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Curacao claim shock Gold Cup quarterfinal berth

playHow should the USMNT line up against Panama? (0:53)Herculez Gomez joins ESPN FC to talk what he expects from the United States in their third and final group stage match against Panama. (0:53)Jurien Gaari scored a stoppage-time equaliser as Curacao held Jamaica 1-1 at the Gold Cup in Los Angeles on Tuesday and booked a…

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Next season at Man City will be last one – Silva

Manchester City midfielder David Silva has said he will leave the Premier League champions at the end of the 2019-20 season.Asked if he would stay beyond next season, the 33-year-old Spaniard was quoted as saying by the BBC: “No, this is the last one. “Ten years for me is enough. It’s the perfect time for…

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Rumour Rater: De Ligt a coin flip to join Juve; Napoli close in on James

11:54 PM BSTDavid AmoyalESPN.com writer The summer transfer window is in full swing, but there’s plenty of work to be done given the flurry of international tournaments that have occupied the attention of some of this summer’s biggest targets. Which players are likeliest to move before the 2019-20 campaign? David Amoyal rates the top rumours…

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Transfer Talk: Buffon back at Juventus with front office future?

12:57 AM BSTNick JuddTransfer writer The transfer window is open. Click here to review all the latest transfers. And keep up to date with the latest gossip below.When does the window open in Europe? | QUIZ: Which club should you join?Buffon boomerangs back to Juventus?What goes around comes around, and in this case, it can…

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Barca near €60m mark with Jasper, Gomes sales

9:14 PM BSTSam MarsdenBarcelona correspondent Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes has joined Everton in a deal worth €25 million plus add ons, the Spanish champions have confirmed.Gomes is set to be followed out the Camp Nou door by goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen, who passed a medical with Valencia on Tuesday ahead of a €30m transfer.Barca also finalised…

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Sources: Liverpool won’t sell Mignolet to Palace

7:47 PM BSTMelissa ReddyCorrespondent Liverpool do not intend to sell goalkeeper Simon Mignolet to Crystal Palace for £8 million, sources have told ESPN.The 31-year-old, restricted to two appearances in 2018-19 on account of the brilliance of Alisson since his £65m switch from Roma last summer, is of interest to the Selhurst Park club.Reports have suggested…

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Real Madrid approve women’s team for 2020

playSid Lowe explains Real Madrid’s plan to offload players (1:45)ESPN FC’s Sid Lowe says it’s still early, but he fully expects Real Madrid to make a big push to generate money from player sales this summer. (1:45)8:36 PM BSTAdriana GarciaReal Madrid confirmed on Tuesday evening they will have a women’s team compete in Spain’s top…

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Furious Liverpool call Pepe chatter ‘pure lies’

9:20 PM BSTMelissa ReddyCorrespondent Liverpool have told ESPN FC that information suggesting they are in concrete talks with Lille over the transfer of Nicolas Pepe is “pure lies.”- When does the transfer window close?The Premier League club insist no meetings or discussions of any sort have taken place for the 24-year-old, contrary to reports in…

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Sources: Man Utd continuing Wan-Bissaka talks

playHonigstein: £100m isn’t Man United’s final transfer budget (2:05)Raf Honigstein and Craig Burley discuss the impact Manchester United’s reported summer budget of £100 million will have on their summer plans. (2:05)5:38 PM BSTRob DawsonManchester United correspondent Manchester United are continuing talks with Crystal Palace over of the signing of defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka while Sporting Lisbon…

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Lampard set for Chelsea after Derby agree talks

playHislop: Lampard nothing more than a ‘cheap & easy fit’ (1:47)ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop sees Derby County boss Frank Lampard taking the helm at his former club Chelsea as only a short-term fix for the London club. (1:47)12:16 PM BSTLiam TwomeyChelsea correspondent Frank Lampard has moved a step closer to landing the Chelsea job after…

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Men need to ref at Women’s World Cup – White

