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Everton's top scorer Wayne Rooney is available for Saturday's Premier League away clash with Bournemouth having recovered from the illness.

5 min 33 sec

Burnley expect to be without several first-team regulars again when they round out 2017 with a trip to Huddersfield..

5 min 33 sec

Premier League clubs will once again have the opportunity to strengthen their squads when the transfer window opens on January 1..

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Arsene Wenger conceded Alexis Sanchez's future remains uncertain after the forward again excelled in Arsenal's 3-2 victory at Crystal Palace..

5 min 33 sec

Sean Dyche is convinced Burnley fans will resist the urge to get drunk on the team's unexpected success during the festive season..

5 min 33 sec

Chris Hughton has defended the right of the so-called smaller clubs to set up negatively against the likes of Manchester City..

5 min 33 sec

Leicester boss Claude Puel believes Virgil van Dijk can be the best defender in the world following his record £75million move to Liverpool..

5 min 33 sec

Virgil van Dijk is ready to prove his worth by helping Liverpool win more trophies after Southampton agreed to sell.

5 min 33 sec

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hailed the 5-0 win over Swansea as the 'perfect result'..

5 min 33 sec

Nacho Monreal is a doubt for Arsenal's Premier League game at Crystal Palace..

57 min 33 sec

Wolves want to bring Robbie Keane back to Molineux to help them secure promotion to the Premier League..

57 min 33 sec

Defender Steven Caulker has left QPR by mutual consent..

57 min 33 sec

Cardiff will look to get their promotion challenge back on track when they face in-form Preston on Friday evening..

57 min 33 sec

Barnsley have been taken over by a consortium led by Chinese investor Chien Lee and American businesspeople Paul Conway and.

57 min 33 sec

Carlos Carvalhal intends to look very deeply into Sheffield Wednesday's current plight as they prepare to host Sky Bet Championship leaders Wolves..

57 min 33 sec

Lee Tomlin scored in stoppage time as Cardiff came from two goals down to snatch a 2-2 draw at Reading..

57 min 33 sec

Hull have appointed Nigel Adkins as their permanent new head coach on an 18-month deal, the club have confirmed..

57 min 33 sec

Hull have parted company with head coach Leonid Slutsky six months after appointing him as the English Football League’s first Russian boss..

57 min 33 sec

Wolves moved four points clear at the top of the Sky Bet Championship after a 4-1 drubbing of 10-man Leeds..

57 min 33 sec

Chris Coleman has insisted he was never going to hover like a vulture in the hope of landing a Premier League job..

35 min 33 sec

With the Arsenal managerial job now available, the FC crew assess the possible successors to Arsene Wenger and the challenges they will face.

The FC crew discuss the timing of Arsene Wenger's decision to leave Arsenal, his legacy after 22 years at the club and what he will do next.

The Exploding Heads properly lay to rest Arsene Wenger's most prized Arsenal possession, his trademark long coat.

Mark Ogden and Alison Bender reflect on Arsene Wenger's managerial legacy as he prepares to leave Arsenal after 22 years.

Arsenal will be replacing Arsene Wenger this summer after nearly 22 years at the helm of the club. Finding the right successor can be tricky, especially after so long. Here are other clubs that had to replace club legends.

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The FC crew discuss the timing of Arsene Wenger's decision to leave Arsenal, his legacy after 22 years at the club and what he will do next.

The Exploding Heads properly lay to rest Arsene Wenger's most prized Arsenal possession, his trademark long coat.

Mark Ogden and Alison Bender reflect on Arsene Wenger's managerial legacy as he prepares to leave Arsenal after 22 years.

ESPN's Alison Bender and ArsenalFanTV's Robbie Lyle discuss Arsene Wenger's decision to step away from the club after 22 years as manager.

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis provides his heartfelt sentiment and tributes to all of Arsene Wenger's achievements at the club.

With the Arsenal managerial job now available, the FC crew assess the possible successors to Arsene...

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A Johnny Russell hat trick helped Sporting Kansas City wallop the Vancouver Whitecaps 6-0 to remain atop the Western Conference on an eventful night that saw two Whitecaps players sent off in the first half. 
A Russell brace and a Jimmy Medranda goal after 30 minutes set the hosts on their way before ugly scenes and two Vancouver red cards soured the spectacle before halftime.
Russell scored his third soon after the break. Second-half substitute Cristian Lobato made it...

