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Can replaces Pavlovic in Germany squad

Bayern Munich midfielder Aleksandar Pavlovic has been replaced by Emre Can in Germany's Euro 2024 squad after being ruled out with tonsillitis

Pavlovic, 20, only made his national debut on 3 June during a 0-0 draw with Ukraine but he was named in Julian Nagelsmann's full squad for the tournament.

Source: bbc.com
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Lewandowski facing Euro 2024 fitness race after being ruled out of Poland’s opener

Robert Lewandowski will miss Poland’s European Championship opener against the Netherlands on Sunday after sustaining a torn hamstring, the country’s football federation has said

The 35-year-old Barcelona forward picked up the problem during a 2-1 friendly win over Turkey on Monday. Poland said they would do everything to ensure that Lewandowski can play in their second match in Germany, against Austria.

Source: theguardian.com
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Benjamin Šeško signs new deal at RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig and Benjamin Sesko (21) have prematurely extended his existing contract by a further year until 2029

The Slovenian international (29 games, eleven goals) and Euro 2024 participant became an absolute top performer during his first season for the Red Bulls, scoring 18 goals in 42 games across all competitions and providing two assists.

Source: rbleipzig.com
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Atletico Madrid closing in on deal for Spain international

Atletico Madrid are moving closer to a deal with Real Sociedad for defender Robin Le Normand, according to reports out of the capital

The player and his family are already planning their life in Madrid, say Marca, who also believe the deal could be done in the coming days. Real Sociedad are demanding €40m for the 27-year-old, while Atletico want to keep the fee closer to €30m.

Source: football-espana.net
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Erik ten Hag to continue as Manchester United manager after season review

Erik ten Hag will remain as Manchester United manager. Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s season review concluded that a record of two trophies in two seasons, his development of Kobbie Mainoo and Alejandro Garnacho, plus the Dutchman’s professionalism and dignity meant he deserved the chance to continue

Negotiations over a new contract for the Dutchman have already begun. The decision signals a reverse in the assessment of Ten Hag’s likely future. Ratcliffe and his advisers were previously minded to remove him, yet a number of factors ultimately persuaded them Ten Hag should remain.

Source: theguardian.com
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Morocco seal big win but Cameroon and Ivory Coast draw

Ayoub El Kaabi scored a hat-trick as Morocco thrashed Congo-Brazzaville 6-0 in African qualifying for the 2026 Fifa World Cup, while Cameroon and Ivory Coast both had to settle for draws away from home

Azzedine Ounahi, Crystal Palace-bound defender Chadi Riad and Soufiane Rahimi were also on the scoresheet for Morocco in an away game switched to Agadir.

Source: bbc.com
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Ronaldo scores twice as Portugal outclass Republic of Ireland

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a fine double as a classy Portugal side signed off before Euro 2024 by comfortably beating the Republic of Ireland in Aveiro

Joao Felix opened the scoring for a much-changed Portugal side in the first half, curling home after the hosts caught the Republic out with a short corner.

Source: bbc.com
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Alexander-Arnold in line for midfield role in England’s Euro 2024 opener

Trent Alexander-Arnold is in line to accompany Declan Rice and Jude Bellingham in midfield when England face Serbia in their opening game at Euro 2024 on Sunday

Gareth Southgate, who has a number of fitness concerns before his side travel to Gelsenkirchen for their Group C opener, faces a big call over who should take the third spot in central midfield.

Source: theguardian.com
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Dutch call up Maatsen as De Jong & Koopmeiners out

Netherlands and Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong has been ruled out of this summer's European Championship through injury

De Jong, 27, played just three times for his club after suffering an ankle injury in March.

Source: bbc.com
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Benjamin Seško set to stay at RB Leipzig this summer

Fabrizio Romano and Sky Germany reports that RB Leipzig striker Benjamin Seško is set to stay at RB Leipzig this summer despite interest from abroad

Seško will sign a new contract at Leipzig and will have a gentlemans agreement surrounding an eventual departure from the club. It has previously been reported by kicker that a new contract will remove any release clause from his contract.

Source: getfootballnewsgermany.com
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Juventus propose new plan in Douglas Luiz talks with Aston Villa

Juventus have held a new round of talks for Douglas Luiz with Aston Villa and are open to including a second player in a possible deal

The Bianconeri are planning some sweeping changes in the squad this summer as they prepare to start a new project under Thiago Motta, who has already started to shape up his squad in the Piedmont capital.

