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2022-23 English Premier League

Liverpool disappoint as 3/10 Darwin Nunez made a mess vs. Crystal Palace

Player ratings: Darwin Nunez's poor performance dragged down a Liverpool side that couldn't find its first win of the season.

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TRANSFERS

Transfer Talk: Atletico Madrid to offer Ronaldo an exit from Manchester United

Atletico Madrid are looking to offer Cristiano Ronaldo an exit from Manchester United. Transfer Talk has the latest.

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A SYMBOL OF HOPE

AFGHANISTAN WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM

Afghanistan women's national soccer team in exile: 'The heart that is still beating'

The Afghanistan national team continues to fight for the rights of women around the world -- a "second family" using soccer as its platform.

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Football and Freedom: The plight of Afghanistan's women's national team

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FOOTBALL

PREMIER LEAGUE VAR REVIEW

Romero hair-pulling red card and Richarlison offside headlines the VAR Review

We take a look at the weekend's big VAR talking points in the Premier League, featuring a day of high drama between Chelsea and Spurs.

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    When complications from routine knee surgery left PSG and France defender Jean-Pierre Adams in a coma in 1982, his wife Bernadette refused to let go.

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    Amid a financial crisis, Barcelona's young players have rescued the team on several occasions times this season. But who are they?

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    ESPN's annual ranking was selected by 77 global experts and is broken down into Top 10s for every position on the pitch as well one for the managers.

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    Americans are making an impression on the global game, and Europe's biggest clubs are now rivaling MLS for the country's most gifted young players.

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    Who will be crowned champions of ESPN's Battle of the Leagues, presented by EA Sports FIFA 22? Will Ligue 1 or the Premier League reign supreme?

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    Cristiano Ronaldo is back and the club is one of the biggest in the world. But what does that mean to local fans, pushed out by the global game?

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    After a superb start for the USMNT, Ricardo Pepi is ready to take on the world. Wherever he goes, he will carry his borderland hometown with him.

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    Spain's top flight has arrived on ESPN+ and, if you do not have a favorite team from LaLiga, here is a handy guide to all 20 to help you decide.

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  • How Man Utd got Cristiano Ronaldo to return

    In the span of 48 hours, Cristiano Ronaldo left Juventus and, after seemingly agreeing a move to Man City, went back to Man United instead.

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  • How Diego Simeone became King of LaLiga

    Simeone embodies everything that is cool about Atletico Madrid: Gritty, intense and a LaLiga champion, he tells ESPN what makes him tick.

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  • How Messi came to leave Barcelona for PSG

    As August began, everyone thought Lionel Messi would remain a Barcelona player. Before the month reached its halfway mark, he was unveiled by PSG.

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  • Messi at Barcelona: The ultimate history

    The unthinkable happened: Lionel Messi left Barcelona. But as this interactive timeline shows, he will be known as the club's greatest-ever player.

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  • Denmark sends emotional message to Eriksen

    Following the national team star's shocking cardiac arrest, Denmark rallied in support of Christian Eriksen with a tribute-filled Copenhagen mural.

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    In 2020, Gomez became the first transgender woman to play professionally in Argentina. She talks to ESPN about her remarkable journey.

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  • The 39 best male players age 21 or under

    Welcome to the next generation! Players from 15 countries and six leagues are named by Tor-Kristian Karlsen, a former scout and sporting director.

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  • Stories from the pandemic season

    The 2020-21 Premier League campaign was unlike any other. ESPN talked to people around the game about their experiences and lessons learned.

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  • The 21 best female players age 21 or under

    Welcome to the next generation of women's stars. With Catarina Macario leading the way, our list is dominated by players from the U.S. and England.

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    The defender tackled his anxiety and mental health head-on at Fulham. Now he wants to help others do the same and normalise the conversation.

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    Updated standings from the Premier League, Champions League, LaLiga, MLS and more.

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