Wrexham ‘disrespectful’ claims Sheff Utd’s Sharp

Sheffield United forward Billy Sharp accused Wrexham’s players of being “disrespectful” to the EFL Championship team after scoring the goal that ended the FA Cup hopes of the National League side owned by Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney. And the bad feeling between the two sides spilled over after the game, with an … Read more

Ten Hag defends impact of one-goal Weghorst

5:30 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has defended striker Wout Weghorst despite scoring just one goal since his loan move to Old Trafford. Weghorst has started United’s last six games since arriving from Burnley in January but has found the net just once in the 3-0 over Nottingham Forest in … Read more

LaLiga files complaint over Vinicius racist abuse

1:10 PM ET Alex KirklandESPN FC LaLiga has filed a formal complaint with a court in Mallorca after Vinicius Junior was racially abused by a fan during Real Madrid’s 1-0 league defeat to Real Mallorca on Sunday. TV cameras picked up a fan shouting “Vinicius, you’re a monkey” during the game. “After analysing the images … Read more

4 S. American countries submit joint 2030 WC bid

Officials from Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay and CONMEBOL officially announce their 2030 World Cup bid. Marcelo Endelli/Getty Images Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay officially submitted a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup on Tuesday, calling for the tournament to return “where football was born” 100 years after the first World Cup was held in … Read more

Leipzig capt. aims to save life with cell donation

Willi Orban could miss Leipzig’s match against Union Berlin on Saturday due to donating blood stem cells. Ulrik Pedersen/DeFodi Images via Getty Images RB Leipzig captain Willi Orban will have blood stem cells harvested on Wednesday after being found as a match for someone with blood cancer, the club said on Tuesday. Orban, a Hungary … Read more

Sources: Chelsea hopeful Silva will sign new deal

Chelsea are increasingly confident Thiago Silva will sign a new one-year contract through to 2024, sources have told ESPN. The defender’s existing deal expires at the end of the season but there is a desire on all sides to extend his stay, which began in the summer of 2020 following a free transfer from Paris … Read more

PSG investigated for alleged undeclared labour

PSG are under investigation over alleged undeclared labour. Harry Langer/DeFodi Images via Getty Images Paris Saint Germain are under investigation by French prosecutors over alleged undeclared labour, the Paris prosecutors’ office said on Tuesday. “Following a complaint received on Dec. 13, 2022, an investigation was opened on Jan. 16, 2023 on the grounds of undeclared … Read more

Who would take Man City’s titles? Ex-Liverpool stars ask ‘When is the parade?’

Shock waves were sent through the football world on Monday after it was announced that Manchester City have been charged by the Premier League with breaking financial rules. – Stream on ESPN+: LaLiga, Bundesliga, more (U.S.) Allegations that the six-time Premier League champions made more than 100 breaches are the result of a four-year investigation … Read more

Atsu rescued after Turkey earthquake – club VP

Hatayspor’s vice president has said Christian Atsu has been found alive after being buried under rubble following an earthquake in Turkey and Syria. Cem Genco/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Ghana winger Christian Atsu has been found alive after being buried under rubble in the earthquake that hit Turkey, the vice president of his club Hatayspor … Read more

Transfer Talk: LAFC make move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

The January transfer window may have just closed around Europe, but there’s plenty of gossip swirling around as clubs prepare to make moves in the summer. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, comings, goings and, of course, done deals. TOP STORY: LAFC launch bid for Aubameyang LAFC have made an enquiry … Read more

Sources: Vini feels racist abuse is at crisis stage

Vinicius Junior believes the atmosphere around him with the Real Madrid forward being targeted by opposition players and fans has reached a critical stage, sources close to the player have told ESPN. The Brazil international was caught up in a running battle with Real Mallorca’s players during Madrid’s 1-0 LaLiga defeat on Sunday, after clashing … Read more

Treatment of Vinicius is only encouraging racist abuse

Real Madrid’s brilliant winger Vinicius Junior is a young, talented, exciting, successful, Black Brazilian player who, inarguably in my view, is being treated atrociously by Spanish football and by some sections of the country. Partly because of the colour of his skin. What’s happening is an outright disgrace, something that fair, decent, honest people should … Read more

Ghana’s Atsu missing after Turkey earthquake

Christian Atsu joined Hatayspor September in September after a spell in the Premier League. Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images Ghana international winger Christian Atsu is among those missing after the collapse of an apartment building following Monday’s devastating earthquake that rocked Turkey and Syria. The former Chelsea and Newcastle player scored a … Read more

Allegri: Avoiding relegation is Juve’s new priority

Juventus are concentrating on just making sure they get enough points to avoid relegation from Serie A, coach Massimiliano Allegri said, as his side reassess their season having been in third place a couple a weeks ago. Juventus were deducted 15 points for the current season by an Italian soccer court investigating the club’s transfer … Read more

Benzema, Courtois out of Club World Cup semi

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has a selection headache for the Club World Cup semifinal with Egypt’s Al Ahly on Wednesday as he will be missing several key players due to injury. Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtoisforward Karim Benzema and defenders Eder Militao, Lucas Vazquez and Ferland Mendy will not make the trip to Morocco on Monday … Read more

Bayern hierarchy slam Neuer over GK coach row

Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn, sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic and coach Julian Nagelsmann have all criticised injured captain Manuel Neuer for publicly expressing his disappointment with the club. The dispute centres on Bayern’s decision to fire goalkeeping coach Toni Tapalovic on Jan. 23 due to what Salihamidzic said were “differences over the ways and means … Read more