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Bronze battle in Copa América

Canada square off against Uruguay in the 2024 Copa America third-place playoff at the Bank of America Stadium in North Carolina on Saturday night.

While the Reds suffered semi-final heartache against Argentina, La Celeste were beaten in their last-four tie by Colombia.

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Ollie Watkins senses England have the same winning aura as Real Madrid

Ollie Watkins detects a winning demeanour similar to that of ­the Champions League winners Real Madrid in an England side one game away from a historic achievement in Berlin

It was Watkins whose last-gasp goal against the Netherlands set up Sunday’s Euro 2024 final with Spain, reinforcing the notion that this England team have ­discovered a habit of finding ways to win even when the odds appear stacked against them.

Source: theguardian.com
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Marc Cucurella hopes Chelsea teammate stays benched in Euro 2024 final

Spain star Marc Cucurella has highlighted one England star he is concerned about ahead of the Euro 2024 final

La Roja face off with Gareth Southgate’s team in Berlin on July 14 with Cucrella set to start at left back.

Source: football-espana.net
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England want to build on Lionesses' legacy

England midfielder Declan Rice says the men's team can take inspiration from the Lionesses to become a nation of winners in Sunday's Euro 2024 final against Spain

England's women ended the country's 56-year wait for a major title - since the men's victory in the 1966 World Cup - with a dramatic final win over Germany at Euro 2022.

Source: bbc.com
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Luis de la Fuente claims Alvaro Morata deserves ‘legend’ status for Spain

Spain boss Luis de la Fuente has backed Alvaro Morata to play a key role in the Euro 2024 final

Ahead of facing England in Berlin on July 14, de la Fuente offered a firm defence of his captain, who will lead La Roja into battle.

Source: football-espana.net
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Expectations and prices soar as England fans gather in Berlin for final

The Capri hotel stands a block away from the grandeur of Berlin’s Museum Island, home to the Pergamon Altar and the bust of Nefertiti. Its rooms are grand and this weekend you can expect to pay £400 to stay one night in a deluxe suite with a view of the city

But right now, hanging from the balcony of a penthouse veranda, is an enormous flag of St George with a legend reading: “Sunderland”, “Southside”, “Megawatt” and “Get the rave on”.

Source: theguardian.com
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Women's EURO 2025 QFs: France, Iceland and Denmark qualify

Iceland secured qualification for Euro 2025 after missing out on last year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand

France, Iceland and Denmark have all secured their place at the 2025 European Championship.

Source: bbc.com
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Women's EURO 2025 QFs: England close in on qualification with Republic of Ireland win

England had beaten the Republic of Ireland 2-0 in Dublin in the reverse fixture

England wrapped up a routine victory against the Republic of Ireland to take one step closer to Euro 2025 qualification.

Source: bbc.com
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Women's EURO 2025 QFs: Scotland beat Slovakia after 40-minute storm delay

Having already secured their play-off spot, the Scots remain undefeated and top of Group B2

Claire Emslie’s second-half double ensured Scotland’s fourth consecutive competitive win as they beat Slovakia in a game that was interrupted by a Biblical thunderstorm.

Source: bbc.com
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Women's EURO 2025 QFs: Wales cruise to Croatia win as Fishlock equals record

Wales remain unbeaten in their Euro 2025 qualifying campaign

Wales put their European Championship qualification hopes back in their own hands with a 3-0 win over Croatia on a night where Jess Fishlock equalled Helen Ward’s goalscoring record.

Source: bbc.com
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Women's EURO 2025 QFs: Northern Ireland beat Malta to secure play-off

Northern Ireland book Euro 2025 play-off with Malta win

Northern Ireland booked their place in the Euro 2025 play-offs with a 2-0 victory over Malta at the Centenary Stadium.

Source: bbc.com
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Bielsa: 'How can you not defend your mother, your sister, a baby?'

Uruguay manager Marcelo Bielsa says his players deserve an apology from Colombia fans for the brawl that broke out following his side's Copa America semi-final defeat on Wednesday

Disorder broke out between a number of Uruguay players - led by Liverpool forward Darwin Nunez - and a set of Colombia fans in the stands at the Bank of America Stadium in North Carolina.