Source: football-italia.net
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Ten Hag's wait for Man Utd decision enters third week

It is more than two weeks since Erik ten Hag's Manchester United beat Manchester City in an FA Cup final billed as potentially his last game

United chiefs launched a review into the club’s season following that surprise win over rivals City, yet there is still no decision about the Dutchman's future.

Source: bbc.com
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I'm a tormentor of racists - Vinicius Jr on jailed abusers

Real Madrid forward Vinicius Jr says he is a "tormentor of racists" after three Valencia fans were sentenced to eight months in prison for abusing him at a match

The racist chants were aimed at Vinicius during a La Liga game at Valencia's Mestalla Stadium on 21 May 2023.

Source: bbc.com
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Leicester make Graham Potter first choice to take over as manager

Leicester have identified Graham Potter as their first-choice target to replace Enzo Maresca as manager but are also considering other candidates including Steve Cooper. Potter has been out of work since he was sacked by Chelsea in April 2023 after less than seven months.

Leicester are without a manager heading into their Premier League return after Maresca left to join Chelsea at the start of the month.

Source: theguardian.com
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Nigeria suffer setback while Ayew hits hat-trick

Nigeria's 2026 Fifa World Cup qualifying campaign suffered another setback as they lost to Benin, while Jordan Ayew marked his 100th cap with a hat-trick to inspire a 4-3 Ghana victory over Central African Republic

The Super Eagles have just three points from four matches in Group C after Benin came from behind to win 2-1, with coach Gernot Rohr inflicting defeat on his former employers.

Source: bbc.com
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Lewandowski limps off in friendly six days before Poland Euro 2024 debut

Barcelona and Poland forward Robert Lewandowski has had to leave the pitch injured less than a week away from the beginning of their Euros campaign

The 35-year-old could not continue after a muscle injury that caused him to go to the ground against Turkey, and came off in the 30th minute, having assisted Karol Swiderski for the opener. He did so with a grim look on his face, and limping heavily.

Source: football-espana.net
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Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong to miss Euro 2024 with injury

The Netherlands have been dealt a blow ahead of the start of the European Championships this week after Frenkie de Jong was ruled out of the tournament on Monday

De Jong, 27, has not played since injuring his right ankle in Barcelona's 3-2 defeat to Real Madrid on April 21.

Source: espn.com
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Napoli captain Di Lorenzo agrees terms with Juventus

Napoli captain Giovanni Di Lorenzo has reportedly reached a total agreement with Juventus as he pushes for a transfer this summer

The 30-year-old Italian right back quickly made it clear at the end of this season that he believed his cycle at the club had come to an end, unhappy with the behaviour of president Aurelio De Laurentiis, pushing his agent Mario Giuffredi to publicly state his client’s intentions.

Source: football-italia.net
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Tom Heaton to join England's EURO 2024 group

Tom Heaton will join England’s UEFA EURO 2024 squad as a training goalkeeper

The 38 year old will head out to Germany with the Three Lions to support the trio of Jordan Pickford, Aaron Ramsdale and Dean Henderson for the duration of the tournament.

Source: englandfootball.com
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Three given jail sentences for Vinicius Jr abuse

Three Valencia fans have been sentenced to eight months in prison, the first conviction for racism at a football match in Spain as a direct result of a complaint filed by La Liga

The racist chants were aimed at Real Madrid forward Vinicius Jr during a La Liga game at Valencia's Mestalla Stadium on 21 May 2023.

Source: bbc.com
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Messi comes off bench in Argentina's Copa warmup

Ángel Di María scored as Lionel Messi returned to the international stage for the first time in six months, helping Argentina to a 1-0 victory over Ecuador in a Copa América warmup match on Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago

Messi was sidelined for the first half before replacing Di María in the 56th minute.

Source: espn.com
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Ex-Bayern boss Tuchel not interested in Man Utd job

Thomas Tuchel has ruled himself out of the Manchester United manager's job

The former Bayern Munich and Chelsea coach was thought to be one of the names under consideration by United should they decide to replace Erik ten Hag.

