International Champions Cup: Africans with a point to prove
KweséESPN pick out five African players who'll be desperate to make their mark in the ICC.
ICC questions: Life after Ronaldo? Liverpool's title hopes?
Ahead of the International Champions Cup, the world's leading clubs have big questions hanging over them.
ICC players to watch: Europe's future stars
Some of Europe's elite will be in action in the International Champions Cup, but which young player from each club could be set for a bright future?
Thibaut Courtois crisis Chelsea's own doing
Chelsea are in a difficult situation with Thibaut Courtois, but they only have themselves to blame, putting Maurizio Sarri in a tough position.
Transfer Talk LIVE: Donnarumma, Morata swap
With Thibaut Courtois strongly linked to Real Madrid and Alisson on the verge of joining Liverpool, Chelsea could look at Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Klopp now spending big after Pogba criticism
Jurgen Klopp criticised Man United's world record purchase of Paul Pogba in 2016. Now the Liverpool boss is spending more than his rivals.
- Henderson, Lovren likely out of Reds opener
- Griezmann to be honoured in Uruguay
- Utd's Sanchez solves visa issues - sources
- Rossi: I lost count of all the knee surgeries
Miserable Mourinho must quit complaining at United
New season, same old Jose Mourinho. He may have had a break but his first news conference ahead of the new campaign showcased the same dour traits.
Mou challenges Pogba to recreate WC form
Jose Mourinho has issued a challenge to Paul Pogba to recreate his World Cup form for Manchester United next season.
Arsenal's Ramsey problem: Sign or be sold
Arsenal face a make-or-break situation with Aaron Ramsey. If he doesn't want to commit to the club, then Unai Emery should sell him.
Torreira can be Arsenal's Kante
By now everyone knows the story of Arsenal missing out on N'Golo Kante. In Lucas Torreira, they might finally have a player who can fill that role.
Wenger: 22-year Arsenal stay big mistake
Arsene Wenger says staying at Arsenal for 22 years may have been his biggest mistake and that he regrets sacrificing so much for the job.
Oxlade-Chamberlain to miss most of season
Liverpool have confirmed that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is likely to the vast majority of the season as he continues his recovery from a knee injury.
Alisson move is a big boost for Liverpool
The arrival of Alisson Becker at Liverpool would be a statement to their rivals and lift the cloud over the goalkeepers at the club.
Sarri presents himself as the anti-Conte
Consciously or not, Maurizio Sarri established himself as the ideological opposite to Antonio Conte throughout his introduction as Chelsea manager.
Zola named as Sarri's Chelsea assistant
Chelsea have confirmed the appointment of club legend Gianfranco Zola as Maurizio Sarri's assistant coach.
Can Sarri's charisma, poetic football help Chelsea rebuild?
Maurizio Sarri might not look the part for Chelsea, but his charisma and poetic brand of football will be fascinating to watch as Chelsea rebuild.
Atletico Madrid should cash in on Godin now
Diego Godin was arguably the best defender at the World Cup, but could actually now be surplus to requirements at his club, Atletico Madrid.
Spanish tax influenced Ronaldo move - Tebas
Ronaldo left Real Madrid after nine seasons to join Italian champions Juventus in a €100m transfer earlier this month.
Iniesta presence still felt at Barca - Arthur
Brazilian officially became a Barcelona player on July 10 and insists it is an 'honour' to replace his idol Iniesta at the club.
Turkish, U.S. clubs join race for Usain Bolt
The publicity around Usain Bolt's trial at CCM could cost the A-League club the opportunity to cash in on the sprint star's switch to football.
Usain Bolt set for six-week A-League trial
Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt could be on his way to Australia's top soccer league.
Bolt bound for the A-League?
The hole Cahill leaves in Australian football
As defenders and corner flags alike breathe a long-awaited sigh of relief, Tim Cahill exits as the most effective Socceroos player of all time.
Five things the Premier League can learn from the World Cup
The World Cup offered some great insight into players who have not shown fans their best for their clubs. But what could the Premier League learn?
Ex-Kaizer Chiefs player jailed in the UK
Ex-Zimbabwe international Liberty Masunda has been jailed for three years in England after being found guilty of defrauding the DWP out of £450,000.
Former Bafana defender signs for Maritzburg
Premier Soccer League surprise package from last season Maritzburg United have signed experienced defender Nazeer Allie from Bidvest Wits.
