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Madrid cement their place in football's history books

Not since the 1970s has a club won three straight European Cups. Real Madrid's achievement is unparalleled in modern football, so where's the love?

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Madrid formula, plus Liverpool errors, ill luck, were decisive

Gab Marcotti: There are many reason why Real Madrid are European champions again, but their work ethic and will to win are not to be overlooked.

Ronaldo: 'It's been very nice playing for Real'

Cristiano Ronaldo cast doubt over his future with Real Madrid after they won the Champions League for the third consecutive season Saturday.

Gareth's un-Bale-ievable goal from all angles

Watch from all angles as Gareth Bale wins the UEFA Champions League for Real Madrid with a stunning bicycle kick against Liverpool.

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Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool: Brilliant Bale seals three in a row

Sub Gareth Bale scored a stunning overhead kick in between two howlers from Liverpool keeper Loris Karius to give Real Madrid their third UCL title in a row.

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Loris Karius' night of horror in Kiev

Relive Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius's desperate UCL final performance which handed Real Madrid their 13th European title.

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Injured Mo Salah leaves the UCL final in tears

After a tangle with Sergio Ramos, an absolutely distraught Mohamed Salah is forced to come off early in his first Champions League final.

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Liverpool fans react: Karius let himself down today

Liverpool fans at Anfield react to Liverpool's Champions League final loss to Real Madrid, Mo Salah's injury and Loris Karius' goalkeeping howlers.

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Are Real Madrid indisputably the best of all time?

The FC crew assess whether Real Madrid's four UCL titles in five years make them the best team ever, despite only two La Liga titles in nine years.

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Mohamed Salah leaves stadium in sling

Mohamed Salah is seen walking through the tunnel with his left arm in a sling after Liverpool's loss in the Champions League final.

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What to make of Ronaldo's comments on his future

Steve Nicol explains why Cristiano Ronaldo should leave Real Madrid this summer as the FC crew react to his cryptic comments after the UCL final.

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Klopp: Salah injury 'very bad for Mo, Liverpool & Egypt'

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.

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Nicol: Karius was put in a position to fail

Steve Nicol explains why Loris Karius' mistakes in the Champions League final are more Liverpool's fault than the goalkeeper's.

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Crestfallen Karius apologises to Liverpool fans

After making two major blunders a heartbroken Loris Karius said sorry to the Liverpool fans after the final whistle.

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Sergio Ramos & Real Madrid lift their third straight UCL title

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.

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Bale: I need to be playing regularly

Real Madrid UCL final match winner Gareth Bale was disappointed not to start against Liverpool and wants to play consistently.

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Soccer

Gallery: Bale's brilliant bicycle kick

All the angles of a classic Champions League final goal.

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Bale banishes his disappointment

At 62:59, he turned and leapt into the air, exchanging his feet for where his head might have been. Chris Jones reacts to Gareth Bale's brilliance.

Real Madrid exit the pitch with a three-peat.

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Liverpool

Soccer

Karius' howlers define Liverpool's defeat to Madrid

While Loris Karius made some impressive saves, it will be his two howlers that will be remembered in Liverpool's 3-1 Champions League final loss.

It's been a night where nothing has gone right for Liverpool. Mohamed Salah's injury in the first half was a sign of things to come. There was nothing the Reds could have done to prevent Gareth Bale's incredible bicyle kick, but Loris Karius will be having nightmares about his two errors that led to goals. Liverpool's players and fans are absolutely devastated.

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Gareth's un-Bale-ievable goal from all angles

Watch from all angles as Gareth Bale wins the UEFA Champions League for Real Madrid with a stunning bicycle kick against Liverpool.

1:17

Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool: Brilliant Bale seals three in a row

Sub Gareth Bale scored a stunning overhead kick in between two howlers from Liverpool keeper Loris Karius to give Real Madrid their third UCL title in a row.

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Injured Mo Salah leaves the UCL final in tears

After a tangle with Sergio Ramos, an absolutely distraught Mohamed Salah is forced to come off early in his first Champions League final.

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Loris Karius' night of horror in Kiev

Relive Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius's desperate UCL final performance which handed Real Madrid their 13th European title.

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Major League Soccer

Atlanta impresses as balance of power shifts

A third of the way through the 2018 MLS season, it's clear MLS is evolving, the East is becoming a powerhouse, and Atlanta is at the center of both.

