Happy Friday, Hoddlers! It’s the first day of the last month of the year, which means you have only 24 days left to purchase that perfect gift for that special person in your life.
I like to read, listen music, and whiskey of all kinds, in case you were wondering. I also accept paid trips to London.
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The World Cup draw is today. Are you American and don’t know which team to root for anymore? FiveThirtyEight has a handy quiz that will help you decide.
Gareth Southgate has challenged Harry Kane to be good at football during the World Cup. Ok gaffer, I wasn’t going to but you challenged me!
Want a deep, deep sleeper team to root for in the FA Cup? Take a look at AFC Fylde. Ten years ago, they were in the tenth division. Now they’re on the cusp of making the Football League and have a big Cup match against Wigan.
The Guardian has identified 60 of the best young players born in 2000 or later. My guess? They’ve been playing Football Manager and just picking the wunderkinden. (And no, before you ask, there are no Tottenham academy players on the list.)