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On this edition of Freedom Kicks, we got Bale vs. Ronaldo, Viking Claps, problems in Argentina and Alex Morgan discusses the USWNT collective bargaining agreement. Happy Wednesday!

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Happy Wednesday everyone! The DC heat wave continues so while you cool down from your commute to work, you know we got the links to get your day started. Here we go:

Euro 2016: Wales set for historic semi-final with Portugal | BBC

The first Euro 2016 semifinal is this afternoon (3:00pm kickoff, ESPN), and BBC previews Gareth Bale and Wales' chances against Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal.

The yellow card suspension rules are terrible and need to be changed | Fox Soccer

With a key players out due to yellow card accumulation for the Euro 2016 semifinals, Fox Soccer examines where the yellow card accumulation rule needs to be changed.

Watch Iceland return home to 33,000 fans performing the Viking Clap | Fox Soccer

This won't get old. Watch 1/10 of the entire population of Iceland welcome their heroic national team home with a Viking Clap that will surely get you hype for the day...and then wish that Iceland was still playing.

Alex Morgan: 'Slim to no chances' of new USWNT CBA before Olympics | Sports Illustrated

With the Olympics approaching, Alex Morgan says that while collective bargaining negotiations are ongoing, there's a slim to no chance of a new agreement before the team begins play in Rio.

Soccer player in England has legs amputated after hit-and-run | Fox Soccer

Terrible story out of England, where a Newmarket Town F.C. stopped to help a friend change a flat tire and ended up with his legs amputated after being hit by a car who fled the scene.

Gerardo Martino quits Argentina and blames 'serious problems' at AFA | The Guardian

The Argentine coach quits and leaves the AFA, which already has some serious problems, in more. No Messi, no president, no coach, and right now no team to field at the Olympics. Things just went from bad to a lot worse.

UEFA ban players' families from on-pitch celebrations | Marca

Simply put, UEFA doesn't like fun. And now, the many cute scenes of players' kids playing on the same fields their dads just won an important Euro 2016 match are done. Thanks a lot, UEFA.

Valencia signs Portugal's Nani from Fenerbache | Sports Illustrated

Nani is on the move from Turkey to Spain, where Valencia hope his creativity will be able to spur their attack as they attempt to return to the Top 5 next season.

Alright, it's 7:30am, now let's get started with our day. It's already getting hot in herre, but you highly recommend you don't take off your clothes at work. Just stay as cool as you can out there.

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