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Holme Church Lane, Beverley, Yorkshire
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Bricknell Rangers (Jnrs) »
Male, U18, U15
Brooklands Juniors »
Clapham Ave, Ings Road, Hull
Male, U12
Camerton Cougars Afc (Jnrs) »
Frome Road, Longhill Estate, Hull
Male, U13
Courts Fc (Jnrs) »
Courtway Road, Hull, East Riding Of Yorkshire
Male, Female, U14, U13
East Hull Community Football Club »
Male, U13
East Riding County Rep Team »
Inglemire Lane, Hull, Humberside
Male, Female, U18
Easy Access »
220 Inglemire Lane, Hull, Yorkshire
Male, U16
Hessle Town Women And Girls »
Winthorpe Road, First Lane, Hessle
Male, Female, U16, U14, U10
Hornsea Sporting (Jnrs) »
Aldbrough, , Yorkshire
Male, Female, U16, U14, U12, U11, U10, U9, U8
Kingsbury Park Rangers U13 »
Male, U13
Little Weighton Boys »
Male, U14
Longhill Ravens (Jnrs) »
Male, Female, U14, U13, U10, U9, U7
Malet Lambert Yc »
James Reckitt Ave, Hull, East Riding Of Yorkshire
Male, Female, U16, U14, U12, U10
Molescroft (Jnr) »
Thurlow Avenue, Beverley, Yorkshire
Male, Female, U16, U15, U14, U13, U12, U11, U10, U9
Newbridge Tigers U9 (Jnrs) »
Valient Drive, Barham Road, Hull
Male, Female, U9
Rosemead Rhinos (Jnrs) »
St Johns Grove, Hull, Yorkshire
Male, U18
Swanland (Jnrs) »
Tranby Lane, Swanland, North Ferriby
Male, Female, U13, U11, U10, U9, U7
Westella & Willerby Afc »
Inglemire Lane, Hull, Humberside
Male, Female, U18, U16, U15, U14, U13, U12, U11, U10, U9, U8, U7
Willerby Jags (Jnrs) »
First Lane, Anlaby, Hull
Male, U12, U11

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» Ange Postecoglou refuses to rule out England switch with Spurs boss 'among FA targets'
Ange Postecoglou is one of the managers who is of interest to the FA after Gareth Southgate stepped down as England manager following defeat in the final of Euro 2024
» Ex-Germany boss Joachim Low 'wants England job' after Gareth Southgate resignation
Gareth Southgate resigned as England manager after their Euro 2024 final defeat to Spain and World Cup winning former Germany boss Joachim Low wants to replace him
» Danny Dyer lifts lid on 'friction' among WAGs and families of England stars at Euro 2024
Danny Dyer was among the families and friends of England players in Germany for Euro 2024 while supporting Jarrod Bowen - and he has given an insight into the atmosphere
» Gareth Southgate hires pal of Sir Jim Ratcliffe as new advisor after quitting England job
Gareth Southgate decided to leave his role with England after a hugely successful eight-year spell with the Three Lions and amid links with Manchester United has sought advice from a friend of Sir Jim Ratcliffe
» Ryan Reynolds emotionally sums up Wrexham in three words after latest award recognition
Ryan Reynolds emotionally celebrated his six Emmy nominations for "Welcome to Wrexham," noting emotion, grit, and resilience from the team's fanbase as the driving force
» Liverpool and Chelsea target Karim Adeyemi confirms transfer stance
Borussia Dortmund forward Karim Adeyemi and new manager Nuri Sahin have addressed rumours linking the 22-year-old with the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea and Juventus
» Man Utd fans call for Harry Maguire to return as captain after pre-season video emerges
Harry Maguire has been praised by Manchester United fans after a video emerged which showed him taking time to speak to all the academy players at the training ground
» Man Utd reject transfer bid for Scott McTominay from Premier League rival
Scott McTominay managed to force himself back into Manchester United contention last season having looked set for an exit and the Red Devils have now shared their stance on a sale
» Jadon Sancho insider tells Man Utd that Erik ten Hag has ‘big problems’ with winger
Jadon Sancho has been welcomed back into the fold at Manchester United by Erik ten Hag, but the winger's former Borussia Dortmund manager foresees more problems
» Former Liverpool star Thiago returns to old club just weeks after retirement decision
Former Liverpool, Barcelona and Bayern Munich star Thiago Alcantara announced his decision to retire from football after his Reds contract expired but has not been out of football for very long
» Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou 'among FA targets' to be next England boss
The FA are on the hunt for Gareth Southgate’s England replacement after his resignation and could turn to Tottenham tactician and former Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou as an option
» Liverpool urged to raid Premier League rival for 'next Mohamed Salah'
A former Liverpool Champions League winner believes the club should raid rivals Newcastle for England international Anthony Gordon, who was released from the Reds' academy when he was 11
» Leny Yoro transfer has immediate knock-on effect for Man Utd signing Jarrad Branthwaite
Manchester United saw two bids rejected by Everton for Jarrad Branthwaite earlier this summer and the £52m signing of Leny Yoro will complicate negotiations further
» Man Utd's next steps in Erik ten Hag transfer plan after huge Leny Yoro boost
Manchester United will need to sell players to continue their foray into the transfer market, with Lille defender Leny Yoro jetting in for a medical with the Red Devils
» Jarell Quansah on what he still can't process from his fine debut campaign for Liverpool
Jarell Quansah enjoyed a meteoric rise last season with Liverpool after spending the second half of the previous campaign on loan at Bristol Rovers and won his first England call-up
» Unrecognisable ex-Man Utd star 'left bloodied by attack' after Euro 2024 final
Former Manchester United star Andrei Kanchelskis was in a Moscow bar watching the Euro 2024 final between England and Spain when he was involved in a violent altercation
» England's reaction to Sweden draw speaks volumes as improvement needed before Euro 2025
England have qualified for Euro 2025 but the Lionesses have plenty of work to do if they are to retain their crown in Switzerland next summer
» Inside Kyle Walker and Annie's marriage now and their latest decision
Kyle Walker, who is currently battling it out in court with former lover Lauryn Goodman, was forced to issue a grovelling apology when his wife Annie Kilner announced she was taking a break from their marriage
» Alan Hansen pictured for first time since Liverpool hero's recovery from serious illness
The Liverpool and Scotland legend who became one of the BBC's most beloved pundits during a 22-year TV career enjoyed a round of golf near his home on Merseyside as he was pictured for the first time since being released from hospital
» Liverpool announce arrival of ex-Everton star as Arne Slot makes bold decision
New Liverpool boss Arne Slot has made sweeping changes to the Anfield backroom team since replacing Jurgen Klopp at the helm with yet another new face moving to Merseyside
» Leny Yoro's contract details emerge as Man Utd move swiftly to complete £52m transfer
Manchester United are on the verge of sealing their second transfer of the summer with Leny Yoro set to complete his medical to reinforce Erik ten Hag's defence at Old Trafford
» Ex-Premier League star Darren Bent shares racist abuse after Enzo Fernandez criticism
Enzo Fernandez has apologised after filming himself and his Argentina teammates singing a derogatory song about France players and Darren Bent has now spoken out
» England bosses face two early setbacks in ambitious plan to replace Gareth Southgate
The FA are already on the hunt for Gareth Southgate’s England replacement following his resignation after Euro 2024 and have two high profile names in mind but deals might be difficult

