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Stéphanie Frappart to make history as the first woman to referee a men’s World Cup match

cnn — When a referee generates column inches, it is normally some indictment of their performance; the result of an uproar after a controversial decision. But Stephanie Frappart‘s traditional anonymity has been broken for a different reason – she will make history on Thursday as the first woman to referee a men’s World Cup match. …

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The book of football: how Fever Pitch was a gamechanger

Rare is the literary genre revolutionized by a single book. It’s difficult to think of many instances when a title is not only groundbreaking in form and content but also sells in huge quantities, changing the entire literary landscape it inhabits. Don Quixote is often credited as being the first novel, but Cervantes was establishing …

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JOE BERNSTEIN: Resignation of Juventus board is another blow for the European Super League

The mass resignation of the Juventus board amidst investigations into financial impropriety caused shockwaves beyond Italy’s most famous club. It also meant another major blow to those pressing for a European Super League. Among the departures was Juve president Andrea Agnelli, one of its most enthusiastic backers. He declared he was ‘convinced by the beauty …

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Christian Pulisic’s “It’s Called Soccer” Shirt

About Christian Pulisic’s “It’s Called Soccer” Shirt refers to a photoshopped image of American soccer player Christian Pulisic’s undershirt made to read, “It’s called soccer,” in reference to the debate between calling the sport “soccer” or “football.” Pulisic’s original shirt read, “Man in the Mirror” (referencing the MJ song). The “It’s called soccer” version of …

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World Cup Group D madness, as Australia and Tunisia pull off stunners

Martin Rogers FOX Sports Insider DOHA, Qatar — It has been a World Cup filled with shocks, but this was a new twist. Two upsets — huge ones, too — happening at exactly the same time. Group D came to a thrilling conclusion Wednesday, as defending champion France was stunned 1-0 by Tunisiawhile Australia remarkably …

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Eduard Streltsov – The Greatest European Footballer Never to Play in World Cup

Pele, Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane…. It’s a never-ending list when talking about the greatest there is to play the beautiful game of football. In between all these star-studded names, quite a few get left off. And a few have been forgotten in the sands of time. Eduard Streltsov is one such …

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Japan can again prove they can match it with the FIFA World Cup’s “golden standard” — but will Hajime Moriyasu let them?

In his pre-match news conference on Wednesday ahead of a decisive 2022 FIFA World Cup Group E clash against former champions Spain, Japan coach Hajime Moriyasu once again expressed his admiration for European football. “The golden standard in the world” is what Moriyasu used as a description. Just last week, ahead of their tournament opener …

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World Cup 2022: Wales’ next journey starts with a new identity – Ashley Williams

Host nation: Qatar Dates: November 20-December 18 Coverages: Live on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru, BBC Sounds and the BBC Sport website and app. Day-by-day TV listings – Full coverage details Wales are going home from this World Cup and it’s time to think about what …

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Which teams overcame dire starts to qualify for the World Cup knockouts? | World Cup

“Before Niklas Fullkrug’s equalizer against Spain, it looked like Germany would lose their first two games yet still potentially go through. Has this happened at a World Cup before? And, if not, which team that qualified for the knockout rounds has the worst record after two group games?” asks Amanda Jackson. The short answer is …

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