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Home > Soccer World Daily > Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017
Romanian midfielder George Calintaru was reportedly so upset about his poor attempt at a Panenka penalty kick, which would have earned his Juventus Bucharest a last-second tie against FCSB, that he punched a table in the locker room and broke a finger. Read the whole story
In his home debut for Paris Saint-Germain, Neymar scored twice, assisted twice, and earned a penalty kick in a 6-2 win over Toulouse. His second goal was a masterpiece, juking three defenders in the penalty area before stroking the ball into the net. Read the whole story
Clint Dempsey's penalty kick in the fourth minute of stoppage time gave the Seattle Sounders a 2-1 win over Minnesota United that moved it into first place in the Western Conference. Read the whole story
Belgian defender Jelle Van Damme is heading home. The Galaxy sold the 33-year-old center back to Royal Antwerp for a transfer fee of $235,000. He was a 2016 MLS Best XI pick and two-time MLS all-star, but the number everyone will remember is a league-high three red cards in 18 ... Read the whole story

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German World Cup winner Lukas Podolski is considering legal action after a right-wing website printed a photo of him with an article about illegal immigration. The former Arsenal striker who now plays for Japanese club Vissel Kobe, was pictured by Breitbart under the headline: "Spanish Police Crack Gang Moving Migrants ... Read the whole story
When Barcelona plays Real Betis in the La Liga opener on Sunday, players will wear jerseys with the Barcelona name on the back of their shirts in tribute to the victims of Thursday's deadly attack on the Las Ramblas boulevard. Read the whole story
Monaco set a Ligue 1 record as it won, 1-0, at Metz for a 15th straight league victory, a new record in the competition. Radamel Falcao's goal was the difference Read the whole story
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Colombian defender Davinson Sanchez, 21, joined Tottenham from Ajax for a transfer fee of $59 million, a Spurs' record. Sanchez, who helped Ajax reach the 2017 Europa League final, signed a six-year contract. Read the whole story

Bayern goal points out how VAR can increase scoring

The era of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in the Bundesliga started Friday with the system providing a penalty kick to Bayern Munich, which beat Bayern Leverkusen, 3-1, in the season opener. ...More

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