Former England international Faye White has said there should be more male referees officiating at this summer’s Women’s World Cup.For many of the female officials at this tournament, it is their first time using the video assistant referee (VAR) and that has led to several delays during matches.- FIFA Women’s World Cup: All you need…

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Hillsborough tragedy: Chief to face retrial

Former Chief Superintendent David Duckenfield, the match commander at the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, will face retrial on a charge of gross negligence manslaughter.Duckenfield, 74, had denied the gross negligence manslaughter of 95 Liverpool fans at the FA Cup semifinal against Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough on April 15, 1989. A 96th victim, Tony Bland, died more…

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Suarez appeals for handball inside penalty area… by goalkeeper

11:00 AM BSTChris WrightToe Poke writer The Toe Poke Daily is here every day to bring you all the weirdest stories, quirkiest viral content and top trolling that the internet has to offer, all in one place.Jump to: There’s only two Adama TraoresIt’s fair to say that Luis Suarez had an eventful night as Uruguay…

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Sources: Liverpool to sign coveted Dutch defender

playBurley: Griezmann would be fantastic for Liverpool (1:27)Craig Burley makes the case that Atletico Madrid and France star Antoine Greizmann would be just what Liverpool need to challenge Manchester City further next season. (1:27)10:15 AM BSTMelissa ReddyCorrespondent Liverpool are putting the final touches on signing PEC Zwolle’s highly rated teenage defender Sepp van den Berg,…

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Sweden emerge as World Cup dark horses

8:54 PM BSTJulien LaurensFrance writer PARIS, France — Sweden booked their place in the World Cup quarterfinals on Monday thanks to a 1-0 win against Canada. The Olympic runners-up are emerging like real dark horses in the competition and will be full of confidence when they face Germany in the next round on Saturday. Here…

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Cavani’s goal gives Uruguay top spot over Chile

playCavani’s brilliant header wins Group C for Uruguay (0:54)To watch the 2019 Copa America, sign up for ESPN+. (0:54)A late header from Edinson Cavani gave Uruguay a 1-0 win over Copa America holders Chile on Monday which saw them snatch top spot in Group C at their opponents’ expense and set up a quarterfinal meeting…

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Trump: Rapinoe shouldn’t protest during anthem

playRapinoe: USA-France is the game everyone wants (2:13)Megan Rapinoe chats with ESPN FC about the USWNT’s win over Spain, her second penalty kick of the game and the U.S.’s upcoming showdown with France. (2:13)3:23 AM BSTAssociated PressPresident Donald Trump said he does not think it’s appropriate for a co-captain of the U.S. women’s soccer team…

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Transfer Talk: Juventus, Napoli have Trippier in Serie A struggle

The transfer window is open. Click here to review all the latest transfers. And keep up to date with the latest gossip below.When does the window open in Europe? | QUIZ: Which club should you join?Trippier at heart of full-back merry-go-roundTottenham Hotspur right-back Kieran Trippier is at the centre of a Serie A tug-of-war between…

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Ticket prices skyrocket for U.S.-France WC match

1:35 AM BSTTom VanHaarenESPN Staff Writer CloseESPN staff writerJoined ESPN in 2011Graduated from Central MichiganTicket prices for the United States’ quarterfinal match against France at the Women’s World Cup are skyrocketing, with one seller listing a pair of tickets for more than $11,000 on the secondary market.The U.S. labored its way into the quarterfinals with…

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MLS All-Stars: Wondo, Pomykal join Ibra, Rooney

Major League Soccer has announced the full 26-man squad for next month’s All-Star game against Atletico Madrid in Orlando.The league on Friday revealed MLS’ Fan XI selections, which included LAFC’s Carlos Vela, D.C. United’s Wayne Rooney, Orlando City’s Nani, LA Galaxy duo Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Jonathan dos Santos, and veteran U.S. stars Graham Zusi of…

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Chile to lose to Uruguay? Salah to star for Egypt vs. DR Congo?