Source: bbc.com
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U.S. Soccer approaches Jürgen Klopp – but move unlikely

United States Soccer has begun reaching out to candidates to replace recently fired manager Gregg Berhalter, including making an overture to former Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp, but it's very unlikely that the German will take conversations further, sources have told ESPN

Klopp, 57, has been consistent in saying that he wants to take 12 months off from management after spending nearly nine years with Liverpool.

Source: espn.com
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Southgate linked with new England deal

The Football Association will attempt to convince Gareth Southgate to remain as England manager regardless of the outcome of Sunday’s final against Spain, the Telegraph reports

It was expected Southgate would leave after the Euros in Germany, his fourth major international tournament as England manager. But the FA have been impressed with the way Southgate has changed perceptions of the England team since he took charge in 2016.

Source: theguardian.com
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Man Utd close to £33.7m deal for striker Zirkzee

Manchester United are close to completing a £33.7m deal to sign Dutch striker Joshua Zirkzee from Bologna

United sources say the club are set to pay a slight premium on the £33.67m release clause in order to secure an extended payment period for the 23-year-old.

Source: bbc.com
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Matthijs de Ligt agrees terms with Manchester United as move draws closer

According to a report from French media Foot Mercato, the deal taking Matthijs de Ligt (24) from Bayern Munich to Manchester United is edging ever closer

After a difficult Premier League campaign last time out, Manchester United have made strengthening their defence a priority ahead of the upcoming season.

Source: getfootballnewsfrance.com
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Southgate warns England they must be ‘tactically perfect’ to beat Spain in final

Gareth Southgate is confident ­England have enough character and knowhow to play the “tactically ­perfect” game that will be vital to becoming European champions at Spain’s expense on Sunday

Southgate, who is wary of Luis de la Fuente’s side having an extra day to prepare for the showpiece in ­Berlin, did not downplay the size of the task that awaits England after they reached their first major final on foreign soil thanks to Wednesday’s victory over the Netherlands.

Source: theguardian.com
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Conmebol investigates clash between Nunez and fans

Conmebol has opened an investigation into the "unacceptable" scenes in which Uruguay striker Darwin Nunez clashed with Colombia fans at the Copa America in the United States

Liverpool forward Nunez was involved in an altercation with spectators in the stands after Colombia's 1-0 win in Wednesday's semi-final in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Source: bbc.com
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Athletic Club fire off warning shot to Spain and Barcelona over Nico Williams speculation

Athletic Club President Jon Uriarte has fired back at the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and Barcelona over their handling of Nico Williams in recent weeks

Speculation over his future has reached fever pitch in recent weeks, and Athletic are not happy that the RFEF have not stepped in.

Source: football-espana.net
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USA coach Gregg Berhalter fired after Copa América failure

Gregg Berhalter has been fired as manager of the United States men's national team, effective immediately, the U.S. Soccer Federation has confirmed

The announcement comes in the wake of the team's poor showing at the 2024 Copa América, in which the hosts failed to get past the group stage after defeats to Uruguay and Panama.

Source: espn.com
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Bayern sign Fulham midfielder Palhinha until 2028

Bayern Munich have signed midfielder Joao Palhinha from Fulham on a four-year-year contract until June 2028 for £42.3m, plus £4.2m in add-ons

The 28-year-old Portugal international joins the Bundesliga club a year after their initial deal to sign him collapsed.

Source: bbc.com
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Uruguay players jump in stands after Copa loss

Darwin Núñez and about a dozen Uruguay teammates went into the stands as fans brawled at Bank of America Stadium following Uruguay's 1-0 loss to Colombia in a Copa América semifinal on Wednesday night before security personnel stepped in to restore order

After Colombia sealed a 1-0 victory in Charlotte, North Carolina, videos on social media showed Uruguay players climbing into the stands and exchanging blows with opposition fans.

Source: espn.com
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Koeman accuses VAR of 'breaking football' after Dutch loss

Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman criticised the use of video assistant referees (VAR) for "breaking football" after England were awarded a contentious penalty in Tuesday's tense Euro 2024 semi-final

The Dutch had taken an early lead through Xavi Simons' powerful strike but Gareth Southgate's side were handed a lifeline when Harry Kane was caught on the follow-through by Denzel Dumfries after the England captain had already shot over the bar.

Source: bbc.com
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England to face Spain in Euro 2024 final

England will face Spain in Sunday's Euro 2024 final in Berlin after beating the Netherlands 2-1 in the semi-final

The Three Lions are hoping to go one step further than at Euro 2020 when they lost the final on penalties to Italy.

