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PSG appeal over UEFA re-opening FFP case upheld by CAS

1 month 3 weeks hence
Angel Di María looked unstoppable against Marseille, scoring twice and providing the opening goal assist in a strong win at Le Parc des Princes. French Ligue 1: Kylian Mbappé (45'+2') PSG 1-0 Marseille Kylian Mbappe's 30th goal in all competitions is now just one shy of Lionel Messi for the lead among Europe's top five leagues. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has announced that it has upheld Paris Saint-Germain's appeal against UEFA regarding financial fair play (FFP). PSG filed an appeal to CAS in October 2018 against the Adjudicatory Chamber of the UEFA Club Financial Control Body's (CFCB) decision to reinvestigate the French champions' FFP situation in June and subsequent delay until September, and that appeal has been upheld. This means that UEFA's original decision back in June is final, so PSG have avoided...
Jonathan Johnson, PSG Correspondent

Karim Benzema leads trio of hat trick heroes in Player Power Rankings

9 hours 9 minutes ago
A trio of hat-trick heroes made their way on to our top 10 list, but Karim Benzema's stood out in Real Madrid's 3-0 win over Athletic Bilbao. Our global editors pick their top 10 performers from the weekend. (function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src='https://embed.playbuzz.com/sdk.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}(document,'script','playbuzz-sdk')); Also receiving votes: Ishak Belfodil (TSG Hoffenheim), Carlos Bacca (Villarreal). Let us know what you think of the countdown by commenting on Twitter using #ESPNFCrankings.
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U.S. Soccer faces suit from Relevent Sports over planned match in Miami

9 hours 40 minutes ago
Kristine Lilly and Brandi Chastain talk about the USWNT's lawsuit against U.S. Soccer and how proud they are of others carrying the torch. U.S. Head Coach Gregg Berhalter joins the Heineken ESPN FC Boot Room to talk all things Gold Cup and his ambition to win the tournament. 1999 Women's World Cup winner Brandi Chastain expresses her support for the USWNT's lawsuit against U.S. Soccer and reflects on its global impact. Multimedia sports and entertainment company Relevent, a promoter of international soccer matches, has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation and its secretary general, Dan Flynn, after the USSF refused to sanction the playing of an Ecuadorian league match in Miami. According to the filing, Relevent was attempting to stage a match between Ecuadorian sides Barcelona SC and Guayaquil City FC, to be held May 5 at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium. As the national governing body for soccer, the USSF...
Jeff Carlisle

U.S. Soccer faces suit from Relevant Sports over planned match in Miami

9 hours 40 minutes ago
Kristine Lilly and Brandi Chastain talk about the USWNT's lawsuit against U.S. Soccer and how proud they are of others carrying the torch. U.S. Head Coach Gregg Berhalter joins the Heineken ESPN FC Boot Room to talk all things Gold Cup and his ambition to win the tournament. 1999 Women's World Cup winner Brandi Chastain expresses her support for the USWNT's lawsuit against U.S. Soccer and reflects on its global impact. Multimedia sports and entertainment company Relevent, a promoter of international soccer matches, has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation and its secretary general, Dan Flynn, after the USSF refused to sanction the playing of an Ecuadorian league match in Miami. According to the filing, Relevent was attempting to stage a match between Ecuadorian sides Barcelona SC and Guayaquil City FC, to be held May 5 at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium. As the national governing body for soccer, the USSF...
Jeff Carlisle

Manchester City one of best teams ever if they defend title - Foden

11 hours 42 minutes ago
Shaka Hislop wasn't too impressed by Manchester City's win over Tottenham but says they have proven they can hold off Liverpool in the title race. Bernardo Silva sets his sights on the remaining Premier League fixtures as Manchester City stay on course for the title by beating Tottenham. Manchester City must be considered one of the best teams ever if they defend their Premier League title this season, midfielder Phil Foden has said. City are aiming to become the first team in a decade to win the top-flight title for two years in a row. (function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src='https://embed.playbuzz.com/sdk.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}(document,'script','playbuzz-sdk')); With 86 points from 34 games, they are two points behind Liverpool, who have played a game more. Foden, who scored in Saturday's 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur, said this campaign was a better challenge than last season, when City won the title...
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Man United rebuild must follow in footsteps of hated rivals Liverpool

14 hours ago
For Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, Sunday's humiliating 4-0 defeat against Everton at Goodison Park had at least one positive. If every cloud really does have a silver lining, this one offered validation of United's determination to rip it up and start again under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and follow the example set by, of all clubs, their biggest rivals, Liverpool. You will hear plenty of talk this week about the United-Liverpool rivalry and how the men from Old Trafford have...
Mark Ogden

