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Why Joe Hart's Torino Move Is Good For England

I have a theory as to one reason (of many) the England National Team tends to underperform in major tournaments: the players all play in the same league. Every England international plays in the Premier League. One might argue this breeds familiarity and is therefore good for the national team, but I think it leads to a lack of stylistic variety in the team and makes the payer pool stagnant. It's basically like inbreeding, is what I'm saying.

Juventus Finally Finds Ronaldo Replacement With Biggest Transfer Of Window So Far

TURIN, Italy — Juventus have signed Fiorentina striker Dušan Vlahović, the Italian club announced on Friday, with the deal worth up to a maximum of 80 million euros ($89.22 million), plus other charges, making it the biggest transfer of the January window so far.

The 22-year-old, who is the joint-top scorer in Serie A this season with 17 goals, has signed a deal until June 2026 in Turin.

Neymar's Netflix Series Is Fascinating In Ways That Neymar Probably Didn't Intend

Warning: Spoilers Ahead (Brazil doesn't win the 2014 World Cup) 

"He's in constant chaos, you know? He often creates it," says Dani Alves with a laugh during the opening of Neymar's new Netflix documentary. "He seems to enjoy that perfect chaos."

And with that we not only have the basis of the title — Neymar: The Perfect Chaos — but a good synopsis of the polarizing footballer who delights in the roles of entertainer, savior, clown, antihero and villain without ever really knowing, or caring, which mask he's going to don on any given day. 

Enough Of This USMNT Cold Weather Talk; Cristiano Ronaldo Is Half Naked In The Sun

There’s been a lot of talk — A LOT — about how the USMNT is going to play three World Cup qualifiers in frigid temperatures this international break. Almost every post the @USMNT Twitter account has made this week has highlighted the fact it gets kinda cold in the northern parts of the U.S. in the winter.

Football In The Margins: The Divisive History Of The Long Throw-In And Its Auspicious Future

When Cheltenham Town hosted Manchester City in the FA Cup Fourth Round in January 2021, victory was all but assured for the Premier League club.

The Robins — who would go on to win League Two that year — were no match for a Man City side that sat atop the English football pyramid. Yet early in the second half, the match at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium was still scoreless.

Sin Minutos En Real Betis, El Futuro De Diego Lainez Podría Estar En Madrid

No hay doble lectura. La temporada 2021-22 de Diego Lainez en el Betis ha sido espantosa. Tanto que la idea de un cambio de aires da más vueltas que nunca.

A la hora de los rumores, la lista de posibles pretendientes para el extremo mexicano ha sido bastante larga durante el mercado de invierno, pero en los últimos días un equipo de primera división de Madrid parece haber tomado la delantera: no es el Real ni el Atlético, sino que el Rayo Vallecano.

Countdown To Kickoff: Champions League Returns In Just 3 Weeks With Games On CBS

Sixty-nine days after the completion of the group stage, the Champions League returns Feb. 15 with the start of the Round of 16, featuring Real Madrid vs. PSG, Liverpool vs. Inter Milan and Manchester United vs. Atlético. It's important to know the Champions League schedule 2022 with the knockout round matches falling on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 3 p.m. ET — plan out those days of extended lunches or PTO accordingly.

Mario Balotelli Returns To Italy National Team Ahead Of Vital World Cup Qualifiers

ROME — Mario Balotelli was named in the Italy squad for the first time since 2018 on Monday, as the Adana Demirspor striker joined seven uncapped players in Roberto Mancini's 35-man training camp selection.

Balotelli, who worked under Azzurri coach Mancini earlier in his career at Inter Milan and Manchester City, has not featured for the national team since September 2018.

But the 31-year-old earned a recall for this week's three-day training camp after scoring eight goals in 18 league games to fire Adana Demirspor to fourth place in the Turkish Super Lig.

PSG Wins Big As Sergio Ramos Gets First Goal And Messi Makes First Appearance Of 2022

PARIS - Paris Saint-Germain continued their march towards the Ligue 1 title as Marco Verratti inspired them to a 4-0 home victory against Reims on Sunday and Lionel Messi made his first appearance of the year.

Italy midfielder Verratti found the back of the net for PSG for the first time since 2019, while Sergio Ramos scored his first goal for the capital side. Wout Faes scored an own goal, and Danilo Pereira added another to put PSG on 53 points from 22 matches.

Tobin Heath Scores 92nd-Minute Equalizer In Arsenal's 1-1 Draw With Manchester City

MANCHESTER, England - Tobin Heath struck the equalizer deep into stoppage time as Arsenal snatched a 1-1 draw away to Manchester City in the Women's Super League, while Manchester United went second thanks to a 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur earlier on Sunday.

The draw leaves Arsenal top of the table on 26 points, two ahead Manchester United with a game in hand. Chelsea, who were held to a frustrating 0-0 draw by Brighton & Hove Albion, are third on 22 points, with one game in hand over Arsenal and two over United.

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