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Premier League/England

The story of how the world’s oldest football stand was destroyed by a local council
Once the world’s oldest covered football stand, when Wolverton’s old ground was refurbished, the local council sadly cared little for history

Liverpool to play December ‘test’ match in Qatar for 2022 World Cup | Football | The Guardian
Liverpool’s Club World Cup match will be part of a dry run for Qatar’s 2022 World Cup facilities

The England triumph of 2009 that will fire their Women’s World Cup hopes | Suzanne Wrack | Football | The Guardian
Four members of Phil Neville’s squad won the Under-19 Euros 10 years ago. They believe that could prove crucial in France.

Man City fans are canaries in the coal mine...support them - Football365
If Man City fans can be exploited by their owners then your club will be next. Supporters must stick together.

Leah Williamson talks Arsenal, nightmare penalties and England ahead of the Women’s World Cup
One of English football’s brightest stars spoke to These Football Times about her career ahead of the Women’s World Cup.

Europe

Low hospitalised after freak dumbbell accident
Germany coach Joachim Low has been hospitalised with a squashed artery following a sports accident, the German FA has confirmed.

VAR to be used at Nations League finals in Portugal - BBC Sport
The video assistant referee system will be used at this week’s Nations League finals in Portugal.

Top clubs accused over ‘dangerous’ plans to reshape Champions League | Football | The Guardian
Plans by top clubs to reshape the Champions League would create a ‘super league’ motivated by greed that Uefa should reject.

MLS/Americas

Dear US Open Cup/US Soccer - The Blue Testament
Don’t love - or even care about - the US Open Cup? You’re not alone.

Why Tigre finished ninth in Argentina and won the cup yet got relegated - Planet Football
Tigre beat the mighty Boca Juniors 2-0 in the Copa de la Superliga final to add to their top-10 finish in Primera División, qualification for the group stages of the Copa Libertadores and…relegation.

U.S.’s Steffen nervous, excited for City move
U.S. men’s goalkeeper Zack Steffen has admitted that he “has a lot of feelings” ahead of what will be an eventful summer.

CONCACAF ‘open’ to competition with CONMEBOL
The head of CONCACAF says it could work with South America on a future tournament, if it’s based on soccer development rather than money.

Rest of the World

‘You get used to the gunfire’ – filming the Libyan women’s football team | Film | The Guardian
We meet the woman from Hastings who made a fascinating film about Libya’s gutsiest football squad.