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Rampant Arsenal end Chelsea’s two-year unbeaten home run in style | Football | The Guardian
Two goals apiece for Viv Miedema and Jordan Nobbs helped Arsenal to a 5-0 away win over Chelsea in the FA Women’s Super League.

USWNT clinches Women’s World Cup berth in ruthless fashion |
The defending champs are headed to France.

Scotland 1-3 Portugal: International friendly — as it happened | Football | The Guardian
Scotland were comfortably beaten 3-1 by a makeshift Portugal.

Spain v England: Gareth Southgate says World Cup players 'lacking freshness' - BBC Sport
Premier League players have suffered because the competition started "so early" after the World Cup, says England boss Gareth Southgate.

Nations League: Republic of Ireland draw 0-0 with dominant Danes in Dublin - BBC Sport
The Republic of Ireland earn their first Nations League point with a defensive display against a Denmark side minus Christian Eriksen.

Gibraltar win competitive match for first time, beating Armenia 1-0 - BBC Sport
Gibraltar win a competitive fixture for the first time - and receive an apology after the wrong national anthem is played.

Spurs star Hugo Lloris admits being 'embarrassed' by image - Football365
"This is not the image I want to give, but mistakes happen. It must not affect me as a man."

Carrick refuses to discuss atmosphere in Man Utd camp - Football365
Michael Carrick on mood in camp: "Yeah... I wouldn't really want to get into that, to be honest with you."

How England's greatest weakness is badly exposed by Croatia and Spain | FourFourTwo
England's lack of quality passers risks being exploited by the masters of possession.

Michael Carrick: ‘Depression over a game sounds extreme but I felt in a very dark place’ | Football | The Guardian
Michael Carrick tells Daniel Taylor about the guilt that gripped him after the 2009 Champions League final.

Croatia’s World Cup honeymoon is over and there is ground to make up | Football | The Guardian
The 2018 World Cup finalists face England on Friday.