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Erling Haaland

Who are soccer’s 39 best players age 21 or under?

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The world’s best players are getting younger but, as the likes of Dortmund striker Erling Haaland and Man City midfielder Phil Foden make headlines every week, is it finally time to crown successors to the legendary Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo? 2 Related For the third straight year (read 2019......

Haaland Makes Breakaway Run for 38th Goal in 41 Matches

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Andrew Gastelum Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland added to his brimming highlight reel with a stunning breakaway run for his second goal in a 2–0 win against Wolfsburg on Saturday.  With Dortmund up 1–0 but down a man in the......

Transfer dominoes: How could one big move impact the window?

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Soccer’s long-simmering tension between tradition and hyper-capitalism came to a head with the announcement that 12 huge clubs would be breaking from UEFA to form a Super League. That the whole thing fell apart within 48 hours was certainly entertaining, but it didn’t really help us to understand what structural......

Klinsmann: Transfer risk factors for Haaland and others

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Jurgen Klinsmann won the World Cup and European Championship with Germany during a glittering career in which he played for Inter, Tottenham and Bayern, among others. As a coach, he led Germany to a third-place finish at the 2006 World Cup and managed the U.S. men’s national team from 2011-16.......

Transfer sagas will dominate the summer, but can clubs spend on Salah, Haaland, Kane or Messi?

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The transfer market this summer is setting up to be unlike any other in recent memory, with a host of star players seemingly lined up for big moves and some of the world’s top clubs struggling to find a way to sign their targets while also keeping their best players.......

UEFA to Officials: It’s Unacceptable to Ask Players for Autographs

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Associated Press NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has told match officials it is unacceptable and undignified to seek autographs from players, after a referee’s assistant asked Erling Haaland to sign red and yellow cards after Borussia Dortmund’s Champions League game......

Referee asks Haaland to autograph yellow card

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Europe’s top clubs may all be battling for the signature of Borussia Dortmund‘s prolific striker Erling Haaland but it was a Romanian assistant referee who managed to get the Norway international to put pen to paper on Tuesday. Television footage showed one of the Romanian officials in charge of the......

UCL quarters: Liverpool to avenge Madrid? Haaland to upset City?

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We’re down to the final eight teams vying for UEFA Champions League glory; can Liverpool get revenge on Real Madrid for defeating them in the 2018 final? How will Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain fare in a rematch of last year’s decider? Are Man City facing an easy road, or......

Sources: Haaland deal ‘very difficult’ for Barca

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6:09 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Barcelona will continue to pursue the signing of Erling Haaland after meeting with his representatives last week but several sources at the club have told ESPN it will be “very difficult” to do a deal for the Borussia Dortmund striker. New Barca president......

Can Dortmund keep their young stars this summer?

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Borussia Dortmund have some of the best young players in European football, but for how much longer? The next few weeks will be crucial in their quest to hold on to the likes of Erling Haaland, Jadon Sancho and Gio Reyna as failure to secure Champions League football for next......

Barcelona begin Haaland transfer talks

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Erling Haaland‘s father Alf-Inge and agent Mino Raiola held talks in Barcelona on Thursday with Barca president Joan Laporta over a possible transfer for the superstar forward. Sources told ESPN that the two-and-a-half-hour meeting — attended by Raiola, Haaland Sr., Laporta and Barca’s incoming director of football Mateu Alemany —......

Haaland Fits the Bill as Man City’s Agüero Replacement

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With Sergio Aguero leaving at the end of the season, Manchester City is on the look out for a first-choice striker for the first time in 10 years. The player likely on top of the club’s wish-list is heading to Etihad Stadium next week. A major subplot in Tuesday’s Champions......

Messi’s brain, Ronaldo’s heading, Haaland’s strength: The ultimate composite men’s soccer star

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Imagine being able to build a fantasy footballer, picking the best attributes and traits of the world’s top stars to construct the perfect attacking player. 2 Related Many would argue that you could just combine the strengths of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to create a player without weakness, but......

Transfer Talk: Real Madrid ponder Vinicius exit to sign Mbappe, Haaland

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7:05 PM ET Nick JuddTransfer writer The January transfer window may seem like a distant memory, but that doesn’t mean the rumour mill has shut down! Speculation over summer moves is heating up, so check out the latest gossip below, and see all official deals here. TOP STORY: Real Madrid......

Dortmund set Haaland fee at €180m; TikTok torment at Barcelona

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Borussia Dortmund have set their fee for Erling Haaland, while TikTok is proving a nuisance at Barcelona. ESPN’s Insider Notebook has the latest. Jump to: TikTok torment at Barcelona | La Liga’s battle with drones | Bale future unclear despite Madrid claims | Bailly’s fears over Man United defender search......

Can Barca afford to sign Haaland? Probably not, but they can’t afford not to

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Let’s imagine for the sake of argument that while Erling Haaland is not on the transfer market, his contract is definitely available. He has a queue of suitors and Borussia Dortmund stand to triple their investment a year ahead of the Norway forward’s reported €75 million release clause kicking in,......

UEFA Kicks Off Its World Cup Qualifying Road to Qatar

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Avi Creditor If the European Championship is among the most intense, competitive and hard-to-peg tournaments in international soccer, UEFA’s World Cup qualifying slog might be the opposite.  That’s not to say that the 13 European teams who punch their tickets......

Barca eye Aguero in post-Messi rebuild; Chelsea ‘vindicated’ over Lampard sacking

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In this week’s ESPN Insider Notebook, Barcelona look to Sergio Aguero should they fail to keep Lionel Messi. PLUS: Chelsea feel ‘vindicated’ over Frank Lampard sacking. Jump to: Chelsea vindicated | Man Utd eye Torres | Haaland’s heir | Gaya on move? | Ilaix in control | Marseille trolled |......

Klinsmann: Lewandowski, Haaland show why scoring is such fun

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Jurgen Klinsmann won the World Cup and European Championship with Germany during a glittering career in which he played for Inter, Tottenham and Bayern, among others. As a coach, he led Germany to a third-place finish at the 2006 World Cup and managed the U.S. men’s national team from 2011-16.......

Man City, Man United, Juventus: Who will win the race to sign Haaland?

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There has never been a football player in such great demand as Erling Haaland. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo may have been the dream signings for every top club in the world for the past decade, and Kylian Mbappe might one day enter that bracket, but none of them right......

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