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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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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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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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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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11:53 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email Manchester United are trying to pip Lyon to the signing of Netherlands left-back Tyrell Malacia, sources have told ESPN. Lyon have agreed a €15 million fee with Feyenoord for Malacia but sources have told ESPN that United have now also had a similar offer
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7:10 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester United have made a breakthrough in their bid to sign Frenkie de Jong with an initial fee now agreed with Barcelona, sources have told ESPN. United are set to pay €65 million up front for the midfielder, who is Erik ten Hag’s top summer target. – Preseason schedule: When,
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5:14 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Former Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman says Frenkie de Jong wants to stay with the LaLiga side despite ongoing negotiations to transfer him to Manchester United. New United coach Erik ten Hag has made midfielder De Jong, who he previously worked with at Ajax, his top target following the
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1:34 PM ET Watford have cancelled a friendly match against the Qatar national team, the English club said on Monday after two supporters’ groups voiced concerns about the country’s human rights record. The two groups — Women of Watford (WOW) and Proud Hornets — had urged the club to display its support for “all human
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5:51 PM ET Fernandinho is returning to his boyhood club Athletico Paranaense after nine seasons with Manchester City. Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images Former Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho has signed for Brazil Serie A side Athletico Paranaense as the 37-year-old makes a return to the club where he began his senior career. “Welcome back, Fernandinho,” Athletico
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2:31 PM ET Cesar Hernandez Angel City FC will host the Mexico women’s national team for a Sept. 5 friendly. Getty Images Through a multi-year partnership with SUM (Soccer United Marketing), the NWSL’s Angel City FC and the Mexico women’s national team officially announced a friendly at Los Angeles’ Banc of California Stadium on Sept. 5.
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7:34 AM ET Arsenal have completed the signing of United States men’s national team goalkeeper Matt Turner, the club announced on Monday. The 28-year-old agreed terms to join the Premier League side from the New England Revolution in February but remained with the Revs for the start of the 2022 MLS regular season. – ESPN+
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4:59 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester United have received an offer from Fulham for Andreas Pereira and also expect Dean Henderson to finalise his loan move to Nottingham Forest, sources have told ESPN. Fulham have made a bid of €10 million for Pereira, who is on loan at Brazilian side Flamengo. Sources have told ESPN
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5:26 PM ET Cristian Arango scored his fifth goal of the season in the 67th minute and his third in as many games to help lift LAFC to a 2-0 home victory over the short-handed New York Red Bulls on Sunday afternoon. Diego Palacios added his first goal of the campaign in the 70th minute
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5:40 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester United have told Cristiano Ronaldo he is not available for transfer this summer despite the Portugal forward’s representatives assessing interest from some of Europe’s top clubs, sources have told ESPN. Ronaldo has been linked with moves to Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain but sources close to
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11:53 AM ET LAFC is close to a deal to bring Real Madrid and Wales star Gareth Bale to Major League Soccer, sources have told ESPN. The blockbuster move would be a free transfer as Bale’s contract is up with Real Madrid and is expected to be completed using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM), as first
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