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David De Gea is still in the dark about his Manchester United future, sources have told ESPN.

9 min 59 sec

Christian Pulisic told ESPN that the U.S. team's CONCACAF Nations League triumph over Mexico was "something we really needed."

9 min 59 sec

Former Uruguay international striker Sebastian "El Loco" Abreu, who played for the most clubs in football history, has retired at the age of 44.

9 min 59 sec

Spain's players and coaches were given COVID-19 vaccinations on Friday morning, three days before their Euro 2020 Group E opener against Sweden.

9 min 59 sec

England manager Gareth Southgate and Netherlands counterpart Frank de Boer both received tactical advice from planes flying banners.

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Samantha Mewis scored in the 76th minute to lift the top-ranked USWNT to a 1-0 win against Portugal on Thursday in Houston.

9 min 59 sec

Harry Maguire has told ESPN that Euro 2020 offers him and his England teammates the chance to banish the pain from the 2018 World Cup.

15 min 59 sec

Roberto Martinez has backed Belgium to deal with heightened expectation as they head into the Euro 2020 finals ranked as the best team in the world. The Belgians finished third at the World Cup in Russia in 2018 and will return to face the hosts of that tournament in St Petersburg on Saturday evening among the favourites to lift the trophy and sitting at the top of the Fifa’s rankings. Asked if his players could handle that expectation, Martinez said: "It's not just the last tournament, the last

15 min 59 sec

Roberto Mancini promised a more adventurous Italy. After dominating Turkey 3-0 in the opening game of Euro 2020, he's making good on that vow.

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You’ll be wanting some expert analysis, then. Here’s what to expect from the two teams this afternoon, courtesy of our expert analysts.

Related: Euro 2020 team guides part 4: Wales

Related: Euro 2020 team guides part 2: Switzerland

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15 min 59 sec

Juventus eye Paul Pogba with Cristiano Ronaldo or Paulo Dybala available as part of a swap deal with Man United. Transfer Talk has the latest.

15 min 59 sec

There will be more issues with COVID-19 during the Euros, but Italy's win over Turkey was the perfect tonic after a yearlong wait.

15 min 59 sec

Ukraine has reached an agreement with UEFA, which had banned the slogan "Glory to the heroes" on the Ukrainian national team's jerseys.

39 min 59 sec

England's heartbreak at major tournaments always comes against the best teams. Is this finally their year? We'll know more after they play Croatia.

45 min 59 sec

Italy rode three second-half goals to a win over Turkey in Group A of the opening match of the 2020 European Championship in Rome on Friday.

1 hour 25 min

Every player taking part in Euro 2020 has had their official photographs taken by UEFA, with some taking the task more seriously than others.

2 hours 51 min

Will France dominate? Can Portugal defend their 2016 crown? What about England? Who can pull an upset? Get all the info you need before kickoff.

3 hours 56 min

There's plenty of talent on show but who are the young players under 23 to look out for?

4 hours 25 min

Gareth Bale says captaining Wales against Switzerland in their opening match of Euro 2020 will be a career highlight.

4 hours 45 min

We rank the kits of every nation competing at Euro 2020, following the format for the tournament itself to crown the European style champions.

1 day 16 hours


Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed that they have reached an agreement to sign Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum.

1 day 16 hours


Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea expects to remain with Manchester United next term, The Sun reports.

1 day 16 hours


Chelsea are reportedly the front-runners to sign Inter Milan defender Achraf Hakimi during this summer's transfer window.

1 day 17 hours


Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has agreed personal terms with AS Roma ahead of joining them, football.london claims.

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West Ham United are prepared to make a permanent move for Manchester United playmaker Jesse Lingard this summer.

2 days 15 hours


Arsenal could revive their long-term interest in Nabil Fekir if they miss out on re-signing Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid.

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Napoli have tabled an opening offer for Chelsea defender Emerson Palmieri, a report from Calciomercato claims.

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Manchester United are concerned that they could lose midfielder Paul Pogba on a free transfer next summer.

