5:26 AM ET Adriana Garcia Thiago Silva believes Brazil teammate Neymar should join him at Chelsea this summer. Uncertainty over Neymar’s future at Paris Saint-Germain has grown in recent weeks, with reports claiming that the French giants are willing to sell him in this transfer window. – Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only)–
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4:46 PM ET Associated Press Serie A CEO Luigi De Siervo stands with the Scudetto, awarded to the league’s winner each season. Getty Images Starting next season, the Serie A title will be decided by a playoff if the top two teams finish with the same number of points. The Italian football federation announced the rule
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7:41 PM ET Three Boca Juniors fans were arrested for racist insults during their Copa Libertadores match against Corinthians on Tuesday. Getty Images Three supporters of Argentine side Boca Juniors were arrested for making racist insults after their 0-0 draw away to Brazil’s Corinthians in the Copa Libertadores, the Public Security Department of Sao Paulo said
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6:05 PM ET Associated Press Cristiano Ronaldo is asking a U.S. judge to order a woman’s lawyer to pay the international soccer star more than $626,000 after claiming in a failed lawsuit seeking millions of dollars that Ronaldo raped the woman in Las Vegas nearly a decade earlier. In a bluntly worded court document, Ronaldo’s
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9:16 AM ET Alex Kirkland Rodrigo Faez Antoine Griezmann is on a two-year loan at Atletico Madrid from Barcelona. Maria Jose Segovia/DeFodi Images via Getty Images Atletico Madrid expect Antoine Griezmann to stay at the club next season, sources have told ESPN, despite the financial squeeze which has seen them struggling to meet their LaLiga-imposed salary
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2:08 PM ET Romelu Lukaku has completed a stunning return to Inter Milan on loan from Chelsea, the Serie A club announced on Wednesday. Lukaku, 29, endured a tough 2021-22 season following his €115 million move to Stamford Bridge from Inter last summer, scoring eight goals in 26 Premier League appearances. – Preseason schedule: When,
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6:33 AM ET Organisers have sold 1.8 million tickets for the World Cup in Qatar, world football governing body FIFA said on Wednesday ahead of the next round of ticket sales that opens on Tuesday. There is a special category of tickets available only to residents of the host nation, and fans in the Gulf
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6:22 AM ET Associated Press Carson Pickett started for the United States women’s national team in their 2-0 win over Colombia on Tuesday, becoming the first player with a limb difference to appear for the country. A defender who plays for the North Carolina Courage in the NWSL, Pickett was born without a left hand
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11:12 AM ET AS Monaco have signed Japan international Takumi Minamino from Liverpool, the Ligue 1 club announced on Tuesday. The 27-year-old put pen to paper on a four-year contract in France after spending two years with the Premier League club. – Preseason schedule: When, where, who Europe’s top clubs will play– Don’t have ESPN?
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12:47 AM ET The United States women’s national team made hard work out of its 2-0 friendly win over Colombia at Rio Tinto Stadium on Tuesday that included an hour-long delay due to lightning and severe weather in Sandy, Utah. Vlatko Andonovski’s side had already beaten Colombia 3-0 on Saturday and was playing its last
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1:25 PM ET Cesar Hernandez Mexico’s men’s national team has announced three additional friendlies ahead of the 2022 World Cup — against Peru on Sept. 24 in Pasadena, California. Colombia on Sept. 27 in Santa Clara, California, and Sweden on Nov. 16 in Girona, Spain. The matches will be held at California’s Rose Bowl and
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5:33 PM ET Associated Press Scott Vermillion, who died in 2020, is the first player in MLS history to be diagnosed with CTE. Getty Images Researchers have diagnosed chronic traumatic encephalopathy in a Major League Soccer player for the first time, saying Tuesday that former Sporting Kansas City defender Scott Vermillion had the degenerative brain disease.
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4:08 PM ET Barcelona face a race against time to sign Raphinha as Chelsea moved into pole position to land the Leeds United winger after agreeing a fee in excess of £60 million, sources told ESPN. The 25-year-old is thought to prefer a move to Camp Nou, but Barca are so far unable to table
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7:06 AM ET Lisandro Martinez is open to a move away from Ajax, sources have told ESPN. Mario Hommes/DeFodi Images via Getty Images Arsenal have submitted an improved €40 million offer for Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez, sources have told ESPN. The north London club had a €30m bid rejected earlier this month, sources have told ESPN,
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3:18 PM ET Zack Steffen faces a battle with new Arsenal signing Matt Turner to start in goal for the USMNT at the 2022 World Cup. Jan Kruger/Getty Images United States men’s national team and Manchester City goalkeeper Zack Steffen is expected to join English Championship side Middlesbrough on loan through the 2022-23 season, sources confirmed
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