More signings not the answer for Man United, Mourinho
Jose Mourinho deserves another season of support, but Man United's results and style of play must improve. More new signings aren't the answer.
Man Utd won't sell wantaway Martial - sources
Anthony Martial faces a battle to leave Manchester United this summer with the club adamant they will not sell, sources have told ESPN FC.
'Easy to learn from' Carrick helping Pereira
Andreas Pereira has said Michael Carrick is helping him attempt to secure his Manchester United future, calling the club legen "easy to learn from."
- Derby, Hearts target Man Utd's Mitchell
- Lights boss would use Bolt as a winger
- Liverpool's Alisson offer 'irrefusable' - Totti
- Wenger not in contention for Japan role
Sampaoli wrong for Argentina, now they have to get it right
Sampaoli was a bizarre choice to take charge of Argentina and that should have been abundantly clear. Now the AFA has to take time to get it right.
Transfer Talk: Barca back with £55m-plus bid for Willian
Barcelona look set to come back for Willian with a bigger, better bid than the two Chelsea have reportedly rejected. Transfer Talk has the latest.
BVB's Schurrle in talks with another club
The club's official Twitter account confirmed the news following their International Champions cup win over the Premier League champions.
Portugal defender Fonte set to join Lille
Portugal defender Jose Fonte is set to continue his much-travelled career in the north of France after agreeing to a two-year deal with Lille.
Flying Eagles cruise past Mauritania
Nigeria's male Under-20 team, the Flying Eagles, qualified for the 2019 Africa U-20 Nations Cup after beating Mauritania 5-0 on Saturday in Lagos.
Liverpool's Keita always wanted to be Gerrard
Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita is a great admirer of Steven Gerrard and said he emulated the Reds legend as a boy playing in the streets of Guinea.
Alisson a boost but title talk is premature
Some Liverpool fans are demanding a title challenge after their massive summer spending spree but they need to calm down -- for now.
Is there any future for Karius at Liverpool?
Jurgen Klopp has replaced Loris Karius after his errors in Kiev, but how do the confidence-drained goalkeeper and Liverpool move forward?
Tuchel jokes Mbappe at World Cup 'too long'
Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel says he is excited to work with the "extraordinary" trio of Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani and Neymar.
Weah goal in vain as Bayern rally past PSG
Bayern Munich successfully launched their International Champions Cup campaign with a 3-1 victory over two-time winners Paris Saint-Germain.
ICC: Fixtures, results and coverage
The ICC runs from July 20 until Aug. 11. Check back here daily for results, news and stories on the biggest names in world football.
Mahrez's debut hints at even more potent City attack
Manchester City fell in their preseason opener to Borussia Dortmund, but among a cast of kids, Riyad Mahrez provided a glimpse of what's to come.
Pulisic, Sancho impress new BVB boss Favre
In his first match in charge of Borussia Dortmund, Lucien Favre came away impressed by teenagers Christian Pulisic and Jadon Sancho.
Pep 'worried' by Dortmund's strong tackles
Guardiola will be without 16 players who were involved in the World Cup and could have been without a few more following some tough tackling.
Prince Tjiueza the early star of COSAFA U-17 Cup
The Namibian wonderkid has stolen the early headlines after an outstanding start to the campaign by the Baby Warriors.
Martial, Chong impress in America draw
Manchester United drew 1-1 against America, with Anthony Martial and rookie Tahith Chong catching the eye. Here's what we learned ...
United's 5 most pressing preseason concerns
With his biggest stars on summer holiday, Jose Mourinho will get a chance to take a closer look at the fringes of Manchester United's first team.
Pogba's France role won't work for United
Paul Pogba played more defensively when winning the World Cup, but if Man United want him to dominate games, a more attack-minded role is required.
Who will emerge as Madrid's alpha with CR7 gone?
Real Madrid have always been a team with an alpha male but with Cristiano Ronaldo, the biggest alpha of them all now gone, who takes up the mantle?
Madrid to return to Galactico-level spending
Real Madrid have been rather conservative in the transfer market for the past three years, but that seems set to change this summer.
