Apr 12, 2024, 11:47 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Premier League clubs spent a total of £409.59 million ($509m) in agent fees across the last two transfer windows, with Chelsea spending more than any other team, figures released by the Football Association (FA) on Friday show. Chelsea paid £75m ($93m) to agents to sign players
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Apr 12, 2024, 01:42 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Leicester City cannot be deducted any points in the second-tier Championship if they are convicted of any violations of the Premier League‘s spending rules, the English Football League (EFL) said on Friday. Leicester, who were relegated from the top flight last season, were referred to an
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Emily Keogh Apr 12, 2024, 12:08 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Chelsea manager Emma Hayes deflected questions and criticism over her comments towards Arsenal boss Jonas Eidevall after the Conti Cup last month, instead opting to recite a Robert Frost poem and detail an interaction with her son. In the aftermath of the final, Hayes
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Apr 12, 2024, 10:16 AM ET Open Extended Reactions The investigation into corruption inside the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) under former president Luis Rubiales has been expanded to include his successor, Pedro Rocha, a Madrid-based court said on Friday. The investigating judge decided to officially consider Rocha to be under investigation after hearing testimony from
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Open Extended Reactions Mikel Arteta has said he believes his ban against Aston Villa in December may have triggered a change in his touchline behaviour. The Arsenal boss was forced to watch from the stands after receiving three yellow cards in the early part of the season as John McGinn scored the only goal at
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Open Extended Reactions Referee Darren England will this weekend act as a VAR in the Premier League for the first time since being involved in Luis Díaz‘s incorrectly disallowed goal in Liverpool‘s 2-1 defeat at Tottenham on Sept. 30. England has been appointed as the video referee for Sunday’s game between West Ham United and
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Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Apr 12, 2024, 08:46 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Barcelona coach Xavi Hernández said his decision to step down in the summer has sparked the team’s recent revival in LaLiga and the Champions League. Barça are unbeaten in 12 matches since Xavi made his announcement in January, during which time they
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Apr 12, 2024, 08:13 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Wrexham can secure promotion for the second successive year if results go their way on Saturday in what would be the latest thrilling chapter in the team’s Hollywood story. The Welsh club need five points from their final three games to guarantee promotion to League One
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Alex Kirkland Rodrigo Faez Apr 12, 2024, 08:02 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Carlo Ancelotti has warned those writing off Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappé, as well as Real Madrid midfielder Jude Bellingham to “watch out” for the superstars. Bellingham, Haaland and Mbappé were all criticised after their Champions League performances this week. – Stream
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Alex Kirkland Rodrigo Faez Apr 12, 2024, 05:02 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Hundreds of thousands of fans lined the streets of Bilbao on Thursday to celebrate Athletic Club‘s Copa del Rey triumph, with the players crossing the city by river boat. Athletic beat Mallorca on penalties on Saturday in the Copa del Rey final
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Adriana Garcia Apr 12, 2024, 05:38 AM ET Open Extended Reactions An angry spectator whipped Al Ittihad striker Abderrazak Hamdallah from the stands during an argument after Thursday’s Saudi Super Cup final. The disturbing incident occurred during the award ceremony after Al Hilal‘s 4-1 win over Al-Ittihad in Abu Dhabi. – Stream on ESPN+: LaLiga,
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Apr 12, 2024, 04:22 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Liverpool “lost the plot” against Atalanta and fully deserved their 3-0 defeat in the Europa League quarterfinal first leg, manager Jurgen Klopp said on Thursday. Gianluca Scamacca struck either side of half-time before Mario Pasalic capped an impressive win at Anfield as Liverpool slumped to their
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Liverpool slumped to a shock 3-0 home defeat by Atalanta on Thursday as Gianluca Scamacca struck twice for the Italian side in their Europa League quarterfinal first leg. The loss damages Liverpool’s hopes of a treble of trophies in manager Jurgen Klopp’s final season at Anfield. – Stream on ESPN+: LaLiga, Bundesliga, NWSL more (U.S.)
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Late strikes by Bayer Leverkusen substitutes Jonas Hofmann and Victor Boniface earned the Bundesliga leaders a 2-0 home win over West Ham United in their Europa League quarterfinal first leg. Leverkusen, still without a loss across all competitions this season, outshot West Ham 33 to 1 on the night and produced two late goals to send
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ESPN News Services Apr 11, 2024, 04:12 PM ET Open Extended Reactions New York City officials approved a plan Thursday to build a 25,000-seat stadium for Major League Soccer’s New York City FC next to the New York Mets‘ stadium, Citi Field. The $780 million soccer stadium, expected to open in 2027, will anchor a
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