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Spain rocked by squad revolt with 15 players axed for questioning the head coach

On Thursday night at 11 p.m. in Madrid, the Spanish women's national team — one of the favorites at the upcoming 2023 World Cup — was thrown into disarray after 15 players, in emails sent to the Spanish Federation (RFEF), reportedly made themselves unavailable for selection until the dismissal of longstanding manager Jorge Vilda. 

Luis Enrique is giving instructions to the Spanish national team players via walkie-talkies

Seeing a coach standing on the sidelines yelling at his/her players is part of the soccer weave. However, this traditional rite seems to have its days numbered after witnessing the new technology innovation in the Spanish national team camp: mini walkie-talkies.

Predicting 10 Of The Biggest World Cup Snubs

This week serves as the final international break before clubs must release players to their national teams just one week before the World Cup begins, so the latest squad selections should be huge indicators of the final 26-man rosters for the competing nations.

However, a look at the current teams indicates that this won't be a traditional World Cup of blockbuster snubs, but rather an exploration of player pools in an attritional battle against lingering muscle strains.

MLS Playoffs — What Every Team Needs To Do To Make The Postseason

The business end of the MLS season is upon us, and with the MLS playoffs kicking off in just under a month, every game matters. Only six sides have officially been eliminated from playoff contention going into the international break and the race for the Supporter’s Shield is very much alive. Following Match Week 32, let’s break down what every team is playing for from here on out.

MLS Playoffs Picture After Matchweek 32

Eastern Conference

1. Philadelphia Union: 64 Points

Remaining Opponents: Charlotte FC, Toronto FC

Seguridad Del Betis Saca Los Pasos Prohibidos Y Se Desata Bailando El Despechá de Rosalía

El Real Betis continúa dándole pelea al Barcelona y el Real Madrid en LaLiga después de lograr un apretado triunfo por 2-1 ante el Girona. Borja Iglesias con un doblete fue el mejor dentro del campo para los verdiblancos, sin embargo, hoy el premio a la figura del partido se lo llevó un anónimo: el guardia de seguridad que se desató bailando Rosalía antes del inicio del partido, regalando uno de los virales del fin de semana. 

'Baila Vini, Baila' — Players Defend Vinícius Jr. After Racist Comment About His Dancing Celebrations

We all know the feeling: After scoring a goal, our bodies are filled with joy. That's why we celebrated them — with a fist into the air, hugging teammates, sending kisses to our loved ones or, like Vinícius Jr., smiling and dancing next to the corner flag.

The Brazilian moves are beautiful, not only because they convey the player's happiness but because they also lighten up the life of thousands or millions of fans worldwide. 

Barça Extends 18-Year-Old Gavi's Contract And Raises Release Clause To $1 Billion

Amid reported interest from Man City, Man United, Chelsea and Liverpool, Barcelona has secured the services of football's most highly regarded midfield talent through 2026 after 18-year-old Gavi put pen to paper on a new three-year deal that sees his release clause rise to $1 billion.

Unbelievable Defensive Play Denies Lewandowski Goal On Bayern Return

Robert Lewandowski was about to mark his return to Munich with a goal against his former club. He looked sure to finish with aplomb as he had hundreds of times before while playing with Bayern. Then, from out of nowhere, came Noussair Mazraoui to save the day. 

Bayern Munich beat Barcelona yet again in the Champions League, spoiling Lewandowski’s return to the Allianz Arena with a 2-0 victory on Tuesday. Lucas Hernández and Leroy Sané scored four minutes apart early in the second half as Bayern went top of Group C. 

USWNT To Play Spain In Pamplona After England Friendly At Wembley

After recent friendlies against sides ranked 47th, 25th and 46th in the world, the USWNT is now preparing for an October that'll either certify its status as the 2023 World Cup favorite or potentially shift that tag to a European rival. 

We already knew about the showdown between the United States and European champion England at Wembley on Oct. 7, but on Monday, the U.S. announced another heavyweight clash — at trip to El Sadar in Pamplona to play Spain on Oct. 11.

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