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    La Liga's Javier Tebas warns Camp Nou could be closed over chants

    La Liga's Javier Tebas warns Camp Nou could be closed over chants


    Barcelona's Camp Nou stadium could be temporarily closed if supporters are found guilty of using insulting chants about Spain, La Liga president...

    Barcelona's Camp Nou stadium could be temporarily closed if supporters are found guilty of using insulting chants about Spain, La Liga president Javier
    The game's most polarizing players

    The game's most polarizing players


    You know the kind of player who divides opinion wherever they go? ESPN FC has picked out seven of the biggest, including Marouane Fellaini and the man who might be vital in the North London Derby, Arsenal's Mesut Ozil. Watch...

    You know the kind of player who divides opinion wherever they go? ESPN FC has picked out seven of the biggest, including Marouane Fellaini and the man who might be vital in the North London Derby, Arsenal's Mesut Ozil. Watch »
    Sadio Mane a doubt to face Southampton, Klopp OK after illness

    Sadio Mane a doubt to face Southampton, Klopp OK after illness


    LIVERPOOL -- Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool will have to wait to see whether Sadio Mane will be fit for Saturday's match with his former...

    LIVERPOOL -- Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool will have to wait to see whether Sadio Mane will be fit for Saturday's match with his former club
    No rift between Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos, insists Zinedine Zidane

    No rift between Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos, insists Zinedine Zidane


    There is "no problem" between Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos, coach Zinedine Zidane insisted on the eve of Saturday's...

    There is "no problem" between Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos, coach Zinedine Zidane insisted on the eve of Saturday's derby

    Girona vs. Real Sociedad - Full Mat...


    Watch the full match highlights as Cristhian Stuani continued his fine form in Gironas debut season as he struck in the second half to secure a draw against Real Sociedad at Estadi Montilivi to extend their unbeaten run to 4 games in LaLiga...

    Watch the full match highlights as Cristhian Stuani continued his fine form in Gironas debut season as he struck in the second half to secure a draw against Real Sociedad at Estadi Montilivi to extend their unbeaten run to 4 games in LaLiga 2017-18.
    Neymar must use Nantes visit to PSG to shift narrative back to positives

    Neymar must use Nantes visit to PSG to shift narrative back to positives


    With Neymar already being linked to Real Madrid, PSG correspondent Jonathan Johnson assesses the Brazilian's future at PSG. Unai Emery reiterates his intention to have Neymar stay and succeed at PSG amid speculation over his happiness....

    With Neymar already being linked to Real Madrid, PSG correspondent Jonathan Johnson assesses the Brazilian's future at PSG. Unai Emery reiterates his intention to have Neymar stay and succeed at PSG amid speculation over his happiness. ESPN FC's PSG correspondent Jonathan Johnson explains how Thiago Motta's injury could affect Brazilian midfielder Wendel, as PSG look to complete his signing. PARIS -- All eyes will be on Neymar when Paris Saint-Germain welcome FC Nantes to Parc des Princes in Ligue 1 on Saturday. Even though he has been with the Brazil national team for the past fortnight -- albeit in Paris, Lille and then London -- the samba superstar has been headline news pretty much the entire time. Much of the reason for that has been speculation over Neymar's happiness since joining PSG, whether he gets on well with teammate Edinson Cavani and coach Unai Emery, if he feels above...

    Girona vs. Real Sociedad - Full Mat...


    Cristhian Stuani continued his fine form in Girona's debut season as he struck in the second half to secure a draw against Real Sociedad at Estadi Montilivi to extend their unbeaten run to 4 games in LaLiga...

    Cristhian Stuani continued his fine form in Girona's debut season as he struck in the second half to secure a draw against Real Sociedad at Estadi Montilivi to extend their unbeaten run to 4 games in LaLiga Santander.
    Inaugural Madrid derby at the Wanda is one neither side can afford to lose

    Inaugural Madrid derby at the Wanda is one neither side can afford to lose


    Steve Nicol backs Atletico to deal Real a big blow as the FC crew preview a Madrid Derby that could be pivotal in La Liga. A lot has changed since Real Madrid last visited their bitter city rivals. Atletico Madrid beat Los Blancos in the second leg...

    Steve Nicol backs Atletico to deal Real a big blow as the FC crew preview a Madrid Derby that could be pivotal in La Liga. A lot has changed since Real Madrid last visited their bitter city rivals. Atletico Madrid beat Los Blancos in the second leg of the Champions League semifinal in May. Early goals from Saul and Antoine Griezmann caused the Estadio Vicente Calderon to pulsate. But Madrid had already done the hard work. A 3-0 victory at the Bernabeu in the first leg provided enough of a cushion to carry Zinedine Zidane's side to the final in Cardiff. "There is nothing more empty than an empty stadium," mused...
    'Respectful' Benitez ready to lead Newcastle vs. rival Mourinho's United

    'Respectful' Benitez ready to lead Newcastle vs. rival Mourinho's United


    Newcastle's Rafa Benitez believes his relationship with Jose Mourinho isn't important as his side look to beat Manchester United. Rafael Benitez has admitted he can be not very nice when he is angry, but insists he has moved on from his feud with Jose...