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» Enzo Fernández apologises to Chelsea teammates over racist chants
  • Fernández involved in slurs about France team members
  • Player to be fined and sent on racism education course

Enzo Fernández has apologised to his Chelsea teammates in a private message after he was caught on video chanting racist and homophobic slurs about members of the France team.

Fernández, who was signed from Benfica for a British record fee of £106.8m in January 2023, is expected to be fined and sent on a racism ­education course. Chelsea said they had “instigated an internal ­disciplinary ­procedure” against him.

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» Labour moves to protect football fans with return of governance bill

Plans in king’s speech include rules on responsible owners and requirement for clubs to seek approval for relocations

Labour will beef up protections for football fans, including on moves to change stadium locations or club names, as well as committing to imposing “fair financial flow” between the Premier League and the English Football League (EFL).

The king’s speech sees a return for the football governance bill, which the previous government could not pass before the election. Labour sources said the new bill would provide more safeguarding of club heritage and bring in rules on responsible owners.

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» Son Heung-min’s father promises change after bullying accusations at academy

Son Woong-jung says he will seek ‘other ways’ to help young athletes stay committed to training

That successful east Asians have strict parents is a well-worn trope in western media but there is no getting away from the fact that Son Heung-min, one of the most successful Asians athletes of all, has a dad with quite a reputation.

I remember being at Korea Football Association (KFA) House in downtown Seoul when officials, some of whom knew Son Woong-jung from a playing career that was cut short by injury, made themselves scarce upon being told he could be about to visit.

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» If this is Guardiola’s final Manchester City season the impact could be huge

City executives and players may see their futures as tied to the manager, who is weighing up whether to extend stay

El Cap – The Boss – is an apt Catalan sobriquet for Pep Guardiola as this remarkable son of Spain’s north-eastern region ponders whether to end his era of ruthless Manchester City dominance. Six Premier League titles, two FA Cups, four League Cups, the Champions League, the Super Cup and the Club World Cup won in eight years. With English football’s second treble part of this, it is a record that may never be bested.

Next May, it could be over and the weekly spectacle of Guardiola’s City cuffing away their latest foe no more. Opponents and their fans will hope so, though he could decide to extend his tenure. Should I stay or should I go is a familiar dilemma for Guardiola, who left May’s 2-1 FA Cup final defeat by Manchester United unsure whether to allow his contract to expire and walk away next summer.

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» Ange Postecoglou focused on Tottenham after being linked to England manager job
  • Spurs boss said to be among targets to replace Gareth Southgate
  • Australian led Socceroos for four years and won 2015 Asian Cup

Ange Postecoglou is fully focused on bringing success to Tottenham rather than considering a return to international management after being linked with the England job.

The Football Association is on the hunt for a new England boss after Gareth Southgate announced his decision to end his eight-year spell in charge, two days after defeat to Spain in the Euro 2024 final.

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» James, Mead or Kelly – and the other big Euro 2025 calls for Sarina Wiegman | Tom Garry

England manager faces selection dilemmas in four positions as the team prepare to defend their title

With England having secured their place at Women’s Euro 2025, what could the defending champions’ preferred lineup look like in 12 months’ time?

Tellingly, Sarina Wiegman put faith in the same XI for both challenging away fixtures this summer, in France and Sweden, and their return of four points, enough to secure automatic qualification, seemingly vindicated her selections.

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» Manchester United line up Leny Yoro medical in transfer battle with Real Madrid
  • Lille defender due in England after deal agreed
  • Wan-Bissaka attracting interest from West Ham

Manchester United’s push to beat Real Madrid to secure Leny Yoro’s signature received a significant boost on Wednesday with the defender poised to have a medical and finalise personal terms for a proposed €62m (£52m) transfer from Lille.

Yoro was expected to fly to ­Manchester in a firm sign that the 18‑year‑old may choose United over Madrid, despite pre­viously having been minded to join the European champions.

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» Football Daily | Ten things you might have missed while Euros hogged the headlines

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Sooner than you think, the club football season will be here. Perhaps the finest quality of an international tournament is its ability to sideline the silliness. Forget England, forget Gareth Southgate, this means more. Or at least, it goes on for longer. Anyway, to get you shipshape and lively for the season ahead, here’s what you might have missed.

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» Chelsea confirm Lucy Bronze signing on two-year deal after Barcelona exit
  • ‘I’m really excited to be back in England,’ says full-back
  • Manchester United also announce Terland arrival

Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Lucy Bronze on a two-year contract, completing the England right-back’s switch on a free transfer after the conclusion of her contract at Barcelona.

