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LIVE Transfer Talk: Man United eager to bring Chelsea's Willian to Old Trafford

Willian reiterates his frustrations at Chelsea after being left on the bench on numerous occasions.

The transfer window is open, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow along with our daily blog throughout the summer.

TOP STORY: Man United launch Willian raid

Jose Mourinho is ready to spend £60 million to be reunited with Chelsea midfielder Willian at Old Trafford, reports the Daily Mail.

Mourinho is a keen admirer of Willian's qualities, having overcome interest from Liverpool and Spurs to bring the Brazilian to Stamford Bridge in 2013.

Since the manager's departure...

Mexico won't soon forget El Tri's World Cup victory over Germany

Sebastian Salazar and Herculez Gomez explain how Juan Carlos Osorio's tactics played a big role in Mexico's defeat of Germany at the World Cup.

MOSCOW -- The ball flowed, and time stood still.

Sunday, June 17, 2018: A day that will not be easily forgotten by Mexican football.

On this remarkable day, the Mexican national team finally found its competitive spirit at exactly the right moment: in its World Cup opener against the defending champions, when the whole world was watching it take on one of the strongest teams in modern football. This was the day Mexico decided to play well and to confront its destiny head on. And El Tri won because...

Belgium finally break Panama down as De Bruyne, Hazard, Lukaku deliver

Shaka Hislop gives his verdict on how impressive Romelu Lukaku and Belgium were to dispatch Panama and avoid an early World Cup slip-up.

SOCHI, Russia -- Belgium defeated Panama 3-0 in the World Cup opener for both sides in Group G. Here are three thoughts on the Red Devils' victory.

1. Belgium made to work but get the job done

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez had warned that this was a match that "we can't expect to win quickly" and his words proved prophetic. In terms of possession, Belgium had its way with Panama and had little difficulty forcing turnovers in the attacking half. But in the first half, a combination of sharp...

Brazil draw vs. Switzerland no cause for concern as World Cup fires up

Steve McManaman breaks down Neymar's performance as the FC crew react to Brazil's draw with Switzerland in their World Cup opener.

For the first time since 1978, Brazil did not win their opening match at a World Cup. Those with penchants for omens will already have mentioned that the Selecao have never lifted the tournament without an initial victory. However, that's a mere detail following the anticlimactic 1-1 draw with Switzerland in Rostov.

Brazil had problems in that match that will need adjustments, but not everything was so gloomy.

Reasons to jeer

Defensive blunder: Not only have Brazil trained dead-ball situations...

 By Ian Darke

Germany, Argentina, Spain and Brazil learn World Cup won't be easy

Raphael Honigstein joins the FC panel to discuss the ramifications of Germany's defeat to Mexico, Mats Hummels' postmatch comments and more.
The FC crew take a comprehensive look at how Iceland stifled Argentina and revisit La Albiceleste's continued dependence on Lionel Messi.
Steve McManaman breaks down Neymar's performance as the FC crew react to Brazil's draw with Switzerland in their World Cup opener.
The FC crew agree Spain and Portugal's draw in their opening match at the World Cup proved they are both a class above the rest of Group B.

ST PETERSBURG -- All those World Cup previews are proving -- not for the first time -- that predictions can make fools of us all. Who would have thought, for example, that Brazil, Germany, Spain and Argentina would play their first games and not muster a win between them?

First impressions can be misleading, of course. In 2010, Spain lost their opener against Switzerland but went on to lift the trophy; four years later, Italy started with a win against England but failed to get out of the group...

 By Tom Marshall

Mexico's 'mental coach' helped inspire famous victory over Germany

Sebastian Salazar and Herculez Gomez explain how Juan Carlos Osorio's tactics played a big role in Mexico's defeat of Germany at the World Cup.
ESPN FC's Stewart Robson believes Juan Carlos Osorio and Mexico hatched a perfect, counterattacking game plan against an aging Germany side.
Raphael Honigstein joins the FC panel to discuss the ramifications of Germany's defeat to Mexico, Mats Hummels' postmatch comments and more.
Episode six of Project Russia takes you through Mexico fans' rollercoaster of emotions before, during and after El Tri's historic win over Germany.

With his bleach-white beard, piercing blue eyes and sturdy frame, Mexico's "mental coach" Imanol Ibarrondo wouldn't look out of place auditioning for the part in Lord of the Rings.

The borderline mystical aura almost encourages the speculation about what Ibarrondo actually does with El Tri. After all, employing someone to coach the mental side of the game is still relatively new to professional soccer. In Mexico, Ibarrondo's presence has seemed to cause both intrigue and confusion in equal measure...