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Home fans anxious to see if Germany can fire up Euro 2024 in opener against Scotland

The sound of bagpipes, and men in kilts on the streets of Munich — Scotland is in town and the excitement is ramping up ahead of the European Championship curtainraiser on Friday.

Host nation Germany plays Scotland at Allianz Arena in the opener of the month-long tournament.

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Expanded Club World Cup in 2025 faces legal challenge by players' unions

Football players' unions legally challenged FIFA on Thursday for expanding the Club World Cup.

The 32-team event, up from seven, is slated for June-July 2025 in the United States despite world players' union FIFPRO raising concerns about the increasing physical and mental demands on players.

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Euro 2024: What to know about the European Championship

A guide to everything you need to know about the European Championship in Germany:

When does it start?

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Lionel Messi says Inter Miami will be 'my last club'

Lionel Messi says Inter Miami will be "my last club."

The 36-year-old World Cup champion isn't thinking about joining an Argentine club to write the last chapter of playing career.

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Why Germany's 2006 World Cup patriotic fervor is unlikely to repeat at Euro 2024

When Germany hosted the 2006 World Cup, it unleashed an unexpected burst of national pride across the country. For many Germans, it was the first time they felt they could wave the flag unburdened by the country's dark past.

As Germany gets ready to host another major soccer tournament, the European Championship, such scenes of patriotic fervor are hard to imagine happening again.

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Euro 2024 won't feature Europe's top striker. Who else is missing?

Goalkeepers and defenders: Exhale.

The most feared striker in Europe won't be playing at the European Championship.

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Palestinian players continue push for World Cup qualification amid war back home

Mohammed Rashid once worked as a forklift driver in a Chicago warehouse.

Fast forward to these grim times and Rashid, along with his Palestinian soccer teammates, carry a heavier weight knowing success on the field offers a little respite from the war raging in Gaza.

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Di Maria scores, Messi returns in Argentina's Copa America warmup victory over Ecuador

Angel Di Maria scored as Lionel Messi returned to the international stage for the first time in six months, helping Argentina to a 1-0 victory over Ecuador in a Copa America warmup match on Sunday night.

Messi was sidelined for the first half before replacing Di Maria in the 56th minute. A right hamstring injury kept the eight-time Ballon d'Or winner and Inter Miami star from participating in Argentina's previous two Copa America warmup matches against El Salvador and Costa Rica in March.

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Europe's biggest football show to begin in Germany, as usual it's unpredictable

A returning Cristiano Ronaldo, a rampant Kylian Mbappé and a resurgent Germany.

Throw in a Harry Kane-powered England and defending champion Italy and Euro 2024 is wide open.

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Celtics beat Mavericks 105-98, take 2-0 lead in NBA Finals as series heads to Dallas

Jrue Holiday led the scoring. Derrick White added a chase-down block. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown pitched in, too — with their passing and defense.

The Mavericks can stop worrying about who Boston's best player is. Everyone is contributing to the Celtics' quest for an unprecedented 18th NBA championship.

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