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    Manchester City loanee Daniel Arzani upbeat after knee surgery

    Manchester City loanee Daniel Arzani upbeat after knee surgery


    Australia claimed a comfortable 3-0 win over Lebanon in Tim Cahill's sendoff match for the Socceroos. Graham Arnold recalls how Martin Boyle came to his attention at Hibs and discusses his outlook for the younger Australian players. Tim...

    Australia claimed a comfortable 3-0 win over Lebanon in Tim Cahill's sendoff match for the Socceroos. Graham Arnold recalls how Martin Boyle came to his attention at Hibs and discusses his outlook for the younger Australian players. Tim Cahill was given a rousing sendoff by the Australian fans and teammates during his final international appearance. Socceroos winger Daniel Arzani has gone under the knife in Spain after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament during his senior debut for Scottish side Celtic. The 19-year-old appeared to come out of surgery not long after Australia beat Lebanon 3-0 at Sydney's ANZ Stadium on Tuesday night in their final hitout before next year's Asian Cup. A-League A-League Tipping The 2018-19 A-League season is undoubtedly going to be full of surprises so gather friends, family and workmates and get tipping! Australia Home Head to ESPN's home of everything A-League, W-League, Socceroos and Matildas! Arzani will play no part in the Socceroos' 2015 title defence in the United Arab Emirates and is likely to have nine months of rehabilitation ahead of him. But...
    Asian Cup favourites South Korea 'on the right path' - Paulo Bento

    Asian Cup favourites South Korea 'on the right path' - Paulo Bento


    Australia's Massimo Luongo scored in the last play of the game as the Socceroos held the Korea Republic 1-1 at Suncorp Stadium. Coach Paulo Bento believes South Korea are continuing to make progress under his leadership after the side extended their...

    Australia's Massimo Luongo scored in the last play of the game as the Socceroos held the Korea Republic 1-1 at Suncorp Stadium. Coach Paulo Bento believes South Korea are continuing to make progress under his leadership after the side extended their unbeaten run with a thumping 4-0 win over Uzbekistan to enhance their status as one of the favourites for next year's Asian Cup. Four different players scored for South Korea as they crushed the White Wolves in Brisbane on Tuesday, to improve their record to six games without a defeat since Bento took over from Shin Tae-yong in August. "I think we're going in the right direction,"...
    Martin Boyle delighted to be playing for Australia: 'I'm extremely proud to represent this country'

    Martin Boyle delighted to be playing for Australia: 'I'm extremely proud to represent this country'


    Australia claimed a comfortable 3-0 win over Lebanon in Tim Cahill's sendoff match for the Socceroos. Graham Arnold recalls how Martin Boyle came to his attention at Hibs and discusses his outlook for the younger Australian players. Tim...

    Australia claimed a comfortable 3-0 win over Lebanon in Tim Cahill's sendoff match for the Socceroos. Graham Arnold recalls how Martin Boyle came to his attention at Hibs and discusses his outlook for the younger Australian players. Tim Cahill was given a rousing sendoff by the Australian fans and teammates during his final international appearance. New Socceroos star Martin Boyle has passed the anthem test with flying colours, and he's still soaring following a huge first week of action for Australia. Scottish-born Boyle, whose father was born in Sydney, made an instant impression in the Socceroos jersey with his direct running and nose for goal. He laid on a late equaliser in his debut off the bench against South Korea last Saturday and scored two goals and set up the other in Australia's 3-0 win over Lebanon on Tuesday in his first start. A-League A-League Tipping The 2018-19 A-League season is undoubtedly going to be full of surprises so gather friends, family and workmates and get tipping! Australia Home Head to ESPN's home of everything A-League, W-League, Socceroos and Matildas! ...
    Melbourne Victory's Georg Niedermeier excited to play in Big Blue against Sydney FC

    Melbourne Victory's Georg Niedermeier excited to play in Big Blue against Sydney FC


    Melbourne Victory have pummelled the Central Coast Mariners 4-1 to close out round four of the A-League. Midfielder James Troisi says the best is still to come from Melbourne Victory after their slow start to the A-League campaign. Melbourne...

