ESPN FC is "OnScene" in Russia for the Confederations Cup.  We're down to the final four, with the semifinals beginning on Wednesday when
Author: ESPN staff
Posted: June 29, 2017, 9:00 am
Former Brazil and Inter Milan forward Ronaldo has said he would be tempted by the possibility of working at the club again but has not
Author: Ben Gladwell
Posted: June 28, 2017, 7:51 pm
Los Angeles FC, the expansion team due to enter the MLS in 2018, is close to agreeing a two-year deal for Wesley Sneijder to become its
Author: Mark Ogden, Senior Football Writer
Posted: June 28, 2017, 7:23 pm
N'Golo Kante's impact over the past two years has defensive midfielders in fashion. The transfer market is now seeing rivals search for the 'next Kante' among the glut of central midfield enforcers. Michael Cox &#187
Posted: June 28, 2017, 7:10 pm
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Author: ESPN staff
Posted: June 28, 2017, 4:00 pm
The ESPN FC crew debate which transfer saga is the most annoying. There comes a time when a player's number is up at his club. ESPN FC highlights six Premier League players looking to pastures new to further their careers. Theo Walcott (Arsenal, 28, forward) After so many years of potential, and rarely managing to win the central role he craves, Walcott would be a victim of Arsene Wenger needing to make changes to mitigate the two-year extension he signed in May.&nbsp; Once Wenger converted to the 3-4-3 that delivered the FA Cup, Walcott became an odd man out,...
Author: John Brewin
Posted: June 28, 2017, 12:11 pm
Jesse Marsch talks about the Red Bulls' chances of bouncing back, playing the Union and their Open Cup fixture ahead.
Posted: June 28, 2017, 12:08 pm
Atletico Madrid's Saul scored a hat-trick to down Italy and set up a meeting with Germany in the final on Friday. UEFA EURO U-21: Saul Niguez (74') Spain 3-1 Italy England fans weren't the only ones to feel like they've been here before as they watched their team bow out of the Under-21 European Championship on penalties to Germany. Italy's U21s also saw an all too familiar and unwelcome story unfold before their eyes when they lost 3-1 to Spain later on Tuesday evening. Ever since the Euro 2008 quarterfinal in Vienna, Italy have had to get used to losing to Spain over the past decade. Last summer's 2-0 win in the round-of-16 at Euro 2016 was the exception...
Author: James Horncastle
Posted: June 28, 2017, 11:58 am
RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita <a
Author: PA Sport
Posted: June 28, 2017, 11:55 am
Former Mexico player Jared Borgetti believes Mexico's experienced squad makes them favourites against a young German side.
Posted: June 28, 2017, 11:51 am
Former Chelsea winger Florent Malouda could appear at next month's Gold Cup. Former France international Florent Malouda is to represent French Guiana at the CONCACAF&nbsp;Gold Cup next month. Delhi Dynamos winger Malouda, 37, was born in the overseas French territory and has been named in its squad for the tournament, which will be played between July 7-26 in the United States. The ex-Chelsea star, who won 80 caps for France and played in the 2006 World Cup final, can represent the land of his birth as FIFA does not recognise French Guiana, but CONCACAF does. French Guiana...
Author: Ian Holyman
Posted: June 28, 2017, 11:48 am
A million miles away from the hustle and bustle of Real Madrid, Gareth Bale has been soaking up the sun at the Bakers Bay luxury golf resort in the Bahamas.&nbsp; Looking like a man in his element, the Welsh forward demonstrated his mastery of the golf trick-shot by teeing off on the half-volley. An #SB2K inspired tour to @BakersBay. What a day! @RickieFowler @JustinThomas34 @JordanSpieth @SmylieKaufman10; Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) June 27, 2017 Bale also made sure to tag professional golfers Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas, Jordan Speith and Smylie Kaufman into his video, just to show them his skills. It's a tough life, this professional footballer...
Author: Chris Wright
Posted: June 28, 2017, 11:47 am
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is confident that the club will be significantly strengthened this summer but failed to comment on
Author: Jonathan Johnson, PSG Correspondent
Posted: June 28, 2017, 11:43 am
The ESPN FC crew discuss Antoine Griezmann's new contract and whether Cristiano Ronaldo would return to Man United. The ESPN FC crew discuss Antoine Griezmann's new contract and whether Cristiano Ronaldo would return to Man United. The ESPN FC crew discuss Antoine Griezmann's new contract and whether Cristiano Ronaldo would return to Man United. Manchester United are battling to secure their top transfer targets before the club depart on the preseason tour of the United States. Jose Mourinho would like four new signings before the flight to Los Angeles on July 9 but, so far, the only deal they have been able to announce is the arrival of defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica. United's summer started by cooling interest in Antoine Griezmann after Atletico Madrid were handed a transfer ban, and the striker went on to sign a new contract extension....
