MADRID (AP) — Coach Luis Enrique tried to stay optimistic about Spain’s chances of advancing in the Nations League following a disappointing home loss to Switzerland.
After all, La Roja can still secure a spot in the Final Four with a win in Portugal on Tuesday.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Diogo Dalot helped Portugal take control of its Nations League group by scoring his first two international goals in a 4-0 rout at the Czech Republic on Saturday.
Spain blew its lead of Group A2 after flopping in a 2-1 loss to Switzerland in front of its disappointed fans in Zaragoza.
GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland is considering whether to improve the living conditions of its livestock and whether women should work a year longer before becoming eligible for full benefits under the state pension scheme.
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Saturday:
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Borja Iglesias has been waiting for this moment for a very long time.
The Real Betis striker hopes to make his international debut at age 29 when Spain hosts Switzerland in the Nations League on Saturday in Zaragoza.
PRAGUE (AP) — Portugal plays the Czech Republic in the Nations League on Saturday with Cristiano Ronaldo's team hoping to set up a showdown with Spain to decide who advances to the Final Four tournament.
GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland’s central bank carried out the biggest hike ever to its key interest rate Thursday, following the U.S.
WOLLONGONG, Australia (AP) — Dutch star Annemiek van Vleuten crashed heavily at the world road cycling championships on Wednesday and sustained a broken elbow.
The Olympic and world champion, one of the biggest names at the Wollongong worlds, had a mechanical problem at the start of the mixed team relay.
GENEVA (AP) — Swiss officials on Monday formally signed a procurement contract to acquire three dozen F-35 fighter jets from the United States as part of a planned refurbishment of Switzerland's air force that has run afoul of critics of the big defense purchase, the government said.
GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's federal criminal court on Monday convicted a Swiss-Italian woman of attempted murder and ties to the banned radical group Islamic State over the stabbing of two women in a department store.
GENEVA (AP) — Chile presented its appeal challenging Ecuador’s place at the World Cup to FIFA on Thursday in a case regarding an alleged ineligible player, with a verdict possible within 24 hours.
Barely nine weeks before the 32-team World Cup is scheduled to start on Nov.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after the tumultuous U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Biden administration said Wednesday it will transfer $3.5 billion in frozen Afghan central bank funds to benefit the Afghan people, as hunger grips every province there.
BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Switzerland’s soccer federation formally launched a bid Wednesday to host the women’s European Championship in 2025.
The Swiss bid team said nine cities — including Bern, Basel, Geneva and Zurich — are in its plan to host the tournament.
GENEVA (AP) — Jean-Luc Godard, the iconic “enfant terrible” of the French New Wave who revolutionized popular cinema in 1960 with his first feature, “Breathless,” and stood for years among the film world's most influential directors, died Tuesday.
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Arsenal's home game in the Europa League this week was postponed by UEFA on Monday because of the limited police resources available after the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
The north London club was due to host PSV Eindhoven on Thursday, when the city will be preparing for the state funeral on Sept.
BERLIN (AP) — Switzerland's nuclear waste authority has proposed building the country's permanent waste storage site close to the border with Germany, a decision viewed warily by its northern neighbor.
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Scotland and Portugal were handed the advantage of playing at home throughout the European qualifying playoffs for next year's Women's World Cup.
Friday's draw for the nine-team playoffs saw Scotland paired against Austria, a European Championship quarterfinalist two months ago, with the winner advancing to host Ireland.
BERLIN (AP) — Swiss retailer Migros said Tuesday that it is launching a coffeemaking system designed to replace capsules that produce thousands of tons of waste worldwide each year.
The cooperative said its spherical capsules — described as “coffee balls” — are fully compostable, unlike the plastic and aluminum containers popularized by its rival Nestle under the brand Nespresso 36 years ago.
GENEVA (AP) — The Swiss government said Tuesday that it has agreed to give an urgent credit line of 4 billion Swiss francs ($4.1 billion) to power plant operator Axpo Holding as energy prices soar in Europe and could “endanger Switzerland's energy supply.”
GENEVA (AP) — Police in Switzerland said Tuesday that they found 23 migrants packed into the back of a delivery van during a traffic check on a highway.
The Italian-registered vehicle was stopped early Monday morning as it headed northward on the A2 highway at Buochs, near the central city of Lucerne , police in Nidwalden canton (state) said.
GENEVA (AP) — The Swiss financial markets watchdog said Friday that Sberbank, one of Russia's largest banks, is selling its Swiss subsidiary, which had come under pressure because of international sanctions on Russian interests over the invasion of Ukraine.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A cap designed for Black swimmers’ natural hair that was banned from the Tokyo Olympics has been approved for competitive races.
GENEVA (AP) — Swiss police arrested two people Thursday in connection with a federal investigation into their suspected support for, or participation in, the banned Islamic State group, authorities said.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City has secured defensive cover by signing center back Manuel Akanji from Borussia Dortmund for 17.5 million euros ($17.5 million) on Thursday.
City has a glut of center backs in the squad, with Akanji joining Ruben Dias, John Stones, Aymeric Laporte and Nathan Ake as options for Pep Guardiola.