Source: bbc.com
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Alan Hansen, Liverpool and Scotland legend, seriously ill in hospital

Alan Hansen, the legendary former Liverpool and Scotland defender, is seriously ill in hospital

Liverpool confirmed the news on Sunday afternoon and the club are providing support to the family of the 68‑year‑old, who retired in 1991 to begin a hugely successful career as a television pundit.

Source: theguardian.com
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‘This is a wake-up call’ – Didier Deschamps happy with competitive friendly

Équipe de France coach Didier Deschamps was satisfied with his team’s performance in Sunday night’s 0-0 draw with Canada in Bordeaux, and overall content with the period of pre-Euro preparation that also saw them beat Luxemburg (3-0)

Despite the draw against Jesse Marsch’s enterprising Canada side, Deschamps saw plenty of reasons to be positive following the final warm up game before France’s opening EURO 2024 fixture against Austria next Monday.

Source: getfootballnewsfrance.com
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N’golo Kanté impresses as Les Bleus draw blank in final EURO 2024 warm-up friendly

Didier Deschamps’ side would travel to Bordeaux’s Matmut Atlantique stadium to face Canada in their final preparation match before travelling to Germany next week for the opening of UEFA Euro 2024

With captain Kylian Mbappé injured, Deschamps would turn to a few changes which would see Marcus Thuram and William Saliba given opportunities as Ngolo Kanté would be named in the starting lineup for a second preparation match in a row. Veteran Olivier Giroud would start in his final match for the French national team on home soil.

Source: getfootballnewsfrance.com
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Donnarumma insists Italy risky play worth it at EURO 2024

Gianluigi Donnarumma admits he had ‘some work to do’ in the 1-0 friendly win over Bosnia and Herzegovina caused by poor Italian back-passes, but they will continue aiming to ‘play out from the back’

Davide Frattesi scored the only goal of the game by volleying in a Federico Chiesa cross on 38 minutes, but while the Bosnian goalkeeper had a few saves to make, so did Donnarumma.

Source: football-italia.net
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Spalletti: ‘Italy convinced we have a good team at EURO 2024’

Luciano Spalletti looks at what Italy did well in the 1-0 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as the areas they need to work on going into EURO 2024. ‘We need to make the right passes'

Following the 0-0 draw with Turkey, the coach switched from a 4-2-3-1 to the 3-4-2-1 formation and it paid off, as Davide Frattesi in a more advanced role scored with an acrobatic volley on the Federico Chiesa cross from the left, while Gianluca Scamacca forced a few saves.

Source: football-italia.net
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Antoine Griezmann hopes Olivier Giroud receives ‘a great tribute’ in his last match for Les Bleus in France

Speaking in a pre-match press conference ahead of France’s final EURO 2024 warm-up match against Canada, Antoine Griezmann (32) was asked about Olivier Giroud’s (37) final match for Les Bleus in France

Giroud is set to retire from international football and France duty at the end of the European Championships. The LAFC striker has had a stellar international career whilst playing for Les Bleus. Wearing the France jersey, Giroud won the 2018 World Cup and became the country’s all-time international top goalscorer.

Source: getfootballnewsfrance.com
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Hurzeler, 31, leading contender for Brighton job

Brighton have identified 31-year-old St Pauli boss Fabian Hurzeler as the leading contender to replace Roberto de Zerbi as manager

The clubs are in talks and Brighton have already secured a work permit for him.

Source: bbc.com
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Shaw blames himself and Manchester United medical staff for England scare

Luke Shaw has offered an emotional insight into his season of injury woes, saying that he blames himself and Manchester United’s medical department for the hamstring problems that have threatened the England left-back’s place at Euro 2024

Shaw, who is battling to be fit for England’s second group game against Denmark on 20 June, has not played since going off against Luton on 18 February and was a major doubt to be included in Gareth Southgate’s final 26-man squad for the tournament.

Source: theguardian.com
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Spain show their class to beat Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland's three-game unbeaten run came to an end with a comprehensive 5-1 defeat by Spain at the Son Moix Stadium

Michael O'Neill's side had taken the lead through a Daniel Ballard header in only the second minute of the game, but the quality of their hosts was evident throughout, most notably in a first half when they found the net four times.

