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Like Real Madrid, Portugal has to cope without Ronaldo

It's not only Real Madrid that has to adapt to life without Cristiano Ronaldo.Portugal's national soccer team also has had to cope without the star forward as he takes a break from international duty following his transfer to Juventus...
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Manchester United's Paul Pogba not Juventus target - Fabio Paratici

The FC guys and Ian Darke dive into the latest drama surrounding Jose Mourinho and the "manhunt" he believes is happening at Manchester United. Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is not a transfer target for Juventus, according to sporting director Fabio Paratici. The Frenchman has been linked with a return to the Italian champions, as well as Spanish giants Barcelona, after a summer during which, sources have told ESPN FC, he has become unsettled at Old Trafford.  Serie A Watch on ESPN networks in the U.S. ESPN has reached an exclusive, multi-year rights agreement in the United States for Italy's Serie A TIM, one of the world's top soccer leagues. The agreement will bring more than 340 matches per season to ESPN+ | Schedule Why Italian football finds its way into your blood Roma beat Lazio, but the derby doesn't end, it merely pauses. Because like the city that birthed both clubs, it is eternal, reports Wright Thompson. LISTEN: The Serie Awesome Podcast Get the latest edition of The Serie Awesome Podcast, as the likes of Gab Marcotti, Mina Rzouki and Paolo Bandini discuss what is happening in Serie A. However, Paratici -- himself linked with a move to United as part of a restructure at the club -- has ruled out a move for the World Cup winner. "We like Paul...
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Toronto FC forward Jozy Altidore hints at possible exit from MLS Cup holders

Kei Kamara's 2nd-half goal handed Vancouver a 2-1 win over Toronto, and eliminated the defending MLS Cup champions hopes of reaching the postseason. FC's Shaka Hislop feels Sebastian Giovinco is undoubtedly deserving of his Italy call up after a three-year absence. Toronto FC forward Jozy Altidore has left the door open to a possible departure from the club. The defending Major League Soccer champions were knocked out of playoff contention following a 2-1 defeat to Vancouver Whitecaps and, speaking after the match, the United States international hinted his future could be at another club. Transfers Revealed: How FIFA wants to fix transfers ESPN's Gabriele Marcotti obtained a FIFA report revealing the biggest overhaul to the transfer system in decades. Are they finally serious about cleaning up football? How a transfer works With help from former Tottenham and Liverpool director of football, Damien Comolli, we show you how a transfer works through Iain Macintosh's tale of fictional rising star Dave Thumper. FC Exclusives - Mou wants United public backing - Barca board split over Pogba - Mendy facing uncertain future at City - Ramsey's contract talks collapse "It's not in my hands," he said. "I've tried to show every night I stepped on the field since 2015 when I arrived, to give everything I could, all the time. "[I] tried...
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Transfer Talk: Zlatan Ibrahimovic wants offseason loan to return to AC Milan

Take a close look at week 31 in Major League Soccer, headlined by Zlatan Ibrahimovic's impact and Alex Ring's stunning finish. The transfer window for all of Europe's big five leagues is closed, but that doesn't stop Transfer Talk from rummaging around about who will be moving where come January. Zlatan wants Milan return Zlatan Ibrahimovic is gearing up for one last tour of duty in European football, with a grand return to one of his former clubs rumoured to be in the pipeline. Ibrahimovic has scored 20 goals in 24 league games for LA Galaxy, but with the 2018 MLS campaign soon ending, the Swede is keen to keep himself...
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Transfer Talk: Man City to return for Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele?

