The Latest: Will Ferrell cheers on Sweden at Euro 2020


Ukraine's manager Andriy Shevchenko watches his players during a training session at the Hampden Park Stadium in Glasgow, Monday, June 28, 2021, the day before their round of 16 Euro 2020 match against Sweden. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Ukraine's manager Andriy Shevchenko watches his players during a training session at the Hampden Park Stadium in Glasgow, Monday, June 28, 2021, the day before their round of 16 Euro 2020 match against Sweden. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)


Spain's Pedri, right, and Croatia's Luka Modric challenge for the ball during the Euro 2020 soccer championship round of 16 match between Croatia and Spain at Parken stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark, Monday, June 28, 2021.(AP Photo/Jonathan Nackstrand, Pool)


Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during the Euro 2020 soccer championship round of 16 match between Belgium and Portugal at the La Cartuja stadium in Seville, Spain,Sunday, June 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, Pool)


The Latest on soccer’s European Championship:

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American actor Will Ferrell is rooting for Sweden to beat Ukraine in the round of 16 at the European Championship.

Ferrell is married to a Swede and sent “his best wishes” to the Euro 2020 team in a short video posted on Twitter by the Swedish soccer federation.

Ferrell is shown wearing national team clothing and bellows “you are so smart, you are so strong, you are so fast, you play fabulously good” before chanting “we are all Sweden fans.”

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Spain will take six players from the European Championship squad to the Tokyo Olympics.

Spain says Unai Simón, Eric García, Pau Torres, Pedri González, Mikel Oyarzabal and Dani Olmo will be on the team.

Simón, Torres, Olmo and Pedri have been starting for “La Roja” at Euro 2020.

Spain defeated Croatia 5-3 in extra time on Monday to advance to the quarterfinals.

The three players over 24 in Spain’s squad will be Dani Ceballos, Marco Asensio and Mikel Merino.

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Cristiano Ronaldo has thanked Portugal fans for their support and says the team “will be back stronger.”

The defending champions lost to Belgium 1-0 on Sunday in the round of 16 of the European Championship.

Ronaldo says in an Instagram post that “we didn’t achieve the result we wanted” but “we gave everything” and “are proud of our journey.”

He says the national team is “deeply and sincerely grateful” for the fans for being behind the team “from start to finish.”

He says this team “proved that it can still give a lot of happiness” to the Portuguese people.

Ronaldo finished the tournament with five goals and remains the leading scorer at Euro 2020. He is tied with former Iran striker Ali Daei as the all-time men’s scoring leader in international soccer with 109 goals.

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It’s England against Germany. At Wembley Stadium. Again.

It’ll be the round of 16 at the European Championship this time but there have been some other big ones in the past.

England beat West Germany in extra time in the 1966 World Cup final for the national team’s greatest soccer triumph. But the West Germans won 3-1 in the 1972 European Championship quarterfinals and then won on penalties in the 1996 semifinals.

The match at Wembley is the first one of the day. Sweden will face Ukraine in the late match in Glasgow.

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Ukraine’s manager Andriy Shevchenko watches his players during a training session at the Hampden Park Stadium in Glasgow, Monday, June 28, 2021, the day before their round of 16 Euro 2020 match against Sweden. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2021/06/web1_126880704-275367b3f8a44d818be59eea715748e8.jpgUkraine’s manager Andriy Shevchenko watches his players during a training session at the Hampden Park Stadium in Glasgow, Monday, June 28, 2021, the day before their round of 16 Euro 2020 match against Sweden. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Spain’s Pedri, right, and Croatia’s Luka Modric challenge for the ball during the Euro 2020 soccer championship round of 16 match between Croatia and Spain at Parken stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark, Monday, June 28, 2021.(AP Photo/Jonathan Nackstrand, Pool)
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2021/06/web1_126880704-5b26abf1c7654ca7834a19ea70e36ee4.jpgSpain’s Pedri, right, and Croatia’s Luka Modric challenge for the ball during the Euro 2020 soccer championship round of 16 match between Croatia and Spain at Parken stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark, Monday, June 28, 2021.(AP Photo/Jonathan Nackstrand, Pool)

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during the Euro 2020 soccer championship round of 16 match between Belgium and Portugal at the La Cartuja stadium in Seville, Spain,Sunday, June 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, Pool)
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2021/06/web1_126880704-a661e8a6bc054467b588270cfb056471.jpgPortugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during the Euro 2020 soccer championship round of 16 match between Belgium and Portugal at the La Cartuja stadium in Seville, Spain,Sunday, June 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, Pool)