SION, Switzerland (AP) — Former Italy striker Mario Balotelli signed for Swiss club Sion on Wednesday, joining his ninth club in five different countries over the past decade.
“Sion has the huge honor of announcing the arrival of Mario Balotelli in its ranks,” the club said, adding the 32-year-old player signed a two-year contract after leaving Adana Demirspor in Turkey.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The United States warmed up for its group showdown with Canada by blitzing Switzerland 9-0 at the world women's ice hockey championship on Monday.
CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — Thriston Lawrence won the European Masters on Sunday with a steady par on the first playoff hole before Matt Wallace sent a five-foot putt left to make bogey.
The 25-year-old Lawrence earned his second title on the European tour this season — and a prize of 333,333 euros ($332,000) — to add to the opening Joburg Open in his native South Africa last November.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Canada and the United States paced each other with second comfortable wins at the women's world ice hockey championship on Saturday.
The only champions in the history of the women's worlds are set to meet in the last group match on Tuesday, and are favored to play the final next weekend.
CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — A Saturday that started early for Thriston Lawrence by completing the four holes from his weather-affected second round ended with him leading by three shots after three rounds of the European Masters.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Switzerland and Czechia made winning starts at the women's world ice hockey championship against opponents backing up on Friday.
The Swiss beat Japan 3-1 in Herning and Czechia routed Hungary 7-1 in Frederikshavn.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Thriston Lawrence and Alejandro Cañizares stayed in a share of the lead at 13 under on a weather-affected day at the European Masters where neither could complete their second round on Friday.
CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — Thriston Lawrence and Alejandro Cañizares shot 8-under rounds of 62 to take the first-round lead at the European Masters in the Swiss Alps on Thursday.
Lawrence chipped in for eagle at his final hole, the par-5 ninth, after six birdies and no bogeys.
GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's defense department said Wednesday that any delay to the planned multibillion-dollar acquisition of U.S.-made F-35 fighter jets would have “grave consequences” for Swiss security, after opponents succeeded in a campaign to put the purchase to a referendum.
BERN, Switzerland (AP) — A soccer player judged to have used the word “gay” as an insult in a post-game interview was fined 2,000 Swiss francs ($2,070) by the Swiss Football League on Tuesday.
The league said its tribunal declined to suspend Lucerne goalkeeper Marius Müller and judged that his words had been thoughtless but not homophobic.
GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland's 1,400 glaciers have lost more than half their total volume since the early 1930s, a new study has found, and researchers say the ice retreat is accelerating at a time of growing concerns about climate change.
GENEVA (AP) — World Cup teams Ghana and Switzerland are taking advantage of their late start at the tournament in Qatar to play each other in a warmup friendly in the United Arab Emirates.
The Swiss soccer federation said Monday the game will be played in Abu Dhabi on Nov.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kimi Raikkonen retired to Switzerland at the end of last year's Formula One season and has blissfully spent the last eight months with his young family.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Petr Hauser and Matyas Sapovaliv scored in a 3:11 span of the second period and the Czech Republic upset the United States 4-2 on Wednesday night in the world junior hockey quarterfinals.
BERLIN (AP) — Switzerland said Tuesday it has signed an agreement with Uzbekistan on the return of $131 million seized as part of a money-laundering investigation against the eldest daughter of former Uzbek President Islam Karimov.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Team captain and Anaheim Ducks prospect Mason McTavish had a goal and two assists Monday, leading Canada to a 6-3 win over Finland in Group A play in the world junior hockey championship.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Carter Mazur scored twice in the United States' five-goal second period and the defending champion Americans beat Switzerland 7-1 on Thursday night to improve to 2-0 in the world junior hockey championship.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Olympic sport of triathlon said Wednesday transgender women can continue to compete in its female category at international events, though it imposed tougher eligibility rules.
VEVEY, Switzerland (AP) — Global food giant Nestle, which makes everything from Purina pet food to KitKat candy bars and Gerber baby food, reported higher sales in the first half of the year, even as it increased prices by 6.5% as inflation soared around the world.
1015 LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) _ AC Immune SA (ACIU) on Thursday reported a loss of $20.4 million in its second quarter.
The 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland-based company said it had a loss of 24 cents per share.
BERLIN (AP) — A large wildfire on the German-Czech border is spreading and threatening to destroy a forested national park popular with tourists.
The fire in the region, called Bohemian Switzerland on the Czech side and the Saxon Switzerland national park on the German side, started last weekend.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Gymnastics Federation said Wednesday its annual congress will be moved out of Norway so that officials from Russia and its ally Belarus can attend.
The FIG congress was due to be held in Norway in October but the FIG said it will be moved.
SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland (AP) _ Garmin Ltd. (GRMN) on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $257.9 million.
The Schaffhausen, Switzerland-based company said it had net income of $1.33 per share.
SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland (AP) _ TE Connectivity Ltd. (TEL) on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $594 million.
The Schaffhausen, Switzerland-based company said it had profit of $1.83 per share.