Month: March 2021

4:38 PM ET Harry Maguire smashed home a late winner as England laboured to a 2-1 victory over Poland in World Cup qualifying on Wednesday after an error by John Stones nearly cost the hosts all three points. Maguire swivelled and smashed home a knock-down from a corner in the 85th minute to maintain England’s
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4:47 PM ET DUISBURG, Germany, March 31 (Reuters) – North Macedonia scored an 85th-minute winner through Eljif Elmas to stun hosts Germany 2-1 in their World Cup Group J qualifier on Wednesday as the Balkan country celebrated their greatest international victory. Elmas slotted in after the four-times world champions had controlled the game but struggled
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2:03 PM ET England were knocked out at the group stage of the Under-21 Euros in stoppage time of their final match despite a 2-1 win over Croatia in Koper, Slovenia. Aidy Boothroyd’s side needed a victory by a two-goal margin and for Portugal to beat Switzerland in the group’s other game which they did.
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6:00 AM ET Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that he once refused to sign a player because of his mohawk haircut. During his time at Norwegian club Molde, Solskjaer revealed he traveled with a member of his scouting staff to watch a potential signing but was put off by the player’s hairstyle.
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5:14 AM ET Toni Kroos has said that awarding the 2022 World Cup to Qatar was “wrong,” but the Germany and Real Madrid midfielder added that he does not believe a boycott of the tournament would help the migrant workers in the Gulf state. The 30-year-old became the latest footballer to add his voice to
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4:59 AM ET Napoli forward Hirving Lozano proved to be the matchwinner for Mexico in a 1-0 international friendly victory over Costa Rica on Tuesday. LA Galaxy midfielder Efrain Alvarez was handed his first cap for El Tri after coming off the bench in the second half. Mexico and United States are both trying to
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8:51 AM ET Japan thrashed Mongolia 14-0 on Tuesday to move closer to the third round of Asia’s qualifying tournament for the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar. Yuya Osako scored a hat trick, while Southampton‘s on-loan playmaker Takumi Minamino was also among the scorers as Hajime Moriyasu’s side made short work of the minnows.
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4:39 PM ET Belgium‘s second-string used the opportunity of a rare start to impress coach Roberto Martinez as they thumped Belarus 8-0 in their World Cup qualifier on Tuesday. With Martinez warning players were under scrutiny for places in the Euro 2020 squad, Michy Batshuayi, Hans Vanaken, Leandro Trossard, Jeremy Doku, Denis Praet and Christian
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5:16 PM ET Reuters Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email Inter Miami CF won’t play their three scheduled preseason matches this week “out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of players and staff,” the club announced Tuesday. – 2021 MLS: All you need to know– ESPN+ viewer’s guide: Bundesliga, Serie A,
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4:59 PM ET Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goal in this World Cup qualifying campaign but then inexplicably missed a sitter as Portugal were forced to come from behind to beat Luxembourg 3-1 away on Tuesday. Luxembourg went into the game full of confidence after winning 1-0 at Ireland and they took a shock lead
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12:39 PM ET New York City FC is talks to acquire United States international and Fortuna Dusseldorf midfielder Alfredo Morales, a source has confirmed to ESPN. – 2021 MLS: All you need to know– ESPN+ viewer’s guide: Bundesliga, Serie A, MLS, FA Cup and more Dusseldorf tweeted earlier on Tuesday that Morales was in talks
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11:29 AM ET Bayern Munich‘s Poland striker Robert Lewandowski has been ruled out for four weeks after suffering sprained ligaments in his right knee, the German champions said on Tuesday. Lewandowski sustained the injury in Poland’s World Cup qualifying win over Andorra on Sunday, ruling him out of their match against England on Wednesday, and
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9:19 AM ET Sergio Aguero is considering interest from Juventus, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain after ruling out a return to club football in Argentina following confirmation of his exit from Manchester City this summer, sources have told ESPN. The 32-year-old, who is the highest-scoring non-Englishman in Premier League history with 181 goals, will leave the
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7:18 AM ET Associated Press Karim Benzema has 81 caps for France but has not played with them since 2015. Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images The Versailles prosecutor’s office has said Karim Benzema will face trial in October for his alleged involvement in blackmailing former France teammate Matthieu Valbuena over a sex tape. Benzema
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