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Denmark fans are seen behind their flags before kick off of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group C football match between Denmark and Australia at the Samara Arena in Samara on June 21, 2018. (Getty Images)

Denmark’s Euro 2020 campaign at risk over players’ contract dispute

The Danish Football Association is looking for replacements for regular national team players for this month’s matches against Slovakia and Wales after contract negotiations broke down.

Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso, Alvaro Morata named in Spain squad to face England

Chelsea duo Marcos Alonso and Alvaro Morata have been included in Luis Enrique's first Spain squad, with only two Barcelona players, Sergi Roberto and Sergio Busquets, in the 23-man selection.
Didier Deschamps

France coach Didier Deschamps recalls ‘retired’ Rami in first post-World Cup squad

France coach Didier Deschamps gave his firm backing to Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and recalled “retired” defender Adil Rami as he named his first post-World Cup squad ahead of two Nations League matches.
Manchester City's Leroy Sane

Sami Khedira dropped as Leroy Sane returns to Germany squad

Manchester City's Leroy Sane returns to the Germany squad for next month's matches against France and Peru, but there is no place for Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira.

Gareth Bale leads Ryan Giggs’s Wales squad for Ireland, Denmark games

Gareth Bale spearheads Ryan Giggs’s Wales squad for his first two competitive fixtures in charge against the Republic of Ireland and Denmark next month.
Hal Robson-Kanu

Wales forward Hal Robson-Kanu retires from international football

Wales forward Hal Robson-Kanu has retired from international football.
Gary Cahill

Jamie Vardy, Gary Cahill retire from England duty

Jamie Vardy and Gary Cahill announced their intention to retire from international duty with England on Tuesday, although both did leave the door open to a return in emergency circumstances.

Germany coach presents reform plans after World Cup flop

Germany coach Joachim Loew has presented “very convincing” reform plans for the national team following its failure to get past the group stage of the World Cup, federation boss Reinhard Grindel said.

UEFA says new nations league will boost competitive, meaningful football

European soccer’s new Nations League competition will give national team football a boost when it gets underway next month, UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin said on Thursday.

Ilkay Gundogan wants to keep playing for Germany

Ilkay Gundogan has said he wants to keep playing for Germany and not follow Mesut Ozil into retirement, despite the furore over their controversial pre-World Cup meeting with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Thomas Mueller - Germany

Thomas Mueller: Germany’s World Cup debacle is ‘huge motivation’

Thomas Mueller says the Germans’ shock early exit from the World Cup will provide “huge motivation” when he starts the new season with both Germany and Bayern Munich.
Soccer Football - Pre Season Friendly - Bury v Liverpool - The Energy Check Stadium, Bury, Britain - July 14, 2018 Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp before the match Action Images via Reuters-Ed Sykes

Jurgen Klopp fears post-World Cup injury woe

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp fears the gruelling demands of international football are putting players at such risk that "we have to collect their bones" during the coming season.
Heimir Hallgrimsson

Iceland’s World Cup coach Heimir Hallgrimsson steps down

Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson stepped down on Tuesday, a few weeks after leading the tiny nation at its first World Cup.

FIFA meets with top clubs over $25 billion investors offer

The ruling body FIFA has met with seven leading clubs including Real Madrid and Manchester United to discuss a 25-billion dollar offer from investors for a revamped Club World Cup and a new global Nations League, the New York Times reported.

Sepp Blatter opposes joint World Cup bids amid 2026 proposals

Former Fifa president Sepp Blatter has reiterated his view that World Cups should be staged in one country rather than co-hosted by multiple nations.

European Leagues chief urges UEFA panel to oppose new FIFA competitions

Europe's top leagues want colleagues on a UEFA panel to unite against FIFA's multi-billion pound plan for new competitions.

FIFA proposes staging a new mini-World Cup every two years

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has proposed staging what would effectively be a mini-World Cup, featuring eight international teams, every two years in addition to the traditional event.

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs named Wales manager

The 44-year-old former Manchester United winger succeeds Chris Coleman, who left for Sunderland in November.

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