5:11 PM ET Italy recorded their first win since being crowned European champions as strikers Moise Kean and Giacomo Raspadori inspired a crushing 5-0 win over Lithuania to strengthen their grip on top spot in World Cup qualifying Group C. The two 21-year-olds impressed their manager by lighting up the first half, as Kean netted
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4:45 PM ET Poland scored a stoppage-time equaliser to bring an end to England‘s perfect start to World Cup qualification and secure an important 1-1 draw in Warsaw. Gareth Southgate’s side, who lost the Euro 2020 final to Italy on penalties in July, had won their opening five games in Group I. – UEFA WC
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12:06 PM ET Paris Saint-Germain have hit back strongly at LaLiga chief Javier Tebas after he mocked the age of their players and the spending of the French club, saying he should deal with the debt and “mismanagement” in LaLiga. Tebas, a long-standing critic of Qatar-backed PSG’s spending, told a news conference that the French
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2:19 PM ET Adriana Garcia Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni has called on the Premier League and other European competitions to stop preventing players from joining their respective national teams during international windows. The Premier League unanimously agreed last week to not release players that had been called up for international duty if they were going
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8:32 AM ET Associated Press Qatar has faced criticism from human rights organisations over the living and working conditions of workers helping to build stadiums. Getty Images Sweden’s football federation on Wednesday cancelled plans for a training camp in Qatar in January after Swedish clubs expressed concern about the 2022 World Cup host’s human rights record.
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9:23 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester City face the prospect of picking third choice goalkeeper Scott Carson for their Premier League clash against Leicester City on Saturday with No.1 Zack Steffen recovering from COVID-19. Eight Premier League players could miss the weekend’s fixtures after the Brazilian FA invoked a FIFA rule which prevents players from
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4:00 AM ET Sevilla’s record in Spain is brilliant except when they run into the three clubs that dominate. Will that change in 2021? Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images If Sevilla are to become Spain‘s champions for the first time in 76 years, which is feasible, then aside from the obvious goal of registering more points
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5:59 AM ET Memphis Depay was critical of his own performance in Netherlands‘ 6-1 World Cup qualifying victory over Turkey in Amsterdam on Tuesday despite the forward claiming a hat trick. The 27-year-old’s first international hat trick took him alongside Johan Cruyff on 33 goals but the Barcelona striker was not satisfied with his overall
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5:00 PM ET Reuters Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email Memphis Depay scored a hat trick as the Netherlands ran out 6-1 winners over 10-man Turkey at the Amsterdam Arena on Tuesday to go top of World Cup qualifying Group G on goal difference. It was the first international treble for the 27-year-old striker —
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4:49 PM ET Antoine Griezmann played chief tormentor as France sprung back into life to end a five-game winless streak by beating visitors Finland 2-0 in a World Cup Group D qualifier on Tuesday. Griezmann struck in each half after his partnership with Karim Benzema bore fruit in satisfying fashion to put the world champions
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4:41 PM ET United States midfielder Weston McKennie was sent home by U.S. manager Gregg Berhalter for spending a night outside of the team’s COVID-19 bubble, as well as bringing an unauthorized individual back inside the bubble to his hotel room on a different evening, both of which violated the team’s coronavirus protocols, sources have
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6:05 AM ET Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek has opened up about his lack of playing time at the club and said it has been “mentally difficult” at times. The 24-year-old moved to Old Trafford from Ajax last summer for £40 million but only started four Premier League games last season and was
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7:26 AM ET Tottenham Hotspur are expected to fine Cristian Romero and Giovani Lo Celso after the pair travelled to Brazil without permission to play for Argentina, sources have told ESPN. The Premier League had previously announced a decision supported by all 20 clubs that players would not be released for matches held in countries
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11:59 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Jesse Lingard has rejected a new contract at Manchester United as he seeks assurances about his first team prospects at Old Trafford, sources have told ESPN. Lingard has entered the final year of his deal and has been offered fresh terms to extend his stay at the club. However, the
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7:13 AM ET Barcelona‘s LaLiga fixture against Sevilla on Saturday has been postponed because of a clash with World Cup qualifiers in South America, the Spanish sports ministry announced Tuesday. LaLiga’s original request to have the game called off was rejected by the Spanish Football Federation [RFEF] last week, leading league president Javier Tebas to
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7:28 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Demetri Mitchell was Manchester United’s U23 player of the year in 2018 and tipped as a candidate for Jose Mourinho’s first-team squad. Getty Images For footballers up and down the U.K., the start of a new season is filled with hope. But for some, the big kick-off is just another reminder
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