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Is Pulisic under threat at Chelsea as Werner and Ziyech prepare to arrive at Stamford Bridge?

Is Pulisic under threat at Chelsea as Werner and Ziyech prepare to arrive at Stamford Bridge?

ESPN’s James Olley reacts to rumours Chelsea are turning their attention from Sancho to Havertz. Christian Pulisic recently claimed that “nobody even noticed me” on his first day with the Chelsea squad. As the Blues’ summer transfer strategy begins to take shape, he could be forgiven for wondering if that is still the case. The …

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Messi in mural masterpieces: La Liga marks return with stunning street art in cities around the world

ESPN Sid Lowe: Now’s the time for Hazard to make good at Real Madrid Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund via Getty Images Claudio Reyna went to Germany at 21 and went on to become a USMNT legend. Now his son Gio, 17, is doing the same. Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images From Jordan Henderson’s barber to …

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Ex-Milan president Berlusconi targeting Ibrahimovic, Kaka at Monza

Ex-Milan president Berlusconi targeting Ibrahimovic, Kaka at Monza

Gab Marcotti provides an update regarding Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s injury and his contract situation at AC Milan. Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens discuss where Ibrahimovic could end up if he leaves AC Milan this summer. Herculez Gomez and Jose del Valle respond to Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s comments about “The Last Dance.” ESPN FC’s Mark Ogden explains why …

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Arsenal, Tottenham want clubs to kneel in Floyd tribute when Premier League returns - sources

Arsenal, Tottenham want clubs to kneel in Floyd tribute when Premier League returns – sources

ESPN’s Taylor Twellman reflects on the anti-racism protests by players throughout the Bundesliga. Arsenal and Tottenham are among the Premier League clubs ready to back a widespread show of support for the Black Lives Matter movement when matches resume next week, sources have told ESPN. The matter is one of several issues to be discussed …

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Milan forward Castillejo robbed at gunpoint, has watch stolen

Milan forward Castillejo robbed at gunpoint, has watch stolen

By Andrew Cesare Richardson Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens discuss Ismael Bennacer’s rumoured transfer to Manchester City. Gab Marcotti provides an update regarding Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s injury and his contract situation at AC Milan. FC Cincinnati manager Jaap Stam recalls AC Milan’s loss to Liverpool in the 2005 UEFA Champions League final. AC Milan forward Samu …

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Looking back on Nigeria’s 2010 World Cup campaign, marred by scandal and controversy

Nigerian football has never been inured from controversy, especially at major tournaments. Their first FIFA World Cup appearance in 1994 saw allegations of indulgent behavior come to light post-event; in 1998, players revolted against Philip Troussier and his “unfamiliar” deployment of the 3-5-2 formation, leading to the last-minute appointment of Bora Milutinovic; and then 2002, …

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Liverpool potential title clincher vs. Everton to be played at Goodison Park

Liverpool potential title clincher vs. Everton to be played at Goodison Park

Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens discuss Jurgen Klopp’s comments about holding the parade during next season. Maya Yoshida says he recognised Virgil van Dijk would become a top footballer when they played together at Southampton. The Merseyside derby between Liverpool and Everton on June 21 will take place at Goodison Park, it was announced on …

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As Serie A nears return, Maya Yoshida is ready to steer Sampdoria clear of relegation

As Serie A nears return, Maya Yoshida is ready to steer Sampdoria clear of relegation

Southampton loanee Maya Yoshida says his goal is to keep Sampdoria out of the relegation zone when Serie A returns. With Serie A set to return next weekend, Sampdoria‘s on-loan centre-back Maya Yoshida is ready to play his part in his club’s battle against relegation. Sampdoria are 16th on the table and just one point …

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Ghana at the 2010 World Cup: An oral history of the Black Stars’ campaign in South Africa

Ghana‘s run to the FIFA World Cup quarterfinals in 2010, the first edition to be hosted on African soil, remains one of the greatest performances in the continent’s sporting history, and one of the most memorable campaigns since the tournament began in 1930. African teams have reached the World Cup quarterfinals only three times, and …

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Which Africans are facing relegation in Europe's big leagues?

