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How Juan Mata helped my brother, family grieve a tragic loss

Man United's Juan Mata is a top footballer but what he did for my grieving 12-year-old brother was much bigger than the game, writes Andy Mitten.

Fergus Burke

Bielsa ends "Spy-Gate" drama as only Bielsa can

Marcelo Bielsa didn't have to respond to "spying" accusations, but in the end he did it as only he knew how: with a 70-minute lesson for the media.



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Transfer Talk: Spurs seek Sanabria amid striker shortage

With Harry Kane injured and Son Heung-Min on international duty, Tottenham need a forward. Enter Antonio Sanabria. Transfer Talk has the latest.


Rumour Rater: Coutinho to Man Utd? Morata on the move to Atletico?

It's time to assess the latest gossip and speculation! What are the chances that Philippe Coutinho, Alvaro Morata and others will move this month?

Sources: Mislintat leaving Arsenal over transfers

Sven Mislintat is to leave Arsenal after a series of disagreements over the Gunners' organisational structure and transfer strategy, sources say.

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In Dembele, Premier League losing its most unique player

Mousa Dembele never fit categorization during his time in the Premier League and his unique skill set might never be seen again.

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There's no need to panic about Phil Foden

It might seem like Phil Foden's future lies away from Man City, but insiders are confident he'll be the first academy star to make it at the club.


Should Real Madrid bring back Jose Mourinho?


Why Atletico Madrid may fit the bill for Morata


Emery calls for consistency from Ozil


Lowe: Vela could be a short-term solution for Barca


Extra Time: Robertson the next Nicol? Isco's next club?


Transfer Rater: Vela to Barcelona? Modric to Inter Milan?


FIFA 19 World Tour: Bundesliga edition - Via Bayern


PSG team compete at camel races


Chelsea get their man, now can he produce?


The Toe Poke

Bielsa follows 'Spygate' with detailed scouting explanation

When Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa called an impromptu press conference, fans of the Championship leaders were worried. What followed was remarkable.

#10yearchallenge: How have Messi, Pogba, Salah aged?

The #10yearchallenge is the week's big social media trend -- how have some of today's biggest football stars changed over the past decade?

Fabregas, Morata row over eggs cracking on grass

Cesc Fabregas and Alvaro Morata's disagreement over the theory that an egg never breaks on grass may have sparked 2019's first social media craze.

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Fantasy: Sign up, set line-ups for Premier League

ESPN has a brand new fantasy game! Compete against your friends or people around the world in the Premier League, La Liga, Champions League and Liga MX.

Dave Merrell

Fantasy FC: Take no chances & choose Messi

ESPN FC's Mark Donaldson presents his Fantasy FC La Liga selections this week, so be sure to join him in all the action at




Westwood? Roca? Moyes? Who can replace Stephen Constantine?

Stephen Constantine stepped down as India coach after the Asian Cup. Here are five possible replacements, with pros and cons.

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After Asian Cup exit, what next for India?

India got knocked out of the group stages in the AFC Asian Cup. What does Indian football learn from this? And where does it go now?

India must turn 'Sorrow of Sharjah' into fuel for fire

The Blue Tigers are at a low point after their Asian Cup exit. But heartbreak can be just the thing that sends them to new heights.

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