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Premier League/England

CCTV firm staff jailed over leaked Emiliano Sala mortuary photos | Football | The Guardian
Sherry Bray and Christopher Ashford receive 14 months and five months in jail respectively.

‘This is the worst Man Utd team of the Premier League era’ - Football365
Harry Redknapp thinks that the current Manchester United side is the worst of the Premier League era.

Common Goal: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp makes 1% salary pledge - BBC Sport
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says he is a “member of the Common Goal family”.

How do you stop Kevin De Bruyne? | StatsBomb
Pep Guardiola has a way of creating attacking patterns that are easy to predict, but almost impossible to stop.

Leeds United, Marcelo Bielsa win Fifa fair play award for Aston Villa game | The Guardian
Leeds United and their manager have won the 2019 award for ‘remarkable sportsmanship’ in their 1-1 draw with Aston Villa last season.

Europe

Racism in football: Italy should issue stadium bans - Gianni Infantino - BBC Sport
Fifa president Gianni Infantino calls on Italian football to apply English-style punishments to supporters guilty of racism.

The football team destroyed by the Chernobyl disaster: FC Pripyat | FourFourTwo
FC Pripyat were preparing for a cup semi-final and move to a new stadium in April 1986 when Chernobyl changed everything.

The united Irish football team: a history of unique progress and dreams of resurrection
The time may not be right to unite Ireland’s football teams, but 106 years on from their last tournament triumph, it provides something to think about.

MLS/Americas

Playing the MLS Cup Final at Yankee Stadium would be an utter disgrace
Having the biggest match of the MLS season played on an adapted pitch in a baseball stadium is a disgrace.

How Abby Wambach made me change the way I loved soccer - All For XI
When you’re an icon and a human being at the same time.

Farewell to the G.O.A.T. | By Christie Pearce Rampone
Long-time teammates wrote about what they’ll remember most about Abby.

Rest of the World

Soccer at the Edge of the World - The New York Times
Greenland crowns its national champion in the shortest season on earth, a year’s worth of matches, injuries, controversies and celebrations crammed into a single week.

Other

Lionel Messi, Megan Rapinoe named Fifa footballers of the year | The Guardian
Messi, Rapinoe, Jürgen Klopp and Jill Ellis were the main winners at Fifa’s The Best awards.

Please Be Kinder To Shitty Teams, Sports Games
I got to choose a lot of things in my life. Supporting Aston Villa Football Club is sadly not one of them.