Which Africans are facing relegation in Europe’s big leagues?

As European competitions resume following the coronavirus suspension, ESPN examines the state of play at the bottom of the five major leagues, and profiles the Africans still in danger of the drop. Southampton, seven points clear of the dropzone in 14th, have some breathing space, but the bottom six are set to battle it out …

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Transfer Talk: Spurs to give Olivier Giroud a lifeline amid Chelsea revamp

ESPN Adding Havertz would give Chelsea ‘unbelievable’ flexibility Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund via Getty Images Claudio Reyna went to Germany at 21 and went on to become a USMNT legend. Now his son Gio, 17, is doing the same. Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images From Jordan Henderson’s barber to lifelong season-ticket holders, supporters are ready …

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As Serie A nears return, Maya Yoshida is ready to keep Sampdoria above relegation

As Serie A nears return, Maya Yoshida is ready to keep Sampdoria above relegation

Southampton loanee Maya Yoshida says his goal is to keep Sampdoria out of the relegation zone when Serie A returns. With Serie A set to return next weekend, Sampdoria’s on-loan centre-back Maya Yoshida is ready to play his part in his club’s battle against relegation. Sampdoria are 16th on the table and just one point …

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N'Golo Kante back in Chelsea training despite coronavirus concerns

N’Golo Kante back in Chelsea training despite coronavirus concerns

ESPN’s Alexis Nunes and Mark Ogden discuss how current signings may impact next year’s Premier League title race. Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has made a return to full contact training on Tuesday ahead of the Premier League restart next week. Kante had been training individually at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground after he expressed concerns over …

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Yoshida knew Virgil van Dijk would become one of the world's best

Yoshida knew Virgil van Dijk would become one of the world’s best

Maya Yoshida says he recognised Virgil van Dijk would become a top footballer when they played together at Southampton. Southampton loanee Maya Yoshida says his goal is to keep Sampdoria out of the relegation zone when Serie A returns. Sampdoria and Japan defender Maya Yoshida said he always knew former teammate Virgil van Dijk would …

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Manchester United friendly against Stoke called off after positive test – sources

ESPN’s Alexis Nunes and Mark Ogden discuss how current signings may impact next year’s Premier League title race. Manchester United had a friendly with Stoke City cancelled on Tuesday after a member of the Championship club tested positive for coronavirus, sources have told ESPN. United arranged the game with the Championship side at their Carrington …

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La Liga is back! Barcelona, Real Madrid title race, stars to watch, must-see matches and more

La Liga is back! Barcelona, Real Madrid title race, stars to watch, must-see matches and more

After a lengthy layoff due to the coronavirus pandemic, Spain’s top flight is set to return to action on Thursday, June 11 as Sevilla face Real Betis in the Seville derby, with a full round of games following that weekend including Barcelona vs. Leganes (June 16) and Real Madrid vs. Valencia (June 18). Our Barcelona …

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Augsburg's Niederlechner blames empty stadium for missed penalty

Augsburg’s Niederlechner blames empty stadium for missed penalty

Both clubs found the back of the net after the 84th minute to split the points. Jan Aage Fjortoft says he “100 percent” disagrees with Frank Leboeuf’s take that Jadon Sancho is inconsistent. Borussia Dortmund and Hertha Berlin players take a knee in support of the fight against racial injustice. Augsburg forward Florian Niederlechner blamed …

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PSG's Silva eyeing top European club after summer exit - sources

PSG’s Silva eyeing top European club after summer exit – sources

Ale Moreno doesn’t expect Paris Saint-Germain to offer Sergino Dest the same freedom to grow Ajax has. Julien Laurens earmarks Ajax and USMNT’s Sergino Dest as the best replacement for Thomas Meunier at PSG. Julien Laurens explains why Mauro Icardi’s permanent transfer to PSG could be an important deal. Gab Marcotti thinks Edinson Cavani should …

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