Daniel Amokachi and Andrew Kabuura discuss Germany’s youthful Confederations Cup side and why they believe they’ve been so successful. England manager Gareth Southgate is to fly to Russia for a second Confederations Cup scouting trip this weekend in order to watch Germany and Chile in Sunday’s final in St Petersburg, sources have told ESPN FC.
Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner has told The Times that the Garcia report into corruption around the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids is “not even worth the paper it has been written on” and questioned why U.S. Soccer was absolved after he and Sepp Blatter met President Barack Obama. The report, produced by American
Australian soccer bosses say they won’t make the same mistakes again after a report detailed evidence of the nation making improper payments in its failed 2022 World Cup bid. A fortnight after Australia announced its intent to bid for the 2023 Women’s World Cup, the report found evidence suggested the nation made improper payments to
Down 2-0, and having few chances, Minnesota were able to pull level with Vancouver with some gritty team play. Minnesota United FC has agreed to terms on a deal with winger Sam Nicholson that will make him a Loon through 2019, sources have told ESPN FC. Nicholson, 22, leaves Scotland as a free agent after
Gab Marcotti reports from Moscow on the atmosphere at the Confederations Cup and Russia’s preparations for the 2018 World Cup. Mark Ogden discusses the uncertainties surrounding stadiums such as Fisht Stadium in Sochi ahead of the 2018 World Cup. The United States’ effort to host the 2022 World Cup was found to have generally followed
Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette over recent season’s has displayed why he’s considered one of the best strikers in Europe. Antoine Griezmann’s new deal provided some much-needed good news for Atletico Madrid in the wake of their transfer ban being upheld earlier this month. Atletico had not planned for the summer like a club expecting to be
Club 1872 becomes Rangers’ second-biggest shareholder. Mike Ashley has sold his shareholding in Rangers, with the club’s largest supporters’ group buying half his Ibrox stake. The news comes two days after Rangers chairman Dave King brokered a pact with the Sports Direct chief that provides the Ibrox club with a new £5 million-a-year retail deal.
Carlos ‘Gullit’ Pena was once one of the best players in Mexico, says Pedro Caixinha. Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha says he hopes to help new signing Carlos “Gullit” Pena recover the form that once made him among “the best in Mexico.” The Scottish club officially unveiled Pena and Eduardo Herrera as their seventh and eighth signings of
The guys respond to your tweets about Stevie taking over at Rangers, choosing Jamie Vardy or Fernando Torres, and more. Pedro Caixinha has further strengthened his squad with the signings of Mexican pair Carlos Pena and Eduardo Herrera as he prepares his Rangers side for the upcoming season. Pena and Herrera, both Mexico internationals, are
Mark Allen, right, guided Manchester City’s academy for the past seven years. Mark Allen is to leave his role as Manchester City academy director to become Rangers’ director of football. The 54-year-old has been at the Etihad Stadium for more than seven years, and revolutionised the Premier League club’s youth set-up, but feels the time
Jonny Hayes has moved to Celtic for next season. Jonny Hayes, the only non-Celtic member on the Scottish player of the year shortlist, joined the champions in a move from Aberdeen on Saturday. Celtic signed Hayes. who opened the scoring against the Hoops in the Scottish Cup final last month before ending up on the losing
The FC guys answer questions regarding Ronaldo’s peak age, Sergio Ramos’ diving, and Mohamed Salah’s fit with Liverpool. Monday’s latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC’s What’s Trending… CHELSEA: Chelsea are waiting to discover if Eden Hazard will be fit for the start of next season after he fractured his right ankle.
Alexandre Lacazette had appeared likely to join Atletico Madrid before the CAS decision. Atletico Madrid are unlikely to drop their interest in Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette and will “come knocking” for him again, Antoine Griezmann has told Telefoot. Last week, the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld the transfer ban imposed on Atleti, meaning they
Gary Mabbutt enjoyed a 16-year spell at Tottenham. Former Tottenham captain Gary Mabbutt will undergo heart surgery on Monday, the club have announced. Mabbutt, 55, was admitted to hospital on Monday morning after suffering from chest pains and breathlessness. Everyone at the Club wishes our legendary former captain a speedy recovery. Get well soon, Mabbsy!
Cristiano Ronaldo believes winning the Champions League for the fourth time is as sweet as his first with Manchester United. It is the Super Cup of UEFA’s dreams: Real Madrid vs. Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo reunited with Jose Mourinho, David De Gea vs. Gareth Bale — one way or another. Real’s Champions League triumph in
Gab Marcotti and Dan Thomas evaluate the latest transfer rumours, including Man United’s need for a target forward. Liverpool’s first major move of the summer looks likely to be for AS Roma winger Mohamed Salah, with a fee of around £35 million being reported. Although Roma’s president Jim Pallotta gave a radio interview to deny
Stewart Robson explains why Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon may be the right fit at Tottenham. Of the three first-team players that joined Tottenham last summer and failed to live up to expectations, Vincent Janssen is probably the one who most divides opinion. The majority of supporters surely expect Moussa Sissoko and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou to leave, providing
The FC crew mull over whom Ernesto Valverde might target in the transfer market now that he is Barcelona’s next manager. Arda Turan will not leave Barcelona this summer despite reports that a move to Arsenal is at an advanced stage, his agent has said. Turan, 30, has struggled to break into the side on
Benfica’s Brazilian goalkeeper Emerson Moraes is heading to Manchester City. For the first time since summer 2012, Manchester City are going to have to spend money on their full-backs. With the confirmed departures of Pablo Zabaleta, Bacary Sagna and Gael Clichy, there’s only Aleksandar Kolarov remaining who can fill the wide defensive berth — and
Manchester City have agreed a deal for Benfica’s Brazilian goalkeeper Emerson Moraes for a fee of 40 million euros. Pep Guardiola’s right-hand man has dismissed suggestions that the Catalan’s first season at Manchester City was a “disaster” and says that anyone who cannot see the progress being made by the club must have “bandages over