Manchester United and Spain goalkeeper David De Gea has described Italy's Gianluigi Buffon as a "living legend" ahead of the two nations facing each other in the European Championship.
Spain play Italy in the Euro 2016 round of 16 on Monday, with De Gea's position in the Spain team under scrutiny after he conceded a disappointing late goal in the 2-1 defeat against Croatia on Tuesday, allowing the ball to squeeze past him at the near post.
United and Italy defender Matteo Darmian has already said...
Former Italy international Giuseppe Bergomi has said he believes the current team can beat anyone at Euro 2016 -- but admitted that he fears for them against Germany.
Italy will meet Joachim Low's side in the quarterfinals if they get past title holders Spain on Monday.
They have never lost a competitive fixture to the Germans, most recently beating them 2-1 in the semifinals of Euro 2012.
But Bergomi told Germany's Die Welt newspaper: "If Germany had been on the other side of the draw, our...
It's Monday, June 27, and the Euro 2016 round of 16 wraps up after Sunday's Copa America final saw Lionel Messi and Argentina lose to Chile again.
The big story
Before we get to Monday's action, though, let's focus on a huge developing story: the apparent international retirement of Lionel Messi. In the aftermath of Argentina's Copa America final defeat on penalties against Chile, Messi suggested that his time with the national team could be up.
"My thinking right now and thinking about it in the...