How the World Cup affects MLS

The competitive integrity of the MLS season will be affected due to the World Cup absences, and the impact will be uneven to say the least.

Vancouver 3-3 New England: 6-goal thriller - Via MLS

Cristian Techera's hat trick helped the Vancouver Whitecaps fight back to a 3-3 home draw against the New England Revolution.

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Seattle 0-1 RSL: Saucedo screamer wins it - Via MLS

Sebastian Saucedo beat Stefan Frei with a long-range effort as Real Salt Lake took all three points from Seattle at CenturyLink Field.

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LA Galaxy 1-0 San Jose: Alessandrini wins Clasico - Via MLS

Romain Alessandrini scored the decisive goal to see LA Galaxy past San Jose in the first California Clasico of 2018.

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Houston 3-1 NYCFC: Dynamo on the rise - Via MLS

The Houston Dynamo continued their ascent in the West, stretching their unbeaten run to four games with a 3-1 win over NYCFC.

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Toronto 0-1 Dallas: Birthday boy Gonzalez seals Dallas win - Via MLS

Jesse Gonzalez's clean sheet in his first game of the season helped FC Dallas defeat Toronto 1-0, and move them to four straight games unbeaten.

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Why D.C. United need to convince Rooney to come to MLS

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Arriola: I'd love the opportunity to play with Rooney

D.C. United's Paul Arriola joins the Heineken ESPN FC Boot Room to discuss his season so far, the prospect of playing with Wayne Rooney and more.

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Ale's Weekly MLS Awards

Alejandro Moreno hands out his awards for the best and worst from the week that was in MLS.

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MLS: 40 goals in 90 seconds

From a pair of stunning goals in Portland to Bradley Wright-Phillips' double in Atlanta, check out all 40 goals from Week 12 in MLS.

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Cairney sends Fulham back to the big time

After four years in the Championship, Fulham are on their way back to the Premier League after their delightful style of play bettered Aston Villa.

Aston Villa 0-1 Fulham: Cairney sends Fulham to the Premier League

Tom Cairney's first-half goal proved enough as ten-man Fulham hung on for a 1-0 win to beat Aston Villa and return to the Premier League.

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I probably don't need to tell you who has won here. Fulham, and their white-clad fans, are back in the big time!

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Aston Villa 0-1 Fulham: Cairney sends Fulham to the Premier League

Tom Cairney's first-half goal proved enough as ten-man Fulham hung on for a 1-0 win to beat Aston Villa and return to the Premier League.

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USMNT's Ream revels in Fulham's Premier League promotion

American international Tim Ream describes the feeling of returning to the Premier League after helping Fulham beat Aston Villa at Wembley Stadium.

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Premier League-bound Fulham lift promotion playoff trophy

Fulham celebrate their victory over Aston Villa and resulting Premier League promotion by lifting the promotion playoff trophy at Wembley.

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Transfers

Pogba frustrated by Mourinho, wants Juve return

The transfer window is open, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow live with our daily blog throughout the summer.

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Man United target Fred: Five things to know

Fred has learned much from Ronaldinho, Dunga and Fernandinho and will wear Brazil's yellow at the World Cup. Is Old Trafford next on his journey?

Rumour Rater: Alderweireld, Jorginho, Griezmann and more

Toby Alderweireld to Man United? Jorginho to Man City? ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno breaks down those rumours and more in Rumour Rater.

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What to make of Ronaldo's comments on his future

Steve Nicol explains why Cristiano Ronaldo should leave Real Madrid this summer as the FC crew react to his cryptic comments after the UCL final.

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Robson: Surprised if Karius plays for Liverpool again

Stewart Robson thinks there's no way back for Liverpool keeper Loris Karius following a nightmare final for the German.

2:17

Extra Time: Ronaldo vs. Bale, Zidane best ever?

The FC crew answer tweets including Zidane's status among the best managers, who's bicycle kick was better between Bale and Ronaldo and more.

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Are Real Madrid indisputably the best of all time?

The FC crew assess whether Real Madrid's four UCL titles in five years make them the best team ever, despite only two La Liga titles in nine years.

4:53

Is it time for Gareth Bale to leave Real Madrid?

Gareth Bale played the hero role for Real Madrid in the Champions League final, but Stewart Robson does not think his future is in Spain.

