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2:52 AM ET UEFA has welcomed a European parliament resolution opposing “breakaway competitions,” but the backers of the proposed European Super League defended their project, saying the EU needed to ensure “fair and open competition.” Twelve of Europe’s leading clubs announced in April that they intended to create a new Super League and break away
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6:27 AM ET Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has again blasted UEFA for its opposition to the Super League, vowed to push ahead with the project and said he expects the courts to back his vision for European football. – The Super League 12: What was their motivation? – Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+
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1:30 PM ET Fewer than eight months after they began, Europe’s World Cup qualifiers issued (most) of their verdicts. Ten nations are in, and another 12 will compete for the remaining three spots. Some will always complain about international football getting in the way of the club season, but we got this far with just
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3:53 PM ET UEFA will investigate an incident of alleged racist abuse aimed at Sweden‘s Anthony Elanga in an Under-21 European Championship qualifier against Italy on Tuesday. Elanga, who was taken off in the 72nd minute, was involved in an incident with opposition players after the final whistle, with the Swedish Football Association saying that
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3:25 AM ET Alex Kirkland Rodrigo Faez Thibaut Courtois has hit out at football’s governing bodies, saying “nobody cares about the players” who are being treated like “robots” in a packed football calendar. The Real Madrid goalkeeper played for Belgium in both their Nations League finals matches in Turin during this international break. – Stream
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4:10 AM ET Associated Press UEFA on Tuesday took legal action to remove the judge from a Spanish court case thwarting the attempt to punish Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus for their involvement in the ill-fated Super League breakaway. The move could eventually lead to disciplinary action restarting against the rebel clubs after it was
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9:05 AM ET Alex Kirkland Rodrigo Faez Carlo Ancelotti has said that Gareth Bale “respects Real Madrid fans” and doesn’t share the views of agent Jonathan Barnett, who called their treatment of the player “disgusting” this week. Barnett — speaking to reporters after landing in Madrid on Wednesday — was asked about abuse aimed at
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6:16 AM ET FIFA president Gianni Infantino accused those opposed to altering the frequency of the World Cup to every two years of being scared of change and wanting to keep their elevated status in the game as Africa backed the plans on Friday. In a veiled dig at confederations in Europe and South America,
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4:00 PM ET Spurs suffered a shock defeat to NS Mura in the Europa Conference League on Thursday. Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte has slammed his team as playing at “not a high level” after they suffered a stunning last-minute defeat away to Slovenian side NS Mura in
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5:04 PM ET Real Madrid have qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League. Getty Images Real Madrid secured a place in the last 16 of the Champions League after they cruised to a comfortable 3-0 at Sheriff Tiraspol on Wednesday. Real took their revenge against the Moldovan side, who pulled off a shock 2-1
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6:22 PM ET MANCHESTER, England — Publicly at least, Mauricio Pochettino is happy at Paris Saint-Germain and not distracted by the possibility of managing Manchester United, but you would never have guessed it from his pained expression on the touchline during his team’s 2-1 Champions League defeat at Manchester City. Second-half goals from Raheem Sterling
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5:26 PM ET A stunning header from Junior Messias in the dying minutes handed AC Milan a 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid and kept alive their hopes of qualifying for the last-16 in the Champions League on Wednesday. – What every team needs to get out of their UCL group– ESPN+ viewers’ guide: LaLiga, Bundesliga,
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Nov 23, 2021 When Carlo Ancelotti described Real Madrid‘s three regal midfielders, ahead of Wednesday’s crucial Champions League revenge match against Sheriff in Tiraspol, he was actually speaking for every confused kid who’s ever asked his parents “Why do racehorses wear blinkers?” or “Who’s that guy wielding a small stick and waving his arms around
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1:48 PM ET Even by Kylian Mbappe‘s really high standards, his form heading into Wednesday’s Champions League game at Manchester City is breathtaking: 10 games, 11 goals and nine assists. In his last 10 matches for France and Paris Saint-Germain, across the UEFA Nations League, World Cup qualifying, Ligue 1 and the Champions League, against
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6:17 AM ET A FIFA proposal for a World Cup every two years and changes to the Club World Cup could cost the big domestic football leagues and UEFA around €8 billion ($9bn) per season in lost TV rights and match day and commercial agreements, according to a report commissioned by the leagues. More frequent
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4:02 AM ET Alex Kirkland Rodrigo Faez Karim Benzema did not attend the three-day trial in France. Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images Karim Benzema has been handed a one-year suspended prison sentence and a €75,000 fine for his involvement in the attempted blackmail of former teammate Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape. Benzema’s lawyer told
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