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Bologna’s Calafiori ‘closer than ever’ to joining Arsenal

Arsenal are only a step away from securing a deal for highly rated Bologna centre back Riccardo Calafiori, Gianluca Di Marzio details

The report highlights how a decisive breakthrough appears to have been reached during the latest round of talks between the two parties, who are discussing a deal worth around €50m.

Source: football-italia.net
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Liverpool have no interest in signing Adrien Rabiot

Fabrizio Romano reports that Liverpool have no interest in signing Adrien Rabiot (29) as a free agent during the summer transfer window

The France international midfielder is searching for a new club after leaving Juventus following a 5-year spell with the Serie A club.

Source: getfootballnewsfrance.com
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Conte ready to cut losses on Napoli flops

According to Il Mattino newspaper, Antonio Conte is ready to discard almost all the players Napoli bought last year, including Natan, Jens Cajuste and Jesper Lindstrom

The Partenopei won the Scudetto in 2023 and it was all downhill from there, as they went through a series of coaches and players, failing to even qualify for Europe.

Source: football-italia.net
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Crystal Palace join Fulham in race for Arsenal’s Emile Smith Rowe

Crystal Palace are vying with Fulham to sign Emile Smith Rowe but Arsenal are expected to reject their offer for the England attacker

Fulham’s bid worth up to £30m including add-ons was turned down by Arsenal earlier this week and Mikel Arteta is understood to want to keep Smith Rowe despite using him sparingly last season.

Source: theguardian.com
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Crystal Palace pushing to sign Marseille’s Ismaïla Sarr

Premier League side Crystal Palace FC are pushing to sign Olympique de Marseille winger Ismaïla Sarr

The 26-year-old Senegal international has received a contractual proposal from the Eagles. Sarr only joined Marseille last year from Watford in exchange for a €13m fee.

Source: getfootballnewsfrance.com
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RB Leipzig could demand record transfer fee as Dani Olmo clause expires

RB Leipzig will see their transfer advantage returned this weekend as Dani Olmo exit speculation continues

The Spanish international has been heavily linked with a move away from the Bundesliga side after a sensational showing at Euro 2024.

Source: football-espana.net
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Howe 'committed' to Newcastle amid England job links

Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe says he is "committed" to the club as long as he is "happy and feels supported", after being linked with replacing Gareth Southgate as England manager

Southgate, who was appointed in 2016, resigned on Tuesday in the wake of England's 2-1 defeat by Spain in the Euro 2024 final.

Source: bbc.com
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AC Milan confirm signing of Alvaro Morata from Atletico Madrid after paying release clause

What was confirmed by the player himself has been announced: Alvaro Morata has signed for AC Milan, leaving Atletico Madrid for a second time

The 31-year-old forward comes off the back of captaining Spain to the Euro 2024 trophy, and the Rossoneri activated his release clause.

Source: football-espana.net
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West Ham in talks to bring back Kanté to Premier League

According to The Guardian, Premier League side West Ham United are negotiating with Al-Ittihad over a move to bring France international midfielder N’Golo Kanté (33) back to the Premier League

Talks are reportedly ongoing between the two parties over a deal worth €23 million, with a willingness on both sides to conclude an agreement.

Source: getfootballnewsfrance.com
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Milan edge closer to Fofana agreement with AS Monaco

Milan are edging closer to a deal with AS Monaco for Youssouf Fofana, raising their bid to €12m plus additional bonuses, while the asking price drops to €18m

There is confidence that negotiations can continue to whittle down the differences and reach an agreement before the end of the summer.

Source: football-italia.net
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Denmark captain Schmeichel joins Celtic

Celtic have signed Denmark captain Kasper Schmeichel on a one-year deal after the goalkeeper led his country to the last 16 of Euro 2024

Schmeichel, 37, was a free agent after leaving Belgian club Anderlecht at the end of last season and replaces former Manchester City club-mate Joe Hart, who has retired.

Source: bbc.com
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Marseille sign Mason Greenwood from Manchester United on five-year deal

Mason Greenwood has completed his transfer to Marseille from Manchester United. The clubs agreed a €31.6m (£26.7m) deal earlier this month, with the Premier League club set to receive a sizeable share of any sell-on for the forward

Greenwood, who spent last season on loan at Spanish side Getafe, has signed a five-year contract with Marseille.

