• This is a Thursday, March 26, 2015, file photo of former France's soccer player Thierry Henry as he acknowledges applause prior to the international friendly soccer match between France and Brazil at the Stade de France, north of Paris. It was announced Friday Aug. 26, 2016, that Henry will be become an  assistant  to new Belgium national soccer team manager Roberto Martinez. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

    Les Bleus to Red Devils: Henry named assistant Belgium coach

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Former France striker Thierry Henry was appointed as an assistant to new Belgium coach Roberto Martinez on Friday as the talent-packed team seeks to shake off its underachiever tag.

  • Portugal starts World Cup qualifying without injured Ronaldo

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo will sit out Portugal’s first games since it won the European Championship as he continues his recovery from a knee injury sustained in that tournament’s final.

  • A Saturday, May 28, 2016 photo from files of Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrating with the trophy after the Champions League final soccer match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy. The richest clubs and biggest leagues in Europe are set to tighten their grip on the Champions League’s future format and income this week. A deal being prepared by UEFA should end threats by some elite clubs to break away and form a closed European Super League before 2021. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)

    Portugal star Ronaldo wins UEFA Best Player in Europe award

    MONACO (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo has won UEFA’s award as the best player in Europe last season after helping Portugal to win the European Championship and having another stellar campaign for Real Madrid.

  • Deschamps selects 3 new faces; but no Evra or Sagna in squad

    PARIS (AP) — France coach Didier Deschamps selected three uncapped players on Wednesday for a friendly away to Italy and a World Cup qualifier in Belarus, while telling veteran left back Patrice Evra he needs to prove he can still keep performing at the highest level.