against Paraguay. The Netherlands and Japan both won their first games.
Fernando Torres had two goals as Spain routed Ireland 4-0 to move into a tie atop Group C at the European soccer championship with Croatia, which rallied to draw 1-1 against Italy.
Italy beat England 4-2 on penalties following a 0-0 tie to set up a European Championship soccer semifinal against record three-time champion Germany.
Defending champion Spain beat Croatia 1-0 last night to reach the quarterfinals of soccer’s European Championship, with Italy also advancing after a 2-0 win against Ireland.
Spain kept its record unbeaten run intact as it overcame Italy 7-6 in a penalty shootout to reach the Confederations Cup soccer final against host nation Brazil.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Italy set up a European Championship soccer semifinal with record three-time winner Germany after a 4-2 penalty shootout victory over England.
"I do not know what happened."
- Gianluigi Buffon on Jun 24, 2010