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Galtier the man for PSG's latest change of approach

Galtier the man for PSG’s latest change of approach

Christophe Galtier’s appointment as Paris Saint-Germain coach confirms a change in approach from the Qatar-owned club as they continue their search for elusive Champions League glory, but there will be huge pressure on Mauricio Pochettino’s successor. Galtier, 55, becomes PSG’s seventh different manager since the Qatari takeover of 2011 as he arrives on a two-year …

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Hegerberg's return for Norway sprinkles stardust on Euro 2022

Hegerberg’s return for Norway sprinkles stardust on Euro 2022

Euro 2022 will be lit up by one of the brightest stars in women’s football thanks to Ada Hegerberg’s decision to end a self-imposed exile from international duty with Norway. The all-time top goalscorer in the women’s Champions League stepped away from the international scene in 2017, citing concerns over the inequality of treatment given …

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Spain star Putellas to miss Euro 2022 with knee injury

Spain star Putellas to miss Euro 2022 with knee injury

Spain’s Alexia Putellas, the reigning Ballon d’Or winner, has been ruled out of Euro 2022 after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee on the eve of the tournament. “Tests carried out on the Spain international this afternoon… have confirmed the national team captain suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament,” the Spanish football …

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Euro 'pressure a privilege' for England captain Williamson

Euro ‘pressure a privilege’ for England captain Williamson

England captain Leah Williamson said the Lionesses must embrace the expectation of a nation as they prepare to kick off Euro 2022 in front a record crowd for a women’s European Championship match against Austria on Wednesday. Old Trafford is sold out for the tournament opener with hopes high that Sarina Wiegman’s side can deliver …

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PSG sacks coach Pochettino, hire ex-Lille manager Galtier

PSG sacks coach Pochettino, hire ex-Lille manager Galtier

PARIS — Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino has been sacked with Christophe Galtier confirmed as the new coach on Tuesday. Pochettino had one year left on his contract and is the fourth straight coach to be fired by PSG. [ VIDEO: Transfer chat: USMNT players potentially on the move this summer ] “Paris Saint-Germain confirms it has ended …

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Spain's Alexia Putellas injures knee ahead of Women's Euro opener

Spain’s Alexia Putellas injures knee ahead of Women’s Euro opener

MADRID (AP) — Ballon d’Or winner Alexia Putellas injured her left knee in training on Tuesday, three days before Spain’s opening match in the European Women’s Championship. The extent of Putellas’ injury was yet to be determined, and whether she will remain with the squad for the tournament in England, the Spanish soccer federation said. …

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