Barca’s Messi will be fit to face Espanyol despite Argentina injury – sources

23/03/2019

Shaka Hislop chooses not to get drawn into comparisons between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi following the Argentine’s 33rd La Liga hat trick. Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez put on a show for the fans at Benito Villamarín Stadium, leading Barcelona to an easy victory. Lionel Messi will miss Argentina’s friendly against Morocco on Tuesday but […]

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De Jong chose Barcelona over PSG after Nike agreed to subsidise wages – sources

23/03/2019

Former Chelsea man Frank Leboeuf has been so impressed by Ajax’s youth that he feels they have what it takes to get past Juventus in the Champions League. Alexis Nunes and Steve Nicol run the rule over the latest transfer rumours in the world of football. Nike played a key role in Frenkie de Jong‘s […]

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Alex Iwobi’s movement and link play essential to Arsenal’s rebuilding process

23/03/2019

Alex Iwobi has only five goals and six assists in 38 appearances, but his value is about more than goals and assists. Football is very good at comparing young footballers to previous greats — there’s a desperation to look for the next Diego Maradona, the next Thierry Henry, the next Cristiano Ronaldo. But what happens […]

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Transfer Talk Man United and PSG to battle for Borussia Dortmund’s Sancho

23/03/2019

Raheem Sterling scored his first international hat trick and won a penalty kick as England thumped the Czech Republic in Euro 2020 qualifying. Shaka Hislop says the attributes that helped Raheem Sterling score his first England hat trick didn’t exist in his game 18 months ago. The transfer window for Europe’s biggest clubs is closed, […]

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Real Madrid’s Courtois Spanish press out to ‘kill’ me I’m one of world’s best

22/03/2019

European Championship Qualifying: Denis Cheryshev (16′) Belgium 1-1 Russia Gab Marcotti joins ESPN FC to talk Real Madrid’s chances of signing Eden Hazard this summer. Eden Hazard made amends for Thibaut Courtois’ goalkeeping howler with two goals in Belgium’s 3-1 win over Russia. European Championship Qualifying: Eden Hazard (88′) Belgium 3-1 Russia Real Madrid goalkeeper […]

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Sane Gundogan racist abuse during Germany vs. Serbia friendly investigated by police

22/03/2019

Serbia stifled Germany for much of the game, but substitute Leon Goretzka was able to break through to earn the hosts a draw in Wolfsburg. International Friendly: Leon Goretzka (69′) Germany 1-1 Serbia International Friendly: Luka Jovic (12′) Germany 0-1 Serbia German police are investigating reports of alleged racist abused aimed at Ilkay Gundogan and Leroy Sane […]

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Barcelona open to selling Coutinho for offer upwards of £90m – sources

22/03/2019

Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez put on a show for the fans at Benito Villamarín Stadium, leading Barcelona to an easy victory. Despite them being big underdogs, Alejandro Moreno believes Manchester United have more of a chance than people think in their quarterfinal Champions League tie against Barcelona. Gab Marcotti delves into the Champions League […]

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Ander Herrera wants Manchester United stay amid PSG interest – sources

22/03/2019

Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard is put on the spot in our latest edition of ‘You Have To Answer’. Alejandro Moreno addresses the latest rumours surrounding Alexis Sanchez, Sadio Mane, Antoine Griezmann and more in Transfer Rater. Following two straight losses, the FC crew weigh up the pros and cons of making Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Manchester […]

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LIVE Transfer TalK Man United back in for £65m Maguire

22/03/2019

The transfer window for Europe’s biggest clubs is closed, but click here for all the deals. Transfer Talk will continue to scour the world’s media and set correspondents loose to see what’s on the agenda for the summer. TOP STORY: United back in for £65m Maguire With help from former Tottenham and Liverpool director of football […]

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Germany aren’t used to being losers. Can Joachim Low turn them around before it’s too late?

