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Diogo Jota’s finish was great, but the way he lay down Luke Shaw was better - Planet Football
There often come moments in games when you just know the result is already set in stone.

Theo Walcott at 30: a strange, muddled career where reality was never as good as the fantasy | FourFourTwo
The Everton winger leaves his 20s behind on Saturday, prompting Alex Hess to ponder what comes next for a player who has failed to live up to early promise.

Kelly Smith: Female Premier League manager ‘not in my lifetime’
The England legend fears that unless attitudes within boardrooms change, then she will not see a female coaching in the Premier League.

Fortnite: Football is losing fans to video games fears Liverpool CEO | The Independent
When it comes to attracting a new breed of young fans, competition for eyeballs comes equally from video games like Fortnite.

As Solskjær soars, how many extra points does a manager really add? | Sean Ingle | Football | The Guardian
Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s thriving return to Manchester United as interim manager has prompted a fresh debate on whether former players are the best candidates to run a club.

Chelsea complain about racial abuse of Callum Hudson-Odoi at Dynamo Kiev - BBC Sport
Chelsea complain to Uefa about racist abuse aimed at their young star during their Europa League win at Dynamo Kiev.

Birmingham City & Aston Villa fined £5,000 for failing to control players in Second City derby - BBC Sport
Birmingham City and Aston Villa are each fined £5,000 by the FA for failing to control players in their derby on 10 March.

Callum Hudson-Odoi: Chelsea winger called up to England squad from Under-21s - BBC Sport
Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is called up to the England squad for the first time for the Euro 2020 qualifiers.


Panathinaikos v Olympiakos abandoned amid violence and tear gas | Football | The Guardian
The derby between Panathinaikos and Olympiakos was abandoned after Panathinaikos fans clashed with police and attempted to attack the Olympiakos bench.

David Ospina: Arsenal goalkeeper on loan at Napoli out of hospital after collapse - BBC Sport
Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina is discharged from hospital after collapsing during Napoli’s Serie A match against Udinese on Sunday.


Argentina announces professionalization of women’s soccer
Argentina’s soccer association announced Saturday that the national women’s league will be granted professional status.

USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter calls it a great feeling to open camp with full player pool | Pro Soccer USA
The new coach is trying to get a large group of players on the same page in a short period of time.

How a culture of producing athletes and accepting mediocrity turned me off the US game
It’s a common feeling in the US game that much of the nation still values the production of strong athletes ahead of technical footballers.

Rantz Wears the Pants: Stop asking why the USWNT deserves equal pay - Sounder At Heart
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