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Mourinho deserves credit for Man United's European form

His side's form has not been good enough in domestic competition, but Jose Mourinho and Co. have enjoyed better fortunes in the Champions League this season.


What's it like to face Luka Modric?

In 2018, Luka Modric won the Ballon d'Or and was named top midfielder in the ESPN FC 100. Past and present players discuss playing against him.

Fans go crazy as Liverpool, Napoli meet at Anfield

ESPN FC was on the scene for a decisive day in the Champions League that was full of tension, nerves and, at full-time for the home side, joy and relief.


Walton: Referees the front line against fan racism

Peter Walton calls on his experience to describe how referees can combat racial abuse from fans after an incident involving Raheem Sterling.


Argentina's Madrid takeover: River, Boca at the Bernabeu

Fans from all over the world converged on Madrid to watch the Copa Libertadores final. Here's the best of the best from a historic day of football.


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ESPN FC 100: Ranking the best players

Our experts have voted on the best 100 players and managers in men's soccer for 2018. Here's the list.

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FC 100: Are Man City the attacking midfield kings?

There's Manchester City players on the list of the top attacking midfielders, but it's Arsenal's Mesut Ozil that ignites the debate.


FC 100: Messi, Ronaldo, Griezmann fight for forward spot

It's the usual suspects leading the world's best forwards in 2018, but did Lionel Messi really have a better 2018 than Cristiano Ronaldo?


FC 100: Is Pogba a top-five central midfielder?

Luka Modric leads a Clasico-dominated list of the best central midfielders, as Paul Pogba's positioning causes a stir.


FC 100: De Gea or Ter Stegen the top keeper?

David de Gea is crowned king of goalkeepers in the 2018 FC100, but have some other No.1's been overlooked?


FC 100: Cavani, Suarez trail Kane for leading striker

Harry Kane claims top spot amongst the best strikers in 2018 with Sergio Aguero and Edinson Cavani hot on his heels.


FC 100: Top centre-back a closed shop

La Liga dominates amongst the top 10 central defenders in the world, but is Sergio Ramos the true pick of the bunch?


FC 100: Who reigns at left-back?

Real Madrid's Marcelo holds onto his place as the best left-back, but there's controversy amongst his challengers.


FC 100: Carvajal the right choice at right-back?

In a competitive list of the 10 best right-backs, Real Madrid's Dani Carvajal comes out on top.



LIVE Transfer Talk: Morata offers himself to Barcelona

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has offered his services to Barcelona ahead of the summer transfer window. Transfer Talk has the latest.


Transfer Rater: Rashford or Morata to Milan? Ribery to MLS?

Stevie Nicol weighs in on the latest transfer rumours including Marcus Rashford or Alvaro Morata to Milan, Miguel Almiron to Newcastle and more.


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Champions League: How teams can reach the last 16

Find out who is through and how every team can still qualify in the Champions League.


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Fantasy: Sign up, set line-ups for UCL

ESPN has a brand new fantasy game! Compete against your friends or people around the world in the Premier League, La Liga, Champions League and Liga MX.


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Extra Time: Happy Birthday, Steve Nicol!

The FC guys discuss Steve Nicol's reaction to Alisson's late save for Liverpool against Napoli, compare Koulibaly and Van Djik and much more.


How Inter lost the plot against PSV

Gabriele Marcotti breaks down how a distracted Inter side failed to qualify for the group stages of the Champions League.


Burley: Spurs won the lottery in Barcelona

Given Inter's draw with PSV and Barcelona having nothing to play for, Craig Burley says everything lined up for Tottenham to reach the UCL last 16.


Nicol: Van Dijk tackle was 'borderline red'

Former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol suggests Virgil van Dijk was lucky to escape with a yellow card for his challenge on Napoli's Dries Mertens.


Liverpool's pressure too much for Napoli

Steve Nicol and Gab Marcotti praise Liverpool's defensive efforts that saw them limit Napoli to just three shots on goal.


Extra Time: Should Messi move? The great Christmas debate

Peter Walton joins the panel to answer your tweets and tries to settle the debate of Die Hard's Christmas claim, Lionel Messi moving to Serie A and more.


Does Pogba really make Man United worse?

Craig Burley explains how Paul Pogba's current mindset and relationship with Jose Mourinho is negatively impacting Man United's team dynamic.


Walton: Referees the front line against fan racism

Peter Walton calls on his experience to describe how referees can combat racial abuse from fans after an incident involving Raheem Sterling.


Ask the Ref: Why the Prem hasn't implemented VAR yet

Former Premier League referee Peter Walton explains why the learning curve associated with VAR has delayed its use in the English top flight.


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