12:08 PM BSTDerek BiltonESPN.co.uk betting writer Qatar gave Argentina a scare but failed to find the net as La Albiceleste scrambled into the last 16 of the Copa America while also denying our banker bet on Sunday night. Chile face Uruguay this week to determine who will top Group C, while there’s also African Cup…

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City’s Mahrez helps Algeria to Afcon win vs. Kenya

Riyad Mahrez led Algeria to a comfortable 2-0 victory over Kenya as they opened their Africa Cup of Nations finals campaign with a competent display in their Group C match on Sunday.Captain Mahrez netted the second goal just before half-time after striker Baghdad Bounedjah had opened the scoring with a 34th minute penalty.Midfielder Dennis Odhiambo…

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England coach Neville ‘ashamed’ of Cameroon

playMarkgraf: Neville’s Cameroon comments a ‘cop out’ for England (1:43)Kate Markgraf explains why Phil Neville’s comments about Cameroon’s behaviour were a distraction from England’s performance in their 3-0 win. (1:43)England manager Phil Neville said he was “completely and utterly ashamed” of Cameroon’s behaviour after his side beat the African team 3-0 on Sunday to reach…

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MLS Power Rankings: Rooney and DC drop, as Timbers make move

11:02 AM BSTJason DavisU.S. soccer writer We’re a little lost here at the rankings. After the Gold Cup break which Major League Soccer instituted to (checking notes…) limit the damage done by international call-ups during the month of June, the league is back at it. Week 16 (as it turns out) brought six games involving…

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Benitez leaves role as Newcastle manager

playNewcastle put 4 past relegated Fulham (1:28)The Cottagers ended a miserable season with sorry performance against Rafa Benitez’s men at Craven Cottage. (1:28)Rafa Benitez will leave his position as manager of Newcastle when his contract ends on June 30, the club have announced.The former Liverpool and Real Madrid boss took in March 2016 but couldn’t…

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San Siro to be demolished by Inter, AC Milan

playWhy would Mauro Icardi want to stay at Inter? (1:17)Gab Marcotti puts himself in Mauro Icardi’s position to explain the Argentine’s approach to his future at Inter Milan. (1:17)12:04 PM BSTBen GladwellItaly correspondent AC Milan and Inter Milan are planning to knock down San Siro and build a brand new stadium together on the same…

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Sources: Lukaku not prepared to force Utd exit

playHonigstein: £100m isn’t Man United’s final transfer budget (2:05)Raf Honigstein and Craig Burley discuss the impact Manchester United’s reported summer budget of £100 million will have on their summer plans. (2:05)11:45 AM BSTRob DawsonManchester United correspondent Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku is not prepared to hand in a transfer request to force a move to…

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Real Madrid sign Jose Antonio Reyes’ son

playSid Lowe explains Real Madrid’s plan to offload players (1:45)ESPN FC’s Sid Lowe says it’s still early, but he fully expects Real Madrid to make a big push to generate money from player sales this summer. (1:45)10:41 AM BSTAdriana GarciaThe son of the late Jose Antonio Reyes, Jose Reyes Lopez, has signed for Real Madrid.The…

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Emotional Marta to Brazil: ‘Cry now, smile at end’

An emotional Marta bid farewell to another unsuccessful World Cup campaign on Sunday with a challenge to Brazil’s women: work harder and do more if you want to win.With tears in her eyes after the 2-1 extra-time loss to hosts France, the woman considered by many to be the greatest ever to play the game…

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It wasn’t pretty, but France slide past Brazil and into quarters

1:41 AM BSTJulien LaurensFrance writer LE HAVRE, France — In a packed Stade Océane, full of passion first, of tension then and of pure joy at the end, France have qualified for the World Cup quarterfinals after their 2-1 win against Brazil in extra time Sunday night.Women’s World Cup: Knockout round predictionsWhat it’s like to…

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Hosts France eliminate Brazil with extra-time goal

France captain Amandine Henry scored in extra time as the hosts beat Brazil 2-1 at the Women’s World Cup in Le Havre on Sunday night to send Les Bleues into the quarterfinals of the tournament.Henry found the back of the net in the 107th minute of a tense game at the Stade Oceane after Thaisa…