    Melbourne Victory have pummelled the Central Coast Mariners 4-1 to close out round four of the A-League. Midfielder James Troisi says the best is still to come from Melbourne Victory after their slow start to the A-League campaign. Melbourne Victory defender Georg Niedermeier's Australian football education continues as his teammates school him in the Big Blue ahead of Sunday's renewal of the A-League rivalry. The Victory-Sydney FC rivalry has always been a massive clash, and perhaps never bigger than now with the two heavyweight clubs firmly established as the country's best. The two clubs have won six of the past eight A-League trophies, squaring off in the 2015 and 2017 Grand Finals. A new chapter was written in the rivalry...
    Argentina's Mauro Icardi praises 'camaraderie,' hopes Lionel Messi returns

    Argentina's Mauro Icardi praises 'camaraderie,' hopes Lionel Messi returns


    Argentina stirker Mauro Icardi said there is a better sense of "camaraderie and friendship" within the national team that hadn't previously existed. The Inter Milan captain, who scored his first international goal in Argentina's 2-0 win over Mexico on...

    Argentina stirker Mauro Icardi said there is a better sense of "camaraderie and friendship" within the national team that hadn't previously existed. The Inter Milan captain, who scored his first international goal in Argentina's 2-0 win over Mexico on Tuesday night, said the side "feels very comfortable with each other. "I lived through the past and there wasn't as much that before. Hopefully it can continue. [In the past cycle], I didn't feel it. "Previously, with the experienced players, that...
    Argentina seem reborn as Lionel Scaloni looks to new generation

    Argentina seem reborn as Lionel Scaloni looks to new generation


    The guys respond to your tweets about Italy's strikers struggling, the USMNT in 2018, PSG's defence and who would play them in a movie. Right at the start of Argentina's 2-0 win over Mexico on Tuesday, Mauro Icardi scored his first international goal....

    The guys respond to your tweets about Italy's strikers struggling, the USMNT in 2018, PSG's defence and who would play them in a movie. Right at the start of Argentina's 2-0 win over Mexico on Tuesday, Mauro Icardi scored his first international goal. Nearing the end, Paulo Dybala, at last, also opened his account. This serves as a fitting symbol for Argentina's post-World Cup fortunes. In Russia they were nothing short of a shambles. Since then, under the caretaker stewardship of the inexperienced Lionel Scaloni, things have gone better than anyone could have hoped. Argentina's was the oldest squad in the World Cup. Scaloni has...
    Edson Alvarez 7/10 but Mexico struggles to contain Argentina attack

    Edson Alvarez 7/10 but Mexico struggles to contain Argentina attack


    The date and venue might have been different, but the result remains the same for Mexico: A 2-0 loss to Argentina. Following a defeat in Cordoba last week, Mexico followed up the result with another similar loss to La Albiceleste in Mendoza on Tuesday...

    The date and venue might have been different, but the result remains the same for Mexico: A 2-0 loss to Argentina. Following a defeat in Cordoba last week, Mexico followed up the result with another similar loss to La Albiceleste in Mendoza on Tuesday night. Mexico has now ended 2018 with a worrisome tally of seven losses in the last eight games in all competitions. Positives Optimists could point out that Mexico nearly found the back of the net in the second half. Thanks to dangerous opportunities...
    Transfer Talk: Manchester City would need £75m to pry Frenkie de Jong from Ajax

    Transfer Talk: Manchester City would need £75m to pry Frenkie de Jong from Ajax


    ESPN FC's Julien Laurens explains why Ousmane Dembele is finding himself in hot water at Barcelona and what he needs to do to fix it. With the winter window opening soon, the rumour mill is beginning to gather pace. Who will be moving where come...

    ESPN FC's Julien Laurens explains why Ousmane Dembele is finding himself in hot water at Barcelona and what he needs to do to fix it. With the winter window opening soon, the rumour mill is beginning to gather pace. Who will be moving where come January? Transfer Talk has the latest. City will have to smash transfer record for De Jong Manchester City will need to break their transfer record to sign Ajax playmaker Frenkie de Jong, according to the Mirror, which warns that they will have to see off competition from Barcelona. The paper says City, who have long been linked with Netherlands international De Jong, will have to pay...
    Mexico closes out 2018 with loss but midfielders give hope for future

    Mexico closes out 2018 with loss but midfielders give hope for future


    MENDOZA, Argentina - Mauro Icardi and Paulo Dybala netted their first goals for Argentina to clinch a 2-0 win for La Albiceleste against Mexico on Tuesday in Estadio Malvinas Argentinas. Here are three quick takes as both sides' last game of...

