Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio gives Giovani dos Santos and players fitness deadline

After Mexico’s preliminary World Cup roster was announced, Herc Gomez talks about which players he wouldn’t take to Russia. LOS ANGELES — Giovani dos Santos returned from injury on Friday in L.A. Galaxy’s 1-0 victory over San Jose and will…

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, Real Madrid’s Dani Carvajal injured in Champions League final

Liverpool fans watching the Champions League final at Anfield salute Mohamed Salah as they watch him leave the match injured in the first half. KIEV, Ukraine — Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah was in tears as he was forced to come off…

Barcelona can’t sign Rodrygo until Neymar debt paid – Santos president

ESPN FC’s Sid Lowe explains what’s delaying Antoine Griezmann from making a decision on his future. Toby Alderweireld to Man United? Jorginho to Man City? ESPN FC’s Alejandro Moreno breaks down those rumours and more in Rumour Rater. Barcelona legend…

Brazil and PSG star Neymar: I have always wanted to work with Pep Guardiola

Julien Laurens loves the rumour that Neymar and Thomas Tuchel got along during their first meeting while discussing Neymar’s role next season. Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar has again said he wants to work under Manchester City boss Pep…

Antoine Griezmann for ¬100m would be ‘a gift’ for Barcelona – Christophe Dugarry

Julien Laurens provides insight into the difficult decision Antoine Griezmann faces: staying with Atletico Madrid or joining Messi at Barcelona. Atletico Madrid fans produced a touching tribute to Fernando Torres before his final game at the Wanda Metropolitano. Atletico Madrid…

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah a World Cup doubt with ‘serious injury’ – Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp fears the worst for Mo Salah, who has gone to hospital for X-rays to examine his “collarbone or shoulder” injury. After a tangle with Sergio Ramos, an absolutely distraught Mohamed Salah is forced to come off early…

Egypt ‘optimistic’ Mohamed Salah can play in World Cup after shoulder injury

Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp fears the worst for Mo Salah, who has gone to hospital for X-rays to examine his “collarbone or shoulder” injury. After a tangle with Sergio Ramos, an absolutely distraught Mohamed Salah is forced to come off early…

Cristiano Ronaldo puts future in doubt: ‘It’s been very nice playing for Real Madrid’

Three in a row. Four in five years. Real Madrid are kings of Europe once again, as they lift the Champions League trophy in Kiev. Loris Karius’ horrendous blunder gave Real Madrid an early second-half lead when Karim Benzema pounced….

Adrien Rabiot hits out at ‘immature’ label amid France squad strife

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot “has made a huge mistake” in refusing to be a World Cup standby player, says France manager Didier Deschamps. CLAIREFONTAINE-EN-YVELINES, France — Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot has stated his “regret” at the “caricature of…

FIFA not transparent on ‘surprise’ competitions revamp – UEFA president

UEFA president and FIFA vice-president Aleksander Ceferin speaks exclusively with ESPN FC’s Gab Marcotti about FIFA’s recent proposal of a Global Nations League. KIEV, Ukraine — UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says FIFA would have created problems of “transparency” and “good…