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04/25/2018   BBC Football
Liverpool want close to £200m for Mohamed Salah, Gareth Bale does not rule out Bayern Munich move, Anthony Martial leaving Man Utd, plus more.
04/25/2018   BBC Football
BBC Sport profiles Germany midfielder Dzsenifer Marozsan, a nominee for the BBC Women's Footballer of the Year 2018 award.
04/25/2018   BBC Football
Luke Giverin thought he might make it at Man Utd before rejection hit him hard - but he has rebuilt his life as a coach and trainee barber.
04/25/2018   USA Today - Soccer
Mexico's Chivas beat Toronto FC 4-2 on penalty kicks to win the CONCACAF Champions League and the right to play in the Club's World Cup for the first time in its history
      
 
 
04/25/2018   BBC Football
BBC Sport looks back at David Beckham's superb free-kick against Colombia at the 1998 World Cup in France - his first goal for England.
04/25/2018   Yardbaker Soccer
BBC Sport looks back at David Beckham's superb free-kick against Colombia at the 1998 World Cup in France - his first goal for England.
04/25/2018   Yardbaker Soccer
TFC surprise Chivas de Guadalajara in second leg to force penalties, but costly misses mean Reds will leave Mexico empty-handed.
04/25/2018   USA Today - Soccer
Eight of Fox's 12 World Cup match commentators will be American and four of its six crews will be based at the network's Los Angeles studios rather than in Russia
      
 
 
04/25/2018   USA Today - Soccer
LAFC is returning home for the opening of its brand-new downtown stadium
      
 
 
04/25/2018   BBC Football
Las Vegas Lights are the first professional 'soccer' team in Sin City since the 1970s. This is their story.
04/25/2018   USA Today - Soccer
Real Madrid substitute Marco Asensio struck to end Bayern Munich's unbeaten record at home this season and give his side a 2-1 win in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal
      
 
 
04/25/2018   BBC Football
Real Madrid took their chances to win at Bayern Munich but they are far from their previous form, says Pat Nevin.
04/25/2018   Seattle Times Sounders

Will Bruin may have 62 more career MLS goals than Sounders teammate Jordy Delem, but they both looked equally hopeless trying to celebrate scoring efforts in Sunday's win over Minnesota United FC
04/25/2018   BBC Football
Real Madrid take control of their Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich with an away victory in the first leg.
04/25/2018   Yardbaker Soccer
Cristiano Ronaldo earned yet another piece of Champions League history on Wednesday, despite seeing his goalscoring run come to an end.
04/25/2018   USA Today - Soccer
Argentines shocked by child prostitution ring at top soccer clubs that has become one of the most shameful scandals of country's sporting history
      
 
 
04/25/2018   BBC Football
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says the timing of the announcement of his departure from the club after nearly 22 years "was not really my decision".
04/25/2018   Yardbaker Soccer
Fenerbahce and Besiktas had their game abandoned. Fenerbahce and Besiktas will complete the remaining 33 minutes of their abandoned Turkish Cup semifinal clash next Thursday. The Istanbul clubs, who drew 2-2 in March's first leg, were unable to finish the return fixture at the Sucru Saracoglu Stadium on April 23 as trouble in the stands spread to the benches and the tunnel. Besiktas coach Senol Gunes was struck on the head by an object thrown from the crowd and the game was called off by the referee in the 57th minute, with the second-leg scoreline...
04/25/2018   Yardbaker Soccer
Bayern Munich lost two players to injury in the first half on Wednesday en route to their 2-1 defeat to Real Madrid in their Champions
04/25/2018   Yardbaker Soccer
Bayern Munich lost two players to injury in their Champions League semifinal first leg, as both Arjen Robben and
04/25/2018   ESPNSoccernet World Cup
ESPN FC's Steve Nicol worries that Chelsea might lose Thibaut Courtois if they don't act quickly and get him signed to a new contract. Steve Nicol says Chelsea will be favourites in the FA Cup final, but explains why their display against Southampton won't be good enough that day. Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and his father, Thierry, said they will initiate legal proceedings against former Belgium coach Marc Wilmots after he repeated claims the two leaked sensitive team information during Euro 2016. Wilmots told beIN SPORTS that his lineup could be seen on social media before it had been published prior to matches, meaning "a player has sold out the national team." The coach, who left his position after failing to lead Belgium past the quarterfinal stage of the 2014...
04/25/2018   Yardbaker Soccer
Wolves will play in the Premier League next season. Wolverhampton Wanderers have been given the blessing of the English Football League to continue their relationship with high-profile agent Jorge Mendes. A number of Wolves' Championship rivals, with Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani at the forefront, expressed concern at the influence of Mendes at Molineux. The "super agent" has no official title at Wolves but has a number of clients at the club, including boss Nuno Espirito Santo, £15 million midfielder Ruben Neves, attacker Diogo Jota, who is...
04/25/2018   USA Today - Soccer
      