Man United have to follow Liverpool transfer blueprint as Solskjaer rebuilds

14 hours ago
For Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, Sunday's humiliating 4-0 defeat against Everton at Goodison Park had at least one positive. If every cloud really does have a silver lining, this one offered validation of United's determination to rip it up and start again under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and follow the example set by, of all clubs, their biggest rivals, Liverpool. You will hear plenty of talk this week about the United-Liverpool rivalry and how the men from Old Trafford have...
Mark Ogden

Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler to be named new Brisbane Roar boss - sources

14 hours 45 minutes ago
Robbie Fowler has previously played for two A-League clubs. Robbie Fowler will be appointed as the new manager of A-League side Brisbane Roar, sources close to the former Liverpool and England striker have told ESPN FC. Fowler is expected to be presented on Tuesday, ahead of Brisbane's final game of the A-League season at home to Adelaide United on Thursday. A-League A-League table: Check out where your team sits on the ladder. The appointment ends a long search by the Roar for a replacement for John Aloisi, who resigned in December, with Fowler set to begin work in June. The 44-year-old, who played for both North Queensland...
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Chelsea's Higuain: I am immune to criticism, regret living like 'prisoner'

15 hours 46 minutes ago
Arsenal remain level on points with Chelsea and missed a chance to surpass Spurs for third in a home defeat to Crystal Palace. With Champions League and Europa League success, Shaka Hislop's Power Rankings feature quite a few Premier League clubs. With top 4 not a sure thing, Paul Mariner and Alejandro Moreno debate if Chelsea should put most of their energy in Europe or in the Premier League. Chelsea forward Gonzalo Higuain has said he is at a stage in his life when he is immune to criticism and regrets having felt like a prisoner because of it earlier in his career. Higuain has received criticism for failure to help Argentina win a major trophy, while he also left Napoli to join arch-rivals Juventus in 2016. Watch Serie A, MLS, Nations League, FA Cup and more streamed live on ESPN+ in U.S. "I always regretted hiding, not going out on the street for fear of what people might say," he told ESPN Argentina TV show Hablemos de futbol. "There are people who cause so much...
Adriana Garcia

Man City to beat United in key Manchester Derby?

16 hours 54 minutes ago
Craig Burley doubles down on his opinion that Man United were rash in appointing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager and may pay the consequences. Not much went right for the column at the weekend but attention now shifts to Wednesday evening and a huge Manchester derby that could go a long way towards settling this season's title race. Running total: -£70.25 The Banker Manchester United were truly terrible in that 4-0 loss to Everton on Sunday and even the most optimistic fans must be worried ahead of Wednesday's crunch Manchester Derby clash. Much has been made over whether United fans might actually prefer neighbours City to win the...
Derek Bilton

Premier League review: Liverpool, City the gold standard as United, Spurs and Arsenal struggle

17 hours 29 minutes ago
Nick Miller recaps another wild weekend in the Premier League, as Man United were hammered, Liverpool and Man City kept up their title challenges, and Tottenham and Arsenal lost. Jump to: Jones, Smalling not good enough | Mustafi a liability | Vardy happy again | Rafa doing well | TOTW Ludicrous standard of the weekend March 3, which was 50 days ago, was the last time one of the top two dropped points in the Premier League -- 12 flawless games between them. You have to go back as far as January...
Nick Miller

Premier League review: Liverpool, City the golden standard as United, Spurs and Arsenal struggle

17 hours 29 minutes ago
Nick Miller recaps another wild weekend in the Premier League, as Man United were hammered, Liverpool and Man City kept up their title challenges and Tottenham and Arsenal lost. Jump to: Jones, Smalling not good enough | Mustafi a liability | Vardy happy again | Rafa doing well | TOTW Ludicrous standard of the weekend March 3, 50 days ago, was the last time one of the top two dropped points in the Premier League -- 12 flawless games between them. You have to go back as far as January to find a game...
Nick Miller

Matic: I was Man United's biggest problem in heavy defeat at Everton

17 hours 43 minutes ago
Craig Burley doubles down on his opinion that Man United were rash in appointing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager and may pay the consequences. Following another lacklustre performance, the FC crew question if Paul Pogba has his sights set on leaving Man United at the end of the season. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer apologises to Manchester United's fans after their loss at Everton, saying only they were fit to wear the badge at Goodison. Paul Mariner examines the task Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has to rebuild Manchester United in the summer after their 4-0 defeat at Everton. Manchester United were run off the pitch at Goodison Park in a rout by Everton that keeps Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer's side stuck outside the top four. Nemanja Matic said he was Manchester United's biggest problem during their 4-0 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday. Midfielder Matic was at fault for Everton's second goal when he allowed Gylfi Sigurdsson the space to score from 20 yards, and the Serbia international admitted he could have done better. (function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src='https://embed.playbuzz.com/sdk.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}(document,'script','playbuzz-sdk')); "Many things didn't work for us today," he told TV2. "First of all, our approach. "I think that the most experienced guys, in this case me, didn't play well today. So I don't think we need...
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