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Arsenal could offer Ainsley Maitland-Niles as a makeweight to sign Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Ruben Neves.

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Manchester United are prepared to part ways with Dean Henderson amid concerns over his attitude.

21 min 59 sec

Luiz Suárez’s switch to Atlético Madrid helped them to the league title as five teams lifted trophies

One day the phone rang and everything changed. “They called me from the club to see if I wanted Luis Suárez and I laughed,” Diego Simeone said. “I said: ‘Are you serious? Like mad. Go for him. Let me call him.’ I called and said: ‘Look, Luis, we have to win and you want to win’.” And so they did, the 2020-21 league season ending with Simeone laughing, Suárez sobbing and everyone going wild in a car park in Valladolid 195km from home, the trophy they had won handed over the following evening back at the Metropolitano, where the club’s anthem was sung live by Francesca and...

21 min 59 sec
  • Koeman won the Copa del Rey in his first season
  • Cruyff brought in as assistant sporting director

Barcelona have decided to continue with Ronald Koeman as manager and have appointed Jordi Cruyff as assistant sporting director as part of Joan Laporta’s push to restore the club to former heights.

Koeman’s future had been in doubt after a season in which Barcelona finished third in La Liga and went out of the Champions League in the last 16. His first campaign in charge also included winning the Copa del Rey but Laporta, elected as president for a second...

21 min 59 sec

National team lost 10-0 in Japan after mainstays including an experienced goalkeeper refused the head coach’s call

Second-division games in Malaysia don’t make many international headlines but that changed in March when the Myanmar under-23 winger Hein Htet Aung gave a three-fingered salute after scoring for Selangor II. Popularised by The Hunger Games film franchise, this gesture of resistance was adopted by pro-democracy protesters in Thailand and Hong Kong in 2014 and then by Myanmar, after the military took back power in a coup on 1 February.

Before Myanmar’s 2022 World Cup qualifier against Japan last Friday, the goalkeeper Kyaw Zin Htet had called for players to copy Hein’s handiwork. “It would be good if some of them came out and gave the three-fingered salute to an international audience,” the 31-year-old...

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  • Striker says he feels good at Inter after winning Serie A
  • Lukaku has held talks with new manager Simone Inzaghi

Romelu Lukaku has said he will remain at Internazionale next season after helping them to their first Serie A title in 11 years, with the club announcing on Thursday that Simone Inzaghi has signed a two-year contract to replace Antonio Conte as manager.

Chelsea’s manager, Thomas Tuchel, is planning a move to bring the striker back to Stamford Bridge.

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21 min 59 sec

A goal that meant nothing also meant everything, because football is about a lot more than football

Very little gets people as excited as football, a fairly embarrassing admission to make given 200,000 years of human history: a bunch of people kick a ball about, then the rest of us go on like it’s something we’ve done ourselves. Except in a way it is, because our clubs were built by us and form part of us, representing where we’re at and what we believe in. So inasmuch as anything makes sense the extent of our love for them makes sense, and when we talk about football what we’re really talking about is love – love for who we are.

Related: Golden Goal: Ronaldinho for Barcelona v Chelsea (2005) | Daniel Harris

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21 min 59 sec

From Romário’s and Ronaldo’s toe-enders to small-court specialists such as Falcão, half a dozen instinctive gems

It comes from futsal. No space? No time? No backlift? No worries. Boom. The toe-poke finish. Or toe-punt. Or toe-ender. Whatever the name – and there are plenty – its effect is felt before it is seen. As Stuart Dallas showed for Leeds recently, it’s a skill witnessed in “big” football all too rarely. So sit back and marvel at the beauty of this joyfully utilitarian act of predatory pragmatism.

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21 min 59 sec

Chelsea motor on with another title, Manchester City settle for second but Manchester United could pose big threat next season

Chelsea are still on course for the quadruple after beating Reading 5-0 at Kingsmeadow to retain their WSL title. Any nerves were calmed when Melanie Leupolz scored in the second minute, and a convincing win ensued. Fran Kirby and the golden boot winner Sam Kerr gave us another demonstration of their unique telepathy, which has been a feature of the whole season. I’ve no doubt Fran will be in contention for the two big player of the year awards. Everybody recognises not just how brilliant she has been, but also what she has achieved after being so ill last season.

