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Lille OSC v AS Saint-Etienne - Ligue 1 Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images

Premier League/England

The Conti’ Cup continues to make us feel gross - All For XI
60 goals in 11 matches? Mate I don’t want to see that.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Tottenham doesn’t make sense - Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho has ruled out signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic, saying a move for the striker “doesn’t make sense” while Tottenham have Harry Kane.

Roman Abramovich ‘intimately involved’ at Chelsea, won’t entertain sale - chairman Bruce Buck
The Chelsea owner will not entertain “bargain bids” for the club.

Aston Villa 2-0 Newcastle: Villa win on Steve Bruce’s return - BBC Sport
Aston Villa end a run of three successive Premier League defeats as they beat Newcastle United to ruin Steve Bruce’s return to Villa Park.

Europe

Euro 2020: Russia’s staging of games under threat after Wada recommends ban - BBC Sport
Russia’s staging of matches at Euro 2020 could be under threat after the World Anti-Doping Agency recommends a four-year ban on the country hosting sports events.

Report: Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon monitoring Barco | SBI Soccer
Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon are reportedly monitoring one of MLS’ bright young talents.

Gareth Bale: Zinedine Zidane urges fans not to jeer Wales forward - BBC Sport
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says there is “too much noise with Gareth Bale” and wants fans to stop jeering the Wales forward.

In praise of Stéphane Ruffier, the most underrated goalkeeper in Europe | Football | The Guardian
Ruffier made his 303rd league appearance for Saint-Étienne this weekend and was as reliable as ever.

Lucien Favre hanging by a thread after Dortmund horror show | Andy Brassell | Football | The Guardian
Marco Reus salvaged a 3-3 draw against bottom side Paderborn but the mind-bendingly bad display overshadowed the club’s AGM.

MLS/Americas

Suarez ‘very happy’ at Barcelona but MLS switch a possibility
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has spent six seasons at Camp Nou but has admitted the thought of playing in America is a “nice possibility”.

MLS vs. Liga MX All-Star Game is on and we’re all the way here for it - FMF State Of Mind
After many, many controversial decisions by the Liga MX and MLS to create new partnerships, their latest one is not just not bad; it’s great!

You Play to Win The Game — American Soccer Analysis
Everyone knows you should play for the draw on the road. What this article presupposes is... maybe you shouldn’t.

Other

Wherever Mauricio Pochettino ends up, the problems he faced at Tottenham will be the same | FourFourTwo
Managing the dressing rooms of megaclubs involves more pressure and scrutiny than Pochettino has faced.