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2019 Africa Cup of Nations - Tanzania vs Algeria Photo by Oliver Weiken/picture alliance via Getty Images

World Cup

USA running ‘scared’ of England - Lioness Christiansen - Football365
Yep, the country that’s won two World Cups and been runner-up once is pretty afraid of playing a country that’s never finished higher than third in a World Cup. SPOOOOOOKY.

Premier League/England

Mateo Kovacic: Chelsea sign Real Madrid midfielder for £40m - BBC Sport
Chelsea sign Mateo Kovacic despite being under a two-window transfer ban.

Former Arsenal star reacts to Newcastle job reports - Football365
Newcastle want their new manager in place within a fortnight. It won’t be Patrick Vieira.

Sources: West Ham want $10-$15M for Chicharito
West Ham United are willing to let striker Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez leave for between $10 and $15 million.

New Blackpool owner Simon Sadler: ‘I’m doing it for the greater good’ | Football | The Guardian
Sadler says he will act for the greater good of his hometown and its club as he takes over after Owen Oyston’s toxic reign.

Europe

The decline of Kaiserslautern, giants who helped shape the German football scene
They were once one of Germany’s premier clubs, providing talents for the national team - but Kaiserslautern are now a shadow of their former selves.

Copa America/Gold Cup/MLS/Americas

MLS to debut new skills challenge during 2019 all-star week in Orlando | Pro Soccer USA
MLS is unveiling a new skills challenge during all-star weekend later this month in Orlando.

There’s Something “a miss” in Wondo’s Legacy — American Soccer Analysis
Christopher Wondolowski should be an American sports icon. He should be beloved and admired.

Bournemouth loans Hyndman to Atlanta for year | ESPN Soccer
Midfielder Emerson Hyndman has been loaned to Atlanta United for the rest of the Major League Soccer season.

AFCON/Rest of the World

South Africa 0-1 Morocco: Mbark Boussoufa scores late winner - BBC Sport
South Africa must wait to see if they have qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations last 16.

Kenya 0-3 Senegal: Sadio Mane scores twice to set up Uganda last-16 tie - BBC Sport
Senegal ease to a Group C victory over Kenya and book their place in the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Tanzania 0-3 Algeria: Adam Ounas shines as Algeria top Group C - BBC Sport
Napoli midfielder Adam Ounas shines as Algeria finish top of Group C.

Namibia 1-4 Ivory Coast: Arsenal target Wilfried Zaha scores on first start at Africa Cup of Nations - BBC Sport
Ivory Coast move into the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations with a thumping win over Namibia.

Other

The history of works teams: from Atlético Madrid to British Airways FC | Football | The Guardian
Manchester United, Arsenal, PSV and Civil Service FC were all started to give staff some exercise and entertainment.