There's a classic showdown in the Asian Champions league semifinal: South Korea vs. Japan
Aubameyang comes off the bench to lead Arsenal to 10th straight win
Leicester City manager Claude Puel says it was clear his side should have been awarded a penalty for handball in the 3-1 Premier League defeat at Arsenal.
Manager Unai Emery praises Arsenal's second-half performance in their 3-1 Premier League win over Leicester City.
Manager Unai Emery praises Arsenal's second-half performance in their 3-1 Premier League win over Leicester City.
Sprint legend Usain Bolt is "unlikely" to sign a deal with Central Coast Mariners without a financial contribution from a "third-party", say the club.
Mesut Ozil produces one of the best midfield displays in the Premier League this season as Arsenal beat Leicester to move fourth.
Real Sociedad could not manage more than a 0-0 draw against Girona in the Spanish league on Monday, staying winless at home this season The Basque Country club has drawn twice and lost twice in four games at its Anoeta Stadium
Silvio Berlusconi has been reunited with Cristian Brocchi after appointing the former AC Milan player and manager as coach of third-division Monza
Sampdoria was held to a 0-0 home draw by Sassuolo as it failed to make it three wins in a row
Cristiano Ronaldo says his "lawyers are confident" as he answers questions at a Juventus news conference about a rape allegation.
West Ham winger Andriy Yarmolenko faces six months out after having surgery on a torn Achilles.
Speaking publicly for the first time since being accused of rape, Cristiano Ronaldo has defended himself against the allegation and says he is confident the truth will come out in the case
English Premier League: Mesut Ozil (45') Arsenal 1-1 Leicester City
Dr. Kofi Amoah, the Chairman of the Ghanaian football's Normalisation Committee, has backed the decision to pull all Ghanaian clubs out of next year's CAF competitions. A meeting of club owners and top executives has decided there will be no Ghanaian representation in the 2019 CAF Champions League or Confederation Cup as the nation's football looks to get back on track. There's been no Ghanaian activity since June, when a corruption and bribery scandal rocked the country's football. Ghana missed...
Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's Champions League game between Shakhtar Donetsk and Manchester City.
English Premier League: Hector Bellerin own goal (31') Arsenal 0-1 Leicester City
English Premier League: Hector Bellerin own goal (31') Arsenal 0-1 Leicester City
The Euro 2020 qualifying campaign is "the bigger picture" but James McFadden still believes Scotland will win their Nations League group.
Barcelona's Marcus McGuane will be sidelined for the next month after injuring his hamstring during Saturday's B team game against Villarreal B. England youth international McGuane was forced off just before half-time and underwent tests at the club's training ground on Monday. Barca later confirmed that they expect him to be out for around five weeks. The setback comes just after the midfielder had forced himself back into the Catalan side's reserve team, who play in the third tier of Spanish football. McGuane,...
Jose Mourinho says his issue with Chelsea Assistant Coach Marco Ianni ended when the Italian apologised to him after Saturday's touchline fracas.
Jose Mourinho says he is committed to Manchester United amid speculation over Madrid coach Julen Lopategui's future.
National League South side Hampton & Richmond Borough have the chance of pulling off an FA Cup shock after they draw League Two club Oldham Athletic the first round.
Three-time defending champion Real Madrid is in crisis after four defeats in five games as it returns to the Champions League on Tuesday
Manchester United must start games with "much more intensity", says striker Romelu Lukaku.
Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's Champions League game between Real Madrid and Viktoria Plzen.
With 13 wins in their last 15 matches, the Sounders can still claim a first-round playoff bye with a home win over San Jose next Sunday and a loss or draw by FC Dallas at Colorado.
Josef Martinez has been leading the MVP race all season but could a late charge from Zlatan Ibrahimovic tip the award towards the big Swede? LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic is fond of saying, "The lion is hungry." The same is true of his fans, who made his jersey the top seller in MLS for 2018, according to the league. The ranking is based on overall retail sales of adidas MLS jerseys on MLSstore.com since the beginning of 2018. Ibrahimovic, 36, has enjoyed a sensational first season with the Galaxy, scoring 21 goals and adding nine assists and fans have responded in kind. He beat out crosstown rival Carlos Vela of LAFC for the...
Julen Lopetegui still has his players behind him despite calls for a coaching change at Real Madrid
The fire is back inside Jose Mourinho
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho jokes about answering questions in Portuguese before Tuesday's Champions League game against Juventus.