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Argentina, Messi still alive in Copa America despite flaws they can’t fix

2:01 AM BSTTim VickerySouth America correspondent There’s an easy trap every manager must avoid: Don’t give your idea of play more importance than the players at your disposal. In other words, work with what you’ve got, don’t work around it.This trap explains the thoroughly predictable disaster of Argentina’s World Cup campaign last year. Jorge Sampaoli…

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Argentina edge into Copa America quarterfinals

playArgentina make it through to the quarter-finals (0:45)To watch the 2019 Copa America, sign up for ESPN+. (0:45)Sergio Aguero and Lautaro Martinez both scored in Argentina’s 2-0 win over Qatar that sealed their place in the Copa America quarterfinals on Sunday.Argentina, needing a win to advance from the group stage, were handed the perfect start…

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Cameroon blasts officials after England loss

9:05 PM BSTTom HamiltonSenior Writer Close• Joined ESPN in 2011 • Covered two Olympics, a pair of Rugby World Cups and two British & Irish Lions tours • Previously rugby editor, and became senior writer in 2018Cameroon manager Alain Djeumfa accused officials of a “miscarriage of justice” in Sunday’s Women’s World Cup loss to England, citing frustration with…

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Senegal ease past Tanzania for Afcon victory

Senegal made light of the absence of suspended forward Sadio Mane to dispatch Tanzania with a convincing 2-0 win in their opening Africa Cup of Nations match on Sunday.Keita Balde put them ahead in the first half and Krepin Diatta rifled a shot through a crowd of players for the second just after the hour…

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VAR pivotal again as England beat Cameroon

England beat Cameroon 3-0 to set up a date against Norway in the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup — but VAR once again dominates the postmatch debate.Phil Neville’s team took the lead in the 14th minute when Cameroon goalkeeper Annette Ngo Ndom was adjudged to have picked up a deliberate back pass from defender…

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Nigeria end protest, head home from World Cup

4:37 PM BSTColin UdohSpecial to ESPN CloseItinerant writer. Engineer in a previous incarnation. One time Black Belt. Lover of football, flirter with other sports.The Nigeria women’s national team ended their protest over unpaid bonuses on Sunday and left their hotel in France following their elimination from the World Cup.The players demanded payment of outstanding allowances…

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England must be sharper in second half

Jun 19, 2019Tom HamiltonSenior Writer Close• Joined ESPN in 2011 • Covered two Olympics, a pair of Rugby World Cups and two British & Irish Lions tours • Previously rugby editor, and became senior writer in 2018NICE, France — England go into the Women’s World Cup knockout stage with three wins from three after beating Japan 2-0, but…

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Dani Alves confirms Paris Saint-Germain exit

7dJames Horncastle, ESPN.com writerplayCasemiro sparks rout for quarterfinal-bound Brazil (0:50)To watch the 2019 Copa America, sign up for ESPN+. (0:50)FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerEmailFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailDani Alves announced he was leaving Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday, just hours after captaining Brazil to a 5-0 win over Peru in the Copa America and chipping in with a goal.The flamboyant full-back joined…

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Martino: Copa will unite both Americas one day

4:51 AM BSTTom MarshallMexico correspondent CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Mexico coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino believes sooner or later a Copa America involving the whole American continent will become a reality.The Argentine was questioned about the travel and distances in the Gold Cup in the United States this summer and was reluctant to give his opinion on…

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Nigeria stage sit-in at WWC over unpaid bonuses

3:29 AM BSTColin UdohSpecial to ESPN CloseItinerant writer. Engineer in a previous incarnation. One time Black Belt. Lover of football, flirter with other sports.Nigeria players are staging a sit-in protest, refusing to leave their hotel in France until all of their outstanding bonuses are paid, following the team’s elimination from the Women’s World Cup on…

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Transfer Talk: Ajax name De Ligt price with Juve circling

