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Southgate spoiled for choice as 'home' Euro 2020 awaits for England

Three World Cup qualifiers against San Marino, Albania and Poland over the next week provide England manager Gareth Southgate with his final chance to experiment before he names his squad for the delayed Euro 2020. The pressure is on the England boss to build on a surprise run to the World Cup semi-finals in 2018, especially given the rich resources he now has to choose from.


How will Barcelona line up against Getafe?

Time to focus on La Liga again


Jurgen Klopp makes Ozan Kabak transfer admission as Liverpool face summer decision

Ozan Kabak is currently on loan at Liverpool from Schalke and Jurgen Klopp's side have the option to make the move permanent in the summer for £18m


Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka want to send Hansi Flick out a winner with Bayern Munich

The midfield duo holds Hansi Flick in high respect.


British government warned Man City owners of political implications of the Super League

British envoy warned Manchester City's ownership their participation in the Super League would have political implications on the UAE


Soccer-Juve slip to fourth in Serie A after late loss to Atalanta

Soccer-Juve slip to fourth in Serie A after late loss to Atalanta


Spezia 1-1 Inter Milan: Match Recap

A lackadaisical Inter struggle to a second successive draw at the Alberto Picco


European Super League in tatters as victory for fan power gives new hope for football

Man City tonight withdrew from the European Super League, Chelsea are on the brink and Man Utd's chief exec has quit after fury from supporters and condemnation from managers


Philadelphia Union set pieces nearly steal three points on the road against Columbus

In the Union’s opener against Columbus, Bedoya had two late-game chances to give the Union the lead, both generated from the types of intelligent runs needed to crack a stout Columbus defense.


5 possible destinations for Jose Mourinho as he hints at quick return to management

Tottenham fired Jose Mourinho on Monday to bring an end to his 17-month spell at the helm, but the two-time Champions League winner expressed he wouldn't be out of football for long


The candidates to replace Jose Mourinho at Tottenham - ranked

Ranking Tottenham's options to replace Jose Mourinho, who was sacked as head coach on Monday


Anatomy of a Goal: Zardes kicks off the Champions League in Style

This week, we look at Gyasi Zardes’s game-opening goal against Real Esteli in the CONCACAF Champions League


Motherwell's Liam Kelly opens up on his future and Scotland dream

The QPR loanee has recorded four clean sheets in his last six games to earn rave reviews


Atlanta United vs Chicago Fire: Match Preview

The Five Stripes look to start clicking in its 2021 home opener against the Fire


Soccer-Last-gasp Icardi goal boosts PSG title bid

Soccer-Last-gasp Icardi goal boosts PSG title bid


The Arsenal team that should start against Everton

A look at the Arsenal team that should start against Everton in the Premier League on Friday night.


Man Utd's core of six players for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to build around next season

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has assembled one of the most exciting Manchester United squads in quite a few years, but which six players can he build his side around for next season?


Hopeful US Ryder Cup pairs unite in New Orleans PGA event

There will be some duos trying to make an impression on US Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker when the US PGA Zurich Classic of New Orleans begins Thursday. Fifth-ranked Schauffele is playing with a familiar Presidents Cup partner in 10th-ranked Patrick Cantlay as the event's highest-ranking duo looks ahead to the Ryder Cup against Europe on home soil.


Oscar to Fellaini: Chinese football's foreign stars

The Chinese Super League may not be splashing the cash like before but there are still a number of high-profile players with international experience. Ahead of the new season on Tuesday, AFP Sport picks five key names to watch: - Oscar (Shanghai Port) - Joined Shanghai in 2017 from Chelsea for what is still an Asian-record 60 million euros. Now 29, the attacking midfielder should be at the peak of his powers and he regularly tops the charts each...


On Their Loansome: Five More Weeks

Welcome to Fear The Wall’s weekly recap of each Borussia Dortmund loanee’s performance at their respective clubs. BVB have four players out on loan, whose loans all end on June 30, 2021. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments. Leonardo Balerdi (CB) Olympique Marseille (Ligue 1) An even 100 touches on the afternoon for Leonardo Balerdi in Olympique Marseille’s 3-2 win over FC Lorient on April 17th....


Napoli offered the chance to become fourth Serie A side join the Super League

Serie A side Napoli are understood to have been contacted with regards to becoming one of the 15 founder members of the Super League


Motherwell's Steven Lawless insists Hearts' cup shock will act as warning

The Steelmen travel to face Highland League side Formartine United on Saturday in the Scottish Cup


Scotland hero John McGinn 'practiced overhead kick on FIFA all week', says Kieran Tierney

The Arsenal star joked his Scotland teammate had been gearing up for that finish all week on the popular computer game


The out of contract Premiership XI as Rangers and Celtic free agents among stars putting clubs on transfer alert

There are plenty of players who could leave their club this summer for free in what is set to be a busy window.


