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Brazil frustrated by Swiss in 1-1 draw

Another of the World Cup's presumptive front-runners stumbled in their opening game as Neymar and Brazil settled for a 1-1 draw vs. Switzerland.

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Neymar, Jesus fail to launch in disappointing draw

All eyes were on Neymar against Switzerland, and while the superstar tried to make things happen, little of it came off in Brazil's 1-1 draw.

Brazil 1-1 Switzerland: Zuber offsets Coutinho's stunner

Philippe Coutinho began Brazil's World Cup campaign with a brilliant goal, but a header from Steven Zuber earned Switzerland a draw.


Twellman: Brazil lacked cutting edge against Switzerland

ESPN FC's Taylor Twellman and Kasey Keller assess the areas of concern for Brazil, following their 1-1 draw against the Swiss.


McManaman: Neymar disappointed in Brazil's draw

Steve McManaman breaks down Neymar's performance as the FC crew react to Brazil's draw with Switzerland in their World Cup opener.


Mexico win is redemption for under-fire Osorio

Juan Carlos Osorio hasn't always been a unanimously popular choice as Mexico manager, but Sunday's 1-0 win over Germany is proof of his abilities.

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Lozano the hero as Mexico stun Germany

Hirving Lozano's remarkable rise continued as his first-half goal led Mexico to a stunning 1-0 victory over the defending champions, Germany.

Honigstein: Old issues resurfaced for Germany vs. Mexico

Raphael Honigstein joins the FC panel to discuss the ramifications of Germany's defeat to Mexico, Mats Hummels' postmatch comments and more.


Germany 0-1 Mexico: Down go the World champs

A first-half goal from Hirving Lozano held up for Mexico, who shut out Germany to record one of the most famous wins in the country's history.


How Osorio and Mexico got it right against Germany

Sebastian Salazar and Herculez Gomez explain how Juan Carlos Osorio's tactics played a big role in Mexico's defeat of Germany at the World Cup.


Mexico fan proposes after El Tri triumph

Following Mexico's unexpected win over Germany, one El Tri fan couldn't hold back his emotions and proposed to his now fiancé.


Robson: Germany lacked athleticism vs. Mexico

ESPN FC's Stewart Robson believes Juan Carlos Osorio and Mexico hatched a perfect, counterattacking game plan against an aging Germany side.


Mexico fans euphoric after Lozano's winner

Mexico fans erupt with excitement in the Fan Zone following Hirving Lozano's winner against Germany.


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Project Russia: Mexico fans take over the World Cup


Project Russia: Ronaldo's takeover

Ronaldo joins episode five of Project Russia to discuss Brazil's World Cup hopes and his ambitions for Neymar.


Ballsupski: The big boys are coming to Football Town. #AboutTime

Day four of the World Cup has arrived and Anthony Richardson and Ian Fiveankles are pumped as Germany and Brazil are in action, but also reveal the Joker 9 card in anti-fantasy football.


Extra Time: Breakout stars, Ronaldo and rooting for Mexico

The guys respond to your tweets about breakout stars in Russia, Cristiano Ronaldo's Golden Boot chances and former USMNT players backing Mexico.


Matchday 3: Messi's misery & Pogba saves the day

Recap all the key storylines from the third day of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.


Seb and Herc take a riverboat tour of Moscow

Sebastian Salazar and Herculez Gomez finally got some good weather in Moscow, so they made the most of it by taking a boat tour of the city.


How Ronaldo has changed his game to stay on top

The FC crew examine how Cristiano Ronaldo has adjusted his game with age to remain one of the world's elite players.


Are Peru the best supported team at the World Cup?

ESPN's Sebastian Salazar revealed how Peru fans are celebrating competing in their first World Cup since 1982.




How Osorio and Mexico got it right against Germany


Lozano 7/10 as Mexico stun Germany

Hirving Lozano was exceptional as Mexico worked as a true collective to collect a famous first-ever win over Germany in a competitive fixture.

World Cup shocks: U.S stun England, Brazil's Maracanazo

The World Cup has provided a number of shocks down the years, including Brazil's Maracanazo woe and U.S. beating England. Mexico's win is up there.


