With another wild week in the Champions League that sees the round of 16 first legs all complete, a trio from AS Monaco lead ESPN FC's Team of the Week:
Goalkeeper: Joe Hart, Manchester City
It might seem odd to include the goalkeeper from a team that lost and conceded two goals but were it not for Joe Hart, then Manchester City could be in even worse shape going into the second leg of their round of 16 tie with Barcelona. Hart not only had to contend with one of the most fearsome attacks...
Another step in the agonising process toward football's first winter World Cup was made on Tuesday when a FIFA task force recommended that the 2022 tournament in Qatar be held in November and December of that year, with some reports suggesting the event would only end two days before Christmas.
As I was researching a story last year on Robert Lewandowski's protracted transfer from Borussia Dortmund to Bayern Munich, I asked a well-placed source about rumours that Pep Guardiola didn't actually want the Polish striker.
"I can't tell you anything about that," came the answer. "Can't tell" because he didn't know, or "can't tell" because he didn't want to tell? You have to be careful about jumping to conclusions when faced with such ambivalence. I ignored the reply for the purpose of the...
LONDON -- Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has urged the club's supporters to stand by his team after their latest hugely disappointing result in the Champions League against Monaco.
Arsenal's 3-1 home defeat in the last-16 of Europe's elite competition sparked a fresh wave of criticism for Wenger and his players, but he hopes the Emirates Stadium faithful will continue to back the players as they head into Sunday's Premier League game against Everton.