 
 
04/25/2018   USA Today - Soccer
Midfielders Weston McKennie and Tyler Adams have played their way onto the top tier of the U.S. Soccer player pool along with defender Matt Miazga; Clint Dempsey, Jozy Alidore and Michael Bradley could return when competitive matches resume in 2019.
      
 
 
04/25/2018   Soccernet
Jose Mourinho believes Manchester United have enjoyed "evolution at almost every level" in his two seasons in charge at Old
04/25/2018   BBC Football
Liverpool and England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss the World Cup after suffering a knee injury.
04/25/2018   USA Today - Soccer
England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been ruled out the World Cup after sustaining knee-ligament damage playing for Liverpool in the Champions League semifinals against Roma.
      
 
 
04/25/2018   ESPNSoccernet World Cup
Martin Ainstein's latest stop on his tour of World Cup host cities takes him to Ekaterinburg, located on the border of Europe and Asia. The World Cup could have a total impact on the Russian economy of nearly $31 billion, organisers predicted on Wednesday. A new report on the economic impact of the tournament said the boost for the country's GDP could amount to between 1.62 trillion rubles ($26 billion) and 1.92 trillion rubles ($30.8 billion) over the 10 years from 2013 through to 2023. That's attributed to growing tourism plus large-scale spending on construction, plus later knock-on effects from those government investments....
04/25/2018   USA Today - Soccer
Star midfielder Christian Pulisic will be part of U.S. roster when Americans play Bolivia in May 28 exhibition in Philadelphia suburbs
      
 
 
04/25/2018   USA Today - Soccer
Organizers of this summer's World Cup predict it could boost the Russian the economy by nearly $31 billion and create 220,000 jobs
      
 
 
04/25/2018   ESPNSoccernet World Cup
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp sees the positives from his side's first leg against Roma, even though they gave up two goals in the second half. LIVERPOOL -- England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has suffered a "knee ligament injury" that will end his season with Liverpool and rule him out of the World Cup. Oxlade-Chamberlain was stretchered off early in the first half of Liverpool's 5-2 win over Roma in the first leg of the Champions League semifinal at Anfield on Tuesday. The midfielder underwent a scan on Wednesday where it was confirmed he had sustained a ligament injury, after Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp had said after the game...
04/25/2018   Soccernet
LIVERPOOL -- England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has suffered a "knee ligament injury" that will end his season with Liverpool and rule him
04/25/2018   BBC Football
A petition asking for Premier League and Championship clubs to be allowed to have safe-standing at their stadiums is signed by 100,000 people.
04/25/2018   USA Today - Soccer
Spartak Moscow and Zenit St. Petersburg have both been fined for racist chants by their fans in the latest incidents in the World Cup host nation Russia
      
 
 
