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Women’s World Cup

Australia stunned by late Italy winner at Women’s World Cup | Football | The Guardian
Australia’s Women’s World Cup campaign got off to a disastrous start as the Matildas fell to an injury-time goal in Valenciennes.

Brazil Women 3-0 Jamaica Women - BBC Sport
Veteran Brazil striker Cristiane scores the first hat-trick of the 2019 Women’s World Cup as Jamaica’s debut at the tournament ends in defeat in Grenoble.

Bronze and Parris chemistry too potent for Scotland | Suzanne Wrack | Football | The Guardian
England pair showed against Scotland in the World Cup exactly why they have been signed by Europe’s leading club.

How the 1999 World Cup champions’ biggest win came at the bargaining table | Football | The Guardian
A staredown between the US women’s national team and US Soccer over the 1999 squad’s victory tour changed the relationship between the team and their “boss” forever.

Despite the World Cup, Women Are Still Locked Out of Soccer | Time
”The sport deserves better than uncritical celebrations — and so do the millions of women and girls who love it. Soccer is for all of us.”

Why women’s football was banned for 50 years – and is just recovering | FourFourTwo
In 1921, the FA declared football “quite unsuitable for females” and outlawed the sport.

Ada Hegerberg: why the world’s best female footballer won’t be playing at the Women’s World Cup | FourFourTwo
Her ongoing dispute with the Norwegian Football Federation continues, as she misses yet another major competition for her country.

Solo: U.S. coach Ellis ‘cracks under pressure’
Hope Solo isn’t a participant in this year’s Women’s World Cup, but the former United States goalkeeper isn’t interested in being a silent observer.

Premier League/England

Gareth Southgate commits to England and rules out taking Chelsea job | Football | The Guardian
The England manager has ruled out a return to club football and says his focus is on next year’s European Championship.

Justin Edinburgh, Leyton Orient manager, dies aged 49 | Football | The Guardian
The Leyton Orient manager Justin Edinburgh has died at the age of 49 after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Manchester United make £40m bid for Crystal Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka | Football | The Guardian
West Ham are in talks with Celta Vigo over the signings of Maxi Gómez and Stanislav Lobotka.

Messi and Ronaldo combined would not solve Man Utd problems - Rooney - BBC Sport
Signing Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Sergio Ramos would not solve the problems at Man Utd, says ex-captain Wayne Rooney.

Woodward ‘hesitant’ over Solskjaer’s £71m top Man Utd target - Football365
Ed Woodward is reportedly unsure whether to try and complete a move for Sporting midfielder Fernandes.

Real Madrid ‘met Man Utd officials last week’ over £150m Pogba sale - Football365
Real ‘met with United officials last week’ over Pogba when they came over to wrap up the Hazard deal.

Sadly, these England fans probably think they are doing their country proud | Football | The Guardian
For the fans who brought poison to Porto, following England abroad seems to be more about occupation than celebration.


Croatia 2-1 Wales: Poor defending as Wales suffer first Euro 2020 qualifying defeat - BBC Sport
Wales pay the price for some poor defending in Croatia as they suffer the first defeat of their Group E Euro 2020 qualifying campaign.

Euro 2020 qualifiers: Estonia 1-2 Northern Ireland - BBC Sport
Josh Magennis scores a late winner to ensure Northern Ireland make it three wins from three in their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign.

Ronaldo’s final glory? Home triumph glimmers for an icon fighting off the dusk | Barney Ronay | Football | The Guardian
Portugal captain enters Nations League showdown knowing an undying drive cannot sustain his career for ever.

Nations League final: Portugal 1-0 Netherlands - BBC Sport
Hosts Portugal claim their second trophy in three years by beating the Netherlands to win the inaugural Nations League.


Mexico star Layun has cancerous tumor removed
Mexico and Monterrey defender Miguel Layun revealed he was forced to pull out of the CONCACAF Gold Cup due to a cancerous tumor.

The bizarre history of the Copa América’s guest teams
The world’s oldest international tournament, it remains a contentious issue that teams like Japan and Qatar could ever compete in the Copa América.

Three first half goals doom U.S. men in loss to Venezuela | Pro Soccer USA
Turns out the US men aren’t that good at soccer!

After years as a pariah, MLS sees its reputation rising - Reuters
MLS says MLS is doing great!

Neymar out of Copa America with ankle injury
Neymar is out of Copa America after suffering a right ankle injury in a win over Qatar on Wednesday night.

Rest Of The World

African football president under questioning over corruption allegations | Football | The Guardian
Ahmad Ahmad, is being questioned by French authorities investigating corruption allegations.