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What are Cristiano Ronaldo’s options? Man United forward has big call to make on his future

7:00 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Cristiano Ronaldo says he’s not going anywhere — not yet anyway. The 37-year-old Manchester United forward will be with Portugal in Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in November but beyond that, he’s also got his sights set on the next European Championship, set to be held in Germany … Read more

Why the Premier League’s success goes deeper than its star power, competitiveness or upsets

Thirty years after its inaugural season, the Premier League can rightly celebrate its status as the world’s most popular football league. There’s not one factor behind it; there are many, and you might be familiar with them. In no particular order, you might cite the following: heritage (the game was invented here, after all), language … Read more

Jose Mourinho joins Stormzy in ‘Mel Made Me Do It’ video

Jose Mourinho in Stormzy’s new video.┬áStormzy After a three-year hiatus, premier British grime star Stormzy caused waves on social media on Thursday night when his brand new track dropped without warning. The 29-year-old released new song “Mel Made Me Do It” along with a 10-minute promo video that includes a host of cameo appearances from … Read more

USMNT has ‘work to do’ before World Cup after humbling Japan loss

DUSSELDORF, Germany — United States men’s national team manager Gregg Berhalter conceded that his side has “work to do” ahead of the World Cup following a 2-0 friendly defeat to Japan in which the Americans struggled against the Samurai Blue’s press. Japan applied pressure throughout the opening 45 minutes, limiting the U.S. to just five … Read more

USMNT has no answer for Japan in friendly loss

DUSSELDORF, Germany — With the World Cup less than two months away, the United States men’s national team was hoping to sharpen up its game against Japan, but if anything, it was the Samurai Blue who looked more ready for the showpiece tournament, riding goals either side of halftime from Daichi Kamada and Kaoru Mitoma … Read more

Spain women’s team to replace 15 players threatening to quit over head coach stay

Spain are prepared to play with “younger and less experienced players” after 15 women’s internationals threatened to quit if head coach Jorde Vilda is not dismissed, the Spanish FA’s female football chief Ana Alvarez has said. A statement signed by the unsettled players and sent by email to the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) on Thursday … Read more

Big questions before Mexico’s pre-World Cup friendlies

Only two months separate the Mexico men’s national team from their World Cup group-stage opener against Poland on Nov. 22. Before the trip to Qatar, El Tri have two upcoming friendlies in California, against Peru (Sept. 24) at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena and against Colombia (Sept. 27) at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. – … Read more

Christian Pulisic, Fred, Eden Hazard

Sometimes, for whatever reason, a player just looks more comfortable playing for their national team than their club. 2 Related Yes, they may only get a handful of games a year, compared to the never-ending cycle of club football, but the national team can offer a change in style, formation and teammates that can have … Read more