7:24 AM ET Arjen Robben has called time on his football career for the second time. Photo by NESimages/DeFodi Images via Getty Images Netherlands legend Arjen Robben has announced his retirement from professional football for a second time. Robben, 37, decided to come out of retirement last June to play for boyhood club FC Groningen in
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4:00 AM ET The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the world of football, and while the summer transfer window will open as normal across Europe (just like the January window), this summer’s budgets for clubs are expected to be hit hard again. 2 Related Clubs spent nearly €1.5 billion less ($1.9bn) in summer 2020 than
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6:54 AM ET Four people have been arrested over online racist abuse aimed at members of the England team after Sunday’s Euro 2020 final, British police said on Thursday. A specialist team is looking into the offensive comments, police said, after three Black players — Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka — were targeted
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1:19 AM ET Associated Press Rogelio Funes Mori, left, scored a brace in Mexico’s 3-0 win over Guatemala on Wednesday. Omar Vega/Getty Images Rogelio Funes Mori scored twice and Orbelín Pineda added a goal to lead defending champions Mexico over Guatemala 3-0 on Wednesday night in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Funes Mori, a 30-year-old born in
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3:45 PM ET Major League Soccer announced plans on Wednesday for CF Montreal and Toronto FC to begin playing select games in their home venues. The decision is based on updated public health legislation enacted on July 5 by the Canadian government that eased travel restrictions between the U.S. and Canada due to the COVID-19
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1:41 PM ET Andrew Cesare Richardson Gianluigi Donnarumma has completed a move to Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer, signing a five-year deal, the Ligue 1 club announced on Wednesday. The Italy goalkeeper was seen leaving his team’s hotel in Rome the day after the 1-0 Group A win over Wales at Euro 2020 to
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4:50 PM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have opened talks over a swap deal involving Antoine Griezmann and Saul Niguez, multiple sources have confirmed to ESPN. Griezmann, 30, left Atletico for Barca in 2019 for a fee of €120 million, but the Catalan club are open to letting him leave this
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1:10 PM ET Taylor Booth in action for Bayern Munich II. Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images U.S. youth international Taylor Booth is in talks with club side Bayern Munich about a new contract, and could be loaned out to a club in either Austria or Portugal sources have told ESPN. Booth, 20, already has experience in the Austrian
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12:45 PM ET Outside Red Bull Arena, the clinks of Coronas, a blaring Bad Bunny track and the anxious frenzy of juggling circles score the dusk. Inside, a sprite with copper-tinged hair skates around his contemporaries in hot pink cleats: Sporting Kansas City midfielder, Gianluca Busio, still weeks shy of his 19th birthday. Sporting KC
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7:31 AM ET Adriana Garcia La Liga had tried to host games abroad before but had been blocked. Photo by Oscar J. Barroso / Europa Press Sports via Getty Images The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has said it is open to discussing the possibility of staging La Liga games outside of Spain. RFEF president Luis Rubiales
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11:22 AM ET Major League Soccer will let fans pick an XI, this time for players for seven specific positions, for the 2021 All-Star Game on Aug. 25 as the league announced the player selection process on Wednesday. The match, which will see the MLS All-Stars square off against their counterparts from LIGA MX, is
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9:21 AM ET Rafa Benitez has said he was not “scared” by threatening banners warning him against becoming Everton manager and said he will prove his commitment to the club by delivering success to Goodison Park. The 61-year-old has succeeded Carlo Ancelotti as Everton manager, despite anger among some of the club’s fan base due
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8:54 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Lionel Messi and Barcelona have reached an agreement for the forward to sign a new five-year deal with the Catalan club, sources have confirmed to ESPN. Sources added Messi has accepted a significant wage reduction to prolong his stay. Messi was a free agent after his contract at
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6:02 AM ET Adriana Garcia Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo during their time at Real Madrid. Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images Real Madrid president Florentino Perez called Cristiano Ronaldo an “imbecile” and Jose Mourinho “abnormal” while he also stated the two had “huge egos” in two audio recordings from 2012 that were leaked on Wednesday. Both Portuguese
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4:58 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester United are hoping Marcus Rashford will recover from shoulder surgery in time to feature in a crucial run of fixtures for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side at the end of October, sources have told ESPN. Rashford is set to undergo surgery on his left shoulder after being hampered by it
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1:44 AM ET England defender Harry Maguire said his father was left with rib injuries and struggled to breathe after being trampled by fans during crowd disturbances at Wembley Stadium before the Euro 2020 final against Italy. Supporters clashed with each other and officials, breached security cordons and charged into the perimeter area of Wembley
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5:28 PM ET United States goalkeeper Ethan Horvath signed with Championship side Nottingham Forest, the English club announced on Tuesday. – Stream LIVE games and replays on ESPN+ (U.S. only) Horvath joins Forest as a free agent from Belgian side Club Brugge, where he had made 64 appearances across all competitions since 2016. He also
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