    Newcastle's Rafa Benitez believes his relationship with Jose Mourinho isn't important as his side look to beat Manchester United. Rafael Benitez has admitted he can be not very nice when he is angry, but insists he has moved on from his feud with Jose Mourinho. The two men, who have both managed Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid, go head-to-head on Saturday, this time when Benitez takes his Newcastle team to Old Trafford to face Mourinho's high-flying Manchester United. They have not met in the Premier League for more than 10 years but the rivalry which brewed between them during their spells in charge at Liverpool and...

    Is Rome Derby a clash of Serie A title contenders?


    Gab Marcotti previews the Rome Derby between Lazio and Roma, noting both sides' Serie A title...

    Gab Marcotti previews the Rome Derby between Lazio and Roma, noting both sides' Serie A title prospects.

    Why would Coleman leave Wales for Sunderland?


    Craig Burley and Steve Nicol weigh the pros and cons of Chris Coleman leaving the Wales job to manage...

    Craig Burley and Steve Nicol weigh the pros and cons of Chris Coleman leaving the Wales job to manage Sunderland.
    Hodgson believes England 'owes' Rooney for his international service

    Hodgson believes England 'owes' Rooney for his international service


    Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson believes a victory against Everton would be a massive boost for his side's confidence. Roy Hodgson crosses paths with his former England captain Wayne Rooney this weekend still surprised he is not pursuing a place at...

    Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson believes a victory against Everton would be a massive boost for his side's confidence. Roy Hodgson crosses paths with his former England captain Wayne Rooney this weekend still surprised he is not pursuing a place at the World Cup with the country that "owes him." Hodgson showed significant faith in Rooney, 32, when appointing him England captain after Steven Gerrard's international retirement and was rewarded with some of his finest form. Under Hodgson, the forward became England's record goalscorer and most-capped outfield player, but a little over a year after the manager's resignation...

    Madrid Derby a must-win match for Real


    Steve Nicol backs Atletico to deal Real a big blow as the FC crew preview a Madrid Derby that could be pivotal in La...

    Steve Nicol backs Atletico to deal Real a big blow as the FC crew preview a Madrid Derby that could be pivotal in La Liga.

    Peter Bosz's days at Dortmund are numbered


    The FC crew react to Dortmund's loss to Stuttgart, and Gab Marcotti explains Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's...

    The FC crew react to Dortmund's loss to Stuttgart, and Gab Marcotti explains Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's suspension.
    Liga MX W2W4: <i>Clasico Regio</i> stars Mexico's best: Monterrey vs. Tigres

    Liga MX W2W4: Clasico Regio stars Mexico's best: Monterrey vs. Tigres


    Liga MX top scorer Aviles Hurtado of Monterrey leads his team against Tigres in the Clasico Regio. Ahead of this weekend's action, ESPN FC's Liga MX writers Tom Marshall, Nayib Moran and Eric Gomez look ahead to some of the league's biggest matchups...

    Liga MX top scorer Aviles Hurtado of Monterrey leads his team against Tigres in the Clasico Regio. Ahead of this weekend's action, ESPN FC's Liga MX writers Tom Marshall, Nayib Moran and Eric Gomez look ahead to some of the league's biggest matchups and storylines. Clasico Regio the pick of the weekend Make no mistake, the Clasico Regio between Monterrey and Tigres is the best game Liga MX has to offer right now. The quality of both teams, the passion of the fan bases in the northern city of Monterrey and the fact Saturday's latest derby will be played in Estadio BBVA Bancomer -- one of...

    Extra Time: Big derbies, cutting Arsenal some slack


    The guys respond to your tweets about the weekend's enticing derbies, Real's title chances and criticism of...

    The guys respond to your tweets about the weekend's enticing derbies, Real's title chances and criticism of Arsenal.

    Burley: Ibra return a kick up the backside for Lukaku


    With Zlatan Ibrahimovic's return for Man United, the FC crew examine whether he and Romelu Lukaku can both fit in the...

    With Zlatan Ibrahimovic's return for Man United, the FC crew examine whether he and Romelu Lukaku can both fit in the team.

    Are Spurs better than Arsenal man for man?


    The FC crew preview the North London Derby and assess ESPN's Don Hutchison's combined best XI of Spurs and Arsenal...

    The FC crew preview the North London Derby and assess ESPN's Don Hutchison's combined best XI of Spurs and Arsenal players.
    Man United boss Jose Mourinho slams FA medical team over Phil Jones

    Man United boss Jose Mourinho slams FA medical team over Phil Jones


    MANCHESTER -- Jose Mourinho has launched a stinging attack on the FA's medical team by claiming Phil Jones had six injections...

    MANCHESTER -- Jose Mourinho has launched a stinging attack on the FA's medical team by claiming Phil Jones had six injections before
    Lukaku, Ibrahimovic can play together at Manchester United - Mourinho

    Lukaku, Ibrahimovic can play together at Manchester United - Mourinho


    MANCHESTER -- Jose Mourinho says he is ready to play Romelu Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic in tandem up front now that the Swedish striker...