    MENDOZA, Argentina - Mauro Icardi and Paulo Dybala netted their first goals for Argentina to clinch a 2-0 win for La Albiceleste against Mexico on Tuesday in Estadio Malvinas Argentinas. Here are three quick takes as both sides' last game of 2018: 1. Tuca's reign with El Tri ends with a loss It's been a tough FIFA international break for Mexico boss Ricardo "Tuca" Ferretti and a difficult interim period in charge. The loss makes it seven losses in eight games for Mexico and five in Ferretti's...
    Argentina knocks off Mexico with Mauro Icardi, Paulo Dybala goals

    Argentina knocks off Mexico with Mauro Icardi, Paulo Dybala goals


    Argentina Mexico 2 0 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet...

    Argentina Mexico 2 0 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Mauro Icardi celebrates after scoring a goal for Argentina against Mexico. An early goal from Mauro Icardi and a late strike from Paulo Dybala gave Argentina their second win in a row with a 2-0 victory over Mexico in a lukewarm friendly in Mendoza on Tuesday. With two minutes gone Icardi, the Inter Milan striker controversially left out of Argentina's World Cup squad, beat two Mexican defenders on his right foot before transferring the ball to his left and whipping it past the keeper. Dybala doubled the lead three minutes from time when he finished off a sweeping counter-attack...
    LIVE Transfer Talk: Juventus target Manchester United's Marcus Rashford

    LIVE Transfer Talk: Juventus target Manchester United's Marcus Rashford


    With the winter window opening soon, the rumour mill is beginning to gather pace. Who will be moving where come January? Transfer Talk has the latest. TOP STORY: Juventus ready to move for United star Rashford Transfers Revealed: How FIFA wants to fix...

    With the winter window opening soon, the rumour mill is beginning to gather pace. Who will be moving where come January? Transfer Talk has the latest. TOP STORY: Juventus ready to move for United star Rashford Transfers Revealed: How FIFA wants to fix transfers ESPN's Gabriele Marcotti obtained a FIFA report revealing the biggest overhaul to the transfer system in decades. Are they finally serious about cleaning up football? How a transfer works With help from former Tottenham and Liverpool director of football, Damien Comolli, we show you how a transfer works through Iain Macintosh's tale of fictional rising star Dave Thumper. FC Exclusives - Barca eye Suarez replacement - Man United eye Everton Soares - Hernandez on Besiktas' transfer list - Galatasaray target Liverpool's Origi - Mourinho eager to keep Darmian Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford is a major target for Italian champions Juventus, according to the Times. It reports that Juve "are compiling a dossier on Rashford as they firm up their interest" in the 21-year-old. The England international has been watched by the Serie A giants,...

    Laurens: Dembele has to worry about his Barcelona future


    ESPN FC's Julien Laurens explains why Ousmane Dembele is finding himself in hot water at Barcelona and what he needs to do to fix...

    ESPN FC's Julien Laurens explains why Ousmane Dembele is finding himself in hot water at Barcelona and what he needs to do to fix it.

    Should UEFA wait until next season to implement VAR?


    As UEFA considers implementing VAR for the UCL knockout rounds, the FC crew debate whether replay should be added in the middle of a...

    As UEFA considers implementing VAR for the UCL knockout rounds, the FC crew debate whether replay should be added in the middle of a competition.

    Which star is more important to PSG: Mbappe or Neymar?


    After Kylian Mbappe and Neymar both left friendlies injured, Julien Laurens and the FC crew discuss which player is more important to...

    After Kylian Mbappe and Neymar both left friendlies injured, Julien Laurens and the FC crew discuss which player is more important to PSG.

    Extra Time: USMNT in 2018, Italy's strikers and more


    The guys respond to your tweets about Italy's strikers struggling, the USMNT in 2018, PSG's defence and who would play them in a...

    The guys respond to your tweets about Italy's strikers struggling, the USMNT in 2018, PSG's defence and who would play them in a movie.
    UEFA could still use VAR in Champions League this season

    UEFA could still use VAR in Champions League this season


    As UEFA considers implementing VAR for the UCL knockout rounds, the FC crew debate whether replay should be added in the middle of a competition. UEFA could yet use video review in this season's Champions League if it decides in December to bring...

