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Germany beat England on penalties in Euro U21 semis

England were denied a place in the European Under-21 Championship final as they lost a gripping semi-final against Germany on penalties. Julian Pollersbeck saved Nathan Redmond’s spot-kick as the Germans edged through in Tychy, Poland. Aidy Boothroyd’s Young Lions had ...

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De Boer excited to 'spend money' at Palace

Media playback is not supported on this device New Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer says he is excited to join a club that “spend a lot of money”. The 47-year-old Dutchman, who has signed a three-year deal, succeeds Sam ...

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World Cup 2022: Suppressed report into corruption allegations published

Claims of alleged corruption in Qatar’s successful 2022 World Cup bid have been published in the German media. The Bild newspaper says it has obtained the suppressed 2014 report authored by former Fifa independent ethics investigator Michael Garcia. Bild’s report ...

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'I am not a bad guy' – Diouf on spitting, Stevie G and Senegal

El Hadji Diouf is a hero in Senegal. Everywhere he goes, he is mobbed by fans both young and old. His countrymen are still grateful for the stellar role he played during the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South ...

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Fifa looking into anti-doping claims over footballers

Fifa says “it is still investigating allegations” that footballers were involved in a state-sponsored doping programme in Russia. At least 30 sports, including football, covered up samples involving more than 1,000 athletes between 2011 and 2015, according to the McLaren ...

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England U21s: Aidy Boothroyd's side to face Germany in semi-finals

England Under-21s will face Germany in Tuesday’s European Championship semi-final in Tychy, Poland. Aidy Boothroyd’s side beat the hosts 3-0 on Thursday to book their last-four spot. But they had to wait until Saturday to find out their opponents, with ...

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Will Hughes: Watford complete £8m deal for Derby midfielder

Watford have completed the signing of midfielder Will Hughes from Derby County for £8m on a five-year deal. Hughes made 165 Championship appearances for the Rams. The 22-year-old is currently on international duty with England’s Under-21 squad at the European ...

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Alvaro Arbeloa: Former Liverpool and West Ham defender retires

Former Liverpool, Real Madrid and West Ham defender Alvaro Arbeloa is retiring from football aged 34. The Spanish left-back made three Premier League appearances for the Hammers last season before being released. He won one La Liga title and the ...

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Mauricio Pellegrino: Southampton appoint former Alaves boss as manager

Southampton have appointed Mauricio Pellegrino as their new manager. The 45-year-old Argentine replaces Claude Puel, who was sacked earlier this month after one season in charge. Pellegrino stood down as Alaves manager in late May, after losing the Spanish Cup ...

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£119m for Mbappe? It's Friday's gossip column

For the latest gossip and debate, check out our Sportsday rolling news service every weekday, and for a list of all the completed deals, see our transfers page. Transfer news – latest update (07:00 BST) Paris St-Germain have offered Monaco ...

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