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Rashford, Iwobi, Sanches, Sane and Alli in the running to become Golden Boy — Some of the biggest rising stars in world football are in contention for the Golden Boy prize, but who should take the crown? The prestigious award, with past winners including Lionel Messi and Paul Pogba, was established by Tuttosport in 2003 and is voted for by journalists from 30 European newspapers.

Football Association in spotlight again after Sam Allardyce scandal — Sam Allardyce is gone after just a single match and 67 days in charge of the England national team, but the FA has been no stranger to scandal and sensational departures over the last two decades. ESPN FC documents a series of incidents the governing body has had to deal with.

Questions for CONMEBOL over Copa Libertadores, Sudamericana changes — The South American Confederation, CONMEBOL, has announced it will be making big changes to its international club competitions. Two trophies per year are up for grabs. By far the most prestigious is the Copa Libertadores, the continent's Champions League. And there is also a Europa League equivalent, known as the Copa Sudamericana.

Sam Allardyce case highlights FA ineptness in judgment and decision-making — After a nine and a half week romance, the Football Association woke up feeling kinda dirty. Bribes (quaintly called "bungs" in the lexicon of English football). Players gambling on football. Third-party ownership rules being circumvented.

Sam Allardyce joins Brian Clough and Marcelo Bielsa in brief managerial spells — After Sam Allardyce left the England job after just 67 days and one game in charge, we look at some of the other notoriously brief managerial spells from down the years ... 10.

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Alan Shearer and Rio Ferdinand: The world is laughing at England — Sam Allardyce's behaviour has made England the laughing stock of world football, according to former Three Lions captains Alan Shearer and Rio Ferdinand. The 61-year-old saw his contract terminated by mutual agreement with the Football Association on Tuesday, after barely two months as manager and just one match in charge.

Sam Allardyce's lapse in judgement sees him lose his dream England job — More than anything, the tale of Sam Allardyce's downfall is a profoundly sad one. Sad because once again, England find themselves rudderless. Sad because of all that it tells us about modern football and those who operate within its murky waters. But sad, too, on a human level.

Sam Allardyce 'absolutely distraught' over England exit - Martin Glenn — Sam Allardyce is "absolutely distraught" after he agreed to leave his job as England manager after one match following an undercover sting operation, according to FA chief executive Martin Glenn. Allardyce was targeted in a Daily Telegraph investigation into alleged corruption in English football, and the departure of the 61-year-old after just 67 days at the helm was announced following crisis talks involving FA chairman Greg Clarke and Glenn.

The candidates to replace Sam Allardyce as England manager — After just 67 days, Sam Allardyce has left his post as England manager. With The FA again looking for a new man to lead the national team, ESPN FC examines some potential contenders.
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RT @archiert1: For Real Madrid's opener, the away side moved the ball from their own box to Dortmund's goal with 15 touches in 19 seconds.…

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@WillGav Already booked tonight, I'm afraid! (Not for another podcast, just to catch up with some friends)

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@WillGav haha - touche! I might not wear a Cardinals jersey anywhere for a while after that debacle last night, mind...

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