7:28 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Demetri Mitchell was Manchester United’s U23 player of the year in 2018 and tipped as a candidate for Jose Mourinho’s first-team squad. Getty Images For footballers up and down the U.K., the start of a new season is filled with hope. But for some, the big kick-off is just another reminder
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5:57 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Joan Laporta has revealed Barcelona made a move to sign Neymar prior to the summer because the player was “crazy” about a return. Laporta said Neymar approached Barca about coming back and that at the time the Camp Nou president had a different understanding of the LaLiga fair
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6:22 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Gerard Pique said his relationship with former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola changed after he started dating the Colombian singer Shakira. Pique re-joined Barca from Manchester United in 2008 and was part of the team that won three LaLiga titles and had two Champions League successes in the next
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5:17 AM ET Women’s Super League players are being treated like “second-class citizens” due to the absence of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system and goal line technology, Chelsea manager Emma Hayes said. Champions Chelsea lost 3-2 to Arsenal on Saturday at the Emirates Stadium as the new season of the league — which now
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6:00 PM ET United States national team manager Gregg Berhalter sent midfielder Weston McKennie back to club side Juventus ahead of Wednesday’s World Cup qualifier against Honduras, the U.S. Soccer Federation announced on Monday. The decision comes after McKennie was suspended for Sunday’s 1-1 draw against Canada in World Cup qualifying. McKennie later posted on
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7:24 AM ET Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita remains in Guinea following coup. Visionhaus/Getty Images Liverpool are attempting to get Guinea international Naby Keita back to Anfield “in a timely and secure manner” following a coup d’etat in the West African country which resulted in the cancellation of Monday’s World Cup qualifier against Morocco. The Morocco squad
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7:10 AM ET Jean-Pierre Adams (left) had 22 caps for France. Photo by Universal/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images Former France defender Jean-Pierre Adams has died at the age of 73, almost 40 years after falling into a coma following a medical error, his former clubs, Paris Saint-Germain and Nimes, said on Monday. In 1982, Adams was administered
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11:36 AM ET There’s no Premier League or LaLiga during the international break, but World Cup qualifying has captured the imagination around the globe, with talking points galore around Europe’s top sides (England, France, Italy) and high drama in South America between a pair of old rivals, Brazil and Argentina. – ESPN+ viewers’ guide: LaLiga,
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9:52 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester United remain keen on West Ham United‘s Declan Rice despite deciding against investing in a midfielder this summer, sources have told ESPN. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward were aware of the clamour among supporters to sign a new midfielder during the transfer window, but sources
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6:42 AM ET Adriana Garcia Argentina captain Lionel Messi has said he was dismayed by the Brazilian health authorities’ decision to stop Sunday’s World Cup qualifier after the match had started. Just five minutes after kickoff at Sao Paulo’s Corinthians Arena, officials from the health authorities entered the pitch to announce the game could not
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4:46 PM ET Andrew Cesare Richardson Italy have broken the record for consecutive men’s internationals unbeaten after their goalless draw at Switzerland made it 36 games since their last defeat. Chelsea midfielder Jorginho had a chance to win the game late on but saw his penalty saved. The European champions matched the the previous 35-match
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3:02 PM ET Ed DoveSpecial to ESPN Close Ed Dove is a writer and scout who has a deep and enduring passion for African sport, politics and literature. Instagram: @EddyDove22, Facebook: @EddyDoveAfrica Morocco players have been told to stay inside and away from windows and doorways. OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images Morocco‘s national team are set
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9:52 PM ET Eric Gomez Oberlin Pineda’s penalty gave Mexico another win in World Cup qualifying. AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco Mexico grabbed a 1-0 victory at Costa Rica in World Cup qualifying on Sunday night, giving El Tri two wins to start off the campaign for the first time since 2005. After a labored 2-1 victory on
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3:09 PM ET FIFA has appointed former World Cup-winning coach Jill Ellis to lead the technical advisory group on the future of women’s football, the sport’s world governing body said on Sunday. Ellis, who lifted the World Cup with the United States women’s national team in 2015 and 2019, will work with various stakeholders to
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10:07 PM ET Associated Press The remade United States men’s national soccer team quickly got itself into trouble in World Cup qualifying, wasting Brenden Aaronson‘s second-half goal when Cyle Larin scored to lift Canada into a 1-1 draw Sunday night. U.S. star Christian Pulisic returned after missing Thursday’s opening 0-0 draw at El Salvador while
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