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How Real's depth made the difference in the UCL final

Mohamed Salah's injury exposed Liverpool's lack of depth while Real Madrid's depth carried them in the final 30 minutes.

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ESPN FC Best of the Week

From the highs and lows of Kiev to Ale Moreno nearly walking off the set, check out all the best moments of the week from ESPN FC.

2:57

Extra Time: Zlatan vs. Vela, World Cup dark horses

The ESPN FC panel answer your tweets comparing Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Carlos Vela, this year's potential World Cup dark horses and more.

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Ceferin: Global Nations League would have no impact on UCL value

UEFA president and FIFA vice-president Aleksander Ceferin speaks with ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti about FIFA's recent proposal of a global Nations League.

5:58

Future UCL finals more 'fan friendly' - Ceferin

Ceferin addressed the logistical problems that have plagued many fans traveling to Kiev for Saturday's final between Liverpool and Real Madrid.

Ceferin: European club imbalance is a concern

Exclusive: UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin tells Gab Marcotti UEFA will do everything in their power to ensure a fair financial playing field.

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Manchester United

Soccer

Man United need to think twice before selling Martial, Shaw

Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw have both fallen out of favour with Jose Mourinho. But with both just 22, Man United must really think before selling.

How close are Alderweireld and Fred to joining?

ESPN FC's senior football writer Mark Ogden discusses the likelihood that Toby Alderweireld, Fred and Alex Sandro move to Old Trafford this summer.

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United fans want Liverpool to lose but are envious

It's true: Most United fans will want a Madrid win on Saturday. But wider feelings -- about the game and that Liverpool are in it -- are conflicted.

Arsenal

Unai Emery unveiled as new manager

What are the biggest challenges facing Unai Emery?

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Arsenal need Emery pragmatism more than Wenger idealism

Gab Marcotti: On the surface, Arsenal have gone for the opposite of Arsene Wenger in appointing Unai Emery. But a pragmatic approach is what they need most.

Meet Emery's staff set to bring new era to Arsenal

Unai Emery will bring several of his trusted backroom team with him to Arsenal. Here is a look at the men who are set to join him at the Emirates.

The Toe Poke

Ronaldo: Rename it 'CR7 Champions League'

Cristiano Ronaldo has owned the Champions League so much that he wants the competition to name itself after him.

Ronaldo injures cameraman with wayward shot

A cameraman covering Real Madrid's UCL training got more than he signed up for Friday -- a gash on the head and Cristiano Ronaldo's jacket.

FIFA World Cup song feat. Will Smith released

FIFA has released the official 2018 World Cup song by Nicky Jam, Era Istrefi and Will Smith entitled "Live it Up." Turn it down, more like.

Japanese J-League

Andres Iniesta arrives

Iniesta arrival a massive boost for J.League and Asia

Andres Iniesta will bring a lot to Vissel Kobe, the J.League and Asia. The 'Iniesta methodology' may shape the future of football in the region.

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Iniesta: Vissel Kobe have a very exciting project

Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta was presented as Vissel Kobe player on Thursday and revealed why he joined.

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Iniesta's Barcelona goodbye in pictures

Sunday saw Andres Iniesta play his 670th and final game for Barcelona as the Spanish champions closed out their season vs. Real Sociedad.

United States

Focus on Green, Pulisic, Ream

Julian Green's long road back to U.S. fold

"Everything made me stronger, I think." Julian Green's career stuttered after the 2014 World Cup but a strong season on loan has him soaring again.

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Pulisic wants to lead U.S. and Dortmund by example

Pulisic is the face of the U.S. men's national team and it's a lot of pressure for a 19-year-old. But he is focused on becoming a quiet leader.

Pulisic addresses Liverpool links

The FC crew assess Christian Pulisic's Dortmund future after he sat down with ESPN's Jeff Carlisle to talk transfer rumours and the USMNT.

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Tottenham Hotspur

Soccer

Pochettino's long-term commitment should inspire stars

Tottenham will hope that manager Mauricio Pochettino's renewed commitment at the club will inspire star players to follow suit.

Alderweireld transfer saga reveals Spurs' conflict

Mauricio Pochettino may have lost the battle over his centre-back, but he has laid down a marker to chairman Daniel Levy: Back us with more cash.

Tottenham send message with Pochettino extension

With Mauricio Pochettino putting pen to paper on a new five-year deal, ESPN FC's Alejandro explains why he's the right man to move Spurs forward.