Kolarov quality the difference as Serbia win

Serbia needed a moment of pure quality from their defender to see off a resilient Costa Rica side, whose hopes of progress already look bleak.

Serbia cautious in World Cup opener vs. Costa Rica

ESPN FC's Paul Mariner explains how important it is to come out flying in a World Cup opener, which may have contributed to Serbia's defensive nature.


Full-time reaction from Samara! It finished Costa Rica 0-1 Serbia.

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Costa Rica 0-1 Serbia: Captain Kolarov's curler

Despite Keylor Navas' heroics for Costa Rica, Aleksandar Kolarov's inch-perfect free kick was all Serbia would need to secure Group E opening win.


Messi must ignore Ronaldo comparisons

After Cristiano Ronaldo started the World Cup in style, Lionel Messi had a day to forget. But the Argentina man should focus on what he can control, rather than think about you-know-who.


How Messi and Ronaldo differ with their national teams

After two very different opening World Cup matches, the FC guys talk about Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo's differing roles for their national teams.


Messi the fall guy as Argentina draw

A missed penalty capped a miserable game for Lionel Messi, who could not inspire his country past an impressive Iceland rearguard.

Nicol: Messi not the right choice for penalties

ESPN FC's Stevie Nicol feels it's time for Lionel Messi to relinquish penalty duties as his miss resulted in a 1-1 draw with Iceland.


What went wrong for Messi & Argentina against Iceland

The FC crew take a comprehensive look at how Iceland stifled Argentina and revisit La Albiceleste's continued dependence on Lionel Messi.


Transfer Talk

Transfer Talk: Madrid prep swoop for Alisson, Milinkovic-Savic

Real Madrid are ready to make a double swoop for Rome-based duo Alisson and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. Transfer Talk has the latest.

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Boateng and Bayern's sub-zero relationship could lead to exit

Jerome Boateng's World Cup has been clouded by talk of an exit from Bayern Munich. So why did Karl-Heinz Rummenigge cast doubt on his future?

Bale wants Madrid stay, not Prem return - source

Manchester United are long-term admirers and remain interested in a move for Bale, who put his future in doubt after the Champions League final.


Make your picks!

World Cup predictions: Sweden vs. South Korea, Belgium vs. Panama, Tunisia vs. England

The World Cup has kicked off and throughout the whole tournament our team of experts from around the globe will pit their wits against each other.

Play ESPN FC Match Predictor: Will England start strongly against Tunisia?

Pick the outcome of each match in Russia, as well as the tournament champions and Golden Boot winner, and score points based on the accuracy of your predictions.

Match Predictor: Picks, strategies and advice

Before the tournament gets underway on June 14, be sure to make your picks in ESPN FC's Match Predictor game. Here are some tips and strategies to help you on your way.

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Nick Hornby: The hope (and pain) of supporting England

Usually ahead of an England World Cup campaign, expectations both great and grim emerge at once. Will Russia 2018 be the year they finally deliver?

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Searching for American fans at the World Cup

How do you find that one word to describe what it's like being an American covering the World Cup in Russia without the U.S. in the tournament?

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Panama manager Bolillo Gomez has announced his starting XI to face Belgium on Monday: Jaime Penedo; Michael Murillo, Fidel Escobar, Roman Torres, Erick Davis; Gabriel Gomez; Edgar Barcenas, Anibal Godoy, Armando Cooper, Jose Luis Rodriguez; Blas Perez.

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Knives for sale in souvenir shop overlooking Volgograd Arena / Motherland Calls monument. 500 Rubles (£5.95..) And a handy Josef Stalin hip flask.

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Volgograd is hot and full of history ahead of England versus Tunisia on Monday night.

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Gary Neville interview: England must always beat Tunisia

Twenty years after playing for England vs. Tunisia at a World Cup, Gary Neville discusses the national team and why Monday is a must-win game.


Tunisia vs. England: Three Lions must set right tone

England kick off their World Cup campaign against Tunisia. With Belgium also in Group G, Gareth Southgate's men can't afford any opening slip-ups.

McManaman: England must play without fear

Steve McManaman believes England must move on from 'dire' performances in previous World Cups in their opener against Tunisia.


