LONDON (AP) — Italy striker Gianluca Scamacca joined West Ham from Sassoulo for a reported fee of 30 million pounds ($36 million) on Tuesday as the Premier League club finally brought in some help and competition for Michail Antonio up front.
Mohamed Salah has been one of the world's best players this season. Erling Haaland is possibly the most highly rated youngster in the game.
Gianluigi Donnarumma was voted the best player at last summer's European Championship.
CHORZOW, Poland (AP) — Poland is heading to the World Cup — and of course Robert Lewandowski helped send his team there.
The prolific Bayern Munich striker converted a penalty in the 50th minute to set Poland on its way to a 2-0 win over Sweden on Tuesday in one of the European playoff finals for a place in this year’s tournament in Qatar.
They are superstar strikers fighting to secure what could be their last chance to play on soccer’s biggest stage.
And one thing's for sure: there isn’t room for both Robert Lewandowski and Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the World Cup in Qatar.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic being unavailable for a big Sweden game would typically be a matter of national angst.
Not so much these days.
Sweden’s reliance on its all-time leading scorer — and possibly the country’s greatest ever player — has waned following the emergence of a crop of gifted attacking players who are about half his age.
MILAN (AP) — Dean and Dan Caten gave a heart-felt welcome to the guests, including Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, assembled Friday for the Canadian designing twins' first live show in two years as Milan Fashion Week opened with a glimmer of optimism despite an omicron-curtailed calendar.
ROME (AP) — Nine wins. One draw. Zero losses.
AC Milan has improved on last year's unbeaten start through 10 matches with one extra victory and one major difference: The team no longer seems completely dependent on Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
From getting lessons in the art of defending from Paolo Maldini to winning games of footgolf alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Fikayo Tomori has always felt the weight of history and a pressure to deliver at AC Milan.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic withdrew from Sweden’s squad for its upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Kosovo and Greece, with the national team saying Saturday the veteran striker hasn’t fully recovered from a knee injury.
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s successor in Sweden’s national team changed the game even without scoring the goal.
Alexander Isak’s second-half performance illuminated a hitherto tough-to-watch match against Slovakia that was heading for a goalless draw until the highly rated 21-year-old striker produced a deft flick over the top of the defense.
Well, it was fun while it lasted.
Sweden was just starting to dream a little bigger ahead of the European Championship with its greatest ever player back in the squad after Zlatan Ibrahimovic ended his five-year international retirement in March.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Andreas Granqvist was selected in Sweden's squad for the European Championship on Tuesday despite only playing a full match once in the country's second division this season.
Sweden coach Janne Andersson said he picked the 36-year-old center back, who captained the team at the 2018 World Cup, for off-the-field reasons as much as what he could do on it.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Los Angeles FC attacker Carlos Vela is Major League Soccer’s highest paid player this season, with $6.3 million in total compensation, including $4.5 million in salary.
LA Galaxy forward Javier “Chicharito” Hernández is second at $6 million, all of it salary, according to figures released Thursday by the Major League Soccer Players Association.
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic is being investigated by UEFA for his “alleged financial interest in a betting company,” European soccer’s governing body said on Monday...
LONDON (AP) — Players on Super League clubs who could be banned from the European Championship (national team in parentheses):
Gianluigi Donnarumma (Italy); Alessio Romagnoli (Italy); Simon Kjaer (Denmark); Davide Calabria (Italy); Sandro Tonali (Italy); Hakan Calhanoglu (Turkey); Ante Rebic (Croatia); Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden); Alexis Saelemaekers (Belgium)
Two starts. Three assists. Six points.
The return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic to international soccer has been a resounding success for Sweden’s national team, even though the AC Milan striker failed to score in either of the wins over Georgia or Kosovo in World Cup qualifying...
MADRID (AP) — Spain needed a late goal to salvage its first victory in World Cup qualifying on Sunday, while Sweden kept on winning with Zlatan Ibrahimovic again contributing with assists...
MADRID (AP) — Spain's newcomers couldn't add the spark “La Roja” needed in its World Cup qualifying opener...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James responded to Zlatan Ibrahimovic's criticism of his political activism with a promise that he will never just shut up and dribble...
The city of Malmo has had enough of the repeated acts of vandalism on soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimovic's statue outside the local football club's stadium and wants it transferred to a new location...
MALMO, Sweden (AP) — Two bronze feet protrude from a block of stone, a large and dusty black cloth draped down one of its sides...
Veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is returning to help his struggling former club AC Milan, which is reeling from a humiliating defeat and languishing way behind city rival Inter Milan...
LA Galaxy (16-14-3, fourth in the Western Conference) vs. Houston Dynamo (11-18-4, 11th in the Western Conference)...
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the World Cup (all times local):
Soccer superstars Zlatan Ibrahimovic and David Beckham have struck a deal ahead of the World Cup quarterfinal game between their two countries on Saturday...