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    Turkey seeks 12-year sentence for Barcelona's Arda Turan after alleged nightclub brawl

    Turkey seeks 12-year sentence for Barcelona's Arda Turan after alleged nightclub brawl


    Turkey's state-run media says prosecutors are seeking more than 12 years' imprisonment for Barcelona's Arda Turan for a nightclub fight in which he reportedly broke the nose of a singer. The fight between Turan and pop singer Berkay Sahin began after the...

    Turkey's state-run media says prosecutors are seeking more than 12 years' imprisonment for Barcelona's Arda Turan for a nightclub fight in which he reportedly broke the nose of a singer. The fight between Turan and pop singer Berkay Sahin began after the midfielder allegedly made comments to the singer's wife. Turan, who is on loan to Istanbul Basaksehir, allegedly later entered a hospital where the singer was being treated, brandishing a gun. Anadolu Agency said on Monday that Turan faces a 12-and-a-half-year...
    Brisbane Roar 'prankster' Eric Bautheac targeting A-League top three

    Brisbane Roar 'prankster' Eric Bautheac targeting A-League top three


    Players from across the league share their thoughts on Usain Bolt's pursuit of a contract with the Central Coast Mariners. Held up by visa red tape, Eric Bautheac arrived at the Brisbane Roar late, lacking match fitness and unable to speak English. Fast...

    Players from across the league share their thoughts on Usain Bolt's pursuit of a contract with the Central Coast Mariners. Held up by visa red tape, Eric Bautheac arrived at the Brisbane Roar late, lacking match fitness and unable to speak English. Fast forward a year and the 31-year-old French winger is the joker of the pack, having taught himself English to the point where he is able to hold his own when the banter starts flowing. And there is plenty of it, with John Aloisi's men full of optimism following a drama-filled campaign and an offseason that has netted Danish winger Tobias Mikkelsen, proven striker Adam...
    A-League won't contribute marquee funds to any Usain Bolt deal - FFA boss David Gallop

    A-League won't contribute marquee funds to any Usain Bolt deal - FFA boss David Gallop


    Players from across the league share their thoughts on Usain Bolt's pursuit of a contract with the Central Coast Mariners. Usain Bolt reviews his two-goal performance in a friendly win for Central Coast Mariners and his progress during his...

    Players from across the league share their thoughts on Usain Bolt's pursuit of a contract with the Central Coast Mariners. Usain Bolt reviews his two-goal performance in a friendly win for Central Coast Mariners and his progress during his trial. The Central Coast Mariners will not be allowed to dip into the marquee fund to fend off a full-time offer from a European club for Usain Bolt, says FFA boss David Gallop. Reigning Maltese champions Valletta FC have made a play to prematurely end Bolt's open-ended Mariners trial. Valletta FC revealed exclusively to ESPN that they have offered a two-year deal for the former track superstar to "spearhead their charge to the Champions League," possibly debuting in mid-December. Editor's Picks Bolt joins MJ, Pacquiao Usain Bolt's switch to soccer puts him in some very exclusive company. Lightning strikes twice Relive the two goals that Usain Bolt scored on his starting debut for the Mariners. What's it like to face Bolt? Players who have faced Usain Bolt on the football field open up about their experience. It has seemingly put...

    A-League players weigh in on Bolt


    Players from across the league share their thoughts on Usain Bolt's pursuit of a contract with the Central Coast...

    Players from across the league share their thoughts on Usain Bolt's pursuit of a contract with the Central Coast Mariners.

    Arnold off to winning start with Socceroos


    The Socceroos comfortably account for Kuwait 4-0 in the first game under new coach Graham...

    The Socceroos comfortably account for Kuwait 4-0 in the first game under new coach Graham Arnold.
    Sebsatien Desabre refutes talk of pressure despite winless streak

    Sebsatien Desabre refutes talk of pressure despite winless streak


    Uganda head coach Sebastien Desabre insists he never felt under any pressure to win his first competitive game as Cranes coach despite his slow start to life at the helm. The Frenchman had gone four competitive games without a win after taking the...

