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Australia Coach Wants Messi Included In What He Calls Tokyo’s “Group Of Dreams”

MELBOURNE - Upbeat Australia coach Graham Arnold has urged Argentina to bring Lionel Messi to the Olympics and described their tough pool as Tokyo's "group of dreams.”

Drawn with twice champions Argentina, 1992 winners Spain and Egypt, the “Olyroos” face an uphill battle to reach the knockout rounds of the 16-team tournament, their first Games since Beijing in 2008.

Egypt Is Dead Set On Getting Mohamed Salah To The Olympic Games

The manager of the Egypt national under-23 team, Shawky Gharib, hinted at the presence of Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah at the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics.

"The only senior player who has been chosen is Mohamed Salah, he's one of the three best players in the world," the coach said. "The remaining choices will depend on the team's need." 

Pero Qué Gentil: Osote De Arquero Canadiense Le Da Los Boletos Olímpicos A México

México no se quedó a medio camino como Estados Unidos y consiguió los soñados boletos a los Juegos Olímpicos de Japón. El Tri venció 2-0 a Canadá, en un duelo que quedará marcado por el error fatal del arquero James Pantemis.

U.S. Men’s Team “Devastated” At Latest Olympic Qualifying Failure

The United States are "absolutely devastated" at missing out on qualification for the Olympic men's soccer tournament following Sunday's 2-1 defeat to Honduras, said coach Jason Kreis.

Defeat in the semifinals of the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament means the United States will miss a third successive Games, with their last appearance coming in Beijing.

Nightmare Howler Costs U.S. Men Trip To Olympics

Chalk up another missed opportunity for the U.S. men’s soccer program to qualify for an international competition. For the third straight time, the U.S. men failed to qualify for the Olympics, losing 2-1 to Honduras after a horrific howler from the American keeper on Sunday evening in Guadalajara, Mexico.

¿De Dónde Vienen Los Abucheos A JJ Macías?

México venció a Estados Unidos 1-0 y terminó con campaña perfecta su paso por el Grupo A del Preolímpico Concacaf. Tras el partido, la alegría inundaba a los jugadores del Tri, con excepción de José Juan Macías. JJ jugó ante el USYNT, pero a los 69 minutos fue sustituido por su entrenador, Jimmy Lozano. Sí, un cambio es algo normal en el fútbol, sin embargo, el problema es que mientras JJ salía del campo fue abucheado intensamente por los propios aficionados de la selección mexicana.

Five USMNT Players That Could've Played For Mexico At The Olympics

The dispute over dual nationality players escalated to a new magnitude before the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship as five players chose the USMNT over Mexico, although the Mexican federation was able to get Efraín Álvarez to play with Tata Martino's senior side.

Benito Mussolini’s Great-Grandson Signs Professional Contract With Lazio

ROME - The great-grandson of Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini has signed his first professional contract with Serie A soccer team Lazio.

Romano Floriani Mussolini, 18, was called up to the Roman club’s Under-19 team in February and has featured in four of their last five matches, earning a three-year deal.

The teenager, son of Alessandra Mussolini, a former member of the European parliament for the Forza Italia party, posted a picture of himself signing a contract on his Instagram page, where he goes by the name Romano Floriani.

De Malagón A Córdova: En Apenas 14 Segundos, México Sub-23 Construyó Un Poema De Gol

México avanzó sin despeinarse a las semifinales del Preolímpico de la Concacaf. El Tri venció 3-0 a Costa Rica, en una actuación sólida y coronada por un fantástico gol de Sebastián Córdova. De jogo bonito, de tiki-taka.

En la previa, el duelo ante los ticos aparecía más complejo que el debut ante República Dominicana. Sin embargo, más allá de los ásperos roces que se produjeron entre varios jugadores ante la permisiva actuación del árbitro salvadoreño Iván Barton, México sacó la tarea con una facilidad pasmante.

Sebastián Córdova’s By Far The Best Player At The Concacaf Olympic Qualifiers

When listening to people discuss the merits of the U.S. U-23 side on a player-by-player basis, it’s interesting to take note of this particular ilk of big-brained soccer ‘splainer as nothing more than a snake oil salesman well-versed in misleading radar plots.

What I can tell you for sure is that they don’t know the strengths and weaknesses of 19-year-old João "Johnny" Lucas de Souza Cardoso, they don’t spend much time watching Internacional in the Brasileiro and their sage words of advice for Jason Kreis are worth even less than their 8K Twitter followers.

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