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Football stories for Wednesday, April 20, 2016.

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Jamie Vardy ban confronts Leicester and Ranieri with major bump in the road | Barney Ronay | Football | The Guardian
Jamie Vardy has not missed a league game since March 2015 but will now sit out at least one, maybe two, of the four most crucial games in Leicester’s Premier League history

Ongoing Stream Of Lazy Punditry Is An Insult To Football Fans
The level of punditry in this country is at the lowest it has been since the inception of the Premier League. Lazy, inane ex footballers are wheeled out to the masses, week in week out, with the same generic clichés and observations you can find absolutely anywhere.

Europe’s top 10 football transfer targets under the age of 23 | Ed Aarons | Football | The Guardian

From Ousmane Dembélé to Leroy Sané, we look at the young players on the continent who will be the most sought-after this summer

Wenger: Wilshere will be perfectly fit for EURO 2016 | Arseblog News - the Arsenal news site

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Ref sorry over penalty in Bayern win after Arturo Vidal dive - ESPN FC

Referee Tobias Stieler has apologised after awarding a penalty for an Arturo Vidal dive in Bayern Munich's 2-0 DFB Pokal win over Werder Bremen.

Wenger takes blame, questions himself over regretful decisions | Daily Cannon
Arsene Wenger made it clear ahead of our match with West Brom that he takes responsibility for any decisions that haven’t worked out this season.

Arsenal put tickets up for general sale as fans stop buying – ProSoccerTalk
This is the first time since 2011 that the club has put tickets up for general sale.

Become obsessed by Copa Libertadores | Unusual Efforts
Stop sneering, Champions League fans. South America's Copa Libertadores inspires a passion you're likely not able to even fathom.

The Nigeria team at the first Women's World Cup...and beyond | Unusual Efforts
Over the next few months, Unusual Efforts plans to celebrate the achievements of the teams at the first Women’s World Cup. Part One of the journey the Nigeria women took to China ‘91 can be found here. Today they bring you Part II, featuring reflections from the Super Falcons team that traveled to China, as well as a look at where they are now.

Leeds United director Edoardo Cellino suspended and fined over row with fan | Football | The Guardian
The Leeds director Edoardo Cellino has been suspended from all football-related activity for the club’s next three matches

The FA Must Uphold Same Rulings By Banning Jamie Vardy, Just As They Did With Wayne Rooney
Sounds about right.

BFG: Ozil has 20+ assists in him | Daily Cannon
Per Mertesacker reckons Mesut Ozil has it in him to bag over 20 assists a season when he reaches his full potential.

Iwobi reveals which Arsenal player inspires him the most | Daily Cannon

Alex Iwobi revealed recently that Kanu is the player who’s inspired him the most as a footballer.

New MLS bag policy is awful, but also follows trend - Sounder At Heart

Arbitrarily changing the security rules in middle of the season hurts a wide swath of fans and is unlikely to make them safer.

'In MLS, away from home is really different, really difficult' | Football | The Guardian

At some MLS games, an away goal is met with nothing but deafening silence. Joe Callaghan reports on why the local fans usually have the place to themselves