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Young Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt made an instant impact for new club Bayern Munich after he found the back of the net as a substitute in the 6-2 win over MLS team D.C. United on Wednesday night. It was his first game for the reigning German Bundesliga winners since his big move from Juventus in the Italian Serie A. De Ligt was unveiled as a new Bayern Munich player a few days ago after the Germans agreed a deal worth €80m for him. The five-time European champions will pay an initial fee of €70m for de Ligt plus €10m in add-ons.

De Ligt has made one of the biggest moves in the transfer market this summer and it’s expected to boost his status in the Dutch team under manager Louis Van Gaal ahead of the World Cup 2022 tournament. The new Bayern Munich defender is presently not a guaranteed starter for the Dutch team with the World Cup 2022 tournament in Qatar just some months away. The transfer to Bayern Munich could help his chances to earn a starting XI spot alongside Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijkat the heart of the Dutch defenceat the World Cup 2022 tournament in November/December this year. Read More “DE LIGT SCORES ON BAYERN DEBUT”


There was drama in the first round of FIFA qualifiers this week as Macau refused to travel to Sri Lanka to complete their 2022 World Cup qualifier citing concerns over safety in the country.

The Asian Football Confederations first round of Qatar 2020 World Cup qualification began last week with 12 teams facing off in knockout games. Macau had hosted Sri Lanka and took a one-goal advantage ahead of the return leg in Colombo. Read More “MACAU ABANDON FIFA WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS”

England more competitive at next World Cup

England manager Gareth Southgate believes that the national team will be more competitive at the next World Cup in 2022. He said that the squad is a relatively young one and that they have learned a lot during the last World Cup in Russia.

He believes that this will be a good experience for the players and that they can build on that for the future. He said that the England team has exceeded all their expectations and that the players now have more confidence when it comes to major tournaments.
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France can win the World Cup in 2022

Former Arsenal player Emmanuel Petit believes that France can retain their crown at the next World Cup in 2022 if they continue to develop as a team. He said that there are some young players in the team and that they have to believe that they can do it again in Qatar. He said that it was a surprise for them to win the World Cup as they were not the favorite last year but this time it will be different.

He said that all the teams will want to beat them and that they have to make sure that they are ready for the fight. He said that they will be in the same position as in 2002 where they were among the favorites to win the title.
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