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How a message on LinkedIn shaped a World Cup dream


Yashir Pinto looks tired, and it’s difficult to blame him. He has just played an international friendly in Kyrgyzstan, but it is the jetlag rather than the football that is afflicting him. It took him 32 hours to reach Bishkek from his home in Coquimbo in Chile, a route that took in Santiago, Madrid and Istanbul. But when Palestine come ...

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World Cup players 'lacking freshness after early start'


Premier League players have suffered because the competition started “so early” after the World Cup, says England manager Gareth Southgate. The first match of the Premier League season took place on Friday, 10 August – 26 days after the World Cup final. “I think it’s a lack of psychological freshness, rather than physical,” said Southgate, whose team face Spain in ...

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Mancini: Losing to Poland would not be the end of the world


Italy are at risk of being relegated from League A of the UEFA Nations League and need to avoid defeat away to Poland on Sunday but Azzurri boss Roberto Mancini doesn’t appear overly concerned by the threat of dropping down a grade. A draw with Poland and a defeat to Portugal leaves Italy bottom of Group 3 but Mancini insists that ...

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Why another successful World Cup can continue growth of women's game in England


The profile of women’s football continues to rise but success for England at next year’s World Cup in France could have an even bigger impact. TV deals, record crowds and increased participation were all benefits of England reaching the semi-finals at two major tournaments – the World Cup four years ago and the European Championship in 2017. The Lionesses, who ...

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English women's football can explode with World Cup success – Neville


England can help women’s football “explode” in this country with success at next summer’s World Cup in France, manager Phil Neville says. The Lionesses began their preparation for the tournament with a 1-0 win over Brazil at Meadow Lane on Saturday.[1] They play Australia on Tuesday and Neville says the visitors will be “dark horses” at the 2019 tournament, which ...

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Southgate extends England contract until 2022 World Cup


Gareth Southgate has signed a new contract which will see him remain as England boss until the 2022 World Cup. Southgate, whose previous deal was due to end after Euro 2020, led his team to the World Cup semi-finals for the first time in 28 years this summer in Russia. He has agreed improved terms, which will see his salary ...

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Scotland Women: Shelley Kerr's squad 'can go all the way' at World Cup


Shelley Kerr’s Scotland women’s side “can go all the way” as they prepare for their first World Cup finals, says the chair of Scottish Women’s Football. Scotland topped their qualifying group for next summer’s tournament in France. All the national squad will be able to train full-time from January with financial support from the Scottish Government for home-based players. “They ...

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