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martina alcheva

Has over 13 years of online sports news writing experience, including over four years as a digital journalist specializing in soccer. Provides predominantly soccer-related content, such as match previews and daily news. Part of Bolavip US since September 2020 and World Soccer Talk since June 2023.

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USMNT's Copa America roster: Sargent in; Tillman, Trusty out

With anticipation growing ahead of the 2024 Copa America, the USMNT squad has been revealed, with Josh Sargent making the cut. With the USMNT preparing to compete on home soil, head coach Gregg Berhalter has announced the 26-man squad that will represent the United States in this prestigious tournament. Leeds’s attacking midfielder Brenden Aaronson is […]

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USMNT's Tessmann set for Inter move – but there's a catch

The United States national soccer team will soon have another player to play for the top three teams in Serie A., with Inter set to sign Tanner Tessmann. On one side, Milan have Christian Pulisic and Yunus Musah, while Juventus have Timothy Weah and Weston McKennie. Having said that, McKennie is returning to the Premier […]

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New dawn: Roma's US owner Dan Friedkin set to buy Everton

Dan Friedkin, owner of Serie A giants Roma, is poised to take control of Premier League club Everton, following an agreement with current majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri. This move, which has garnered significant attention, marks a potential turning point for Everton. It also promises new financial stability and a fresh strategic direction. Farhad Moshiri, who […]

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United target's sell-on clause sets Barca up for cash bonanza

Due to a sell-on clause, Barca could be set for a significant financial boost if Manchester United target, Jean-Clair Todibo, earns a summer transfer. Todibo, who joined Barcelona in January 2019, was once heralded as one of the most promising young defenders in France. However, injuries and managerial upheavals marred his time in Spain, preventing […]

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Hint of jab at Barca, Xavi: Dembele explains rise in form for PSG

Former Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele has expressed his dissatisfaction with his time at the Catalan club. In addition to this, he has drawn comparisons with his experience at Paris Saint-Germain, where he now appears much more settled. As he prepares for Euro 2024 with the French national team, Dembele's remarks highlight the differences in his […]

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Robinson selected as Fulham's MVP: What it means for future

USMNT star Antonee Robinson has capped off an impressive 2023-24 campaign by being named Player of the Season at Fulham. This accolade recognizes Robinson's significant contributions and consistent performances throughout the season. This makes him the first Cottagers full-back to win the award since Steve Finnan in 2002. Robinson, who joined the West London side […]

UEFA Euro 2024

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Euro 2024 VAR changes: How they differ from Big Five leagues

As Euro 2024 kicks off, significant changes in refereeing and technology aim to provide clarity for players and spectators regarding VAR. All this, while maintaining zero tolerance for serious foul play and dissent. These changes were highlighted during a recent media briefing at Munich's Allianz Stadium, ahead of the tournament's opening match between host nation […]

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Miami working to sign Messi's ex-Real Madrid arch-rival

Raphael Varane, the distinguished French center-back, will part ways with Manchester United when his contract expires at the end of the season. Varane's departure, officially confirmed by the club, marks the end of a significant chapter in his illustrious career. The Frenchman joined Manchester United in July 2021 from Real Madrid for an initial fee […]

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Gio Reyna reveals future plans after Forest debacle

Gio Reyna brought ample excitement with a strategic move from Borussia Dortmund to Nottingham Forest. The expectation was that the American would earn more playing time. Ideally, it would have enhanced his form ahead of the Copa America. Unfortunately, this plan did not pan out as expected. In his four months at Forest, Reyna managed […]

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Mbappe skips France training: Will he play in Euro 2024 opener?

France's preparations for the 2024 Euro have hit a snag as captain Mbappe missed an open training session on Thursday. The French squad have been training at their European Championship base in Paderborn, Germany. This week, they held a practice session attended by approximately 4,000 spectators at the Home Deluxe Arena. However, the new Real […]

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No Premier League: Mourinho's top stadium and fans in Europe

Jose Mourinho recently reflected on his illustrious career, singling out the iconic San Siro as the greatest stadium he has ever worked in. The Portuguese tactician, known for his tenure with numerous top-tier clubs, has taken up a new role at Fenerbahce. However, as he awaits the start of pre-season training, Mourinho has been sharing […]

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Ex-Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso lands surprise job in Croatia

In a surprising yet thrilling development, Croatian Hajduk Split has announced that Gennaro Gattuso will lead the team next season. The 46-year-old has signed a contract with Hajduk that will keep him in Split until the summer of 2026. He is expected to arrive next week to begin preparations and will be officially presented at […]

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Not just Vinicius: PSG eyes two LaLiga stars to replace Mbappe

With Kylian Mbappe's departure to Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain find themselves at a critical juncture. PSG are reportedly grappling with concerns about the future of their squad with Vinicius and Lamine Yamal emerging as Mbappe replacements. Mbappe, who signed a five-year deal with the La Liga giants, leaves a significant void at PSG; both in […]

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2026 World Cup: Team base camps and host pathways unveiled

The 2026 World Cup is set to be a historic event, with an expanded scope and a detailed roadmap for participating teams and host nations. FIFA has recently released the first edition of the online Team Base Camp brochure. Thus, they have provided an initial glimpse into the potential training sites. They have also included […]

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Bad news for Newell's Old Boys: Messi singles out his last club

The legendary Lionel Messi with an illustrious career spanning over two decades, has announced that Miami will be his last club. At 36, Messi acknowledges that "there's not a lot of time left" in his playing career. This revelation marks a significant moment in the soccer world. One of its greatest icons prepares for his […]

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Inspired by NBA clubs: Milan introduce 'Front Row Experience'

Milan has recently introduced an innovative and luxurious offering for their fans, the "Club 1899 Front Row Experience". Premium seating arrangements at high-profile NBA games of the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks have inspired this. Thus, the Rossoneri wants to revolutionize the matchday experience at San Siro. The Italian side intends to bring […]

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Milan coach Pioli passes up Premier League despite ambitions

Stefano Pioli, the former Milan coach, is in a transitional phase of his career, having decided to leave the Italian giants at the end of the season. Pioli, who guided Milan to a Serie A title and a Champions League semi-final during his tenure, has been actively seeking his next challenge. Pioli's departure from AC […]

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Lunin's future: English side circles amid tensions with Madrid

As the summer transfer window heats up, Real Madrid's goalkeeper Andriy Lunin finds himself at a career crossroads. Despite an impressive season filling in for the injured Thibaut Courtois, Lunin's future at the Santiago Bernabeu remains uncertain. Cadena COPE says Real Madrid offered the 25-year-old a contract extension until 2029, but he has yet to […]

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Rodrygo transfer: Madrid reject Liverpool bid, set new price

Real Madrid winger Rodrygo's future has been cast into doubt following the official announcement of Mbappe's arrival at the club. This significant signing, along with the imminent addition of Brazilian prodigy Endrick, has led to speculation about Rodrygo's role in the squad and his potential departure. Since joining Real Madrid from Santos in 2019, Rodrygo […]

UEFA Euro 2024

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Lewandowski suffers injury: Will he play for Poland at Euro 2024?

In a major blow to Poland's Euro 2024 ambitions, their star forward Robert Lewandowski suffered a muscle injury less than a week before their opening match against the Netherlands. The Barcelona striker limped off the pitch after just 33 minutes during a 2-1 friendly victory over Turkey. His injury visibly distressed Lewandowski while medical staff […]