The move, revealed a fortnight ago by the Guardian, will be among the highest-profile transfers in the global women’s game this summer. The 32-year-old five-time Champions League winner proclaimed her “excitement” at joining the defending Women’s Super League champions, saying: “To know I’m a Chelsea player still feels a little bit surreal.

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» Welsh FA leads way by joining Common Goal and wants other nations to sign up
  • FAW is the first national association to join movement
  • At least 1% of ticket sales will be donated to community

The Football Association of Wales has become the first national association to join Common Goal, committing at least 1% of ticket sales from World Cup qualifiers to community and environmental projects across the country.

Players, managers and clubs pledge part of their income back into the game and members include Jürgen Klopp, Julian Nagelsmann, Oliver Glasner, Dani Olmo, Vivianne Miedema and Serge Gnabry. Werder Bremen and Sporting Gijón of the Bundesliga and La Liga 2 respectively are among the teams signed up to the organisation.

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» Euro 2024 awards: the Guardian team in Germany give their verdicts

From Georgia beating Portugal to missing out on currywurst, our writers reveal their ups and downs

Austria and Turkey promised high intensity on and off the pitch in their last-16 game. Merih Demiral, later the subject of a Uefa ban, scored within a minute of kick-off and the tempo barely let up. At the very end Turkey’s goalkeeper, Mert Gunok, made one of the best saves you will ever see to deny us extra time amid a tinderbox atmosphere in Leipzig. While Austria had been good, Red Bull fuelled fun, the way Turkey fed off the vibes of their ear-splitting support was a feature of the summer. Nick Ames

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» Comeback kings and queens at major international football tournaments | The Knowledge

Plus: teams wearing their away strip all the time; clubs dominating tournament squads; and did Stuart Pearce’s brother run the line in a Forest game?

“England came from behind to win three knockout games at Euro 2024,” notes Chris Dibsdall. “Are they the first team to do this in a major international tournament?”

Sunday’s Euro 2024 was the irresistible force versus the indestructible object. Eventually Spain broke England, but for a few giddy minutes it looked like England might win Euro 2024 after conceding the first goal in all four knockout matches.

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» How entertaining was Euro 2024? Our readers review the tournament

Georgia, Turkey, Austria and Spain won over a lot of new fans but too many of the favourites flopped

Started so brightly, with a real run of high-scoring matches, but tapered off significantly in the knockout stages. France, Portugal, Belgium and England all arrived with big reps but were criminally negative. It feels very much like an Italia 90 situation, where the tournament will be fondly remembered by England fans, but considered a bit of an anticlimax elsewhere. Only Spain and Germany were consistently brilliant in their attacking verve. Dani Olmo was one of Spain’s best players and I adored the movement and invention of Nico Williams. Georges Mikautadze was a real surprise in a very dynamic Georgia team and I loved the puckish cheekiness and control of Arda Guler for Turkey. I was in Germany for all of 24 hours to see Scotland play Switzerland. Our tournament was woeful from the first minute. Once again Scotland found a way to build up hopes of finally making the knockout stages only to utterly underperform in the tournament itself. Rohan Berry Crickmar

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» David Squires on … England and the sound of silence after Euro 2024

Our cartoonist channels Simon & Garfunkel while looking back on more heartache for the departing Gareth Southgate

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» Moving the Goalposts | ‘Ridiculous’ Wafcon delay leaves African women’s football in a mess

Women’s Afcon qualifying concluded last year but fed up teams now have to wait until July 2025 for the tournament

When the final round of qualifiers for the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (Wafcon) concluded in December, the 12 qualified teams presumed the tournament would take place in Morocco at some point this year. But they will now have to wait an unprecedented 19 months – until 5-26 July 2025 – before it is staged in order to avoid a clash with this summer’s Olympics.

“It is a ridiculous situation,” said an official of the Nigeria Football Federation, one of the participating teams, when speaking to the Guardian. “Where has it happened, in any confederation, anywhere in the world, for there to be a one-and-a-half-year gap between the end of a qualifying series and the main tournament? How does a coach maintain team momentum and keep the same players for the tournament?

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» Men’s transfer window summer 2024; all deals from Europe’s top five leagues

Latest transfers and club-by-club guides for every team in Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Ligue 1 and Serie A

After financial fair play concerns stifled the January transfer market, what is the outlook for this summer? One club who have already strengthened are Real Madrid. The European champions have signed Kylian Mbappé on a free (but with a €125m signing bonus going to the player), while Brazilian sensation Endrick will join up with Carlo Ancelotti’s side this summer, 18 months after a deal was agreed with Palmeiras.

There have been coaching changes at several European heavyweight clubs already this summer. Vincent Kompany (Bayern Munich), Hansi Flick (Barcelona), Arne Slot (Liverpool), Enzo Maresca (Chelsea), Antonio Conte (Napoli) and Juventus’s incoming new manager, Thiago Motta, will all surely be planning to spend money on reshaping their squads.

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» Women’s transfer window summer 2024: all deals from Europe’s top five leagues

Every deal in the WSL, Liga F, Frauen-Bundesliga, Division 1 Féminine and Serie A Femminile as well as a club-by-club guide

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» Angel City to become world’s most valuable women’s team with $250m sale
  • Bob Iger and Willow Bay announce deal for NWSL club
  • Club founded in 2020 by group including Natalie Portman

Angel City is set to become the world’s most valuable professional women’s sports team after finalising a landmark ownership agreement with Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger and his wife, Willow Bay, the club announced on Wednesday.

Iger and Bay will become the controlling owners of Angel City, which is based in Los Angeles, in a sale that will value the club at $250m. The figure shatters the $120m the Levine Leichtman family paid for the San Diego Wave in March, which was then a record-breaking price for a National Women’s Soccer League team.

