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Manchester United have reached an agreement with Real Madrid to sign France international centre-back Raphael Varane.Having completed the signing of Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho in a Stg73 million ($A136.
The Matildas will take on Great Britain in a tantalising prime-time Olympics showdown after sealing a berth in the Tokyo women's soccer quarter-finals.Australia's scoreless draw with the United States on Thursday night saw them finish third in group G and other results ensured qualification to the knockout stages as one of the two best third-placed teams.
Former Socceroo Craig Foster believes Thomas Deng's journey from a Kenyan refugee camp to leading Australia's men's football team at the Tokyo Olympics highlights the "confronting dichotomy" of the nation's attitude towards refugees.Deng has been a key figure in Australia's Olympic campaign, putting in a man-of-the-match display in the shock 2-0 win over Argentina to start the tournament.
Manchester United have agreed a deal with Real Madrid for defender Raphael Varane, the PA news agency understands.Having last week announced the Stg 73 million ($A136.
Manchester United are getting closer to a deal to sign Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane following positive talks over the weekend.While the 28-year-old France centre-back has returned to preseason training with Real, a switch to United is looking increasingly on the cards as discussions continue.
Tottenham Hotspur have signed winger Bryan Gil from Sevilla on a five-year contract with midfielder Erik Lamela joining the Spanish side as part of the deal.Gil spent last season on loan at Eibar, where he scored four goals and registered three assists in La Liga as they were relegated after finishing bottom.
Wellington Phoenix kick off their pre-season on Monday without their senior coach and just six players in training as COVID-19 bites a third A-League season.Club leaders are considering whether to relocate back to Australia for pre-season, or to hold out hope of assembling in the Kiwi capital.
Spain captain Mikel Oyarzabal's late winner will ensure the Olyroos' hopes of qualifying for the quarter-finals of the Olympic football tournament come down to their final match against Egypt.The Real Sociedad forward, one of six players from Spain's Euro squad to start the Group C clash at Sapporo Dome, nodded home the only goal of the match in the 81st minute to secure a 1-0 win.
Terry Antonis will return to the Western Sydney Wanderers next season, signing a three-year deal with his former A-League club.Antonis joins from K-League club Suwon Samsung Bluewings where he won the Korean FA Cup in his first season at the club.
Manager Ange Postecoglou's preparations for Celtic's crunch midweek Champions League qualifier against Midtjylland have taken a knock with his side's 6-2 home defeat by West Ham in a friendly at Parkhead.Hoops skipper Callum McGregor curled in an early opener on Saturday before Hammers striker Michail Antonio scored a quick-fire double and captain Mark Noble netted from the penalty spot.
The Matildas have been left to rue what might have been as Sam Kerr scored a brace but had a penalty saved in a dramatic 4-2 Olympics loss to Sweden.Kerr twice headed home to give Australia a 2-1 comeback lead early in the second half at Saitama Stadium.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has signed a new deal to stay at Old Trafford until at least 2024, with an option for an extra year, the Premier League club said on Saturday.Norwegian Solskjaer, 48, led United to a second-place finish in the league last season.
Former Manchester United player Ryan Giggs allegedly kicked a former girlfriend and threw her naked out of their hotel room as part of a pattern of abusive behaviour, a court in the UK has heard.The 47-year-old Giggs, who's on leave as Wales coach, appeared in Manchester Crown Court on Friday and pleaded not guilty to a charge of controlling and coercive behaviour towards his former girlfriend from August 2017 to November 2020.
Manchester United have completed the transfer of England winger Jadon Sancho from Bundesliga team Borussia Dortmund.The two clubs had reached an agreement for the transfer earlier this month, with Dortmund saying United would pay 85 million euros ($A136 million) for the 21-year-old.
Australia international Martin Boyle scored twice as Hibernian raced to a commanding 3-0 win over Andorran club Santa Coloma in a tetchy Europa Conference League qualifier at Easter Road.The Socceroos ace gave Jack Ross's side the lead from the spot in the 13th minute before midfielder Joe Newell was controversially shown a straight red card after 28 minutes by Icelandic referee Vilhjalmur Thorarinsson for a challenge on defender Robert Ramos.
France's Olympic men's soccer campaign has got off to a dreadful start with a 4-1 thrashing by Mexico while Brazil striker Richarlison scored the first hat-trick of the tournament as the defending champions held off a late rally from Germany in a 4-2 win at Yokohama's International Stadium.While Australia's Olyroos were kicking off their campaign on Thursday with a famous 2-0 win over Argentina, hosts Japan also made a winning start with a late strike from midfielder Takefusa Kubo in a 1-0 victo
Olyroos coach Graham Arnold insists Australia are in the hunt for gold after stunning Argentina 2-0 in their Tokyo Games opener.Lachlan Wales and Marco Tilio scored in Sapporo on Thursday as the Olyroos took control of their section, with Group C rivals Egypt and Spain battling out a goalless draw earlier in the day.
Ange Postecoglou says the reception he got from the Celtic fans before their Champions League qualifier against Midtjylland reminded him of why he "loves the game."The Hoops boss spoke of "so many disruptions" in pre-season and claimed the Parkhead club had "hesitated" in the transfer market in the lead-up to the first leg tie against the Danish outfit.
Players of Argentina's Boca Juniors spent the night in a bus outside a Brazilian police station before being allowed to leave following a brawl with security after their Copa Libertadores penalty shootout loss to local Atletico Mineiro.Police in the city of Belo Horizonte said they had questioned six members of the Argentine delegation, two of whom were fined 3,000 reals ($A780) each for damages.
Manchester City's planned pre-season friendly at sister club Troyes later this month has been cancelled due to coronavirus travel restrictions affecting France.The scrapping of the July 31 fixture leaves Pep Guardiola's side with just two other games, including the Community Shield against Leicester, before they begin their Premier League title defence at Tottenham on August 15.
Captain Sam Kerr says the Matildas' 2-1 win over New Zealand at the Tokyo Olympics vindicated their gruelling, winless preparation.New coach Tony Gustavsson kicked off his tenure with five tough friendlies against Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and Japan when the Matildas conceded 14 goals, lost four of five games and won none.
The Matildas have got their Tokyo Olympics campaign off to a near-perfect start, holding off a fast-finishing New Zealand to kick-off the tournament with a 2-1 win.Sam Kerr provided the assist for Tameka Yallop's opener and scored in an excellent captain's performance at Tokyo Stadium to secure Australia's first win under Tony Gustavsson.
Stina Blackstenius scored a pair of goals as Sweden stunned the United States at the Olympics with a 3-0 victory in the women's soccer tournament. 1 in the world and the favourites to win gold in Tokyo, were riding a 44-match unbeaten streak heading into Wednesday's match.
The 13-year wait for the Olyroos is almost over with coach Graham Arnold insisting his players are in peak condition to shine at the Tokyo Games.Australia's men's football team have missed the past two Olympics, their most recent appearance was a group stage exit at Beijing in 2008.