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Meet the women fighting France’s on-field hijab ban; Manchester City put in bid for Kane.

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Puget Sound

Those who are only partially vaccinated, or not vaccinated at all, must still abide by the full suite of public health restrictions, including a potential three-day hotel quarantine. Canadian COVID-19 border measures to ease July 5 for some fully vaccinated travellers | The Star

MLS / USL

In a sport that is often predominantly white and upper middle class in the US, Black players are working together to have their voices heard. Black Players for Change celebrates a year of influence in MLS | The Guardian

Austin FC’s entrance into Major League Soccer means San Antonio’s shut out from the highest level of pro soccer in North America. So how did that happen? How San Antonio Got Passed Over By Major League Soccer For Austin | Texas Standard

NWSL / women’s soccer

Young players excluded from matches because of their religious dress find a way to play on and encourage other hijab-wearing women into the sport. Les Hijabeuses: the female footballers tackling France’s on-pitch hijab ban | The Guardian

Betos was inspired to play by her father, Luke Betos, who played soccer professionally in Greece. He passed away in May 2020. Michelle Betos, Racing Louisville keeper, wins on Father’s Day | whas11.com

One of the most promising young American players should have plenty of opportunities with Olympic absences. Rookie Brianna Pinto hopes to help improve Gotham FC’s attack – The Athletic

Dutch forward Daniëlle van de Donk’s contract expired at Arsenal after six years and she has been announced alongside Christiane Endler and Signe Bruun. Daniëlle van de Donk leaves Arsenal and joins mammoth Lyon overhaul | The Guardian

World soccer

England’s decision is said to come after the team bus arrived at their hotel the day before their opening game against Croatia on June 13, and a group of more than 50 fans were able to get within a couple of metres of the players as they left the bus. England sack their UEFA-appointed Euro 2020 security team following safety concerns | Sky Sports

England’s Ben Chilwell and Mason Mount are isolating after “interaction” with the Scotland midfielder Billy Gilmour, who has tested positive for Covid-19. England’s Mount and Chilwell isolating after interacting with Gilmour | The Guardian

Dembele suffered a knee injury. France forward Ousmane Dembele ruled out of tournament by injury - BBC Sport

Denmark will play Wales in the last 16 of Euro 2020 after an emphatic victory over Russia in Copenhagen. Danes to face Wales after emphatic and emotional victory - BBC Sport

UEFA accepts rainbow armband worn by Neuer, which represents solidarity with the LGBT+ community, is for a “good cause”. UEFA drops review of rainbow armband worn by Germany captain Manuel Neuer at Euro 2020 during Pride Month | Sky Sports

A cross-party motion by Munich city councillors has called for the stadium to be illuminated when Germany play Hungary on Wednesday. Calls to light Allianz Arena in rainbow colours after Hungary anti-LGBTQ+ law | The Guardian

The attacker talked in press conference about his current form and his recent struggles. Hazard: “I might never be able to be the same player I was 10 years ago” - Managing Madrid

City are reportedly also open to including players in the deal, but Spurs are expected to reject the bid. Man City make £100m transfer bid for Tottenham striker Kane | Sky Sports

Stefan Colakovski scored one goal and assisted another to lead the premiers to a 2-0 semi-final win over the Bulls. Melbourne City beat Macarthur to book A-League grand final against Sydney FC| The Guardian

Culture

The Raiders lineman says it’s about time that he came out as gay. Raiders lineman Carl Nassib comes out as gay - Outsports

It’s a 3 1/2-hour flight or a 39-hour drive to the nearest Major League stadium in Seattle. Little League can’t start until the snow has finally melted off the field at the end of April. And yet, every year on the summer solstice, Fairbanks, Alaska, becomes the center of the baseball universe. Midnight Sun Game should be on every fan’s bucket list | MLB

What’s on TV?

12:00 PM: Croatia vs. Scotland (Euro 2020) — ESPN2

12:00 PM: Czech Republic vs. England (Euro 2020) — ESPN

4:30 PM: Orlando City vs. San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) — TUDN / UniMas / Twitter

6:00 PM: Austin Bold vs. Colorado Springs Switchbacks (USL Championship) — ESPN+

7:00 PM: OL Reign vs. Chicago Red Stars (NWSL) — Twitch