Jose Mourinho says he is "happy" at Manchester United and wants to "see out" contract at the club after being linked with a return to Real Madrid.
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho will not be punished for his part in the stoppage-time fracas at Chelsea but Blues coach Marco Ianni is charged.
Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's Champions League game between Manchester United and Juventus.
Gabriele Gravina has been elected president of the Italian soccer federation
Despite his off-the-field turmoil, Cristiano Ronaldo is still scoring goals
Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui could not say if he will still be in a job for Sunday's El Clasico at Barcelona but vows to "fight" to turn around the club's faltering form.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has explained the absence of Antonio Valencia in recent matches by saying the right back is recovering from a "very complicated" operation on his mouth
Watch a round-up of the best goals from the weekend's action in the Women's Super League as both Manchester City's Georgia Stanway and Arsenal's Vivianne Miedema score hat-tricks.
Czech coach Pavel Hapal has agreed to take over Slovakia's national soccer team
Two teams with Borussia in their name have given the Bundesliga some much-needed excitement
With Lionel Messi out with a broken arm, the two most expensive signings in Barcelona's history have a perfect opportunity to step up and show their value
Keeping Newcastle in the Premier League for another year might be one of the greatest achievements in Rafa Benitez's managerial career
Spartak Moscow fires coach Massimo Carrera after disappointing start to season
Wayne Rooney scores twice to take his tally to 14 for the season as DC United secure a place in the the MLS play-offs.
It was a controversial weekend in the Premiership, with St Mirren, Aberdeen and Hamilton all aggrieved at refereeing decisions. (UK only)
Paris Saint-Germain's bid for another league title is already a procession after just 10 games. Next up is Napoli in the Champions League
Lodeiro's three assists in the 3-2 victory over the Dynamo give him 15 this season and 35 in his career, and the Sounders can still clinch a first-round bye.
Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford reveals all to Match of the Day 2 pundits after saving Luka Milivojevic's penalty during their 2-0 win over Crystal Palace.
Sounders general manager Garth Lagerwey said it's too soon to draw conclusions about a 2018 season that saw the team extend its playoff appearances streak to 10. Lagerwey said the playoffs are how his team will be judged and work remains the upcoming final two matches to secure best possible seeding;
ESPN FC's Paul Mariner and Ross Dyer look at how Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui can turn things around after a fifth-straight game without a win.
ESPN FC's Craig Burley has his say as to who should become Real Madrid's next Galactico signings.
Are Real Madrid preparing to swap managers? Gab Marcotti and Sid Lowe weigh in on the reports linking Antonio Conte to the Bernabeu.
Another embarrassment for Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui as his team went 2-0 down and made the second longest run without a goal (481 minutes) in their entire 116 year existence before Marcelo's late consolation.
Madrid could claim some bad luck: two VAR decisions went against them, they hit the woodwork three times and had a late possible equaliser ruled out for offside. But this was a shambles of a performance, and president Florentino Perez could pull the trigger on Lopetegui even before...
English Premier League: Ross Barkley (90 + 6') Chelsea 2-2 Manchester United
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Jose Mourinho was involved in an unsavoury clash with Chelsea coach Marco Ianni following Ross Barkley's 96th-minute equaliser.
There was an ugly end at Stamford Bridge after Jose Mourinho was taunted by Chelsea's second assistant coach Marco Ianni following Ross Barkley's late equaliser.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho speaks about his side's 2-2 draw against Chelsea and the sideline scuffle in stoppage time.
Ross Barkley scored an injury-time equaliser as Chelsea salvaged a 2-2 draw with Manchester United on a dramatic afternoon at Stamford Bridge.
Anthony Martial had struck twice as United came from a goal down to lead 2-1, but Jose Mourinho was denied a happy return to his old club when substitute Barkley scrambled home in the fifth of six added minutes.
The United manager then had to be restrained by a steward after reacting angrily to something that appeared to have been said during the Chelsea...
English Premier League: Anthony Martial (73') Chelsea 1-2 Manchester United
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Real Madrid narrowly avoided setting a new club-record goal drought as they fell to their fourth defeat in five games with a 2-1 loss to Levante at the Bernabeu.
Head coach Julen Lopetegui went into the match with plenty of speculation over his position, and his team were 2-0 down within the first quarter-hour courtesy of Jose Luis Morales' strike and a penalty from Roger Marti.
