Handballs, Toon troubles and multiple Adama Traorés – Football Weekly Extra

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In part one, we round up all the last-16 matches at the Women’s World Cup. We look at the Netherlands and USA, who were fortunate to progress against Japan and Spain respectively, while Italy were comfortable against China. As is customary, there is plenty of VAR discussion to be had. We subsequently turn our attention to the quarter-finals, with the news that England may be without key players for their game against Norway.

Afterwards, we discuss the news that Rafa Benítez is leaving Newcastle this weekend when his contract expires. We then delve into the likely appointment of Frank Lampard by Chelsea. If you enjoy your Derby history, you’ll be in for a treat as Max undertakes a lengthy search to find a time when the Rams have ever grabbed a manager from another team.

In part three, we look at the final group games at the Copa América, with most of the discussion centred around Luis Suárez’s antics during Uruguay’s match against Chile. We then review the latest Afcon results, including two different Adama Traorés getting on the scoresheet for Mali.

Finally, we take a look at the latest transfer dealings – Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United included – plus Nottingham Forest trying to get their FA Cup replica back and Max finding a self-defence bedside table for Barry.

We’ll be back on Monday!

Netherlands v Japan: Round of 16  at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France.

Photograph: Catherine Ivill – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images

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