22/03/2019

Joachim Low, center, is running out of time to turn the tide of opinions back in his favor. The Netherlands host Germany in the stand-out tie of this week’s Euro 2020 qualifiers on Sunday (3:45 p.m. ET, ESPN+) and for the visitors’ manager Joachim Low, there is so much more than the three points at […]

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Neymar charged by UEFA for social media comments about officials

22/03/2019

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi says the club’s new shirt deal adds to their financial resolve, and that he’s ‘not worried’ about Financial Fair Play. The crew weigh up Neymar’s level after he fell outside the top 10 in ESPN Brazil’s poll of greatest post-Pele players for the Selecao. ESPN FC’s Alejandro Moreno explains why […]

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PSG defend fans barred from attending clash with Chelsea Women

22/03/2019

With Chelsea’s top-four hopes fading, ESPN FC’s Craig Burley believes it’ll take winning the Europa League for Maurizio Sarri to remain in charge. Angel Di María looked unstoppable against Marseille, scoring twice and providing the opening goal assist in a strong win at Le Parc des Princes. Paris Saint-Germain have defended a group of their […]

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Tottenham’s Lloris: Drink driving ban brought me closer to Pochettino

22/03/2019

Shaka Hislop presents his weekly Power Rankings, where quite a few Premier League clubs find their way into the top 10. Gab Marcotti delves into the Champions League quarterfinal ties of Ajax vs. Juventus, Liverpool vs. Porto, Tottenham vs. Man City and Man United vs. Barcelona. James Ward-Prowse’s second brilliant free kick in a week […]

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Skriniar representatives tell ‘cannibal’ agents to stay away invite Real Madrid interest

22/03/2019

Check out all 42 goals from the weekend’s Serie A action, including the scintillating Milan derby that saw Inter prevail at the San Siro. Gab Marcotti shares his takeaways from a Milan derby that ‘had everything,’ as Inter move up to third with a victory over their biggest rivals. The final Derby della Madonnina had […]

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Jaime Mata had given up on football but now he could win his first cap for Spain

22/03/2019

Alexis Nunes and Ale Moreno flex their knowledge in predicting European Qualifying fixtures containing Belgium, England and France. “Thank you very much for the messages, but that’s not me,” Juan Mata tweeted last week. The Manchester United star received his fair share of congratulations after Luis Enrique announced the new Spain squad ahead of the […]

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Jaime Mata had given up on soccer by 2011 On Saturday he could make his first appearance for Spain.

22/03/2019

Alexis Nunes and Ale Moreno flex their knowledge in predicting European Qualifying fixtures containing Belgium, England and France. “Thank you very much for the messages, but that’s not me,” Juan Mata tweeted last week. The Manchester United star received his fair share of congratulations after Luis Enrique announced the new Spain squad ahead of the […]

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Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford sent home from England duty with injury

21/03/2019

Jadon Sancho seemed to be enjoying England training with his ankle-breaking skills versus Harry Maguire and his panenka penalty. LONDON — Gareth Southgate said he will not hesitate to start Jadon Sancho or Callum Hudson-Odoi in England’s upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers after confirming that Marcus Rashford has withdrawn from the squad due to injury. Rashford […]

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Juventus say choosing Asia over U.S. for ICC not related to Ronaldo rape allegation – source

21/03/2019

Former Chelsea man Frank Leboeuf has been so impressed by Ajax’s youth that he feels they have what it takes to get past Juventus in the Champions League. Juventus will skip the United States leg of the International Champions Cup and instead play in Asia, a source close to the tournament organisers has told ESPN FC. […]

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Juventus say choosing Asia over U.S. for ICC not related to Cristiano Ronaldo rape allegation – source

21/03/2019

Former Chelsea man Frank Leboeuf has been so impressed by Ajax’s youth that he feels they have what it takes to get past Juventus in the Champions League. Juventus on Thursday denied a report that they are skipping the U.S. leg of the International Champions Cup for fear their forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, would potentially be […]

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Ronaldo escapes UEFA ban for celebration in Juventus win over Atletico Madrid

21/03/2019

Gab Marcotti believes that Cristiano Ronaldo’s stellar performance against Atletico Madrid only begins to justify the huge sum Juventus paid for him. Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has escaped a ban for grabbing his crotch in celebration during his side’s 3-0 second-leg victory over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League round of 16 but did receive a €20,000 […]

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