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Home > Soccer World Daily > Saturday, June 17, 2017

Around the Net
Football Espana
Portuguese sports dailies A Bola and Record reported that superstar Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid, making an "irreversible decision" to leave Real Madrid and Spain after eight seasons following charges of tax fraud made by Spanish authorities. Read the whole story
U.S. under-20 captain Erik Palmer-Brown, who is under contract with Sporting Kansas City, has attracted the interest from some of the biggest teams in Europe following his strong play at the U-20 World Cup in South Korea. Read the whole story
Defending World Cup champion Germany is resting many of its stars for the Confederations Cup, where the goal will be to measure the progress of young players called up for the eight-team tournament. Read the whole story
Washington Post
In an editorial, the Washington Post criticizes Russia for showing little respect for human rights and intolerable labor conditions at seven World Cup stadium sites. Read the whole story
AC Milan's 18-year-old goalkeeper, Gianluigi Donnarumma, will not extend his contract with the Italian club when it expires after next season. While the move caught some by surprise, former AC Milan star Alessandro Costacurta said the move makes sense. Read the whole story
Daily Mirror
Promoted EPL club Brighton & Hove Albion signed 25-year-old Australia goalkeeper Mathew Ryan from Valencia for a club record fee believed to be more than $7 million. Ryan, who has won 32 caps, is in the Socceroos for the Confederations Cup in Russia. Read the whole story

FIFA scandals enter new phase as former banker admits bribe payments

Former Swiss bank executive Jorge Luis Arzuaga has admitted establishing accounts and depositing funds as bribe payments to the late Julio Grondona, former president of the Argentine Football Association (AFA) and ex-chairman of FIFA's Finance Committee. ...More

Schalke's U.S. teens eye first-team promotion

Missing from the U.S. team that reached the quarterfinals of the 2017 U-20 World Cup were three American teens who were playing for Schalke 04 in its run to the U-19 Bundesliga semifinals: 19-year-old Haji Wright, and 18-year-old Weston McKennie, who turns 19 in August, and Nick Taitague, who turned 18 last February. ...More

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