Marcelo's strike with 20 minutes remaining kept Madrid's hopes of a recovery alive, and ended the club's run without a...
Nigeria international Ola Aina has backed his former Chelsea teammate John Terry to be a big success at Aston Villa after being appointed assistant coach at the Championship side.
The former England captain officially announced his retirement from playing on October 7 and was unveiled at Villa three days later, where he'll assist new head coach Dean Smith following the dismissal of Steve Bruce.
Terry, who made 32 appearances for Villa last season, spent 19 years at Chelsea, briefly overlapping with...
English Premier League: Anthony Martial (55') Chelsea 1-1 Manchester United
Melbourne City overcame local rivals Melbourne Victory after a contentious first half penalty was awarded through VAR.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic joined Scott Van Pelt to look ahead to Sunday's crucial game vs. Minnesota and how he's adapted to life in LA.
Thomas Tuchel insists he's not concerned with rumours Neymar wants to leave PSG for Real Madrid.
Neymar has described claims that he could leave Paris Saint-Germain and return to either his former club Barcelona or join Real Madrid as "fake news."
Reports in the Spanish press alleged that the Brazil international was unhappy in the French capital and could return to La Liga.
The 26-year-old has been regularly linked with Real -- who denied moving for him in the summer -- since leaving Barca for PSG last summer, and Mundo Deportivo claimed on Wednesday that he had told Barcelona he wanted them...
Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe has a new tattoo in memory of 6 year old Bradley Lowery, who died last year after a long term illness. Video Courtesy of AFC Bournemouth.
Mark Donaldson and Craig Burley predict Serie A's most notable fixtures this weekend, including the Milan derby.
Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar admits he was flattered to be a summer transfer target for Jose Mourinho, but insists he is more than happy at the Nerazzurri in a resurgent Serie A.
The Slovakia international was one of two Italy-based players -- along with Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly -- Mourinho had targeted to strengthen his defence at Manchester United last summer.
With 14 goals conceded in the first eight games of the season, the Red Devils have the joint fourth leakiest defence in the...
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone praised World Cup winner Antoine Griezmann by saying he was the world's best last season.
Yannick Boli and Niki Jackson found the net to give the Colorado Rapids win at Minnesota United and their second away win of the season.
Minnesota United FC will bid farewell to its temporary home for the last two years in front of more than 50,000 fans when the LA Galaxy visit on Sunday.
The Galaxy team that is coming to town needs a win to stay in contention the Western Conference playoffs, and superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his team will be the target of more than twice the usual jeers from the crowd at TCF Bank Stadium. The Loons have averaged about 22,000 fans per game, the seventh-most in the 23-team MLS .
"It's going to...
Yannick Boli and Niki Jackson found the net to give the Colorado Rapids win at Minnesota United and their second away win of the season. Minnesota United midfielder Alexi Gomez and goalkeeper coach John Pascarella have each been served a three-game suspension for their participation in a scuffle that occurred in the club's 2-0 loss to the Colorado Rapids on Oct. 13.
The incident occurred after Niki Jackson's goal in the 97th minute gave the Rapids their second goal of the match. In the ensuing celebration, Colorado defender Tommy Smith ran up beside Minnesota's bench and appeared to shout at the crowd at TCF Bank Stadium. Smith was...
Floyd Konde waxes lyrical as Jose Mourinho prepares to go head-to-head with his former Chelsea charges, now led by Maurizio Sarri.
Jose Mourinho discusses Luke Shaw's new contract, returning from international break and their upcoming match against his former club Chelsea.
Chelsea's Maurizio Sarri believes Eden Hazard can win all major trophies at the club including the Champions League and individual awards if he stays in London.
The FC crew question if the tactics employed by Maurizio Sarri and Jose Mourinho will lead to an entertaining fixture at Stamford Bridge.
Two new managers faced off in the August installment of the North London Derby which has proven to be the most thrilling match so far in the young season.
Eden Hazard scored 7 goals in the opening 8 matches of the Premier League, helping Chelsea to an excellent start to the season.
Stevie Nicol and Mark Donaldson give their picks for this weekend's Premier League fixtures including the headliner of Chelsea vs. Manchester United.
Goals from Jesse Lingard and Romelu Lukaku propelled Jose Mourinho's Man United 2-1 past his former club Chelsea back in February. LONDON -- Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri admits that Jose Mourinho's trophies won mark him out as the better coach, but warned that he is every bit as driven by winning as the Manchester United manager.
