8:53 AM ET Real Madrid believe Martin Odegaard has an important future at the club but would not rule out his departure if the player insists on leaving and a €50m offer comes along, several sources told ESPN. The Spanish giants are still hopeful that Odegaard will change his mind and remain at Madrid to
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6:31 AM ET Adriana Garcia Richarlison was one of several Brazil players to comment on Argentina’s exit. Swen Pfortner/Getty Images Brazil players mocked Argentina‘s national football team following their elimination from the Olympic Games. Argentina needed to beat Spain to progress to the quarterfinals of the competition but drew 1-1 on Wednesday to finish third in
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3:38 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester United have been forced to cancel their planned preseason friendly against Preston North End on Saturday after a COVID-19 outbreak within the first-team squad. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team were set to face the Championship side at Deepdale on Saturday but the game has been cancelled after United announced they
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5:32 AM ET Manchester United’s Paul Pogba has publicly backed Simone Biles’ decision to focus on her mental health. Photo by MICHAEL SOHN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has praised U.S. gymnast Simone Biles for her “undeniable strength” after she withdrew from events at the Tokyo Olympics to focus on her mental health.
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1:14 PM ET The United States men’s national team will face Costa Rica in a World Cup qualifier in Columbus, Ohio, on Oct. 13, the U.S. Soccer Federation announced on Thursday. It will be the first international match at Lower.com Field, the new home of the Columbus Crew. – Carlisle: Expectations high on Hoppe after
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11:26 AM ET Sebastian Driussi has enjoyed previous spells at River Plater and Zenit St. Petersburg. Epsilon/Getty Images Austin FC has signed Argentine midfielder Sebastian Driussi, the club announced on Thursday. Driussi signed a multi-year, designated player contract after exercising a buyout clause with former club Zenit St. Petersburg. Additional financial terms were not disclosed. –
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4:59 AM ET Wayne Rooney has apologised after images surfaced of the Derby County manager at a private party. Jon Hobley/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images Derby County manager Wayne Rooney has apologised to his family and the club after images of him at a private party appeared online last weekend. Cheshire Police said on Wednesday that
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7:16 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens United States international Sergino Dest has turned down approaches from Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal because he wants to stay at Barcelona, sources have told ESPN. Monaco also sounded out a move for Dest but all four clubs were knocked back by both the player and Barca.
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3:03 AM ET The 2019-20 season was finished with no fans in stadiums due to COVID-19. Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images The effect of the coronavirus pandemic is beginning to impact European football, with overall revenues falling by €3.7 billion during the 2019-20 season, according to Deloitte. As part of the first collective reduction in revenues
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6:16 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says the arrival of Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane this summer proves “the ambition” of Manchester United ahead of the new season. United have agreed deals for Sancho and Varane for a combined fee of more than £100 million and Solskjaer admits he “could not have asked
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5:55 AM ET Germany forward Marco Richter reacts during the Tokyo 2020 game against Ivory Coast. KOHEI CHIBAHARA/AFP via Getty Images Germany have been eliminated in the group stage of the men’s Olympic football tournament after a 1-1 draw with Ivory Coast at the Miyagi Stadium in Rifu on Wednesday. Stefan Kuntz’s side, who won silver
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4:59 PM ET Rob Dawson Manchester United teenager Anthony Elanga continued his good form in preseason with another goal against Brentford, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team could only draw 2-2 at Old Trafford. Elanga, 19, scored for the second game in a row while Andreas Pereira was also on the scoresheet with an outrageous volley,
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5:27 AM ET Gareth Southgate wants more done to help South Asian footballers. Catherine Ivill/Getty Images England manager Gareth Southgate said the country needs to adapt its approach to scouting in order to uncover more British South Asian footballers. Despite making up 7% of the whole population, just 0.25% of professional footballers are from a British
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