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Arsenal, Inter Milan and Everton To Tour USA This Summer

Arsenal, Inter Milan and Everton to play in Florida Cup

Despite a global pandemic and EURO 2020 taking place this summer, 2021 promises to be a big year for soccer fans in the U.S.

While we will not have the International Champions Cup we will have teams touring the U.S., plus the Gold Cup, Nations League, 2022 World Cup qualification and some good friendlies.

Florida Cup

The first Florida Cup will involve Premier League sides Arsenal and Everton, Serie A Champions Inter Milan and Colombian side Millonarios. All matches will be played at Camping World Stadium in Orlando.

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Real Madrid Rehire Carlo Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti Real Madrid

Big surprise as the managerial roundabout has put Carlo Ancelotti back in the hot seat at the Bernabéu as he returns as Real Madrid manager for a second time.

Ancelotti, who signed a three-year deal, succeeds Zinedine Zidane at Real. In his first stint in charge, between 2013 and 2015, Ancelotti ending Madrids’ drought in the Champions League, while also winning the Copa del Rey, a European Super Cup and a Club World Cup.

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Zidane Fires Shot At Perez As He Quits Real Madrid

Zidane

Zinedine Zidane says he resigned as Real Madrid manager because he felt the club “no longer had faith” in him.

The Frenchman left the La Liga club for a second time in his coaching career on 27 May after they failed to win a trophy during the 2020-21 season.

Zidane previously managed Real from 2016-2018 before returning 10 months later in March 2019.

“I’m going, but I’m not jumping overboard, nor am I tired of coaching,” said the 48-year-old.

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Champions League Final Moved To Portugal

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Portugal is set to host the Champions League final after Uefa failed to receive the guarantees of exemptions it wants if it is to move the game to Wembley.

Uefa, UK government officials and the Football Association met on Monday to discuss moving the game between Chelsea and Manchester City from Istanbul.

Uefa has decided it will be moved after Turkey was put on England’s red travel list meaning fans cannot travel. Portugal is on the green list so fans would be allowed to attend on 29 May.

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European Super League Will Not Disappear Quietly

European Super League

While the six English clubs quickly caved on the idea of a breakaway European Super League after public opposition, three of Europe’s biggest clubs that are sticking to the original idea of a Super League.

Juventus, Real Madrid and Barcelona are refusing to back down and the three clubs have released a joint statement slamming ‘unacceptable pressures, threats and offenses’ to abandon the Super League project.

According the the New York Times, the three are not only threatening legal action against UEFA, but also the nine sides that backed out – AC Milan, Inter, Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham and Atletico Madrid.

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International Champions Cup 2021 To Be Held In Portland

The International Champions Cup will be returning to the U.S. this summer after a one year hiatus as Olympique Lyonnais and FC Barcelona, two of the biggest names in European women’s soccer, will join the Portland Thorns and Houston Dash of the National Women’s Soccer League, in a tournament this summer in Portland, Ore.

All four teams are titleholders. Olympique Lyonnais is competing for its 15th-straight French first division title and sixth-consecutive UEFA Women’s Champions League Trophy. As for Barcelona, it was a Champions League Finalist in 2019.

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Premier League Clubs Brexit Super League

European Super League

The European Super League has been officially suspended after all six English clubs formally withdrew from the ill-fated venture.

On another dramatic night when Chelsea fans staged a mass protest outside Stamford Bridge before their Premier League clash with Brighton, Manchester City and Chelsea began the process of killing off the rebel league less than 48 hours after its launch by pulling out late in the afternoon, putting huge pressure on the other 10 founder members to follow suit, as they held crisis talks over their exit strategies.

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European Super League: What We Know So Far

European Super League

The European Super League has been announced by 12 of the biggest clubs in Europe, and the competition could begin as early as August 2021.

The clubs that announced the Super League have left ECA and its President Andrea Agnelli resigned, becoming the Super League vice president along with Manchester United’s co-chairman Joel Glazer and Liverpool’s John Henry. Real Madrid Chairman Florentino Perez has been named Super League President.

European Super League Details

The clubs have released a joint statement announcing the tournament’s format, which is:

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UEFA Respond With Anger At Super League Plans

European Super League

UEFA has responded to the news of the European Super League with president Alexander Ceferin promising to punish participants in the Super League and says that any players involved “will be banned from the World Cup and Euros”.

The announcement of a new European competition that would see a number of top clubs break away from the Champions League has been met with fierce opposition over the past 24 hours.

UEFA has now revealed its stance, with Ceferin calling for the football world to rally against the “cynical plan” that is threatening to cause huge division across the continent’s major leagues.

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European Super League Officially Announced

European Super League

The idea of a European Super League has been rumored for years. But on Sunday those rumors became reality when twelve of Europe’s top clubs announced they were launching a breakaway Super League.

AC Milan, Arsenal FC, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona, Internazionale, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur have all joined as founding clubs.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez said:

“We will help football at every level and take it to its rightful place in the world. Football is the only global sport in the world with more than four billion fans and our responsibility as big clubs is to respond to their desires.”