04/25/2018   BBC Football
The English Football League approve the relationship between super agent Jorge Mendes and Championship winners Wolves.
04/25/2018   BBC Football
Preview followed by live coverage of Thursday's Europa League game between Arsenal and Atletico Madrid.
04/25/2018   Soccernet
Chivas Guadalajara are the new CONCACAF club champions. GUADALAJARA, Mexico -- Chivas defeated Toronto 4-2 on penalties to lift the CONCACAF Champions League trophy on Wednesday in Estadio Akron. Toronto won the second leg 2-1, equalling the aggregate score 3-3, to take the game to penalties, with U.S. international Michael Bradley missing the final spot kick to hand Chivas the title. Here are three takes from a tense night in Guadalajara: 1. Chivas scrape by as the MLS wait goes on Twelve long years have passed since a non-Mexican team has won the CONCACAF...
04/25/2018   Yardbaker Soccer
Arsene Wenger promises to continue working after he departs Arsenal at the end of the season. The FC panel believe Arsene Wenger could leave a bad taste in mouths of Arsenal fans if he doesn't handle his departure the right way. With the Arsenal managerial job now available, the FC crew assess the possible successors to Arsene Wenger and the challenges they will face. The FC crew discuss the timing of Arsene Wenger's decision to leave Arsenal, his legacy after 22 years at the club and what he will do next. Mark Ogden and Alison Bender reflect on Arsene Wenger's managerial legacy as he prepares to leave Arsenal after 22 years. Arsene Wenger delivers his verdict on Arsenal's win over West Ham, what the future holds for him after his 22-year tenure ends and more. 'One of the best.' 'He moved the goalposts.' Premier League managers are full of praise for outgoing Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. LONDON -- Arsene Wenger has said he has "a high opinion" of former
04/25/2018   Yardbaker Soccer
Guadalajara Toronto FC (4) 1 (2) 2 FT-Pens Leg 2Aggregate: 3 - 3Guadalajara wins 4-2 on Penalty Kicks. Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Chivas beat Toronto FC 4-2 on penalty kicks to win the CONCACAF Champions League after and book a spot in the team's first-ever Club World Cup in December, after the two-legged final finished 3-3 on aggregate. The hosts went into the match with a 2-1 aggregate lead from last week's first leg at BMO Field in Toronto and having never lost a home match to a MLS side in club history. An all-action opening 15 minutes saw Toronto nearly score first, when Jozy Altidore forced a save from Rodolfo Cota after...
04/25/2018   Soccernet
Guadalajara Toronto FC (4) 1 (2) 2 FT-Pens Leg 2Aggregate: 3 - 3Guadalajara wins 4-2 on Penalty Kicks. Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Chivas beat Toronto FC 4-2 on penalty kicks to win the CONCACAF Champions League and book a spot in the team's first-ever Club World Cup in December, after the two-legged final finished 3-3 on aggregate. The hosts went into the match with a 2-1 aggregate lead from last week's first leg at BMO Field in Toronto, having never lost a home match to a MLS side in club history. An all-action opening 15 minutes saw Toronto nearly score first, when Jozy Altidore forced a save from Rodolfo Cota after a Marky...
04/25/2018   BBC Football
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says the timing of the announcement of his departure from the club "was not really my decision".
04/25/2018   USA Today - Soccer
The relationship between agent Jorge Mendes and England's second-tier champion Wolverhampton Wanderers is no longer the subject of an investigation by the country's soccer authorities
      
 
 
