6:16 PM ET Belgium coach Roberto Martinez believes playmaker Eden Hazard is in a good frame of mind and is not concerned about his lack of minutes at Real Madrid this season ahead of Nations League matches against Wales and Netherlands. Hazard will potentially have a big role to play for Belgium at the World
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5:30 PM ET Jack Grealish has dismissed repeated criticism of his playing style from Graeme Souness by revealing Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has urged to him to show the “balls” to adapt to a different approach. The 27-year-old moved from Aston Villa to City last summer in a £100 million transfer and although Guardiola’s
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2:56 PM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Barcelona have threatened to take legal action against a Spanish newspaper that leaked details of the club’s contract negotiations with Lionel Messi in 2020. On Wednesday, El Mundo released a series of requests Messi made to the club to renew his deal at Camp Nou as he moved
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9:39 AM ET The World Cup will begin on Nov. 20, with the final scheduled for Dec. 18 at the Lusail Stadium. KARIM JAAFAR/AFP via Getty Images The English Football Association (FA) said on Wednesday families of migrant workers in Qatar who were injured or killed while constructing the infrastructure for this year’s World Cup should
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6:23 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Real Madrid‘s Marco Asensio turned down the chance to categorically rule out a move to Barcelona after being linked with a sensational move across the Clasico divide. Asensio, 26, is out of contract with Madrid at the end of the season. While he has not ruled out extending
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8:15 AM ET KFC France distanced itself from comments from a senior executive saying the fast food chain may take legal action over forward Kylian Mbappe‘s refusal to take part in some of the French national team’s sponsorship commitments. Alain Beral, vice president of KFC France, told the Sport Business Club website that the company
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2:23 AM ET Eric Dier was banned for four matches after a clash with a fan in 2020. Tess Derry/EMPICS/PA Images via Getty Images Tottenham Hotspur defender Eric Dier said fan behaviour at football games is a serious problem and that he feels “too uncomfortable” for his family to attend away matches. The Premier League said
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5:37 AM ET Adriana Garcia Cristiano Ronaldo became the highest men’s international goalscorer in September. Gualter Fatia/Getty Images Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has said he will not retire from international duty after the World Cup and wants to compete at Euro 2024. Manchester United forward said the “road is not over yet” for him when speaking
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2:16 AM ET Chelsea have sacked their commerical director. Catherine Ivill/Getty Images Chelsea said they have terminated commercial director Damian Willoughby’s employment with immediate effect after receiving evidence he had sent “inappropriate messages” before being appointed by the Premier League side. Willoughby began working at Chelsea earlier this month following the club’s takeover by an investment
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5:30 PM ET Ivan Toney has jokingly labelled Arsenal players as “a bit cringey” for repeatedly using his gloating social media post as motivation to beat Brentford. The 26-year-old described Brentford’s 2-0 win over Arsenal on the opening day of last season as a “nice kickabout with the boys” on Twitter. – Stream on ESPN+:
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1:23 PM ET Associated Press Robert Lewandowski increased his support for Ukraine on Tuesday when the Poland captain pledged to take an armband in the country’s blue-yellow flag colours to the World Cup in November. Lewandowski first showed his opposition to the Russian military invasion of Ukraine within days of it starting in February. He
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3:40 PM ET United States star Christian Pulisic has criticized his former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel, saying he was left “dumbfounded and very disappointed” by the decision not to start him in the Champions League semifinal second leg against Real Madrid in 2021. Pulisic started and scored Chelsea’s goal in a 1-1 draw in the
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12:56 PM ET Associated Press UEFA confirmed on Tuesday that Russia have been banned from the 2024 European Championship. Russian teams were banned in February from international competitions by both UEFA and world footballing body FIFA days after the country’s invasion of Ukraine. A Russian appeal against those decisions was dismissed at the Court of
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12:55 PM ET Alex Kirkland Rodrigo Faez Atletico Madrid released a statement Tuesday condemning the racist chanting aimed at Vinicius Junior before the Madrid derby, saying they will ban club members who are identified as having been involved. A group of Atletico fans were filmed singing racial slurs before Sunday’s derby at the Metropolitano stadium,
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