    As UEFA considers implementing VAR for the UCL knockout rounds, the FC crew debate whether replay should be added in the middle of a competition. UEFA could yet use video review in this season's Champions League if it decides in December to bring forward the introduction of the technology, which was originally planned for next August. UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin says a report from his referees department next week could mean "we will see when we can implement it. The latest is next season." CHAMPIONS LEAGUE How teams can qualify Find out how all eight Champions League groups are shaping up at the half-way point. How to fix the Champions League It's time to find a way to fix the Champions League -- or start a European super league. - Latest Champions League tables - Upcoming group fixtures - Champions League statistics - All the latest UCL news UEFA's executive committee could make a fresh decision at a Dec. 2-3 meeting in Dublin. At a September executive meeting, UEFA said it would introduce...
    James Forrest hits hat trick as Scotland beat Israel to earn promotion

    James Forrest hits hat trick as Scotland beat Israel to earn promotion


    Scotland Israel 3 2 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet...

    Scotland Israel 3 2 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats James Forrest's clinical treble proved just enough against Israel helping Scotland gain promotion in the UEFA Nations League. A hat trick by in-form Scotland midfielder James Forrest earned them a 3-2 home win over Israel in the Nations League and promotion to the competition's second tier on Tuesday. The result, which also sealed Scotland's Euro 2020 playoff berth if they fail to qualify automatically, left them top of Group 1 in League C on nine points from four games, three ahead of Israel and six in front of Albania. Scotland fell behind to a sumptuous 25-metre strike by Israel's Brighton & Hove Albion forward Beram...
    Ethan Horvath makes claim to start, Reggie Cannon exposed in U.S. defeat to Italy

    Ethan Horvath makes claim to start, Reggie Cannon exposed in U.S. defeat to Italy


    The United States ended 2018 with a loss to Italy on a late goal, despite a strong performance from goalkeeper Ethan Horvath. The final match of 2018 failed to deliver a goal, much less a win, for the United States men's national team. A heroic...

    The United States ended 2018 with a loss to Italy on a late goal, despite a strong performance from goalkeeper Ethan Horvath. The final match of 2018 failed to deliver a goal, much less a win, for the United States men's national team. A heroic performance from goalkeeper Ethan Horvath was all that saved the Americans from a humiliating loss in a game dominated by Italy at Luminus Arena in Genk, Belgium. Positives Horvath's play is the only clear positive from a game in which the Americans had a paltry 26.7 percent possession and ultimately succumbed to Italy's pressure. The 23-year old made a strong case that he --...

    Olivier Giroud scores in France win against Uruguay in World Cup rematch


    France Uruguay 1 0 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet...

    France Uruguay 1 0 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Olivier Giroud's penalty proved to be the difference for France in a friendly that saw PSG star Kylian Mbappe depart early with a shoulder injury. France striker Kylian Mbappe went off nursing a shoulder injury as they beat Uruguay 1-0 with an Olivier Giroud penalty in a rematch of their World Cup quarterfinal on Tuesday. The 19-year-old Mbappe was substituted in the 36th minute after being injured during a France attack. Tanguy Ndombele threaded a pass through the Uruguay defence to set Mbappe clear, goalkeeper Martin Campana came out to block the ball with his feet but the Paris Saint-Germain teenager was sent flying and landed awkwardly...
    UEFA, ECA presidents squash Super League rumours; discuss VAR, Football Leaks

    UEFA, ECA presidents squash Super League rumours; discuss VAR, Football Leaks


    As UEFA considers implementing VAR for the UCL knockout rounds, the FC crew debate whether replay should be added in the middle of a competition. BRUSSELS, BELGIUM -- UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin and European Clubs Association (ECA) President...

    As UEFA considers implementing VAR for the UCL knockout rounds, the FC crew debate whether replay should be added in the middle of a competition. BRUSSELS, BELGIUM -- UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin and European Clubs Association (ECA) President Andrea Agnelli appeared in a joint news conference on Tuesday to say they had signed a letter of intent to extend the memorandum of understanding -- the agreement that governs the relationship between clubs and governing bodies -- through 2024. In a freewheeling, hour-long conversation with journalists, they touched upon a range of issues from Financial Fair Play to the international match calendar...