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Why Joe Hart's Torino Move Is Good For England

I have a theory as to one reason (of many) the England National Team tends to underperform in major tournaments: the players all play in the same league. Every England international plays in the Premier League. One might argue this breeds familiarity and is therefore good for the national team, but I think it leads to a lack of stylistic variety in the team and makes the payer pool stagnant. It's basically like inbreeding, is what I'm saying.

38-Year-Old Dani Alves Earns Brazil Recall For Upcoming World Cup Qualifiers

Brazil coach Tite has left out Renan Lodi for their World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Paraguay because the Atlético Madrid full back has not had a full course of COVID-19 vaccines.

"Renan Lodi was excluded from the possibility of being called up due to his non-vaccination," Tite, who recalled Dani Alves and Philippe Coutinho, told reporters on Thursday. "He missed the chance to compete (for a place)."

Cristiano Ronaldo: 'I Don't Want To Be Here To Fight To Be In Sixth Place'

Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo is hopeful he can recover from a minor muscle injury in time to feature in Saturday's Premier League match against Aston Villa.

The Portugal international missed United's 1-0 FA Cup third round win over Villa on Monday but is keeping his "fingers crossed" that he can return to action at the weekend.

Weston McKennie’s Teammates Can’t Keep Their Hands Off His Hair After Latest Goal

Heading into what could be one of the biggest years of his career, Weston McKennie is playing superbly right now. The Juventus midfielder has played every second for the club in 2022, including all 120 minutes in the Supercoppa Italia on Wednesday at the San Siro. Though Inter Milan pulled off a 2-1 comeback to take the trophy, McKennie scored a great goal, after which we saw how much his teammates love him — or at least how much they really want an excuse to touch his gorgeous hair. 

The Stars Are Aligning For Dest And Pulisic To Become Chelsea Teammates, Here’s Why

The Sergiño Dest Chelsea rumors are at an all-time high for the 2022 winter transfer window. Dest has been seeking a move away from the Catalan club for some time now as the American has fallen out of favor with Barcelona’s new manager, Xavi.

El Sabroso Gol Que Marcelo Flores Le Hizo Al Chelsea En La Papa John's Trophy

Marcelo Flores es oficialmente un jugador de la Sub-18 del Arsenal. Sin embargo, los Gunners poco a poco comienzan a foguear al mediocampista mexicano en divisiones mayores del club y hasta lo han invitado a entrenamientos con el primer equipo.

Esta semana en particular, Flores debutó en la categoría Sub-23 y hace unas horas sumó minutos en la Sub-21. En esta última, además, se dio el lujo de convertirle un bello gol al Chelsea en la EFL Papa John's Trophy.

Andy Carroll Hits 2 Contenders For Goal Of The Season, But Both Are Ruled Out For Offside

Relegation-threatened Reading got absolutely hammered by promotion hopefuls Fulham in the Championship on Tuesday — losing 7-0 at the Madejski to braces from Harry Wilson and Aleksandar Mitrović and further goals from Kenny Tete, Neeskens Kebano and Tosin Adarabioyo. 

In a poetically fitting way, Reading's 33-year-old striker Andy Carroll also had two outrageous efforts ruled out for being clearly offside. 

You Can Sign Roberto Carlos To Your Sunday League Team For £5 On eBay (Yes, It’s Real)

Sick of showing up for your Sunday League match with half your team hungover and the other half 15 minutes late? Tired of getting your ass handed to you by organized opposition in your local amateur league? Are you just over teammates who take free kicks with all the power and accuracy of a plastic bag blowing in the wind? Well, if you’ve got £5, you can change all of that — at least for one game.

Former Galatasaray And Turkey Defender Ahmet Calik Killed In Car Crash

Former Galatasaray and Turkey defender Ahmet Calik has died in a car crash, aged 27, his club Konyaspor confirmed on Tuesday.

Dicen Que No Descansa: Andrés Guardado Superó Un Impresionante Récord De Hugo Sánchez

Andrés Guardado no es un jugador que destaque por hacer trucos dentro del campo, pero nadie puede negar su constancia y regularidad. El mexicano es lo que llaman un metrónomo. Y si bien eso puedo sonar aburrido, sobre todo para la gente que quiere fuegos artificiales, en el sabor vainilla de su carrera, Guardado igual se las arregló hoy para conseguir algo increíble: superar a Hugo Sánchez como el mexicano con más partidos en Europa.

Este domingo 9 de enero, Guardado alcanzó su partido número 496 al otro lado del Atlántico.

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