8:54 AM BSTRichard EdwardsTransfer writer The transfer window is open. Click here to review all the latest transfers. And keep up to date with the latest gossip below.When does the window open in Europe? | QUIZ: Which club should you join?Will Juve stump up the cash for De Ligt?The future of Matthijs de Ligt has…

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Brazil ease pressure of Copa on home soil vs. Peru

12:15 AM BSTTim VickerySouth America correspondent Those feared boos from the Sao Paulo crowd never came; there is little space for criticism when the home side establishes a 3-0 lead soon after the half-hour mark. Brazil’s 5-0 win over Peru turned into a procession, a victory by the biggest margin seen so far in the…

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Nigeria need late Ighalo goal to beat Burundi

Nigeria needed a late goal from substitute Odion Ighalo to claim a 1-0 win over a brave Burundi side playing their first-ever match at the Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday.Ighalo, set free by Ola Aina’s clever flicked pass, side-footed the ball past Burundi goalkeeper Jonathan Nahimana in the 77th minute, four minutes after coming…

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Freddy Adu exclusive: ‘I’m not ready to give it up’

Jun 17, 2019Bruce SchoenfeldOne Friday evening late last month, after the rain had come and gone, Freddy Adu drove his black Cadillac sedan into a parking lot in the Locust Point neighborhood of South Baltimore. He walked to a field where some 13-year-old boys in red and white jerseys were kicking around a soccer ball.…

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Argentina on brink of major humiliation again

5:16 PM BSTGabriele MarcottiSenior Writer, ESPN FC It’s that time again. Do or die. In or out. Dust off the old cliche about how, from here on out, it’s a direct elimination tournament and every game is a final. Because for Argentina it’s now a reality. If Lionel Messi and Co. fail to beat Qatar…

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Man United set for more transfer market misery

Jun 20, 2019Mark OgdenSenior Writer, ESPN FC Manchester United’s 2018-19 campaign was one of their worst seasons in recent memory: They sacked a manager, failed to challenge for a single major honour and finished sixth, five points adrift of the top four and Champions League qualification.Ending the season 32 points behind champions Manchester City and…

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Will Argentina’s Copa America hopes be ended by Qatar?

playMessi’s penalty keeps Argentina’s Copa America hopes alive (1:21)To watch the 2019 Copa America, sign up for ESPN+. (1:21)Jun 20, 2019Derek BiltonESPN.co.uk betting writer Our 6/4 banker bet that Chile would beat Japan by more than a goal landed in midweek. However the 2019 Copa America has been a bit of a minefield for punters…

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Messi and Ronaldo are legends. Why do their fans throw so much hate online?

Jun 19, 2019Gabriele MarcottiSenior Writer, ESPN FC In an age of metrics and audience engagement, some see Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as the lowest of low-hanging fruit. They are box-office talents because they generally turn the incredible into routine. Most of us understand and appreciate them. Perhaps not equally, but with a massive underlying…

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Sources: Pardew eyed by MLS club Cincinnati

1:22 AM BSTKristian DyerThere are no shortages of big names, both foreign and domestic, being linked to FC Cincinnati’s head coaching vacancy. It is an ambitious list of names and prospective candidates that are lining up, resume in hand to interview with the expansion side.The biggest name, and perhaps the most intriguing one a source…

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Transfer Talk: Spurs want Real Madrid’s Asensio for Eriksen

10:39 AM BSTNick JuddTransfer writer The transfer window is open. Click here to review all the latest transfers. And keep up to date with the latest gossip below.When does the window open in Europe? | QUIZ: Which club should you join?TOP STORY: Barca want Neymar AND GriezmannBarcelona want to sign Neymar AND Antoine Griezmann this…

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How signing Neymar and Mbappe backfired on PSG

Jun 20, 2019Ryan O’HanlonIt sure seemed like everything changed in August 2017, didn’t it?Before then, there was an established food chain in soccer’s transfer market: Barcelona and Real Madrid at the top, and then everyone else. Those two clubs were as rich as anyone and for the most part, it seemed like it was every…