3 hours 57 min

Henan Jianye have parted company with coach Dragan Talajic after the club's loss to Chongqing Lifan on Friday evening saw them slip towards the Chinese Super League relegation zone.
Alan Kardec scored twice for Chongqing as Paulo Bento's side moved up to fourth in the standings, but the result brought the end of Talajic's time at Henan just seven games into the season.
"After cordial discussions between Henan Jianye and Dragan Talajic, the contract between the two parties has been invalidated," the...

4 hours 17 min

Kansas City midfielder Johnny Russell picked up a hat trick, in a heated match that saw Vancouver's Yordy Reyna and Efrain Juarez sent off.

5 hours 57 min

'One of the best.' 'He moved the goalposts.' Premier League managers are full of praise for outgoing Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.
Sean Dyche wants to rain on Arsene Wenger's Emirates farewell, but maintains nothing can tarnish the Frenchman's legacy.
Wenger will end his 22-year stint as Arsenal manager at the end of the season, with a May 6 clash against Burnley serving as his final home game.
He can expect a big send-off from a crowd that had grown restless in recent times but the Clarets will attempt to spoil the anticipated love-in.
Burnley have never beaten Wenger's Arsenal in the Premier League era with Dyche overseeing...

6 hours 11 min

Everton's Sam Allardyce addresses questions about Wayne Rooney's reaction to being substituted.

Everton boss Sam Allardyce did not get disappointed when only a few journalists turned up to his press-conference ahead of Liverpool game.
Rafael Benitez has leapt to the defence of old foe Sam Allardyce after Everton fans were asked to rate their manager's performance this season.
Newcastle boss Benitez has not always seen eye-to-eye with Allardyce, with whom he will go head-to-head once again in the Premier League at Goodison Park on Monday.
However, he is in agreement with the former England boss over a survey which asked season ticket holders, among other things, to rate his performance from zero to 10.
Asked if that was disrespectful,...

6 hours 53 min

Andy Carroll cancelled out Peter Crouch's opener to dampen Stoke City's hopes of survival following a 1-1 draw at London Stadium.

Andy Carroll cancelled out Peter Crouch's opener to dampen Stoke City's hopes of survival following a 1-1 draw at London Stadium.

Following Stoke City's draw against West Ham, the ESPN FC guys question if there will be any further movement at the bottom of the Premier League.

Andy Carroll cancelled out Peter Crouch's opener to dampen Stoke City's hopes of survival following a 1-1 draw at London Stadium.
Paul Lambert praised the "colossal'' performance of Ryan Shawcross against West Ham after it was revealed the Stoke captain played the day after the sudden death of his father.
Lambert gave the defender the choice to pull...

8 hours 11 min

Deportivo La Coruna moved a step closer to relegation from the Spanish top division after being held to 0-0 at Leganes.

8 hours 17 min

Clubs are slowly turning their eyes toward the summer window. Transfer Talk has the updates on all the latest

8 hours 23 min


Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has reportedly urged the club's hierarchy to look into a deal for Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos.

8 hours 57 min


Arsene Wenger could reportedly be offered an instant return to management with either AS Monaco or Everton during the summer. The 68-year-old has announced that he will be stepping down from the Arsenal head coach role at the end of the season.

10 hours 23 min


Joe Hart's reputation in the English game has taken a dramatic fall in the last couple of years, seeing him move from England and Manchester City's first choice goalkeeper to struggling to make the West Ham starting lineup and many calling for him to be dropped from England's World Cup squad. After two seasons away from Manchester City on loan, a permanent deal for Hart could now be on the horizon.andnbsp;

12 hours 57 min


Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho could replace stick with Alexis Sanchez on the bench after Marcus Rashford impressed during the recent league win at Bournemouth.

13 hours 28 min


Spain international Isco could make a summer switch to Manchester United, should he decide his Bernabeu career is over under Zinedine Zidane.

13 hours 28 min


Former Chelsea head coach Carlo Ancelotti has spoken positively of the ongoing speculation linking him with the Arsenal job. The Italian has been tipped to return to management ahead of the 2018/19 season.