04/25/2018   Soccernet
Substitute Marco Asensio's second-half strike proved decisive as Real Madrid held on at the Allianz Arena for a big win. Substitute Marco Asensio's second-half strike proved decisive as Real Madrid held on at the Allianz Arena for a big win. Relive the most memorable moments from Wednesday's UCL action, which saw Real Madrid come from behind to defeat Bayern in Munich. Craig Burley wonders if clinching the Bundesliga title so early led to Bayern's uneven performance in the first leg against Real Madrid. With Gareth Bale's limited playing time at Real Madrid, the ESPN FC panel assess his chances of joining Bayern Munich this summer. It was a bad case of Champions League deja vu for Bayern Munich, again taking a first-half lead but eventually slipping to a 2-1 first-leg defeat against the holders Real Madrid. Joshua Kimmich fired Bayern into a deserved lead on 28 minutes, but Marcelo equalised just before the break and substitute Marco Asensio took advantage of sloppy defending to score the winner on 56 minutes. Positives After losing the quarterfinal first leg 2-1 last season, injury-depleted Bayern went to the Bernabeu and...
04/25/2018   Yardbaker Soccer
Alejandro Moreno and Herculez Gomez break down everything that went wrong for Toronto against Chivas in the 1st leg of the CCL final. Will Chivas continue Mexico's CCL dominance, or will Toronto make history for MLS? Hercluez Gomez makes the case for both sides ahead of the final. Sebastian Giovinco believes Toronto FC's unwillingness to enter into new contract talks is a "a little bit" of a problem, the perennial All-Star told the Toronto Sun. The 31-year-old is the highest-paid player in Major League Soccer on a deal that paid him over $7 million last season but which expires after next season. And the playmaker said that while he is happy in Toronto, he is starting to be concerned that the MLS champions have declined to open negotiations. "I already talk, but they...
04/25/2018   Soccernet
Melbourne Victory have won their elimination final match against Adelaide United in front of an excited home crowd. Two goals in the second half proved invaluable as Melbourne City progressed to week two of the finals to face the Newcastle Jets. The top four A-League teams have predictably ended up in the semifinals, but there could yet be surprises in store for the season's end. On paper, Sydney FC remains the strongest side and firm favourites to claim championship glory. Having beaten their upcoming opponents Melbourne Victory in their last seven encounters, this status is more than justified. However, the Victory showed a steely resolve in their come-from-behind 2-1 win over Adelaide in Sunday's elimination match, and will be confident...
04/25/2018   Soccernet
United States international Christian Pulisic and his Borussia Dortmund teammates testified on Wednesday at the trial of the man who <a
04/25/2018   BBC Football
Kilmarnock's Kris Boyd, Hibernian's John McGinn and Celtic's Scott Brown and James Forrest are up for the PFA Scotland Premiership Player of the Year award.
04/25/2018   Soccernet
Melbourne Victory have won their elimination final match against Adelaide United in front of an excited home crowd. Two goals in the second half proved invaluable as Melbourne City progressed to week two of the finals to face the Newcastle Jets. Brisbane Roar veteran Jade North is the latest to leave the A-League club as coach John Aloisi continues to rebuild the franchise. North, 36, won a championship during his six seasons with the Roar while also earning 41 appearances for the Socceroos. Aloisi hinted at bulk changes to his squad in the aftermath of Friday's elimination final loss to Melbourne City and has been true to his word. Veteran Massimo Maccarone (38) was not offered a second-year contract at the club while Fahid Ben Khalfallah...
04/25/2018   ESPNSoccernet World Cup
FIFA president Gianni Infantino tells Gab Marcotti about his hopes that the 2018 and 2022 World Cups change negative perceptions of Russia and Qatar. ICC organizer Charlie Stillitano suggests Morocco's late 2026 World Cup bid is no match for the North American joint bid. Morocco's bid to host the 2026 World Cup must be allowed to reach the final vote without being disqualified in order to avoid any questions about the selection process, according to a senior FIFA official Reinhard Grindel. Morocco is considered an underdog to the joint bid from the United States, Mexico and Canada, and the country's bid leaders have already voiced fears that FIFA inspectors could disqualify them from the June vote by giving insufficient marks to their tournament plans. FIFA's inspection...
04/25/2018   Soccernet
Melbourne Victory have won their elimination final match against Adelaide United in front of an excited home crowd. Two goals in the second half proved invaluable as Melbourne City progressed to week two of the finals to face the Newcastle Jets. Wellington Phoenix chairman Rob Morrison has said recent media reports that the club's A-League licence is up for sale are off the mark. Although he did not flatly refute the speculation which claims the failing Phoenix have held discussions with at least two of the expansion candidates -- Southern Expansion (based in Sydney's south and South Coast regions) and a South West Sydney bid. Wellington's licence with Football Federation Australia expires at the end of the 2019-20 season. "It is not appropriate...
04/25/2018   BBC Football
Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani says the decision to go on a post-season tour of Myanmar was "carefully considered".
04/25/2018   Soccernet
Melbourne Victory have won their elimination final match against Adelaide United in front of an excited home crowd. Two goals in the second half proved invaluable as Melbourne City progressed to week two of the finals to face the Newcastle Jets. Terry Antonis knows a fair bit about Sydney FC and the big A-League stage. He played for the Sky Blues for five seasons. His last game came under Graham Arnold in 2015's Grand Final, lost 3-0 to new home Melbourne Victory. In between his stints for Sydney and Victory, Antonis sandwiched half a season for Western Sydney. There, he was part of the Wanderers side that denied Sydney an unbeaten A-League season with an epic derby win. Another major clash looms on Saturday when he wears Victory's navy...
04/25/2018   ESPNSoccernet World Cup
The FC panel believe Arsene Wenger could leave a bad taste in mouths of Arsenal fans if he doesn't handle his departure the right way. Arsene Wenger jokes that the tributes to him after the decision to leave Arsenal feel like witnessing his own funeral. Arsenal overcame a sluggish start and got Arsene Wenger's farewell tour off to a great start with a 4-1 win over West Ham at the Emirates. Arsenal overcame a sluggish start and got Arsene Wenger's farewell tour off to a great start with a 4-1 win over West Ham at the Emirates. Arsenal overcame a sluggish start and got Arsene Wenger's farewell tour off to a great start with a 4-1 win over West Ham at the Emirates. LONDON -- Mohamed Elneny should be fit in time for the World Cup but is likely to miss the rest of Arsenal's season, manager Arsene Wenger said. Elneny damaged ligaments in his left ankle after landing awkwardly in a 4-1 win over West Ham United at the Emirates on Sunday and there had been initial fears that the Egypt international's World Cup campaign could be in danger. However, Wenger eased those concerns at his news conference on Wednesday by saying Elneny could even be back for the team's final...
04/25/2018   BBC Football
Roma condemn the "abhorrent behaviour" of some fans after a Liverpool supporter was attacked before the Champions League semi-final.
04/25/2018   USA Today - Soccer
Arsene Wenger says the timing of his departure from Arsenal "was not really my decision," effectively confirming he was forced out of the English club he has managed for more than 21 years
      
