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U.S.-style salary cap would fail in Europe's top soccer leagues. Here's why

With professional sports hit hard by the global coronavirus pandemic, leagues without salary caps -- like most of the football world -- are bringing them back up in conversation as a way to ensure stability. German FA president Fritz Keller says it's something "they have to think about," and the reasons are pretty straightforward.

Wages are the single biggest cost for any professional club. They typically amount to somewhere between 60% to 80% of revenue, though at some money pit organizations such...

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ESPN FC's best quarantine hair contest

ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop and Ale Moreno judge the best hairstyles from footballers in self-isolation.

Messi can replicate Jordan's 'Last Dance' success at 2022 World Cup - Milan's Biglia

Gab and Juls discuss Quique Setien's response to Lionel Messi saying Barcelona can't win the Champions League.
Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta chooses a 4-2-3-1 formation in his FIFA 20 Ultimate Team.
La Liga experts Sid Lowe and Ale Moreno test their Messi & Ronaldo IQ in the latest FC quiz.
Barcelona's full squad takes to the training field as they prepare for the return of La Liga.

AC Milan midfielder Lucas Biglia has said he hopes Lionel Messi can replicate Michael Jordan's "Last Dance" by leading Argentina to success in the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

Messi and Biglia were teammates for Argentina for over 11 years until the Milan midfielder called time on his international career after his side's 2018 World Cup elimination at the hands of eventual champions France.

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