Europe

Santi Muñoz Will Not Be Able To Sleep Tonight After Colossal Miss Against Venezuela

Inefficient ball control, a sloppy defense and a massive miss from Santi Muñoz. Those were the capital sins Mexico was made to pay for during a painful 2-1 defeat against Venezuela in the Maurice Revello tournament. 

Nobody can't hide the facts. Seeing how this Mexican U-21 ensemble wasted its ball possession without damaging the opponent, almost mirroring the deficiencies you can see in the adult squad, was very frustrating. 

Brenden Aaronson Shows He's An Entirely Different Beast In USMNT Midfield Role

In the buildup to the USMNT's friendly against Morocco, with the countdown to the World Cup now well and truly on, one of the most intriguing eye tests was the American midfield trio of Tyler Adams, Yunus Musah and Brenden Aaronson against fellow World Cup contender Morocco.

The three will be linchpins of the squad over the next decade, but the 21-year-old Aaronson was playing a new central role for the United States after previously being stationed on the left or right wing of Gregg Berhalter's 4-3-3 formation.

McGinn Will Have Nightmares Over Huge Miss That Extended Scotland’s World Cup Drought

Ukraine advanced in the UEFA World Cup playoffs on Wednesday at the expense of Scotland with a 3-1 victory. Ukraine looked comfortable for a majority of the game, but a late push from Scotland made for an exhilarating finish. This John McGinn miss vs. Ukraine could have changed everything.

Lionel Messi Put On A Show Against Italy At Wembley

Earlier this week, Lionel Messi spoke about how lingering effects from Covid-19 greatly limited his abilities with PSG in 2022. In addition to being a reminder to everyone to get fully vaccinated (and boosted), it provided context to a season that, by Messi’s supremely high standards, was awful, with just six goals. 

Messi looked the picture of health on Wednesday.

It’s Pride Month; How Is Soccer Celebrating?

It is June 1, a day that across the world rings in a month of Pride celebration, visibility and advocacy for LGBTQ+ rights. These celebrations will surely make their way into the beautiful game. In soccer, pride month traditionally is accompanied by stadium “pride nights,” themed jerseys and fundraisers for equal rights organizations. Above all else, these celebrations are an affirmation that soccer should be inclusive of all. I would argue that such acceptance, at least philosophically, is the very nature of the sport.

Scottish Fans Join In Singing Ukraine National Anthem In Incredible Moment Of Unity

Soccer, football, calcio, whatever you call it, it is one of the most uniting sports on the planet. That was as evident as ever on Wednesday before the World Cup qualifying game between Scotland and Ukraine. As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, there was an extraordinary moment of solidarity before the game. Watch as Scotland fans sing Ukraine’s national anthem.

Something You Are Not Going To See In The World Cup: Italy Releases Its Last Jersey With Puma

In Wednesday's Finalissima vs. Argentina, the Italian national team will debut its new and last jersey in partnership with Puma. The kit is part of the latest international collection from the German brand, which includes the shirts for five countries playing in the next 2022 World Cup: Ghana, Morocco, Senegal, Switzerland and Uruguay.

Gareth Bale Confirms Real Madrid Exit; Never Forget His 5 Best Goals

After an eight-year career with Real Madrid that included over 250 appearances, 100 goals and a preposterous haul of 16 trophies (including five Champions League crowns and three LaLiga titles), Gareth Bale has confirmed his departure from the Spanish capital following the expiration of his contract.

Alan Pardew Leaves Coaching Job Because Club’s Fans Are Racist

Former Newcastle United and Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew has quit as manager of CSKA Sofia after fans of the Bulgarian top-tier side racially abused their own players, according to a statement on CSKA's website on Wednesday.

Pardew took charge as CSKA manager in April but resigned after some fans threw bananas at Black players from their own team and targeted them with racial slurs before a home game against Botev Plovdiv on May. 19.

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