USMNT coach Berhalter reveals aim to emulate England’s success after World Cup draw pairing

DOHA, Qatar — After being paired together in Friday’s World Cup draw, Gregg Berhalter has revealed he contacted Gareth Southgate following his appointment as US men’s national team coach with the aim of emulating England’s recent success. Southgate initially took an interim charge of England in September 2016 before taking the job on a permanent … Read more

Qatar World Cup organiser slams human rights criticism from Norway FA

The Qatar World Cup’s top organiser, Hassan Al Thawadi, has accused the Norway FA President Lise Klaveness of failing to educate herself on the country’s human rights record after she delivered a damning address at Thursday’s FIFA Congress in Doha. Klaveness took to the stage at the 72nd FIFA Congress to condemn the organisation’s 2010 … Read more

World Cup warns director rainbow flags could be taken away from supporters in Qatar

Rainbow flags could be taken off fans at the World Cup in Qatar to protect them from being attacked for promoting gay rights, a senior leader overseeing security for the tournament told The Associated Press. Major General Abdulaziz Abdullah Al Ansari insisted that LGBTQ+ couples would be welcomed and accepted in Qatar for the Nov. … Read more

Qatari official: Rainbow flags may be taken to protect fans

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Rainbow flags could be taken from fans at the World Cup in Qatar to protect them from being attacked for promoting gay rights, a senior leader overseeing security for the tournament told The Associated Press. Major General Abdulaziz Abdullah Al Ansari insisted that LGBTQ couples would be welcomed and accepted in … Read more

Man City optimism of beating Real Madrid to signing striker; Spain eye Luis Enrique replacements

Manchester City are hopeful of beating Real Madrid to the signing of Erling Haaland this summer — ESPN’s Insider Notebook has the latest. Jump to: Spain draw up shortlist of Luis Enrique replacements | Nkunku, Leipzig set for crunch contract talks | Flamengo-Pereira deal at risk of falling through Man City confident of beating Real … Read more

Bruno Fernandes signs Manchester United contract extension

Bruno Fernandes has signed a contract extension until 2026 at Manchester United, the club have confirmed. The deal includes the option of extending it a further year to 2027. The Portugal international, who scored twice to seal his club’s passage to the World Cup in midweek, will be among United’s top earners are agreeing a … Read more

Anthony Elanga’s breakthrough at Man United is all down to ‘drive, mentality and determination’

Mar 30, 2022 Rob DawsonCorrespondent Anthony Elanga has worked hard to get a chance at Manchester United this season, so much that the club resisted several loan offers in January due to his increased importance to the first team. Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images During Manchester United’s preseason friendly at Queens Park Rangers last … Read more

USMNT underwhelms vs. Costa Rica, but all eyes on World Cup now qualification assured

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — A raucous, celebratory atmosphere inside the Costa Rica National Stadium dictated the mood. Los Ticos had just finished off a 2-0 win to remain undefeated all time against the United States men’s national soccer team in San Jose. There were even fireworks, despite the fact the home side failed to … Read more

Ukrainian player training with Man City after fleeing Russian club following invasion

3:00 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Ukrainian footballer Andrii Kravchuk is training with Manchester City after fleeing to England following Russia’s invasion of his homeland. City have agreed to let the 23-year-old coach train with their Elite Development Squad after he terminated his contract with Russian first-division side Torpedo Moscow. Kravchuk said he could no longer … Read more