World Cup Predictor: England's first test

ESPN FC's Alexis Nunes and Stevie Nicol go toe-to-toe in predicting the latest World Cup fixtures, including England's opener versus Tunisia.


Pickford: Lack of caps no issue, I'm ready

England's Jordan Pickford says he'll be ready to go for England's World Cup opener against Tunisia if selected.


Stewart Robson's projected England XI

Stewart Robson predicts how the Three Lions will line up ahead of their opening match against Tunisia.


How Panama made World Cup dream a reality

In 2014, Panama's World Cup hopes were cruelly dashed. Four years later, after their luck changed, the minnows' wishes are set to come true.

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Interview: Belgium coach Martinez talks World Cup hopes

Belgium have star individuals, but they have never won at World Cup. Coach Roberto Martinez tells ESPN FC what it will take to succeed in Russia.

De Bruyne destroys Januzaj in training tackle

Kevin De Bruyne let Adnan Januzaj know he can put a fierce tackle in during a Belgium training session.

Will Belgium's lack of experience be their undoing?

While Belgium's star power is no secret, the FC crew question if it will be enough to see them through to a deep run in the World Cup.


How VAR made history with penalty for France

Who was the referee, how did it happen and why did it happen? All your questions answered about France's historic VAR penalty against Australia.

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Deschamps gets it wrong, gets lucky vs. Australia

Didier Deschamps was lucky that France beat Australia, with all of his risky choices backfiring. He can't afford to get it wrong vs. Peru.

VAR history made in World Cup

Janusz Michallik discusses the first VAR incidents of the World Cup following France's 2-1 win over Australia.


France 2-1 Australia: Pogba hits late winner

France scraped past a plucky Australia thanks to an 80th minute goal from Paul Pogba.


Do Australia have any hope of progressing to last 16?

Alejandro Moreno says it's hard to make a chance for Australia to reach the last 16 at the World Cup, but suggests they can create some chaos in Group C.


Leboeuf: France can't be happy with Australia win

Frank Leboeuf joins the ESPN FC crew to talk about France's underwhelming display and what must be done to play to their potential.


Australia's rollercoaster of emotions vs. France

ESPN's Stephanie Brantz speaks to Australia fans who were quite positive despite their 2-1 defeat to France.


Laurens: A draw would have been fair for Australia

Stephanie Brantz caught up with Julien Laurens after France squeezed past Australia with a 2-1 win.


France's lack of creativity a cause for concern

ESPN FC's Janusz Michallik feels France's midfield lacks a true leader which could be detrimental to their World Cup hopes.


Cristiano Ronaldo's GOAT claim caps World Cup classic

Sergio Ramos said on Thursday: "I just hope he doesn’t have one of his best games against us." In fact, Cristiano Ronaldo had arguably his best game and showed how his career has evolved.


Spain showed they remain a World Cup contender

Challenge after challenge tested Spain but they showed that they can still play and, more importantly, they remain together.

Ronaldo's hat trick: A photo-by-photo account

On the back of Cristiano Ronaldo's hat trick, Portugal picked up a 3-3 draw vs. Spain. See how CR7's unforgettable night in Sochi unfolded.

Marcotti: Ronaldo will shine at the 2018 World Cup

ESPN's Gabriele Marcotti feels Spain will still succeed in Russia and that Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo may be hard for them to contain.


How Ronaldo has changed his game to stay on top

The FC crew examine how Cristiano Ronaldo has adjusted his game with age to remain one of the world's elite players.


Portugal, Spain show their superiority in Group B

The FC crew agree Spain and Portugal's draw in their opening match at the World Cup proved they are both a class above the rest of Group B.


Set-piece weaknesses hurt Nigeria again

One own-goal and one penalty was more than enough to condemn Nigeria to defeat against Croatia in their opening game of the 2018 World Cup.

Etebo the only bright light in dire Nigeria display

The Super Eagles began their World Cup campaign in underwhelming fashion as they were swatted away 2-0 by Croatia in their Group D opener.

Croatia 2-0 Nigeria: Modric inspires Blazers

Luka Modric converted from the penalty spot to put Croatia out of reach of Nigeria after the Super Eagles conceded a first-half own goal.


