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Australia Women’s World Cup Opener Moved to a Larger Venue

Australia’s Women’s World Cup opening match against Ireland has been moved to a larger stadium amid high demand for tickets. Australia’s first match was originally scheduled to be played at the new 42,500 capacity Allianz Stadium in Sydney, but was moved to the over 82,000 capacity Stadium Australia. Stadium Australia, the former Olympic stadium, will …

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Struggling Everton appoint former Burnley boss Dyche as new manager

Struggling Everton appoint former Burnley boss Dyche as new manager

Sean Dyche vowed on Monday to “remake” Everton after the struggling Premier League hired the former Burnley boss to save them from relegation. Dyche has agreed a two-and-a-half-year deal and will face Premier League leaders Arsenal at Goodison Park in his first game in charge on Saturday. The 51-year-old said it was an “honour” to …

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Wolves sign Brazilian midfielder Joao Gomes

Wolves sign Brazilian midfielder Joao Gomes

Premier League strugglers Wolves have signed midfielder Joao Gomes from Brazilian Flamengo on a long-term deal for a reported fee of £15 million ($18.5 million). Gomes, who won the Copa Libertadores last year, signed for Molineux despite interest from Lyon, becoming Wolves manager Julen Lopetegui’s sixth signing in the January transfer window. The transfer of …

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Real Madrid, Barcelona to meet in Copa del Rey semis

Real Madrid, Barcelona to meet in Copa del Rey semis

Real Madrid will face El Clásico rival Barcelona in the Copa del Rey semifinals, while Athletic Bilbao will take on Osasuna after Monday’s draw. The defending Spanish champions will receive Barça before visiting the Camp Nou, in the only day of the two-legged Spanish national knockout competition. Carlo Ancelotti’s side reached the quarterfinals after beating …

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Graham Arnold renews contract as coach of the Australian Socceroos

Graham Arnold renews contract as coach of the Australian Socceroos

The coach of the Australian men’s national soccer team announced Monday that he will lead the team’s upcoming World Cup campaign after posting an astonishing top-16 finish in Qatar. Graham Arnold faced the ax as the Socceroos struggled in World Cup qualifying, but tightened his hold on the top spot with upset wins over Denmark …

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Super-sub Simeone continues Napoli's title march as champions Milan fall apart

Super-sub Simeone continues Napoli’s title march as champions Milan fall apart

Giovanni Simeone ensured Napoli continued their march to a first Serie A title in more than three decades with the decisive goal in a 2-1 win over Roma that put his team 13 points clear of the chasing group. Substitute Simeone nailed a marvelous finish at the end of a long passing move with four …

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