Source: theguardian.com
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Man Utd sign Yoro from Lille in £52m deal

Manchester United have signed French defender Leny Yoro from Lille until 2029 in a deal worth 62m euros (£52.18m), with 8m euros (£6.73m) in add-ons

The 18-year-old centre-back has signed a five-year contract at Old Trafford, with the option for an additional 12 months.

Source: bbc.com
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Potter ready for next job as he salutes Southgate

Graham Potter says he is "ready" to return to football management amid reports he is being considered for the England job

Gareth Southgate resigned as manager on Tuesday, less than 48 hours after England lost 2-1 to Spain in the Euro 2024 final.

Source: bbc.com
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Strasbourg part ways with head coach Patrick Vieira

Ligue 1 side RC Strasbourg Alsace have announced that Patrick Vieira is no longer the head coach of Les Alsaciens

In their press release, the BlueCo-owned Ligue 1 stressed that the decision to end their collaboration with the 1998 World Cup winner with France has been mutually agreed.

Source: getfootballnewsfrance.com
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Ange Postecoglou focused on Tottenham after being linked to England job

Ange Postecoglou is fully focused on bringing success to Tottenham rather than considering a return to international management after being linked with the England job

The Football Association is on the hunt for a new England boss after Gareth Southgate announced his decision to end his eight-year spell in charge, two days after defeat to Spain in the Euro 2024 final.

Source: theguardian.com
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West Ham agree loan deal for Nice defender Todibo

The deal would mean the centre-back, 24, joining on a season-long loan, with an option to buy for about £27m

However, there is still caution as Italian giants Juventus are believed to be ready to hijack the deal for the two-cap France international.

Source: bbc.com
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Achraf Hakimi set for PSG contract extension

Achraf Hakimi (25) will not be following in the footsteps of his friend and former teammate Kylian Mbappé (25) by swapping Paris for Madrid this summer

The Moroccan international had been linked with a return back to his formative club, Real Madrid, as recently as the last transfer window. However, according to Le Parisien, he now looks set to continue his three-year stint by agreeing in principle to the terms of a contract extension keeping him in Paris beyond his current end date of 2026.

Source: getfootballnewsfrance.com
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Bologna call Calafiori for pre-season as Arsenal refuse to pay €50m

Bologna have asked Riccardo Calafiori to attend pre-season training, because negotiations with Arsenal are a standstill over a €10m difference between offer and valuation

The deal was seemingly done a couple of weeks ago for €54m, but it seems as if that figure includes rather a lot of add-ons and performance-related bonuses, whereas the Rossoblu would prefer a guaranteed fee.

Source: football-italia.net
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Manchester United refuse to match Bayern Munich’s valuation of Matthijs de Ligt

According to Florian Plettenberg, Manchester United are refusing to match Bayern Munich’s valuation of Matthijs de Ligt

It had previously been reported that the Premier League outfit were closing in on the signing of the Bayern centre-back. However, it appears as though the Red Devils could now be ready to move on from de Ligt.

Source: getfootballnewsgermany.com
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Thiago joins Barcelona staff after Liverpool retirement

Thiago Alcântara has temporarily joined Hansi Flick's coaching staff at Barcelona after confirming his retirement from playing last week, the Catalan club confirmed on Wednesday

Thiago, 33, will play a key role in helping Flick get up to speed with the idiosyncrasies at Barça, and the former Spain international knows both the club and the German coach well from his playing career.

Source: espn.com
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'Ridiculous' WAFCON delay leaves African women’s football in a mess

Women’s AFCON qualifying concluded last year but fed up teams now have to wait until July 2025 for the tournament

When the final round of qualifiers for the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (Wafcon) concluded in December, the 12 qualified teams presumed the tournament would take place in Morocco at some point this year.

Source: theguardian.com
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Germany’s Lena Oberdorf to miss Paris Olympics with significant knee injury

The 22-year-old has suffered a cruciate and medial collateral ligament issue in her right knee

Bayern Munich’s Lena Oberdorf will miss the 2024 Paris Olympics after sustaining a severe knee injury.

Source: nytimes.com
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NWSL: Angel City to become world’s most valuable women’s team with $250m sale

Bob Iger and Willow Bay announce deal for NWSL club

Angel City is set to become the world’s most valuable professional women’s sports team after finalising a landmark ownership agreement with Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger and his wife, Willow Bay, the club announced on Wednesday.

Source: theguardian.com
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Manchester United line up Leny Yoro medical in transfer battle with Real Madrid

Manchester United’s push to beat Real Madrid to Leny Yoro’s signature received a significant boost on Wednesday with the defender set to have a medical and finalise personal terms for a proposed €62m transfer from Lille

The 18-year-old defender was expected to fly to Manchester in a firm sign Yoro may choose United over Madrid, despite previously having been minded to join the European champions.