Ajax not giving up on top-flight place
Ajax Cape Town are going to "throw everything" at their bid to retain their status in the SA top-flight according to club CEO Ari Efstathiou.
We are on course for quarterfinals - Kerr
Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr believes his team is on course to reach the quarterfinals of the CAF Confederation Cup.
Enyimba claim vital win over WAC
Enyimba claimed a vital 1-0 home win over Williamsville AC to move to the top of their Group C in the CAF Confederation Cup.
Sundowns stunned in Togo
Mamelodi Sundowns' CAF Champions League hopes suffered a blow after they lost 1-0 at Group C minnows AS Togo-Port in Lome on Tuesday.
Sturridge wants more Liverpool game-time
Daniel Sturridge says he sees himself staying at Liverpool for the upcoming campaign as he eyes regular game-time.
Brewster signs first pro deal with Liverpool
Liverpool have announced that youngster Rhian Brewster has signed his first professional contract at the club.
Cocksure Lovren must build on Croatia exploits for Liverpool
Dejan Lovren isn't short on confidence and he'll need that iron clad self-belief to remain a fixture in Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool XI.
World Cup scouting spotlight: Wague, Bentancur, Fernandes
The World Cup made a star out of Kylian Mbappe but what about the under-the-radar talents hoping to impress in Russia? We pick out three that did.
World Cup 2022: What will top teams look like in Qatar?
The 2018 World Cup has only just ended, but it won't be long until national teams begin preparing for 2022. How will the top teams look in Qatar?
Tottenham had a great World Cup but must win a trophy
No Premier League club came close to making the same impression on this year's World Cup as Spurs. But they have to win something this year.
Cristiano Ronaldo arrives at Juventus: How did he fare?
Cristiano Ronaldo was as genuine as he was convincing at his Juventus unveiling, a player who has won it all but still has plenty to prove.
Ronaldo: Juve winning UCL 'is possible'
Cristiano Ronaldo said he is not obsessed with winning the Champions League but acknowledged he joined Juventus to help them claim the title.
Ronaldo hysteria encompasses Juventus
Juventus came oh so close to landing Cristiano Ronaldo 15 years ago. Now that the Old Lady finally has her man, Turin can't contain its excitement.
Gareth Bale can't be the focal point for Real Madrid
Perez: Madrid will sign 'magnificent players'
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has said "our great squad will be strengthened with magnificent players."
Madrid players meet Lopetegui at training
While Cristiano Ronaldo was completing his €100 million move to Juventus, 14 Real Madrid players underwent medical and fitness tests in Madrid.
'Alien' Mbappe deserves Ballon d'Or - Varane
Raphael Varane believes that fellow World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe is an "alien" who could win the Ballon d'Or.
Pogba: France didn't 'give s---' about Messi
Paul Pogba gave a passionate team talk before France's win over Argentina, stating to teammates "Messi or no Messi, we don't give a s---."
Inside France's World Cup party: The Pogba Show takes over
How did the France players celebrate their World Cup success? Julien Laurens tells the story from the dressing room to the streets of Paris.
France celebrate World Cup: The story from streets of Paris
France celebrated their second World Cup success at the weekend. ESPN FC correspondent Jonathan Johnson was in Paris to soak in the raucous scenes.
Laurens: 2018 World Cup more special to France than 1998
Julien Laurens explains why France's 2018 World Cup title and the resulting celebration feels more special than Les Bleus' first title in 1998.
Kwadwo Asamoah confirms Black Stars return
Ghana midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah has confirmed that he will return to international duty in September after four years of self-imposed exile.
Football returns to Ghana after five-week absence
After five weeks without an official game, football returns to Ghanaian soil on Wednesday as Aduana Stars host AS Vita Club of DR Congo.
Vipers SC sack Miguel Da Costa
Vipers Sports Club have confirmed the departure of Miguel Jorge Da Costa, only a month after he guided them to the Ugandan Premier League title.
NPFL suspended indefinitely due to NFF crisis
Nigeria's ongoing football crisis has taken another twist with the LMC suspending the NPFL indefinitely.
Giwa and Dalung must take responsibility if Nigeria face ban
Nigeria may imminently face the real prospect of a ban from FIFA, and Christopher Giwa and Solomon Dalung must be held accountable.
Infantino: Nigeria risk FIFA ban after domestic turbulence
Gianni Infantino has stated that Nigeria risk a FIFA ban if the Nigeria Football Federation's leadership continues to be compromised.