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Spanish Primera División

Lowe: Griezmann grappling with Barcelona transfer decision

ESPN FC's Sid Lowe explains what's delaying Antoine Griezmann from making a decision on his future.

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Griezmann left out of Atletico kit launch

Atletico are preparing themselves for life without Antoine Griezmann after leaving him out of the promotional imagery for their new home kit

Tiny Huesca earn historic La Liga promotion

Huesca will play in La Liga for the first time in the club's history next season after beating Lugo 2-0 in the Segunda division.

Italian Serie A

Ancelotti won't be shaken by Napoli challenge

Announcing Carlo Ancelotti like 007, Aurelio De Laurentiis knew it would take something box office to make fans forget Maurizio Sarri in a hurry.

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Mixed season for Milan as Rossoneri miss UCL

AC Milan's season promised much but delivered little. Nikola Kalinic flopped and financial fair play sanctions loom over the Rossoneri.

Marcotti: Inter's summer gamble pays off with top 4

Gab Marcotti explains how Inter's big decision in the summer proved decisive to securing Champions League football for the first time since 2012.

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wORLD cUP

Last Train to Russia: Moscow

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Last Train to Russia: Kaliningrad

Martin Ainstein's tour of World Cup host cities continues in Kaliningrad, where he boards the B413 Russian submarine in the Baltic Sea.

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Last Train to Russia: Sochi

Martin Ainstein's tour of World Cup host cities arrives at Sochi's Fisht Stadium, which will host six World Cup matches this summer.

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Last Train to Russia: Rostov-on-Don

Martin Ainstein's train pulls up at World Cup host city Rostov-on-Don, home of the historic Museum of Railways.

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Last Train to Russia: Volgograd

Martin Ainstein's tour of Russian World Cup host cities arrives at the scene of the Battle of Stalingrad, the largest and bloodiest of World War II.

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Last Train to Russia: Ekaterinburg

Martin Ainstein's latest stop on his tour of World Cup host cities takes him to Ekaterinburg, located on the border of Europe and Asia.

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Last Train to Russia: Kazan

Martin Ainstein visits World Cup host city Kazan, home to one of the largest and most historic mosques in Europe.

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Last Train to Russia: Samara

The fourth leg of Martin Ainstein's trip through Russia takes him to World Cup host city Samara, home of Stalin's bunker.

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Last Train to Russia: Saransk

Episode 3 of Last Train to Russia sees Martin Ainstein alight at World Cup host city Saransk to examine one of the country's national obsessions - ice hockey.

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Last Train to Russia: Nizhny Novgorod

A sneak peak of episode 2 of Martin Ainstein's Russian odyssey takes him to World Cup host city Nizhny Novgorod, famous for its Matryoshka dolls.

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Last Train to Russia: St. Petersburg

Join Martin Ainstein on his trip to St. Petersburg in an extract from episode 1 of Last Train to Russia, airing on ESPN networks throughout this week ahead of the World Cup.

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England

Soccer

Southgate, England benefit from Guardiola & Co.

Gareth Southgate's plan for England this summer is bold: He's simply using the lessons his players are learning in the Premier League.

Marcotti: Kane putting England in lose-lose situation

Stewart Robson and Gab Marcotti believe Harry Kane may wish he could take his words back after saying England could win the World Cup.

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Kane can make captain's armband matter with goals

The captain's armband has generally lost its lustre but if that added responsibility keeps fuelling Harry Kane its value cannot be overstated.

FIFA World Cup

32 teams in 32 days: Team Previews

World Cup 2018: Previews of all 32 teams

The 2018 World Cup won't have Italy or the U.S. but all the big hitters like Brazil, Germany and Argentina will battle. Get the info you need here.

ESPN

Morocco: Must stand tall to spring a surprise

Morocco were superb in World Cup qualifying but that won't mean much as Hakim Ziyech & Co. have been rewarded with a difficult group.

Chelsea

Soccer

Chelsea owner Abramovich's visa issues explained

The delay by UK authorities in processing Roman Abramovich's visa renewal application won't stop him owning Chelsea, but it could cause some issues.

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Chelsea need to show patience, hold on to Morata

Alvaro Morata sputtered in his debut season at Chelsea but still has the tools to succeed. Now it is up to Chelsea to show some faith in the player.

Can Chelsea's season be considered a success?

