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Deolu is a feature writer and copy editor at World Soccer Talk. His favorite club is Atletico Madrid, and he has bylines at BackPageFootball and WorldFootballIndex.

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Early Bellingham goal separates England and Serbia

A 13th-minute Jude Bellingham header made the difference in England's 1-0 win over Serbia, one of the favorites to win Euro 2024 and end their 58-year drought, looked dominant throughout the game. United fullback Luke Shaw, who has been out since February after suffering a hamstring injury, missed England's Euros opener. However, manager Gareth Southgate […]

Slovenia and Denmark grind to a 1-1 draw

Slovenia and Denmark shared the spoils of a hard-fought Stuttgart battle, as the two sides toiled to a 1-1 draw. Christian Eriksen, making his first appearance at the Euros since suffering a cardiac arrest at Euro 2020, headlined a star-studded Denmark team. Rasmus Højlund, Wolves target Jonas Wind, and Pierre-Emile Højbjerg were included in the […]

Euro 2024

/ 1 day ago

Netherlands edge past Poland with late Weghorst winner

The Netherlands took home the full three points on Sunday, scraping past a resilient Poland side 2-1 to kick off their Euro 2024 campaign. Super-sub Wout Weghorst made the difference to complete a sensational come-from-behind victory. Poland entered the game without star striker Robert Lewandowski, who suffered a thigh injury in one of their pre-Euro […]

UEFA Euro 2024

/ 1 day ago

Euro 2024 continues with three Sunday clashes

Euro 2024 is in full swing now, with three exciting Sunday clashes on show. Poland faces the Netherlands to open up Group D. Poland will miss Robert Lewandowski through a thigh injury, while Charlotte FC Karol Swiderski is expected to take. Napoli attacking midfielder Piotr Zielinski and Arsenal center-back Jakub Kiwior will lead Poland looking […]

UEFA Euro 2024

/ 2 days ago

Euro 2024 is last gasp for Portugal to repeat 2016 triumph

Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal's star player, is writhing on the ground, gripping his left knee. A French crowd of 76,000 looks stunned as he limps off the field, returns with his knee wrapped, but signals for a sub. Ronaldo, arguably the best soccer player of all time, will have to leave the biggest game of his […]

UEFA Euro 2024

/ 2 days ago

Euro 2024 jumps into full motion with three-game Saturday

Euro 2024 will get into full swing with three exciting group-stage matches on Saturday. At 9 a.m. ET, Hungary and Switzerland battle as they look to get out on top of Group A. Hungary is on an incredible rise, evoking comparisons to the 1954 team that finished second at the World Cup. It qualified for […]

News

/ 3 days ago

Dortmund hires ex-Antalyaspor manager as coach

Dortmund will hire ex-player and former Antalyaspor manager Nuri Sahin as head coach, the club announced. Sahin, who made 274 appearances for Dortmund and was previously Terzic's assistant, will sign a three-year deal. "It is a great honor for me to be head coach of Borussia Dortmund. I would like to thank everyone in the club’s […]

UEFA Euro 2024

/ 3 days ago

Germany, Scotland open Euro 2024 with captivating clash

Germany, as the hosts of Euro 2024, begin their home conquest with a game against a strong Scotland side. For Germany, it's their first chance since their group stage exit at Qatar to redeem themselves in front of a global audience. Germany was a team lost in direction, confused in playstyle, tied between allegiance to […]

UEFA Euro 2024

/ 7 days ago

Euro 2024: Belgium searches for first title ever

It feels like Belgium's golden generation is somewhat fading. There was a time when the gloom of the 2000s turned to consistent deep runs under the leadership of manager Roberto Martinez. Romelu Lukaku, Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois, Vincent Kompany, and more all dominated the global scene. It was best shown by their […]

UEFA Euro 2024

/ 9 days ago

Euro 2024 preview: Favorites France face questions

At around this time, Veronique Rabiot was yelling at Wilfried Mbappé. Yelling. And yes, it was that Rabiot, mother of Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot. And yes again, it was that Mbappé, mother of then-PSG winger Kylian Mbappé. The argument came in the backdrop of France's shocking loss to Switzerland, where Switzerland came back from two […]