    Uganda head coach Sebastien Desabre insists he never felt under any pressure to win his first competitive game as Cranes coach despite his slow start to life at the helm. The Frenchman had gone four competitive games without a win after taking the national team job at the end of 2017, with his only victory coming in a 3-1 competitive triumph against Sao Tome e Principe in March. The Cranes were also held in an international friendly by Malawi, and defeated by Niger in June, but Desabre has told...
    Libya vs. Nigeria: What to expect

    Libya vs. Nigeria: What to expect


    Libya and Nigeria play each other for a second time in three days, the reverse fixture in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations double-header qualifier, at the Stade Taieb Mhiri, Sfax, Tunisia on Tuesday. Ahead of the encounter, which will either consolidate or...

    Libya and Nigeria play each other for a second time in three days, the reverse fixture in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations double-header qualifier, at the Stade Taieb Mhiri, Sfax, Tunisia on Tuesday. Ahead of the encounter, which will either consolidate or revive qualification hopes for both teams, KweséESPN lists three things to expect from the game on Tuesday. Key players missing for both teams: Injury and suspensions will deny both Nigeria and Libya the availability of key players, a blow for...
    Seedorf reveals latest Cameroon captain as rotation continues

    Seedorf reveals latest Cameroon captain as rotation continues


    Clarence Seedorf has revealed that Georges Mandjeck will captain Cameroon when they meet Malawi in Tuesday's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Blantyre. The decision, while enforced by the injury absence of stand-in captain Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting,...

    Clarence Seedorf has revealed that Georges Mandjeck will captain Cameroon when they meet Malawi in Tuesday's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Blantyre. The decision, while enforced by the injury absence of stand-in captain Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, will make Mandjeck the third captain of the Dutchman's three-game tenure in charge of the AFCON hosts. "I am just confirming what I said in the last conference that for every match we will see a change in captain" Seedorf told the Cameroon federation...
    Rohr set to name unchanged Nigeria team vs. Libya

    Rohr set to name unchanged Nigeria team vs. Libya


    If it's not broken, don't fix it. With barely enough time for rest and recuperation between Saturday's game in Uyo, five hours flight to Tunisia and the reverse fixture on Tuesday, Gernot Rohr is not looking to shake up his Nigeria team. The German is...

    If it's not broken, don't fix it. With barely enough time for rest and recuperation between Saturday's game in Uyo, five hours flight to Tunisia and the reverse fixture on Tuesday, Gernot Rohr is not looking to shake up his Nigeria team. The German is expected to name essentially the same side which started and hammered the Libyans 4-0 over the weekend, bar one enforced change. Shehu Abdullahi, who suffered a muscle injury and did not travel with the squad, will be replaced in the starting eleven...
    Kenya coach Sebastien Migne allays Victor Wanyama injury fears

    Kenya coach Sebastien Migne allays Victor Wanyama injury fears


    Harambee Stars head coach Sebastian Migne had downplayed injury fears about Victor Wanyama after the midfielder hobbled off during Kenya's 3-0 win over Ethiopia in Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. The Tottenham Hotspur powerhouse was substituted...

    Harambee Stars head coach Sebastian Migne had downplayed injury fears about Victor Wanyama after the midfielder hobbled off during Kenya's 3-0 win over Ethiopia in Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. The Tottenham Hotspur powerhouse was substituted in the 72nd minute with an apparent hamstring injury after falling to the turf clutching his thigh following a cross. However, the French coach has since allayed concerns about the 27-year-old's fitness, and revealed that he was replaced as a precaution,...
    LIVE Transfer Talk: Man United set for Saudi takeover as Crown Prince shows interest?

    LIVE Transfer Talk: Man United set for Saudi takeover as Crown Prince shows interest?


    Stevie Nicol sifts through potential transfers around Europe including Christian Eriksen to Real Madrid, Alvaro Morata's future with Chelsea and more. The transfer window for all of Europe's big five leagues is closed, but that doesn't stop Transfer...

    Stevie Nicol sifts through potential transfers around Europe including Christian Eriksen to Real Madrid, Alvaro Morata's future with Chelsea and more. The transfer window for all of Europe's big five leagues is closed, but that doesn't stop Transfer Talk from rummaging around about who will be moving where come January. TOP STORY: Man United set for Saudi takeover? 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 - Ramsey open to top six move - PSG want Wenger on transfers - Real Madrid monitoring Sterling - Bailly to consider United future - Barca board split over Pogba Manchester United could be set for new owners, as The Sun claim that Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman -- you may remember him from the World Cup as he watched his country's opening game alongside Vladimir Putin and Gianni Infantino -- is interested in buying the club. The...
    Spain boss Luis Enrique didn't 'kill' team at break despite 'awful' first half

    Spain boss Luis Enrique didn't 'kill' team at break despite 'awful' first half


    Raheem Sterling ended a three-year goal drought for England with a pair of first-half goals, propelling the Three Lions to a 3-2 win against Spain. The FC crew break down England's stunning win at Spain, and Jon Champion explains why the rest of...