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Twenty-five years ago, when football last came home, the Euros captured the hope and spirit of the time. Is there any chance this year’s tournament can do the same?

A quarter of a century on and history repeats itself. England are hosting the Euros, playing Scotland in the group stage, and football’s coming home again. In 1996, it came home for the first time. It was the first major tournament England had hosted since the World Cup victory of 1966. England fans also hoped it was coming home in the larger sense – that the country was going to win the European Championship and end 30 years of hurt. But despite the best efforts of a team fired by the maverick brilliance of Paul Gascoigne, England lost in the semi-final. On penalties, of course. To Germany, of course. Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.

Now it’s 55 years, and the...

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The ‘Tanzanian Mbappé’, Juan Pablo Ángel’s son and the next Kai Havertz are among our players born in 2003. Check the progress of our 2019 selection | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015

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We pick the best young players at each club born between 1 September 2003 and 31 August 2004, an age band known as first-year scholars. Check the progress of class of 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015

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5 hours 15 min

Having completed the signing of striker Ashley Fletcher from Middlesbrough, Watford are in talks to sign Danny Rose on a free transfer this summer, according to Sky Sports. The Hornets have secured a return to the Premier League and are working on strengthening the squad. They were also in talks with Ashley Young over a […]

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8 hours 45 min

Turkey head coach Senol Gunes says his side “lost control of the game” after conceding the first goal in Friday’s 3-0 loss to Italy in the opening game of Euro 2020. The Crescent Stars defended well in the first half, playing a counter-attacking style, with the game goalless at the break. Turkey added a bit […]

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11 hours 51 min

Raheem Sterling has been awarded an MBE for his services to racial equality in sport, with England team-mate Jordan Henderson similarly recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Manchester City winger has campaigned consistently against racism in football, most notably since a social media post in December 2018 after he was abused during a match at […]

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12 hours 51 min

Roberto Mancini basked in the emotion of a “beautiful evening” as Italy began Euro 2020 with a commanding 3-0 win over Turkey, but he is not getting carried away after one match. Against a sorry Turkey side, Italy were a cut above on Friday in Rome’s Stadio Olimpico, where the Azzurri are unbeaten in nine […]

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12 hours 51 min

Ciro Immobile thanked his mother for giving him his sense of goal after helping Italy to launch their Euro 2020 campaign with a resounding 3-0 win over Turkey in Rome. A dogged, if unambitious, approach from Senol Gunes’ side ensured it was 0-0 at the interval at the Stadio Olimpico, but the breakthrough came eight minutes into the […]

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12 hours 51 min

Italy are off to a flyer at Euro 2020 and added weight to the theory they are serious trophy contenders with Friday’s 3-0 win over Turkey. Merih Demiral’s own goal was followed by strikes from Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne, and the clean sheet means Italy have now not conceded for 875 minutes. Using Opta data, […]

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14 hours 3 min

It was hard to think of a way to top the spine-tingling gravitas of Andrea Bocelli performing Nessun Dorma on a balmy Rome evening. The organisers of Euro 2020 clearly felt it best not to try not to compete, so sent the matchball for Italy’s 3-0 win over Turkey out to the Stadio Olimpico pitch via a remote-control car. The restricted […]

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15 hours 3 min

Italy made a commanding return to major tournament football as they opened Euro 2020 with a comfortable 3-0 win over Turkey at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Friday. The Azzurri failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup but have since rebuilt under Roberto Mancini, who appears to have transformed them into a credible force that […]

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16 hours 15 min

Argentina left Juan Foyth and Lucas Ocampos out of their Copa America squad as Lionel Scaloni finalised his plans for the tournament in Brazil. Scaloni made a last-minute adjustment as Bayer Leverkusen forward Lucas Alario was ruled out by injury and River Plate rising star Julian Alvarez took his place, . The omissions of Foyth, who […]

