Alessandro Del Piero

Juventus Legend Del Piero Expresses Support for Troubled Bianconeri & Key Men Dybala & Buffon

Alessandro Del Piero has been a Juventus fan all his life and truly suffers as such when his club goes through tough periods.<p>However, the iconic …

Soccer

Trending: Barcelona players confident of Lionel Messi stay - Denis Suarez

<i>Friday's latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC's What's Trending ...</i><p><b>BARCELONA</b>: Denis Suarez insists there is no panic among the …

Soccer

FIFA 18: Prime ICON versions of Henry, Carlos, Hagi and Ferdinand released

Four new legends have been added to FIFA Ultimate Team, including a highly sought-after 93-rated version of the France forward<p>EA Sports has released the latest batch of Prime ICONs for FIFA 18 Ultimate Team, with special high rated versions of Thierry Henry, Roberto Carlos, Gheorghe Hagi and Rio …

Soccer

The Week in Numbers

• <b>What melted inside ‘The Chocolate Box’?</b>• <b><br>A Matilda penning a Roald Dahl-esque fantasy</b>• <b><br>A club-trotter and Golden Balls</b><p>189days: that is how long Boca …

Soccer

Ranked! The 25 best Champions League games... EVER

<b>Words:</b> <i>Andrew Murray, Nick Moore, James Maw</i><p>25. Dinamo Zagreb 1-7 Lyon<p><i>Group stage, 2011/12</i><p>Dejan Lovren, in happier times<p>Hands up if you can tell us who …

Soccer

​Former Arsenal Goalkeeper Jens Lehmann Reveals Biggest Regret & Day That Football Broke His Heart

Former Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann has revealed that receiving a red card in the 2006 Champions League final after bringing down Samuel Eto'o is …

Soccer

Italian FA wash hands of Ventura, try to lure Conte back

Antonio Conte didn’t win anything during his two years in charge of the Italian national team, but his run to the quarterfinals of Euro 2016 garnered plenty of praise and attention as he largely overachieved with a subpar side. It was generally accepted that the talent pool simply wasn’t as deep as …

Antonio Conte

Adidas Predator: Every edition of David Beckham's world-famous boots

Known for its famous rubber strips, the shoe worn by the likes of Zinedine Zidane and Alessandro Del Piero has taken on an iconic status<p>There are few more iconic boots in the history of football than the Adidas Predator.<p>First masterminded by ex-Liverpool player Craig Johnston, the Predators …

Shoes

U.S., Italy in a World Cup NIT? It could happen

When the stunning news broke last week that Italy did not make the World Cup for the first time since 1958, joining the United States, Netherlands, …

Soccer

Russia World Cup 2018 statistics: Tim Cahill equal fourth with Diego Maradona for most cards in World Cups

SOCCEROOS fans are well aware of Tim Cahill’s prolific scoring record, but they probably didn’t know the striker has the equal fourth-worst …

FIFA

ISL 2017 Will Be About Indian Players As The League Sheds Foreign Stars

The Indian Super League has slashed the number of high-earning foreign stars for its new season starting Friday but foreign coaches, including …

Soccer

Indian Football Fans, It’s Time For ISL 2017 Here’s Why You Should Be Excited

A revamped Indian Super League (ISL) is here to cap off an incredible year for Indian football. 2017 witnessed the Indian senior national team break …

Soccer

Adidas reveals new Predator 18+ to be worn by Pogba, Ozil & Dele

The iconic line of boots will be re-launched, released as a cage shoe and a sneaker and worn by a number of top European stars<p>The Adidas Predator is back.<p>Adidas announced the release of the Predator 18+ on Wednesday, marking the return of one of the most iconic lines of football boots of all …

Soccer

Bad news Lukaku, only Messi plays ahead of Zlatan

The Belgian has netted 12 times in 18 games as Manchester United's star striker this term but Ibrahimovic's return is likely to compromise his role<p>An amazing roar went up as Zlatan Ibrahimovic embraced Anthony Martial and jogged onto the playing surface for the first time in seven months, arms …

Soccer

Indian Super League 2017: What To Expect In Season 4

It’s been an exciting year for Indian soccer–or rather, football, as we like to call it in India. Some months ago the Indian national team climbed into the top 100 of the FIFA world rankings for the first time in over 20 years, and is currently enjoying a 13 match unbeaten streak. The country also …