Croatia fire a warning sign to Argentina with Nigeria win

The FC panel assess Croatia's complete performance against Nigeria and what message it sends to the rest of Group D.


Peru excite, but Denmark make them pay for errors

At World Cup level, Peru have seldom played better than they did in Saransk. But they lost due to a lack of concentration.

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Peru commentator catches World Cup fever during anthem

Peru gave it everything when it came to bellowing out their national anthem ahead of their World Cup opener against Denmark.

Are Peru the best supported team at the World Cup?

ESPN's Sebastian Salazar revealed how Peru fans are celebrating competing in their first World Cup since 1982.


Peru 0-1 Denmark: Poulsen punishes Peru

Peru were left to lament Christian Cueva's first-half penalty miss when Yussuf Poulsen's tidy finish proving enough for Denmark.


Takeaways from Denmark's opening win vs. Peru

ESPN FC's Stevie Nicol discusses what he learned about a 'spirited' Peru outfit and how Denmark's performance alters his outlook on Group C.


The Toe Poke

Phoenix Rising's Johnson scores wonder goal

Phoenix Rising FC did absent boss Didier Drogba proud by thrashing Tulsa Roughnecks in the USL on Saturday evening.

Salah celebrates birthday with 100kg cake

A group of fans from Chechnya brought a smile to Mohamed Salah's face with a 100kg birthday cake decorated with a golden boot on Saturday.

Donovan takes heat for 'Vamos Mexico' ads

With the U.S. missing the World Cup, there are marketing pushes aplenty urging U.S. fans to back Mexico. Landon Donovan is catching flack for his.

World Cup 2026 vote

Exclusive: Donovan talks 2026 and missing out on Russia

The U.S. soccer icon sat down with ESPN to talk about the 2026 United Bid, missing out on 2014 and watching a World Cup with no American team.

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United bid, Infantino are winners from 2026 vote

The result was not as close as once seemed likely; the 2026 World Cup -- all 80 games of it -- is coming to a trio of hosts in North America.

Coming to America: Looking ahead to the 2026 World Cup

ESPN's Sam Borden joins Bob Ley to discuss what the 2026 tournament will look like and what kind of an impact it will have on the host nations.


Borden: United bid put on a full-court press

Sebi Salazar is joined by Sam Borden and Gab Marcotti to delve deeper into how the 2026 World Cup bid was won by the United bid.


Cordeiro: USMNT can win 2026 World Cup

USSF president Carlos Cordeiro feels that hosting the 2026 World Cup will have a positive impact that can help the United States challenge for the World Cup.


Twellman: USMNT will benefit from 2026 World Cup

Former USMNT player Taylor Twellman feels that the game will grow in popularity by hosting the 2026 World Cup in the United States.


2026 World Cup is 'rocket fuel' for United States

MLS Commissioner Don Garber talks about the 2026 World Cup coming to North America and what it means for soccer in the United States.


Gulati: I had a feeling we'd be successful

Sam Borden caught up with former USSF president Sunil Gulati after the 'United 2026' bid was selected to host the 2026 World Cup.


Infantino not worried over Donald Trump interference

FIFA president Gianni Infantino is not worried about political interference from United States president Donald Trump.


United Bid wins convincingly to host 2026 World Cup

The United States, Mexico and Canada earned a 134-65 vote win over Morocco to earn the right to host the 2026 World Cup.


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Alternative 2018 World Cup fans' guide

Admit it: You enjoy the World Cup but, beyond the tactics, you live for celebrity sightings (Beckham! Rihanna!), managers losing their @#$#, goal celebrations and fights.


Who lifts the football logo World Cup?

The Exploding Heads rank all 32 of the World Cup country logos, but you won't be surprised as to which country comes out on top.


Seb and Herc take a riverboat tour of Moscow

Sebastian Salazar and Herculez Gomez finally got some good weather in Moscow, so they made the most of it by taking a boat tour of the city.


Seb and Herc show off their neighborhood

Take a tour of the neighborhood Sebastian Salazar and Herculez Gomez are calling home during Mexico's journey through the World Cup.


