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Cannon Fodder News and Links: Interlulz

News and links from around the footballing world for Wednesday, March 31, 2016.

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Watch: Alexis assists twice as Chile beat Venezuela | Daily Cannon
Arsenal forward Alexis Sánchez assisted twice to help La Roja to a 4-1 win in Venezuela on Tuesday night.

Why This Weekend Could See Arsenal Close the Gap in Premier League Title Race | Bleacher Report
Welcome back, club football.

News: Arsenal's Ozil dismisses potential Real Madrid return -
Mesut Ozil has nothing but praise for Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane, but is not thinking about leaving Arsenal any time soon.

Former Gunners facing the chop | Arseblog News - the Arsenal news site
It’s been a bad news day for a couple of former Gunners, who could well find themselves without a club sooner rather than later.

US women's soccer team accuses federation of wage discrimination | Football | The Guardian
Five top USA women’s soccer players have filed a federal wage-discrimination complaint against the US Soccer Federation on behalf of the entire team.

Five Top Female Players Accuse U.S. Soccer of Wage Discrimination - The New York Times
Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan and Hope Solo are among those contending that they are the driving economic force for U.S. Soccer but are paid far less than men’s players.

EXTRA TIME: Henry forgets his shooting boots in target practice -
If you were strapped onto a spinning board hoping to avoid pain, you would feel safe in the hands of one of the world's best strikers in his day, wouldn't you? Think again!

Wenger pays tribute to ‘idol’ Johan Cruyff | Arseblog News - the Arsenal news site
Arsene Wenger has paid tribute to Johan Cruyff’s incredible career in football, hailing the Dutchman as one of his idols and ‘the James Dean of Football’.

Record breakers and international icons -
The most famous footballing sons of Mostoles, Rosario and Sydney feature in's latest stats review, alongside a man who was delivering post a few years ago and one European behemoth ending a long drought against another.

International football: 10 talking points from all the latest action | Football | The Guardian
England may as well go for broke at Euro 2016, Wales and Northern Ireland are looking to add squad depth, France have almost too many options, and Nigeria got the Africa Cup of Nations exit they deserved

Manchester City's Yaya Toure begins talks European clubs - ESPN FC
I hope his new club remembers to get him a birthday cake.

USA vs. Guatemala, World Cup Qualifying: What We Learned - Stars and Stripes FC

Clint Dempsey and Geoff Cameron gave us plenty to be excited about in Columbus.

What's next for Christian Pulisic now that he's cap-tied? - Stars and Stripes FC
Will America's top prospect be at this summer's Copa America?

Kaka urges Iker Casillas join Major League Soccer from Porto - ESPN FC
Orlando City SC striker Kaka has urged Iker Casillas to make a move to Major League Soccer next season.