Shaka Hislop and Alexis Nunes debate whether Chelsea's FA Cup triumph makes it a successful season and what it means for Eden Hazard's future.

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Soccer

Diary of Martin: The story of Chernobyl

ESPN's Martin Ainstein takes a two-hour trip outside of Kiev to tour the site of the one of the world's worst environmental disasters.

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Premier League

18 things you may have forgotten from this season

The 2017-18 season is over. But here are 18 things from across Europe you might have forgotten happened.

Yaya would undo City legacy by joining United

Yaya Toure has arguably been one of the driving forces in Manchester City's resurgence. So why on earth would he want to go to Manchester United?

2017-18 in review

Power Rankings: Was anyone better than Messi?

We tabulated the votes from the 2017-18 Player Power Rankings to see who had the best season of them all. Could anyone match Lionel Messi's magic?

Cox: Guardiola was manager of the season

It's no surprise that Pep Guardiola was No. 1, but who else makes Michael Cox's list of the best managers in world soccer this season?

Pranks, fails, dodgy statues ... and of course, Zlatan

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Mohamed Salah's doppelganger, dodgy statues (and good ones), penalty fails and top pranks: It's the Toe Poke awards 2018!

ESPN FAME 100

Cristiano Ronaldo tops ESPN World Fame 100

To find the 100 most famous athletes in the world, we started with 600 of the biggest names in sports, drawn from 68 countries. Real Madrid and Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is No. 1.

33 Reasons to love and hate Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is top of the ESPN World Fame 100 list. Here are 33 reasons to love or hate the 33-year-old Real Madrid superstar.

Messi: The world’s most private superstar

Sam Borden: Lionel Messi only seems like the least interesting man in the world. Listen closely and his silence speaks louder than most athletes' shouts.

Transfer window

Transfer lookahead: Who stays and who goes in Europe?

The season is over, but the transfer business is only just beginning for Europe's top clubs. ESPN FC's club correspondents discuss.

Transfer lookahead: Who stays and who goes in the Premier League?

The season is over, but the transfer business is only just beginning for the Premier League's top clubs. ESPN FC's club correspondents discuss.

Transfer Talk: Manchester United

ESPN's Manchester United correspondent Rob Dawson discussed how he feels Jose Mourinho can create a side to rival Manchester City.

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Transfer Talk: Arsenal

ESPN's Arsenal correspondent Mattias Karen feels Arsenal need to bring in several key defenders if the club is to challenge for sivlerware.

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Transfer Talk: Chelsea

ESPN's Chelsea correspondent Liam Twomey discusses the transfer business needed to turn the club into title contenders again.

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Transfer Talk: Liverpool

ESPN's Liverpool correspondent Glenn Price shares his view on where Jurgen Klopp can add strength to his squad and become title contenders.

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Transfer Talk: Manchester City

ESPN's Manchester City correspondent Jonathon Smith discusses what the club need to do to defend the Premier League title.

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Transfer Talk: Tottenham

ESPN's Tottenham correspondent Dan Kilpatrick reveals the transfers he feels will help the club win silverware in the coming season.

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FIFA World Cup

Brazil, Argentina both dealing with distractions pre-World Cup

Brazil and Argentina are two of the favourites in Russia, but less than a month before the World Cup both are dealing with pre-Cup distractions.

Lakers send Neymar autographed Lonzo Ball jersey

The Los Angeles Lakers sent Neymar a signed Lonzo Ball jersey, and the Brazil star took to Twitter to show his thanks.

European Football

the 2017-18 season in review

The Final Word on Bundesliga: Bayern cruise as rivals regroup

Bayern showed a surprising amount of weakness early this season but still ran away with the title. It's up to their rivals to do better.

The Final Word on La Liga: Messi shines

Barcelona were runaway winners as Lionel Messi shone like never before, while Atletico and Valencia offered hope for more than a two-horse race.

The Final Word on Serie A: Dybala leads Juve

Juventus continued their title dominance but it was a close call. It's been a stunning Serie A season. Next year has a lot to live up to.

United States

Soccer

Earnie Stewart favourite for USMNT GM?

Ale Moreno says if Earnie Stewart becomes the USMNT general manager he'll be the key person in identifying the next head coach.

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More comments, no accountability after USMNT failure

Herculez Gomez cites a lack of accountability from the U.S. about missing the World Cup after comments from Alejandro Bedoya and Jurgen Klinsmann.