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United’s Sanchez scores, injures ankle in Chile win

Chile forward Alexis Sanchez continued his resurgent form at the Copa America by scoring the winning goal in his side’s 2-1 victory over Ecuador on Friday, which fired the holders into the quarterfinals of the competition.Chile took the lead in the eighth minute when Jose Fuenzalida volleyed into the net but Ecuador were awarded a…

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No cards for off-line WWC keepers on shootouts

5:22 PM BSTESPN News ServicesTo reduce the likelihood of them being sent off, goalkeepers at the Women’s World Cup will not be booked for stepping off the goal line during penalty shootouts, soccer’s law-making body, IFAB, said on Friday.New regulations brought in from June 1 by IFAB mean that goalkeepers must have one foot at…

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Transfer Talk: Spurs want Real Madrid’s Asensio for Eriksen

1:59 AM BSTNick JuddTransfer writer The Premier League transfer window is open. Click here to review all the latest transfers. And keep up to date with the latest gossip below.When does the window open in Europe? | QUIZ: Which club should you join?TOP STORY: Eriksen out, Asensio in, say SpursTottenham Hotspur could finally be tempted…

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Egypt start AFCON on the right foot, even as Salah misfires

1:31 AM BSTNick AmesESPN.com writer CAIRO — When Egypt’s winner came, it was little surprise to see one of their wingers tricking past two opponents before cutting inside and belting an unstoppable finish into the far corner, bringing the house down on the Africa Cup of Nations’ opening night. It was just not the player…

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Vela, Rooney, Nani make MLS All-Star Fan XI

play39 MLS goals in 90 seconds (1:33)Check out every goal from the weekend in MLS, highlighted by a ridiculous bicycle kick from LA Galaxy’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic. (1:33)LAFC’s Carlos Vela, D.C. United’s Wayne Rooney and Orlando City’s Nani were all included in Major League Soccer’s Fan XI, which was announced on Friday, for the annual All-Star…

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Romania’s Coman shocks England at U21 Euros

playUnbelievable final 15 minutes as Romania U21s shock England (1:38)England and Romania were scoreless for 75 minutes at the U21 Euros before a wild six-goal finale turned into a stunning win for Romania. (1:38)Substitute Florinel Coman won a penalty and scored the winner as Romania beat England 4-2 in dramatic fashion at the Under-21 European…

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No cards for keepers coming off line for PKs

5:22 PM BSTESPN News Services To reduce the likelihood of them being sent off, goalkeepers at the Women’s World Cup will not be booked for stepping off the goal line during penalty shootouts, soccer’s law-making body, IFAB, said on Friday.New regulations brought in from June 1 by IFAB mean that goalkeepers must have one foot…

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Barca set €100m release clause for agent’s son

playSid Lowe: Barcelona player-swap for Neymar not likely (1:29)ESPN FC’s La Liga correspondent Sid Lowe delves into the intricacies of player-swap deals and why they’ve become increasingly difficult to pull off. (1:29)Barcelona have confirmed the signing of Dutch defender Mike van Beijnen, the son of Frenkie de Jong’s agent Ali Dursun.Van Beijnen, 20, has signed…

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Juve and Sarri are an awkward fit. Can they make it work?

8:38 AM BSTJames Horncastle, ESPN.com writerIt was the most open secret in football, and now it’s official: Maurizio Sarri is the new coach of Juventus.The appointment did take a little while. It’s been roughly a month since the club announced its bold decision to call time and move on from Massimiliano Allegri. As the weeks…

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Sources: Chelsea set to confirm Lampard move

playHislop: Lampard nothing more than a ‘cheap & easy fit’ (1:47)ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop sees Derby County boss Frank Lampard taking the helm at his former club Chelsea as only a short term fix for the London club. (1:47)12:03 PM BSTLiam TwomeyChelsea correspondent Chelsea expect to finalise the appointment of Frank Lampard as their new…

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Scenes around Cairo: Egypt gets ready for Afcon