    Raheem Sterling ended a three-year goal drought for England with a pair of first-half goals, propelling the Three Lions to a 3-2 win against Spain. The FC crew break down England's stunning win at Spain, and Jon Champion explains why the rest of Europe should take notice of the Three Lions. SEVILLE, Spain -- Luis Enrique remained upbeat after his first loss as Spain coach, despite admitting he could have killed his players for their "awful"  first-half performance in Monday's 3-2 UEFA Nations League defeat to England. Raheem Sterling scored twice and Marcus Rashford was also on target as England stormed into a three-goal lead by the break en route to their first competitive win in 31 years against Spain on Spanish soil. Paco Alcacer and Sergio Ramos pulled goals back for the hosts...

    How Columbus and Austin will both get their teams


    Jeff Carlisle explains the surprise change of fate in MLS that will likely see Crew SC stay in Columbus and a new club still formed in...

    Jeff Carlisle explains the surprise change of fate in MLS that will likely see Crew SC stay in Columbus and a new club still formed in Austin.

    Germany in desperate need of change from top to bottom


    Ahead of their Nations League clash against France, the FC panel assess what Germany need to do to return to their former...

    Ahead of their Nations League clash against France, the FC panel assess what Germany need to do to return to their former glory.

    Where the USMNT need to show improvement vs. Peru


    ESPN FC's Jeff Carlisle breaks down what the U.S. need to improve upon after their loss to Colombia and how the squad could change against...

    ESPN FC's Jeff Carlisle breaks down what the U.S. need to improve upon after their loss to Colombia and how the squad could change against Peru.
    Transfer Talk: Chelsea option complicates Man United, Spurs pursuit of Nathan Ake

    Transfer Talk: Chelsea option complicates Man United, Spurs pursuit of Nathan Ake


    Stevie Nicol sifts through potential transfers around Europe including Christian Eriksen to Real Madrid, Alvaro Morata's future with Chelsea and more. The transfer window for all of Europe's big five leagues is closed, but that doesn't stop Transfer...

    Stevie Nicol sifts through potential transfers around Europe including Christian Eriksen to Real Madrid, Alvaro Morata's future with Chelsea and more. The transfer window for all of Europe's big five leagues is closed, but that doesn't stop Transfer Talk from rummaging around about who will be moving where come January. TOP STORY: Chelsea could thwart United, Spurs over Ake Manchester United and Tottenham are interested in Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake, according to the Telegraph, but his old club, Chelsea, could frustrate them. United boss Jose Mourinho remains eager to add another central defender to his squad after failing to do...

    Foudy: USWNT have swagger they haven't had in years


    The USWNT have qualified for the 2019 World Cup, and Julie Foudy explains why they might be even better than the U.S. team that won it in...

    The USWNT have qualified for the 2019 World Cup, and Julie Foudy explains why they might be even better than the U.S. team that won it in 2015.

    England win a 'sit-up-and-take-notice' result for Europe


    The FC crew break down England's stunning win at Spain, and Jon Champion explains why the rest of Europe should take notice of the Three...

    The FC crew break down England's stunning win at Spain, and Jon Champion explains why the rest of Europe should take notice of the Three Lions.
    Okwi desperate to make amends for AFCON snub

    Okwi desperate to make amends for AFCON snub


    Uganda hero Emmanuel Okwi is determined to fire the Cranes to the Africa Cup of Nations after missing out on the 2017 tournament. The forward netted twice on Saturday as Lesotho were defeated 3-0 at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole, a win which...

    Uganda hero Emmanuel Okwi is determined to fire the Cranes to the Africa Cup of Nations after missing out on the 2017 tournament. The forward netted twice on Saturday as Lesotho were defeated 3-0 at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole, a win which takes Uganda one step closer to next summer's showpiece in Cameroon. Having missed out on the trip to Gabon - as Uganda ended their 39-year wait for an appearance at Africa's top table - Okwi is determined to make up for lost time. "I am hungry to be...