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Good morning and happy Monday. If you’re watching the World Cup today, we’ve got all the info you need. Here’s what else you need to know today.

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Around the World

  • (Goal) Club Leon parts ways with Landon Donovan
  • (ESPN) Donovan takes heat for ‘Vamos Mexico’ ads
  • (The Oregonian) Portland TimbersJeff Attinella shares a passion for sports by authoring children’s books for his daughter
  • (The Athletic) Spanish clubs see improvement in American youth soccer at New Jersey showcase
  • (Associated Press) Alex Morgan gives acting a go, readies for qualifying
  • (Fox Sports) FOX Sports Scores More than 3.2 Million Viewers for Spain-Portugal, averaging 1.75 million per game
  • (Washington Post) 2026 World Cup host cities: Ranking the contenders (basically if you’re not a coastal city, good luck)
  • (Caracol) Panamanian coach vows to drink two bottles of vodka by himself if Panama makes it past the group stage
  • (Guardian) South Korea’s Son Heung-min hoping for World Cup miracle to avoid military service
  • (AS) Iniesta: Spain planning tribute match against Brazil in Albacete

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