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Tuesday cannon fodder: Aging Europeans, bad replays, and Michael Carrick

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Cheick Tiote dies at 30; collapsed in training with Chinese club | SI.com
Cheick Tiote has died at only 30 years old, after collapsing on the field while training with his club in China.

This shockingly bad red card from the U-20 World Cup raises VAR questions | FOX Sports
I like VAR, and I desperately want it to become commonplace, but things like this have to be fixed first.

Wenger admits his regret at never signing Carrick - Football365
Football365 - After years of claiming he 'almost signed' every player in world football, this might be a first for Wenger.

UEFA Will Support a British 2030 World Cup - Stars and Stripes FC
It’s a few international cycles away, but nations are already starting to jockey for the privilege to host.

Uefa marketing boss on taking inspiration from This Girl Can to change 'uncool' image of women's football | The Drum
Uefa has made a record investment into marketing women’s football, believing broadcasters and sponsors have reached a point where they are ready to get behind it and that, in time, there will be commercial gains to be enjoyed. Meanwhile...

...A girl with short hair was kicked out of a soccer tournament because she ‘looks like a boy’ - The Washington Post
Mili Hernandez, a standout soccer player, has always worn her hair short.

NY Cosmos attempt to lure Totti to America | English News | Calciomercato.com
Shortly after stating his desire to continue playing, reports enter the fray today regarding Francesco Totti in America. Not in the MLS, but in the eternal marketing concept that is the NY Cosmos.

Key dates in David Beckham's hunt for a Miami soccer stadium | Miami Herald
David Beckham is on the verge of acquiring enough Miami real estate to build a soccer stadium. How did he get here?

2022 World Cup in Qatar under threat as Saudi Arabia joins blockade | Football | The Guardian
Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain have closed land routes and denied airspace to Qatar over ‘terror’ claims, threatening football’s 2022 World Cup. And honestly, I'd be OK if it were cancelled because the idea of a slave-labor powered World Cup is, to greatly oversimplify my feelings about it, gross.