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» Kylian Mbappé fulfils his Real Madrid destiny and 80,000 fans welcome him

After a transfer more than a decade in the making, the France forward was ‘one happy guy’ at his unveiling

“Good afternoon everyone. I’m going to try to speak Spanish.” Unsurprisingly for a transfer that has been more than a decade in the making, Kylian Mbappé came prepared. It was at Monaco – not long after he had been charmed by Zinedine Zidane on a visit to Real Madrid’s training ground just before his 14th birthday – that the talented teenager had started taking Spanish lessons in anticipation of this moment. And now, finally, it had arrived.

“It’s such an incredible feeling to be here, just incredible,” said Mbappé after he was eventually introduced at a packed Santiago Bernabéu stadium on Tuesday by Florentino Pérez. “I spent endless nights dreaming about one day playing for Real Madrid, and today I’m one happy guy.”

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» Como defend ‘Jackie Chan’ comment after Wolves complain of racism in friendly
  • ‘Incident blown out of proportion,’ claim Italian side
  • Hwang Hee-chan finds Jackie Chan reference derogatory

Como have accused Wolves of blowing “out of proportion” an alleged incident of racist abuse in their friendly on Monday, after one of their players compared Hwang Hee-chan to the martial arts stuntman Jackie Chan.

Hwang considers the remark derogatory and it is understood this was not the first time in his career that the South Korea forward has been likened to the actor, who is from Hong Kong. Wolves contemplated abandoning the match, which was played behind closed doors in Marbella.

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» Transfer news: Chelsea sign PSG’s Jean-François as Spurs snap up Morris
  • France international signs three-year contract at Bridge
  • Ella Morris joins Spurs on a free from Southampton

Chelsea have completed the signing of the Paris Saint-Germain defensive midfielder Oriane Jean-François on a three-year contract, with the option of a further year.

The 22-year-old France international sustained an anterior cruciate ligament injury in October 2023 but, before that, had enjoyed a bright start to her career, signing her first professional contract at Paris FC before moving across the French capital to their neighbours in 2022.

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» Guardiola expected to delay decision on Manchester City future until winter
  • Manager’s contract due to expire next summer
  • Off-season transfers may depend on outgoings

Pep Guardiola is expected to decide on his future as Manchester City manager between December and February, months before his contract expires.

Guardiola’s City tenure began in June 2016 and he ended the last campaign uncertain regarding extending it beyond next summer. The 53-year-old remains unsure and so is minded to take the decision midway through the season, the Guardian understands.

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» ‘Below standards’: Ten Hag unhappy as Manchester United lose at Rosenborg
  • United beaten 1-0 in Norway in first pre-season friendly
  • Manager says ‘this is not the standard for top football’

Erik ten Hag admits there is plenty of hard work to do after Manchester United opened their pre-season preparations with a 1-0 defeat away to Rosenborg.

The majority of the first-team squad were not involved in Trondheim, and Jadon Sancho – who has returned to training after resolving his differences with Ten Hag – was also not part of a travelling group mostly made up of youth players. Marcus Rashford, Mason Mount, Casemiro and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, though, were in the starting lineup, along with the veteran defender Jonny Evans.

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» Hampton’s inclusion ahead of Earps indicates changing of guard for England | Suzanne Wrack

Sarina Wiegman’s decision is a big statement but the battle for the goalkeeping position will remain highly competitive

Two big saves, a nervy drop, solid distribution and a clean sheet. Hannah Hampton’s stock continues to rise after the Chelsea goalkeeper was given the nod to help England to secure a place at Euro 2025 with a 0-0 draw against Sweden.

Sarina Wiegman’s decision to start Hampton ahead of Mary Earps for England’s penultimate qualifier on Friday raised few eyebrows. It was just one of several changes made for the game against the Republic of Ireland before the trickier trip to Sweden.

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» Six contenders to succeed Gareth Southgate as England manager

Howe may be too young, Pochettino, Potter and Tuchel are available, Carsley could be the continuity candidate while Klopp would be a long shot

The attacking approach that has always been Howe’s hallmark as a manager and his unflappable temperament could make him the obvious choice to replace Gareth Southgate. At the age of 46, however, he may feel this opportunity has come too early and there would undoubtedly be resistance from Newcastle to losing the manager that led them to Champions League qualification in 2023 and seventh last season. Howe’s contract lasts until 2027 but the departures of Amanda Staveley and Mehrdad Ghodoussi – who played a key role in his appointment – as directors last week may prove to be significant. Could he be tempted by the outstanding crop of players that would be at his disposal at the 2026 World Cup?

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» Gareth Southgate’s next step: club management, TV or well-earned rest?

Plenty of possible new roles after eight years in charge of England, the so-called impossible job

There was an air of inevitability long before confirmation landed that Gareth Southgate would step away from the often thankless environs of the England job. All the clues were there.

As the Football Association and punters alike ponder his successor, there is also a question about what next for Southgate. Have the past eight years fuelled a desire to return at the earliest available opportunity or quashed his appetite? Straight back on the horse or a secluded holiday? Horseshoe television-studio sofa or slogging it out on the touchline? A round of Neil Warnock-style stage shows, the after-dinner circuit?

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» Farewell Gareth Southgate: England manager’s reign – in pictures

We look back at the highs and lows of the outgoing manager’s eight-year tenure

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» This Copa América was scorching chaos. Will World Cup 2026 be different?

The days of assuming a major tournament, in the US or anywhere else, will proceed smoothly appear to be over. Organizers must prepare for disruption

Conmebol should have seen it coming.

Throughout this summer’s Copa América, the signs of an impending logistical disaster were clear. In cities throughout the United States, transportation bottlenecks frustrated fans, security failures made them less safe, hot weather endangered everyone and games themselves were either sparsely attended or, as on Sunday, the dangerous opposite.

