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Monday Kickoff: Brazil calls in Firmino, Alli injury and more


Due to injury, Brazil star Kaka will miss out on his national team’s upcoming CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers, but a Liverpool talent has replaced him.

Liverpool attacker Roberto Firmino replaces Kaka, who is suffering a thigh injury, on the Brazil national team roster to face Uruguay and Paraguay in World Cup qualifiers. (REPORT)

Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino said 19-year-old Dele Alli is dealing with ankle and knee injuries. (REPORT)

Juan Mata said he takes full responsibility for receiving two yellow cards and a subsequent red card in Manchester United’s 1-0 loss vs. West Bromwich Albion on Sunday. (REPORT)

Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink said centerback John Terry is not likely to play vs. Paris Saint-Germain in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 on Wednesday. (REPORT)

Newcastle United’s board of directors will discuss the state of the club, and most likely manager Steve McClaren, following the team’s disappointing 3-1 loss vs. AFC Bournemouth on Saturday. (REPORT)


The U.S. Women’s National Team topped France, 1-0, in the SheBelieves Cup after Alex Morgan netted a late goal. (REPORT)

Although Toronto FC head coach Gregg Vanney admitted the style of play was not perfect, his club used a stellar, gritty defensive performance en route to a 2-0 road win vs. the New York Red Bulls. (REPORT)

Centerback Gideon Baah proved to be one of the few bright spots for the Red Bulls in their 2-0 loss vs. TFC on Sunday. (REPORT)

A handful of must-see goals were scored in Europe over the weekend, including a back-heel flick and an incredible curler. (REPORT)

The U.S. Men’s National Team’s new home jersey for this summer’s Copa America Centenario has allegedly been leaked ahead of the team’s March World Cup qualifiers. (REPORT)

U.S. forward Bobby Wood is on fire for his club, FC Union Berlin, as he scored two goals to help it to a 4-0 win in the 2. Bundesliga. (REPORT)

Is Firmino a good replacement for Kaka? How long do you expect Alli to be sidelined?

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