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3:45 PM ET Omar Flores Aldana Mexico midfielder Erick Aguirre lined up for Thursday’s Olympic soccer opener against France with his country’s flag displayed upside-down on his jersey, an oversight that could draw a disciplinary measure from the government against the Mexican Olympic Committee or the apparel company. Television close-ups during the pregame anthem showed
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4:19 PM ET ESPN Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email Liverpool beat Bundesliga side Mainz 1-0 in a preseason friendly for the two clubs as they squared off in Austria. – Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only)– Don’t have ESPN? Get instant access An own goal from Mainz’s Luca Kilia in the 86th
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12:37 PM ET Adriana Garcia Barcelona will take on Juventus at the Camp Nou in the Joan Gamper Trophy on Aug. 8 in what could see a potential match-up between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Sources have told ESPN that Barca are struggling to make room for Messi to be registered in time for the
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9:00 AM ET Caitlin Murray More than a year since a judge dismissed their equal pay lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation, the players of the U.S. women’s national team has appealed, arguing that the judge’s ruling “is legally wrong, and it defies reality.” The legal team representing the USWNT players, who are in Tokyo
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5:46 AM ET Steven Gerrard has told ESPN it was “never a possibility” that he would leave his job as Rangers manager to take charge of Everton, but admits he was not surprised by Rafael Benitez’s decision to move to Goodison Park following Carlo Ancelotti’s departure for Real Madrid. Former Liverpool captain Gerrard will go
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8:50 PM ET The United States men’s national team announced on Thursday that the Oct. 7 World Cup qualifier against Jamaica will take place at Q2 Stadium in Austin, Texas. The match will take place in the second window of World Cup qualifiers, following the start of the “Octagonal” in September. The window is also
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6:28 AM ET Associated Press The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team‘s Olympics hopes have reached “do or die mode” following their surprise 3-0 loss to Sweden in their opening match, Megan Rapinoe has said. USWNT’s defeat on Wednesday broke a 44-match unbeaten streak but the world’s top ranked team can still make it to the knockout
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8:00 AM ET Argentina’s Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero’s glittering careers were just beginning when they won Olympic gold in 2008. Koji Watanabe/Getty Images Argentina definitely have pedigree when it comes to men’s Olympic football, having won gold twice in the past two decades. Four years after their first triumph at the summer games in Athens
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8:33 AM ET Adriana Garcia Real Madrid‘s first summer signing David Alaba has said he would love to play alongside Raphael Varane amid reports the France international defender will leave and join Manchester United. Varane, whose contract at Bernabeu is due to expire in June 2022, is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s top defensive target and sources
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1:50 PM ET Andrew Cesare Richardson Inter Milan forwards Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez. Carlo Hermann/KONTROLAB/LightRocket via Getty Images Inter Milan are the latest club to pull out of the Florida Cup due to take place this pre-season after Arsenal withdrew on Tuesday. Arsenal announced they would not be travelling to the U.S. for the tournament
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9:33 AM ET Netherlands players celebrate after their sixth goal against Zambia. Koki Nagahama/Getty Images Vivianne Miedema scored four goals and Netherlands routed Zambia 10-3 to open the Olympic women’s football tournament on Wednesday — with Barbra Banda netting all three for the African side. Miedema, the all-time leading scorer in the Women’s Super League, as
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2:31 AM ET The World Cup is the child of the Olympic football tournament. To be more specific, it is the child of the South American contribution to the Olympic football tournament. In 1924, in Paris, Uruguay astonished allcomers with the brilliance of their football — a new balletic style that thrilled the crowds as
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