Vinicius vows to fight for Madrid place
Vinicius Junior has said he is ready to fight for a place in the Real Madrid first team and will work hard to adapt as quickly as possible.
The mixed success of Chiefs' last five coaches
Kaizer Chiefs have had five permanent coaches in the last 11 years. KweséESPN looks back at the varying records of the quintet.
Brockie on target as Sundowns claim friendly win over Chiefs
Mamelodi Sundowns struck a pre-season psychological blow when they defeated Kaizer Chiefs 2-1 in a friendly clash at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.
Brighton sign South African striker Tau
Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion have announced the signing of forward Percy Tau from South African champions Mamelodi Sundowns.
Can Tatenda Tumba become Zimbabwe's next big thing?
Tatenda Tumba is the most exciting prospect to emerge from the Zimbabwean top flight in years, but will his stature hinder his progress?
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 for the big European clubs
Ahead of the International Champions Cup, the world's leading clubs have big questions hanging over them. Mark Ogden highlights some of 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?
Lucas Perez makes Arsenal's Singapore squad
Perez's future has been the subject of speculation after he spent last season on loan in Spain but he has been back training with Arsenal.
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.
Transfer Talk LIVE: Madrid to bid for Hazard?
Eden Hazard recently said he could leave Chelsea this summer, and now the door has opened for Real Madrid. Transfer Talk has the latest.
Everton to spend £40m for Richarlison - sources
The clubs are in advanced talks over a deal for the Brazilian, who has flown back from Watford's preseason tour of Austria for talks and a medical.
Napoli president denies Cavani, Benzema talk
The Serie A club are being linked with a big-name transfer this summer in the aftermath of Juventus signing Cristiano Ronaldo.
Atletico have best squad in La Liga - Rodrigo
Rodrigo Hernandez believes new club Atletico Madrid have the "best squad in La Liga" and can "aspire to win everything" this upcoming season.
€54m Real Madrid teen slams Neymar critics
Real Madrid €50 million teenager Rodrygo says Neymar is a victim of a double standard amid the criticism the Brazil superstar suffered this summer.
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.
Milan now must topple Ronaldo, Juventus after CAS ruling
With Milan back in the Europa League after a successful appeal against their financial fair play violation, the focus turns to toppling Juventus.
Milan target UCL after boardroom reshuffle
Recent change of ownership which saw Li Yonghong leave position as owner allowed CAS to re-instate the Rossoneri into the Europa League.
Alisson sale continues worrying Roma trend
Alisson's sale to Liverpool brings Roma's transfer policy into question as yet another big-name star is sold.
Cahill open to U.S. clubs, rules out A-League
Retired Socceroos great Tim Cahill is open to offers to continue playing club football, but has ruled out any prospect of an A-League return.
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.
Giants Dynamos, CAPS face Zim PSL top two
Dynamos host Ngezi this weekend while CAPS United make the trip to champions FC Platinum as the old guard seek to reclaim some lost glory.
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.
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.
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.
Trevor Noah blasted for 'Africa WC win' joke
The Daily Show's Trevor Noah sparred with the French ambassador in Washington after joking that Africa, not France, won the World Cup.
3 players who caught the scouts' attention
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.
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.
Hislop: Usain Bolt to the A-League is a marketing ploy
ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop explains why he doesn't see Usain Bolt's six-week A-League trial as anything more than a piece of commercialism.
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.
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?
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.
Henderson, Lovren likely out of Reds opener
Jurgen Klopp expects to be without Jordan Henderson and Dejan Lovren for Liverpool's Premier League opener against West Ham.
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.
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.
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.
'Mbappe is ahead of where Henry was'
Kylian Mbappe is ahead of where France greats Thierry Henry and David Trezeguet were at a similar age, France coach Didier Deschamps has said.
'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.
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.
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.
- Orlando City slams 'absurd' penalty decision
- Iniesta, Torres both lose on J-League debuts
- Spanish Supercup to be held in Tangier
- Ozil quits Germany national team, citing racism
- Eriksen, Sanchez, Son in Spurs' ICC squad
- Klopp admits he is a fan of Dortmund's Pulisic
- Cahill: A-League fans should decide on Bolt
- Fabregas ready for 'new start' under Sarri