Source: bbc.com
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Ziyech scores in Morocco win but Nigeria draw again

Hakim Ziyech's early penalty set Morocco on their way to a 2-1 win over Zambia in African qualifying for the 2026 World Cup, while Ivory Coast also extended their perfect start by seeing off Gabon 1-0

Seko Fofana's curling strike nine minutes before the break put the Elephants three points clear at the top of Group F in what was the West Africans' first competitive outing since being crowned continental champions in February.

Source: bbc.com
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Poland confirm Juventus striker Milik out of Euro 2024

It is now confirmed that Juventus striker Arkadiusz Milik will miss EURO 2024 with Poland after picking up a knee injury

He was in the starting XI for this evening’s friendly match against Ukraine when he seemed to over-extend his left leg and collide with Genoa midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi.

Source: football-italia.net
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David Alaba set for ‘non playing role’ at Euro 2024

Real Madrid defender David Alaba will join up with Austria for Euro 2024. The veteran defender has missed the second half of the season due to a knee injury

Los Blancos boss Carlo Ancelotti has opted to keep him involved in the first team fold in recent months due to his experience. He was included in their squad for the UEFA Champions League final win over Borussia Dortmund despite not being fit to play in the Wembley Stadium clash.

Source: football-espana.net
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INEOS looking to sell Nice just months after completing minority takeover of Manchester United

According to The Independent, INEOS are looking to sell their majority shareholding OGC Nice just months after they took control of the football operations at Manchester United with a minority acquisition of shares from the Glazer Family

UEFA are set to grant INEOS a one-year transition which will allow both clubs to compete in the Europa League next season as the British-owned conglomerate looks to sell its stake in the Ligue 1 club.

Source: getfootballnewsfrance.com
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Havertz helps Germany win final Euros tune-up after Neuer error

Euro 2024 host Germany had to come from a goal down to snatch a last gasp 2-1 victory over Greece on Friday in a lacklustre dress rehearsal ahead of next week's tournament start

Pascal Gross fired in the winner in the 89th minute as the Germans showed they still have room for improvement ahead of their June 14 tournament opener against Scotland.

Source: espn.com
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Chelsea seal Tosin Adarabioyo signing after defender rejects Newcastle

Chelsea have bolstered their defensive options by completing the signing of Tosin Adarabioyo on a free transfer from Fulham

Tosin, who turned down strong interest from Newcastle, has joined on a four-year deal and is the first player to arrive at Stamford Bridge since the appointment of Enzo Maresca as head coach.

Source: theguardian.com
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England stunned by Iceland in final Euro 2024 warm-up game

England concluded preparations for Euro 2024 with a dismal performance in defeat by Iceland at Wembley

Manager Gareth Southgate rang the changes after Monday’s win against Bosnia-Herzegovina at St James’ Park in Newcastle but will have been bitterly disappointed with a pedestrian performance.

Source: bbc.com
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Brighton hold talks with Graham Potter over potential return as manager

Brighton have held talks with Graham Potter about a potential return to the club but are determined not to rush into an appointment after missing out on Ipswich’s Kieran McKenna

Potter, who left Brighton to join Chelsea in September 2022, is a surprise contender to replace Roberto De Zerbi after the Italian’s departure by mutual consent.

Source: theguardian.com
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Milan on verge of completing Zirkzee transfer

According to reports in Italy, Milan have agreed personal terms with Bologna striker Joshua Zirkzee, who ‘only wants’ the Rossoneri, and are now close to a deal over his agent’s commission

The transfer fee is not an issue, because there is a €40m release clause in the contract he signed when moving to the Stadio Dall’Ara from Bayern Munich.

Source: football-italia.net
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Bayer Leverkusen set €50m asking price on Atletico Madrid defensive target

Atletico Madrid are on the hunt for new defenders, as Diego Simeone targets an overhaul of his squad on the back of a disappointing 2023-24 season

Mario Hermoso’s departure means that a left-sided centre-back is wanted, and one of the targets identified by sporting director Andrea Berta is Piero Hincapie.

Source: football-espana.net
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Egypt & Ghana win but Algeria stunned in qualifying

Trezeguet scored twice as Egypt continued their 100% start in qualifying for the 2026 Fifa World Cup with a 2-1 victory over Burkina Faso, but Algeria were stunned at home by Guinea

Meanwhile, Jordan Ayew netted an injury-time winner for Ghana, who came from behind to clinch a crucial 2-1 victory in Mali.

