Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho used his footballing expertise to predict the outcome of the World Cup group stages. ESPN FC’s Stewart Robson breaks down the latest transfer rumours surrounding Paul Pogba, Rafinha and more in Rumour Rater. While Diogo Dalot may not be a Man United regular next season, Shaka Hislop feels it’s a
With their last triumph coming in 1966, can England finally silence their critics and win a major tournament? The FC crew debate England’s outlook for the World Cup, with Steve Nicol suggesting fans back home will shrug off a group-stage exit. While cautiously optimistic about England’s World Cup hopes, ESPN’s Ian Darke breaks down what
With their last triumph coming in 1966, can England finally silence their critics and win a major tournament? England midfielder Raheem Sterling tells ESPN FC’s Mark Ogden that reaction to his tattoo is something that will be talked about then disappear. Harry Kane, Kieran Trippier and Gary Cahill defended Raheem Sterling after the winger was
England forward Marcus Rashford tells Mark Ogden that playing less for Manchester United in 2018 has left him feeling fresh heading to Russia. Exploding Heads release England’s unofficial song for the 2018 World Cup. Despite England’s 2-0 victory over Costa Rica, former England international Paul Mariner was not pleased with the team’s uninspired performance. ESPN
French football expert Julien Laurens and the FC panel examine Fabinho’s move to Liverpool and how the Reds’ midfield will take shape in 2018-19. England midfielder Jordan Henderson says he has put the anguish of Liverpool’s Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid out of his mind as he switches focus to the World Cup.
The England squad are currently congregated at St George’s Park where they are in the midst of preparing for a friendly against Nigeria at Wembley. As well as all the usual drills, the warm-up session also entailed a hotly-contested match between a team of players born in the north and a team of players born
Hear what some of the Premier League’s top managers had to say to Steven Gerrard following his appointment at Rangers. Steven Gerrard did not back down from journalists’ questions when asked about how he’ll handle the pressure as Rangers boss. David Luiz says his former Chelsea teammate Frank Lampard has all the attributes to become
Fernandinho doesn’t understand why Man City teammate Raheem Sterling receives so much negative press from the English media. The ESPN FC panel assess the rumours linking Napoli’s Jorginho and Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez with moves to Manchester City. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola jokingly asked the fans to leave whilst he took his opening tee
Former England captain Alan Shearer believes Harry Kane won’t feel pressure of the armband at the 2018 World Cup. Stewart Robson and Gab Marcotti believe Harry Kane might wish he could take his words back after saying England could win the World Cup. Kyle Walker had to follow his parents on the motorway at the
Former England captain Alan Shearer believes Harry Kane won’t feel pressure of the armband at the 2018 World Cup. Stewart Robson and Gab Marcotti believe Harry Kane might wish he could take his words back after saying England could win the World Cup. England captain Harry Kane says their target is to win the World
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino said in March that Harry Kane has strong leadership qualities. Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino said in March that Harry Kane has strong leadership qualities. Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino said in March that Harry Kane has strong leadership qualities. England have named striker Harry Kane as their captain heading
ESPN takes a look at what Prince William’s journey from the Royal Wedding at Windsor to the FA Cup final at Wembley would’ve looked like, had he decided to do both. Five years after he played his final professional match, David Beckham’s post-retirement career in being really, really ridiculously good-looking has gone from strength to
Stewart Robson joins the FC panel to talk England’s probable World Cup starting XI and to debate just how far this squad can go in Russia. Mark Ogden shares his thoughts on Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad and who he feels the England manager will pick to be captain in Russia. ESPN FC’s Paul Mariner
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Jack Wilshere has divided opinions throughout his career and he’ll continue to do so this summer as the debate rages on over whether he should have been included in England’s 2018 World Cup squad. Unless England go on to win the tournament — and we all know the chances of that happening are slim —
Mark Ogden shares his thoughts on Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad and who he feels the England manager will pick to be captain in Russia. Despite England’s recent struggles, Ian Darke and the ESPN panel are cautiously optimistic about England’s World Cup chances. Take a look at England’s squad ahead of the 2018 World Cup
Fabio Capello’s final job came in China with Jiangsu Suning. Fabio Capello has announced his retirement from coaching, saying he has no interest in taking charge of an “average” Italy squad. Capello, 71, was released by the Chinese club Jiangsu Suning after just nine months in charge last month and he says that has brought
The FC crew react to ESPN FC’s initial pre-World Cup power rankings, which see Brazil claim the top spot over Spain and Germany. Former England manager Fabio Capello has warned burnout could be the biggest problem for the Three Lions in the World Cup this summer in Russia. Capello led England to the 2010 tournament
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. The United States is the only country to have two referees selected to officiate games at this summer’s World Cup, but no English official has been named.
ESPN FC’s Craig Burley and Mark Donaldson go head to head to predict the outcomes of Germany-Brazil, Spain-Argentina, Russia-France and more. The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) has warned that England supporters could face problems at the World Cup after more than 100 were arrested at the friendly win over Netherlands in Amsterdam on Friday.