Buildings around Egypt have been adorned with the face of Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, the country’s favourite footballing son and great hope for the title. EPA/KHALED ELFIQIThe Africa Cup of Nations kicks off in Cairo on Friday, with hosts Egypt taking on Zimbabwe at the Cairo International Stadium, and the city has been preparing for this day…

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Wan-Bissaka’s ‘head turned’ by United interest

playSteve Nicol explains why Wan-Bissaka is perfect for Man United (1:50)Steve Nicol loves what he saw from Aaron Wan-Bissaka last season and says he would be worth every penny for Manchester United. (1:50)Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka has had his head turned by interest from Manchester United, England under-21 manager Aidy Boothroyd has said.United have…

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Maradona denies he has Alzheimer’s disease

9:42 AM BSTAdriana GarciaDiego Maradona has denied reports that he is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.Earlier this month, it was announced that Argentina legend Maradona would not stay on as coach of Mexican side Dorados de Sinaloa in order to focus on his health.The 58-year-old, who will have operations on his shoulder and knee, was in…

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Bellerin lights up Paris Fashion Week in pink snakeskin

10:29 AM BSTChris WrightToe Poke writer The Toe Poke Daily is here every day to bring you all the weirdest stories, quirkiest viral content and top trolling that the internet has to offer, all in one place.Jump to: Benzema gets Neymar to Madrid | New WWC ball | Carabao Cup draw on aisle 9… |…

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Suarez scores but Copa guests Japan earn draw

Uruguay twice came from behind to draw 2-2 against a young Japan side in the Copa America with the help of two questionable refereeing decisions and will have to wait until their final group game to book their place in the quarterfinals.Tournament guests Japan went into the game after a 4-0 defeat to Chile while…

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Source: Zimbabwe may boycott opener over pay

The Zimbabwe national side are at loggerheads with their own football association on the eve of their Africa Cup of Nations opener against hosts Egypt due to the non-payment of allowances, a source within the camp has confirmed to ESPN.Reports emerged in the local press on Thursday that the Warriors had refused to train and…

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Women’s World Cup predictions: Who will win the title in France?

Thirty-six games are in the books. Only 16 teams remain in the Women’s World Cup. Which teams are the favorites to reach Lyon for the final three matches in France? And which players have performed most impressive in goal and on the field? ESPN FC’s Tom Hamilton and Julien Laurens, ESPN Brasil’s Natalie Gedra and…

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Japan’s surprise draw shows Uruguay have some things to fix

2:36 AM BSTTim VickerySouth America correspondent Brazil drawing with Venezuela in Group A, Argentina’s problems in Group B — but Uruguay being held 2-2 by Japan in Group C is the biggest surprise so far in the 2019 Copa America.The other guest side, Qatar, are at full strength, with the team that won the Asian…

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Miedema, 22, becomes Dutch all-time scorer in win

Vivianne Miedema scored twice to become Netherlands’ all-time leading goalscorer as the European champions beat Cameroon 3-1 on Saturday to reach the last 16 at the Women’s World Cup.Playing Netherlands for the first time in a competitive match, Cameroon adopted a cautious approach at Stade du Hainaut, with five players in the back line and…

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Suarez: Liverpool loss worst moment of my life

playCan Antoine Griezmann fit in at Barcelona? (0:56)With reports Barcelona are set to trigger Antoine Griezmann’s release clause, the FC guys assess how the France star will fit into the current side. (0:56)Barcelona striker Luis Suarez said the shock elimination by Liverpool in the Champions League semifinals was as painful as when he was sent…

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Raul Jimenez is Mexico’s most important player

Jun 13, 2019Tom MarshallMexico correspondent For regular observers of the Mexico national team, the green promotional banners outside of Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium with meticulously edited portraits of Javier Hernandez, Hirving Lozano and Miguel Layun jumped out for a certain reason: none of those players was there. Nor, for that matter, was any other recognizable star…

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Copa America is Suarez, Godin, Cavani’s last stand for Uruguay

