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Decision In March On 48-Team 2022 World Cup, Says Infantino

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Gianni Infantino reiterated that FIFA will decide in March whether the 2022 World Cup could be extended to include 48 teams but conceded it was not a simple decision. Thirty-two teams contested this year’s World Cup in Russia, widely feted as one of the most entertaining editions of the modern era. Although FIFA is intent on 48-team future editions of …

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Poch Comments On Troy Parrot, Hints He May Feature In Future Squads

On Saturday morning, reports emerged outlining that Spurs’ 16-year-old Irish striker Troy Parrott would be travelling with the first team for their clash against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium. Parrott did not feature in Spurs 2-0 victory but after impressing with the underage teams at White Hart Lane, Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino made the decision to have the …

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Sterling Blames Media For “Fuelling Racism” Following Alleged Abuse

Raheem Sterling took to Instagram to address the alleged racial abuse he was subjected to during yesterday’s defeat to Chelsea, with the Man City winger accusing newspapers of “fuelling racism”. Both Chelsea and the Metropolitan Police are investigating the footage of the alleged incident after it was circulated online. The footage in question shows a number of Chelsea fans hurling …

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Atlanta Topple Portland To Seize MLS Cup Crown In Second Season

Atlanta United won the Major League Soccer title in its second season of existence, defeating the Portland Timbers 2-0 in the MLS Cup final on Saturday. Atlanta’s MLS Most Valuable Player Josef Martinez led the way in front of a league-record crowd of 73,019 at Mercedes Benz Stadium, opening the scoring in the 39th minute with his 35th goal of …

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Grief-Stricken Sancho Shoots Dortmund Nine Points Clear

Bereaved Jadon Sancho fired Borussia Dortmund nine points clear at the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday with a late winner in a 2-1 derby triumph at Schalke, while a Robert Lewandowski double against Nuremberg lifted champions Bayern Munich up to second. England winger Sancho, whose grandmother passed away in mid-week, slotted the winner 15 minutes from time in Gelsenkirchen …

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Chelsea Launch Investigation Into Racist Abuse Aimed At Sterling

Chelsea and the Metropolitan Police confirmed they are investigating an incident of alleged racist abuse aimed at Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling during Chelsea’s 2-0 win on Saturday. Twitter users highlighted a first-half incident when a supporter appeared to abuse Sterling as he retrieved the ball near Chelsea supporters. A Chelsea spokesman said: “We’re aware of reports and video footage. We …

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Liverpool Are New League Leaders After City’s First Defeat

A real shift has occurred atop the Premier League table. Not for the first time, Liverpool won in their early kickoff, putting them top temporarily at least. Mohamed Salah bagged his first hat-trick of the season as the Reds routed Bournemouth 4-0. This result has frequently been followed by a Manchester City win, as the champions tighten their grip on …

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Mourinho Issues Challenge To Pogba After Missing Fulham Rout

Jose Mourinho will start Paul Pogba in Manchester United’s Champions League group game at Valencia on Wednesday, challenging the French international to show his full potential and win back his place. The United manager left Pogba out of his starting line-up for the second time this week as his side recorded their biggest victory in 13 months, 4-1 over last-placed …

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