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Premier League/England

EFL suspends Bury’s season opener against MK Dons over funding issues | The Guardian
Bury missed Monday’s 5pm deadline to provide further information on how the club will be viably financed this season.

Discrimination in football ‘like wild west’ at grassroots level | Football | The Guardian
Figures show reported incidents of discrimination increased by a third last season.

Patrice Evra: Former Man United & France defender retires - and plans to ‘lead team’ - BBC Sport
Former Manchester United and France defender Patrice Evra plans to move into coaching after announcing his retirement.

Klopp: ‘Waste of time’ talking about Liverpool’s pre-season problems - Football365
”We can talk an hour about it but it makes no sense,” says Liverpool boss.

Long read: The making of Marco Silva and Luis Boa Morte the managers – a journey through Portugal | FourFourTwo
The coaching duo will join forces at Goodison Park after Boa Morte’s arrival as assistant this summer.

Europe

FC Andorra: Gerard Pique’s team pay £411,000 for promotion to Spanish third tier - BBC Sport
FC Andorra fill a vacated slot in Spain’s third tier.

Gareth Bale: Wales forward withdraws from Real Madrid squad for Munich tournament - BBC Sport
Gareth Bale pulls out of Real Madrid’s trip to Munich for a pre-season tournament.

MLS/Americas

Don Garber defends MLS discipline of Zlatan Ibrahimović following LAFC controversy | Pro Soccer USA
”defends” the same way the Galaxy defended against the Timbers this weekend amirite

Other

This Is Football shows the ‘magic of the game’ is not just a sales pitch | Barney Ronay | Football | The Guardian
Emotions are genuinely stirred by the story of Rwanda and how the game helped heal its divisions.

FIFA seeks quick expansion of Women's World Cup to 32 teams
FIFA wants its ruling council to fast-track expansion of the next Women's World Cup to 32 teams.