 
 
04/25/2018   ESPNSoccernet World Cup
While at an event to help Special Olympics athletes coach children, Spain manager Julen Lopetegui looks ahead to the World Cup.
04/25/2018   Soccernet
Shanghai Shenhua head coach Wu Jingui. Defending Chinese FA Cup champions Shanghai Shenhua were forced to issue a public apology on Wednesday evening after they were knocked out of this year's competition by third tier side Nantong Zhiyun. Shenhua threw away a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 and exit the competition in the fourth round, when Chinese Super League sides enter the competition, and comes just five months after winning the title for the first time since 1998. "For the last two games, the team has had problems both in attack and...
04/25/2018   Soccernet
Clubs are slowly turning their eyes toward the summer window. Transfer Talk has updates on all the latest
04/25/2018   BBC Football
Alex and Sian Pratchett's homemade stickers went viral during Euro 2016 and the 2014 World Cup.
04/25/2018   Soccernet
MANCHESTER -- Manchester United are ready to rival Tottenham Hotspur for Ryan Sessegnon's signature this summer should Fulham cash in on the
04/25/2018   Soccernet
Substitute Marco Asensio's second-half strike proved decisive as Real Madrid held on at the Allianz Arena for a big win. Substitute Marco Asensio's second-half strike proved decisive as Real Madrid held on at the Allianz Arena for a big win. Relive the most memorable moments from Wednesday's UCL action, which saw Real Madrid come from behind to defeat Bayern in Munich. Marcelo and Marco Asensio handed Real Madrid a 2-1 advantage to take back to the Bernabeu as Real Madrid came from behind in the Allianz Arena to record a third consecutive Champions League away victory over Bayern Munich. Joshua Kimmich put the home side ahead in a first half that forced Jupp Heynckes into two early substitutions as Arjen Robben and Jerome Boateng both went off injured. Positives Real have now beaten Bayern on six consecutive occasions in Europe and while Zinedine Zidane's side...
04/25/2018   USA Today - Soccer
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says midfielder Mohamed Elneny should be fit to play for Egypt at the World Cup
      
 
 
04/25/2018   World Cup news

As we reach the half-way point in our 100-day countdown, we take a look back at some of the 50 hat-tricks scored at the FIFA World Cup.