Author: Rob Dawson, Man United correspondent
Posted: June 28, 2017, 11:31 am
SOCHI, Russia -- Bayer Leverkusen striker Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez says Mexico can find ways to give Germany trouble in Thursday's
Author: Tom Marshall
Posted: June 28, 2017, 11:26 am
The Criminal Prosecution Service has announced six people will be or have been charged over the Hillsborough disaster.
Posted: June 28, 2017, 11:21 am
The 2017 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in India begins in exactly 100 days, and is the biggest platform for young players to make themselves heard. Several players who first made a mark in the Under-17 World Cup went on enjoy illustrious careers in the sport, winning the biggest trophies and accolades for club and country. Here are 11 of the best. 1. Xavi Hernandez Where he began: The 1997 Under-17 World Cup in Egypt, with Spain running out 3-2 winners against Mexico. Xavi Hernandez What happened next: Xavi did not...
Author: Anuj Vignesh
Posted: June 28, 2017, 11:19 am
Manchester United striker Anthony Martial appears to have dismissed
Author: Rob Dawson, Man United correspondent
Posted: June 28, 2017, 11:17 am
Nathan Redmond missed the final penalty for England, securing Germany's spot in the U-21 EURO final. Germany's Emre Can admits the pressure is on to perform as they head into their semifinal clash against Mexico. ESPN's John Sutcliffe preview's Juan Carlos Osorio's lineup decisions ahead of their Confed Cup semifinal against Germany. The Confederations Cup psychic polar bear is back at it again predicting the winner of Germany versus Mexico. SOCHI, Russia -- Joachim Low has claimed that the secret of Germany's dominance of penalty shootouts is to not to waste time practising them in the first place. The world champions face Mexico in the Confederations Cup semifinal in Sochi on Thursday facing the prospect of a shootout to qualify for Sunday's final in St Petersburg should the game be level after extra time. With Germany's team booking their place in the European Under-21 Championship final in Poland by defeating England on penalties...
Author: Mark Ogden, Senior Football Writer
Posted: June 28, 2017, 11:01 am
Alexis Nunes and Stevie Nicol sift through the latest rumours around Giroud, Lacazette, Oxlade-Chamberlain and more. Hector Bellerin has refused to discuss his future at Arsenal despite being linked to former club Barcelona. Barca reportedly consider Bellerin, 22, to be the ideal candidate to strengthen their right-back position this summer and El Mundo Deportivo claims that they have set a 10-day deadline to acquire him. When asked about Barcelona's reported interest, Bellerin, who started for Spain in their 3-1 win over Italy on Tuesday in the European Under-21 Championship semifinal, told Cadena Ser: "My future...
Author: Adriana Garcia
Posted: June 28, 2017, 10:38 am
Russia's 2014 World Cup squad is under investigation by FIFA, according to a report World-Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) investigator Richard McLaren has told German TV network ARD that 155 samples related to Russian footballers have been reported to FIFA, saying he believed those samples were part of a doping cover-up. McLaren said he believed this could be part of a cover-up separate to that revealed in the report that led to the banning of Russian athletes from the Olympic Games in Brazil. "There are 155 samples that were seized by WADA and are awaiting analysis. We have reported...
Author: Stephan Uersfeld
Posted: June 28, 2017, 10:37 am
Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield, former chief constable Sir Norman Bettison and four other individuals have been charged with
Author: PA Sport
Posted: June 28, 2017, 10:24 am
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas says Olivier Giroud is unlikely to leave Arsenal this summer, but is confident reported Gunners target
Author: Ian Holyman
Posted: June 28, 2017, 10:00 am
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has told <a
Author: Dermot Corrigan
Posted: June 28, 2017, 9:10 am
Things change in the blink of an eye in football.&nbsp;<a
Author: Andrew Gibney, Footballwhispers
Posted: June 28, 2017, 8:43 am
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has told <a
Author: Dermot Corrigan
Posted: June 28, 2017, 8:27 am
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