John Stones has tested Gareth Southgate’s patience before and is about to do so again. The 26-year-old had hoped to banish any lingering fears he remains error-prone after thoroughly deserving his recall to the England squad following a stellar run of form with Manchester City. Injury-permitting, Stones remains the favourite to start England’s opening Euro
North Macedonia scored an 85th-minute winner through Eljif Elmas to stun hosts Germany 2-1 in their World Cup Group J qualifier on Wednesday as the Balkan country celebrated their greatest international victory. – Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only) Elmas slotted in after the four-times world champions had controlled the game but struggled
The Premier League returns this weekend with all clubs entering the final straight of the season and issues to be decided at both ends of the table. But while the focus will be on Manchester City‘s pursuit of four trophies, the race for Champions League qualification and the battle to avoid relegation, there is also
Barcelona star Lionel Messi has a brand-new pair of designer boots and they might be his most retina-pummeling signature model to date. The adidas Nemeziz Messi.1 “Rey del Balon” (King of the Ball) boots serve as a dazzling celebration of yet another year of record-breaking success for the No. 10. During the 2020-21 campaign alone,
Napoli forward Hirving Lozano proved to be the matchwinner for Mexico in a 1-0 international friendly victory over Costa Rica on Tuesday. LA Galaxy midfielder Efrain Alvarez was handed his first cap for El Tri after coming off the bench in the second half. Mexico and United States are both trying to persuade him to
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that he once refused to sign a player because of his mohawk haircut. During his time at Norwegian club Molde, Solskjaer revealed he traveled with a member of his scouting staff to watch a potential signing but was put off by the player’s hairstyle. – Stream ESPN
Pedri has the mischief and the skill to dominate the sport for the next decade-plus. Watch this space. Jose Breton/Pics Action/NurPhoto via Getty Images This subject is so important that we must start with the basics. His workaday name is Pedri. He plays in midfield for Barcelona and Spain. His full name is Pedro González López.
The January transfer window may seem like a distant memory, but that doesn’t mean the rumour mill has shut down! Speculation over summer moves is heating up, so check out the latest gossip below, and see all official deals here. TOP STORY: Juve’s Dybala linked with swap for Barca’s Dembele Juventus‘ Paulo Dybala and Barcelona‘s
Australia striker Sam Kerr is living every footballer’s dream. Her club side, Chelsea, have already secured the League Cup, sit two points clear at the top of the FA Women’s Super League, and head into the second leg of their UEFA Women’s Champions League quarterfinal tie this week against VfL Wolfsburg holding a 2-1 advantage
Bayern Munich and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski has been ruled out for four weeks after spraining a ligament in his right knee, the German champions said on Tuesday. “Robert Lewandowski has strained a ligament in his right knee. The FC Bayern striker will be out for around four weeks,” a brief statement on the club’s
The life cycle for hiring Jose Mourinho as your manager has been pretty well-defined through the years. First, you win big. He won Chelsea‘s first two top-division titles in 50+ years in his first two seasons at the club. He won two Serie A titles and a Champions League in two years at Inter. He
4:59 AM ET Austin LindbergESPN FC With the 2021 MLS season opening on April 16, clubs are starting to release their new kits for the season. So we decided to look back at the 10 best and 10 worst kits in Major League Soccer history. – 2021 MLS: All you need to know– ESPN+ viewer’s
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah said he could “maybe one day” play in Spain, although he added “it’s not up to me” to decide when he leaves the Anfield club. Salah — whose contract at Liverpool expires in June 2023 — was talking to Spanish newspaper Marca ahead of the Champions League quarterfinal first leg with
Lyon and PSG women will now face each other in the Champions League at a rearranged date. Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images The women’s Champions League quarter-final second leg between Lyon and Paris Saint-Germain has been postponed due to a string of COVID-19 cases within the OL squad.
The January transfer window may seem like a distant memory, but that doesn’t mean the rumour mill has shut down! Speculation over summer moves is heating up, so check out the latest gossip below, and see all official deals here. TOP STORY: Buffon could leave Juve again for Napoli, Porto Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon may
Gareth Bale has reiterated his stance on returning to Real Madrid after his loan spell at Tottenham is over but added that his comments were not disrespectful to the London club. Bale, 31, re-joined Spurs in September on a season-long loan in a bid to get more playing time after falling out with Madrid manager
RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate is edging closer to a move to Liverpool with the 2019-20 Premier League champions ready to pay his €41.5 million release clause, sources have told ESPN. Liverpool have struggled defensively this season as injuries to Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip have reduced their options in the area.
The United States men’s national team returned to action this past week with a 4-1 win over Jamaica last Thursday and a 2-1 win against Northern Ireland on Sunday. However, the U23 side failed to secure passage to the Olympics in Tokyo, the third straight Summer Games the Americans will miss. In January, we looked
Jiangsu FC will not defend their Chinese Super League title this season after they were left off the list of clubs approved to play in the new campaign by the Chinese Football Association. Jiangsu won their first-ever league title last year with victory over Guangzhou Evergrande in a playoff in November, but owners Suning announced
Imagine being able to build a fantasy footballer, picking the best attributes and traits of the world’s top stars to construct the perfect attacking player. 2 Related Many would argue that you could just combine the strengths of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to create a player without weakness, but when you look deeper into