Shaka Hislop recaps Real Madrid’s third defeat in four games but thinks it’s not a crisis just yet at the Bernabeu. Three minutes isn’t a very long time in football, as Karim Benzema can attest. That was how long it took during a home game last season for the Bernabeu to leap on the Frenchman’s
Can a combined North American football league between the U.S., Mexico and Canada even work? The FC panel have their say. ESPN’s Sam Borden joins Bob Ley to discuss what the 2026 tournament will look like and what kind of an impact it will have on the host nations. Sebi Salazar is joined by Sam
Ross Dyer and Paul Mariner face off ahead of the latest round of UEFA Nations League qualifiers. Germany forward Leroy Sane has said criticism from teammate Toni Kroos is driving him on to improve. Soon after being named the Premier League Young Player of the Year, Sane was axed from Germany’s World Cup squad by
Cristiano Ronaldo scored with a powerful first-time strike to help guide Juventus past Udinese at the Stadio Friuli. ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop unveils his latest power rankings, which see Juventus maintaining their top spot while Barcelona gain ground. The top two remain the same. Below Juve and PSG, though, Atleti have made a move up,
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.
The FC crew question Pep Guardiola’s decision to pick Riyad Mahrez to take a penalty against Liverpool following his less-than-impressive track record. After a scoreless draw between Liverpool and Man City, Craig Burley says we’re in for an exciting title race with three teams tied at the top. After a scoreless draw between Liverpool and
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. France’s Didier Deschamps believes Paul Pogba is misunderstood by football fans who think he only cares about himself but that he actually plays to get the
In spite of speculation that Real Madrid are interested in the talented winger, Craig Burley doesn’t think Raheem Sterling is quite at the level of a Galactico. The FC crew question Pep Guardiola’s decision to pick Riyad Mahrez to take a penalty against Liverpool following his less-than-impressive track record. The guys respond to your tweets
Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho thanks England boss Gareth Southgate for spotting his progress in the Bundesliga. Ross Dyer and Paul Mariner face off ahead of the latest round of UEFA Nations League qualifiers. Paul Mariner is delighted for Gareth Southgate’s England extension and breaks down the UEFA Nations League roster to face Croatia and Spain.
Ross Dyer and Paul Mariner face off ahead of the latest round of UEFA Nations League qualifiers. Paul Mariner is delighted for Gareth Southgate’s England extension and breaks down the UEFA Nations League roster to face Croatia and Spain. England’s Gareth Southgate insists players such as Chelsea’s Ross Barkley must take his chance and prove
Sixteen year old George Bello scored his first MLS goal in Atlanta United’s win over New England, but Atlanta lost Miguel Almiron to injury. Miguel Almiron is battling a left hamstring injury with Atlanta United trying to clinch the best regular-season record in Major League Soccer. The star midfielder is listed as week to week,
Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the Whisper. Here are today’s top five emerging whispers. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip.
Paul Mariner rates the sensibility of the latest transfer links, including potential comings and goings at Chelsea and Manchester United. The transfer window for all of Europe’s big five leagues is closed, but that doesn’t stop Transfer Talk from rummaging around about who will be moving where come January. City possess Sancho buy-back clause Manchester
ESPN FC’s Sid Lowe and the FC panel agree that Luis Enrique’s Spain have flipped the script on the old tiki-taka style of play. Steve Nicol and Brian McBride react to Spain’s relentless domination of World Cup runners-up Croatia in a surprising UEFA Nations League result. Spain forward Paco Alcacer is convinced he made the
Arsenal and Tottenham’s managers are kept apart at the photo call by veteran Spanish coach Gregorio Manzano. They may currently find themselves managing on opposite sides of the north London divide, but Mauricio Pochettino and Unai Emery looked to have (temporarily) put their differences aside this week. Arsenal manager Emery and Tottenham Hotspur boss Pochettino
After eight games of the Premier League season, Arsenal find themselves only two points off the top. It’s a remarkable record for a side still in transition under new boss Unai Emery, but it’s somewhat difficult to explain precisely how they’ve strung together six consecutive league victories, considering their fractured performances thus far. Emery is
Lucien Favre believes his youthful Borussia Dortmund team took time to grow into their UEFA Champions League clash against Monaco. Borussia Dortmund’s head of licenced player department Sebastian Kehl has said Jadon Sancho has no release clause in his new contract, though the club are aware “there will be enquiries” for the winger. Sancho, 18,
ESPN FC’s Craig Burley thinks Arsenal still has room to improve, but for now Unai Emery has the team thriving with a clear plan of attack. ESPN FC’s Craig Burley thinks Arsenal still has room to improve, but for now Unai Emery has the team thriving with a clear plan of attack. Arsenal win their
Italian police have arrested a man in relation to the attack that left Liverpool supporter Sean Cox in a critical condition outside Anfield in April. Merseyside Police said on Monday they had helped forces in Rome to arrest a 30-year-old man, who now faces extradition to the U.K. Cox, 53, from Dunboyne in Ireland, has
We were expecting entertainment but got very little. Still, you don’t need to spin too much for both Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola to turn the scoreless draw at Anfield into a positive. Klopp can say the result, after a very poor performance in Naples, shows his side have the mental strength to bounce back.