Photo Gallery: Allianz Field Training Session

Minnesota United gear up for the 2021 home opener


Celtic target Eddie Howe would be a great appointment, says Accies star Easton

Brian Easton played under Eddie Howe at Burnley and he spoke glowingly about his managerial abilities


Soccer-Sheffield United relegated from Premier League after loss at Wolves

Soccer-Sheffield United relegated from Premier League after loss at Wolves


Who should be next Celtic manager? Our writers name their picks

There's a growing belief the club are thinking box office as they look to readdress the balance in Scottish football.


Check out some of our best photos from the Chicago Red Stars’ 1-1 draw with Kansas City

Katie Johnson scored the team’s first goal of 2021 in the draw


Leicester City 1-0 Southampton: Player ratings as Kelechi Iheanacho sends Foxes to FA Cup final

Player ratings as Leicester beat Southampton 1-0 to reach to FA Cup final thanks to a Kelechi Iheanacho strike.


Can the European Super League be stopped? All your key questions answered

As Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham spark condemnation with their European Super League plan, we answer 11 key questions


Soccer-Pressure mounts on Pirlo as Juve season goes from bad to worse

Soccer-Pressure mounts on Pirlo as Juve season goes from bad to worse


Soccer-PSG knock out holders Lyon to reach women's Champions League semis

Soccer-PSG knock out holders Lyon to reach women's Champions League semis


Orange County SC unveil three kits for 2021 season

Check out the threads for the upcoming campaign.


The £60m Celtic transfer war chest new manager could be granted as contract situations set to bring big profits

Though several stars are free agents in 2022 the situation can be turned to the Parkhead club's advantage.


Soccer-Greenwood double helps Man United sink Burnley

Soccer-Greenwood double helps Man United sink Burnley


'European Super League shows football revolution needed to end Shameless Six power'

The European Super League plans of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham show a football revolution is needed to stop the Shameless Six calling the shots and hand power back to the fans


Neymar, Messi and Haaland transfer news as Barcelona target supersized 'big 3' strike force

Some of the biggest names in the game could be on the move this summer and we've got the latest on their futures.


Five Chelsea flops signed from Premier League rivals amid Sergio Aguero links

Aguero is leaving Manchester City at the end of the season and is being heavily linked with a move to Chelsea, but there are a few cautionary tales that the striker should look at first


Chelsea transfer round-up: Fenerbahce eye move for veteran striker Olivier Giroud

Chelsea could spend big once again in the upcoming summer transfer window, with Blues boss Thomas Tuchel looking to bring in some fresh faces


Ed Woodward resigned from Man Utd in protest of Super League

Ed Woodward resigned from Manchester United before the Super League collapsed as he could not support the Glazer family's plan.


Madrid march on, Bayern stumble and Robben is back: Talking points from around Europe

Real Madrid won the Clasico as the title race intensifies in La Liga, while Inter march towards the Scudetto but Bayern Munich stumbled in Germany. - Relentless Inter march on - There is surely little doubt now that Inter Milan will win a first Serie A title since 2010 and in doing so stop Juventus from making it 10 consecutive Scudetti.


Soccer-Atletico hammer Eibar 5-0 to reassert title claim

Soccer-Atletico hammer Eibar 5-0 to reassert title claim


Bruno Fernandes wants new contract for Paul Pogba before signing new deal

Bruno Fernandes is open to signing a new Manchester United contract but wants Paul Pogba to do so first.


Barcelona continue to back Super League plans though admit change is needed

Barcelona have released a statement explaining their reasoning behind joining the Super League, though they concede the competition format needs to change


Soccer-Dortmund's Haaland ends goal drought to revive Champions League hopes

Soccer-Dortmund's Haaland ends goal drought to revive Champions League hopes


Ko comeback, Cinks in synch, world traveller: golf talking points

Familiar names returning to the top of leaderboards, and a travelling American winning a return ticket home dominate AFP Sport's golf talking points this week: - Lydia by numbers - Lydia Ko is back into the world's top 10 for the first time since February 2018 after her dominant seven-stroke victory at the Lotte Championship ended a 1,084-day winless run. Up to seventh in the world, Ko talked about how she'd been inspired by Jordan Spieth (1,351...


'Give me a break' - former champion Williams hits out in 'farcical' row

Snooker star Mark Williams hit out at attempts to ban his unusual break-off shot after easing into the second round of the World Championship with a 10-4 victory over qualifier Sam Craigie on Wednesday. Williams, however, said Wednesday that an email from the players' association had been sent to leading snooker figures asking their opinion on whether that particular type of break-off shot, currently within the rules, should be prohibited.


Man City close on Premier League title with 2-1 win at Villa

Man City close on Premier League title with 2-1 win at Villa


Netherlands beaten by Turkey, France held by Ukraine in World Cup qualifiers

The Netherlands slumped to a dramatic 4-2 defeat by Turkey in their opening 2022 World Cup qualifier on Wednesday, while reigning champions France were held by Ukraine despite a brilliant Antoine Griezmann goal and Belgium came from behind to beat Wales. Yilmaz's wonderful free-kick sealed him a hat-trick and Turkey a crucial win, though, in a match between the two favourites to qualify from Group G. "Very disappointing result, and also the way...