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Breaking down what Lyon needs to do to defeat Barcelona

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Breaking down Barcelona’s brillance

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Despite giving up guaranteed contracts, USWNT stand to make more from new CBA

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Vivianne Miedema signs extension to stay at Arsenal

Vivianne Miedema will stay at Arsenal for at least one more season. The Dutch striker, who was heavily courted by Barcelona and PSG for a summer move with her contract expiring, will stay with the Gunners. She played for Arsenal since 2017. Arsenal didn’t specify terms of the deal; The Athletic reported it is a one-year extension. Miedema is the FAWSL's all-time scorer. This season, she became the first player to reach 100 FAWSL goals.

Gotham-Courage postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak

Saturday's Gotham FC-North Carolina Courage match was postponed two hours before the scheduled kickoff "due to COVID-19 protocols within the Courage’s tier one personnel," according to a statement from Gotham FC. The game was to be Gotham's regular-season home opener at Red Bull Arena. Each team was already to be slated without multiple starters due to COVID-19 protocols. It is the first time this year an NWSL match has been rescheduled due to COVID-19 protocols.

NWSL names chief medical officer, announces COVID replacement policy

The NWSL on Friday announced Dr. Cindy Chang, MD, FACM, FAMSSM, as the league’s first chief medical officer, a position required as per the new CBA. Dr. Chang will oversee league medical operations and protocols. Her daughter, Carlin Hudson, was drafted into the league in 2018. The league also announced that teams can now sign emergency replacement players in the event that a team cannot field a sufficient roster due to COVID-19 protocols.

Russia replaced by Portugal at EURO 2022

UEFA announced on Monday that the Russia is banned from the 2022 Women's European Championship, as Russia's war on Ukraine continues. Portugal -- the team Russia defeated in the qualifying playoff -- will play in Group C alongside the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland. Russia's results in World Cup qualifying have also been declared null and void, eliminating hope of playing in the 2023 World Cup. Russian clubs are also banned from the 2022-23 Champions League.

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Breaking down what Lyon needs to do to defeat Barcelona

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Breaking down Barcelona’s brillance

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