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USMNT hosts friendly with Morocco for World Cup preparations

The upcoming USMNT friendly against Morocco begins preparations for the 2022 World Cup. In a normal World Cup year, late May and very early June have specific roles. Nations announce squads, make last-minute preparations and send the sides off with a slew of send-off games. This year, the World Cup is in Qatar. The blisteringly hot summers pushed the tournament …

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US star Pulisic wants more game time at Chelsea

Cincinnati (AFP) – Christian Pulisic insists he needs more playing time at Chelsea to ensure he arrives at the World Cup in the best form possible. Chelsea’s American midfielder has failed to cement a starting slot under Thomas Tuchel at Stamford Bridge and knows he needs consistent minutes with the tournament in Qatar fast approaching. Asked if he sees his future …

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How the Serie A title came down to the two Milan clubs

The thrilling Serie A campaign came to a slightly anticlimactic close. Milan smashed Sassuolo 3-0 in a do-or-die game. Yet, this season had no shortage of ups and downs for the Rossoneri. A well-earned summit to top Serie A yields a summer-long celebration. Meanwhile, the club’s city rivals ponder how the title slipped out of their hands. Preseason expectations Coming …

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War-torn Ukraine dream of World Cup morale boost

Glasgow (AFP) – Ukraine’s national team are dreaming of a place at the World Cup to bring some relief to a war-torn nation as they face Scotland in a playoff semi-final on Wednesday. Oleksandr Petrakov’s side have not played a competitive match since Russia’s invasion in February. Their trip to Scotland was postponed in March to give Ukraine the chance …

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Alvaro Morata’s stance on joining Arsenal this summer revealed

Alvaro Morata’s view on joining Arsenal in the 2022 summer transfer has been revealed. Morata has spent the previous two campaigns plying his trade in the Serie A with Juventus. The Spaniard has been on loan in Turin from Spanish powerhouse, Atletico Madrid. During his latest stint in Italy, Morata has provided a decent number of goals, but nothing to …

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Zinchenko dreams of giving World Cup joy to Ukraine

Glasgow (AFP) – Ukraine’s Oleksandr Zinchenko broke down in tears on Tuesday as he expressed what a place at the World Cup would mean to his war-torn homeland. For the first time since Russia’s invasion, Ukraine return to competitive action against Scotland in Wednesday’s World Cup playoff semi-final at Hampden Park. The match was postponed in March, just weeks after …

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