04/25/2018   ESPNSoccernet World Cup
While there are subplots for both Bayern and Real Madrid, the entire FC panel is picking Madrid to go through to the UCL final. ESPN's Alison Bender previews the Champions League semi-final matches where Liverpool take on AS Roma and Real Madrid face Bayern Munich. The FC crew are split on whether Bayern Munich or Real Madrid is the likelier side to prevail in their Champions League semifinal tie. MUNICH -- Manuel Neuer has told Stern he not ruled out playing in the Champions League final if Bayern Munich can beat holders Real Madrid in the semifinal. Goalkeeper Neuer has broken his foot three times since last March and has made only three Bundesliga appearances this season, the last of them on Sept. 16. The 32-year-old Germany international had warned after having surgery that month that his recovery could take at least six months. "Everything has to be right, but it has motivated me very...
04/25/2018   BBC Football
Arsenal keep pressure on their rivals in the race for a Women's Champions League spot with a big home win over Liverpool in Women's Super League One.
04/25/2018   Soccernet
Relive the most memorable moments from Wednesday's UCL action, which saw Real Madrid come from behind to defeat Bayern in Munich.
04/25/2018   Soccernet
Chelsea coach Antonio Conte has said that his team won't be the favourites when they face Manchester United in the FA Cup final. Relive a wild night in the UEFA Champions League, which saw Liverpool triumph over Roma in a semifinal that is not quite done and dusted. Liverpool's inability to close out matches comes back to haunt them as Roma score two late goals and rescue a glimmer of hope heading into leg two. Liverpool have one foot in the Champions League final after thrashing Roma 5-2 on Tuesday night. Roma managed to get a couple of goals back after being dominated for pretty much the entirety of the match, losing their heads and failing to defend. Manchester United fans are clinging on to the hope that Roma can have a better showing during the second leg of the semi-final, seeing as how they overturned a 4-1 deficit against a much better Barcelona team in the previous round. But evidence from Anfield...
04/25/2018   Soccernet
A late equaliser by Lebogang Maboe denied Mamelodi Sundowns the chance to wrap up the PSL title on Wednesday as they were held to a 2-2 draw away at Maritzburg United. Maritzburg came from behind to deny Sundowns the three points they needed to effectively secure a third title in the last five years. Orlando Pirates' rampant 4-0 win over outgoing champions Bidvest Wits at the same time - in a match played behind closed doors - means they cut the gap at the top to four points with two rounds left. Sundowns...
04/25/2018   Soccernet
Bayern Munich lost two players to injury in the first half on Wednesday en route to their 2-1 defeat to Real Madrid in their Champions
04/25/2018   Soccernet
MUNICH -- In an interview earlier this week, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admitted that he has never brought himself to watch again the
04/25/2018   Soccernet
Forward Thomas Muller said Bayern Munich were "too naive" as he and his manager both rued a number of missed chances in Wednesday's 2-1 home defeat to Real
04/25/2018   USA Today - Soccer
After an almost flawless qualifying campaign, Iran will find it far tougher at the World Cup
      
 
 
04/25/2018   USA Today - Soccer
Liverpool is back in Europe's elite with an unfashionable and functional central midfield that is proving just as effective as the star-laden engine room of a decade ago
      
 
 
04/25/2018   USA Today - Soccer
Police say two men from Rome have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following an assault before a Champions League game that left a Liverpool fan in critical condition
      
 
 
04/25/2018   BBC Football
Trent Alexander-Arnold says Liverpool are confident they can 'score' in Rome. Liverpool lead 5-2 after the first leg of the Champions League semi-final.
04/25/2018   BBC Football
Jurgen Klopp says there is still work for Liverpool to do in Rome if they are to progress to the Champions League final.
04/25/2018   ESPNSoccernet World Cup
The ESPN FC panel delve into Tottenham's inability to hold leads in important games following their FA Cup semifinal defeat against Man United. Mark Ogden and Dan Kilpatrick discuss Tottenham's continual lack of silverware as Manchester United knock them out of the FA Cup semifinal. Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-Min could miss the start of next season because he wants to play in the Asian Games, according to South Korea's under-23 coach. If Son, 25, wins a gold medal at the Games, he will be exempt from military service, a mandatory 21-month period for all able-bodied South Korean males under 27. The games run from Aug. 18 to Sept. 1, with the start of the new Premier League season due to start on Aug. 11. Son is already set to play in the World Cup for South Korea, who...
04/25/2018   World Cup news

FIFA.com hears from Australia defender Bailey Wright who talks of his experiences under new coach Bert van Marwijk, and his hunger to feature at Russia 2018 after watching from the sidelines in Brazil.