How the fan experience is shaping up ahead of the World Cup

Mark Ogden and Alison Bender report from Moscow on the safety measures and atmosphere ahead of Thursday's World Cup opener.


Seb and Herc take on Russian vodka and caviar

On their second day in Russia, Sebastian Salazar and Herculez Gomez take some time to sample the local cuisine.


Seb & Herc's first day in Moscow

Sebastian Salazar and Herculez Gomez have landed in Russia and make the best out of a rainy day in Moscow.


Seb and Herc adjusting to life in Russia

ESPN's Sebastian Salazar and Herculez Gomez recap their first 24 hours in Russia and delve into some transfer news regarding Raul Jimenez.


Premier League

Man United fans celebrate De Gea's howler vs. Portugal

Manchester United fans didn't mind David De Gea making a huge error against Portugal -- anything to dissuade Real Madrid from making a move for him.

Arsenal could be spurred to action by Golovin

Andrei Arshavin's Euro 2008 captured the world's attention, and Arsenal's. Ten years later, countryman Aleksandr Golovin is following suit.

Klopp needs to pay up for Alisson or move on to Plan B

Jurgen Klopp's shown he doesn't like settling when it comes to transfers but Liverpool need a new goalkeeper, whether it is Alisson or someone else.

Premier League schedule

Arsenal face Man City, Chelsea in first games of 2018-19

New Arsenal coach Unai Emery faces a tough start to life at the Emirates with opening games in the 2018-19 Premier League season against Manchester City and Chelsea.

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Premier League fixtures: Emery's nightmare start

Unai Emery faces a baptism of fire in his start as Arsenal manager, while Liverpool vs. Manchester City may be the season's most anticipated fixture

Ranked: Top clubs' key Premier League fixtures

In ascending order of importance, ESPN FC's club correspondents rank their team's five key fixtures ahead of the new campaign.

Real Madrid


Lopetegui unapologetic, defiant at Real Madrid presentation

At his presentation as Real Madrid manager former Spain boss Julen Lopetegui was calm, composed and defiant on the heels of a bizarre last few days.

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Lopetegui gets second chance at Real despite odd timing

Julen Lopetegui's announcement as Real Madrid's new coach was a shock given Spain's World Cup prep but he is an honest, tough and talented manager.

Burley: Real Madrid rubbing it in Spanish FA's face

The ESPN FC crew assess the timing of Real Madrid's first press conference unveiling new coach Julen Lopetegui, after his sacking.


Atletico Madrid


Griezmann's LeBron-style 'Decision' a bad idea

Antoine Griezmann is a huge fan of U.S. sports and a big LeBron James fan, but his decision to remake "The Decision" was a really poor one.


Griezmann's drawn-out Atletico decision 'an absolute joke'

Antoine Griezmann has finally announced his decision to stay at Atletico Madrid, and the FC panel can't quite believe how he went about it.


Griezmann's 'Decision' was the right one but done all wrong

Despite the joy over him staying at Atletico Madrid, the way it played out makes what could be the coup of the summer feel like a hollow victory.

european football

Boateng and Bayern's sub-zero relationship could lead to exit

Jerome Boateng's World Cup has been clouded by talk of an exit from Bayern Munich. So why did Karl-Heinz Rummenigge cast doubt on his future?

Who should Barca buy after missing out on Griezmann?

Barcelona thought they'd be signing Antoine Griezmann but having missed out, they must quickly regroup and reinvest in their midfield and defence.

Why big clubs covet Pulisic's potential

It's not the player Pulisic is that appeals; it's the player he is likely to become. Even after a difficult season, he has a spectacular future.

Major League Soccer

The Undefeated - Atlanta is all about that soccer culture

The city has embraced the sport from the stadium to the street.

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NYCFC's Torrent not Guardiola-lite, he wants his own challenge

Domenec Torrent was a trusted lieutenant to Pep Guardiola over 11 years, but he is ready to step out on his own. Enter: New York City FC.

Columbus 0-2 Atlanta: Five Stripes stay top

Atlanta United thier lead on top of the Supporters' Shield standings with goals from Josef Martinez and Hector Villalba against the Columbus Crew.


Toronto 4-4 DC United: Eight goal thriller

Nick Hagglund scored twice late and saved Toronto FC as they played to a 4-4 draw with DC United.