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17 hours 25 min

Australia made sure of their place in the third stage of Asia’s 2022 World Cup qualifying format with a routine 3-0 victory over 10-man Nepal. After resounding wins over hosts Kuwait and Chinese Taipai, boss Graham Arnold again rung the changes at Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium but it made little difference to the outcome. Mathew Leckie, […]

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25 min 59 sec

Manchester United have reportedly had a £67million bid for Borussia Dortmund starlet Jadon Sancho rejected.

The Red Devils have been tracking England international Sancho for the past two seasons and failed in a summer move last year, with Old Trafford chiefs reluctant to match the German club’s £108million asking fee.

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Paulo Fonseca would bring bright, attacking football to Tottenham and has been described as the ‘perfect’ man to fix their dressing room following Jose Mourinho’s departure.

However, Spurs fans have been warned the Portuguese coach has a ‘huge issue’ as he lacks composure when the pressure is really on, and had a terrible record against the top teams in Italy.

European football experts Fabrizio Romano and Andy Brassell have revealed what Spurs fans can expect from Fonseca should the club hire him
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Spurs’ search for a new manager appears to be coming to an end...

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Paulo Fonseca has reportedly agreed a two-year deal to become manager at Tottenham and wants to bring Roma players with him.

He is expected to travel to London to seal the deal over the weekend, pending agreement on paperwork, according to The Telegraph.

Paulo Fonseca looks set to become next Spurs boss
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England pair Raheem Sterling and Jordan Henderson have been made MBEs in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Former Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson, who left Crystal Palace after a successful four-year stint at the end of the 2020/21 Premier League season, has received a CBE for his brilliant services to football.

Henderson and Sterling are both hugely influential figures in football
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Manchester City forward Sterling has been honoured for racial equality in sport, with Liverpool captain Henderson receiving an MBE for services to football and charity,...

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Wales kick off their European Championship campaign against Switzerland in Baku on the second day of the competition.

Wales enjoyed an incredible run at Euro 2016 as they reached the semi-finals in their best ever performance at a major tournament.

Bale’s Wales take on Switzerland in their opening game of the European Championship
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Everton are edging closer to naming Nuno Espirito Santo as their new manager, talkSPORT understands.

Toffees owner Farhad Moshiri has made the ex-Wolves boss his top target to replace Carlo Ancelotti and talks over personal terms are underway.

Will Crystal Palace’s loss end up being Everton’s gain?

Nuno’s camp are anticipating a formal, written contract offer to arrive over the weekend, with the 47-year-old in pole position to become Everton’s new boss.

Santo was on the verge of a move to...

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Gareth Southgate could start four full-backs for England’s Euro 2020 opener against Croatia.

Former England international Lee Dixon told talkSPORT he’s been in contact with the Three Lions boss and revealed Luke Shaw is in the equation to start as a centre-back.

Shaw could be deployed as a left centre-back against Croatia this Sunday
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Shaw, Ben Chilwell, Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier are all in line to feature for the Three Lions in the Group D clash at Wembley – live on talkSPORT.

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It’s hard to believe it’s been five years since Wales’ incredible run to the semi-finals of Euro 2016.

Chris Coleman’s side, which contained the likes of Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey, looked like they were on the cusp of something unthinkable before they were unbeaten by eventual winners Portugal.

Wales did better than England at Euro 2016, making it to the semi-finals in France – but can they repeat that incredible feat?
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West Ham midfielder Tomas Soucek has insisted he ‘stands against all forms of racism’ after coming under fire for labelling Ondrej Kudela’s racism ban ‘absurd’.

Kudela was hoping to represent the Czech Republic at Euro 2020 this summer, but has missed out after being found guilty of racially abusing Rangers’ Glen Kamara during a Europa League clash in March.

Soucek launched a staunch defence of his compatriot Kudela on Friday, but believes the...