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Premier League/England

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.

Europe

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.

MLS/Americas

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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