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Guillermo Ochoa: Not my fault Napoli move fell through

Napoli missed chance after chance against Fiorentina, but a late goal from Lorenzo Insigne secured three points for Carlo Ancelotti's side.

Mexico international Guillermo Ochoa insists his botched move to Napoli fell through over problems elsewhere, rather than his own qualities.

Standard Liege goalkeeper Ochoa, who impressed for Mexico at the World Cup, had been linked with a move to Napoli when their new signing Alex Meret broke an arm shortly after joining the club this summer. Ochoa, 33, had been one of the frontrunners for the role but David Ospina joined on loan from Arsenal instead. 

"We only have one more obstacle...

Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa closing in on Napoli move

Mexico international Guillermo Ochoa's path to joining Napoli appears to be clearing, club president Aurelio de Laurentiis has said.

De Laurentiis admitted his club's interest in Ochoa on Tuesday while discussing the dilemma of each Serie A club only being allowed three non-European Union players. The rule threatens to squash deals to bring Ochoa in from Standard Liege and full-back Santiago Arias from PSV Eindhoven.

But the Italian club appear to have set their sights on France-born Bordeaux...

By ESPN Staff

Mexico's Guillermo Ochoa has stood out in Europe and with El Tri

Progressing from the last six World Cup group stages, Mexico have no issues starting the tournament well, but can they progress in the knockout stages in Russia?

This is a profile of Guillermo Ochoa, who is part of ESPN's World Fame 100.

One of Mexico's storied goalkeepers, Guillermo "Memo" Ochoa has excelled under intense pressure on the World Cup stage with El Tri.

As the starting goalkeeper for Club America at 18, Ochoa showcased cat-like reflexes in stopping shots that seemed impossible. In time, a number of prominent goalies lost their starting position to Ochoa, like Adolfo Ríos and then Argentine goalie Sebastian Saja. The young man with the...

Club Brugge hold Standard Liege to win second Belgian title in three years

Club Brugge won the Belgian league.

Club Brugge won their second Belgian title in three years with a 1-1 draw at their closest challengers Standard Liege on Sunday.

Brugge were the runaway leaders at the end of the regular season, before all points were halved at the start of the playoffs between the top six teams.

Standard made a spectacular run from outsider to title challenger but failed to get the vital home win against Brugge and are now four points back with one game to play.

With their 15th domestic title, Brugge automatically...

 By Ian Holyman

Belgian FA proposes €1k fine over racist abuse during league game

Uche Agbo was subjected to monkey chants and pelted with beer after being sent off against Kortrijk.

The Belgian FA (KBVB) has proposed that Kortrijk be fined €1,000 for their fans' racial abuse of Standard Liege's Uche Agbo in last week's league game.

The football authorities were urged to take firm action after Agbo was subjected to monkey chants and pelted with beer as he made his way back to the dressing room after being sent off in the first half of the match on Dec. 27.

However, Kortrijk, who won the game 2-1, are likely to face a fine of just €1,000 after the FA's disciplinary...