13 hours 57 min


Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has been associated with a shock move to Liverpool ahead of this summer's transfer window.

14 hours 57 min


Sky Sports journalist Guillem Balague believes Luis Enrique could be interested in succeeding Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.

17 hours 57 min


Algerian international Riyad Mahrez could finally leave Leicester City this summer as new champions Manchester City prepare to make a third attempt at signing him. 

22 hours 23 min


Arsene Wenger has released a statement announcing that he will step down as manager of Arsenal Football Club at the end of the season after the doubt surrounding his position at the club continued to grow. The Frenchman will leave North London after more than two decades at the club. 

11 min 33 sec

This week we feature Robin van Persie's return to Feyenoord, Javier Mascherano's emotional farewell at the Camp Nou and Christine Sinclair's latest honour in her homeland.

11 min 33 sec

A Dutch homeboy having fun in 'The Tub', Der Bomber and El Pelusa getting dethroned and a mini-man towering above his rivals feature in FIFA.com's latest stats review.

17 min 33 sec

FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura met with Inigo Mendez de Vigo, the Spanish Minister for Education, Culture and Sport, in Madrid on Tuesday 5 February. Also present at the meeting were Jose Ramon Lete, the president of the Spanish Sports Council, and Juan Luis Larrea, the president of the Spanish Football Association (RFEF).

17 min 33 sec

Brazil booked their place at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 in style, winning all their matches at the South American Championships in the age group, held in Ecuador. Joining the Brazilians in France are tournament runners-up Paraguay.

17 min 33 sec

Diego Lugano, who captained Uruguay to a memorable semi-final appearance at the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, has announced his retirement to bring down the curtain on a glittering 19-year playing career.

17 min 33 sec

Nigeria and Ghana triumphed in Africa to secure the two spots at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018, with the pair set to appear at their fifth-successive finals.

17 min 33 sec

Cook Islands’ Tupapa Maraerenga and Samoa’s Lupe Ole Soaga claimed the final slots in the OFC Champions League 2018 group stage after topping the preliminary section over the weekend.

17 min 33 sec

With the qualification of Brazil and Paraguay from the South American U-20 Women’s Championship on Sunday, the 16-team line-up for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 is now complete. However, there are still some other key slots to be filled – ones that will allow successful applicants to experience this wonderful event up close. We are, of course, referring to the tournament volunteers.

17 min 33 sec

The first 16 names set for the FIFA 18 Global Series Playoffs were confirmed at the FUT Champions Cup in Barcelona, while a new name rose into the consciousness of the eSports world: 16-year-old DhTekKz.

17 min 33 sec

Marco Fazzone has been appointed as the Director of the FIFA World Football Museum. Fazzone, who is currently the Managing Director of Design & Regional Art Fairs of the MCH Group Ltd. in Basel, will take up the post in February 2018.

5 min 33 sec

Everton's top scorer Wayne Rooney is available for Saturday's Premier League away clash with Bournemouth having recovered from the illness.

5 min 33 sec

Burnley expect to be without several first-team regulars again when they round out 2017 with a trip to Huddersfield..

5 min 33 sec

Premier League clubs will once again have the opportunity to strengthen their squads when the transfer window opens on January 1..

5 min 33 sec

Arsene Wenger conceded Alexis Sanchez's future remains uncertain after the forward again excelled in Arsenal's 3-2 victory at Crystal Palace..

5 min 33 sec

Sean Dyche is convinced Burnley fans will resist the urge to get drunk on the team's unexpected success during the festive season..

5 min 33 sec

Chris Hughton has defended the right of the so-called smaller clubs to set up negatively against the likes of Manchester City..

5 min 33 sec

Leicester boss Claude Puel believes Virgil van Dijk can be the best defender in the world following his record £75million move to Liverpool..

5 min 33 sec

Virgil van Dijk is ready to prove his worth by helping Liverpool win more trophies after Southampton agreed to sell.

5 min 33 sec

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hailed the 5-0 win over Swansea as the 'perfect result'..

5 min 33 sec

Nacho Monreal is a doubt for Arsenal's Premier League game at Crystal Palace..

