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Kim Little Out Until January With Fractured Fibula | Arseblog News
Chelsea’s Drew Spence came in with a hard tackle and Little will be out until next year.

How the back-pass rule changed football in England almost overnight
In 1992, football decided a radical change was needed to improve the game: the abolition of the back-pass followed.

José Mourinho charged with improper conduct after Newcastle match | Football | The Guardian
José Mourinho has been charged following Manchester United’s game against Newcastle United on 6 October.

Usain Bolt offered professional football deal by Maltese champions | Sport | The Guardian
The Central Coast Mariners will not be allowed to dip into the marquee fund to fend off a full-time offer from an overseas club for Usain Bolt, says FFA boss David Gallop.

Nations League round-up: Northern Ireland face relegation after Dzeko double | Football | The Guardian
Michael O’Neill’s Northern Ireland were beaten 2-0 in Sarajevo and face relegation from Nations League B.

Report: Gregg Berhalter leading candidate to become next USMNT coach - Stars and Stripes FC
Could we finally have a coach soon?

With a tweak in its formation, everything changed for U.S. women's soccer team - Los Angeles Times
Megan Rapinoe said she’s never played on a team as good as the U.S. women's national team she’s on now.

Saudi Arabia linked with £4bn Manchester United takeover - The Busby Babe
That would be that, then.

Harry Wilson’s superb free-kick gives Wales win over Republic of Ireland | Football | The Guardian
A free-kick masterpiece by Harry Wilson gave Wales a 1-0 win against the Republic of Ireland in Dublin.

France add to Germany’s woes as Antoine Griezmann leads comeback win | Football | The Guardian
France inflicted another defeat on Germany, with two goals from Antoine Griezmann securing a 2-1 Nations League win in Paris.

Brazil edge past Argentina with injury-time winner - BBC Sport
Brazil beat South American rivals Argentina to win a four-team friendly tournament in Saudi Arabia.

Liverpool injury crisis deepens as midfielder is carried off - Football365
Jurgen Klopp has had a phenomenal international break, hasn't he? Another Liverpool one bites the dust.

What Is the Meaning of Life? | By Eric Cantona
Eric Cantona pens an open letter to the world of football.