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US men's soccer team following American women in France - After failing to qualify for their World Cup last year, the U.S. men's soccer team is following the American women in France as their World Cup. "We've been watching every game and paying close attention," defender Tim Ream said Tuesday ahead of the U.S.

NPL club Melbourne Knights puts hand up for National Second-Division as it calls for immediate promotion and relegation - Goal.com Victorian National Premier League side Melbourne Knights have officially thrown their hat in the ring for inclusion in the National Second Division. The club, which was founded in 1953, penned a nine-page 'commentary' piece on previously published plans for an official second division in Australia which were released last week.

FIFA Women's World Cup Save of the Day: Sari van Veenendaal saves Japan's attempt in second half Netherlands Sari van Veenendaal saves Japan’s attempt in second half at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.

FIFA Women's World Cup Goal of the Day: Lieke Martens scores the opening goal against Japan Netherlands player Lieke Martens scores the opening goal against Japan at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Disappointing! Ghanaians react after 2-2 deadlock with Benin in Afcon 2019 opener Many Ghanaians were left crestfallen by the Black Stars' inability to begin their Africa Cup of Nations campaign with a win over Benin.

2034 FIFA World Cup in ASEAN: The stadiums that will be eligible to host the tournament A joint-bid from the ASEAN nations to host the 2034 FIFA World Cup was confirmed on the 23rd of June, 2019 by Thailand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha.

Afcon 2019: Ighalo will start against Guinea, Gernot Rohr confirms Following his match-winning heroics against Burundi, the China based forward is set to start for the Super Eagles on Wednesday.

PLAYER RATINGS: Selangor FA vs Pahang FA - Goal.com Find out which players shined and which flopped, when Selangor triumphed over an under-strength Pahang in their Super League encounter on Tuesday. Khairul Azhan Khalid - 7/10. The two goals condeded by the hosts were admittedly brilliant ones, but perhaps the custodian could have done better to keep a clean sheet.

Sydney FC to play PSG in pre-season Reigning A-League champions Sydney FC have locked in a pre-season match against PSG to be played in China on July 30. The French heavyweights were originally scheduled to play Espanyol on July 27 with Europa League qualifiers ultimately seeing the Spanish club have to withdraw.

The Women's World Cup Today crew shares their final thoughts from the Round of 16 Alexi Lalas, Ari Hingst, Kate Gill, Eni Aluko and Kelly Smith share their final thoughts on the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup and the Round of 16.

The United States' Lindsey Horan checks in as the US prepares for the FIFA Women's World Cup quarterfinals USWNT star Lindsey Horan talks to fans following the United States’ win over Spain at the quarterfinals.

Ghana v Benin Match Report, 25/06/2019 Africa Cup of Nations Match Report for Ghana v Benin on 25 June 2019, includes all goals and incidents. Have your say on the game in the comments.

Man City news: ‘This is the last one' - David Silva confirms he will leave Etihad Stadium after next season - Goal.com David Silva has confirmed that next season will be his last at Manchester City. The midfielder is heading into his 10th season with the Premier League champions, having signed with the club from Valencia in 2010.

Alexi Lalas: An ode to the FIFA Women's World Cup Alexi Lalas celebrates the emotional journey of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup with an original song.

Alexi Lalas joins Women's World Cup NOW Alexi Lalas joins Aaron West and Karina LeBlanc to discuss the quarterfinals of the Women's World Cup.

Gernot Rohr keeps faith with goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi despite blunder against Burundi - Goal.com Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has once again jumped to the defence of Daniel Akpeyi, and has hinted that he will be in goal in their Africa Cup of Nations clash against Guinea on Wednesday.

Afcon 2019: Guinea a 'banana peel' for Nigeria - Henry Nwosu Former Green Eagles midfielder Henry Nwosu has warned the Super Eagles against taking the Syli Nationale of Guinea for granted, ahead of their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Group B clash in Alexandria on Wednesday.

Newcastle next manager: Giovanni van Bronckhorst interested in replacing Rafa Benitez, agent reveals - Goal.com Former Feyenoord boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst is interested in succeeding Rafael Benitez at Newcastle, his agent has revealed. It was confirmed on Monday that Benitez will leave the north-east club when his contract expires on Sunday after talks over a new deal broke down, bringing to an end his three-and-a-half year stay at St James' Park.

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup: Netherlands' Lieke Martens scores the game-winning penalty vs. Japan - HIGHLIGHTS What a moment for the Netherlands! After a hand ball in the box, Lieke Martens stepped to the spot and scored her second goal of the match to send Japan home in the knockout stage at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Manchester City news: 'Bernardo Silva will succeed Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in Ballon d'Or race' - Goal.com Manchester City and Portugal star Bernardo Silva will win the Ballon d'Or when Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo begin to show signs of decline or retire, according to former Selecao star Paulo Futre.

EXTRA TIME: How Africa reacted to Cameroon's winning start in Afcon 2019 If anyone was worried that all is not well in the Cameroon camp, the team put those concerns to rest in their opening Africa Cup of nations game.

Elizabeth Addo, Tabitha Chawinga lift Chinese Women's FA Cup title with Jiangsu Suning Ghana's Elizabeth Addo and Malawi's Tabitha Chawinga played a vital role in Jiangsu Suning's 5-1 Chinese Women's FA Cup final triumph over Shanghai. Having crushed Wuhan 10-2 on aggregate in the semi-finals to advance, Jiangsu forced a 1-1 first-leg draw at Shanghai before the second leg's big win at home on Sunday.

Premier League transfer news: Everton complete permanent Andre Gomes signing in €25m move from Barcelona - Goal.com Everton have signed Andre Gomes from Barcelona for a fee of €25 million. The Portugal midfielder has signed a five-year deal at Goodison Park to become their second signing of the summer after Huddersfield Town goalkeeper Jonas Lossl joined on a free transfer.

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup: Japan's Yui Hasegawa's gorgeous goal makes it 1-1 vs. Netherlands - HIGHLIGHTS What a response by Japan! Just before the halftime whistle, Japan put together a lovely combination and Yui Hasegawa scored an absolute beauty to tie things up at 1-1 vs. Netherlands in the knockout stage at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.

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