Will Sarri turn Chelsea around like he did Napoli?
Stewart Robson delves into how Maurizio Sarri transformed Napoli and what he'll need to do to replicate a similar turnaround at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea want Hazard stay as Real loom - sources
Chelsea's focus is on keeping Eden Hazard despite the Belgian's recent comments fuelling speculation of a move to Real Madrid, sources told ESPN FC.
Chelsea's new midfield pecking order
Jorginho's importance to Maurizio Sarri shifts Chelsea's midfield pecking order significantly, with some likely to face a reduction in playing time.
Nigeria ambassador vows to get stranded fans home
Nigeria ambassador to Russia, Professor Stephen Davies Ugbah, vowed to make sure the fans stranded in Moscow after the World Cup get home safely.
Blind leaves Man United to rejoin Ajax
Sources told ESPN FC the fee for the 28-year-old is £14.1 million, possibly rising to £18.5m with add-ons, giving United a slight profit.
Transfer Talk: Hazard would top Neymar fee
Los Blancos need an elite star to fill the void left by Cristiano Ronaldo and are in the market for a new top class goalkeeper.
Transfer Rater: Cillessen to Liverpool; Courtois to Real?
ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop breaks down the latest rumours making the rounds in Transfer Rater, involving Jasper Cillessen, Thibaut Courtois and more.
Kane thanks teammates after winning Golden Boot
Six goals were enough for Kane to claim the award by a convincing two-goal margin ahead of France pair Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe.
The best and worst of five weeks in Russia
The 2018 World Cup had some brilliant moments, but what did our correspondents on the ground in Russia think of the tournament?
Ian Darke's World Cup hits and misses
The 2018 World Cup is over, but which moments were Ian Darke's favourites? And what did he not like about Russia 2018?
Thrilling World Cup gets the finale it deserves
Didier Deschamps got France's stars to buy into his work ethic, and the result was glory in Russia, but not before Croatia pushed them all the way.
Mbappe shows why he's the future king
When Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi retire, Kylian Mbappe will be the sport's leading light and there's no limit to what he can do from here.
This must be just the beginning for Croatia
After the pain of falling short against France subsides, it's vital that Croatia channels its emotions into ensuring this isn't their last final.
Police arrest 102 in Paris WC celebrations
Police in Paris said they arrested 102 people celebrating France's victory in the World Cup final after demonstrations began to turn violent.
Paris World Cup celebrations turn violent
Moment of the Day - France dance in the rain with Jules Rimet again
It goes without saying, France are world champions for the second time in their history after a tournament in Russia that fulfilled expectations.
Round-up: Victory at last for Bosso
Highlanders ended a three match losing streak with a 1-0 win over Herentals; while Dynamos fought back to force a 2-2 draw against Shabanie Mine.
Transfer Talk: Sarri plans Higuain reunion at Chelsea
Maurizio Sarri is reportedly prepared to sell both Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud to make room for Gonzalo Higuain. Transfer Talk has the latest.
Liverpool sign Swiss star Shaqiri from Stoke
Liverpool have completed the signing of Xherdan Shaqiri, the Merseyside club announced on Friday.
Rooney, DCU take shaky first step into promising new era
Wayne Rooney's Major League Soccer career got off a winning start. For his club, D.C. United, it was a shaky first step into a promising new era.
Rooney provides assist in D.C. United debut win
D.C. United forward Wayne Rooney made his Major League Soccer debut in a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps Saturday.
Hazard, Belgium deservedly grab bronze
In a match with little intrigue, Belgium were the better side against England with Eden Hazard outclassing Raheem Sterling the most glaring example.
Spurs duo Kane, Rose disappoint vs. Belgium
England were left frustrated against Belgium in the third-place game, notably Harry Kane, who failed to score for the third straight game.
Belgium's 10-pronged attack, Kane's open play struggles
Belgium cruised to their sixth victory in Russia, beating England 2-0 to secure third place at the World Cup. ESPN brings you the best numbers.
La Liga influence on WC is evident despite Spain woe
Spain left little impression on the 2018 World Cup but La Liga's influence on Sunday's final between Croatia and France is a source of pride.
The miraculous heroism of the Thailand cave rescue
Azam beat Simba to retain CECAFA Kagame Cup
Azam FC defeated arch-rivals Simba SC 2-1 in an all-Tanzanian final to retain the regional CECAFA Kagame Club Championship title on Friday.
