Transfer Talk: Barcelona favour Thomas Lemar move over Christian Eriksen

Ale Moreno sifts through the potential transfers like Cristiano Ronaldo to the Premier League, Jorginho to Man City, Xherdan Shaqiri to Liverpool and more. The transfer window is open, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow live with our daily blog throughout the summer. TOP STORY:…

Girona hire Eusebio Sacristan as new head coach

Eusebio Sacristan Girona have hired former Barcelona and Spain midfielder Eusebio Sacristan as their new head coach. The Catalan club, who finished 10th in La Liga last season, said the 54-year-old has signed a two-year contract and would be presented on Friday. He replaces Pablo Machin, who left the club…

Moment of truth for Ngezi Platinum as champions come to town

With arguably one of the toughest groups and crippling injuries to key players, Ed Dove discusses whether Tunisia can surprise people at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Ngezi Platinum Stars’ title credentials face a tough examination against resurgent champions FC Platinum in what is effectively a six-pointer on matchday…

Will Saudi Arabia’s World Cup preparations vs. Germany, Italy pay off?

Juan Antonio Pizzi will be the new man on the sideline as Saudi Arabia look to spring a surprise in Group A. The Saudi Arabia national team reveal their final 23 man squad for the 2018 World Cup. The Exploding Heads sound the World Cup horn as Ian Fiveankles breaks…

New age hooliganism a cause for concern in Russia

ESPN’s Sam Borden joins Bob Ley on Outside the Lines to discuss the new wave of hooliganism in Russia, which is a cause for concern ahead of the World Cup.

The window of Juan Carlos Osorio

A family with a view of Liverpool’s training ground helped put Juan Carlos Osorio on the path to becoming a manager.

Manchester United’s Fred hurt in Brazil training; Neymar set to start

New Manchester United midfielder Fred was forced out of Brazil training with an ankle injury on Thursday. The 25-year-old, who is set

Alternative 2018 World Cup fans’ guide

Admit it: You watch the World Cup for the spectacle as much as the matches. The games are fun, sure, but you also live for those sublime viral moments, celebrity sightings, ostentatious fans and goal celebrations. Adam Hurrey »

LIVE Transfer Talk: Man City prepare alternatives if Jorginho deal falls through

The transfer window is open, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow live with our daily blog throughout the

Transfer Talk: Man City prepare alternatives if Jorginho deal falls through

The transfer window is open, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow live with our daily blog throughout the

Amazon to stream Premier League in UK; clubs agree TV revenue share deal

Amazon will broadcast live Premier League matches and weekly highlights packages in the UK from the 2019-20 season, the tech giant has

Roberto Firmino admits speaking to Alisson over move to Liverpool

Roberto Firmino says he has talked with Brazil teammate Alisson about a potential move to Liverpool. Roma goalkeeper Alisson has been

England’s Gareth Southgate pleased with Marcus Rashford’s ‘swagger’ in win

LEEDS, England — England manager Gareth Southgate was giving no clues as to his starting lineup for England’s opening World Cup game but the performance of striker Marcus Rashford in Thursday’s 2-0 win over Costa Rica certainly gave him food for thought. Rashford scored with a beautiful long-range shot to…

Paul Mariner’s World Cup predictor

From the group stage to the final, find out who ESPN FC’s Paul Mariner has lifting the World Cup trophy in Russia.

Why Low’s bigger picture doesn’t include Sane

Raph Honigstein thinks Joachim Low sees Leroy Sane as a reserve player and wonders if Sane’s attitude on the bench is the reason for his World Cup omission.

What Real Madrid should do about Cristiano Ronaldo

The FC panel respond to reports of Cristiano Ronaldo’s unhappiness at Real Madrid and discuss why this story doesn’t seem to go away.

World Cup warm-ups: England and Portugal win; Iceland held

ESPN’s Sam Borden joins Bob Ley on Outside the Lines to discuss the new wave of hooliganism in Russia, which is a cause for concern ahead of the World Cup. England closed out their preparations for the World Cup with a 2-0 friendly win over Costa Rica on Thursday. Marcus…

Goncalo Guedes makes Portugal case with brace against Algeria

Portugal Algeria 3 0 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats LISBON — Portugal forward Goncalo Guedes made a strong claim for a place in their World Cup team by scoring twice in a comfortable 3-0 friendly win over Algeria in their final…

Nigeria squad paid World Cup bonuses

Nigeria players were paid their World Cup bonuses over two weeks before their opening tournament fixture against Croatia, according to NFF President Amaju Pinnick and confirmed by players. In November, the NFF signed an agreement with the players on a pay structure for bonuses, allowances and a share of the…

Mexico’s Jonathan Gonzalez: I felt like I turned my back on the United States

Herculez Gomez cites a lack of accountability from the U.S. about missing the World Cup after comments from Alejandro Bedoya and Jurgen Klinsmann. A family with a view of Liverpool’s training ground helped put Juan Carlos Osorio on the path to becoming a manager. Herc Gomez and Sebi Salazar discuss…

Leroy Sane’s Germany World Cup squad snub makes no sense – Ballack

Former Germany captain Michael Ballack does not believe there is any “sporting reason” behind Leroy Sane’s omission from the 2018 World Cup

Mexico can’t afford Hector Herrera distractions ahead of 2018 World Cup

Herc Gomez and Sebi Salazar discuss the on-field impact of the recent Mexico controversy and why the timing has them between a rock and a hard place. A family with a view of Liverpool’s training ground helped put Juan Carlos Osorio on the path to becoming a manager. COPENHAGEN —…

Cristiano Ronaldo’s wish to leave Real Madrid is ‘irreversible’ – reports

Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid this summer and his decision is “irreversible,” according to reports in Portugal. The

Marcus Rashford, Danny Rose make World Cup cases for England

Marcus Rashford scored his third international goal and impressed overall at Elland Road. LEEDS, England — Three thoughts on England’s 2-0 win vs. Costa Rica in an international friendly.  1. Rashford takes his chance but Vardy struggles Marcus Rashford emphasised his ability to provide the X-factor for England at the…

Antonee Robinson was raised in Liverpool, ready to break out for U.S.

New general manager Earnie Stewart met with Taylor Twellman to talk about the current state of the relationship between U.S. Soccer and MLS and whether the new USMNT head coach needs to be “MLS friendly.” U.S. goalkeeper Zack Steffen talks about his club success and his hopes of that translating…

Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku: Michael Carrick made me a better player

Romelu Lukaku has thanked Michael Carrick for a series of one-to-one training sessions the Manchester United striker says have made him a

Marcus Rashford and Danny Welbeck help England beat Costa Rica

England Costa Rica 2 0 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats A stunning strike from Marcus Rashford and a Danny Welbeck header gave a confident-looking England a 2-0 win over Costa Rica in their final World Cup warm-up friendly at Leeds’ Elland…

Ghanaian government to dissolve football association after bribery allegations

Ed Dove discusses what fans can expect from Nigeria at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The government of Ghana says it has begun action to dissolve the Ghana Football Association after an undercover investigation exposed alleged corruption amongst referees and implicated the federation’s president, Kwesi Nyantakyi. A statement from…

Eden Hazard will support Egypt at World Cup for Mohamed Salah

Eden Hazard has said he will support Egypt in the World Cup because of his friendship with Mohamed Salah, while the Liverpool’ forward’s

Liverpool closing in on Nabil Fekir deal with Lyon – source

LIVERPOOL, England — Liverpool are confident of closing in on a transfer for Nabil Fekir, a source has told ESPN FC, despite Lyon president Jean-Michel