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World Cup opposition grows as major European Leagues condemn plans

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Europe’s major football leagues have formally joined the opposition to FIFA’s plan to hold the World Cup every two years. The European Leagues believe the proposition is not the answer to the problem of the already packed footballing calendar. Among the thirteen signatures were the Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, Liga Portugal, French …

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Report: Gareth Southgate weighs up proposed World Cup changes

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Gareth Southgate has weighed up the pros and cons of a World Cup every two years if FIFA’s latest initiative is given the green light. He said he is “open-minded” to the concept after meeting with Arsène Wenger, FIFA’s chief of global football management, but insists football’s current framework must change for the better if …

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Report: Derby County and EFL ‘close’ to settlement

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Derby County and the Football League’s long feud could be ‘close’ to its end, according to The Telegraph. Both parties are searching for a settlement to resolve the financial regulation breaches Derby were charged with 18 months ago. In June, Derby escaped a points deduction and were fined £100,000 by an Independent Disciplinary Commission for …

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Unhappy Lyon focus on squad clearout with Houssem Aouar included

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Numerous players are reportedly set to leave Lyon after the director of sport – Juninho – decided to target fixing the squad’s attitude problem, according to French radio station RMC Sport. Certain Lyon players have been allegedly singled out after Lyon lost 3-0 to Angers at the weekend. At the forefront of names included in …

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Report: Jordan Henderson set for new Liverpool contract

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Jordan Henderson has reportedly agreed in principle to sign a new contract at Liverpool, according to The Athletic. The 31-year-old’s Anfield future was originally in doubt after it was believed contract talks between the club and the Liverpool captain were “sensitive” and “complicated”. However, Henderson now looks set to extend his stay at Anfield by …

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Blackburn Rovers accept new £15m offer from Southampton for Adam Armstrong

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Blackburn Rovers have confirmed they have accepted an offer worth up to £15 million from Southampton for striker Adam Armstrong. The 24-year-old striker scored 29 times for Rovers last season and has less than 12 months remaining on his contract. Newcastle are set to be significant winners of the transfer after a reported 40 per …

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