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Premier League/England

Majority of AFC Wimbledon fans oppose private investors in new stadium | The Guardian
AFC Wimbledon’s first chairman, Kris Stewart, is believed to have said: ‘We lose control, day one’ about the effect of external investment in the club.

How Solskjaer is building his Manchester United team around Marcus Rashford | FourFourTwo
​The 22-year-old has been unfortunate to play for United during a period without much success.

Leicester are acting like a big club without the entitlement – and that’s perfect for Brendan Rodgers | FourFourTwo
Signing a new long-term contract despite interest from Arsenal shows that Rodgers has learned the right lessons from Liverpool and Celtic.

FA Refuses To Use Anfield For England Friendly Due To Ban On Sun - Liverpool Offside
The FA will not consider Anfield for an England friendly. Good.

Championship roundup: Leeds return to top with seventh straight win | Football | The Guardian
Ezgjan Alioski’s late goal sealed a 2-0 win for Leeds over Hull.

Pellegrini stays for now but Southampton defeat could bring sack | The Guardian
Manuel Pellegrini will take charge of West Ham’s game at Southampton on Saturday but defeat could prompt his sacking.

Europe

Liverpool reach last 16 after Naby Keïta and Mo Salah douse Salzburg’s fire | The Guardian
Alisson kept out Salzburg’s best efforts before Naby Keïta scored against his former club, followed by Mohamed Salah 60 seconds later.

Juventus’ approach in the summer has let Maurizio Sarri down - Football Bloody Hell
Juventus are in a tough spot, as things stand.

Champions League roundup: Ajax and Inter crash out after home defeats | The Guardian
Last season’s beaten semi-finalists Ajax were the big casualties from the Champions League group stage.

Napoli 4-0 Genk: Maarten Vandevoordt, 17, concedes four in Champions League debut - BBC Sport
Genk’s young keeper concedes four goals as Napoli move into the Champions League last 16.

MLS/Americas

LAFC-Club Leon, Sounders-Olimpia headline Concacaf Champions League draw | SBI Soccer
MLS Supporters’ Shield winners LAFC will face a tough debut in the 2020 Concacaf Champions League.

Sunil Gulati on USWNT equal pay, Jay and Gregg Berhalter, and his time as U.S. Soccer president
Gulati spent Sunday at Princeton University as one of the keynote speakers at the inaugural Princeton Soccer Conference.

NWSL: U.S. Soccer counters owners’ funding request
The offer is a surprise move and wasn’t on the table before this weekend’s board of directors meeting in Chicago.

Other

Qatar stadium deaths: the dark side of the glittering venue hosting Liverpool | Global development | The Guardian
Premier League leaders urged to join fight for better working conditions as they prepare for Fifa Club World Cup match.