England, Southgate prosper thanks to work of Guardiola, Pochettino & Co.

Stewart Robson and Gab Marcotti believe Harry Kane might wish he could take his words back after saying England could win the World Cup. Former England captain Alan Shearer believes Harry Kane won’t feel pressure of the armband at the…

Brazil’s reserves remaining a secret; Argentina’s goalkeeper drama hindering WC preparations

Brazil have won a record-breaking five World Cups. Can Tite’s men make it six in Russia? After humiliation on home soil for Brazil in 2014, Ian Darke and ESPN’s expert panel feel redemption could be in the cards for Neymar…

Real’s Zinedine Zidane isn’t known for tactics or style, just ability to win

ESPN FC’s Dan Thomas and Stewart Robson head to Hydropark in Kiev to put their innovative way of predicting the Champions League winner to the test. Zinedine Zidane smiled that Zinedine Zidane smile, the one that sometimes seems to disarm…

FIFA World Cup song released: Will Smith, Nicky Jam, Era Istrefi perform ‘Live it Up’

FIFA has revealed their official tournament song that they hope will go on to help define the 2018 World Cup in Russia. “Live It Up” is a collaboration between Nicky Jam (?), Era Istrefi (?) and the Fresh Prince himself,…

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo on shirtless goal celebrations: ‘It just happens’

Cristiano Ronaldo is adamant he never sets out to celebrate goals by whipping his jersey off and flexing his muscles, despite that becoming one of the most images of the Real Madrid star. One of the most memorable scenes in Ronaldo’s…

How does fasting during Ramadan affect Muslim players in UCL and World Cup?

Liverpool’s Georginio Wijnaldum insists Mo Salah must replicate his form for many years to be mentioned with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah is looking forward to facing Cristiano Ronaldo in the UEFA Champions…

Mexico will miss Nestor Araujo at World Cup but top defender will return

After Mexico’s preliminary World Cup roster was announced, Herc Gomez talks about which players he wouldn’t take to Russia. Sebastian Salazar and Herculez Gomez break down Mexico’s 28-man preliminary roster for the World Cup and who might miss out on…