Source: theguardian.com
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Fernandez faces disciplinary action over alleged racist chant

Chelsea have begun disciplinary proceedings against midfielder Enzo Fernandez after he posted a video on social media that the French Football Federation said included an alleged "racist and discriminatory" chant

On Tuesday the FFF said it would file a complaint to world governing body Fifa over the video featuring a song sung by some of the Argentina squad about France's black players.

Source: bbc.com
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Lucy Bronze joins Chelsea after Barcelona departure

Chelsea Women have announced the signing of England right-back Lucy Bronze following the expiry of her Barcelona contract.

Bronze departed the Spanish side in June having helped them win a second consecutive Champions League title and has now signed a two-year contract with the Women's Super League reigning champions.

"To know I'm a Chelsea player still feels a little bit surreal," said Bronze, who has been capped 125 times by England. (Source: Sky Sports)

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Newcastle will fight to keep Eddie Howe after Gareth Southgate’s England exit

Newcastle have warned the Football Association they will fight to keep Eddie Howe after Gareth ­Southgate resigned as England’s manager on Tuesday saying it was “time for change and for a new chapter”

Southgate announced his departure two days after England’s Euro 2024 final defeat by Spain and ­players including Jude Bellingham paid ­tribute. Bellingham said it was “a privilege being led by someone who is so dedicated and passionate”.

Source: theguardian.com
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Women's EURO 2025 | Qualifiers play-off draw: Friday

The draw at 13:00 CET on Friday will set the ties for two rounds of two-legged play-offs

The Women's European Qualifiers play-off draw at 13:00 CET on Friday 19 July in Nyon will set the ties for two rounds of two-legged contests, as 28 teams compete for the last seven finals slots at UEFA Women's EURO 2025 in Switzerland from 2 to 27 July of that year.

Source: uefa.com
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Osimhen agent intensifies PSG talks as Lukaku waits for Napoli

Napoli are increasingly confident that Victor Osimhen’s agent will get PSG to pay over €100m, as Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku is waiting only for Antonio Conte

It is absolutely no secret that the Belgium international only wants reunite with the former Inter coach at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona this summer.

Source: football-italia.net
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Kingsley Coman rules out a move to Fenerbahçe

After the recent signing of Michael Olise from Crystal Palace, Der Rekordmeister are looking to offload some of their attacking talent. In recent weeks, it has been reported that both Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sané could leave Bavaria this summer

However, Bild are reporting that Bayern would also listen to offers for Coman. It is understood that Paris Saint-Germain is keen on luring the 28-year-old back to the French capital, but it is not yet known whether Coman is interested in the move.

Source: getfootballnewsgermany.com
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Agreement reached in principle between PSG and João Neves

According to Sports Zone, an agreement has been reached in principle between Paris Saint-Germain and Benfica’s João Neves (19) as they look to reinforce their midfield ahead of the new campaign

However, PSG have not yet agreed a fee with Benfica. Les Parisiens are reportedly unwilling to meet Benfica’s release clause of €120 million and have lodged a bid below that figure.

Source: getfootballnewsfrance.com
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Women's EURO 2025 QFs Round-Up: Italy, Netherlands, England through

Italy, the Netherlands and England claimed the last automatic spots in Switzerland as the league stage ended

Italy, the Netherlands and England took the last direct spots at UEFA Women's EURO 2025 as the Women's European Qualifiers league stage ended with nine finalists confirmed and sides moving on to the autumn play-offs.

Source: uefa.com
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Gareth Southgate resigns as England manager after Euro 2024 final defeat

Gareth Southgate has announced he has stepped down as England’s manager after eight years

The Football Association had hoped he would extend his contract after he led the team to the final of Euro 2024 but Southgate has decided to seek a new challenge.

Source: theguardian.com
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Howe, Potter and Tuchel on England shortlist if Southgate steps down

Eddie Howe, Graham Potter and Thomas Tuchel will be near the top of the Football Association’s ­shortlist if Gareth Southgate steps down as England manager after a second consecutive defeat in a European Championship final

Southgate has not made a final decision, with the FA hopeful of convincing him to stay and lead the team into the 2026 World Cup, but it would not be a surprise if he chose to leave after eight years in the job.