Source: bbc.com
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Uruguay vs Colombia – Who'll reach the Copa final?

Fighting for the right to head to Florida and compete in the Copa America final, Uruguay and Colombia clash in a mouthwatering semi-final at the Bank of America Stadium in North Carolina on Wednesday.

While Marcelo Bielsa's men needed the lottery of a penalty shootout to edge out Brazil, the clinical Colombians smashed five past a beleaguered Panama without reply in the quarter-finals.

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Who'll face Spain in the Euro 2024 final?

After nervously edging through the first two knockout rounds, England now aim to reach successive European Championship finals, as they meet the Netherlands in Wednesday's second Euro 2024 semi-final.

A high-stakes showdown in Dortmund determines which team progresses to Sunday's decider, where new favourites Spain will await.

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USWNT coach Emma Hayes sidesteps equal pay question, focus on Olympics

The USSF agreed in 2022 to equalize pay for players on the men's and women's national teams

United States women's coach Emma Hayes sidestepped a question on whether she should get a raise if a high-priced star such as Jürgen Klopp was hired to replace Gregg Berhalter with the American men.

Source: espn.com
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ANALYSIS | Where does Vivianne Miedema fit for Manchester City?

It was a transfer that had once seemed impossible, then slowly turned improbable, and is now complete

The Dutch center-forward and all-time leading scorer in the WSL made the shocking switch to Manchester City after seven years with Arsenal.

Source: equalizersoccer.com
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Millie Bright says Lionesses can shine light on "unacceptable situations"

. . . a week after news Blackburn are set to pay players just £9,000-a-season

England vice-captain Millie Bright has insisted there needs to be a spotlight on ‘unacceptable situations’ in the women’s game and says the Lionesses will continue to stand up for what’s right.

Source: dailymail.co.uk
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Araújo to miss rest of Copa

Uruguay defender Ronald Araújo will miss the remainder of the Copa América after suffering a muscle injury in the quarterfinals, the country's FA (AUF) said on Tuesday

Araujo suffered an injury to the back of his left thigh during the first half of Uruguay's 0-0 draw with Brazil, with Atletico Madrid's Jose Maria Gimenez replacing him before his side won on penalties.

Source: espn.com
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Koeman softens hard edges but still set on Dutch glory

Van links naar rechts (from left to right) is the song favoured by the Netherlands fans this Euros. It has nothing to do with the current political climate in the Netherlands, which is shifting more and more to the far right, but is simply a party hit which has a massive orange crowd jumping from left to right

After the Oranje beat Turkey 2-1 on Saturday night to reach the last four, the players and coaching staff joined in on the pitch at the Olympiastadion. The coach, Ronald Koeman, did too, although the 61-year-old looked a bit awkward as he stumbled around, his hair flopping up and down.

Source: theguardian.com
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Formation, Kane & impact subs - Southgate's semi-final dilemmas

England are through to the semi-finals of the Euros for a second consecutive tournament and will face the Netherlands in Dortmund on Wednesday

An improved performance against Switzerland in the quarter-finals saw them progress to the last-four on penalties but, while Gareth Southgate's side have shown resilience, they continue to do things the hard way.

Source: bbc.com
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Lionel Messi in awe as Argentina back in Copa América final

Lionel Messi said he was left in awe after Argentina and some of its remaining "old guard" defeated Canada 2-0 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, to qualify for the 2024 Copa América final

Messi scored his first goal at this year's Copa and the 14th of his career in the second half to double the lead Julián Álvarez staked Argentina to with his first-half strike.

Source: espn.com
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Kylian Mbappé: ‘My competition was a failure’

Kylian Mbappé (25) didn’t approach Euro 2024 in optimal form and he never really got going, netting just once, from the penalty spot, against Poland

The France captain was rested during Les Bleus’ final warm-up game, against Canada, and those doubts about his fitness followed him throughout the tournament. Prior to France’s Euro 2024 opener against Austria, he gave a cryptic response regarding his fitness but one that left no room for doubt – he was not at 100%.