    MANCHESTER -- Jose Mourinho says he is ready to play Romelu Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic in tandem up front now that the Swedish striker is
    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger: I'm too busy to read Pochettino book

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger: I'm too busy to read Pochettino book


    Arsene Wenger believes his side will play with no fear but believes they must work hard to nullify Tottenham's attacking threats. The Exploding Heads give their unique analysis of the North London derby as played on FIFA 18. LONDON -- Arsenal...

    Arsene Wenger believes his side will play with no fear but believes they must work hard to nullify Tottenham's attacking threats. The Exploding Heads give their unique analysis of the North London derby as played on FIFA 18. LONDON -- Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said he had not read a new book focusing on Spurs counterpart Mauricio Pochettino ahead of Saturday's North London derby. Wenger said he was too busy to read "Brave New World," in which Pochettino and his backroom staff reveal some of the methods that have helped Spurs become title challengers. And he added that he would wait until retiring as a manager before he considered writing a book of his own. Asked whether he had read "Brave New World," Wenger said:...
    Conte laments 'misunderstanding' with England over Drinkwater

    Conte laments 'misunderstanding' with England over Drinkwater


    Chelsea correspondent Liam Twomey grades Antonio Conte and how his side have performed so far this season. Danny Drinkwater says Jose Mourinho has a great record in big matches ahead of Chelsea's clash with Manchester United. LONDON -- Antonio...

    Chelsea correspondent Liam Twomey grades Antonio Conte and how his side have performed so far this season. Danny Drinkwater says Jose Mourinho has a great record in big matches ahead of Chelsea's clash with Manchester United. LONDON -- Antonio Conte called for greater communication between Chelsea and England after a "misunderstanding" led to Danny Drinkwater being widely criticised for turning down the chance to participate in friendlies against Germany and Brazil. Drinkwater has played a total of 103 minutes for Chelsea this season due to the lingering effects of a calf injury picked up shortly after he arrived from Leicester City on transfer deadline day, and remains some way short of match fitness. England boss Gareth...
    Kyle Walker insists Man City relish 1-0 wins as much as lopsided victories

    Kyle Walker insists Man City relish 1-0 wins as much as lopsided victories


    Manchester City correspondent Jonathan Smith grades Pep Guardiola and how his side have performed so far this season. Manchester City aren't afraid of grinding out 1-0 wins if that's what it takes to bring success, according to defender Kyle Walker. Pep...

    Manchester City correspondent Jonathan Smith grades Pep Guardiola and how his side have performed so far this season. Manchester City aren't afraid of grinding out 1-0 wins if that's what it takes to bring success, according to defender Kyle Walker. Pep Guardiola's side have scored 52 goals already this season -- including 38 from their 11 Premier League games that has seen them open up an eight-point gap at the top of the table. Leicester City Manchester City 3:00 PM UTC Game Details Home: 17/2  Draw: 19/4  Away: 1/3  Odds from bet365 bet365 PickCenter GameCast Lineups and Stats   City have scored four or more goals in six games already, including a 7-2 win over Stoke City, but Walker says the 1-0 win at champions Chelsea was just as satisfying. "The 1-0...
    Man City's Pep Guardiola doesn't regret controversial 'tackling' comment

    Man City's Pep Guardiola doesn't regret controversial 'tackling' comment


    Shaka Hislop tries to make sense of Giorgio Chiellini's claim that Pep Guardiola's tactics have 'ruined' Italian defenders. Manchester City correspondent Jonathan Smith grades Pep Guardiola and how his side have performed so far this season....

    Shaka Hislop tries to make sense of Giorgio Chiellini's claim that Pep Guardiola's tactics have 'ruined' Italian defenders. Manchester City correspondent Jonathan Smith grades Pep Guardiola and how his side have performed so far this season. MANCHESTER -- Pep Guardiola has no regrets despite being criticised for saying he "didn't coach tackles" after Manchester City's heavy defeat at Leicester City last season. City return to the King Power Stadium where they suffered a humiliating 4-2 loss last December with only two late goals making the scoreline more flattering for Guardiola's side. Guardiola faced some criticism after City failed to win a tackle in an opening 35 minutes where they conceded three goals and were completely overrun...
    Paris Saint-Germain set to sign Fluminense's Wendel - source

    Paris Saint-Germain set to sign Fluminense's Wendel - source


    PARIS -- Paris Saint-Germain are on the verge of making their signing of Fluminense midfielder Wendel official, a source close to the...

    PARIS -- Paris Saint-Germain are on the verge of making their signing of Fluminense midfielder Wendel official, a source close to the French
    Borussia Dortmund continue slide with loss at Stuttgart

    Borussia Dortmund continue slide with loss at Stuttgart


    Borussia Dortmund's fast-fading Bundesliga title hopes suffered another crushing blow on Friday as they slumped to a 2-1 defeat...

    Borussia Dortmund's fast-fading Bundesliga title hopes suffered another crushing blow on Friday as they slumped to a 2-1 defeat at