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5:07 AM ET Jurgen Klopp has raised concerns about the playing surface at the Stade de France ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid, saying it was an “interesting idea” to lay a new pitch less than 72 hours before kick-off in Paris. The entire grass surface at the stadium, which
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1:21 PM ET Cesar Hernandez Fernando Ortiz has been rewarded for an impressive spell in interim charge of Club America. AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo Club America have announced that interim coach Fernando Ortiz will continue to lead the team for the 2022 Apertura season. America and Ortiz have agreed to a one-year contract, sources confirmed to ESPN’s
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3:43 PM ET Teams from Belarus and Ukraine will be prevented from being drawn against each other in any UEFA competition going forward, the executive committee of European soccer’s governing body said on Friday. The move comes following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for which Belarus has been a key staging area. Teams from Russia and
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2:34 PM ET Thibaut Courtois has sent a warning to Liverpool with the Champions League trophy on the line by declaring: “When Real Madrid play a final, they win it.” Real face Liverpool in Saturday’s showpiece at the Stade de France aiming to lift the trophy for a record-extending 14th time. Since the European Cup
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2:31 AM ET Liverpool forward Sadio Mane will reveal his future plans only after Saturday’s Champions League final against Real Madrid, the Senegal international said on Thursday. Mane, who joined Liverpool in 2016 and has scored more than 120 goals for the Premier League club, was considering leaving Jurgen Klopp’s side in search of a
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7:20 AM ET Moises Llorens Rodrigo Faez AS Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni‘s transfer to Real Madrid has been held up due to a tax issue, multiple sources have confirmed ESPN. LaLiga champions Madrid are prepared to pay around €80 million to land Tchouameni, who joined Monaco for €20m from Bordeaux in 2020. However, the Spanish
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7:23 PM ET Associated Press Eduardo Berizzo previously spent close to two years in charge of Paraguay. Elvis Gonzalez – Pool/Getty Images Chile hired Eduardo Berizzo as national team coach on Thursday as they seek to recover from another disappointing performance in South American qualifying for the World Cup finals tournament. The Chilean soccer association said
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7:24 AM ET Investcorp said an agreement wasn’t reached to buy AC Milan. Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images Investcorp and U.S. fund Elliott have ended talks over the buyout of Italian champions AC Milan, a top executive of the Bahrain-domiciled asset manager said on Thursday. Reuters reported last week that Investcorp had put on hold its plans
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1:31 PM ET Ligue 1 president Vincent Labrune has hit back at his LaLiga counterpart Javier Tebas who attacked Paris Saint-Germain following Kylian Mbappe‘s contract extension, saying his denigration of the French league and its players was ‘unacceptable’. Mbappe, who had been linked with a move to Real Madrid, rejected an offer to join the
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7:45 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester United CEO Richard Arnold has called on fans to have patience with new manager Erik ten Hag, insisting that “success will not be achieved overnight.” Ten Hag officially took over on Monday after a season which saw United finish sixth in the Premier League and drop out of the
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9:55 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Luca Koleosho has received youth call ups from the United States and Canada. RCD Espanyol Espanyol forward Luca Koleosho has accepted a call up from Canada but has not closed the door on representing the United States men’s national team, a source familiar with the situation has told ESPN.
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10:27 PM ET Garang Kuol might have only been known among devotees of the A-League Men prior to Wednesday night, but his stirring cameo against Barcelona is likely to ensure his name is being discussed in much wider circles in the future. Kuol earned lavish praise from Barca boss Xavi Hernandez after coming off the
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6:48 PM ET An emotional Jose Mourinho celebrated an historic achievement having become the second manager to win five major European titles after Giovanni Trapattoni as his AS Roma side clinched the UEFA Europa Conference League on Wednesday. Mourinho, who had previously won the Champions League, Europa League and the UEFA Cup, completed a unique
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5:15 PM ET Associated Press AS Roma won their first major European title in more than 60 years as Nicolo Zaniolo‘s first-half goal earned the Italians a 1-0 victory over Feyenoord Rotterdam in the Europa Conference League final in Albania on Wednesday. The 22-year-old Zaniolo steered the ball home in the 32nd minute with a
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1:03 PM ET Adriana Garcia LaLiga president Javier Tebas has accused Paris Saint-Germain supremo and beIN Media Group chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi of having “too many conflicts of interest.” In the wake of Kylian Mbappe‘s decision to sign a lucrative new contract with PSG and reject an offer from Real Madrid, Tebas has hit out at
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9:55 AM ET Mohamed Salah has given Liverpool a major boost ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final against Real Madrid by confirming he will not leave the club this summer. The 29-year-old, who shared this season’s Premier League Golden Boot award with Tottenham Hotspur‘s Son Heung-Min, is out of contract at Anfield at the end
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5:21 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Joan Laporta has said Paris Saint-Germain duo Neymar and Lionel Messi‘s only chance of returning to Barcelona would be on a free transfer. The Barca president said it would make “no sense” to pay money for players that both previously played for the club. “Who doesn’t like Ney?”
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2:30 AM ET Liverpool‘s Jurgen Klopp was recognised for his side’s tilt at an unprecedented Quadruple this season as he was named the League Managers Association (LMA) and Premier League Manager of the Year on Tuesday. Chelsea’s Emma Hayes won the LMA’s Women’s Super League Manager of the Year award for her work in guiding
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11:03 AM ET Gareth Southgate said the rising issue of fan disorder is a reflection of society. Photo by Craig Mercer/MB Media/Getty Images Gareth Southgate has voiced his concern at an apparent rise in fan disorder at matches but fears any message he sends to England supporters ahead of their trip to Germany will be ignored.
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4:35 PM ET PSG head coach Didier Olle-Nicolle looks on during the UEFA Women’s Champions League semifinal first-leg match against Lyon in April. Getty Images Paris Saint-Germain women’s coach Didier Olle-Nicolle has been provisionally suspended following allegations of inappropriate behaviour, the club said in a statement on Tuesday. “Paris Saint-Germain was informed today of inappropriate actions
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