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Welcome to The Daily Football Briefing from The Athletic. It’s all the football news you need in ten minutes or less. Subscribe now and you’ll never miss another story.

    It's Finals Day....how's the nerves?

    It's Finals Day....how's the nerves?

    On today's Briefing - We're incapacitated by tension, so we're leaning heavily on our experts. Oli Kay hates the phrase 'It's Coming Home' and he's not convinced that it is anyway. Pol Ballus says that Spain are calm and focused, so maybe he's right. Jack Lang is eagerly awaiting the Copa America Final, but we'll be very drunk by the time that comes around. Pray for us.

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    Presenter: Iain Macintosh
    With: Mike Zimmermann, Oli Kay, Pol Ballus, Jack Lang
    Producer: Mike Zimmermann
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    • 9 min
    Why Jürgen Klopp said no to the USA

    Why Jürgen Klopp said no to the USA

    On today's Briefing - Klopp said he needed a rest and he wasn't kidding. The US will have to search elsewhere. And what's going on with French football? Why haven't they got a TV deal in place? The season starts in a month!
    Plus, did you spot the horrendous error in yesterday's show? Another humble apology is dispensed within. Sigh.
    What's your favourite football book of all time? Let us know. And if you're listening on Spotify, there should be poll somewhere on this page. Unless I've broken Spotify.
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    Presenter: Iain Macintosh
    With: James Pearce, Tom Burrows and Saad Yousuf
    Producer: Lucy Oliva
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    • 10 min
    Manchester United just posted a £71.4m quarterly loss. Are they ok?

    Manchester United just posted a £71.4m quarterly loss. Are they ok?

    On today's Briefing - Are Man Utd in danger of failing PSR? We can't afford Margot Robbie in a bath, but we do have Mark Critchley.
    And what's going on at Newcastle? And who are the USMNT going to appoint as their new manager?! It's all here.
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    Presenter: Iain Macintosh
    With: Mark Critchley, Chris Waugh, Greg O'Keeffe
    Producer: Lucy Oliva
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    • 10 min
    England are really good at football. Who saw this coming?

    England are really good at football. Who saw this coming?

    On today's Briefing - England are through to the final of the European Championship and they actually deserve it. They were really good. It was most disconcerting. Argentina await their Copa American semifinal opponent - will it be Colombia or Uruguay?

    PLUS: Just as we were finishing off the show, Gregg Berhalter left the USMNT. It's been quite a night...

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    Presenter: Iain Macintosh
    With: Mike Zimmermann
    Producer: Mike Zimmermann
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    • 10 min
    Lamine Yamal wraps up the goal of the tournament competition

    Lamine Yamal wraps up the goal of the tournament competition

    On today's Briefing - Spain are through to the final of the European Championships and they did it in style, with a wondergoal from their still-just-about 16 year old Lamine Yamal. And Argentina advance to their second consecutive Copa America final.

    Plus: Seriously, why are multi-club models even allowed? It's completely against the spirit of the game and I don't understand why it hasn't been banned. But no-one ever reads this bit, so I can rant and rant and rant and no-one will ever know. There's a simple rule; if you wouldn't do it in Football Manager, you shouldn't do it in real football. Would you manage two clubs at once and sell players back and forth? Of course you wouldn't. You've got pride. You've got dignity. You're a DFB listener. I wish they were all like you. Sigh.

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    Presenter: Iain Macintosh
    With: Mike Zimmermann
    Producer: Mike Zimmermann
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    • 9 min
    Excitement builds for France and Spain... and Canada!

    Excitement builds for France and Spain... and Canada!

    On today's Briefing - for once, France won't be the favourites in a semi-final. But does anyone care or are they just enjoying the ride? And how good do Spain look? And what about Canada, eh? What a summer.
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    Presenter: Iain Macintosh
    With: Charlotte Harpur, Tomás Hill López-Menchero, Joshua Kloke
    Producer: Lucy Oliva
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