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» After Germany’s football fest, rocky road lies ahead for European game

Club World Cup plans have sparked criticism and legal action and new Champions League format is unclear

While English and Spanish supporters mingled good-naturedly enough in front of the Brandenburg Gate on Sunday afternoon, plenty of glad-handing was going on a few metres away. Hotel Adlon Kempinski is one of Berlin’s most famous addresses and made an obvious honeypot for Uefa’s delegation, along with a galaxy of special guests, before the Euro 2024 final.

Arsène Wenger, flying the flag for Fifa in Gianni Infantino’s absence, posed for photographs in the lobby. The Formula One driver Lando Norris fiddled with his phone, while Europe’s football association heads huddled around tables with staff and acquaintances. Anyone not full from the previous night’s lavish dinner could order a “doner kebab” of sous-vide cooked veal and truffle shavings. The summer had passed successfully, went the consensus. Uefa and Germany had not been without wobbles but the show was drawing to an amenable close.

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» What is Gareth Southgate's legacy as he steps down as England manager? – video

Guardian journalist Barney Ronay explains what Gareth Southgate's legacy will be as he steps down as England manager after eight years in the role. Southgate led England to two finals, a quarter-final and a semi-final and is arguably one of the most successful managers the team has had. Support by fans took a 'dark turn' however when success became 'expected as a default' and some took umbrage at his politics once England began taking the knee. Due to this Southgate faced serious scrutiny and his legacy of success will be entwined with the criticism he received.

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» Kylian Mbappé fulfils dream as he is presented at Real Madrid in front of 80,000 fans – video

Nearly 80,000 fans welcomed 25-year-old France star Kylian Mbappé during his official presentation as a Real Madrid player. After signing his five-year contract with the Spanish powerhouse alongside club president Florentino Pérez, Mbappé entered the stage set up at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium to loud cheers.

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» Spain receive heroes' welcome in Madrid following Euro 2024 victory – video

Spain's players received a warm welcome back home in Madrid after beating England 2-1 in the Euro 2024 final in Berlin. Thousands of fans lined the streets of the capital to get a glimpse of the players as they made their way to the centre of the city on a bus, championship trophy in tow. England faced heartbreak for the second time in a row on Sunday, four years after their devastating Euro loss to Italy at Wembley

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» Goalkeeper fixes hole in pitch mid-match with conveniently placed shovel and dirt – video

The goalkeeper of the Scottish League Two club Stirling Albion halted their game against Raith Rovers to point out a hole on the pitch. He then ran over to a pile of dirt at the side and used a shovel to carry it back and fill in the hole before play continued

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» Argentina fans celebrate Copa América victory as Colombia supporters are left heartbroken – video

Fans in Buenos Aires and Miami celebrated wildly after Argentina secured a record 16th Copa América title by beating Colombia 1-0. Fans partied in the streets with songs, drums and fireworks. Some even hung from lampposts. Meanwhile, fans in Bogotá were left proud of their team despite the loss. One fan insisted that 'Colombia keep their spirits and heads high'.

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» Fans climb through vents to get into Copa América final – video

The Copa América final between Argentina and Colombia was delayed by more than an hour after thousands of fans without tickets tried to force their way into the stadium. Footage shows fans climbing into air vents and over fences to access to the stadium ahead of the game.

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» Martínez inspires Argentina to historic Copa América title in chaotic final

A dramatic extra-time winner from substitute Lautaro Martínez ensured Argentina retained their Copa América title, edging out Colombia 1-0 in a thrilling game in Miami.

The Golden Boot winner’s cool 112th-minute strike settled a scintillating game, which had simply lacked a finishing touch until his arrival on 97 minutes. Martínez latched on to Giovani Lo Celso’s pass to dispatch the ball past a gallant Camilo Vargas in the Colombia goal.

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» Injury concerns mount as Matildas fall to late Canada strike in final Olympics tune-up
  • Sharn Freier opens scoring but Australia lose 2-1 in Marbella
  • Caitlin Foord joins lengthening injury list 11 days out from Games

The key image from Australia’s 2-1 defeat to Canada on Saturday evening in Spain – the final warm-up before the teams head to the Paris Olympics – probably wasn’t captured on the field of play. The sight of Caitlin Foord, caught by cameras early on in the contest sitting in the stands with an ice pack strapped to her quadricep, was the most arresting.

Just 11 days from the Matildas’ Olympic opener against Germany in Marseille on 25 July, Foord has become the latest in what is a lengthening number of injury headaches for coach Tony Gustavsson. The key attacker was withdrawn from the starting XI for the friendly hit-out in Marbella after feeling tightness in her upper leg. “All focus is on players [being] available,” for the Games was the word from a Football Australia spokesperson.

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» Luis Suárez denies Canada as Uruguay snatch third-place at Copa América

Uruguay needed a late equaliser and penalties to beat Canada in Saturday’s Copa América third-place playoff match, with head coach Marcelo Bielsa insisting the South American side had performed well below their level.

Uruguay, ranked 14th in the world, were on the verge of a shock defeat to the 48th-ranked tournament debutants before Luis Suárez scored a stoppage-time goal to force a penalty shootout, which Bielsa’s side won 4-3. Canada made several changes to their lineup for the match and looked the fresher side as they caused Uruguay a number of problems.

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» Struggle to find TV deal leaves French football clubs fearing bankruptcy

League president Vincent Labrune predicted broadcast revenues of €1bn a season but reality has proved different

“My watchword will be ‘unity’,” said Vincent Labrune when he was elected president of the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) – the body that governs France’s top two divisions – in 2020. But with little over a month until the new season, the former Marseille president finds himself in the line of fire, with several clubs in Ligue 1 facing the prospect of financial ruin owing to his failure to find a new bumper TV rights deal.

When Amazon indicated last year that it would not renew the cut-price deal worth only €250m a season it signed in 2021 after the previous rights holder, Mediapro, pulled out of their €800m deal, Labrune made a bold promise. Yet his prediction that broadcast revenues could top €1bn a season in the new four-year cycle has come back to haunt the 53-year-old former communications executive.