23 min 33 sec

My former manager may be feeling pain and relief over his decision to step down but should be remembered for rewriting the modern managerial handbook

I will always remember the day before I retired, before the last game of the season in 2002, I went to Arsène’s office and knocked on his door. I had not actually had the face-to-face chat with him about retiring. It had been joked about around the dressing room – “Oh, Dicko is packing in” – and my contract was up but I hadn’t actually had a proper conversation with the manager about it. In a way I needed him to confirm to me it was all over.

I knocked on the door, perhaps trying to grab another year off him, and offered to hang around the dressing room and be a nuisance. He let me down gently. He leaned back in his chair and said, “No, Lee. It is time.” It was like a dagger and yet it was done for the right reasons. It was also a massive relief. He essentially gave me permission – it was OK to walk away because I had...

23 min 33 sec

The Roma coach, Eusebio Di Francesco, does not want his team to settle for what he says was 'an extraordinary result' against Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals. The Italian side beat the leaders of La Liga after overturning a 4-1 first-leg deficit, and Di Francesco believes his team can go all the way to the final


Roma stun Barcelona in the Champions League

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23 min 33 sec

Our panel of 169 experts from 63 nations compile a list of the greatest male players in 2017. Click on an individual to read more about their year.

Messi edges Ronaldo to No1 | The data behind our 100 | Watch: our top 10
Meet our panel of judges for 2017 | 2016 edition |...

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The former England striker’s career has taken him from Islington to Italy, Wales and now Japan where he is a positive role model of a footballer with epilepsy

As Jay Bothroyd settles into his 18th season as a professional he has already achieved everything he set out to do as a child chasing a ball around the playground. Now, however, he wants to create history in Japan. The striker plays for Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo in the country where he has spent the past three years of his career and has started brightly this season with two goals in his opening five league games.

It looked as if Bothroyd was heading away from top-level football when he left England in 2014 for the Thai club Muangthong United but the low standard he found there prompted the former Cardiff striker to force his way out, moving to the J-League 2 side Júbilo Iwata. Bothroyd became a favourite with the...

23 min 33 sec

Who is racing? Who remain unbeaten? And who won big at 68?

Related: Football quiz: name the missing club in these playing careers

Where are Rachael Blackmore, Katie Walsh and Bryony Frost racing this weekend?

The Gold Coast

Shanghai International Circuit

Cheltenham

Aintree

Which of the Europa League semi-finalists has won the Champions League?

Arsenal

Atlético Madrid

Marseille

RB Salzburg

The top three finishers at the Masters were American. Who was the best placed European on the leaderboard?

Rory McIlroy

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8 hours 28 min

This was a result to have the nerves jangling in a corner of south Wales. Fulham have returned to the Championship’s top two, ousting Cardiff from the automatic places for 24 hours at least, with the rousing nature of this win an indication that their pursuit of promotion remains relentless. Millwall, outstanding themselves of late, had not lost in 17 league games. In the end even they appeared diminished.

The south Londoners would leave the pitch with their fans applauding their efforts, and their own ambitions to reach the play-offs apparently unfazed by defeat with two games to play but their manager, Neil Harris admitted this had been a reality check.

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8 hours 41 min

The Manchester United midfielder has had mixed fortunes in finals but stays positive before he faces Tottenham in FA Cup semi-final

Nemanja Matic has sweet memories of playing against Tottenham in an FA Cup semi-final after his glorious 25-yard strike for Chelsea a year ago. The 80th-minute goal led to a final against Arsenal as they won 4-2. Yet Matic is all too aware that disappointment may follow should Manchester United knock out Spurs in the last four on Saturday.

The 29-year-old’s CV shows a chequered experience in finals, including the 2-1 defeat by Arsenal last May. Before that he was an unused substitute when Chelsea won the Cup in May 2010,...

8 hours 57 min

• Mourinho praises rival’s ruthlessness and consistency
• ‘If they do the same [next season], it will be almost impossible’

José Mourinho has admitted that Manchester United will struggle to catch Manchester City if the new Premier League champions maintain their high standards next season.

United’s manager struck a pessimistic tone when asked whether greater consistency would allow his team to challenge City’s supremacy, pointing out that Pep Guardiola’s side have set a remarkable pace at the top of the table.