Mourinho has won 20 major trophies over the course of a remarkable career in management, including Champions League triumphs with Porto and Inter Milan and seven league titles across four different countries, though a torrid start to the Premier League season has put his future at Old Trafford...
Mauricio Pochettino says Eric Dier's tackle on Sergio Ramos during this week's UEFA Nations League clash exemplified the aggression and attitude he wants to see from his players as Tottenham prepare for Saturday's London derby at West Ham.
England travelled to Seville to face Spain on Monday, and Dier raced into his opponents' box in the 11th minute to make a crunching sliding challenge on the hosts' captain. The 24-year-old was shown a yellow card but his pugnacity set the tone for a 3-2 victory,...
Diego Maradona's orthopedic surgeon says the Argentina football great has no cartilage left in his knees due to severe osteoarthritis and will need prostheses.
German Ochoa also said Friday that the 57-year-old Maradona must decide if he wants to have surgery.
Maradona captained Argentina to the 1986 World Cup title. He became the new coach of Mexican second-tier club Dorados de Sinaloa last month.
He has been recently seen walking with difficulty due to the osteoarthritis which has affected him...
Manchester City's Pep Guardiola believes Kevin De Bruyne is fit enough to feature in their match day squad against Burnley.
MANCHESTER, England -- Pep Guardiola says it was tough to replace Joe Hart as Manchester City's first choice because he was an "incredible goalkeeper," but expects the 31-year-old to receive a warm welcome from fans on his return to the Etihad.
The Burnley keeper is set to face his former club for the first time on Saturday after he ended his 12-year association with City when he made a permanent move in the summer.
Hart, 31, left for season-long loans at Torino and West Ham during Guardiola's...
MANCHESTER, England -- Jose Mourinho would "love" to sign Eden Hazard for Manchester United, but admits it is unlikely Chelsea would ever allow the Belgian to move to Old Trafford.
Hazard was part of Mourinho's title-winning Chelsea team in 2015 and last week listed the Portuguese coach as the manager he would most like to play for again.
The forward, who has scored eight goals in 10 games this season, is yet to sign a new contract at Stamford Bridge and has been linked with a move to Real Madrid.
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During his personal commentary uploaded to Instagram, former England midfielder Jimmy Bullard called the sequence leading up to Raheem Sterling’s opening goal against Spain “one of the best goals we’ve ever scored.” It consisted of some 17 passes, moving Spain’s defensive setup from side to side, then drawing them out of their shape with a one-two combination between Ross Barkley and Jordan Pickford at the edge of the keeper box. On the surface, that mini-exchange was nothing out of the ordinary, but it was defensive midfielder Sergio Busquets, responsible for protecting back four, who found himself as Spain’s furthest forward player pressing Pickford. One long ball to Harry Kane and two passes later, Sterling walked in his first goal for the national team in three years. While the true purpose of passing and positional play may have gotten lost in its ubiquity, that sequence highlighted sideways and backwards passing can open up spaces for attack minded players to exploit. Sterling’s opener was only the beg
Early goals by Victor Rodriguez and Handwalla Bwana gave the Sounders just enough cushion to hang on for a 2-1 road win at Orlando City on Wednesday, clinching a 10th consecutive playoff appearance for the Rave Green.
Victor Rodriguez takes Nicolas Lodeiro's center midfield spot, while Cristian Roldan stays on the right wing and rookie Handwalla wana joins them on the left as the Sounders attempt to clinch a 10th straight post-season berth today at Orlando City.
Victor Rodriguez and Cristian Roldan seemed unlikely last spring to be filling critical late-season attacking roles for the Sounders. But Rodriguez is back healthy again and Roldan now permanently playing up a line as the Sounders strive for a 10th straight playoff berth.
After two and a half years in the international wilderness, the Dortmund striker was recalled to the Spain team and scored three times in two games. FIFA.com takes a closer look at his rich vein of form.
Three months after France lifted the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ and a great sense of achievement took over the Russian people following such a successful event, key members of the Local Organising Committee’s operational staff gathered with FIFA in Zurich to debrief on the tournament. Joining the 30 participants from Moscow and eager to assimilate the main lessons learnt by the previous hosts, were another 26 experts from Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy and the Local Organising Committee.
Kylian Mbappe created an own goal and scored a penalty late in the second half to turn the tide against Iceland and draw 2-2.