Source: theguardian.com
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Fans celebrate after Spain's royal welcome in Madrid

Thousands of fans joined street celebrations in Madrid after Euro 2024 champions Spain returned home to a royal welcome

Spain beat England 2-1 in Sunday's final in Berlin to win their record fourth European crown.

Source: bbc.com
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Three PSG players mentioned in possible swap-deal with Napoli for Osimhen

Three Paris Saint-Germain players have reportedly been offered to Napoli as part of a player-plus-cash deal for Partenopei talisman Victor Osimhen, according to updates on Monday night

Osimhen is currently in training with Napoli at their pre-season camp in Dimaro, although he trained individually in the gym on Monday due to muscular fatigue.

Source: football-italia.net
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Lyon set to hijack George Mikautadze’s transfer to Monaco

Lyon are set to deal a serious blow to Ligue 1 rivals Monaco’s summer plans by hijacking George Mikautadze’s (23) transfer to the Principality club, according to a report from L’Equipe

The Metz talisman was expected to arrive in Monaco on Saturday to complete his transfer with the Champions League-playing Monégasques, with which the demoted Ligue 2 side had agreed a €25m total package for the services of their prized asset. The thing is, George Mikautadze has rejected the opportunity to seal the deal.

Source: getfootballnewsfrance.com
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Manchester United enquire about Bayer Leverkusen defender Jonathan Tah

United are aware that no agreement between Bayern and Leverkusen has been reached over the transfer as Leverkusen continue to hold out for close to €40m for the mainstay of their defence

On top of this, there is still no agreement between United and Bayern for defender Matthijs de Ligt. The Premier League side has yet to make a final offer for the defender as they look to reunite de Ligt with old manager Erik ten Hag.

Source: getfootballnewsgermany.com
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Morata confirms he wants Milan transfer – agreement imminent

Sky Sport Italia transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio reports on X, formerly Twitter, that Atletico Madrid star Morata has decided to join Milan this summer, so he will meet club directors later this week before undergoing medical tests

The Spain international has a €13m clause included in his contract. This means that Milan have two options: pay the sum in full or negotiate a transfer fee with his club, Atletico Madrid, in order to pay a slightly higher fee in multiple instalments.

Source: football-italia.net
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Nico Williams sets World Cup mission for Spain after Euro 2024 win

Nico Williams wants to keep the ball rolling for Spain after their Euro 2024 title win

On a night of high emotion in Berlin, Spain showed their steel, to secure a 2-1 win over rivals England.

Source: football-espana.net
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Southgate says 'now not the time' to decide future

England manager Gareth Southgate says "now is not the time" to make a decision on his future

The Three Lions were beaten 2-1 by Spain in the Euro 2024 final in Berlin on Sunday.

Source: bbc.com
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Argentina win Copa final as Messi exits in tears

Lionel Messi was forced off with an apparent right ankle injury in the second half of Argentina's 1-0 Copa América final win over Colombia at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday

Lautaro Martinez scored the winning goal for Argentina in extra time to earn Argentina their record 16th Copa crown and third consecutive major tournament title after winning the Copa in 2021 and the World Cup in 2022.

Source: espn.com
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Spain European champions

Spain beat England 2-1 to become European champions

England’s quest to end 58 years of pain and disappointment ended in failure as they were beaten by Spain in the Euro 2024 final at Berlin's Olympiastadion.

Source: bbc.com
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EURO 2024 FINAL!

For many, Spain have been the best side throughout the tournament, setting it alight with an exciting attacking brand of football which blends the experience of veterans like Rodri and Álvaro Morata with the unpredictability and talent of upcomers such as Lamine Yamal and Nico Williams.

Standing in their way, though, are England who have really grown into the tournament after a slow start. Ollie Watkins' last-gasp winner off the bench in the semi-final against the Netherlands demonstrates the strength-in-depth at Gareth Southgate's disposal, and it feels like things are starting to click at the perfect time. (Source: Uefa.com)

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EURO 2024 Final | Spain vs. England: Preview

Spain and England meet in the UEFA EURO 2024 final on Sunday

So here we are. After four weeks of thrilling action featuring 24 teams, we are down to the final two in what looks set to be a classic EURO final.

Source: uefa.com
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Copa America Final!

