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World Cup

Sweden beat Canada to set up Germany quarter-final - BBC Sport
Sweden beat Canada in a hard-fought game to set up a Women’s World Cup quarter-final against Germany.

USA edge past gritty Spain to set up mouthwatering quarter-final with France | Football | The Guardian
The hype around the US women’s national team finally appears to be waning.

England fans escorted from stadium amid Cameroon World Cup tensions | Football | The Guardian
England fans have told how tensions flared in the crowd.

Women’s World Cup: ‘We didn’t refuse to play’ - Cameroon coach - BBC Sport
Cameroon coach Alain Djeumfa admits his team lost their temper in the Women’s World Cup defeat by England but says they “never refused to play”.

Ticket prices skyrocket for U.S.-France WC match
Ticket prices for the United States’ match against France at the Women’s World Cup have soared to more than $11,000 on the secondary market.

Women’s football cannot – and should not – be judged on one wild game | Football | The Guardian
The Cameroon players deserve criticism, but when male players behave despicably we seem to judge individuals rather than the whole sport.

Premier League/England

Palace ‘bewildered’ by Man Utd’s add-ons in Wan-Bissaka deal - Football365
How long would it take for him to make 25 Champions League appearances for Man Utd?

Rafael Benítez to leave Newcastle when contract expires on Sunday | Football | The Guardian
Rafael Benítez will leave Newcastle when his contract expires on 30 June, the club have announced.

Europe

UEFA and their plans to run the world of football
With UEFA bloating their tournaments and repetitive winners across the continent, football in Europe and beyond is reaching a decisive crossroads.

Copa America/Gold Cup/MLS/Americas

Bermuda defeat Nicaragua to celebrate first Gold Cup victory | Pro Soccer USA
Bermuda’s first Gold Cup ended with a first victory, beating Nicaragua, 2-0, at Red Bull Arena Monday night.

AFCON/Rest of the World

Cameroon’s Joel Tagueu out after ‘heart defect’ detected | Football | The Guardian
An ‘anomaly in his coronary artery’ was identified by Cameroon’s team doctor before the side’s first game on Tuesday.

Other

Forget the hysteria: VAR can work – it just needs time | FourFourTwo
Point...

VAR has one job, and it’s failing miserably at it | Deadspin
...counterpoint.