The FC panel answer your tweets including how much Paul Pogba is worth, Javier Pastore's backheel finish and Gab Marcotti's fashion sense. Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon of PTI take a dip into the world of soccer as they debate the ongoing feud between Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho. The transfer window for all of Europe's big five leagues is closed, but that doesn't stop Transfer Talk from rummaging around about who will be moving where come January. FC Exclusives - Aaron Ramsey's contract talks with Arsenal collapse with no offer on table - source - Derby have no option to sign Liverpool loanee Harry Wilson - sources - Manchester United's Ander Herrera keen to stay despite Barcelona interest - sources Man City after Lyon star Ndombele  Manchester City...
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Transfer Talk: Paul Pogba's £100m fee may derail Barcelona move

The FC panel answer your tweets including how much Paul Pogba is worth, Javier Pastore's backheel finish and Gab Marcotti's fashion sense. Following Juve's 2-0 win over Bologna, fans voiced their desire for a Paul Pogba return to Turin. Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon of PTI take a dip into the world of soccer as they debate the ongoing feud between Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho. The FC crew have their suspicions on the training ground footage that continued the conversation surrounding Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho's troubled relationship. As tensions escalate between Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho, the FC crew assess the issues at Man United and debate who's more at fault for the rift. The discord between Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba shows no signs of relenting, ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop does his best to make sense of it all. ESPN FC's Mark Ogden has some sobering words for Paul Pogba, urging the midfielder to talk less and do more for Manchester United. France's Didier Deschamps believes Paul Pogba is misunderstood by football fans who think he only cares about himself but that he actually plays to get the best for the team. Steve Nicol breaks down what impressed and frustrated him about Paul Pogba's performance in Manchester United's draw against Wolves. The transfer window for all of Europe's big five leagues is closed, but that doesn't stop Transfer Talk from rummaging around about who will be moving where come January. Barcelona couldn't afford Pogba There are growing doubts that Barcelona could finance a move for Paul Pogba even if they did want to sign the unsettled French midfielder from Manchester United this January. According to the Telegraph, United would demand a £100 million-plus fee for Pogba, whose future is very much in the balance...
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FIFA to introduce reforms for transfers, loans once they receive approval

Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric broke a decade long dominance by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi by winning FIFA's best player award for the 2017-18 season. The ESPN FC crew assess Luka Modric's credentials after he claimed The Best FIFA Men's Player award over Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah. Croatia captain and Real Madrid star Luka Modric has been named the Best FIFA Men's Player in 2018 after winning the Golden Ball award at the World Cup. New regulations governing transfers in football are set to be introduced after FIFA backed reforms which will lead to more transparency, should final approval be received. The European Clubs Association (ECA), the top leagues and players (FIFPro) and FIFA member associations, confederations and the FIFA administration all approved the new ideas at a meeting in London on Monday, FIFA announced in a statement. Fantasy Play ESPN Fantasy Soccer Pick your eight-man team and compete in the Champions League, Premier League, La Liga or Liga MX, then go head-to-head in leagues against your friends or people around the world. Sign up for free! How to play ESPN Fantasy Soccer Your team will be made up of eight players, at four different positions: two forwards, three midfielders, two defenders, and a goalkeeper. Find out more here. - Newcomers to pick and avoid - Champions League names to know - La Liga names to know - Breaking down ESPN's scoring system "We have brought everyone to the table and all key actors of the industry have understood...
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Manchester United's Paul Pogba misunderstood - Didier Deschamps

Steve Nicol breaks down what impressed and frustrated him about Paul Pogba's performance in Manchester United's draw against Wolves. Craig Burley sings Paul Pogba and Man United's praises after their win over Young Boys, but isn't convinced they'll advance from their group just yet. Gab Marcotti sat down with Rio Ferdinand to discuss Paul Pogba's recent form at the World Cup and at Manchester United and how he wants to be the best. Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is misunderstood, France manager Didier Deschamps has said. Pogba, 25, is often the subject of criticism from fans following poor team performances. United broke the world transfer record to sign the France international from Juventus for £89 million in 2016 -- but he has not been in contention for any of the individual awards. Fantasy Play ESPN Fantasy Soccer Pick your eight-man team and compete in the Champions League, Premier League, La Liga or Liga MX, then go head-to-head in leagues against your friends or people around the world. Sign up for free! How to play ESPN Fantasy Soccer Your team will be made up of eight players, at four different positions: two forwards, three midfielders, two defenders, and a goalkeeper. Find out more here. - Newcomers to pick and avoid - Champions League names to know - La Liga names to know - Breaking down ESPN's scoring system However, this summer, he played every match as France won the World Cup in Russia, and Les Bleus boss Deschamps has said this...
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Real Madrid's Vinicius Jr. 'distorts' Segunda B - Cultural Leonesa president

