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Monday Kickoff: Qatar, Bale, Hazard and more

The hosts of the 2022 World Cup are back in the news while one Champions League winner insists he won’t be leaving his club.

Six Arab countries including Saudi Arabia and Egypt have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar due to the country’s alleged backing of militant groups. (REPORT)

Gareth Bale insists that he is “happy” at Real Madrid despite consistent injuries leading to a reduced role with the club. (REPORT)

Eden Hazard may miss the start of the Premier League season after fracturing his right ankle. (REPORT)

Arsene Wenger says there will be a “maximum of three” new signings at the club this summer. (REPORT)

Thomas Tuchel’s agent says the manager will not be taking the job at Bayer Leverkusen. (REPORT)

Antoine Griezmann says Atletico Madrid “will be knocking on the door again” to sign Alexandre Lacazette. (REPORT)

Anthony Martial’s agent has said the winger has “no reason” to leave Manchester United. (REPORT)

Former Celta Vigo coach Eduardo Berizzo is in negotiations to take over at Sevilla, according to his agent. (REPORT)

WEEKEND REWIND

The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team was eliminated from the U-20 World Cup with an extra time loss to Venezuela. (READ)

A Christian Pulisic equalizer earned the USMNT a draw with Venezuela. (READ)

Tim Howard earned honors as SBI USMNT Man of the Match in the draw. (READ)

Pulisic, Kenny Saief, Dom Dwyer and Jesse Gonzalez headline the 40-man USMNT preliminary roster for the Gold Cup. (READ)

Real Madrid toppled Juventus to win the UEFA Champions League final. (READ)

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