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USA v Chile: Group F - 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

World Cup

Carli Lloyd scores double as USA sweep Chile aside to advance to last 16 | Football | The Guardian
Carli Lloyd scored twice in the USA’s 3-0 victory over Chile in Group F that sees them qualify for the last 16 of the Women’s World Cup.

Linda Sembrant strikes early to steer Sweden past spirited Thailand | Football | The Guardian
Linda Sembrant scored the tournament’s fastest goal in Sweden’s 5-1 victory over Thailand in the Women’s World Cup.

Explaining The Sam Kerr Phenomenon - All For XI
Sam Kerr is the highest-scoring player in the NWSL at the World Cup Break. Let’s dig into why.

The gap in quality between the men’s and women’s game is embarrassing |
What the past week has shown to be painfully true is that the ‘gap’ is more a gaping chasm, and comparisons only evidence the embarrassing disparity.

“Britain’s Youngest Football Boss” is a story of who’s allowed to have power - All For XI
When a teenager can be a Managing Director of a women’s team, but a grown woman can’t be a coach of a men’s team.

Premier League/England

Chelsea confirm Maurizio Sarri’s exit and will ask for Frank Lampard talks | Football | The Guardian
Chelsea have confirmed that Maurizio Sarri has left the club after one season as head coach, with the Italian joining Juventus.

Chelsea: Maurizio Sarri exit - five questions Blues must answer - BBC Sport
With Chelsea looking for a 12th different manager of the Roman Abramovich era, who could be next in line and what are the ramifications for the future?

Maguire ‘told to expect £350k a week’ at Man Utd - Football365
If those figures are right, Harry Maguire will earn more than Paul Pogba at United.

Pochettino hands Spurs shopping list to Levy and counts on him to deliver | David Hytner | Football | The Guardian
Mauricio Pochettino is desperate to refresh his Tottenham squad.

Aston Villa target loan move for Chelsea teenager | Football | The Guardian
Aston Villa are interested in signing Ethan Ampadu on a season-long loan from Chelsea if the 18-year-old becomes available this summer.

Frank Lampard: Rumoured Chelsea target in Derby County talks - BBC Sport
Derby County are talking to boss Frank Lampard about a new deal amid speculation they will be approached for him by Chelsea.

Watford are in football’s shrinking sweet spot & that’s something to envy - Planet Football
The problem wasn’t that Manchester City won but that their victory came with such malignant sub-text.

Oyston out: Blackpool sold to fan and financier Simon Sadler for around £10m | Football | The Guardian
Blackpool have been sold by their receivers to Simon Sadler, a financier based in Hong Kong.


Real Madrid: Eden Hazard and other arrivals point to new Galacticos era - BBC Sport
The recognisable Real Madrid we have seen in recent years is gone and is being replaced by an expensively assembled new team, says Andy West.

Gold Cup/Copa America/MLS

Haiti vs. Bermuda - Football Match Summary - June 16, 2019 - ESPN
Haiti rally past Bermuda thanks to Pierrot double.

Costa Rica vs. Nicaragua - Football Match Report - June 16, 2019 - ESPN
Costa Rica hits four past Nicaragua.

2019 Copa America ultimate preview: Will Messi win this wide-open tournament on Brazil’s home turf?
Lionel Messi is determined to win a trophy with Argentina. Is this finally his summer?

Paraguay vs. Qatar - Football Match Report - June 16, 2019 - ESPN
Qatar rally for shock Copa draw with Paraguay.

Uruguay vs. Ecuador - Football Match Report - June 16, 2019 - ESPN
Cavani, Lodeiro golazos see Uruguay past Ecuador.

How MLS players react when their salaries become public – The Athletic ($)
The MLSPA’s releasing of player salaries is positioned as a positive. Some players aren’t so sure.

The Impact of VAR on Penalties — American Soccer Analysis
Checking if the introduction of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in 2017 had changed the distribution of penalty calls in MLS.


A tribute to Keisuke Honda, the free-kick maestro - Planet Football
Put simply, when Keisuke Honda wants to score a free-kick, Keisuke Honda scores a free-kick.

International football: What’s it like to play for the lowest-ranked nations? - BBC Sport
BBC Sport takes a global look at what it’s really like to play for an international minnow.