• October 16, 2021

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France’s winless run continues with Ukraine draw in World Cup qualifying

France’s winless run continues with Ukraine draw in World Cup qualifying

France’s winless streak stretched to five matches as Les Bleus were held to a 1-1 draw away to Ukraine in their World Cup qualifier in Group D on Saturday. The world champions fell behind when Mykola Shaparenko found the…

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Chelsea have €100m Romelu Lukaku bid rejected by Inter, exploring alternatives

Chelsea have €100m Romelu Lukaku bid rejected by Inter, exploring alternatives

Chelsea are weighing up their options after having a €100 million bid for Romelu Lukaku rejected by Inter Milan, sources have told ESPN. Champions League winners Chelsea are in the market to sign a striker this summer but have been…

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Barcelona’s Memphis Depay scores again in Barcelona win over Stuttgart

Barcelona’s Memphis Depay scores again in Barcelona win over Stuttgart

Memphis Depay made it two goals in two matches for Barcelona as the La Liga side defeated VfB Stuttgart 3-0 at the Mercedes-Benz Arena on Saturday. Barca blew their German opposition away with a blistering first-half display, with Memphis…

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Arsenal may need €50m for Real Madrid’s Martin Odegaard

Arsenal may need €50m for Real Madrid’s Martin Odegaard

Real Madrid consider Martin Odegaard has an important future at the club but would not rule out his departure if the player insists on leaving and a €50m offer comes along, several sources told ESPN. The Spanish giants…

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Barcelona president won’t rule out Antoine Griezmann departure this summer

Barcelona president won’t rule out Antoine Griezmann departure this summer

Barcelona president Joan Laporta said the club are open to proposals for their players this summer and refused to rule out letting Antoine Griezmann leave. Sources have told ESPN that Barca have held talks with…

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Toronto FC, CF Montreal get green light to play at home in front of fans

Toronto FC, CF Montreal get green light to play at home in front of fans

Toronto FC and CF Montreal have been given the green light to play at home this weekend, with a limited number of fans in the stands. Wednesday’s update from Major League Soccer on Canadian home-market…

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England into Euros final after ending Danish dream run

England into Euros final after ending Danish dream run

England and their long-suffering fans finally have the opportunity to add another trophy to the 1966 World Cup after they overcame Denmark 2-1 in extra-time on Wednesday to reach the European Championship final for the…

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Toronto FC fires head coach Chris Armas after humiliating loss in D.C.

Toronto FC fires head coach Chris Armas after humiliating loss in D.C.

Toronto FC fired head coach Chris Armas on Sunday in the wake of a humiliating 7-1 loss at D.C. United, the club’s sixth-consecutive defeat. Under the first-year coach, Toronto (1-8-2) is winless in seven and…

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Gareth Southgate: ‘Spirit’ helped England reach Euro 2020 semifinals

Gareth Southgate: ‘Spirit’ helped England reach Euro 2020 semifinals

England coach Gareth Southgate stated it was the spirit of the whole group that sets his team apart as they booked a spot in the European Championship semifinals with a 4-0 victory over Ukraine on Saturday. Two goals from Harry Kane and…

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Sergio Ramos and PSG in advanced negotiations over free transfer

Sergio Ramos and PSG in advanced negotiations over free transfer

Paris Saint-Germain are in advanced negotiations to sign Sergio Ramos on a free transfer after the defender’s Real Madrid contract expired on Wednesday, sources have confirmed to ESPN. Ramos stated last month that he would leave Madrid after failing to…

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Davies, Akinola highlight Canada’s Gold Cup squad, David among key omissions

Davies, Akinola highlight Canada’s Gold Cup squad, David among key omissions

At just 20-years old, Alphonso Davies is already a CONCACAF Gold Cup veteran. The star Bayern Munich left back highlights a group of 12 returning players on Canada’s 23-man roster for the championship for teams…

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Euro 2020: Frank de Boer out at Netherlands after shock elimination

Euro 2020: Frank de Boer out at Netherlands after shock elimination

Frank de Boer has left his role as Netherlands manager following the team’s elimination from Euro 2020, the Dutch FA revealed on Tuesday. The announcement comes two days after their shock defeat to Czech Republic in the round of 16.…

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Deschamps backs Mbappe to bounce back after missed penalty leads to France’s Euro 2020 exit

Deschamps backs Mbappe to bounce back after missed penalty leads to France’s Euro 2020 exit

Kylian Mbappe will bounce back from missing the decisive penalty in France’s shootout loss to Switzerland on Monday that saw the world champions exit Euro 2020 at the last-16 stage, coach Didier Deschamps said. The French threw away a two-goal…

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Away goals rule abolished: UEFA announces major shake-up of club competitions

Away goals rule abolished: UEFA announces major shake-up of club competitions

UEFA revealed on Thursday that the away goals rule will be abolished in European tournament knockout ties from the 2021-22 season. The rule, which had been in place since 1965, was used to determine a…

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PSG agree record deal for Inter Milan full-back Achraf Hakimi

PSG agree record deal for Inter Milan full-back Achraf Hakimi

Paris Saint-Germain have agreed a record deal with Inter Milan for the transfer of Achraf Hakimi, sources have told ESPN. The deal will pay the Serie A side up to €70 million — bonuses included — for the Morocco international who…

