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Sep 27, 2022 The “butterfly effect” which Barcelona president Joan Laporta imagined when he mortgaged chunks of the club’s future so he could immediately invest a couple of hundred million euros in transfer fees and wages, was that of an isolated, unattractive footballing larva transforming into a beautiful, colourful, much-admired creature. However, the impact which
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4:43 PM ET MURCIA, Spain — The United States men’s national team played its final warmup match for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, and while the performance was an improvement over last Friday’s 2-0 defeat to Japan, a 0-0 draw against Saudi Arabia on Tuesday wasn’t exactly what the Americans were hoping for either.
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9:04 AM ET Qatar has called up hundreds of civilians, including diplomats summoned back from overseas, for mandatory military service operating security checkpoints at World Cup stadiums, according to a source and documents seen by Reuters. The conscripts are training to manage stadium security queues, frisk fans and detect contraband like alcohol, drugs or weapons
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4:43 PM ET England rallied from two goals down to take the lead momentarily before drawing 3-3 with Germany in a thrilling UEFA Nations League group stage finale at Wembley Stadium on Monday night. Second-half goals from Ilkay Gundogan and Kai Havertz looked to have Germany on their way to victory, but Luke Shaw and
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12:25 PM ET Associated Press Right-back Reggie Cannon will miss the United States‘ last World Cup warm-up game against Saudi Arabia on Tuesday because of a groin strain, becoming the latest addition to the team’s lengthy injury list. The U.S. Soccer Federation said Sunday that Cannon is expected to be sidelined for several weeks. –
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4:45 PM ET Captain Virgil van Dijk netted a second-half winner as the Netherlands beat neighbours Belgium 1-0 on Sunday to clinch top spot in their Nations League group and a place in next year’s finals tournament. Van Dijk powered home a header from a corner in the 73rd minute at the Amsterdam Arena on
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3:56 PM ET DUSSELDORF, Germany — United States men’s national team manager Gregg Berhalter conceded that his side has “work to do” ahead of the World Cup following a 2-0 friendly defeat to Japan in which the Americans struggled against the Samurai Blue’s press. Japan applied pressure throughout the opening 45 minutes, limiting the U.S.
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