AS Roma Eusebio Di Francesco believes Real Madrid's Luka Modric has been exceptional for both club and country and rarely makes mistakes. Real Madrid head coach Julen Lopetegui prefers to talk about his whole team after their win over Roma. With a goal for Real Madrid in every competitive game, the FC crew examine what's led to Gareth Bale's sublime start to the season. Sergio Ramos makes fun of Antoine Griezmann's claims that he 'eats at the same table as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.' The presence of Real Madrid's €45 million signing Vinicius Jr. in their B side has "distorted" the league, Cultural Leonesa president Felipe Llamazares has claimed. Vinicius, 18, joined Real Madrid in the summer as their biggest signing of the transfer window. However, he is yet to make a matchday squad in La Liga and was an unused substitute during the UEFA Super Cup defeat to Atletico Madrid, having been demoted to the Castilla side, which competes in Segunda B -- the third tier. Fantasy Play ESPN Fantasy Soccer Pick your eight-man team and compete in the Champions League, Premier League, La Liga or Liga MX, then go head-to-head in leagues against your friends or people around the world. Sign up for free! How to play ESPN Fantasy Soccer Your team will be made up of eight players, at four different positions: two forwards, three midfielders, two defenders, and a goalkeeper. Find out more here. - Newcomers to pick and avoid - Champions League names to know - La Liga names to know - Breaking down ESPN's scoring system But Llamazares...
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Real Madrid's Vinicius Jr. 'distorts' Seguna B - Cultural Leonesa president

AS Roma Eusebio Di Francesco believes Real Madrid's Luka Modric has been exceptional for both club and country and rarely makes mistakes. Real Madrid head coach Julen Lopetegui prefers to talk about his whole team after their win over Roma. With a goal for Real Madrid in every competitive game, the FC crew examine what's led to Gareth Bale's sublime start to the season. Sergio Ramos makes fun of Antoine Griezmann's claims that he 'eats at the same table as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.' The presence of Real Madrid's €45 million signing Vinicius Jr. in their B side has "distorted" the league, Cultural Leonesa president Felipe Llamazares has claimed. Vinicius, 18, joined Real Madrid in the summer as their biggest signing of the transfer window. However, he is yet to make a matchday squad in La Liga and was an unused substitute during the UEFA Super Cup defeat to Atletico Madrid, having been demoted to the Castilla side, which competes in Segunda B -- the third tier. Fantasy Play ESPN Fantasy Soccer Pick your eight-man team and compete in the Champions League, Premier League, La Liga or Liga MX, then go head-to-head in leagues against your friends or people around the world. Sign up for free! How to play ESPN Fantasy Soccer Your team will be made up of eight players, at four different positions: two forwards, three midfielders, two defenders, and a goalkeeper. Find out more here. - Newcomers to pick and avoid - Champions League names to know - La Liga names to know - Breaking down ESPN's scoring system But Llamazares...
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Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng a 'colourful bird' - Karl-Heinz Rummenigge

Currently on loan from FC Dallas at Bayern Munich, follow Chris Richards around behind-the-scenes at Bayern's campus. Bayern Munich have seven competitive games in a span of three weeks following the first international break of the season. Niko Kovac praised his Bayern Munich side's all-round performance in their 3-0 win at Stuttgart in the Bundesliga. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has described Jerome Boateng as a "colourful bird" and told the defender the door to his office is "always open." Boateng, 30, came close to leaving Bayern Munich this summer, with Paris Saint-Germain interested in signing him. However, the deal collapsed as both clubs were not able to agree on a transfer fee. Fantasy Play ESPN Fantasy Soccer Pick your eight-man team and compete in the Champions League, Premier League, La Liga or Liga MX, then go head-to-head in leagues against your friends or people around the world. Sign up for free! How to play ESPN Fantasy Soccer Your team will be made up of eight players, at four different positions: two forwards, three midfielders, two defenders, and a goalkeeper. Find out more here. - Newcomers to pick and avoid - Champions League names to know - La Liga names to know - Breaking down ESPN's scoring system Boateng was criticised by Rummenigge, with the Bayern CEO accusing the central defender of caring more about fashion than football in 2016. In an interview with 
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A-League Preview, Brisbane Roar

