The club issued a press release denying any intention to acquire the player from Juventus, after several reports linking the team and the midfielder.
Even after all the rumors surrounding French midfielder Paul Pogba, one team took a stand and denied any interest in signing the player. Today, Real Madrid issued a press release where the club dismisses any rumors regarding an official offer to sign Pogba. In the statement, the club denies any contact with the player or his agent.
"Following the reports published in the Italian newspaper... Read the rest of the article »
What are the chances of Karim Benzema leaving La Casa Blanca? Will Jürgen Klopp take a six month sabatical before joining a top club?
After several rumors surrounding Karim Benzema's future, one more team will try to lure the Frenchman away from Real Madrid. Manchester United could be plotting a £40 million pound deal to sign the striker, who would take Radamel Falcao's place with the Red Devils, and would also force the departure of Dutch striker Robin Van Persie. Apparently, Van Gaal is really interested in signing Real Madrid's... Read the rest of the article »
Four years after disappointment in the 2011 World Cup final, the USWNT are ready to take on the world's best in Canada as they seek their third World Cup title.
Four years ago, the USWNT were in the finals of the Women's World Cup - a position that, given their tournament favourite status was to be expected. However, the Stars and Stripes would be dealt a shock - just as Sweden and hosts Germany had received earlier on - by dark horses Japan, who managed to defeat the two-time winners in a tense penalty-shoot out and lift the title, seemingly against all odds.
This... Read the rest of the article »
His departure from the Italian club matches with the time that Real plans to announce its next manager. Benitez has decided not to extend his contract that expires this season.
Rafael Benitez has one last game to coach with Napoli before his contract expires and he has decided that an extension is not an option. After two years with the Italian side, his game against Lazio will be his last one and the move to become the next manager of Real Madrid seems inevitable.
Los Merengues plan to announce who their next coach will be next week. By then, Benitez will have finished... Read the rest of the article »
The Football Association used a weather balloon to give out the last two tickets to the game. It was the fan's grandmother who found them in the village.
19-year-old George Lamb had lost any hope of going to watch Arsenal face Aston Villa in the FA Cup final until something out of the ordinary happened. His grandmother had picked up the last two remaining tickets that the FA gave away using a weather balloon. Now Lamb has two VIP passes for Saturday's game.
The FA decided to launch the weather balloon from the pitch where the game will be played... Read the rest of the article »
Watch NASL’s New York Cosmos vs. Cuba Live on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Deportes Radio
ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Deportes Radio will carry the anticipated Cosmos vs. Cuba match on Tuesday, June 2, at 5 p.m. The game marks the first time a U.S. sports team visits Cuba since President Obama announced steps toward full diplomacy with the country.
It is also the first live sports telecast involving a U.S. team from Cuba since USA beat Cuba 1-0 in Havana in the semifinal round... Read the rest of the article »
The game includes 12 national teams that will be participating in the Women's World Cup this summer. The game is expected to be released in mid-September.
For the first time ever, the traditional FIFA video game will include Women's Soccer. EA Sports and FIFA announced that 12 of the world's best women's national teams will be included in the FIFA 16 to be launched by the end of the year. This comes just weeks ahead of the start of the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada.
The teams included in this game are. Australia, Brazil, Canada, China... Read the rest of the article »
With the DFB Pokal final being his last game as Borussia Dortmund's coach, what are Jürgen Klopp's chances of adding one more piece of silverware to his resume?
The 2015 edition of the DFB Pokal will be remembered as Jürgen Klopp's final game as Borussia Dortmund's head coach, and the highly praised and beloved coach will want to leave his job with all the possible flair. But what are Dortmund's real chances of winning another title under Klopp? And how can his team cancel key players such as Kevin De Bruyne, one of the most exciting players to watch... Read the rest of the article »
We conclude our analysis of the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup’s groups with Group F featuring Germany, Fiji, Uzbekistan and Honduras.
This is a section with no contender from South America or Africa – two zones which have produced FIFA U-20 World winners on several occasions. That sounds like good news for European champions Germany who are both Group F and overall tournament favourites.
The Germans’ best years in the history of this youth competition were in the 80’s. Oceania should give them good memories.... Read the rest of the article »
Six days after thrashing Maritimo 4-1 to win their 34th Primeira Liga title, Benfica will again face off against the same opponents in the Taca da Liga Final on Friday, May 29th. Read on to find some live TV listings & online streaming options for the 2015 Taca da Liga final courtesy of LiveSoccerTV.com.
Less than a week ago, Benfica earned their 34th Primeira Liga title after thrashing Maritimo 4-1 at the Estádio da Luz, which again broke their previously established record of 33. And, against the very same opponents, they have the opportunity to make it an unprecedented sixth double in defending their Taça da Liga trophy to give Benfiquistas something else to celebrate after crashing... Read the rest of the article »
Group E at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup will see heavyweights Nigeria and Brazil face tricky sides North Korea and Hungary in New Plymouth and Christchurch.
