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Euro 2024 Daily: Ukraine show heart as Yaremchuk nets stunner

Euro 2024 is underway! Our daily files give you the latest reporting from around the tournament as well as betting lines, what to watch for and best reads. Check in with ESPN throughout the tournament as we bring you the latest from Germany all the way up to the final on July 14. DÜSSELDORF, Germany — Ukraine played this match under incredible pressure. From a footballing perspective, defeat against Slovakia…

Predicting every game of Copa America

Copa América, South America’s continental competition, has kicked off in the United States for the second time after it hosted in 2016. There are plenty of storylines, from World Cup champions Lionel Messi and Argentina defending their title, the USMNT using this as a warmup for the 2026 World Cup which it will co-host, and Brazil looking to rediscover their form. As we prepare for the next few weeks of…

Poland hopeful Lewandowski returns vs. Austria

Poland are hoping striker Robert Lewandowski will be fit for their Euro 2024 Group D match against Austria on Friday but are waiting for the green light from the medical team later in the day, coach Michal Probierz said on Thursday. Lewandowski, Poland’s all-time top scorer, picked up a thigh injury in a warm-up friendly against Turkey last week, and though he was named on the bench against the Netherlands…

Ratcliffe: UEFA blocked Utd from signing player

Manchester United co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe has said that UEFA’s rules on multi-club ownership have prevented the club from signing a player from Ligue 1 side Nice. Ratcliffe’s company INEOS bought Nice in 2019 before completing a deal to purchase a minority stake in United earlier this year. While moving players between two clubs that share the same owners is not forbidden, Nice and United’s qualification for next season’s UEFA…

Lyon appoint Montemurro to replace Bompastor

Lyon women have appointed Australian coach Joe Montemurro, the club announced on Wednesday, replacing Sonia Bompastor, who left to take over at Chelsea this summer. Montemurro, 54, has previously coached Arsenal and Juventus. He has signed a two-year deal at French powerhouse Lyon, who reached the Women’s Champions League final last season only to be defeated at the hands of Barcelona. “I am extremely honored to be part of an…

Germany’s Kroos showing age is just a number

Euro 2024 is underway! Our daily files give you the latest reporting from around the tournament as well as betting lines, what to watch for and best reads. Check in with ESPN throughout the tournament as we bring you the latest from Germany all the way up to the final on July 14. STUTTGART, Germany — Jamal Musiala and Ílkay Gündogan found the net and will make the highlight reels…

Premier League 2024-25 fixtures: When will the top clubs play their biggest games?

Euro 2024 has just begun in Germany and the Copa América is about to start in the United States later this week, but it’s time to temporarily switch the focus back to club action, because the Premier League fixture list for the 2024-25 season has been released. Will Manchester City win a record fifth successive title (if the culmination of their fight to overturn 115 charges of financial wrongdoing by…

Messi: Ramos was my fiercest Clásico rival

Lionel Messi has said Sergio Ramos was his most intense rival when they both played in El Clásico in Spain. The two had numerous battles when Messi played for Barcelona and Ramos led Real Madrid’s defence. The rivalry settled when the pair unexpectedly became teammates at Paris Saint-Germain in 2021. Speaking on his nephew’s YouTube show about which player he argued with the most during his career, Messi said: “We…

Euro 2024 Daily: Mbappé, France have room for improvement

Euro 2024 is underway! Our daily files give you the latest reporting from around the tournament as well as betting lines, what to watch for and best reads. Check in with ESPN throughout the tournament as we bring you the latest from Germany all the way up to the final on July 14. DÜSSELDORF — After a tense week, torn between the preparations for these Euros and the difficult political…

Ten Hag: New Man Utd contract not ‘easily done’

Erik ten Hag said he has yet to agree a new contract at Manchester United and admitted that it won’t be “easily done” after being told by the club’s new football regime that his job is safe at the Premier League team. Ten Hag was informed by the Ineos-led football board last week that he would not be fired as manager after winning the FA Cup, despite the team’s eighth-place…