Soccer

Premier League players will no longer kneel before games

While Premier League players will continue to kneel in protest against racism this season, they announced on Wednesday that the gesture will no longer be at every game. Players will kneel, for example, at the opening games of the Premier League season this weekend and again on Boxing Day (December 26); Racism awareness fortnight in …

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Ronaldo and United, De Jong and Barcelona: three transfer lessons

Let’s try something different in this week’s newsletter: a journey through modern football in three (vaguely related) stories. 1. Romance is a one-way street The story, as already told, was the one people wanted to hear, the version they needed to believe. So it was: Cristiano Ronaldo, the most beloved graduate of Manchester United, tried …

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Scott Vermillion, a former American football professor, had a CTE

Scott Vermillion’s family members are still struggling to articulate the emotions they experienced last November when they received a phone call from doctors. Vermillion, a former MLS player, died almost a year earlier, on Christmas Day 2020, at the age of 44. The direct cause was severe alcohol and prescription drug poisoning, his family said. …

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Paulo Dybala, Juventus and the problem with Italy

Even more interesting is the apparent apathy outside of Italy. Dybala, the player who had previously conquered the fantasy of Manchester United, Tottenham, Barcelona and Real Madrid, received only one serious offer from abroad, from Sevilla, the big collector of Mercury Argentine forwards. The catch is that he has a significant reduction in salary. One …

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Chile pierced with intent to establish Ecuador in the World Cup

The intention of Chile to expose the South American, Ecuadorian, from the World Cup fragmented the world, when a disciplinary panel of the football world rector body recaptured an advertisement that Ecuador had allied itself with a southern non-Ecuadorian part. . Byron Castillo turned his back on the lathe, because Chile is not the only …

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