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Poland waives quarantine rules for Manchester United fans ahead of Europa League Final

Manchester United supporters will be able to travel to Gdansk to watch their team play Villarreal in the Europa League final after Polish authorities waived local quarantine rules.

United and Villarreal are scheduled to play at the Stadion Miejski on May 26 in front of 9,500 people.

The stadium will be restricted to 25 per cent capacity, with United receiving 2,000 tickets. English fans will have to quarantine upon their return to the UK but they will not need to isolate upon their arrival in Poland.

In a statement the Polish authorities said:

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Gold Cup And World Cup Qualifiers Highlight Summer Schedule

USA Soccer Fans

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 usual round of international soccer friendlies this summer via the International Champions Cup we will have the Gold Cup, Nations League, 2022 World Cup qualification and some good friendlies.

Gold Cup 2021

While the schedule for the Gold Cup 2021 has not been released, we do know where the games will be played as CONCACAF has announced that these nine U.S. cities will host group and knockout stage matches of this year’s Gold Cup are:

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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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Kronke’s Not Interested In Selling Arsenal

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Arsenal owners Stan Kroenke and Josh Kroenke say they remain “100% committed” to the Premier League club and “are not selling any stake”.

Arsenal legends Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira have joined Spotify founder and billionaire Daniel Ek’s bid to buy the club but Kronke’s say they are not interested in selling:

“We have not received any offer and we will not entertain any offer,” the Gunners owners said.

“Our ambition for Arsenal remains to compete to win the biggest trophies in the game and our focus remains on improving our competitiveness on the pitch to achieve this.”

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Manchester City Win Fourth Straight League Cup

Manchester City won the League Cup for a record-equalling fourth time in succession with a deserved victory over a disappointing Tottenham Hotspur side at Wembley.

City defender Aymeric Laporte, arguably fortunate to be on the pitch after escaping a yellow card in the first half before being cautioned after the break, rose above Spurs substitute Moussa Sissoko to head home Kevin de Bruyne’s free-kick eight minutes from time.

It was appropriate reward for City creating a host of chances and dominating Spurs, who did not enjoy any sort of positive reaction from sacking manager Jose Mourinho on Monday and replacing him with caretaker Ryan Mason.

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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.”

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Winners And Losers From January Transfer Window

January Transfer Window

Another January transfer window has come and gone. This one though lacked the fireworks of previous windows due to the ongoing impact that COVID-19 is having on the finances of football clubs around the world.

The lack of money does not mean that some clubs improved themselves during the window, while the lack of activity was a nightmare for some.

Here is a look at the winners and losers from the past month of transfer business

January Transfers Winners
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Both on and off the pitch, things are looking a lot rosier at Arsenal now than they did just over a month ago.