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Cruel end to England's Cup run

England's World Cup final chances ended in heartbreak Wednesday after Laura Bassett's own goal in stoppage time gave defending champion Japan a 2-1 win.

9mRichard Jolly

Blind rejected Utd coach role

The new Netherlands coach has revealed that he turned down the chance to join Louis van Gaal's backroom staff, where he would have coached son Daley.

1hESPN staff

Ramos 'only wants to join United'

Sergio Ramos has told Real Madrid officials he will only leave the club to join Manchester United, according to former Real president Ramon Calderon.

57mESPN staff

RVP sale in line 'as early as January'

Manchester United have been looking to sell Robin van Persie since January, according to former Netherlands international Pierre van Hooijdonk.

26mAssociated Press and PA Sport

U.S. requests extradition of 7 FIFA officials

Swiss justice officials say they have received a formal request from the United States to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich in May.

54mKevin Palmer

Clyne: Lallana talked up Liverpool

Liverpool new-boy Nathaniel Clyne has revealed that Adam Lallana played a crucial role in his decision to complete a move to Anfield.

23hESPN Staff

Blatter: Critics must prove I am corrupt

Blatter he is innocent in the wake of the FIFA corruption scandal, saying: "Anybody [who] calls me corrupt because FIFA is corrupt should go to jail."

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21hPeter O'Rourke

Stoke agree £12m Shaqiri fee - sources

Stoke could be set to claim the shock signing of Inter Milan midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri after the two clubs agreed a £12 million fee.

4hBen Gladwell

Fiorentina confident of permanent Salah deal

Fiorentina are hoping to receive a positive answer from midfielder Mohamed Salah after a day of talks with the player's agent on Wednesday.

2dPeter O'Rourke

Chelsea up Begovic bid to £8m

Chelsea have reportedly raised their initial offer to Stoke City for goalkeeper Asmir Begovic from six to eight million pounds.

1dKevin Palmer

Cabaye open to playing for Palace

PSG midfielder Yohan Cabaye is open to the prospect of a move to Crystal Palace as talks continue between the two clubs over the French international.

51mESPN staff

Juve reject Barca €80m Pogba bid

Juventus managing director Giuseppe Marotta said that the Bianconeri turned down an offer from Barcelona for Paul Pogba of 80 million euros.


Blatter won't attend Women's World Cup final

FIFA President Sepp Blatter will skip the Women's World Cup final in Canada, avoiding a visit to North America at a time when U.S. officials are pursuing a criminal investigation into the game's

1dJens Weber

Muller: Utd interest an honour

The 25-year-old forward wants to stay at the Allianz Arena with fellow United target Schweinsteiger to win more titles with the Bundesliga champions.

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Marcotti: Messi inspires Argentina

Despite not scoring from open play in a competitive international for more than a year, Gabriele Marcotti writes that he remains as important as ever to his country.

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2dPeter O'Rourke

Ameobi to re-sign with Newcastle ahead of loan

Sammy Ameobi is expected to sign a new deal with Newcastle before joining Wolverhampton on loan for the upcoming season.

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2dAssociated Press

Millennium Stadium to host 2017 UCL final

The Champions League final will be played in Wales for the first time in 2017 at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.

2dMusa Okwonga

Jones' extension shows LVG's approval

Despite criticism this season, Phil Jones was given a contract extension by Man United -- proving that the club still believes in him.



Parma Calcio 1913 will start a "new chapter" under a new name in Serie D, the fifth division of Italian football.


Wojciech Szczesny will be "devastated" by the arrival of Petr Cech at Arsenal, says ex-Poland star Jan Tomaszewski.


Swiss Federal Office of Justice has received a formal request from the U.S. to extradite seven FIFA officials.


CONFIRMED: Javier Hernandez will miss Mexico's Gold Cup campaign after fracturing his collarbone vs. Honduras. Read:


Sergio Ramos reportedly won't go anywhere but Man United, while Chelsea won't let Loic Remy go at all. Transfer Talk.

Julie Foudy of espnW, Kate Markgraf of ESPN FC and former American soccer player Kristine Lilly discuss England's own goal loss to Japan, as well as United States' possible strategy for the final.


Julie Foudy of espnW and ESPN FC's Kate Markgraf and Kristine Lilly discuss Japan's 2-1 win over England in the FIFA Women's World Cup semi-finals.


Julie Foudy of espnW and ESPN FC's Kate Markgraf and Kristine Lilly discuss who has been the MVP for Team USA during the FIFA Women's World Cup, so far.



We will follow Mexico vs Honduras on ESPN2! All the reaction from England's crushing loss as well as U.S. Open Cup highlights. See you then!


Neil Lennon would welcome consideration for the manager's position at former club Leicester, sources tell ESPN FC.

Julie Foudy of espnW and ESPN FC's Kristine Lilly and Kate Markgraf give their predictions for the FIFA Women's World Cup finals between Team USA and Japan.