Source: getfootballnewsfrance.com
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Lamine Yamal makes history as Spain edge past France to reach Euro 2024 final

Spain have made it six wins from six at Euro 2024 by defeating France in Munich in the first semi-final, thus booking their place in Sunday’s showpiece event

La Roja had a poor start to proceedings. Fabian Ruiz missed a guilt-edged chance inside five minutes, and moments later, Luis de la Fuente’s side fell behind. It was great work from Kylian Mbappe on the left, and his cross fell perfectly on to the head of Randal Kolo Muani, who succeeded where his Paris Saint-Germain teammate failed.

Source: football-espana.net
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Argentina-Canada in Copa América semi-final

In a rematch of the opening game at the Copa America, Canada can become the second CONCACAF side to make the final of this competition when they face the reigning champions Argentina on Tuesday at MetLife Stadium.

Both sides made the semi-finals via penalty shootouts, with La Albiceleste defeating Ecuador and the Canucks edging Venezuela, with both matches ending in a 1-1 draw after 90 minutes.

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Spain-France in Euro 2024 semi-final

Spain and France are both one game away from the Euro 2024 final ahead of Tuesday’s last-four clash, as the pair head to Munich in contrasting form but with the same target in mind.

Luis de la Fuente’s side are the only team to have triumphed in all five matches of this tournament in Germany, edging past Julian Nagelsmann’s hosts in the quarter-finals with a 2-1 extra-time victory.

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Marsch: Argentina test a 'privilege' for Canada

Canada men's national team head coach Jesse Marsch called his team's Copa América semifinal match against Lionel Messi and Argentina a "privilege" before confirming the defensive plan to limit the Argentine forward when they meet on Tuesday

"We didn't do well enough with Messi last match, he was able to run free at our goalkeeper too much," Marsch said. "We won't man mark, but we will certainly place an emphasis on how to defend him.

Source: espn.com
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Antoine Griezmann ‘not scared’ by Spain challenge in Euro 2024 showdown

Antoine Griezmann is ready for the challenge of facing Spain in Euro 2024 semi final action

After scoring just two goals in the group stages, France finished second in Group D, with a tricky knockout stage campaign taking shape.

Source: football-espana.net
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Morata: 'No respect' for me in Spain

Spain captain Álvaro Morata has said it's "probable" that Euro 2024 is his last tournament with his country and again raised the prospect of leaving Atlético Madrid, saying "in Spain there's no respect for anything or anyone"

Morata, 31, has started four of Spain's five games at the Euros so far, scoring in their 3-0 group-stage win over Croatia, and is expected to feature as his side face France in Tuesday's semifinal in Munich.

Source: espn.com
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Didier Deschamps' Kylian Mbappé update before France vs Spain Euro 2024 semi-final

Will France’s captain be fit to face Spain? Deschamps and France supporters will certainly hope so

Speaking at France’s pre-match press conference ahead Les Bleus‘ Euro 2024 semi-final clash against Spain, manager Didier Deschamps gave an update on Kylian Mbappé after the former PSG man couldn’t continue into the second period of extra-time against Portugal.

Source: getfootballnewsfrance.com
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Koeman relishes Euro 2024 semi-final clash with England

Ronald Koeman savoured the prospect of a Euro 2024 semi-final against England as “something special” after the Netherlands booked their place with a thrilling comeback win over Turkey

Two of Europe’s old powers will meet in a major tournament for the first time since 1996 after Stefan de Vrij and an own goal from Mert Muldur overturned a half-time deficit.

Source: theguardian.com
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Kylian Mbappe admits to Euro 2024 tiredness ahead of Spain v France semi final

Real Madrid star Kylian Mbappe has admitted to feeling tired as France struggle for form at Euro 2024

Les Bleus have laboured through the competition and they face a crunch semi final showdown against Spain on July 9 in Munich.

Source: football-espana.net
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Youssouf Fofana hits back at criticism of Kylian Mbappé and Antoine Griezmann

Youssouf Fofana has hit back at the criticism that Kylian Mbappé (25) and Antoine Griezmann (33) have received after France once again failed to impress en route to the semi-final of the Euros where they will face Spain on Tuesday

Despite reaching the semi-final, the pretournament favourites have done little to impress the public back home. A solid defence that has only conceded one goal has largely saved the blushes of an attack which has struggled to get off the mark.

Source: getfootballnewsfrance.com
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Defiant Southgate using ‘personal’ criticism as fuel for England success

Gareth Southgate has hit out at the personal nature of the criticism and ridicule aimed at him but said it is fuelling his attempts to guide England to glory at Euro 2024

England secured their third semi-final in four tournament appearances under Southgate after beating Switzerland on penalties and are determined to keep the journey going when they face the Netherlands in Dortmund on Wednesday.

