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5:54 PM ET Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio scored a hat-trick and Karim Benzema struck twice as Carlo Ancelotti’s side crushed Mallorca 6-1 at home in LaLiga on Wednesday. – ESPN+ guide: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, FA Cup, more (U.S.)– Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only)– Don’t have ESPN? Get instant access Benzema opened
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7:44 PM ET Associated Press Security clashes with fans during the Ligue 1 match between Marseille and Angers on Wednesday. Getty Images There was more fan disorder in Ligue 1 on Wednesday as Marseille supporters ran onto the field and clashed with Angers counterparts at the final whistle. Moments after the 0-0 draw, about 50 Marseille
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3:51 PM ET The United States Soccer Federation filed its latest response to the appeal of the equal pay lawsuit from players on the U.S. women’s national team on Wednesday. In the filing, the USSF stressed that in a decision made in May of 2020, U.S. District Court Judge R. Gary Klausner was correct in
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12:41 PM ET Associated Press UEFA has intensified its opposition to FIFA’s push for a biennial World Cup system, saying on Wednesday that the world football governing body has yet to respond to its request for talks to discuss the proposals. FIFA president Gianni Infantino has been deploying retired players and former Arsenal manager Arsene
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10:34 AM ET Wayne Rooney took permanent charge of Derby in January following a short stint as interim manager. Zac Goodwin/PA Images via Getty Images Derby County will be deducted 12 points with immediate effect after the Championship side entered administration, the English Football League (EFL) said on Wednesday. Derby, managed by former England and Manchester
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6:43 AM ET Liverpool will go ahead with the planned expansion of the Anfield Road Stand, with an official ground-breaking ceremony scheduled for next week, the Premier League side said on Wednesday. The redevelopment of the stand will see 7,000 more seats added to Anfield, taking its overall capacity to more than 61,000 and making
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4:41 AM ET Adriana Garcia Cristiano Ronaldo‘s mother, Dolores Aveiro, has said her biggest desire before she dies is for her son to return and play for Sporting Lisbon. If that cannot happen, then she would settle for her grandson, Cristiano Jr, playing for Sporting, who became Portuguese champions last season for the first time
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9:36 PM ET The United States women once again made short work of Paraguay in a 8-0 friendly win in Cincinnati on Tuesday night with Alex Morgan netting a hat trick and Rose Lavelle pulling the strings in the attack. The U.S. beat Paraguay 9-0 in a friendly last Thursday and picked up right where
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9:45 AM ET Tottenham Hotspur head coach Nuno Espirito Santo said there are “so many problems that we have to solve” after a difficult start to the season but denied Harry Kane continues to be affected by his failed move to Manchester City. Spurs have suffered consecutive 3-0 Premier League defeats to Crystal Palace and
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12:44 PM ET Alex Kirkland Rodrigo Faez Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti said “winning comes first” rather than playing with an entertaining style after his team grabbed late winners against Inter Milan and Valencia last week to maintain their impressive start to the season. An 89th minute strike from Rodrygo gave Madrid a 1-0 victory
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11:00 AM ET The United Soccer League (USL) will create a professional Division II women’s league starting in 2023, the USL Super League, it was announced Tuesday. The new professional league will sit under the National Women’s Soccer League, which remains the sole women’s league in the U.S. with the Division One designation from the
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3:47 AM ET Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso has said he will stop taking a knee before matches this season because the anti-racism gesture is “losing a bit of strength.” Players and staff have been taking a knee prior to kickoff since the Premier League returned to action in June last year to show their support
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5:14 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman is expected to remain in charge for Thursday’s trip to Cadiz but the club are exploring options to replace him, sources have told ESPN. Koeman’s position was further weakened by Monday’s 1-1 draw at Camp Nou against Granada in LaLiga, which followed last week’s
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1:31 AM ET Ronald Koeman said he doesn’t have the players to implement Barcelona‘s renowned style of football as pressure increased on his job following Monday’s 1-1 draw with lowly Granada. Barcelona were missing Ousmane Dembele, Martin Braithwaite, Pedri, Jordi Alba, Sergio Aguero and Ansu Fati for Monday’s match, and fell behind after just 88
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12:33 PM ET Jarred Gillett will make history as the Premier League’s first overseas referee. Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images Australian Jarred Gillett will become the first overseas official to referee a Premier League clash when Watford host Newcastle United on Saturday. The 34-year-old has previously worked in the Australian A-League and has spent much of
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6:42 AM ET Associated Press ZURICH — FIFA will finally start speaking to soccer clubs, leagues and players’ unions this month, in the latest steps announced Monday, in its push to organize a men’s World Cup every two years. All 211 member federations have also been invited to online talks on Sept. 30 as part
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