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I was there: ESPN writers recall the most memorable moments they have witnessed at games

Take a trip down memory lane with a look back at every trophy Barcelona won from 2008-12 under Pep Guardiola.
Shaka Hislop and Steve Nicol clash over Lionel Messi's standing after his UCL showing vs. Chelsea in 2018.
Relive the FC panel's reaction to Cristiano Ronaldo's overhead kick goal for Real Madrid against Juventus.
ESPN's 2014 World Cup crew describe the emotion and pain that came with the host nation's defeat vs. Germany.
Herculez Gomez says Zlatan's celebration in front of Bob Bradley was one of the star's top moments in MLS.
The FC guys recall moments of anger during their playing career while reflecting on Zinedine Zidane's headbutt.
The FC crew make their picks for greatest football comeback of the 2010s.

Over the years, our writers have been present for some of the game's greatest occasions. In a 10-part series, they told their stories.

Ibrahimovic's MLS debut, Lloyd's World Cup final heroics, Beckham's redemption: Best individual performance

Including Zlatan Ibrahimovic's MLS arrival, Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham carrying their countries to World Cups and Carli Lloyd scoring a World Cup final hat trick. 

Zidane headbutts Materazzi, Suarez bites Chiellini, Nani sees red: Most controversial...

Can FIFA save soccer during coronavirus crisis with an economic bailout?

Julien Laurens explains FIFA's proposed rule changes with football leagues around the world suspended.
Gab Marcotti explains FIFA's options for completing July 1st transfers if league seasons remain unfinished.

Football mirrors life. And football governments sometimes mirror real governments.

As the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc -- first and foremost with human life, but also the economy and people's livelihoods - so, too, is it throwing football's ecosystem into a tailspin.

Just as governments are taking economic countermeasures -- from bailouts to stimulus bills -- football's governing body, FIFA, is considering how best to react. The organization, which has cash reserves of more than $2.7 billion,...

Russia, Qatar organisers deny World Cup bribery allegations

Frank Leboeuf explains what made legend Franz Beckenbauer so special and why he was his idol.

The organisers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar have strongly denied allegations from the U.S. Department of Justice that bribes were paid to secure votes for the hosting rights to the tournament.

Suspicion and rumours have long surrounded both the 2010 vote by FIFA's executive to hand the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 tournament to Qatar.

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Yet on Monday, for the first...

Germany humiliate Brazil, U.S. miss the World Cup, Ronaldo out, then in: The most surreal thing I have seen

ESPN's 2014 World Cup crew describe the emotion and pain that came with the host nation's defeat vs. Germany.
On Oct. 10, 2017, Taylor Twellman unleashes on the USMNT after their unbelievable loss to Trinidad & Tobago.

Over the years, our writers have been present for some of the game's greatest occasions. In the latest installment of a multi-part series, they tell the story of the most surreal thing they have seen at a game, several of which have a World Cup flavour: Germany's humiliation of Brazil in 2014, the U.S. failing to qualify four years later and Ronaldo's 1998 final saga.

Gab Marcotti's pick: Germany humiliate Brazil at World Cup

The match: Brazil 1-7 Germany (2014)
The place: Belo Horizonte,...

U.S. prosecutors allege bribes, illegal payments in '22 World Cup vote

The Exploding Heads return to settle the Ronaldo vs. Messi debate by saddling both with 10 goalkeepers as teammates.
Virtual is the new reality as fans turn to esports to "play" football. John Dykes looks at some of the top players and lineups to consider.

Prosecutors revealed new details of alleged bribes paid to FIFA executive committee members to gain their votes for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup and charged a pair of former 21st Century Fox executives with making illegal payments to win broadcast rights for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments.

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An indictment unsealed Monday in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn says Nicolas Leoz,...