News

/ 10 days ago

Birmingham City hires Spurs assistant Chris Davies

Birmingham City recently announced the hiring of Spurs assistant coach Chris Davies as manager. Davies will take control of a dysfunctional BCFC team that suffered relegation from the Championship this season. Davies beat several candidates to earn the job as Birmingham City manager, inking a four-year deal with the Blues on Thursday. He reportedly beat […]

News

/ 13 days ago

Charlotte FC owner wants $650 million for renovation

Charlotte Panthers and Charlotte FC owner David Tepper recently asked the city to pay upwards of $650 million for their stadium renovation. City officials stated that tourism taxes would make up the brunt of their spending. Per Carolina Panthers president Kristi Coleman, Tepper's Sports and Entertainment (TSE) is pleased with the location. In a statement, […]

News

/ 15 days ago

Why Ligue 1 will still be entertaining without Mbappé

Finally, after years and years of suspense, misleading transfer rumors, and deadline-day chaos, the ever-entertaining Kylian Mbappé has left PSG and Ligue 1. After leaving for free and ostensibly signing a huge contract, Mbappé joins a stacked front line including Vinicius and Rodrygo while teaming up with superstars Jude Bellingham and Federico Valverde. It's an […]

News

/ 15 days ago

Real beats Dortmund to win Champions League final

Real Madrid beat Dortmund 2-0 to secure their 15th Champions League title. Goals from Dani Carvajal and Vinicius Junior led the way as Real legend Toni Kroos ended his club career with a trophy. The game marked the end of two prestigious club careers for Toni Kroos and Marco Reus. Kroos will retire after he […]

News

/ 17 days ago

CFG, Ineos must use blind trust due to UEFA rules

Due to UEFA's rules on multi-club ownership, the two Manchester clubs – Manchester City and Manchester United – must both exercise a blind trust option. City Football Group (CFG) is the majority shareholder of Manchester City and Girona, along with several other clubs around the world. City and Girona will both make the UEFA Champions […]

News

/ 20 days ago

Spurs bring former Chelsea forward back on a second loan spell

Premier League giants Tottenham recently agreed with Leipzig to a season-long loan deal for striker Timo Werner. Werner joined Tottenham from Leipzig in January on a loan with the option to buy for $18.5 million. He appeared in 13 games for Spurs, scoring two goals and adding three assists in limited time. The ex-Chelsea attacker […]

News

/ 23 days ago

Kaiserslautern's Toure and Ache: Can they deliver Pokal upset?

For a brief moment in time, the Olympiastadion is on fire. Flares rocket in and out of the Berlin stadium as red-and-white fire licks the 75,800 seats in the arena. Above the utter joy and chaos on the field and in the stands, a huge Jumbotron reads Deutscher Pokal sieger 1996 – 1. FC Kaiserslautern... […]

News

/ 24 days ago

ESPN's Jon Champion reveals FA Cup Final predictions

ESPN commentator Jon Champion excitedly unfurls a sheet that would probably be long enough to use as one of the flags ultras wave in the stands. It's inscribed in black, white, red, and blue, scrawled with information that dates back to the 1880s. "At the moment, it's about 100 sheets of paper, with various things […]

News

/ 25 days ago

Ex-Wolves coach Lopetegui signs deal with West Ham

Manager Julen Lopetegui, who has been out of a job since August when he left Wolves, signed a deal with West Ham. Lopetegui is joining West Ham on a two-year contract, with an option for an additional year. The deal was contingent on David Moyes leaving the club ahead of the summer transfer window. After […]

Jon Champion to skip Euro 2024, call Olympics for NBC

Ahead of the highly-anticipated Euro 2024, commentator Jon Champion told World Soccer Talk that he won't call the Euros for ITV, BBC, FOX Sports, or any other TV network. Instead, he will call the Olympics for NBC Sports. "I'm not going to do the Euros. I'm going to sit the Euros out," Champion told World […]