Source: bbc.com
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Netherlands rout Canada in Jesse Marsch's 1st game as coach

Jeremie Frimpong scored one goal and laid on another as the Netherlands netted three times in 13 second-half minutes to secure a 4-0 victory over Canada in a friendly on Thursday.

Memphis Depay scored his 45th international goal when he poked home Frimpong's inviting cross from the right, before the Bayer Leverkusen winger netted when he curled the ball into the net from 10 yards with his left foot.

Source: espn.com
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England’s Euro 2024 squad: Grealish and Maguire miss out as final 26 confirmed

Gareth Southgate promised a different England at Euro 2024 after ­taking the ruthless decision to drop a ­“devastated” Jack Grealish and the injured Harry Maguire from his final 26-man squad

Grealish and Maguire were the standout omissions on a difficult day for Southgate, who said he found no joy in overseeing aprocess that also ended with James Trafford, Jarell Quansah, ­Jarrad Branthwaite, James Maddison and Curtis Jones being culled from the 33-man training squad.

Source: theguardian.com
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Premier League clubs vote in favour of keeping VAR

Premier League clubs have voted by 19-1 in favour of keeping video assistant referees (VAR) next season

Wolves triggered a vote on the use of VAR in the 2024-25 season after formally submitting a resolution to the Premier League in May.

Source: bbc.com
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Nice announce the signings of Lens head coach Franck Haise and Rennes sporting director Florian Maurice

OGC Nice have officially unveiled their new sporting architecture with the signings of head coach Franck Haise and Florian Maurice as their sporting director

Haise and Maurice have respectively replaced Francesco Farioli, who has joined AFC Ajax and Florent Ghisolfi, who has taken the position of sporting director at AS Roma.

Source: getfootballnewsfrance.com
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Tudor resigns as Lazio head coach less than three months after appointment

Igor Tudor has officially resigned from his post as head coach of Lazio, less than three months after he was called in to replace Maurizio Sarri, who also stepped down from the position in March

Sky Sport Italia and multiple other outlets in Italy had report that Tudor is expected to explain his decision in a final press conference on Friday.

Source: football-italia.net
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Maddison cut from England squad for Euro 2024

James Maddison will not be included in England's 26-man squad for Euro 2024

The Tottenham midfielder was called up by Gareth Southgate to the provisional 33-man selection.

Source: bbc.com
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Mikel Oyarzabal stars as Spain begin Euro 2024 preparation with commanding victory over Andorra

Spain have kicked off their Euro 2024 preparations in fine style, hitting Andorra for five in their opening warm-up match in Badajoz

Luis de la Fuente rested many of his big-hitters, with many players given the opportunity to stake their claim for the final 26-man squad. Ayoze Perez – making his La Roja debut – did his chances no harm, as he scored the opening goal after 24 minutes, firing home from close range after being set up by Pau Cubarsi.

Source: football-espana.net
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Les Bleus warm-up for Euro 2024 with Kylian Mbappé-inspired victory

Captain Kylian Mbappé (25) registered a goal and an assist as France warmed up for Euro 2024 with a comfortable victory over Luxembourg (3-0) on Wednesday

France, in their first of two preparation games for the Euros, looked a way of their fluent best for large parts of the game as they looked and failed to break down a stubborn low-block.

Source: getfootballnewsfrance.com
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Núñez scores hat trick as Uruguay thrash Mexico ahead of Copa América

A hat trick from Liverpool forward Darwin Núñez led Uruguay to a 4-0 victory over Mexico on Wednesday in a preparation match for the 2024 Copa América

Held at Denver, Colorado's Empower Field at Mile High, the exhibition kicked off with relentless pressure from Uruguay in the early stages of the game.

Source: espn.com
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De Bruyne scores for Belgium on 100th cap as Haaland nets Norway hat-trick

Kevin De Bruyne scored on his 100th cap for Belgium and sent his country on their way to a 2-0 win over Montenegro in Brussels in the first of two friendlies before they head to the European Championship

The Belgium captain stroked home a long-range shot a minute before half-time to hand his side the lead after Matija Sarkic, the Montenegro goalkeeper, was caught in no-man’s land after a defensive mix-up.

Source: theguardian.com
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