04/24/2018   USA Today - Soccer
A senior FIFA official from Germany says Morocco's bid to host the 2026 World Cup must not be disqualified before the vote in June
      
 
 
04/24/2018   USA Today - Soccer
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain likely sustained a "really bad" injury against Roma in Champions League on Tuesday
      
 
 
04/24/2018   USA Today - Soccer
Mohamed Salah produced two world-class finishes and set up goals for Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino to lead Liverpool to a 5-2 win over former club Roma on Tuesday.
      
 
 
04/24/2018   World Cup news

Egypt star Mahmoud Hassan 'Trezeguet' can pride himself on having earned the confidence of coach Hector Cuper, becoming a stalwart of the team set to dispute the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

04/24/2018   Yardbaker Soccer
Liverpool has one foot in the Champions League final. But it’s the final 10 minutes that’s going to allow a little bit of doubt to creep in.Here’s how it goes: Liverpool would put five goals past Roma at Anfield on Tuesday afternoon. Five goals. That should be enough to see them through to the UCL final, of course. But here’s the thing: for 80 minutes, Roma would barely show signs of life. And then they would strike twice in five minutes. Despite Mo Salah’s absolutely fabulous performance (again), with two goals and two assists, the door is still open for Roma, After all, they would beat Barcelona 3-0 at home to overturn a 4-1 first leg defeat just to get into the semi-final. And just like we all assumed Barcelona would score at least once in Rome in their second leg, we’re going to also assume that Liverpool scores at least once during the second leg in Rome.Because right now, there is no stopping Salah. There is no stopping Roberto Firmino. And when those two along with the likes of Sadio Mané are all on fo
04/24/2018   World Cup news

With 51 days until the action gets under way at Russia, we take a look at the number of players to represent one of the long-absent participants this year: Peru.

04/24/2018   World Cup news

Julen Lopetegui has hailed the form of Andres Iniesta leading into Russia 2018 and the way he can win opposing supporters over.

04/24/2018   ESPNSoccernet World Cup
Sergei Eremenko FIFA has cleared teenage midfielder Sergei Eremenko to play for Russia at the World Cup by approving his change of national eligibility from Finland. A request by the Russian Football Union was approved on Monday, FIFA said. The 19-year-old Eremenko was born in Russia and currently plays on loan at Spartak Moscow. His father, Alexei, has Finnish citizenship after playing and coaching there for much of his career. Sergei Eremenko represented Finland at youth level, following his elder brothers Alexei...
04/24/2018   ESPNSoccernet World Cup
Stoke City took the early lead from Badou Ndiaye's strike, but couldn't hold on as Burnley's Ashley Barnes leveled the score in the 2nd half. Stoke City took the early lead from Badou Ndiaye's strike, but couldn't hold on as Burnley's Ashley Barnes leveled the score in the 2nd half. Stoke City took the early lead from Badou Ndiaye's strike, but couldn't hold on as Burnley's Ashley Barnes leveled the score in the 2nd half. Steven Defour told La Derniere Heure is not optimistic he will be fit enough to make Belgium's World Cup squad even though his recovery from knee surgery is ahead of schedule. Defour, 30, has not played for Burnley since a 1-0 defeat to Manchester United on Jan. 20 after requiring an operation to repair damaged cartilage. The midfielder was part of the Belgium squad for November's internationals with Japan and Mexico, and would have been expected to feature in coach Roberto Martinez's plans for...
04/24/2018   World Cup news

It is every footballers’ dream to shine in the big moments of a match or a competition. Panama captain Roman Torres can consider himself fortunate to have created such moments on more than one occasion.

04/24/2018   World Cup news

Andreas Bjelland has waited almost eight years for his FIFA World Cup chance, with Denmark returning to the global stage for the first time since South Africa 2010. FIFA.com spoke to the Brentford defender about the road to Russia and his hopes for the global finals. 

04/24/2018   World Cup news

With his eye-catching long hair and even more noticeable style of play, iconic Colombian goalkeeper Rene Higuita shares FIFA World Cup™ memories and explains how he changed the game.