Source: theguardian.com
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Antoine Griezmann set to be dropped for France’s Euro 2024 semi-final against Spain

France’s vice-captain Antoine Griezmann (33) is set to be dropped for France’s Euro 2024 semi-final against Spain, according to a report this Sunday from L’Equipe

Les Bleus will lock horns with La Roja this Tuesday at Munich with a spot in the final up for grabs. To counter Spain’s technical supremacy, France manager Didier Deschamps is pondering whether starting Antoine Griezmann, who has struggled so far in Germany, would prove beneficial.

Source: getfootballnewsfrance.com
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Luis de la Fuente issues Lamine Yamal warning ahead of France clash

Spain boss Luis del la Fuente is issued a note of caution over the role of Lamine Yamal and Nico Williams against France

La Roja face a crucial Euro 2024 semi final against France on July 9 after cruising past hosts Germany in the quarter finals.

Source: football-espana.net
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EURO 2024: Three Lions through to semis

For the second successive knockout fixture, England fell behind

Jordan Pickford was the shoot-out hero as England came through a stiff examination by Switzerland to book their place in the semi-finals for the second EURO running.

Source: uefa.com
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MVP: Bukayo Saka named Vivo Player of the Match

The 22-year-old Arsenal forward was named Vivo Player of the Match in England's 5-3 penalty shootout win over Switzerland on Saturday.

"The majority of England's attacks came down the right, with Saka the main threat in possession for the victors. He looked to take players on and create crossing opportunities, as well as making runs in behind." (UEFA Technical Observer panel)

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NWSL: Orlando Pride shock KC Current, open three point lead

Barbra Banda and Marta shine in the most anticipated match of 2024

Orlando Pride showed their strength and determination with an impressive 2-1 victory over Kansas City Current in a head-to-head that set up the NWSL's sole lead.

Source: mlsmultiplex.com
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EURO 2024: Orange stages comeback to upset Turkey

Ronald Koeman's side recovered from a 1-0 deficit to see off a spirited Crescent-Stars

Stefan de Vrij's equaliser and Mert Müldür's own goal six minutes later turned potential defeat into victory for the Netherlands as they edged past Türkiye in their UEFA EURO 2024 quarter-final in Berlin.

Source: uefa.com
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NWSL: Bay FC wraps up first half with 3-0 loss to Washington Spirit

In its quest to win three in a row before the Olympic break, Bay FC comes up short

Bay FC is heading into the NWSL’s Olympic break with no additional points after a 3-0 home loss to the Washington Spirit Saturday night.

Source: mercurynews.com
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MVP: Stefan De Vrij named Vivo Player of the Match

The 32-year-old Inter Milan defender was named Vivo Player of the Match in Netherlands' 2-1 quarter-final win over Turkey on Saturday.

"Solid in defending and scored a goal. Showed good initiative in the second half." (UEFA Technical Observer panel)

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Copa America 2024: Brazil crashes out

Uruguay won 4-2 to secure a spot in the semifinals next Wednesday

The 2024 Copa América tournament reached a crucial stage on Saturday, with a highly anticipated quarterfinal clash between football giants Brazil and Uruguay in Las Vegas.

Source: usatoday.com
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NWSL: Gotham FC tops Angel City FC

Gotham FC dominated Angel City FC with a 2-1 win, consolidating their position as one of the forces in the NWSL

NJ/NY Gotham FC showed why they are one of the most dangerous teams in the NWSL by beating Angel City FC 2-1, securing three valuable points before the international break.

Source: mlsmultiplex.com
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Copa America 2024: Colombia dominates Panama, progresses to semi-finals

Colombia came into the game on a 26-match unbeaten streak

The 2024 Copa América quarterfinals continued Saturday at State Farm Stadium with a match between Group D winner Colombia and upstart Panama.

Source: usatoday.com
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NWSL: Chicago Red Stars beat Houston Dash to secure playoff spot

Chicago Red Stars beat Houston Dash to win second in a row

The NWSL is the scene of many surprises, but the Chicago Red Stars stood out impressively with their second win in a row, this time over the Houston Dash.

Source: mlsmultiplex.com
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