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France v Brazil: Round Of 16 - 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France Photo by Zhizhao Wu/Getty Images

Premier League/England

Lewes FC: the football club who are making equality pay | Football | The Guardian
Two years ago Lewes decided to pay their women’s team as much as their men’s team. They have not regretted it.

Man Utd v Leeds: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says fan trouble will not be an issue - BBC Sport
Reminder: It’s preseason.

Jimmy Greaves had the right idea: football broadcasting should be fun | John Brewin | Football | The Guardian
The former striker spoke about the sport he loved with enjoyment and wit. We could do with some of that now.

Ademola Lookman: Everton close to selling winger to RB Leipzig for £22.5m - BBC Sport
Everton are close to agreeing a £22.5m deal to sell England Under-21 forward Ademola Lookman to RB Leipzig.

Europe

Matthijs de Ligt: Ajax defender set to complete Juventus move - BBC Sport
Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt is set to fly to Turin on Tuesday before completing a move to Italian champions Juventus.

‘Juventus’ dropped from FIFA 20 due to PES deal
Juventus will be on the FIFA 20 video game under the name “Piedmonte Calcio” after the Serie A champions signed an exclusive deal with PES 2020.

Sources: Madrid will listen to €80m Bale offers
Real Madrid will demand up to €100 million for Gareth Bale, but have received no offers this summer.

MLS/Americas

USMNT to face Mexico in September - Stars and Stripes FC
CONCACAF’s greatest rivalry won’t wait long for its next episode.

How Marta inspired a revolution in women’s football both on and off the pitch
Battling conventions and misogyny off the pitch while transforming perceptions on it, Marta’s skill and emotive cries helped revolutionise women’s football.

St. Louis ownership group makes presentation to MLS expansion committee | Soccer | stltoday.com
The ownership group hoping to bring a MLS expansion team to St. Louis officially presented its case to the league’s expansion committee on Monday in New York City.

AFCON/Rest of the World

Aliou Cissé’s battling Senegal side stand one win away from greatness | Football | The Guardian
After a penalty miss in the 2002 final, Aliou Cissé has the chance as coach to lead Senegal to a first Africa Cup of Nations triumph in Friday’s final.