Watching England at Wembley: no songs, no togetherness, not a lot of fun | Sachin Nakrani | Football | The Guardian
Saturday’s qualifier had the feel of a family day out – which was fine but hardly made for an exciting experience.
David de Gea close to signing new Manchester United contract | Football | The Guardian
David de Gea is close to finally agreeing a new contract in the region of the £290,000-a-week basic earned by Paul Pogba
Man City: Premier League champions have first billion-euro squad, says study - BBC Sport
Manchester City have assembled the first ever billion-euro squad, measured by transfer fees.
Liverpool star discusses ‘love and hate’ relationship with Klopp - Football365
”You just boil over sometimes and, in my case, I do get angry with him.”
Champions League: Closed system foiled by revolt against elite clubs | SI.com
A revolt by European clubs has foiled plans by their wealthiest counterparts to turn the Champions League into a largely closed competition.
Spain 4-0 Faroe Islands: Rodrigo and Alcacer score twice each - BBC Sport
Spain move closer to reaching Euro 2020 in Group F.
Scotland 0-4 Belgium: Brutal defeat all but ends group hopes for Steve Clarke’s side - BBC Sport
Belgium all but ends Scotland’s hopes of reaching Euro 2020 via their qualification group.
Azerbaijan 1-1 Croatia: Tamkin Khalilzade goal claims point for underdogs - BBC Sport
Azerbaijan claim their first point of the Euro 2020 qualifiers in Group E.
What’s Lionel Messi like in real life? From mumbling diamond to mercurial genius – but still a man of few words | FourFourTwo
We know how he plays, but precious little about the Argentine as a human being.
Time for MLS to pay forward marketing muscle to promote women’s pro soccer - StarTribune.com
The fans are there, as big crowds for the World Cup-winning U.S. women’s national team’s “Victory Tour’’ show.
International soccer breaks aren’t *that* bad - SBNation.com
The international break is the bane of the soccer world, but there’s plenty to appreciate in the reprieve from the ultra-serious club season.
If you thought sports were ever separate from politics, think again
For some, societal issues have been woven into the fabric of athletics all along.