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Rocco Commisso Q&A: Fiorentina's new owner on why he's investing in Serie A and his fight with US Soccer

Rocco Commisso believes in the resurgence of Serie A and as the new owner of Fiorentina, he's ready to dive in.

Rocco Commisso was 12 years old when he emigrated from his native Calabria, located in the toe of the Italian boot, to New York City. His quickly became an immigrant success story: academic excellence in Catholic high school, a full academic scholarship to Columbia University and then a blazing career in finance and telecommunications that saw him become a billionaire several times over.

He has long been passionate about soccer -- he was an all-American in college and Columbia's stadium is named...

Toe Poke Daily: 7 ways football has changed in 10 years since Ronaldo left Man United for Real Madrid

Gab Marcotti dissects the rivalry between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi fans and finds it "odd" how supporters of one generally dislike the other.
The FC crew discuss Cristiano Ronaldo's impactful return for Portugal after he netted three goals to send them to the UEFA Nations League final.
Kate Markgraf reacts to Italy's stunning win over Australia and explains why it's still too early to tell if Brazil are contenders at the Women's World Cup.
ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno and Shaka Hislop explain how Portugal won the tactical battle in the Nations League final over the Netherlands.

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Jump to: Salah lands more silverware out at sea

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the day that Manchester United accepted an £80 million offer from Real Madrid to sign Cristiano Ronaldo.

He was unveiled at the Bernabeu a month later, and since then Ronaldo has scored 478 goals (in 481 games), becoming Real Madrid's all-time...

Toe Poke Daily: FIFA 20 trailer unveils new Volta street football mode

England beat Switzerland behind Jordan Pickford's penalty shootout heroics to claim third place in the first UEFA Nations League.
FIFA Volta takes football back to the streets... and to the rooftops.

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Jump to: Van Dijk snubbed from UEFA's best XIPickford on penalty: 'I had never taken one in a real game'

An exciting new game mode is coming to the FIFA franchise, with EA Sports confirming that "Volta" will be included as part of FIFA 20.

Featuring lots of new flicks, tricks and skills, Volta essentially allows players to...

Will the big clubs get the Champions League revamp they crave?

Andrea Agnelli, president of the ECA and chairman of Juventus, is hoping to get his way over time regarding big reforms and guarantees for big clubs in European competitions.

SAINT JULIAN, MALTA -- The European Clubs Association (ECA) met in Malta over two days to discuss what is bound to be one of the most impactful topics of the next few years: reform of European competitions. It's going to be a long process, involving the ECA, the leagues, the federations and, of course, UEFA who ultimately get to decide.

Here's a Q&A to assess where we are.

Q: Wait ... reform? It's that souped up crazy pro/rel Champions' League proposal that you wrote about and didn't like,...

Africans Abroad: African talent underpins Liverpool's European success

Liverpool's Champions League success in 2018-19 represents one of the most significant African contributions ever made to a European Cup-winning team.

The Reds defeated Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in Madrid on Saturday as they conquered Europe for the sixth time, and ended their 14-year wait for the continental crown.

Mohamed Salah opened the scoring with a second-minute penalty -- the second-fastest goal in the fixture's history -- before Divock Origi added a second in the 87th minute to kill any hope...

How Jordan Henderson became Liverpool's leader culminating in Champions League glory

Jordan Henderson collapsed to his knees, exhausted and happy, before he sank to the turf completely.

"No one deserves this moment more than you," Adam Lallana ran over to tell his close friend as he lifted him to his feet, while tears fell from Jürgen Klopp's face as he embraced the 28-year-old, Liverpool's manager later saying: "Jordan Henderson is the captain of the 2019 Champions League winners. That is satisfying."

Dejan Lovren put his arm around the England international's shoulder,...