6:06 AM ET Alex Kirkland Rodrigo Faez Marcelo Vieira, Clarice Alves and Enzo Alves Vieira pictured in February 2022. Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images The son of the Real Madrid legend Marcelo, Enzo Alves, has signed his first contract with the club. Enzo, 13, has featured for Madrid’s academy teams since 2017. The teenager confirmed the
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8:33 AM ET AL RAYYAN, Qatar — Neymar, who injured his right ankle in Brazil‘s opening match of the World Cup, will train Sunday evening and his availability for the team’s round-of-16 match Monday against South Korea will then be determined by their medical staff, coach Tite said. “If he practices OK, he will be
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3:53 PM ET England turned on the class after a challenging start to beat Senegal 3-0 at the 2022 World Cup and advance to the quarterfinals. The result sets up a tantalizing clash with France, who beat Poland 3-1 earlier in the day, for Gareth Southgate’s side in the two European heavyweights’ first-ever knockout round
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8:12 PM ET Sources told ESPN that Pele was first admitted to the hospital due to contracting COVID-19. FRANCK FIFE/AFP Pele had COVID-19 and a heart rate below normal before being hospitalized last Tuesday, sources have told ESPN. The 82-year-old soccer legend, who is battling colon cancer, was admitted to the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao
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1:47 PM ET Kylian Mbappe said he is having the “competition of my dreams” at the World Cup after two goals in France‘s 3-1 win against Poland sent the world champions into the quarterfinals and left opposing coach Czeslaw Michniewicz billing him as the natural heir to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Mbappe, who helped
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11:20 AM ET Thierry Henry’s long reign as the France men’s national team’s all-time top scorer has come to an end after AC Milan striker Olivier Giroud‘s goal against Poland in the round of 16 at the World Cup saw him take the record from his fellow ex-Arsenal forward. 2 Related Giroud equalled Henry’s 15-year-old
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8:24 AM ET AL RAYYAN, Qatar – Speaking in his capacity as FIFA’s Chief of Global Football Development, Arsene Wenger insinuated that teams which made political statements early in the World Cup saw their on-field performance suffer as a result. The comments came at a media briefing for FIFA’s Technical Study Group, in which Wenger
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6:53 PM ET DOHA, Qatar — Luis Chavez‘s thunderbolt of a freekick in Mexico’s win over Saudi Arabia was the most powerful shot leading to a goal in the group stages of the World Cup, according to the technology inside the match ball used in Qatar. Chavez 52nd minute strike gave Mexico a 2-0 lead
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2:01 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent AL RAYYAN, Qatar — Louis van Gaal branded Netherlands‘ first half performance against the United States as “unacceptable” despite booking their place in the World Cup quarterfinals with a 3-1 win. Van Gaal’s team went in at half-time 2-0 up thanks to goals from Memphis Depay and Daley Blind, but
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5:00 PM ET Argentina captain Lionel Messi broke Diego Maradona’s World Cup goals tally in his side’s 2-1 round-of-16 win against Australia on Saturday. Messi equalled Maradona’s eight World Cup goals in Argentina’s previous game against Mexico, scoring from distance to set the Albiceleste on their way to a 2-0 win. He surpassed the 1986
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6:04 PM ET AL RAYYAN, Qatar — Lionel Messi says he will not celebrate his personal milestone of reaching 1,000 professional matches after helping Argentina to a 2-1 victory over Australia in the World Cup round of 16, but instead admits his overriding emotion was relief at having come through a physical test just 48
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