For 13 years, Uruguay has been a different country every time Oscar Washington Tabarez’s team takes the pitch. No Uruguayan citizen remains indifferent when La Celeste takes part in a tournament, producing unusual reactions in a country that is not prone to excess.Since 2006, Uruguay have played a starring role in Copa Americas and World…

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Brazil booed in Copa opener, but bright spots emerge

6:11 AM BSTTim VickerySouth America correspondent Less than 2½ years ago, Richarlison and David Neres were unable to help Brazil qualify for the Under-20 World Cup. On Friday night, the pair were playing an important role in the opening game of Copa America, as the wide men seeking to open up a Bolivia side that…

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Brazil overcome early jitters to win Copa opener

Philippe Coutinho scored a second-half double and Everton added a cracking third as Brazil recovered from a sleepy start to beat Bolivia 3-0 in their Copa America opener on Friday.Both sides were poor in the first period but the game briefly came alive five minutes into the second half when Coutinho slotted home a VAR-assisted…

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Brazil kicks off Copa America against Bolivia

2019 Copa América, Group Stage 4-2-3-11Alisson6Filipe Luís2Silva4Marquinhos13Alves5Casemiro17Fernandinho7Neres11Coutinho21Richarlison20Firmino VENUE: Estadio Cicero Pompeu de Toledo (Morumbi) , COVERAGE: ESPN+ 34′ Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Adrian Jusino. 34′ Attempt blocked. Dani Alves (Brazil) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Coutinho with a cross. 33′ Corner, Brazil. Conceded by Diego Bejarano.…

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Transfer Talk: Arsenal wary of big-money China move for Aubameyang

12:56 AM BSTRichard EdwardsTransfer writer The Premier League transfer window is open. Click here to review all the latest transfers and, below, keep up to date with the latest gossip.When does the window open in Europe? | QUIZ: Which club should you join?TOP STORY: Arsenal set to block CSL interest in AubaArsenal are ready to…

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Jodie Taylor breaks scoring drought to lead England to knockout stage

8:24 PM BSTTom HamiltonSenior Writer Close• Joined ESPN in 2011 • Covered two Olympics, a pair of Rugby World Cups and two British & Irish Lions tours • Previously rugby editor, and became senior writer in 2018England advanced into the knockout stage of the Women’s World Cup thanks to a 1-0 victory Friday over Argentina, with Jodie Taylor’s…

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PSG bring back Leonardo as sporting director

7:52 PM BSTJonathan JohnsonPSG correspondent Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed the return of Leonardo as sporting director and that Antero Henrique has consequently left the French champions.On a busy Friday for PSG, the Brazilian’s return to Parc des Princes after nearly six years away swiftly followed the news that the Portuguese had parted ways with the…

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Pogba’s agent cleared to resume transfers

playPogba set for a return to Juve? Donnarumma off to PSG? (1:56)Steve Nicol weighs in on the latest transfer rumours, including Paul Pogba back to Juventus, Gianluigi Donnarumma to PSG, Joao Cancelo to Man City and more. (1:56)Mino Raiola, the agent who represents players including Manchester United’s Paul Pogba and Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt,…

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Sources: Man United still keen on Longstaff

playCan Ed Woodward still be trusted with Man United transfer policy? (1:42)With no director of football in sight for Manchester United, the FC guys debate whether Ed Woodward’s transfer-by-committee method still works. (1:42)2:06 PM BSTRob DawsonManchester United correspondent Manchester United remain interested in signing Sean Longstaff despite the midfielder saying he is happy at Newcastle,…

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Real Madrid unveil Hazard before thousands of fans

2:58 PM BSTDermot CorriganMadrid correspondent Real Madrid presented Eden Hazard as their new “galactico” signing on Thursday with an army of adoring fans queuing outside the Santiago Bernabeu stadium to welcome the Belgian playmaker.Donning the white strip of the 13-times European champions, the club’s joint-record signing kicked balls into the crowd and posed for photographers…

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