Month: March 2022

11:24 AM ET Premier League clubs voted in favour of reintroducing the use of five substitutes per game from the start of the 2022-23 season at a shareholder meeting, the organisation said on Thursday. The substitutions can be made on three occasions during a game, not including halftime, and clubs can name nine substitutes in
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7:00 AM ET Manchester City are hopeful of beating Real Madrid to the signing of Erling Haaland this summer — ESPN’s Insider Notebook has the latest. Jump to: Spain draw up shortlist of Luis Enrique replacements | Nkunku, Leipzig set for crunch contract talks | Flamengo-Pereira deal at risk of falling through Man City confident
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11:18 AM ET United States men’s national team manager Gregg Berhalter is shifting his focus to the team’s preparation for the World Cup after securing qualification, adding that his initial goal is to get out of the team’s group, regardless of how Friday’s draw plays out. “The starting point is getting out of the group
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10:35 AM ET FIFA president Gianni Infantino has rejected claims that the organisation pushed for a biennial World Cup. Speaking at the 72nd FIFA Congress in Doha, Infantino said FIFA had merely explored the possibility of halving the four-year World Cup cycle despite Chief of Global Football Development and former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger conducting
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9:05 AM ET The Qatar World Cup’s top organiser, Hassan Al Thawadi, has accused the Norway FA President Lise Klaveness of failing to educate herself on the country’s human rights record after she delivered a damning address at Thursday’s FIFA Congress in Doha. Klaveness took to the stage at the 72nd FIFA Congress to condemn
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1:19 AM ET Manchester United will play two matches in Australia in July in the Premier League giants’ first overseas preseason tour in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. United will face four-time A-League Men champions Melbourne Victory on July 15, before squaring off against fellow Premier League club Crystal Palace four days later. –
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7:15 AM ET Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has criticised the remaining members of the proposed European Super League (ESL) for promoting their idea during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In April 2021, 12 clubs — including six Premier League clubs, three from LaLiga and three from Serie A — announced the formation of a closed
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11:00 PM ET The pots for Friday’s World Cup finals draw are set after Mexico and the United States booked the final two automatic places on Wednesday. The United States made sure of its place despite a 2-0 loss at Costa Rica, while Mexico also sealed safe passage with a 2-0 victory at home to
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11:00 PM ET Cesar Hernandez Mexico‘s men’s national team has officially qualified for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, continuing a stretch that dates back to the 1994 tournament. Thanks to a win against El Salvador on Wednesday night in their final CONCACAF qualifier, Mexico has finished runners-up in the eight-team table and with a
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11:01 PM ET SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — The United States men’s national team has qualified for the 2022 World Cup, securing its berth to the tournament in Qatar after missing out on the 2018 edition in Russia. Despite losing 2-0 to Costa Rica on Tuesday, the USMNT managed to secure one of CONCACAF’s three
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10:15 PM ET The Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns announced a dozen initiatives related to what the teams called “accountability, engagement and equity,” on Wednesday. Among the proposals are plans to hire a VP of Community and Social Impact, and a compliance-focused position to bolster its legal and Human Resources departments. The teams are also
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9:10 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Giovana Queiroz wrote an open letter alleging that she had suffered abusive behaviour at the hands of a Barcelona director. Photo by Steve Christo – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images Barcelona have been forced to deny allegations of harassment within their women’s team ahead of their Champions League game against
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3:24 PM ET New Zealand crushed Solomon Islands 5-0 in the final of the Oceania qualifying tournament in Doha on Wednesday to seal a World Cup playoff berth and keep alive their hopes of a first finals appearance in 12 years. Bill Tuiloma‘s header at the far post eased the pressure after a frantic start
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12:34 PM ET Ruud van Nistelrooy coaches the PSV U23 team against FC Emmen at the Jan Louwers stadion on March 7, 2022. Getty Images Former Manchester United and Real Madrid striker Ruud van Nistelrooy will take over as PSV Eindhoven manager from next season, the Dutch club announced Wednesday. Van Nistelrooy, who played for PSV
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2:29 PM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Barcelona set a new world record attendance for a women’s match with 91,553 supporters attending Wednesday’s Champions League quarterfinal against Real Madrid at Camp Nou. The previous record crowd for a women’s game has stood since 1999, when 90,185 fans watched the World Cup final between the United
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11:55 AM ET A teenager has been jailed for racially abusing Marcus Rashford. Getty Images A British teenager has been sentenced to six weeks in prison after racially abusing England‘s Marcus Rashford on Twitter after last year’s European Championship final, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said on Wednesday. Justin Lee Price, 19, from Worcester, previously admitted
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11:20 AM ET Caitlin Murray The U.S. women’s national team and U.S. Soccer remain locked in negotiations, even as the team’s current collective bargaining agreement is set to expire on Thursday, both sides announced Wednesday. Negotiations, which have been held in Chicago and Washington D.C., will continue through April. “The discussions, which have included equalizing
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