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Euro 2024 qualifying groups: Italy faces England, France lands the Netherlands

FRANKFURT, Germany - Defending champions Italy will face England in their Euro 2024 qualifying group, a repeat of last year's tournament final, following the draw on Sunday in Frankfurt's Festhalle.

The Italians, who beat England 3-2 on penalties at London's Wembley stadium in 2021 to lift the trophy will also play North Macedonia, who prevented Roberto Mancini's side from reaching the World Cup, and Malta in Group C.

Birmingham City fans chant ‘U-S-A’ after American defender Auston Trusty scores twice in 3-0 victory

American defender Auston Trusty was the hero for EFL Championship side Birmingham City on Saturday after scoring a brace in his team’s 3-0 victory vs. Bristol City.

The 24-year-old from Media, Pennsylvania, isn’t known for scoring goals. Trusty had three goals across 181 games in his club career coming into the game. Saturday’s clash with Bristol City will be one that the Arsenal loanee never forgets.

Another weekend, another Erling Haaland goal — This kid just can’t stop scoring

MANCHESTER — Erling Haaland scored for the 10th game in a row in all club competitions as Manchester City cruised to a 4-0 win at home to Southampton on Saturday to move to the top of the Premier League.

The Norwegian striker had endured a difficult afternoon by his usual prolific standards but eventually got on the scoresheet in the 65th minute to grab City's fourth goal after first-half strikes from Joao Cancelo and Phil Foden plus a volley after the interval from Riyad Mahrez.

Christian Pulisic scores his first goal of the season after manager Graham Potter starts him

Christian Pulisic opened his scoring account for the 2022-23 season on Saturday as he scored in Chelsea’s 3-0 victory against Wolves. After drama with former manager Thomas Tuchel and limited starts, the Pulisic goal vs Wolves ends his 150-day scoring drought for Chelsea.

Controversial VAR decision robs USWNT of equalizer in 2-1 defeat to England

76,893 fans packed into Wembley Stadium on Friday to watch England defeat the United States women’s national team 2-1 in a wildly entertaining friendly. The game had a bit of everything including two controversial VAR decisions that went against the U.S.

The game got off to a brutal start for the USWNT when Alana Cook had a nightmare at the back. In the ninth minute a dangerous but clearable cross from Beth Mead came into the box and Cook failed to get it clear. Lauren Hemp jumped on the failed clearance and tucked in the game’s opener

USWNT and England reveal “protect the players” banner in message of support for NWSL victims

The United States women’s national team and England’s national team shared a moment before Friday’s friendly to show support for all the victims of the NWSL’s abuse scandal. An independent investigation from Sally Q. Yates and King & Spalding LLP revealed the top women’s soccer league in the U.S. had a systemic misconduct and abuse problems.

Moneybags Mbappé beats Messi and Ronaldo on Forbes’ top 10 highest-paid soccer players list

Forbes has revealed its list for the highest-paid soccer players 2022. For the first time since 2014, neither Lionel Messi nor Cristiano Ronaldo sit at No. 1 on the list. The era of Messi and Ronaldo is starting to fade and a kid from France sits upon the money throne.

Erling Haaland to be banned for being too good? Funny joke, says Pep Guardiola.

MANCHESTER, England - Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola smiled on Friday at jokey petitions calling for striker Erling Haaland to be banned for being too good and said the Norwegian had a natural goalscoring instinct that was impossible to teach.

Alex Morgan, Mal Pugh among USWNT players to miss Friday’s England friendly

United States women’s national team fans watching Friday’s friendly might be asking, “why is Alex Morgan not playing vs England?”

Morgan is among several big-name players for the U.S. that will miss the massive game between the defending World Cup champions and the Euro 2022 winners.

England and USWNT to show support for NWSL players Friday at Wembley Stadium

England and the United States will come together to show their support for the victims of the abuse scandal that has rocked the U.S. National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) when the countries meet in a friendly on Friday, Lionesses forward Beth Mead said.

An independent investigation this week showed abuse and misconduct "had become systemic" in the American top-flight and that the league, teams and governing body U.S. Soccer failed to adequately protect players.

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