Soccer

Grazie Gigi: Buffon bows out the same way as he played - by uniting a nation

It ended where it all began.<p>Twenty years after Gianluigi Buffon made his debut for Italy in a World Cup play-off, one of the most extraordinary …

Soccer

Gossip column: Ronaldo, Conte, Dunk, Messi, Coutinho, Mourinho

Cristiano Ronaldo, who was linked with moves to <b>Manchester United</b> and <b>Paris St-Germain</b> last summer, wants to leave <b>Real Madrid</b> after rejecting a new contract. The 32-year-old Portuguese still has three years to run on his current deal. (El Chiringuito de Jugones, in Spanish)<p>Italy World Cup winner …

Soccer

People aren't being very nice about Lukas Podolski's presence in World Cup ball launch photo

The international break might well be long and boring, but at least this one has featured some exciting World Cup build-up to keep us …

FIFA

Thierry Henry’s handball and other World Cup travesties

1 Jorge Larrionda – England v Germany, 2010 World Cup<p>Frank Lampard insists he has no regrets about facing Jogi Low’s Germany in South Africa. England …

FIFA

Italy would love to have great Conte back in charge - Del Piero

The 48-year-old has been linked with a return to his homeland and the former Juventus striker hopes he will be back in charge of the national team<p>Former Italy star Alessandro Del Piero wants Antonio Conte to return as head coach after "a great period" with Chelsea.<p>Conte's future at Stamford Bridge …

Soccer

Italy and Sweden eye World Cup spot with lack of big-name stars

The FC crew examine the World Cup playoff draw in Europe and Italy's chances of qualifying for Russia. Italy and Sweden face off in a two-legged …

Soccer

SNEED: Obama, Evans plan to visit kids in Juvenile Detention next year

Sneed has learned that former President <b>Barack Obama</b> privately promised Cook County Circuit Court Chief Judge <b>Timothy Evans</b> a trip to Chicago next year …

Rahm Emanuel

World Cup 2018: Kick out Ventura, Tavecchio and the dinosaurs! Italy need a revolution

With the Azzurri suffering the ultimate humiliation, it has become clear that the country’s rotten footballing foundations need to be uprooted<p>Forget …

Soccer

A rooting guide to Europe’s World Cup qualifying playoffs

Your guide to Italy v. Sweden, Northern Ireland v. Switzerland, Croatia v. Greece, and Denmark v. Ireland.<p>We're used to amusing mistakes in football governance, but UEFA's latest slip-up might be the best one yet. After spending almost two full years trying to work out which European teams should …

FIFA

The game that made them a Liverpool icon: Sami Hyypia

<b>In the first in a new series looking at iconic individual moments for Liverpool players, Sami Hyypia’s memorable night – and volley – against</b> …

Soccer

Who are the all-time top goalscorers at the biggest clubs in Europe?

Sergio Agüero has followed Wayne Rooney in becoming the most prolific goalscorer at a Premier League club. Which players hold that accolade in Europe?<p>• Who are the Premier League clubs’ top goalscorers?<p>Who is Real Madrid's top scorer with 412 goals?<p>Raúl<p>Cristiano Ronaldo<p>Alfredo Di Stéfano<p>Ferenc …

Soccer

Andrea Pirlo to retire: how brilliant has he been?

Andrea Pirlo has confirmed that he is hanging up his boots at the age of 38, the Milan and Juventus hero having spent the last two years in the …

Soccer

ISL 2017: Onus on Indian talent to step up

With an absence of marquee players this time round, Indian footballers will need to up their game in the fourth edition of the ISL...<p>Since its inception, the Indian Super League (ISL) has adopted the marquee players rule which has mandated teams to sign one elite player every season. For the fourth …

Soccer

Romelu Lukaku reveals all in exclusive interview with Thierry Henry

Thierry Henry<p>Football Expert @ThierryHenry<p>Romelu Lukaku reveals all in exclusive interview with Thierry Henry<p>Belgian discusses Man Utd adaptation, …

Soccer

The ISL 4 opening ceremony tried its best to prove that the future isn’t football in India

For a league claims to be committed to ‘revolutionise the sport’ in the country, the organisers failed miserably with Friday’s farce.<p>Salman Khan …

Indian Super League