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The dynamic duo, who won seven Cup titles together, will be on separate teams in 2019. Our ESPN experts handicap whether the crew chief or the driver will hoist the trophy before the other.

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Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus, who combined for seven Cup titles over a 17-year run where Johnson won 83 races, believe 2019 is the right time for a fresh start.

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Mothiba keen to make impression on Bafana fans in Seychelles clashes

Lebo Mothiba is emerging as a key player for South Africa in their must-win Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Seychelles in the coming days, as he seeks to bring his club form for Ligue 1 side Strasbourg to the national team. Mothiba has five goals in six starts this season, including one for...

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AFC approves fourth substitute rule for 2019 Asian Cup

Josh Risdon is looking forward to the new Socceroos regime and getting used to Graham Arnold's style. Teams will be allowed to make a fourth substitution if their matches go into extra-time during next year's Asian Cup finals, the Asian Football Confederation said on Friday....

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PSG's Kylian Mbappe further eclipses Neymar with Time magazine cover

With the names of the 30 nominees for the men's Ballon d'Or trophy now revealed, the FC panel share their current front-runners for the award. Kylian Mbappe's inexorable rise as one of world football's biggest stars has been nicely summed up by his appearance on the cover of Time...

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Mothiba is relishing the opportunity to link up with Bafana Bafana again for their African Nations Cup qualifiers against Seychelles.

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Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld all but lost to Nigeria after Dutch call-up

Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld burst to prominence just weeks ago with a cracking goal in the UEFA Champions League for Belgian outfit Club Brugge, attracting the attention of Netherlands national team coach Ronald Koeman. The 21-year-old now finds himself in the Dutch squad and on the brink of his...

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Colombia and James Rodriguez outclass United States in Tampa friendly

United States Colombia 2 4 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats Colombia rode three second-half goals to a 4-2 friendly win against the United States in Tampa on Thursday night. U.S. interim manager Dave Sarachan fielded a...

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Nigeria must not underestimate Libya despite Amrouche exit

The Super Eagles have a reputation for underestimating weaker opponents and teams in crisis over the years, a trend which has seen Nigeria humbled on various occasions. Ahead of Saturday's Group E Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against table-toppers Libya, Nigeria must be warned about the...

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Ex-Nigeria international Akpoborie slams Brian Idowu

Former Nigeria international Jonathan Akpoborie has heavily criticised Super Eagles left-back Brian Idowu, arguing that the defender isn't good enough to start for the national side. Idowu appears likely to retain his spot on the left side of the defence for Nigeria's Africa Cup of Nations...

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Musona switch could give Zimbabwe the edge vs. Democratic Republic of Congo

The possible deployment of captain Knowledge Musona as an out-and-out striker against the Democratic Republic of Congo could further enhance Zimbabwe's potency upfront in Saturday's crunch Africa Cup of Nations qualifier away. The Warriors skipper has almost always played in wide areas in...

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USA head coach Dave Sarachan believes his side's progressing a year after their failure to qualify for the World Cup.

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League restrictions among factors in Mexico women's failure to qualify for World Cup

Mexico's elimination from the CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup will generate a list of potential guilty parties when it comes to playing the blame game. But it was a combination of factors -- some preventable -- that destined the team to failure. Structure stays the same Roberto Medina took over...

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Manchester United's Marcus Rashford 'special' like Harry Kane - Jermain Defoe

Jermain Defoe believes Harry Kane could have done better at the World Cup despite winning the golden boot and that it is only a matter of time before Marcus Rashford scores 20 goals a season. Jermain Defoe has told ESPN FC that Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford is a "special" talent that can...

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Vandenbroeck steadily getting the best out of Zambia

When Sven Vandenbroeck was appointed Zambia coach in July, he must have been quietly confident that it was an ideal time to be taking over the Chipolopolo. Admittedly, they lost their opening Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Mozambique in 2017 - but the Belgian will have seen many positives...

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ESPN's Julie Foudy shares her thoughts on Mexico's World Cup qualifying failure and the dominant form displayed by the U.S. women's national team.

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Sweden's Robin Olsen pulls off super save in goalless draw with Russia

Russia were unable to find a break down a determined Swedish back line as the spoils were shared at Kaliningrad Stadium. Sweden goalkeeper Robin Olsen pulled off a world-class save as his side held Russia to a 0-0 draw in their Nations League B, Group 2 clash in Kaliningrad on Thursday. Both teams...

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