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Premier League/England

Hillsborough: David Duckenfield found not guilty of manslaughter | The Guardian
This is profoundly disappointing. And infuriating.

Watford sack Quique Sánchez Flores and look to appoint Chris Hughton | The Guardian
Watford have sacked Quique Sánchez Flores in the club’s second managerial change of the season.

Christian Pulisic nominated for PFA Player of the Month for November | SBI Soccer
Pulisic scored six goals in seven matches in all competitions in November.

How Mauricio Pochettino reimagined and reinvented a stale Tottenham
In a little over five seasons, Mauricio Pochettino achieved on a consistent basis everything that had eluded Tottenham since the turn of the century.

Europe

Juventus 2-2 Sassuolo: Gianluigi Buffon error gifts visitors a point - BBC Sport
Juventus are held by Sassuolo at Allianz Stadium.

Borussia Monchengladbach 4-2 SC Freiburg: Hosts go top of Bundesliga with win - BBC Sport
Borussia Monchengladbach reclaim top spot in the Bundesliga with a deserved home victory over Freiburg.

Ross County 1-4 Celtic: Neil Lennon’s side win 10th game in row - BBC Sport
Celtic beat Ross County to maintain their place at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

Euro 2020 draw: England could face Scotland at finals - Football365
England will face Croatia, Czech Republic and potentially Scotland in Group D of Euro 2020.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Swedish striker’s new bronze statue vandalised - BBC Sport
The statue of Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Malmo’s stadium is vandalised on the day it was announced he had invested in a rival club.

Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho benched vs Barcelona for lack of focus - Favre
Jadon Sancho was left on the bench against Barcelona on Wednesday because his coach wanted players who “were focused.”

Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez’s next logical stop is Major League Soccer | Pro Soccer USA
Hernandez, 31, is in Spain, three months into a three-year contract with Sevilla.

Klinsmann hired as Hertha Berlin interim manager
Three years after being fired as head coach of the U.S. Men’s National Team, Jurgen Klinsmann has finally landed a new job.

Euro 2020: Temporary concussion subs could be introduced for next year’s finals - BBC Sport
The use of temporary substitutions for players suspected of being concussed could be introduced for the first time at the Euro 2020 finals.

MLS/Americas

MLS Cup: Why do they play the games?
All five major team sports in America are governed by some form of wage control. Owners say it’s about parity, but it’s not.

Reports: Inter Miami eyeing Vieira for head coach role
Apparently Vieira liked his stint in MLS enough to consider a return.

Other

The fanatical world of football pin badges | Football | The Guardian
With matchday programmes seemingly in decline, perhaps pin badges will fulfil the collector’s need for a memento.