Well, the way that Sweden ended their World Cup run probably isn’t the way that Pontus Jansson would necessarily have wanted, but he’s still proud of how the team did.
We, as a team, gathered the whole country and gave love to so many people here and at home and that’s my biggest win in this WC. I’m proud over my team, I’m proud over my country and if we can do this with football, let us spread this love even without. Thanks everyone! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/kO9LgveoI5— Pontus Jansson (@PJansson5) July 8, 2018
Jansson expressed his pride at how everyone in Sweden came together to back the team in the World Cup, something that England fans are now seeing right now with England’s unlikely journey to the semi-finals. It’s proof that football can bring people together, even getting Leeds fans to wear red England kits.
On to the links
Leeds United Links
A look back at Harry Kewell and all of the reasons why Leeds supporters can never forgive him. [Yorkshire Evening Post]
England and English Football Links
Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish might be on the move, but claims it will be to Liverpool have been dismissed. [7500 to Holte]
Bolton Wanderers have been linked with Sheffield Wednesday’s Liam Palmer. [Lion of Vienna Suite]
World Football Links
Fiorentina is rumoured to be interested in Caen’s teenage defender Thomas Chesnel. [Viola Nation]
After an impressive World Cup for Mexico, Hector Herrera has been linked with a move from FC Porto to Real Madrid. [FMF State of Mind]
Fernando Hierro has stepped down as manager of Spain. [BBC.com]
What happens at AC Milan, now that the current owner, Yonghong Li, missed a deadline to pay back €32 million to Elliott Management? [AC Milan Offside]
Penn FC beat rivals Bethlehem Steel 3-2 in Harrisburg, PA. [Brotherly Game]
A good look at why MLS in the United States doesn’t participate in the “solidarity payments” to youth clubs like the rest of FIFA. [Socceresq.com]