With the transfer window nearly over and the season beginning for a new Brisbane Roar side, read below to see a brief overview of where this new squad could finish. Last season’s position 6th, 33 goals scored and 40 goals conceded. Finals series: 6th, lost 2-0 to Melbourne City. FFA Cup: Round of 32 in […]
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A-League preview: Adelaide United

With the A-League 2018-19 season on the horizon and the transfer window nearly over for an inconsistent Adelaide United side, read below to see a brief overview of last season and what the ins and outs are. At the end is a prediction on where this Adelaide United side could finish. Last season’s position: 5th, […]
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Fee calculator, loan limit: FIFA task force’s sensational transfer fix

A FIFA task force has proposed the use of an algorithm to calculate transfer fees as well as a luxury tax and a limit on the number of players who can be loaned in a report on possible reforms to the soccer transfer system. The report, which has been seen by Reuters, found multiple failings in the current system, saying among its many criticisms that it led to “various abuses at the expense of young players and the integrity of competitions”. It said that an inflated transfer market was driving “unsavoury practices which may lead to the exploitation of players”.
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Arsenal sign South Africa-based wonderkid

The transfer window has come and gone, but Arsenal have still been busy in the transfer market - by signing a nine-year-old from South Africa. Jayden Adetiba, who was born in Nigeria but has lived in South Africa for a couple of years, has been signed to the Gunners' academy after impressing during a five-week trial in London. Adetiba has also lived in England, but has been playing for the SuperSport United Soccer School in Cape Town. Footballing talent seems to run in the family, with his...
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Arsenal sign South African wonderkid

The transfer window has come and gone, but Arsenal have still been busy in the transfer market - by signing a nine-year-old from South Africa. Jayden Adetiba has been signed to the Gunners' academy after impressing during a five-week trial in London. Adetiba was born in Ghana and lived in England, but has spent most of his time in South Africa, where he played for the SuperSport United Soccer School. And it seems to run in the family, his older brother having spent three years at Blackburn...
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European coaches ask UEFA to review away goals, unify transfer deadline day

Steve Nicol and Alexis Nunes face-off ahead of the first-ever round of UEFA Nations League qualifiers. NYON, Switzerland -- Europe's top club coaches have asked UEFA to review the use of the away goals rule in continental competitions because scoring away from home is not as difficult as it used to be. They also want the transfer window to end at the same time in all the region's major leagues. UEFA's deputy general secretary Giorgio Marchetti confirmed that the European soccer body would "open a discussion" on the use of the away goals rule which is used to determine the winners of knockout ties...
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Six free agents your A-League club should sign

The FFA has made one of its priorities this season to sign big marquee players in order to attract bigger crowds. Today I take a look at six free agents your A-League club should sign. Claudio Yacob The former West Bromwich Albion man recently left the Baggies after their relegation from the EPL. The Argentinian […]
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Report: Ola Toivonen to join Melbourne Victory

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A-League champions Melbourne Victory are reportedly close to signing Sweden striker Ola Toivonen from French club Toulouse.The 32-year-old World Cup quarter-finalist is reported to have made a handshake...
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Victory snare world-class Swedish striker for A-League

Melbourne Victory have pulled off a second stunning transfer coup, convincing Swedish striker Ola Toivonen to join the A-League champions. Toivonen is poised to link with Kevin Muscat’s side from French club Toulouse, which announced his departure and destination on Friday. The 32-year-old has made a handshake agreement, passed a preliminary medical and will travel […]
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