7:39 AM ET Harry Maguire has told ESPN that Euro 2020 offers him and his England teammates the chance to banish the pain that still lingers after the 2018 World Cup semifinal defeat against Croatia. Gareth Southgate’s team face Croatia, who lost the World Cup final to France in Moscow after beating England 2-1 in
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11:01 AM ET Wales striker Kieffer Moore snatched his side a point with a powerful header in a 1-1 draw against Switzerland in their Euro 2020 opener at the Baku Olympic Stadium on Saturday. Switzerland’s Breel Embolo opened the scoring in Azerbaijan with a header from a Xherdan Shaqiri corner shortly after the restart. –
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7:59 AM ET Adriana Garcia Sebastian Abreu played for 31 clubs, the most in football history. Oscar Meza/Jam Media/Getty Images Former Uruguay international striker Sebastian “El Loco” Abreu, who played for the most clubs in football history, has retired at the age of 44. Abreu had joined recently promoted Uruguay outfit Sud America in March —
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7:23 AM ET England manager Gareth Southgate and Netherlands counterpart Frank de Boer both received tactical advice from planes flying banners over their training bases on the eve of their Euro 2020 campaigns. A plane flew over England’s St George’s Park base on Saturday, with the message “Most Croatia goals come down the left apparently”
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5:25 PM ET Chelsea and U.S. international attacker Christian Pulisic said that the U.S. team’s CONCACAF Nations League triumph over Mexico was “something we really needed” and will give Gregg Berhalter’s side a significant increase in belief ahead of the start of World Cup qualifying in September. Pulisic was back home in Hershey, Pa. on
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4:51 PM ET Italy rode three second-half goals to a 3-0 win over Turkey in Group A of the opening match of the 2020 European Championship in Rome on Friday. – Euro 2020 on ESPN: Stream LIVE games and replays (U.S. only)– Euro 2020 bracket and fixture schedule Postponed by a year, the biggest footballing
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11:06 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent David De Gea is still in the dark about his Manchester United future, sources have told ESPN. De Gea shared the job as United’s goalkeeper with Dean Henderson last season and even though he started the Europa League final defeat to Villarreal, the Spain international was only picked for two
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8:35 AM ET Adriana Garcia Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has said he is more motivated than ever to lead his country to back-to-back European Championship titles. Portugal won the tournament in 2016 and begin their title defence on Tuesday against Hungary, in Budapest, in their Group F opener. “I feel as motivated or even more
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9:32 AM ET Scotland captain Andy Robertson has confirmed his team will join England in taking the knee in an anti-racism gesture when the two sides meet at Wembley in Euro 2020 on June 18. This U-turn follows their original statement on Thursday which said the team would collectively stand, rather than kneel, in their
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6:07 AM ET Ukraine‘s football association agreed on Friday to make the phrase “Glory to the heroes” an official slogan, even though its use on the national team’s shirt has been banned by UEFA. UEFA told Ukraine on Thursday it could keep an outline map of Ukraine that includes Russia-annexed Crimea on the shirt, although
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7:00 AM ET Adriana Garcia Spain‘s players and coaches were given COVID-19 vaccinations on Friday morning, three days before their Euro 2020 Group E opener against Sweden in Seville. The army arrived at the national team’s headquarters in Las Rozas, Madrid, to administer different vaccines “depending on the situation of each member.” The Spanish Football
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2:40 AM ET Bukayo Saka has hailed Arsenal teammate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang‘s impact on his career, including the origin of his nickname “little chilli.” The 19-year-old ended a breakthrough season with Arsenal by earning a call-up to Gareth Southgate’s 26-man England squad for Euro 2020. Saka quickly became vital to Mikel Arteta’s side and revealed the
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3:41 AM ET Jadon Sancho to Manchester United is creeping closer but Borussia Dortmund continue to drive a hard bargain — ESPN’s Insider Notebook has the latest. PLUS: Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling’s uncertain Man City futures. Jump to: City’s Grealish move could be funded by Mahrez, Sterling exit | Gundogan to stay amid Barca
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10:43 PM ET Atlanta United FC midfielder Emerson Hyndman sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during a training session. The team announced the injury on Thursday, but didn’t say when or how it occurred. Atlanta United announced Hyndman will undergo surgery on a date to be determined. – ESPN+: MLS chat
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11:09 PM ET Samantha Mewis scored in the 76th minute to lift the top-ranked United States women’s national team to a 1-0 win against Portugal on Thursday in Houston. Mewis’ goal extended the Americans’ unbeaten streak to 36 wins and four ties since losing to France 3-1 on Jan. 19, 2019. The U.S has won
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