Month: June 2022

5:05 PM ET Adriana Garcia Paris Saint-Germain have signed the highly-rated Portugal midfielder Vitor Ferreira “Vitinha” from Porto, the French champions announced on Thursday. PSG triggered the player’s €40m release clause to see off competition from Premier League clubs and land the 22-year-old. Vitinha, 22, has put pen to paper on a five-year deal. –
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12:01 PM ET Associated Press Jordan Pefok is in contention for a place on the United States men’s national team roster for the 2022 World Cup. Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Union Berlin has signed American forward Jordan Pefok to spearhead its fourth season in the Bundesliga and second in European soccer. The 26-year-old Pefok,
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7:11 AM ET Adriana Garcia Ernesto Valverde is Athletic Club’s longest-serving manager following two previous spells at the club. GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP via Getty Images Former Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has returned to Athletic Club for a third spell as coach, the LaLiga side announced on Thursday. Valverde, 58, had been out of a job since being
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6:24 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Barcelona have made a third bid worth more than €40 million for striker Robert Lewandowski but have received no response from Bayern Munich, sources have told ESPN. Lewandowski, 33, said in May that his “story at Bayern is over” and wishes to leave the club he enters the
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4:24 AM ET Tottenham Hotspur are closing in on signing Everton forward Richarlison for what is expected to be a club-record fee in the region of £60 million, sources have told ESPN. The Brazil international is set to agree terms on a five-year deal and a formal announcement could be made within the next 48
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5:26 AM ET Adriana Garcia Thiago Silva believes Brazil teammate Neymar should join him at Chelsea this summer. Uncertainty over Neymar’s future at Paris Saint-Germain has grown in recent weeks, with reports claiming that the French giants are willing to sell him in this transfer window. – Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only)–
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7:41 PM ET Three Boca Juniors fans were arrested for racist insults during their Copa Libertadores match against Corinthians on Tuesday. Getty Images Three supporters of Argentine side Boca Juniors were arrested for making racist insults after their 0-0 draw away to Brazil’s Corinthians in the Copa Libertadores, the Public Security Department of Sao Paulo said
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4:46 PM ET Associated Press Serie A CEO Luigi De Siervo stands with the Scudetto, awarded to the league’s winner each season. Getty Images Starting next season, the Serie A title will be decided by a playoff if the top two teams finish with the same number of points. The Italian football federation announced the rule
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6:05 PM ET Associated Press Cristiano Ronaldo is asking a U.S. judge to order a woman’s lawyer to pay the international soccer star more than $626,000 after claiming in a failed lawsuit seeking millions of dollars that Ronaldo raped the woman in Las Vegas nearly a decade earlier. In a bluntly worded court document, Ronaldo’s
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2:08 PM ET Romelu Lukaku has completed a stunning return to Inter Milan on loan from Chelsea, the Serie A club announced on Wednesday. Lukaku, 29, endured a tough 2021-22 season following his €115 million move to Stamford Bridge from Inter last summer, scoring eight goals in 26 Premier League appearances. – Preseason schedule: When,
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2:56 PM ET All signs point to the tournament hosts being the runaway favorites to win it all, but we’ve said that before about England. Will this year be different? Marc Atkins/Getty Images The summer’s major European tournament is upon us. The UEFA Women’s Euro, a 16-team affair featuring four former champions, one debutant, 30 of
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9:16 AM ET Alex Kirkland Rodrigo Faez Antoine Griezmann is on a two-year loan at Atletico Madrid from Barcelona. Maria Jose Segovia/DeFodi Images via Getty Images Atletico Madrid expect Antoine Griezmann to stay at the club next season, sources have told ESPN, despite the financial squeeze which has seen them struggling to meet their LaLiga-imposed salary
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6:33 AM ET Organisers have sold 1.8 million tickets for the World Cup in Qatar, world football governing body FIFA said on Wednesday ahead of the next round of ticket sales that opens on Tuesday. There is a special category of tickets available only to residents of the host nation, and fans in the Gulf
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