After leading France to World Cup glory in Russia, Didier Deschamps has been named the Best FIFA Men's Coach for 2018.
Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny has confirmed his retirement from international football, and criticised France coach Didier Deschamps for not offering more support during his long injury layoff.
Koscielny had said last year that he would retire from internationals after the World Cup, but missed France's triumph in Russia after rupturing his Achilles tendon toward the end of last season.
He told Canal Plus that he has no intention to go back on his decision retire.
"I think that I have given...
Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei, defender Chad Marshall and other veterans were furious about a late goal allowed in an otherwise solid blowout of Houston last Monday. And they let coach Brian Schmetzer and some teammates hear all about it as they gear for their final stretch of games.
An injury to Sounders left back Brad Smith means Nouhou is once again in a starting role with a chance to impact the team's late-season finish. And improve on a 2018 campaign that's forced him to endure some professional growth.
The ESPN FC crew answer your tweets on Barcelona's biggest weakness, Luis Suarez's future and if Liverpool have any vulnerabilities this season.
Oscar Washington Tabarez hauled himself onto a plane for the marathon journey from South America to South Korea, where his Uruguay side are in action on Friday, before taking on Japan next Tuesday.
It is just over 30 years since Tabarez first took charge of Uruguay, in a spell that ended with second round elimination at the 1990 World Cup in Italy.
Uruguay then failed to make it to three of the next four World Cups, and fell in the group phase of the one they did reach. It seemed that the great...
With criticism surrounding Paul Pogba at Man United, the FC guys feel time away on France duty in the UEFA Nations League will do him a deal of good. Paul Pogba will pay for NBA-style World Cup winning diamond-encrusted rings for France's World Cup-winning squad, sources have told ESPN FC.
French FA president Noel Le Graet said on Tuesday that it will pick up the bill of around €10,000 for the transportation of the rings from Los Angeles to Paris.
The price of each piece has not been confirmed yet but they will be made of 11 carat diamonds with blue sapphires and red rubies.
The idea was pitched to the squad by Antoine Griezmann and Pogba,...
Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann are getting NBA-style rings for their World Cup-winning teammates, but is the gift worth the tension it's causing in the dressing room?
Kasey Keller and Herculez Gomez go through the pedigree of Gregg Berhalter as rumors continue to swirl about his candidacy for the USMNT head coaching position.
Herculez Gomez, Kasey Keller and the rest of the FC panel look back at the past year for the USMNT after their World Cup qualifying failure in Trinidad & Tobago.
Former Uruguay international Gustavo Matosas has been named to lead Costa Rica ahead of their FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ qualifying campaign.
The 2017 FIFA Predictor champion Geoff Guttmann tells FIFA.com about the trip he won to the Russia 2018 semi-final between France and Belgium with his wife.
As Seattle Times sports reporter Scott Hanson found out on Monday night, standing with the Emerald City Supporters at a Sounders game is an experience you have to go through to understand.
The Exploding Heads journey through all the rather 'interesting' moves available in FIFA 19, including Cristiano Ronaldo's turbo feature.
West Ham's Michail Antonio, Wycombe Wonderers' Adebayo Akinfenwa and the F2 Football Freestylers share their thoughts on how good they think their FIFA skills are at the FIFA 19 launch.
Players from far and wide are seeing their ratings in FIFA 19, and let's just say there are some discrepancies in their minds.
Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela square off in FIFA 19 and the first order of business was for Alderweireld to sub off Davinson Sanchez.
Manchester City players picked up the newest copy of FIFA 19 and John Stones made sure he'd play a few fans in the process.
New York Red Bulls' Luis Robles and Sean Davis stopped by ESPN to square off in FIFA 19 and see how accurate their player ratings are in the game. Mats Hummels, Shinji Kagawa and Giorgio Chiellini are but three of the football heavyweights to lend their support to Common Goal -- the initiative co-founded by Juan Mata through which professional footballers donate one percent of their salary to sporting causes around the world.
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The Sounders entered Monday's game missing key regulars Raul Ruidiaz and Gustav Svensson due to rescheduling during the international break. But an early goal by Ruidiaz replacement Will Bruin provided needed confidence in what became a 4-1 blowout.
The Sounders will miss forward Raul Ruidiaz and defensive midfielder Gustav Svensson as they play Houston on Monday in a match with playoff implications. Both have joined their respective national teams while Nicolas Loderio's status is still uncertain, putting pressure on Will Bruin and company to carry the load.