Month: October 2021

4:42 AM ET Adriana Garcia Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino has revealed he thought club sporting director Leonardo was playing a joke on him when he was first told that Lionel Messi‘s signing was possible. Messi joined PSG as a free agent on Aug. 10, days after Barcelona announced they were unable to register the
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8:55 PM ET The United States came from behind in impressive fashion to beat Costa Rica in its CONCACAF World Cup qualifier at the new home of Columbus Crew on Wednesday night. U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter changed his lineup significantly, inserting goalkeeper Zack Steffen among nine changes to the starting 11 following Sunday’s 1-0 loss
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3:18 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Phil Foden is set to pledge his long-term future to Manchester City by signing a new six-year contract, sources have told ESPN. – ESPN+ guide: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, FA Cup, more (U.S.)– Don’t have ESPN? Get instant access The midfielder has three years left to run on his current deal
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11:28 AM ET Lucas Hernandez has been sentenced to six months in prison by a Madrid court. Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images A Madrid court has sentenced Bayern Munich defender Lucas Hernandez to six months in prison for disobeying a restraining order following a 2017 conviction of domestic violence against his wife. A court document
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2:21 PM ET FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings looking into the clashes at Wembley Stadium between police and Hungarian supporters at Tuesday’s game against England, saying it has “zero tolerance against such abhorrent behaviour”. – ESPN+ guide: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, FA Cup, more (U.S.)– Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only)– Don’t have ESPN?
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12:42 PM ET The United States women’s national team has announced its 21-player roster for a pair of friendlies this month against South Korea on Oct. 21 in Kansas City (8 p.m. ET on ESPN2) and Oct. 26 in St. Paul, Minnesota. It will be the last time that two-time Women’s World Cup winner Carli
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9:17 AM ET The NWSL championship, set for Nov. 20, has been moved at the request of the players from Portland to Louisville and will be played at noon ET, sources have confirmed to ESPN. The Athletic’s Meg Linehan first reported the news. – Don’t have ESPN? Get instant access– ESPN+ viewers’ guide: LaLiga, Bundesliga,
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8:02 AM ET Associated Press Anthony Elanga alleges he was racially abused while on international duty with Sweden. Photo by Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images Manchester United striker Anthony Elanga has claimed he was racially abused by an opponent in an under-21 European Championship qualifying match between Sweden against Italy. The teenager said he was subjected to a
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5:05 AM ET Adriana Garcia Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo said scoring is in his “DNA” after netting his 10th international hat trick for Portugal in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier over Luxembourg. Ronaldo scored two penalties in the opening 13 minutes before completing his treble late in the game to help Portugal clinch a 5-0
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4:42 AM ET Matildas players have suffered “abhorrent” abuse on social media following claims of sexual abuse and harassment within women’s soccer, their union has announced. Matildas great Lisa De Vanna has alleged she suffered same-sex sexual harassment, abuse and bullying during her decorated 150-game international career between 2001 and 2019. – ‘Heartbroken’ Lisa De
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2:50 PM ET A biennial World Cup will not dilute the “magic” of the tournament as its frequency would have no bearing on its quality and prestige, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Tuesday. Soccer’s world governing body FIFA is conducting a feasibility study into the practicalities of staging a World Cup every two years,
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6:30 PM ET Associated Press Neymar‘s Brazil teammates are still hoping the 29-year-old striker will remain with the national team after next year’s World Cup, despite saying the tournament in Qatar could be his last. Neymar said in an interview aired this week that he doesn’t know whether he will be able “mentally to endure”
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