The Hard Rock Stadium is the venue as Messi and La Albiceleste go in search of a record-breaking 16th Copa America crown, currently level with Uruguay on 15. It would also be a second in a row after they overcame old rivals Brazil in the 2021 final. (Source: The Analyst)

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EURO 2024: Meet the finalists

Get the full lowdown on the two remaining teams aiming for glory in Germany

The UEFA EURO 2024 finalists are now confirmed, as 24 teams have been whittled down to the final two. We profile the teams going head to head to lift the Henri Delaunay Cup in Berlin on Sunday.

Source: uefa.com
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Copa America 2024 | Argentina vs. Colombia: Preview

Lionel Messi opened his account at the 2024 tournament on Tuesday and has now scored at six editions of the Copa America

The stage is set for what could be Lionel Messi’s major tournament swansong, as Argentina face Colombia in Sunday’s Copa America final in the forward’s new home of Miami.

Source: theanalyst.com
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VIDEO | EURO 2024: 'It will be a game of emotions' - Harry Kane

"I always try to set the example," the England captain tells EURO2024.com ahead of the final against Spain. "I always try and be the leader where the team's first and the team is the most important."

Source: uefa.com
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Copa America Final: 3 Players to Watch

Argentina take on Colombia in the Copa America 2024 final at MetLife Stadium

The Copa America 2024 final will see some of the most talented players in all of soccer go head-to-head as Argentina square off against Colombia.

Source: 90min.com
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Copa America 2024: How did Lionel Messi and Argentina reach the final?

If Argentina beats Colombia in the final, it will win the Copa America for a record 16th time

Lionel Messi is one win from leading Argentina to a record 16th Copa America title. Colombia will do everything in its power to make sure that doesn’t happen in a matchup that pits the juggernaut against the surging force in the final.

Source: sportstar.thehindu.com
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EURO 2024: Record-breaking Lamine Yamal

Lamine Yamal will be aged just 17 and one day when Spain take on England in the UEFA EURO 2024 final on Sunday

Lamine Yamal is set to become the youngest player ever to feature in a UEFA European Championship or FIFA World Cup final should he appear for Spain against England on Sunday.

Source: uefa.com
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Copa America 2024: Messi's Argentina and James-led Colombia set for tourney final showdown

Lionel Messi and Argentina continued their training at FIU on Friday, gearing up to face Colombia in Sunday’s Copa America final

Argentina secured their place in the final with a 2-0 victory over Canada on Tuesday, thanks to goals from Julián Álvarez and Messi. The Albiceleste have now won 10 consecutive matches and are aiming for a record 16th Copa America title.

Source: africanews.com
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EURO 2024: Race for the Golden Boot

Kane pounced to turn in England's opener against Denmark on Matchday 2, before heading their last-16 winning goal in extra time against Slovakia and converting from the penalty spot in their semi-final win against the Netherlands. He can add to his tally when his side meet Spain in the final on Sunday.

Having not scored during the group stage, Dani Olmo has struck in each of Spain's knockout round games: the 4-1 round of 16 win against Georgia, the 2-1 quarter-final success against hosts Germany and the semi-final victory against France. (Source: Uefa.com)

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Copa America channels the Super Bowl: Pop sensation Shakira to perform tournament's first-ever halftime show

Copa America set for musical extravaganza

Copa America walks in the footsteps of the Super Bowl as they have got onboard Shakira to perform at the halftime show during the final.

Source: goal.com
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OP Ed | EURO 2024: Southgate has turned England into masters of own luck

England are in the final of the EUROs once more

Gareth Southgate’s team have almost failed upwards to get this far, and after a tournament of constant criticism, all of that could be forgotten in an instance.

Source: fromthespot.co.uk
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EURO 2024: Spain boss downplays favourites tag ahead of final

De la Fuente, 63, insists his team must be even better than they were in victories over Germany and France

Spain coach Luis de la Fuente rejected the idea that his side are the favourites to win Sunday's European Championship final against England at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.

Source: espn.co.uk
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Bronze battle in Copa América

Canada square off against Uruguay in the 2024 Copa America third-place playoff at the Bank of America Stadium in North Carolina on Saturday night.

While the Reds suffered semi-final heartache against Argentina, La Celeste were beaten in their last-four tie by Colombia.

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Ollie Watkins senses England have the same winning aura as Real Madrid

Ollie Watkins detects a winning demeanour similar to that of ­the Champions League winners Real Madrid in an England side one game away from a historic achievement in Berlin

It was Watkins whose last-gasp goal against the Netherlands set up Sunday’s Euro 2024 final with Spain, reinforcing the notion that this England team have ­discovered a habit of finding ways to win even when the odds appear stacked against them.

Source: theguardian.com
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