Football

Julien Laurens, CorrespondentFeb 29, 2024, 07:21 AM ET France and Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba has been banned for four years for a doping offence, sources have told ESPN and the Associated Press. Pogba was provisionally suspended by Italy’s national anti-doping (NADO Italia) tribunal in September after testing positive for testosterone — a banned substance. Italian
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Connor O’Halloran Feb 29, 2024, 12:04 PM ET Open Extended Reactions NWSL commissioner Jessica Berman said she expects the United States to see an “explosive” growth in interest in soccer ahead of the 2026 World Cup. The United States will co-host the men’s World Cup in 2026 with Mexico and Canada and is bidding to
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Feb 28, 2024, 02:22 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Great rivals Manchester United and Liverpool could be set for blockbuster FA Cup quarterfinal clash, if they can make it through their fifth-round matchups on Wednesday. The two heavyweights were paired with each other in Wednesday’s draw, but first Manchester United will have to beat Nottingham
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Jeff Carlisle, U.S. soccer correspondentFeb 27, 2024, 07:30 PM ET Close Jeff Carlisle covers MLS and the U.S. national team for ESPN FC. Open Extended Reactions The United States men’s national team will take on five-time World Cup winners Brazil in a friendly on June 12 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida, the U.S.
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Mexico beat the United States for the second time ever, getting goals from Lizbeth Ovalle and Mayra Pelayo for a 2-0 victory Monday night in the CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup. The U.S. entered the game 40-1-1 against its rival, with its only previous loss a 2-1 decision during Women’s World Cup qualifying in 2010. It
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Open Extended Reactions LONDON — Chelsea‘s £1 billion project has focused on acquiring the world’s best young talent, yet they were beaten at Wembley by a Liverpool team packed full of academy graduates. Sunday’s Carabao Cup final defeat leaves co-owners Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital facing the real prospect of reaching their second anniversary in
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Feb 25, 2024, 10:05 AM ET Bordeaux forward Alberth Elis has undergone surgery after sustaining a serious head injury during a Ligue 2 match against Guingamp, his club said on Sunday. The 28-year-old Honduras international collided with Guingamp defender Donatien Gomis just 40 seconds into the game at Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux on Saturday, after
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