Everton in Mina talks with Barca - sources
Everton are in talks with Barcelona over a deal for Colombian defender Yerry Mina, sources close to the the Premier League club have told ESPN FC.
Yerry Mina: I'm happy at Barcelona
Yerry Mina opens up about his future with Barcelona, as rumours continue to swirl over a possible move to Everton.
Lenglet 'would love' Rabiot to join Barcelona
Lenglet, 23, penned a five-year deal with Barca on Friday after the club executed his €35.9 million release clause to bring him in from Sevilla.
Solinas is a solid choice for Chiefs
Kaizer Chiefs fans may feel a little underwhelmed after Italian Giovanni Solinas was named as the club's new coach on Friday, but shouldn't be.
Kaizer Chiefs unveil Giovanni Solinas as coach
Kaizer Chiefs have unveiled Italian Giovanni Solinas as their new coach, ending months of speculation over who would take over at Naturena.
Fresh Sundowns resume stuttering Champions League campaign
Mamelodi Sundowns resume their CAF Champions League campaign on Tuesday, when they travel to West Africa to face AS Togo-Port.
Dortmund secure first refusal on Hakimi
The Morocco defender joined BVB on a two-year loan deal on Wednesday, and the German giants have also negotiated first refusal on the defender.
El Kaabi seals Hebei China Fortune switch
The Chinese Super League side have signed the Morocco international from Renaissance Berkane.
Onyekuru completes Galatasaray loan switch
The 21-year-old failed for a second successive year to qualify for a work permit to play in the English Premier League, and the move means he will play outside of Belgium for the first time since 2015.
NPFL goal king Okpotu joins Difaa El Jadida
The Moroccan side have signed the reigning NPFL top scorer from Lobi Stars on a three-year deal.
Sadiq excited to work with Gerrard at Rangers
Umar Sadiq has revealed that the allure of working under Steven Gerrard was influential in his decision to sign for Glasgow Rangers.
D.C. United's Rooney: Everton 'happy for me to leave'
Wayne Rooney spoke exclusively to Taylor Twellman about the circumstances behind his summer move. He's set to make his MLS debut on Saturday as D.C. United open its new stadium, Audi Field, against the Vancouver Whitecaps (8 p.m. ET, ESPN+).
Rooney: Bosses need more faith in English youth
Wayne Rooney says England will find more international success if foreign coaches have "a little bit more faith in young English players."
Exclusive: Rooney opens up over Everton exit
ESPN's Taylor Twellman sits down with Wayne Rooney to speak about how his exit from Everton all went down.
Inside Riyad Mahrez's first day - Via Man City
Mahrez: Signing for City a big step for me
After finally sealing a move to Manchester City, Riyad Mahrez says he has to perform and show that can play at the top level.
Africa's ten most expensive players
Where does Manchester City new boy Riyad Mahrez rank among Africa's most expensive transfers in history?
Man United stars put on a show in World Cup knockout rounds
Seven Man United players are in the World Cup through the weekend, but none has impressed Gary Neville quite like Ashley Young and Jesse Lingard.
Belgium's Meunier: 'We are better than England'
Belgium defender Thomas Meunier says his side are better than England and believes finishing third is the minimum requirement for his side.
Balotelli uses England exit to hit back at 'insults'
Mario Balotelli responded to England's World Cup exit with a message on Instagram in which he said it was payback to all those who had insulted him.
England are no longer a laughing stock
England came up short against Croatia, but overall, they've turned a corner from being "home before the postcards" at major tournaments.
Self-deception, lies get Croatia to final
England's collective mind got fuzzier as the game went on. Croatia's, somehow, seemed to grow clearer, scything through pain, fatigue and errors.
Russia 2018 can't be a false dawn for England
England surprised everyone at the World Cup, including themselves. The foundation of something great is in place, but that's been said before.
Project Russia: Has VAR been a success?
Various ESPN FC correspondents and fans weigh in on VAR and its impact at the World Cup in the latest episode of Project Russia.
- Juve season tickets sell out as Ronaldo arrives
- Trevor Noah blasted for 'Africa WC win' joke
- €54m Real Madrid starlet slams Neymar critics
- Jorginho move 'would've been mistake' - Pep
- Bolt a target for U.S. second tier Las Vegas
- Egypt fined $50k for playing prohibited game
- FIFA fines, warns 6 clubs over player debts
- Henderson, Lovren likely out of Reds opener