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» Who could be the next USMNT coach? 10 candidates – from Klopp to Henry

Gregg Berhalter will not lead the US into their home World Cup in 2026. Here are a few possibilities to succeed him

Gregg Berhalter is out. So, who comes next? With a home World Cup looming, US Soccer has some thorny questions to work through. Do they chase someone with experience at the international level or look for a fresh face? Do they look for a big name or someone with domestic credibility? Do they want a hired-gun for one tournament or someone who can build beyond 2026?

The decision will sit with technical director Matt Crocker, who, after an exhaustive process in 2023, decided to rehire Berhalter. Oops.

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» Brazil at rock bottom: how the Seleção lost their way

A strong showing at Copa América would have built momentum for World Cup qualifying. But another early tournament exit exposed a team with no cohesion

If this isn’t rock bottom for the Seleção, it’s as near as makes no difference. Another early tournament exit. Another Brazil team making unwanted history. Their defeat to Uruguay on penalties in the quarter-finals of Copa América marks the seventh time they’ve been dumped from a tournament held outside Brazil before the semi-finals since 2009.

It may not be 1950 or 7-1, but the latest defeat paints as grim a picture as those famous results.

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» Sophia Smith cracker lifts USA women over Mexico in pre-Olympic friendly
  • Smith’s fourth goal in four games lifts USA to 1-0 win
  • USWNT have not conceded in three games under Hayes

Sophia Smith scored in the 64th minute and the United States got revenge for a loss to Mexico earlier this year with a 1-0 victory in the rematch on Saturday.

The friendly match at Red Bull Arena was the first of two tune-up games for the United States ahead of the 2024 Olympics. The Americans will play Costa Rica on Tuesday at Audi Field in Washington before departing for France.

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» USMNT coach Gregg Berhalter sacked after dismal Copa América performance
  • Berhalter spent six years as national team coach
  • The US dumped out of Copa in group stage

Gregg Berhalter was fired as US men’s soccer coach on Wednesday, nine days after his team’s first-round exit from the Copa América raised doubts he was the right person to remain in charge for the 2026 World Cup.

Berhalter’s second term as coach was cut short 10 months after he returned to the job with high hopes and proclaimed the team’s goal was “to change soccer in America forever.” In his second stint as coach, the US won seven games, lost six and drew once, leaving his overall record at 44 wins, 17 losses and 13 draws.

Technical director Matt Crocker rehired Berhalter and will also make the recommendation on his replacement. The team will next play in September friendlies against Canada and New Zealand.

“Our immediate focus is on finding a coach who can maximize our potential as we continue to prepare for the 2026 World Cup, and we have already begun our search process,” Crocker said in a statement.

Jürgen Klopp, Thierry Henry and Marcelo Bielsa are among the candidates being touted as potential replacements for Berhalter, along with Jesse Marsch, Hugo Pérez, Pellegrino Matarazzo, David Wagner, Steve Cherundolo, Jim Curtain, Massimiliano Allegri and Mauricio Pochettino.

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» Copa América scrapped extra-time. Should other knockout tournaments?

Knockout rounds in the South American championship advance straight to penalties after full-time to help ease the burden on players

Fans enjoying the feast of football served up this month by Copa América and Euro 2024, running concurrently on either side of the Atlantic, will have noticed one key difference between the two tournaments: there is no extra time at the end of tied games in the knockout stage of the South American championship.

Conmebol, South American soccer’s governing body, decided that there would be no extra time played if scores were level at full-time in the quarter- and semi-finals. Instead, as was the case in three of the four quarter-final fixtures, the teams skipped straight to a penalty shootout. Only if all is square between Argentina and Colombia at the end of 90 minutes in the final will there be the conventional extra period of 30 minutes.

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» Southgate oversees familiar failure – a tale of hope but lacking a clear plan | Jonathan Liew

Perennial contenders may have been tournament’s great triers but that was not enough against a far superior side

The metal crinkle of squashed pilsner cans runs up the train carriage like electricity. A song goes up: “His name is Johnny, Johnny fucking Stones, de-der der der der der de-de-de-de der.” An announcement: “Nächste station, Olympiastadion.” Another song: “Phil Foden’s on fire and he’s playing the Germans off the park.” Doors slide open. The air smells of sweat, piss, bratwurst and possibility.

There is a montage on the big screen. There are some rondos on the pitch. There is a largely forgettable musical hors d’oeuvres which sounds like a group of guys trapped under the rubble of a collapsed nightclub, screaming for help over a pounding disco beat. Pennants are exchanged. Flags draped over the barriers like beach towels. The Spanish comfortably outnumbered. This could be Benidorm or anywhere.

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» Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United rollercoaster shows little sign of slowing

Emboldened or the fall guy? United kept faith with the Dutchman but this season could once again be a bumpy ride

Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s man for the long term or his patsy if next season nosedives? There are two schools of thought about why Manchester United did not sack Erik ten Hag at the end of last season.

The first suggests that the Dutchman’s slick FA Cup final tactical dismantling of Manchester City impressed Ratcliffe, the trophy claimed despite an injury-riven season. And that after clocking on as United’s sporting director on 1 July, Dan Ashworth wants time to assess the manager.

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» Citizen Mbappé taking on far right lends pride to France’s Euros exit | Philippe Auclair

He skied the chance to equalise against Spain but Kylian Mbappé’s eloquence has elevated his team

It is not because Kylian Mbappé spoke out, twice, about the necessity to take a stand against “the extremes” and, more to the point, the National Rally, that he skied a shot that would have brought France level with Spain in their semi-final. But it is because he and others, such as Marcus Thuram and Jules Koundé, did speak out that it will be possible to look back on France’s frustrating Euro 2024 with something like pride. “Never at such a moment, never such a player, never in such a trenchant, brilliant, mastered fashion, never in the history of the French national team, had we witnessed the conjunction of a major moment in French political life, the words of a captain and a great sporting event,” L’Équipe enthused.

