Real should rise to Tottenham's challenge
Real Madrid haven't been great at home this season but you can bet the visit of Tottenham and the Champions League context will bring out their best.
Kane's first major test vs. Ronaldo, Madrid
Kane is the star name in English football and Tottenham's leading light but that status has still to be earned in the Champions League.
Can Kane lead Spurs past Real Madrid?
Craig Burley breaks down what to expect from Tottenham in their Champions League clash at Real Madrid.
Madrid plot £150m swoop for Kane
Harry Kane has piqued the interest of Real Madrid's hierarchy, and Los Blancos could be set to pounce this summer. Transfer Talk has the latest.
Transfer Rater: Alonso to Barca, Vardy to Chelsea
Marcos Alonso to Barcelona and Jamie Vardy to Chelsea are two of today's transfer rumours, courtesy of Football Whispers.
Barca, Man City eyeing Dortmund's Weigl
According to AS, Barcelona and Manchester City are both monitoring the 22-year-old, whose new deal with Dortmund continues through 2021.
England hold nerve to beat Japan on penalties
Goalkeeper Curtis Anderson saved a penalty and then scored from the spot as England beat Japan 5-3 on penalties to enter the quarterfinals.
Women's football set for watershed moment
Women's football in England will find itself in uncharted territory when the FA is examined by a House of Commons select committee on Wednesday.
A report into Chelsea striker Eni Aluko's allegations of racism against former England women's manager Mark Sampson is set to be released before the FA faces a parliamentary select committee Wednesday. Sources have confirmed to ESPNFC that a reopened second inquiry, conducted by independent barrister Katharine Newton, will go to MPs and is expected to be made public before the hearing.
Leicester looking for a new saviour
Shakespeare's demise comes as a huge surprise, but this is not the first time that the Srivaddhanaprabha family have had to find a saviour.
Despite a run of one win in their last eight matches, nothing less than three points will do for Liverpool tonight as they take on Maribor. Liverpool are very much the favourites in the Group E encounter, but we've seen in the past that the smaller sides are the ones they struggle against most.
Greek journalists delighted to see Barça coach Ernesto Valverde. He's fondly remembered in Athens, where he led Olympiakos to two doubles and three league titles in two spells with the club. Tomorrow he goes up against them in the Champions League
Jose Mourinho has held his press conference in Lisbon ahead of Manchester United's game with Benfica but all the talk was about his future. "Nothing is happening," he said, although he did repeat that he does not expect to finish his career at Old Trafford.
Pochettino 'flattered' by 15 year contract talk.
Tottenham Hotspurs' Mauricio Pochettino is pleasantly surprised by talk of a very long term contract and is determined to win trophies at the club.
Kane's visit to Madrid an informal audition
It's no secret that Zinedine Zidane feels he needs another striker. When Tottenham visit Real Madrid, could Harry Kane prove he's the right fit?
Could Kane really be a Galactico in Madrid?
Harry Kane, linked with Real Madrid, has a chance to show whether he is worth the hype this Tuesday at the Bernabeu. Can he seize the opportunity?
Liverpool's team bus got stuck on this ramp at the stadium on Sunday. Workers quickly modified it yesterday.
Klopp: Liverpool won't underestimate Maribor.
Jurgen Klopp shrugs off claims that he'll significantly rotate his Liverpool squad for Tuesday's UCL clash at Maribor.
Liverpool lacking production from No. 9s
While Roberto Firmino can elevate the play of the front three, Liverpool's lack of a dominant striker is a drawback, as seen again in Saturday's draw.
Walker uses 'The Lion King' in Gabriel Jesus tribute
Kyle Walker has used an image from Disney classic "The Lion King" to glorious effect to pay homage to Manchester City teammate Gabriel Jesus.
Man City have never played better
First, create even more chances through passing and movement; second, make the opportunities so good that whoever is on the end of them can't miss.
Can anyone stop Manchester City?
With Man City on a tear in the Premier League, Craig Burley analyses their form compared to the chasing pack.
World Cup playoffs: Italy-Sweden top pick
Italy's tie vs. Sweden is the pick of the World Cup playoffs while Northern Ireland could spring an upset against Switzerland, writes Nick Miller.
O'Neill: Momentum on Ireland's side.
Martin O'Neill hopes his Republic of Ireland players remain injury free over the next few weeks ahead of their playoff versus Denmark.