04/23/2018   ESPNSoccernet World Cup
Sweden coach Janne Andersson says Zlatan Ibrahimovic must pick up the phone and call if he has any chance of being included in this summer's World Cup squad. Ibrahimovic retired from international football after Euro 2016, but he has dropped regular hints in recent months that he would like to return for the World Cup. The LA Galaxy forward said last week "I am going to the World Cup, yes!" -- although he would not say whether his role would be as a player or pundit. And speaking to German outlet...
04/23/2018   World Cup news

Fyodor Smolov: "I’ll hit my peak at the World Cup"

04/23/2018   ESPNSoccernet World Cup
Arsene Wenger jokes that the tributes to him after the decision to leave Arsenal feel like witnessing his own funeral. Aaron Ramsey delivers a heartfelt message to Arsene Wenger after the Gunners' four-goal haul against West Ham. Arsene Wenger delivers his verdict on Arsenal's win over West Ham, what the future holds for him after his 22-year tenure ends and more. Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has suffered ankle ligament damage but could be back before the end of the season, the club said&nbsp;on Monday. Egypt international Elneny was taken off on a stretcher during Sunday's 4-1 over West Ham after landing awkwardly and rolling his ankle, sparking fears over his participation at the World Cup. An Arsenal statement said the midfielder had undergone scans on both Sunday and Monday and added: "We can confirm that Mo Elneny has sustained ligament damage...
04/23/2018   World Cup news

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04/23/2018   ESPNSoccernet World Cup
ICC organizer Charlie Stillitano suggests Morocco's late 2026 World Cup bid is no match for the North American joint bid. FIFA president Gianni Infantino tells Gab Marcotti about his hopes that the 2018 and 2022 World Cups change negative perceptions of Russia and Qatar. Morocco's World Cup bid is facing fresh scrutiny this week with the arrival of another delegation from FIFA after an initial task force found deficiencies in the proposals for the 2026 tournament. In a downbeat conclusion to the visit by the FIFA inspectors last week, Morocco's bid leader acknowledged it had to improve the quality of the submission made to FIFA in March because inadequacies were identified by football's governing body. The previously unplanned second inspection of Morocco is an...
04/23/2018   ESPNSoccernet World Cup
FIFA president Gianni Infantino tells Gab Marcotti about his hopes that the 2018 and 2022 World Cups change negative perceptions of Russia and Qatar. ESPN's Alison Bender takes you behind the scenes where the likes of Neymar, Ronaldo and Eden Hazard were on hand to reveal Nike's World Cup kits. This article has been edited and first appeared on ESPN FC on May 30, 2014. While the World Cup is mostly memorable for the goals and brilliant moments of skill it produces, it has also seen the finest goalkeeping football has to offer. Here are 10 of the best saves from down the years ... 10. Peter Shilton, England vs. Cameroon, 1990 England's World Cup team from 1990 is often romanticised -- and with good reason -- but it's easy to forget that they were pretty lucky to reach the semifinals. From...
04/22/2018   Seattle Times Sounders

04/22/2018   Seattle Times Sounders

The addition of Osvaldo Alonso for his first start of the season in the defensive midfield enabled the Sounders to push Cristian Roldan further upfield and swarm the porous Minnesota defense.
04/22/2018   Seattle Times Sounders

Osvaldo Alonso's return to a starting defensive midfield role means Cristian Roldan can be pushed up to the attacking triangle alongside his younger brother, Alex, as the Sounders seek their first home win Sunday against Minnesota United FC
04/22/2018   ESPNSoccernet World Cup
Arsene Wenger delivers his verdict on Arsenal's win over West Ham, what the future holds for him after his 22-year tenure ends and more. LONDON -- Arsene Wenger says Mohamed Elneny's ankle injury "doesn't look too good" but that it is too soon know if it will threaten his World Cup chances with Egypt. Elneny was carried off on a stretcher during Sunday's 4-1 Premier League win against West Ham, less than two months before he is due at the World Cup with Egypt. "Unfortunately it doesn't look too good," Wenger said. "He has an X-ray, but I don't know how bad it is. But it doesn't look too good." Elneny, who was initially suspended...