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Premier League/England

How Accrington Stanley became the best-run club in English football | theScore.com
”I didn’t know a football club from a cheese factory when I started,” Andy Holt, who took over the Lancashire outfit when it was in the fourth tier in 2015, told theScore.

Derby hold talks over potential player-coach role for Wayne Rooney | The Guardian
The former England captain might be headed to Derby County.

Huge £69m transfer blow as Tottenham ‘upset’ selling club - Football365
Tottenham have reportedly shot themselves in the foot over their attitude during talks for a midfielder.

Harry Maguire signs for world record £80m - BBC Sport
Manchester United sign England defender Harry Maguire from Leicester City.

Europe

Serie A in the ‘90s: Baggio, Batistuta and Italian football ruled the world | FourFourTwo
During the 1990s, Italy was the undisputed home of football.

Messi to miss Barcelona’s U.S. tour with injury
Barcelona have announced that Lionel Messi will miss the tour to the United States due to a calf injury.

Sporting use Real name to spark Man Utd, Spurs bidding war - Football365
Sporting Lisbon have reportedly been using Real Madrid’s name to try and force bids for Bruno Fernandes.

MLS/Americas

Alejandro Bedoya voted MLS Player of the Week | Pro Soccer USA
Philadelphia Union midfielder Alejandro Bedoya was voted MLS Player of the Week for scoring once and making a stand against gun violence.

Other

FIFA expands Women’s World Cup to 32-team field - FIFA.com
The FIFA Council has unanimously agreed to a proposal to expand the number of teams taking part in the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Modern football kits are stretching credibility – they’re not worth the ballyhoo | Simon Burnton | Football | The Guardian
Gone are the days when it was enough for a new strip to merely look good.