Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is confident the club can keep their star players now that they are regularly challenging for trophies. English champions Manchester City are the biggest beneficiaries from the $209 million handed out by FIFA to clubs who released players for the 2018 World Cup, the global football body said on Tuesday.
Pep Guardiola explains the situation with young midfielder Brahim Diaz who could leave Manchester City at the end of the season. MANCHESTER, England — Manchester City would have to sell many of their young prospects if FIFA’s proposed clampdown on loans was introduced, according to Pep Guardiola. The world football governing body is ready to
Shaka Hislop reveals his latest power rankings which see Manchester City on top while Barcelona take a tumble following their loss to Betis. BARCELONA — FIFA’s Head of Football Technology Innovation has told ESPN FC that the organisation are already working on ways to make VAR more efficient for the next World Cup in four
Sunday’s Clásico will be first one without Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo since December 2007. Here’s some other big events from that year. Sunday’s Clásico will be first one without Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo since December 2007. Here’s some other big events from that year. La Liga could go to court to challenge FIFA’s
With reports that Girona are set to face Barcelona in Miami this coming January, the FC crew share their varying opinions on La Liga coming to the U.S. La Liga may not get permission from FIFA to hold Girona’s home game against Barcelona in Miami on Jan. 26, 2019, with president Gianni Infantino expressing doubt.
Brazil’s Filipe Luis believes the best player in the world is Lionel Messi and that the fact he isn’t included in FIFA’s Best Player of the Year award means it isn’t credible. Marcus Rashford’s opener was offset by goals from Saúl Ñíguez and Rodrigo to give Spain a 2-1 away win over England. Spain coach
After Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema continued their goal-scoring ways in Real Madrid’s La Liga win over Leganes, boss Julen Lopetegui sought to downplay individual achievements. Real Madrid made quick work of Leganes, getting two goals from Karim Benzema to secure the victory and stay perfect. Real Madrid’s Julen Lopetegui refuses to commit to a
The president of the Palestinian Football Association has been banned from all football activity for the next year after calling on fans to burn jerseys and pictures of Barcelona star Lionel Messi. Jibril Rajoub made the comments about Messi in advance of the planned friendly match between Argentina and Israel in Jerusalem before this summer’s
Juventus’ new man Cristiano Ronaldo shares what he hopes to achieve during his time at the club. ESPN FC’s Alexis Nunes speaks to Paolo Maldini about Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Juventus and Italy’s hopes for the future. Neymar believes Cristiano Ronaldo’s move from Real Madrid to Juventus will change the face of Italian football. World
With 100 days to go until the FIFA World Cup, Ian Darke joins a group of ESPN writers and experts for a roundtable discussion about what to expect in Russia this summer. Morocco says it will need to spend almost $16 billion to prepare to host the 2026 World Cup, with every proposed stadium and
Stewart Robson, Peter Walton and Alison Bender debate the use of VAR at the upcoming World Cup, and ask if referees are suitably prepared for it in the Premier League. FIFA formally approved video review to be used at this summer’s World Cup. The last step towards giving match officials high-tech help in Russia was
England manager Gareth Southgate says he keeps preparing the squad for the World Cup despite the political tensions between the UK and the tournament hosts Russia. Mark Ogden asks Ashley Young about his prospects with England and earning a squad place for the World Cup. BURTON, England — Gareth Southgate has branded the relationship between
U.K. foreign secretary Boris Johnson says Britain may not participate normally in the World Cup if Russia is proven to be behind the unexplained illness of a former spy. With 100 days to go until the FIFA World Cup, Ian Darke joins a group of ESPN writers and experts for a roundtable discussion about what
U.K. foreign secretary Boris Johnson says Britain may not participate normally in the World Cup if Russia is proven to be behind the unexplained illness of a former spy. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed that no members of the British royal family or government ministers will attend the 2018 World Cup in Russia in
Steve Nicol and Mark Donaldson react to Danny Rose and Mauricio Pochettino’s criticism of VAR, and whether it should be implemented at the World Cup. Video Assistant Referees (VAR) have been officially approved to be introduced into the laws of the game at a meeting of the International Football Association Board (IFAB) on Saturday. It paves
Steve Nicol and Mark Donaldson react to Danny Rose and Mauricio Pochettino’s criticism of VAR, and whether it should be implemented at the World Cup. FIFA’s rule-making panel approved the addition of video review to the laws of of the game on Saturday following a trial period, clearing the way for its use at the
FIFA president Gianni Infantino speaks to ESPN FC’s Gab Marcotti about his hopes of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups being able to change any negative perceptions of both Russia and Qatar. A British coroner has blamed dangerous working practices for the death of a worker on a 2022 World Cup stadium building site in
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin said that VAR will not be used in next season’s UEFA Champions League. SOCHI, Russia — FIFA briefed coaches on Wednesday on how video assistant referees (VAR) should operate at this year’s World Cup. All that’s required now is official approval of VARs for the June 14-July 15 tournament in Russia.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino speaks to ESPN FC’s Gab Marcotti about his hopes of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups being able to change any negative perceptions of both Russia and Qatar. FIFA president Gianni Infantino tells Gab Marcotti the World Cup ‘cannot afford’ to be decided by an incorrect refereeing decision. Former FIFA president
FIFA president Gianni Infantino tells Gab Marcotti the World Cup ‘cannot afford’ to be decided by an incorrect refereeing decision. FIFA president Giovanni Infantino has told ESPN FC that video assistant referee (VAR) technology is improving, indicating that he believes it should be used at the World Cup. Infantino said he had been “sceptical” about