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World Cup

Scotland crash out of Women’s World Cup after dramatic Argentina comeback | Football | The Guardian
Scotland crashed out of the Women’s World Cup despite having a three-goal lead in the second half.

Georgia Stanway, Rachel Daly seize chance to impress Neville | Football | The Guardian
Georgia Stanway and Rachel Daly, making World Cup debuts, certainly justified their selection in the 2-0 defeat of Japan.

The superb Christiane Endler shows women don’t need smaller goals | Hope Solo | Football | The Guardian
Goalkeeping is one of the last aspects of the game to develop in women’s soccer

Premier League/England

Fernandes ‘to choose £71m Man Utd switch’ over Liverpool move - Football365
Manchester United are reportedly inching closer to signing Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes.

Woodward ‘rejects’ Ferguson’s technical director idea - Football365
Ed Woodward has rejected Sir Alex Ferguson’s idea of making Steve Walsh the director of football at United.

The day Marc Overmars left a ‘little sh*t’ lost for words - Planet Football
It didn’t take long to notice Marc Overmars had star quality on a level above many of his Arsenal team-mates and most of the Premier League in general.


AC Milan: Marco Giampaolo appointed new head coach - BBC Sport
AC Milan appoint Marco Giampaolo as their new head coach on a two-year contract, succeeding Gennaro Gattuso at the San Siro.

Neymar: Paris St-Germain forward’s three-game European ban upheld - BBC Sport
Neymar’s three-match European ban for insulting match officials is upheld after Uefa rejected an appeal by his club Paris St-Germain.

Emiliano Sala: man arrested over death of footballer | UK news | The Guardian
Police, investigating death of player in plane crash, arrest man aged 64 from Yorkshire.

Michel Platini detained over award of 2022 World Cup to Qatar | Football | The Guardian
Michel Platini has been detained in connection with a criminal investigation into alleged corruption relating to the 2022 World Cup.

Francesco Totti leaves Roma after 30 years as he resigns as director - BBC Sport
Former Italy striker Francesco Totti resigns from his role as a director at Roma, ending his 30-year association with the Serie A club.

Gold Cup/Copa America/MLS

Messi ensures Argentina live to fight another day
Argentina needed a late penalty to secure a nervy draw vs. Paraguay.

Colombia vs. Qatar - Football Match Report - June 19, 2019 - ESPN
Colombia move on to the quarterfinal.

Cuba vs. Martinique - Football Match Report - June 19, 2019 - ESPN
Martinique are in position to advance, while Cuba departs.

Mexico vs. Canada - Football Match Report - June 19, 2019 - ESPN
Mexico shut down Canada to all but book their ticket to the quarterfinal.

Alexis Sánchez scores first goal since January as Chile beat Japan | The Guardian
Alexis Sánchez scored his first goal since January as Chile beat Japan 4-0 in their opening Copa América game.

Freddy Adu exclusive: ‘I’m not ready to give it up’
Freddy Adu was supposed to save U.S. soccer before his career fizzled out. But he has found happiness in coaching as he plots his final comeback.


Manchester United fans top list of arrests involving racism as a factor | Football | The Guardian
Manchester United supporters were involved in more football-related arrests where racism was an aggravating factor than fans of any other club from 2014-18 to 2017-18.