FIFA offers 20,000 free tickets for Women's World Cup amid poor New Zealand sales

FIFA said it is giving away 20,000 free tickets for Women's World Cup games in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Dunedin amid concerns about the slow pace of sales in New Zealand.

Co-hosts Australia have snapped up the lion's share of the 1 million tickets sold so far, with their 'Matildas' team seen as a genuine title threat.

Relegation is coming to the US, but don't expect to see Messi in the USL Championship next year

Major League Soccer is preparing to enter a new era following the arrival of the Greatest Of All Time, but the wall-to-wall coverage of Lionel Messi's movements in Miami has been momentarily broken by a seismic shift from America's second division, the USL.

Inter Miami sacrifica a Rodolfo Pizarro para hacerle espacio a Messi y Busquets

La llegada de Lionel Messi y Sergio Busquets se ha cobrado una víctima en el Inter Miami: el mexicano Rodolfo Pizarro.

Debido a las estrictas reglas de la MLS, el equipo de Florida necesitaba deshacerse de uno de sus jugadores franquicias o designated players para hacer espacio salarial ante el arribo de ambas figuras internacionales. Y apenas se abrió el mercado de pases de la liga, este miércoles 5 de julio, la cabeza de Pizarro – uno de esos DP – rodó.

Canada’s national teams could be unable to schedule future friendlies due to financial crisis

Canada Soccer is in a dire financial situation and eventually could be forced into bankruptcy, TSN reported Tuesday.

The women's national team is scheduled to compete in the World Cup next month, and the men are playing in the Gold Cup this week. Beyond that, the teams might not be able to play during international windows this fall, per the report.

Introducing the greatest home decor website of them all

It's always an extremely hit-or-miss trip to the thrift store when you're looking for knickknacks to adorn your shelves. You need to spot something that immediately speaks to your sensibilities, but what if you rounded a corner and bam! You saw this holy union of home decor and soccer staring right back at you.

This would be a legendary thrifting experience. 

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Messi's move to MLS is a creative deal that follows in the footsteps of David Beckham

Few would doubt Lionel Messi’s impact on European football. The scorer of 474 goals during his long career at Barcelona, he has been named the best footballer in the world a record seven times.

Now we are about to see what impact Messi will have on football in America. For the Argentine, who has spent the last two seasons playing for Paris Saint-Germain, has decided not to accept offers to play in Saudi Arabia, and is joining Inter Miami in Florida instead.

Kylian Mbappé won’t renew PSG contract next year meaning club could sell him this summer

Kylian Mbappe has told Paris Saint-Germain he will not take up the option of a one-year extension in his contract when it expires next June, L'Equipe reported, with the France forward adding that the club had been notified of his decision last year.

Mbappe, a World Cup winner in 2018, confirmed his decision in a letter to the club and could even be sold this summer as PSG will seek to avoid losing him for free, according to the local reports.

Five players who could join Lionel Messi at Inter Miami

Lionel Messi is in the bag. Oh, yeah! Inter Miami defeated FC Barcelona and a colossal offer from Saudi Arabia to snatch the Argentine star in a move labeled as a new dawn for MLS.

However, business is not over. Several reports say Messi will not be the only top-tier player arriving in Florida. In fact, at least five other names are being linked to Inter Miami to help him in this adventure. And all of them are good friends of the Rosario native. 

Saudi Pro League land their next massive signing: Chelsea's N’Golo Kanté

Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante will sign for Saudi Arabia champions Al-Ittihad on a two-year deal, Al Ekhbariya TV said on Wednesday.

Al Ekhbariya added the contract with the 32-year-old, who won the 2018 World Cup with France, has an option to be extended for another year.

If the deal is completed as expected, Kante will line up alongside compatriot Karim Benzema who signed a three-year contract with the Saudi side on Tuesday.

Messi wants to return to Barcelona, says his father/agent

Lionel Messi, who last week played his last game for Paris St Germain, is open to making a return to LaLiga side Barcelona, the Argentine forward's father said on Monday.

Barça were forced to let their talisman leave in 2021 because his high wages coupled with strict LaLiga financial rules could have jeopardized the club's future.

Messi, who joined Barcelona's youth set-up aged 13 and went on to become the club's all-time top scorer and appearance maker with 672 goals in 778 games in all competitions, moved to PSG as a free agent on a two-year contract.