If this group produces no surprise, Nigeria and Brazil should qualify from it quite easily. The question would be: who will join both in the knockout stages as one of the best four third-placed teams. However, football has never been played on paper.
Group will open on June 1st with a final-like clash between the Nigerians and the Brazilians. The outcome of this fixture could very well unsettle... Read the rest of the article »
Group D at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup is a very exciting one with four ambitious teams – Mexico, Mali, Uruguay and Serbia – vying for the knockout stages.
They broke Colombia’s hearts in injury time to win 1-0, left Brazil toothless with a 2-0 score line, and toyed with Chile 6-1. They are the Uruguayans, hosts of the 2015 South American Youth Football Championship where they topped Group B before finishing third in the Final Phase.
Uruguay have one thing in mind: to go one better than they did in Turkey 2013 when they lost to FIFA U-20... Read the rest of the article »
On Saturday, La Pulga’s Barcelona side will face Los Leones, as the Argentine looks to carry his astonishing form against the club from Basque country.
This weekend, on Saturday, all Spanish football for this season will wrap up when the final for the Copa del Rey is played and the champions crowned.
The game, which will be held at Camp Nou, will see the cup’s two most successful sides lock horns for the 2014-15 title; Barcelona, with 26 wins, and Athletic Bilbao, with 23.
Having won La Liga, and with a Champions League final date... Read the rest of the article »
Films Directed by The Mundo Sisters, Filmmakers on Nine for IX Short: Rowdy Ronda Rousey; Three Soccer-themed Shorts Will Debut in Advance of 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup
This summer, espnW will launch a new original series, What Makes Us, comprised of five documentary shorts featuring some of the world’s greatest female athletes and their journeys to become sports icons. The series is produced in collaboration with the sibling directing team, the Mundo Sisters, who previously directed the popular espnW Original Nine for IX Short: Rowdy Ronda Rousey.
As... Read the rest of the article »
Iconic Soccer Commentator Andrés Cantor Heads Stellar NBC Deportes Team; Experienced Sports Journalist and Commentator Copán Álvarez to Join NBC Deportes; Former Mexican Women’s National Team Player Andrea Rodebaugh to Provide Analysis and Commentary for FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™
NBC Deportes announced the roster of on-air talent that will deliver to soccer fans the thrills, passion and emotions from each of the FIFA events that TELEMUNDO Network, NBC UNIVERSO and NBCDeportes.com will broadcast in 2015, including the upcoming FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand and FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada™.
Award-winning and iconic soccer narrator Andrés Cantor will... Read the rest of the article »
Carlos Bacca's brace gave Unai Emery's team the championship against a Ukrainian side that fought until the end to equalize.
It will be a long night in Sevilla, and they are entitled to celebrate in style. Los Sevillanos were able to defeat Dnipro in the Europa League final in order to become the most winning side in the tournament's history. Furthermore, their victory will give Unai Emery's side the chance to play in the next edition of the UEFA Champions League, as an added bonus for their win.
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European womens' football powerhouses France and England will be joined by Mexico and Colombia in Group F at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.
A close look at the top five women's sides in the world will reveal an interesting, yet not surprising fact: Four out of this elite quintet - Germany, USA, Japan, and Sweden - have appeared in every single World Cup since its beginnings in 1991. And the fifth member? France, who are ranked no. 3, meaning that they are ahead of reigning champions Japan and experienced side Sweden, have only made two... Read the rest of the article »
The Italian striker was one of the flops of this season for the Reds, scoring only four goals in all competitions for Liverpool.
Following one of his worst seasons as a professional, Mario Balotelli will be given the benefit of the doubt by Liverpool's coach Brendan Rodgers, who seems set to keep the troublesome Italian striker for the upcoming season.
Balotelli arrived this season with the intention of filling the void left by Luis Suarez, but his performance was incredibly disappointing, scoring only four goals in all... Read the rest of the article »
The Swiss exec, who is contending for a fifth term as football's top officer, said the organisation will cooperate with the authorities in charge of the investigation.
FIFA's Swiss president Joseph Blatter issued a statement regarding the bribery and racketeering case involving some of his top officers. In a document released by FIFA's media area, Blatter revealed he will be cooperating with the Swiss and United States authorities in charge of the investigation, while the organisation will ban all of those charged with corruption allegations.
Blatter, currently... Read the rest of the article »
Every other team in their group has won the tournament at least once. It will be the first time that Jamaica participates in this tournament.
One of the two teams invited from CONCACAF to participate in the upcoming edition of the Copa America is Jamaica. The Reggae Boys will have their debut in the competition that was first played in 1916. Winfried Schafer and his team will match against Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay in the group stage. Uruguay is the team with the most Copa America titles (15), Argentina has 14 and Paraguay two.
Jamaica... Read the rest of the article »