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8 hours 57 min

• Manager says side have nothing to fear from Pep Guardiola’s men
• German to field strong team before Champions League semi-final

Jürgen Klopp has said Liverpool do not fear the challenge of trying to wrest the Premier League title from a Manchester City team he expects will be even stronger next season.

Liverpool have beaten the newly crowned champions three times this year, sealing a place in the Champions League semi-finals against Roma as a result, yet trail City by 17 points in the Premier League having played a game more. Klopp believes it will be possible to close that gap next season despite expecting City to improve.

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9 hours 11 min

• League Two side say £2.5m fee ‘sends out wrong message’
• Antonio Conte hits back at Mourinho comparison

Exeter City have said they are “disappointed for football” after a tribunal determined Chelsea should pay the League Two side up to £2.5m for the promising Wales international Ethan Ampadu.

The club’s chairman, Julian Tagg, has expressed concern over what message it will send to academy staff and lower league clubs developing homegrown players. Ampadu, who is 17, moved to Chelsea last summer and has played seven times.

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Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic told star team-mate Paul Pogba he needed to “take more responsibility”. Pogba, 25, has been criticised for some of his displays this season, with manager Jose Mourinho unhappy with the midfielder’s form at different times. But the France international produced a stunning half in United’s come-from-behind derby win over Manchester […]

3 hours 35 min

A Johnny Russell hat-trick helped Sporting Kansas City to a 6-0 thrashing of a nine-man Vancouver Whitecaps in MLS Friday. The former Scotland and Derby County forward starred as Sporting moved seven points clear atop the Western Conference. Russell opened the scoring in the 10th minute with a neat finish from a Roger Espinoza cutback. […]

4 hours 47 min

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is embracing the challenge of trying to close the gap to Premier League champions Manchester City next season. City, who have already secured the title, are 17 points clear of Klopp’s men, but Pep Guardiola’s side have struggled against Liverpool. In four meetings this campaign, City have won just one outing, […]

6 hours 17 min

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil paid tribute to Arsene Wenger, saying he was proud to have played under the outgoing manager. Wenger announced Friday he would leave Arsenal at the end of the season after 22 years in charge of the Premier League giants. Ozil, who arrived at the club from Real Madrid in 2013, was full […]

8 hours 17 min

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte defended his record at the helm of the Premier League giants in comparison to Jose Mourinho after reaching 100 games in charge. A 2-1 win over Burnley Thursday was Conte’s 100th game at the helm of Chelsea, marking his 65th victory – a rate bettered only by Mourinho (72). But Conte […]

8 hours 17 min

Espanyol have sacked Quique Sanchez Flores after a poor run in LaLiga. The experienced manager – who previously had spells in charge of Atletico Madrid and Valencia in Spain, as well as Watford in the Premier League – led the club to an eighth-place finish in LaLiga last year. However, they’ve struggled in 2017-18, managing […]

8 hours 17 min

Vincenzo Montella described Lionel Messi as an “alien” but is confident his Sevilla side can bring Barcelona back down to earth in Saturday’s Copa del Rey final. Already on the brink of securing the LaLiga title, Barcelona are firm favourites to wrap up the first leg of a domestic double at the Wanda Metropolitano on […]

8 hours 17 min

Reims clinched promotion back to Ligue 1 thanks to a 1-0 home win over Ajaccio on Friday. David Guion’s side held a comfortable cushion at the top of the table but their promotion party appeared in danger of falling flat as they struggled to break the deadlock. However, less than a minute after his introduction […]

10 hours 17 min

Fulham moved up to second place in the Championship table courtesy of an impressive 3-0 away win over Millwall on Friday. Slavisa Jokanovic’s side extended their unbeaten league run to 22 games as they leapfrogged over Cardiff City to boost their hopes of automatic promotion to the Premier League. However, they had to come through […]

10 hours 17 min

Carlo Ancelotti would be “pleased from a professional point of view” if he was part of Arsenal’s plans in their search to find Arsene Wenger’s replacement. Frenchman Wenger surprisingly announced on Friday that he will leave the Gunners at the end of the season after nearly 22 years in charge. Chief executive Ivan Gazidis revealed […]