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Casey Stoney on coaching San Diego, Pride Month and leaving family behind | women’s football

Welcome to Moving the Goalposts, the Guardian’s new (and free) women’s football newsletter. Here’s an extract from this week’s edition. To receive the full version once a week, just pop your email in below: “It’s been a massive challenge, but a great learning curve for me,” Casey Stoney reflects after a whirlwind few months as …

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Gareth Southgate: What must England manager do to get back on track after Nations League struggles? | Soccer News

John Stones was sent off against Hungary while Kalvin Phillips also struggled at Molineux

Get back to Gareth Southgate basics The biggest thing Gareth Southgate has to learn from the last four games is to stick to his principles. He has proven stubborn and steadfast throughout his reign, and that has been a positive in the main with the unparalleled noise around the England manager’s job. It failed him …

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Tottenham set to sign Yves Bissouma in £25m transfer

Tottenham set to sign Yves Bissouma in £25m transfer

Tottenham are close to finalizing a £25 million deal for Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma, sources have told ESPN. The 25-year-old is expected to undergo a medical later this week as the finishing touches are put to a five-year contract which will see Bissouma become the club’s third summer signing after Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster. …

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Barcelona need the fire Samuel Eto’o gave to them as a player, and now to Cameroon as FA president

Barcelona need the fire Samuel Eto'o gave to them as a player, and now to Cameroon as FA president

Samuel Eto’o has been an uncompromising leader for Cameroon since taking over as Fecafoot president, but those qualities will yield results in the long run. How Barcelona could do with a similarly strong voice in the squad. -/AFP via Getty Images This brief respite in the packed calendar before the next European season means the …

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FIFA prepares to name 2026 World Cup host cities

FIFA prepares to name 2026 World Cup host cities

NEW YORK, June 14 (Reuters) – The countdown to World Cup 2026 kicks off in earnest on Thursday, as soccer fans across Canada, Mexico and the United States learn whether their cities made the coveted cut to host the 48-team tournament. Four years after FIFA selected the tri-country North American bid, world football’s governing body …

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Atletico Madrid fans wind fury at ‘ugly’ 22-23 home kit

Atletico Madrid fans wind fury at 'ugly' 22-23 home kit

Atletico Madrid’s 22-23 kit has been met with a negative reaction. Atlético Madrid Atletico Madrid have unveiled their new kit for the 2022-23 season and its new design has provoked a negative reaction from many fans. The new home jersey, that will go on sale on July 16, has been criticized for veering away from …

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Australia reach World Cup on PKs as Peru’s run of punching above their weight ends

Australia reach World Cup on PKs as Peru's run of punching above their weight ends

Football is conflict. The entertainment emerges from the conflict — or, in cases of tight games with plenty at stake and little given away, the tension emerges from the conflict. There was certainly more tension than entertainment in Monday’s World Cup playoff in which Australia booked their place in Qatar, overcoming Peru on penalties after …

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Ochoa finally reveals why they don’t want Chicharito back in the Mexican national team

Ochoa finally reveals why they don't want Chicharito back in the Mexican national team

Ochoa talks about Chicharito. In an interview with TUDN, Guillermo Ochoa made it clear that Gerardo Martino’s process has been based on unity and group communion, which is why Javier Hernandez has not been present in the Mexican national team’s call-ups. More Mexican national team news: José Ramón Fernández unveils player who will not go …

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