Month: February 2022

9:48 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Pep Guardiola has said he intends to pick Oleksandr Zinchenko against Peterborough in the FA Cup with the Manchester City manager saying “it will be good for him.” Zinchenko was visibly emotional ahead of the 1-0 win over Everton on Saturday as supporters showed their support for his homeland Ukraine
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2:27 PM ET American coach Jesse Marsch has been appointed as Leeds United manager pending international clearance, the Premier League club confirmed on Monday. Marsch, a former RB Leipzig and New York Red Bulls coach, replaces Marcelo Bielsa, who was sacked on Sunday following a downturn in results. Marsch’s contract will run until June 2025
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12:26 PM ET UEFA has removed Russia’s teams from this year’s European competitions meaning they will not compete at this summer’s European Women’s Football Championships, while Spartak Moscow have been kicked out of the Europa League. The teams have been removed in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Russia’s women’s side were set to face
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10:15 AM ET FIFA and UEFA have been urged by the International Olympic Committee to ban Russia from all competitive football in response to the military invasion of Ukraine and ongoing war — a move that would lead to the Russians being expelled from the 2022 World Cup and this summer’s Women’s European Championship. Sources
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9:34 AM ET Russian billionaire businessman Roman Abramovich, who owns Premier League football club Chelsea, has accepted a Ukrainian request to help negotiate an end to the war in Ukraine, his spokeswoman said. Word of Abramovich’s involvement in talks, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, first came from the Jewish News, which said Kyiv had reached
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6:21 AM ET Andrew Cesare Richardson Gianluigi Buffon will sign a new deal at Parma until 2024. Photo by Luca Amedeo Bizzarri/LiveMedia/NurPhoto via Getty Images Former Italy international Gianluigi Buffon is set to sign a new contract at Parma which will keep him at the club past his 46th birthday, sources told ESPN. Buffon, who started
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6:45 AM ET German football club Schalke 04 said on Monday they were cancelling their partnership with Gazprom GAZP.MM ahead of schedule following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “Management and the supervisory board are in discussions with representatives of the current main sponsor, further information will be published in due course,” Schalke said on Twitter. The
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7:28 PM ET Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez scored from the edge of the 6-yard box in the 90th minute as the LA Galaxy escaped with a 1-0 victory Sunday over visiting New York City FC in a season opener at Carson, Calif. In their first regular-season game since winning last year’s MLS Cup title in a
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4:56 PM ET Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored for the third game in a row and helped a much improved Barcelona to earn a comfortable 4-0 home win against Athletic Club in LaLiga on Sunday. The win sees Xavi Hernandez’s team climb to fourth place in the standings with 45 points, 15 behind leaders Real Madrid and
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4:02 PM ET Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel believes Roman Abramovich’s decision to pass stewardship to the club’s trustees will “change nothing” in the day-to-day running of the club. Abramovich announced on Saturday night his intention to take a step back from his involvement with the Blues while retaining ownership of the team he bought for
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2:32 PM ET Liverpool won an epic League Cup final 11-10 on penalties over Chelsea on Sunday to claim the trophy for a record ninth time and complete step one of an unprecedented quadruple this season. The match, played against the backdrop of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich’s decision to hand
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2:32 PM ET Associated Press FIFA backed away from immediately expelling Russia from World Cup qualifying on Sunday but said it remained an option, deciding instead the squad can play using the “RFU” acronym for the country’s football federation. The unanimous ruling by the FIFA Bureau, featuring the six regional football confederation presidents, was also
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5:41 AM ET Chelsea released a statement on Sunday, saying the situation around Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was “horrific and devastating.” Chelsea’s statement came after their Russian owner Roman Abramovich gave trustees of the London side’s foundation stewardship of the club, amid calls in Britain that he be sanctioned over Russia’s invasion. Abramovich, whose wealth
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6:03 AM ET Jesse Marsch could replace Marcelo Bielsa at Leeds. Jan Woitas/picture alliance via Getty Images Marcelo Bielsa has been sacked by Leeds United, it was confirmed, and sources have told ESPN that former United States midfielder Jesse Marsch is the leading contender to succeed him. Leeds suffered a torrid week, first suffering a 6-0
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