NY Red Bulls 2-1 Seattle: Red Bulls reign

Bradley Wright-Phillips picked up his 10th goal of the season, lifting the Red Bulls to a 2-1 win over the Seattle Sounders.


Montreal 3-0 Orlando: Piatti brace downs Lions

Ignatio Piatti opened and closed the scoring in Montreal's comfortable 3-0 home win against Orlando City.


San Jose 2-2 New England: Revs unbeaten run continues

New England's unbeaten run improves to five matches as they secured a point in a 2-2 draw with San Jose.


Colorado 2-2 Chicago: Katai seals draw

Colorado and Chicago scored a combined four goals in under 25 minutes in a 2-2 stalemate at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.


Ale's 'You Know It, You Love It' MLS Awards

Alejandro Moreno highlights the highs and lows of Week 15 in Major League Soccer.


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Letters from Russia: Essays on host cities

Moscow transformed as Russia fans, travelers party in harmony

"I've lived in Moscow all my life and never seen anything like it." Eliot Rothwell's new letter from Russia comes from the joyous capital.


Kazan: Cultures coexist in harmony but hockey dominates

Kazan is shared by ethnic Tatars and ethnic Russians, by Islam and Orthodoxy, but everything coexists in harmony in a modern, globalized city.

Letters from Russia: World Cup, wealth transforming Sochi

World Cup city Sochi was developed as a place for Russia's regular folk to get a beach holiday but it's becoming another playground for the elite.

looking ahead to 2026

The crazy look of a 48-team World Cup

What would the 2018 World Cup look like with 48 teams? Get ready to see what draw Uganda, DR Congo, Burkina Faso and Syria could have expected.

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Who makes the World Cup 2026 XI?

ESPN FC brings you a way, WAY too early prediction of the XI that will make up the 2026 World Cup's Team of the Tournament.

Coming to America: Looking ahead to the 2026 World Cup

ESPN's Sam Borden joins Bob Ley to discuss what the 2026 tournament will look like and what kind of an impact it will have on the host nations.


United States


Who should U.S. fans support in Russia?

Whether you like powerhouses or underdogs, here's a quick look at the histories of the five teams U.S. World Cup fans are likely to cheer on.

Move over, veterans; the future is now

Despite experimenting with line-ups and formations, the U.S. has lost just once since failing to qualify for the World Cup. Those who have impressed must get more chances.

Arena gets candid on U.S. World Cup qualifying failure

Former U.S. head coach Bruce Arena explains why he believes the United States missed the World Cup and the changes he'd like to see in U.S. Soccer.


Bruce Arena makes his World Cup picks

Bruce Arena makes his picks for the World Cup, including which CONCACAF team has the best chance of reaching the knockout stages.


Arena talks young USMNT players and general manager position

Former U.S. head coach Bruce Arena shares his thoughts on the USMNT's performance against France and his vision for the U.S. general manager position.


France 1-1 United States: Young USMNT denied shock win

Kylian Mbappe scored a late equalizer for France to offset a goal from Julian Green and deny an inexperienced USMNT side a win in Lyon.77


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2018 World Cup kits: Every single home and away shirt

From Australia right through to Uruguay, check out the colours that each and every nation will be wearing at this summer's festival of football.


Worst World Cup kits of all time

There have been some horrendous World Cup kits through the years. Where does United States as hosts in 1994 rank?

Best World Cup kits of all time

Zinedine Zidane won the World Cup in 1998 wearing one of the most iconic kits, but which other nations make the list?


Chivas faces huge risk in replacing Almeyda with Cardozo

Matias Almeyda was hugely popular, and led Chivas to vast success. Replacing him with Jose Saturnino Cardozo to pinch pennies could prove costly.

Analyzing the big moves of Liga MX draft

The Liga MX draft passed by pretty quietly given Mexico's World Cup preparations, but there were some big moves nonetheless.

Five Liga MX storylines to watch ahead of Apertura 2018

Keep an eye on the overhaul at Cruz Azul, Miguel Herrera's ticking clock, uncertainty at Chivas and in Monterrey, and the effect of no relegation.

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