The French sports daily had a point, even if other French footballers had taken political stances in the past. The Saint-Étienne forward Dominique Rocheteau had not hidden his unease about taking part in the World Cup held in General Videla’s Argentina in 1978, though he didn’t go as far as the Swedish players who lent their support to the mothers demonstrating on the Plaza de Mayo during the same tournament. More recently, Zinedine Zidane had called on the French electorate to vote against Marine Le Pen’s father, Jean‑Marie, in the 2002 presidential election, calling what was still the Front and not yet the Rassemblement National “a party that does not correspond at all to the values of France”. Kylian, Marcus, Jules et les autres are the heirs of Zizou in more ways than one.

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» Football Daily | England after Southgate: choose your own adventure

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With Gareth Southgate departing his role as England manager, who is next in the hot seat? Here are a few candidates a window into the imagined future of what could happen, should they get the job.

His Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar is disappointed to note that several players of the Spanish male national football team celebrated their European Cup win with chants of rancid remarks about Gibraltar” – Álvaro Morata and Rodri chanting “Gibraltar es español” (Gibraltar is Spanish”) spark inevitable controversy and a complaint to Uefa.

I can only guess at how excited Football Daily is getting at being able to (possibly) use the term ‘Frank Lampard’s England’” – Peter Storch [shudders – Football Daily Ed].

Am sure Football Daily Towers is in a pandemonium right now. Also good that the news did not drop at 4.58pm. But it is nice to see such a seamless transformation. All those who were baying for his blood yesterday are suddenly singing hymns in his honour today” – Krishnamoorthy V.

Alistair Moffat (yesterday’s letters) makes an excellent point about it not being 58 years of men’s hurt, but I think he’s wrong to suggest we should measure from England not winning the European Championships in 1968. England were still the holders of the World Cup then and would be until the finals in 1970. Surely the hurt – and it really did hurt – only started when we were controversially (of course) beaten by West Germany in the quarter-finals on 14 June 1970. An event which, if memory serves, was so cataclysmic that it also ended Terry Collier’s marriage (Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?). So I make that 54 years of hurt. Of course, in 1996 ‘30 years of hurt’ scans better than ‘26 years’ so I think we can allow artistic licence” – Jack Sisterson.

In life comes at you fast, especially in football, news … from ‘redemption arc nears completion’ to ‘in the coaching wilderness’ in less than three months. It’s a harsh business, this football malarkey” – Noble Francis.

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» David Squires on … England’s performance art on their run to the Euro 2024 semis

Our cartoonist looks back on some wonky displays in the last eight of the European Championship

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» Moving the Goalposts | ‘Feelgood factor is back’: Nagasato rates Japan Women’s Olympics hopes

The former Nadeshiko striker believes Futoshi Ikeda’s team have the talent to reach the semi-finals in Paris

Yuki Nagasato has experienced it all with Japan. From the ecstatic World Cup-winning high of 2011 to the crushing disappointment of failing to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The 36-year-old may not be part of the Nadeshiko setup any longer – although she continues to play for Houston Dash at club level – but she expects them to make an impact at the Olympics in Paris, which starts this month.

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» What are the most boring (and exciting) goalless draws at the Euros? | The Knowledge

Plus: long-shot winners of the Euros, double trouble in major tournaments and Chris Nicholl’s stunning feat

“After the Portugal/France game I’m wondering what was the most boring Euro game on record (no goals, fewest shorts on target, fewest corners, etc)?” tweets Nicholas Stuart.

There have been 37 goalless draws in the men’s Euros, including a record six at this year’s tournament. The first was in 1968 when Italy beat the Soviet Union on a coin toss. We can’t find the vital statistics for that one, but Sofascore has detailed data for all the others. We’ve based the answer on their “big chances” metric, even though we’re not wholly sure what that entails. Where the games are level, shots on target and then total shots are the tiebreaker.

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» Spain surge into Euro 2024 final and Lamine Yamal takes breath away – Football Daily

Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Philippe Auclair and Semra Hunter as Spain see off France to extend march towards glory

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On the podcast today; Spain get a deserved 2-1 win over France as they progress to the final of Euro 2024. Lamine Yamal, how do you talk about him without mentioning he’s just 16? What a goal he scored.

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» The 100 best male footballers in the world 2023

Erling Haaland has been voted the best player in the world for 2023 by our 218-strong panel, with Jude Bellingham finishing second

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» The 100 best female footballers in the world 2023

Aitana Bonmatí, Sam Kerr and Salma Paralluelo top the list of female footballers in the world in 2023 according to our judges

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» Erling Haaland voted the world’s best player – and he’s just getting started | Niall McVeigh

The Norwegian is only 23 but his devastating goal record has seen him voted as the No 1 player in the world by the Guardian’s expert panel

When Pep Guardiola tearfully claimed Manchester City could not replace the departing Sergio Agüero in May 2021, he didn’t just create a meme. Guardiola was soft-launching a global audition for his team’s new attacking talisman. An unsuccessful pursuit of Harry Kane in the summer of 2021 came between two title-winning seasons where Ilkay Gündogan (13) and Kevin De Bruyne (15) were the club’s top league goalscorers. Guardiola’s slick creative machine needed a new front man, and they found him in Erling Haaland.

Like Agüero before him – and in contrast to many of City’s most successful Pep-era signings – Haaland arrived as a bona fide superstar, a plug-and-play addition to an already stellar lineup. Whether he was a bargain is another question. The release clause paid was €60m (£51.2m), but some reports suggest Haaland’s five-year deal could cost the club in the region of £300m. And while there was an ominous logic to the move for City’s rivals, questions remained.

