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Odegaard reportedly chooses two-year loan at Real Sociedad

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Martin Odegaard was linked with an upgrade from the Eredivisie to the Bundesliga, but is hoping to give Real Madrid a close-up look with his third loan stint in as many seasons.

Not 21 until December, the once “next big thing” finally had a breakout campaign last season when he scored 11 goals and added 12 assists in 39 matches on loan from Vitesse.

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It was another step up after a decent but unspectacular loan stint at Heerenveen the previous season, and he reportedly turned down interest from Ajax in order to make his latest move.

So now it’ll be a move to La Liga despite links to Bayer Leverkusen, a German club who would’ve provided Champions League football to the playmaker.

Real Sociedad is the club in question and it’s a two-year loan for La Liga’s ninth place club last season. Odegaard will be managed by Basque Country mainstay Imanol Alguacil.

Odegaard has a goal and two assists in 18 caps for Norway. This is a big chance for him to impress Real, or impress someone else to make a big offer for the boy who once caused a bidding war amongst Europe’s biggest clubs at age 15.

Watch Live: England v. Norway kicks off WC last eight

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The World Cup quarterfinals are here, as England and Norway kicks things off in Le Havre, France on Thursday.

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Phil Neville‘s Lionesses have improved as the tournament has gone on, and despite some injury issues heading into this game the third-ranked nation are favored to get by a spirited Norwegian side and meet the winner of the USWNT v. France at the semifinal stage.

Ellen White is England’s main threat up top with four goals to her name so far, while Norway’s hopes of reaching a first World Cup semifinal since 2007 lie with Caroline Graham Hansen.

Considering their star player Ada Hegerberg has made herself unavailable to play for Norway due to her lengthy, ongoing dispute with the national team, Norway have performed incredibly well to get this far.

For England, a return to the World Cup semifinals for a second-straight tournament would pretty much represent job done but Neville’s side have consistently said they believe they can bring home a first world title.

Click on the link above to watch the game live online or via the NBC Sports App in Spanish via Telemundo Deportes.

Norway bounces Australia in PKs to reach World Cup quarters

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Norway needed 120 minutes and penalty kicks to do it, but the Grasshoppers topped Australia to join Germany as the first two nations to reach the quarterfinals of the 2019 Women’s World Cup on Saturday.

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Same Kerr went inches from giving Australia a dream start and putting the Matildas ahead inside 25 seconds. After timing her run perfectly to split the Norwegian defense, she cut inside and pulled her right-footed shot just wide.

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Norway went ahead with a flawlessly taken goal in the 31st minute. Karina Saevik played one of the best 40-yard through balls we’ll see all summer, and that put Isabell Herlovsen one-on-one against the goalkeeper as she raced into the box. Her right-footed finish was strong and full of conviction, just inside the near post, to ripple the back of the net.

Australia were briefly awarded a penalty and a chance to draw level in the 42nd minute, as Maria Thorisdottir was initially deemed to have played the ball with her upper arm on a cross by Kerr. However, upon video review, the referee reversed her call and Norway were let off the hook.

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Australia were again on the wrong side of a crucial — and correct — refereeing decision in the 60th minute. Kerr deftly placed the ball in the back of the net after a nearly catastrophic error at the back by Norway, but she was spotted in an offside position during Australia’s quick transition from defending to possession, and the flag went up.

Australia left themselves in limbo until the 83rd minute, when Elise Kellond-Knight scored what was almost certainly an unintentional Olimpico goal after everyone the box — Aussies and Norwegians alike — were unable to get a touch on the tantalizing curler.

Australia was reduced to 10 players in the final seconds of the first period of extra-time. Alanna Kennedy was sent off for dragging Caroline Graham Hansen down by her shirt, denying what the referee deemed to be an obvious goal-scoring opportunity, despite the goalkeeper being quick off her line to challenge for the through ball.

Despite a handful of heart-stopping chances for both sides, neither side was able to break through in extra-time, forcing the first penalty shootout of the knockout rounds.

Norway converted all four of their spot kicks, while Kerr sent hers well wide and high in the first round. Ingrid Hjelmseth then proceeded to deny Emily Gielnik one round later to give the Norwegians an insurmountable lead and a place in the quarterfinals.

Watch Live: 2019 Women’s World Cup – Day 11

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The first double headers of the 2019 Women’s World Cup has arrived, as Groups A and B come to a close on Monday.

Hosts France are already through to the last 16 of the tournament but they face Nigeria who are aiming to finish in second place as they have three points from their first two games, and so do Norway who face South Korea in the other Group A finale.

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Germany are already through from Group B and a win against South Africa, who sit bottom of the standings, will see them top the group. The real drama will be in the game between Spain and China as both teams have three points heading into their final group game.

You can watch every single game from the tournament live online in Spanish via Telemundo Deportes and via the NBC Sports App. All you have to do is click on the links below.

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Here is your full schedule for Monday, June 17 at the Women’s World Cup.


2019 Women’s World Cup schedule

Group B: China v. Spain – 12 p.m. ET – STREAM LIVE
Group B: South Africa v. Germany – 12 p.m. ET – STREAM LIVE

Group A: Nigeria v. France – 3 p.m. ET – STREAM LIVE
Group A: South Korea v. Norway – 3 p.m. ET – STREAM LIVE

Watch Live: 2019 Women’s World Cup – Day 6

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Three more games take place at the 2019 Women’s World Cup on Wednesday, as the second round of group games get underway.

Hosts France play against Norway in what promises to be one of the best games of the group stages, while Germany versus Spain in Group B will also be a cracker.

Nigeria and South Korea are both looking for points after losing their openers in Group A.

Remember, you can watch every single game live online in Spanish via Telemundo Deportes. All you have to do is click on the links below.

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Here is your full schedule for Wednesday, June 12 at the Women’s World Cup.


2019 Women’s World Cup schedule

Group A: Nigeria v. South Korea – 9 a.m. ET – STREAM LIVE
Group B: Germany v. Spain – 12 p.m. ET – STREAM LIVE
Group A: France v. Norway – 3 p.m. ET – STREAM LIVE