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Neymar Becomes First Playable Athlete In Fortnite

PSG and Brazil star Neymar will become the first athlete to be part of the popular video game Fortnite, Epic Games announced.

As part of the launch of the sixth season of the "Primal" game, players will be able to fight as Neymar as they compete to win it all in Battle Royale.

England Drops Trent Alexander-Arnold, Recalls Jesse Lingard For World Cup Qualifiers

LONDON - England manager Gareth Southgate has dropped Liverpool full back Trent Alexander-Arnold from his squad while recalling on-loan West Ham midfielder Jesse Lingard for this month's World Cup qualifying matches against San Marino, Albania and Poland.

Alexander-Arnold has been a regular in the England squad since breaking into the side ahead of the 2018 World Cup but Southgate said his form had cost him his spot.

Former Captain Daniele De Rossi Joins Italy’s Coaching Staff

Former Italy captain Daniele De Rossi has joined Roberto Mancini's national team staff as technical coach, the Italian Federation said on Thursday.

Ex-Roma midfielder De Rossi is fourth on Italy’s all-time appearance list having played 117 times for the Azzurri, and takes up his first coaching role after retiring from playing last year when he left Boca Juniors.

Pulisic Celebrates USMNT Call-Up With Coast-To-Coast Dime To Put Away Atlético

Last year, Atlético Madrid came to England and stunned reigning champion Liverpool. On Wednesday, the same team came to England and limped out of the competition, with American Christian Pulisic setting up the dagger in a 2-0 victory at Stamford Bridge. Thomas Tuchel’s side thoroughly stifled Diego Simeone’s men for a 3-0 aggregate victory in the Champions League Round of 16, and Pulisic provided the assist on the final nail in Atleti’s coffin.

Gladbach’s Idea Of Punishing A U-23 Coach Is Truly Fucked Up

Heiko Vogel, a former Champions League coach at FC Basel now managing the Borussia Mönchengladbach U-23s, was charged with “unsporting behavior” toward referees during a recent match. His so-called punishment might have been more offensive than the transgression itself. 

Sex Abuse Review Finds ‘Significant Institutional Failings’ In English FA

England's Football Association acted much too slowly to protect children against sexual abuse in the sport because of its own "significant institutional failings," a review into historic child abuse concluded.

The independent review, commissioned by English football's governing body in 2016, found there were at least 240 suspects and 692 survivors of sexual abuse as of August last year.

The review was launched after a victim broke taboo by speaking in public about how he was abused as a young footballer by his coach, encouraging many others to break their silence.

Luck Of The Irish: How Football Has Become More Than A Game In The Republic Of Ireland

There is an Irish saying that goes Tiocfaidh ár lá, which translates to "our day will come." This refers to the day that Ireland will no longer be divided; when Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland will finally come together as the single nation they were before British rule.

It is a phrase that is strongly laced politically and has some negative connotations in connection with the IRA, but it is ultimately a fight for freedom guided by hope.

The hope that Irish people will one day be united.

Manchester City Is Playing The Total Football That Cruyff Dreamed Of

Manchester City cantered into the Champions League quarterfinals at a conservational pace by putting Borussia Mönchengladbach away inside 20 minutes during their last-16 second leg in Budapest on Tuesday. Enjoyable goals from Kevin De Bruyne and İlkay Gündoğan made it 2-0 on the night and 4-0 on aggregate, making the final hour of the game an exercise in talking about Sergio Agüero’s future. 

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