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» Spain and Barcelona lead way in women’s football after year of success | Rich Laverty

Aitana Bonmatí the clear winner of the Guardian’s best 100 female footballers in the world with 15 Spaniards on the list

After Alexia Putellas reigned in 2021 and 2022, her Barcelona and Spain teammate Aitana Bonmatí has been crowned the top female footballer of 2023 by the Guardian’s panel of 112 experts. The World Cup winner triumphed by a clear margin, finishing more than 500 points ahead of second-placed Sam Kerr.

Injuries and a World Cup meant there was a definite changing of the guard feel to this year’s list, sadly emphasised by the fact last year’s top two – Putellas and Beth Mead – missed a large chunk of our 12-month voting period with ACL injuries.

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» Gary Lineker: ‘Lamine Yamal blows my mind. I’ve not seen anything like this’

The former striker on what he was doing at 16, his respect for Harry Kane and why England are a bit like Real Madrid

“I hadn’t reached puberty yet,” Gary Lineker says, cracking up. Then he stops and adds: “It’s true, I’m not lying. I used to hide in the showers”. Talk has turned, inevitably, to Lamine Yamal, the school kid who stands before England’s hopes of winning a first trophy since 1966, what their former captain calls his “lifetime’s ambition” as a player and broadcaster, and has everyone asking the same question: what were you doing at 16? “I had just joined Leicester City as an apprentice,” Lineker recalls. Which isn’t bad, and beats trying to blag your way into pubs with fake ID, but isn’t this. And this, he says, is “unfathomable”.

Lineker has watched Euro 2024 from in front of the Brandenburg Gate and describes the tournament as one where “the fans were the highlight, showing human beings can get on even when they’re tribal”, as well as one that “started well” but got a “bit turgid” late in the group stages and was lit up by Spain, Germany, Austria and Turkey. “Teams playing brave, attacking football tended to be successful, which is encouraging,” Lineker says, but it has been a “cautious, mixed” Euros, during which he infamously described England v Denmark as “shit” – which is not, he stresses, the same as saying England are. Now, though, a competition with a “flawed” group format has “the dream final”.

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» Martin Ødegaard: ‘It’s good to get some rest but I would prefer to be at the Euros’

Arsenal captain says it took time to get over missing out on the Premier League title on the season’s final day

After a heartbreaking climax to the Premier League season, the last thing Martin Ødegaard wanted was to be sitting at home watching most of Europe’s best players battle it out in Germany. But that is exactly the position the Arsenal captain found himself in after Norway’s failure to qualify for Euro 2024, their chances having been ended by Scotland last year.

“I wanted to be in the Euros and I’m pretty disappointed that we didn’t qualify,” he says. “The amount of games we play, the intensity in the games and how tough it is to play football at the biggest stage, it is really demanding so it is a good thing to get some rest. But I would prefer to be there.”

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» Euro 2024 is a party – but continent’s fractures are there for all to see | Jonathan Wilson

This Germany team could not emulate side of 2006 in a tournament intertwined with complicated nationalism

For much of Germany’s Euro 2024 quarter-final against Spain, it had seemed like a modern rewrite of their 2006 World Cup quarter-final against Argentina. In both games the technically more accomplished Spanish-speakers took the lead about five minutes after half-time, before the doughty Teutons ground their way back, taking advantage of some debatable substitutions, equalising in the final 10 minutes with a left-wing cross that was headed on to the goalscorer.

A German victory on penalties seemed inevitable, the only question whether Manuel Neuer would ostentatiously consult notes scribbled on hotel notepaper and secreted in his sock before each kick as Jens Lehmann had 18 years previously.

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» Portugal v France: a galactic battle lost in the black hole of one man’s ego | Jonathan Liew

This Euro 2024 clash could have been an all-time great quarter-final, and instead a part of it was stolen

Even his absence feels like a kind of presence. The cameras continue to seek him out. The fans in the stands in their replica Manchester United tops screech a little louder, scowl a little harder. The less he does, the more important he becomes. The more he disappears into this game, the heavier it feels, like a black hole sucking everything into its vortex.

And ultimately Portugal too. The sabotage is complete. One of the most talented squads ever assembled at this level of football disappears into that self same black hole, a Vegas-era Elvis act ultimately notable only for its ability to make us gawp and keep gawping. It’s too awful to watch. It’s too awful not to watch. The clock ticks into its third hour, the second quarter-final suspended like a sentence that can never end, and yet with the knowledge of exactly how it ends. Meanwhile, Gonçalo Ramos and Diogo Jota sit on the bench.

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» Next Generation 2023: 60 of the best young talents in world football

From Warren Zaïre-Emery to Endrick, we select some of the best players born in 2006. Check the progress of our classes of 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018

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» Next Generation 2023: 20 of the best talents at Premier League clubs

We pick the best youngsters at each club born between 1 September 2006 and 31 August 2007, an age band known as first-year scholars. Check the progress of our classes of 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 and look at the editions from further back

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» From Saka to Ackermann: what happened to Next Generation 2018?

Five years ago we picked 80 of the most talented players in the world to follow their progress in a cut-throat business

It is the time of year when we check in on the Next Generation players we picked in 2018 to follow for five years, to assess their progress amid success, setbacks, injuries, trophies won and transfers made.

Next Generation started in 2014 with the aim of showing the difficulties that even the best prospects in the Premier League (we pick one from each club at first-year scholar age) and the rest of the world (we choose 60 born in a specific calendar year) face on their way towards the top.

A defensively minded midfielder who is incredibly strong (he used to be a wrestler) but with an excellent touch to go with his physicality. Made his debut in the Swedish top flight as a 16-year-old last year and captained Sweden as they reached the quarter-finals of the Euro Under-17 tournament in England this summer. Has taken an unusual path to the top. He left the top-flight side IFK Göteborg for sixth division Angered MBIK as a 14-year-old as he felt that he was not getting the right support for his football education. Another Gothenburg club, Häcken, snapped him up in 2017 and he made his senior debut that season. Has signed a new contract with the club from Hisingen until 2021 despite interest from Real Madrid and Benfica and trials at both Manchester clubs.

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