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Premier League/England

Montenegro v England: Gareth Southgate warns youth of ‘hostile environment’ - BBC Sport
Gareth Southgate says England’s young players need to prepare for a “hostile environment” when they play in Montenegro on Monday.

Leicester set huge asking price for Man Utd target Maguire - report - Football365
Manchester United have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Harry Maguire after learning the asking price for the England star.

Why I hope Leeds don’t get promoted to the Premier League – by a Leeds fan | FourFourTwo
The feeling is mutual.

Manchester City fan Paul Worth reveals Schalke attack left him ‘close to death’ - BBC Sport
Manchester City fan Paul Worth reveals the extent of his injuries after being attacked by fans at a Champions League match.

Three men sentenced to total of 17 years over illegal Premier League streaming | Football | The Guardian
The Premier League has become increasingly eager to have people punished over illegal streaming to protect the value of broadcast rights.

Birmingham City deducted nine points by EFL for financial breaches | Football | The Guardian
Birmingham City have been hit with a nine-point penalty by the Football League for breaching profit and sustainability rules.

Harry Redknapp is playing a familiar tune to disown Birmingham’s blues | Daniel Taylor | Football | The Guardian
Birmingham’s owners brought the points deduction on themselves with some preposterous decisions. But why do these things keep happening to Harry?

Tottenham Hotspur station? Some hate it, but branding the railways is nothing new | Ian Jack | Opinion | The Guardian
From Daimler Halt to Singer station, corporate giants of the past left their imprint on the transport network.

Was Paul Scholes wrong to walk out on Oldham?
Paul Scholes’ brief tenure at Oldham has proved one thing: you don’t push the boundaries of the former Manchester United midfielder.

Mauricio Pochettino finds cooked-up pressures a little hot to handle | Andrew Anthony | Football | The Guardian
The Tottenham manager is not the first to mishandle rumours of departure but the Argentinian has made a series of missteps since being linked with Manchester United.

Peter Beardsley charged by FA with using racist language towards youth players | Football | The Guardian
Peter Beardsley has been charged by the FA with using racist and abusive language towards youth team players.

Europe

When Scotland ruled the football world
While a victory that declared them unofficial champions of the world, Scotland’s win against England in 1967 should have resulted in so much more.

Scotland humiliated by Kazakhstan in opening Euro 2020 qualifier | Football | The Guardian
Scotland suffered one of their most embarrassing defeats as two goals in the opening 10 minutes sent them on their way to a 3-0 defeat in Kazakhstan.

San Marino 0-2 Scotland: Alex McLeish booed despite win - BBC Sport
Scotland boss Alex McLeish is booed as his side labour to a Euro 2020 qualifying win over minnows San Marino.

Germany come through against Netherlands with late Nico Schulz goal | Football | The Guardian
Nico Schulz scored in the last minute to give Germany a dramatic 3-2 win in Amsterdam in a Euro 2020 Qualifier.

De Jong chose Barcelona over PSG after Nike agreed to subsidise wages - sources
The shoe giant will be paying a large amount of the midfielder’s salary, sources close to the club said.

Inside Stuttgart: a fallen giant in search of a fresh-faced identity | Football | The Guardian
The five-times Bundesliga champions find themselves fighting relegation and it is up to former midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger to rescue them.

MLS/Americas

Maradona hails ‘Tata-style’ Mexico while slamming former team Argentina
Dorados de Sinaloa coach Maradona played with Martino at Newell’s Old Boys and was impressed with El Tri’s 3-1 victory over Chile on Friday.

FC Cincinnati tear apart New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium | Pro Soccer USA
MLS’ newest team is continuing to surprise people.

Soccer chants illustrate evolution of MLS supporters culture | Pro Soccer USA
As the game grows in the US, so do unique supporter cultures.

Other

Misogynist boors, get used to it: women's football is set to boom - Football365
After decades of suppression, the women's game is finally starting to get the audience and investment it deserves.

Soccer's concussion protocol is a huge problem that needs to be fixed
David Ospina's collapse during Napoli's game over the weekend is the latest example of soccer's concussion protocol failing wretchedly.

This is what happened when a referee wore a microphone for a full game | FourFourTwo
An Australian referee wore a microphone for his final A-League match - and the highlights video makes for fascinating viewing.

The Modern Midfielder: Ball Mover | StatsBomb
Taking a look at how the position has evolved.