Man City, Man United contrast as title rivals
Man City have been playing with flair but Man United's pragmatic approach has been almost as successful. But who will win the title?
Liverpool, Man United both culpable
Look beyond the score and this was actually a perfectly entertaining match, at least for the first hour.
Extra Time: Newcastle's future, Man City among Europe's top three?
The crew answer your tweets on the chances Robert Kraft buys Newcastle and Man City's standing among the top teams in Europe.
Barca mark Messi debut with superb video
On the 13th anniversary of his La Liga debut, Barcelona have paid loving homage to Lionel Messi with a timely look back at his formative years.
Fake Cristiano Ronaldo invades pitch
Real Madrid's clash with Getafe was disrupted by a pretend Cristiano Ronaldo who was trying to meet his idol.
Live pig smuggled into crowd in Brazil
One intrepid Palmeiras fan managed to smuggle a live pig into Saturday's Brazilian top-tier clash with Atletico GO.
Jones: Father versus son in the FA Cup
The FA Cup is the greatest tournament in the world because it's about the sport, not the teams, writes Chris Jones.
Herrera may need to add creativity to his bite
Herrera's progress under Mourinho appears to be the perfect expression of his manager's policy of containment. But now he needs more.
Criticism won't affect Mourinho
Man United's manager is focused on getting results and winning trophies. If that comes at the expense of entertaining at times, then so be it.
Is Mourinho's United any different than Van Gaal's?
Alejandro Moreno says Manchester United played like a mid-table side in their scoreless draw at Liverpool.
Alvaro Morata was in good spirits as he emerged for open training at Cobham ahead of Chelsea's Champions League clash with Roma on Wednesday. N'Golo Kante and Victor Moses were both absent as they nurse hamstring injuries, while Danny Drinkwater continues to work separately from the main group as he continues his lengthy recovery from a calf problem.
Chelsea must adapt without Kante
Recent history suggests a switch to a 3-5-2 against AS Roma could help Antonio Conte and Chelsea avoid a repeat of their Crystal Palace debacle.
Conte culpable in uneven season
Chelsea's season has been a roller coaster and there is plenty of blame to go around for their uneven play, starting with Antonio Conte.
Burley: Wenger making Arsenal an afterthought.
After Troy Deeney's comments about Arsenal, Craig Burley says clubs know they can easily push the Gunners around.
Arsenal stuck in the same old cycle
Arsenal are playing out the same scenarios over and over again. Rinse and repeat. When you keep doing the same things, you'll see the same results.
Watford defeat exposed major flaws
Everyone except Arsene Wenger seems to agree the team lacks something vital. But ultimately it comes down to a lack of ruthlessness on the pitch.
Martinez key to Heynckes' Bayern fix
Javi Martinez is back as the Wellenbrecher in the Bayern Munich midfield -- a crucial component of Jupp Heynckes' tactical plans to fix the team.
Storm Ophelia won't stop Irish league game
Storm Ophelia caused one stand of Cork City's stadium to collapse, but it's not enough to stop their game against Derry going ahead.
Half-and-half scarves for managers - why?
An odd sight was captured at Leicester vs. West Brom on Monday -- a half-and-half scarf bearing the names of managers Craig Shakespeare and Tony Pulis
Ancelotti shown on Bayern advent calendar
Bayern Munich sacked Carlo Ancelotti last month, but not before their 2017 advent calendar was produced with the Italian coach appearing on door 19.
Which Prem clubs value style over substance?
ESPN FC's club correspondents report that most of their clubs (including Man United) want to showcase some style on the way to success.
Man City slickers in Team of the Weekend
It's no wonder Kevin De Bruyne makes Team of the Weekend following his stellar showing in Man City's 7-2 win over Stoke but who else makes it?
Prem Team of the Weekend: Week 8.
The ESPN FC panel defend and debate their selections for the best XI in the Premier League this weekend.
Real Madrid to beat Tottenham?
A look ahead to another huge week of European action including Tottenham's crunch clash with Real Madrid.
Isco: Ronaldo has to win the Ballon d'Or.
Ballon d'Or candidate Isco fancies Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo to retain the trophy next January.
Ronaldo ends goal drought with big winner
Real Madrid carved out a far-from-convincing 2-1 win over Getafe as Cristiano Ronaldo finally ended his long goal drought to save the day.
Olympiakos remembers Valverde fondly
Before joining up with Barcelona, Ernesto Valverde managed Olympiakos twice. The Greek side would love to have him back for a third stint.
