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FIFA Promises To Unilaterally Destroy Anyone That Even Thinks About A European Super League

World soccer's governing body FIFA says players who feature in any breakaway European Super League would be banned from playing in FIFA competitions, including the World Cup.

In a joint statement with European governing body UEFA and the other five continental confederations on Thursday, FIFA said they would not recognize any such breakaway.

UEFA Thinking About Using Only One Host Country For Euro 2020 Tournament

Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has said UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin is weighing up whether to stage the European Championship in one country this year rather than across the continent as planned due to COVID-19 concerns.

However, UEFA responded by saying it was continuing to work on existing plans for 12 countries to host the tournament. The 24-nation event, a major revenue generator for European football's governing body and the national federations, was postponed by 12 months due to the pandemic.

It’s A Day Of Hoppe: An American Is Europe’s Highest Scorer In 2021

Wednesday was unforgettable for America as Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in as the new U.S. President and Vice President. It was a hopeful day for Americans who want the divisive Trump era to be a thing of the past. It was a Hoppeful day for Americans abroad, as a 19-year-old Californian added to his impressive goal haul in 2021. 

American Matthew Hoppe’s Heroics Denied By Luka Jović Remembering He’s Good At This Sport

A second dose of Matthew Hoppe heroics was thwarted by a Luka Jović brace in Eintracht Frankfurt’s 3-1 Bundesliga victory against Schalke on Sunday. The Frankfurt-Schalke highlights depict the emergence of the American teenager and the resurgence of a written off star.

Reus Sends PK Off Target As Bayern’s Chasers All Drop Points

DORTMUND, Germany — Borussia Dortmund had to come from behind to rescue a 1-1 home draw against struggling Mainz 05 on Saturday that kept them in fourth place in the title race, four points off the top.

Dortmund, who missed a late penalty, did everything right in the first half with close to 70 percent possession and 11 shots on goal, but they wasted a slew of chances and Jude Bellingham also hit the woodwork.

German Hairdressers Are Really Upset With Footballers’ Haircuts

Germany's hairdressers are unimpressed by the latest trims on show in the Bundesliga and have asked the German Football Association (DFB) why the country's players have been taking to the pitch with fresh cuts during a COVID-19 lockdown.

Hair salons in Germany have been shut since Dec. 16 as part of strict restrictions imposed by the government to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Fate Of Euro 2020 Hangs On Vaccine Efforts

The fate of the rescheduled Euro 2020 soccer tournament will not be decided until March but organizers UEFA are hoping that vaccination efforts will allow them to stick to their original plan for June's pan-European tournament.

The 24-nation, month-long showpiece, a major revenue generator for the continent's soccer governing body UEFA and the national federations across Europe, was postponed by 12 months after last year's COVID-19 outbreak.

Reyna, Haaland, BVB Prevent Adams, RB Leipzig From Going Top

LEIPZIG, Germany — Borussia Dortmund scored three times in the second half, twice with Erling Haaland and once with Jadon Sancho, to beat hosts RB Leipzig 3-1 on Saturday and close the gap to the top spots in the Bundesliga.

After a toothless first half Dortmund improved after the break, taking the lead when Halaand charged down the wing and Marco Reus flicked his cross on with his back heel for Sancho to fire in.

The One Club That Wants Schalke To End Winless Run More Than Schalke

BERLIN — It is said that any publicity is good publicity and there is one club in Germany that currently lives and breathes by this adage more than any other.

Amateurs Tasmania Berlin have held on to the record for the longest winless streak in the Bundesliga for more than half a century and the Berlin club are desperate to protect it with Schalke 04 only a game away from matching their 31-game run.

While other teams would have buried that statistic deep in the annals, Tasmania's disastrously brief spell in the top division in 1965-66 has been a source of pride for them.

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