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More talent, fewer minutes: English players suffering in Premier League | Football | The Guardian
Gareth Southgate leads calls for debate after statistics show homegrown players are not as involved as last year.

Women's Super League is here – and it already has winners and losers | Football | The Guardian
England’s top football league is fully professional for the first time, but some clubs have suffered from the new rules.

The Athletic is poaching from local sports pages and reading like them too.
You are what you poach.

USA vs Brazil: Young USMNT learns lessons, shows fight in loss |
A team made up largely of rising talents in need of seasoning and experience dug in and provided building blocks for the long road ahead.

Mbappe, Giroud score as France beats Holland in UEFA Nation League |
Olivier Giroud scored a stunning winner and Kylian Mbappe impressed with a goal of his own in France's win over the Netherlands in the UEFA Nations League.

Women's World Cup: USA's Ellis, Rapinoe call on FIFA to use VAR |
The coach of the U.S. women's national team is calling on FIFA to use video review for officiating at the Women's World Cup next year in France.

Deadly stadium stampede at Madagascar v Senegal match - BBC News
At least one person died and many were injured as football fans tried to get through a single entrance.

Uefa Nations League: France beat Netherlands in first home game since World Cup win - BBC Sport
France celebrate their first home game since winning the World Cup with Nations League victory over the Netherlands.

Manchester City stifle Ji So Yun to earn draw with Chelsea in WSL opener | Football | The Guardian
Chelsea and Manchester City battled to a goalless draw as last season’s top two got their WSL campaigns up and running.

Benjamin Pavard has marks on neck after tackle by Antonio Rudiger - BBC Sport
Germany defender Antonio Rudiger apologises to Benjamin Pavard for a challenge which leaves the France defender with marks on his neck.

John Terry to join Spartak Moscow in surprise two-year deal | Football | The Guardian
John Terry underwent a medical in Rome on Saturday after agreeing a contract with the Russian side.

Rodrigo consigns England to defeat by Spain in first post-World Cup match | Football | The Guardian
I guess it's not coming home any time soon.

Time right for WSL revolution but niche to mainstream is a tough ask | Louise Taylor | Football | The Guardian
A fully professional Women’s Super League has the potential to change the game beyond recognition if problems are properly tackled.