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U.S. not all about Pulisic as McKennie, Miazga get their chance

Christian Pulisic is the star of the latest U.S. squad but players like Weston McKennie, who is gaining minutes at club level, will also form the core.

LIga MX

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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Liga MX re-institutes youth development rule

Liga MX will introduce a rule designed to give younger players more opportunities in Mexico's first division, the league announced on Wednesday.

Santos, Djaniny sum up the best of the Clausura

While the World Cup and already the Apertura loom, Tom Marshall looks back on the Clausura to offer up his best and worst in Liga MX.

Mexico

Soccer

World Cup blow just another bump in road for Mexico's Araujo

It's a colossal shame that Nestor Araujo will miss the 2018 World Cup through injury but it's just a bump in the road for the dogged defender.

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Two on Tri: Who makes Mexico's final roster?

After Mexico's preliminary World Cup roster was announced, Herc Gomez talks about which players he wouldn't take to Russia.

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Marquez trains without Mexico sponsor logos

Rafa Marquez may be heading to his fifth World Cup, but it appears he'll do it without Mexico sponsor logos on his gear.

FIFA World Cup

World Cup Top Tenner: The good, bad and ugly

The World Cup has showcased the best and worst football has to offer. Here's a look at the tournament's incredible history.

World Cup Willie and Ciao: Best World Cup mascots

From the cuddly to the surreal to the conceptual art projects, the World Cup mascots down the years have been a rather mixed bunch.

Deschamps tells Rabiot to 'grow up'

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.

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How much will Argentina miss Sergio Romero?

ESPN FC's Brian McBride shares his thoughts on how Argentina will cope at the World Cup without injured, No. 1 goalkeeper Sergio Romero.

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Kompany: Martinez doesn't treat Belgium players like schoolchildren

ESPN FC's Alexis Nunes talks World Cup expectations with Belgium defender Vincent Kompany and what Roberto Martinez brings to the table.

1:20

Will Argentina regret Mauro Icardi snub?

After Mauro Icardi's big season for Inter, the FC crew question his omission from Argentina's 23-man squad for the World Cup.

2:59

Mariner: Belgium stupid to omit Nainggolan

Paul Mariner says the World Cup will be a sadder place without Radja Nainggolan, after the midfielder was left out of Belgium's provisional squad.

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Moreno: Morata's Chelsea form left Lopetegui no choice

Alejandro Moreno and Shaka Hislop believe Alvaro Morata's regression in a Chelsea uniform cost him his chance at making Spain's World Cup team.

2:33

Will Poland survive the World Cup group stage?

The FC crew examine Poland's outlook for the 2018 World Cup and whether they will be hindered by over-reliance on Robert Lewandowski.

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Cisse: Senegal go to the World Cup to please our people

Senegal head coach Aliou Cisse talks World Cup expectations and whether the current squad can follow the same path as the 2002 generation.

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Premier League

Report Cards: City top of the class, Chelsea flops

ESPN FC's club correspondents hand out their end of season reports for the top clubs in the Premier League. Manchester City are top of the class, but what of the others?

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Man City have 10-year plan to dominate - chief

Manchester City chairman Khaldoon al Mubarak has warned their rivals that they expect the club to get even stronger over the next decade.

Manchester City 2017/18 Season Review

ESPN's Manchester City correspondent Jonathan Smith shares his view on a season where Manchester City finished champions 19 points ahead of Manchester United.

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Manchester United 2017/18 Season Review

ESPN's Manchester United correspondent Rob Dawson gives his view on the club's second place finish to rivals Manchester City.

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Tottenham 2017/18 Season Review

ESPN's Tottenham correspondent Dan Kilpatirck shares his thoughts on a season where Mauricio Pochettino secured Champions League football during their spell at Wembley.

2:47

Liverpool 2017/18 Season Review

ESPN's Glenn Price reviews Liverpool's season in which Mohamed Salah won the golden boot with the club also making the Champions League Final.

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Chelsea 2017/18 Season Review

ESPN's Chelsea correspondent Liam Twomey shares his thoughts on the club's frustrating season where they missed out on a Champions League spot.

4:53

Arsenal 2017/18 Season Review

ESPN's Arsenal correspondent Mattias Karen talks through Arsene Wenger's last season in charge of the club which ended without any silverware.

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