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Barcelona’s Dembele out for months, requires knee surgery

Barcelona’s Dembele out for months, requires knee surgery

Ousmane Dembele is set for few months on the sidelines after Barcelona confirmed he requires surgery on a knee injury sustained at Euro 2020. Sources have told ESPN the France international will be out for…

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England battle to goalless draw with Scotland at Wembley

England battle to goalless draw with Scotland at Wembley

England and Scotland battled to a goalless draw in their Group D European Championship game at Wembley on Friday. Gareth Southgate made two variations to the England lineup from their opening Euro 2020 match versus Croatia ahead of the…

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Canadian defender Scott Kennedy turns heads in debut with national team

Canadian defender Scott Kennedy turns heads in debut with national team

As first impressions go, Canadian defender Scott Kennedy hit it out of the park. Canada coach John Herdman, who had talked up the uncapped Kennedy in the leadup to Tuesday’s crucial World Cup qualifier versus…

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Colombia’s Miguel Borja scores late equalizer in thrilling Argentina draw

Colombia’s Miguel Borja scores late equalizer in thrilling Argentina draw

Argentina scored twice in the first eight minutes but could not withstand Colombia’s second-half pressure as the hosts rallied for a 2-2 draw in a thrilling World Cup qualifier on Tuesday. Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni made five…

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Germany crush Latvia as seven players score ahead of Euro start

Germany crush Latvia as seven players score ahead of Euro start

Germany scored five first-half goals on the way to a 7-1 destruction of Latvia on Monday, completing a successful dress rehearsal for their European Championship campaign starting next week. With Manuel Neuer becoming the first…

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Barcelona decide to keep Ronald Koeman as head coach after missing out on La Liga title

Barcelona decide to keep Ronald Koeman as head coach after missing out on La Liga title

Ronald Koeman will stay as Barcelona’s coach next season following weeks of uncertainty surrounding his future, president Joan Laporta confirmed on Thursday. Laporta had said a “period of reflection” was needed after two wins in their…

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Carlo Ancelotti makes shock return to Real Madrid after leaving Everton

Carlo Ancelotti makes shock return to Real Madrid after leaving Everton

Real Madrid have announced the return of Carlo Ancelotti as manager after he confirmed his departure from Premier League side Everton on Tuesday. Ancelotti, 61, has agreed a three-year contract with Madrid and will be presented in a news conference…

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Chelsea beats Manchester City to win Champions League title

Chelsea beats Manchester City to win Champions League title

Chelsea clinched the Champions League title on Saturday after defeating Manchester City 1-0 in the all-English final. A first-half goal from summer signing Kai Havertz, the most expensive player in Chelsea’s history, was enough to earn Thomas Tuchel’s side…

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Buchanan returns, as Canadian women’s soccer reveals player pool for final pre-Tokyo camp

Buchanan returns, as Canadian women’s soccer reveals player pool for final pre-Tokyo camp

Call it the last opportunity to impress. Call it crunch time. For members of the Canadian women’s national soccer team, there are few opportunities left to crack the 18-player roster for this summer’s Tokyo Olympics…

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Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos left out of Spain’s Euro 2020 squad

Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos left out of Spain’s Euro 2020 squad

Sergio Ramos has been left out of Spain’s European Championship 2020 squad by coach Luis Enrique. The 35-year-old is his country’s most-capped player, with 180 appearances for Spain since making his debut in March 2005. Luis Enrique confirmed on…

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Chelsea race past Leicester City to boost Champions League hopes

Chelsea race past Leicester City to boost Champions League hopes

Chelsea seized control of their destiny in the Premier League top-four battle as they avenged their FA Cup final defeat by Leicester City to beat them 2-1 at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday. Roared on by 8,000 fans Thomas…

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Barcelona exploring Ronald Koeman replacements; want successor in place first

Barcelona exploring Ronald Koeman replacements; want successor in place first

Barcelona are exploring replacements for Ronald Koeman, but president Joan Laporta doesn’t want to dismiss the Dutch coach without having a successor in place, multiple sources have told ESPN. Barca had the destiny of the La Liga title…

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Liverpool’s late charge could make an utterly forgettable season memorable

Liverpool’s late charge could make an utterly forgettable season memorable

It has been a season to forget for Liverpool, but they are now just three victories away from making it a finale to remember. Thursday’s 4-2 victory against Manchester United means last season’s champions are now firmly in…

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Toronto FC blanks defending champion Columbus Crew for 1st win of season

Toronto FC blanks defending champion Columbus Crew for 1st win of season

Captain Michael Bradley scored a goal and helped set up the other as Toronto defeated defending MLS champion Columbus SC 2-0 Wednesday for its first league triumph of the young season. Bradley scored in the…

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Timo Werner, Mason Mount send Chelsea to Champions League final with win over Real Madrid

Timo Werner, Mason Mount send Chelsea to Champions League final with win over Real Madrid

Chelsea reached their first Champions League final since 2012 as goals from Timo Werner and Mason Mount secured a 2-0 triumph over Real Madrid in their semifinal second leg at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday to win the tie 3-1 on aggregate. Their…