Suarez saves point for Barca vs. Atletico
Atletico Madrid looked set for their first big win at their new Wanda Metropolitano home, but Barcelona fought back to earn a point.
No worries for Barcelona after Atletico draw.
The FC crew agree Barcelona are still in control in La Liga after fighting back for a draw against Atletico Madrid.
Is Serie A getting exciting again?
The FC crew examine an enticing start to the Serie A season, which sees Juventus' stranglehold on Italy threatened.
Italy's Jorginho snub could benefit Brazil
With Italy unwilling to put Jorginho, regarded as the best passer in Serie A, on their World Cup squad, the Napoli star is aiming to play for Brazil.
Bonucci exposed again for Milan
Leonardo Bonucci's nightmare start at Milan continued, as the ex-Juve man had no answer for Inter's Mauro Icardi in his first Derby della Madonnina.
Nice face a season of struggle
Nice almost made it into the Champions League, but are finding it far tougher in Ligue 1 this season. Julien Laurens writes.
No one catching PSG in Ligue 1 as gap widens.
Though PSG were underwhelming in victory over Dijon, Julien Laurens is ready to declare the Ligue 1 title race over.
Meunier bails out Mbappe, Neymar
Kylian Mbappe and Neymar laboured as Paris Saint-Germain struggled to see off Dijon. Thomas Meunier's double was enough in the end.
Marcotti: Riccardo Silva on pro/rel in the U.S.
"It's about competition and if the system is non-competitive you can't increase quality," Miami FC's owner and media rights businessman tells ESPN FC.
After Arena's exit, Gulati should follow
Friday saw the U.S. coach lose his job. The same fate must befall the federation's president if U.S. Soccer is to evolve, writes Jeff Carlisle.
MLS: 24 goals in 90 seconds.
From Diego Fagundez's brace to stunners in Portland, relive all the goals from the penultimate round of the MLS season.
Russia 2018: Who has qualified?
Find out how teams can qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia from all confederations.
Provisional World Cup finals draw pots
The pots for the World Cup finals draw are taking shape -- find out who could be in each pot.
The biggest players to miss World Cup
Alexis Sanchez and Gareth Bale headline a host of big names who will be absent from next summer's World Cup after their countries failed to qualify.
Cristiano Ronaldo isn't just one of the greatest on the pitch; he's the G.O.A.T. off it, too. Take a trip inside the mad world of CR7's brands.
The transfer window is over, but here are the biggest completed deals you may have missed from around Europe.
New stars replace old in the Premier League. Gabriel Jesus, Paul Pogba and Alexandre Lacazette have been bought at great expense over the past year and are capable of big things.
The new Premier League season is here and, along with several new faces including Alvaro Morata and Alexandre Lacazette, come a fresh batch of new kits.
ESPN FC's network of journalists and correspondents have sat down with some of the biggest stars in world football for exclusive interviews this summer.
In an exclusive interview with ESPN FC, Paul Pogba says Manchester United can win the Premier League this season -- and have no reason to fear anyone.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic tells ESPN FC why he is staying at Manchester United -- to win the Premier League.
Keep track of all the important upcoming fixtures in the Premier League, Champions League, La Liga, English Football League and more.
Results and scores from the Premier League, Champions League, La Liga, English Football League and more.
Updated tables from the Premier League, Champions League, La Liga, English Football League and more.
There's no bigger game than Real Madrid vs. Barcelona. Over the years, some of the world's best have graced El Clasico, scoring some spectacular goals along the way.
MLS Rivalry Week is full of contentious clashes. Here are some of the best in unique video game format. Ready ... FIGHT!
Who wields the most influence in the world game, those men and women who have some combination of money, authority and power to shape the sport?
The boys over at Exploding Heads have a laugh at the latest kit launches as Wayne Rooney has the look of a man who will never play in the new shirt... how prophetic that was.
The summer transfer window (open from July 1 to 11 p.m. GMT on Aug. 31) is always a volatile and exciting time for clubs, players, agents and fans alike. Here's what happens.
In November 2016, Brazilian underdogs Chapecoense boarded a plane to play in the game of their lives. Instead, their biggest moment turned into a tragedy no one can forget.
We polled our top writers and analysts to rank the best players and managers in world football. Here are their selections. It's #FC100.
"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" has us buzzing, and it got us thinking: Who are football's rogues and who would they play in the Star Wars universe?