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7:55 PM ET Lionel Messi said he felt “disrespected” by Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal and blasted the referee after Argentina beat the Dutch 4-3 on penalties in a thrilling World Cup quarterfinal at Lusail Iconic Stadium in Qatar on Friday. Messi assisted Argentina’s first goal for Nahuel Molina and then scored a second from
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9:55 PM ET ESPN News Services LUSAIL, Qatar — Grant Wahl, one of the most well-known soccer writers in the United States, died early Saturday while covering the World Cup match between Argentina and the Netherlands. He was 48. U.S. media seated near him said Wahl collapsed while in the media press box at Lusail
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3:13 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent EDUCATION CITY, Qatar — Croatia were able to battle back and stun Brazil in their World Cup quarterfinal because they have been “raised as fighters,” according to goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic. Livakovic put in a man-of-the-match performance with 10 saves across the 120 minutes before also stopping Rodrygo‘s penalty in the
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12:40 PM ET DOHA, Qatar — Gareth Southgate has insisted Ben White left the England camp for personal reasons and played down suggestions of a bust-up between the Arsenal defender and his assistant coach Steve Holland. The Football Association released a statement on Nov. 30 revealing that the 25-year-old was departing Qatar with an accompanying
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6:37 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent DOHA, Qatar — Portugal coach Fernando Santos has said it’s “high time” to leave Cristiano Ronaldo alone after facing another news conference dominated by questions about the striker. Speaking on Friday, Santos gave a detailed account of a conversation with Ronaldo during which he told the 37-year-old he would be
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2:48 AM ET Attendances in the Women’s Super League (WSL) are up 200% on last season, FA Director of the Women’s Professional Game Kelly Simmons said, as women’s football continues to break records. A new WSL record attendance was set in September when 47,367 spectators turned out to watch Arsenal beat north London rivals Tottenham
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10:02 AM ET DOHA, Qatar — Louis van Gaal was at his entertaining best ahead of the Netherlands‘ World Cup quarterfinal clash with Argentina, as he admitted he was sad at Angel Di Maria‘s criticism of him, revealed his love for Memphis Depay and also gave a cryptic answer on the team’s plans to combat
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5:29 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester United are working on a deal to sign Switzerland goalkeeper Yann Sommer on a free transfer next summer, sources have told ESPN. Sommer is set to leave Borussia Monchengladbach when his contract expires at the end of the season. – Stream on ESPN+: LaLiga, Bundesliga, more (U.S.) United are
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12:35 PM ET Arsenal beat Lyon 3-0 in a friendly in Dubai on Thursday as those players not involved in the World Cup in Qatar kicked off their preparations for the return of the Premier League later this month. All thee goals at the Al Maktoum Stadium came in the first half. Gabriel began the
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2:53 PM ET France midfielder Youssouf Fofana is confident that striker Kylian Mbappe will have the last word against England in their quarterfinal on Saturday after Kyle Walker said he would not let the striker stand in the way of his World Cup ambitions. The battle between England right back Walker and France’s top scorer
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3:42 PM ET Qatar has launched a work safety investigation into the death of a Filipino worker, officials said on Thursday, following reports that the man died while working at a training site during the World Cup. Qatar’s treatment of migrant workers has come under enormous scrutiny during the build-up to the tournament, with human
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1:42 PM ET Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser al-Khelaifi has said he is confident Lionel Messi will stay at the club and expressed his interest in signing Manchester United‘s Marcus Rashford on a free transfer. Messi’s contract at PSG runs out next June and reports have linked the Argentina captain with a move to Major League
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