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MLS: Atlanta United FC at Orlando City SC Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Ranking the World Cup jerseys - Stars and Stripes FC
From 32 to 1, who’s the champion of the World Cup jerseys?

Premier League winter break plans confirmed by FA chief Martin Glenn
A winter break will soon be introduced to help Premier League clubs battle player fatigue and aid England's preparation for major tournaments.

John Terry leaves Aston Villa as Ipswich appoint Paul Hurst as new manager | Football | The Guardian
Terry signed a one-year deal at Villa Park last July and made 35 league appearances.

Mohamed Salah will be fit to play in World Cup, says Egyptian FA | Football | The Guardian
Mohamed Salah will be fit to play in World Cup after sustaining a shoulder injury, says the Egyptian FA.

FOX Sports acquires Club Tijuana broadcast rights in English and Spanish - World Soccer Talk
Liga MX continues to make inroads in US television markets.

World Cup 2018: Referee Fahad Al-Mirdasi dropped for attempted match fixing in Saudi Arabia - BBC Sport
Referee Fahad Al-Mirdasi is dropped from the World Cup after confessing to attempted match fixing in Saudi Arabia.

Liverpool's Loris Karius offered loan deal by Italian third-tier club Rimini | FourFourTwo
Ouch.

And finally: There’s an Iraqi kid named Mustafa Abed in Portland right now, getting medical treatment (including a new leg) for wounds suffered when he was two years old. The Timbers have really embraced Mustafa during his treatments and recovery, as you can see in that video, and now the love for Mustafa has spread to other players and other teams: