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Premier League/England

Klopp sends message to Liverpool players ahead of Salzburg clash - Football365
The Reds need to avoid defeat against Salzburg to guarantee their progress into the last-16 of the Champions League.

Teenage Burnley fan ejected from Saturday’s Tottenham match after racism allegations - Cartilage Free Captain
A kid made a stupid mistake. This is a teaching moment.

AFC Wimbledon ethos faces challenge over stadium money shortfall | Football | The Guardian
AFC Wimbledon are to have a meeting that will discuss change in their supporter-owned structure in order to raise money for their new stadium in Plough Lane.

Europe

Real Betis 3-2 Athletic Bilbao: Joaquin hits hat-trick aged 38 - BBC Sport
Real Betis’ legendary captain Joaquin becomes the oldest player to score a La Liga hat-trick, aged 38 years and 140 days.

Jesse Marsch: ‘At Salzburg, I’m not treated like an American coach’ | The Guardian
The Wisconsin-born coach went viral with his half-time rant at Anfield but his star will rise higher still if his team can eliminate Liverpool.

Haaland warns Liverpool that he won’t be distracted by rumours - Football365
Red Bull Salzburg goalscoring sensation Erling Braut Haaland insists he is not distracted by transfer speculation.

MLS/Americas

Mark Geiger on the demands of officiating a growing sport – Professional Referee Organization
Since becoming PRO’s Director of Senior Match Officials, Mark Geiger has already gotten into the routine of embracing the challenges his new role brings.

U.S. Soccer board meeting: Details on new GM and role
U.S. Soccer’s backroom leaders met in Chicago this weekend to discuss a variety of topics that affect the future of the sport in the United States.

D.C. United acquire goalkeeper Bill Hamid from FC Midtjylland on three-year deal | Pro Soccer USA
D.C. United locked up its starting goalkeeper, acquiring Bill Hamid on a three-year contract from Danish side FC Midtjylland.

Megan Rapinoe named Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year | Pro Soccer USA
The USWNT co-captain has been named Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year after winning the World Cup and advocating for equality.

Rest of the World

Fifa Club World Cup: Hienghene Sport - a boarding school manager and beach soccer specialists - BBC Sport
Who are Hienghene Sport, the New Caledonian football team who could meet European champions Liverpool in the Fifa Club World Cup?

Russia banned from Tokyo Olympics and football World Cup | Sport | The Guardian
The World anti-doping agency has banned Russia from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Other

Agent Saif Rubie banned for six weeks and fined over ‘improper’ use of Twitter | The Guardian
The FA has banned agent Saif Rubie for six weeks and fined him £10,000 for ‘improper’ comments he made on Twitter.