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  • England boss Gareth Southgate has hailed an "incredible summer" for the nation following plenty of tournament success - but knows a lot of the young talent on display still face a battle to make it at their clubs. Southgate watched on as the England Under-20s won the World Cup and the Toulon Tournament, while the Under-19s lifted the European Championship.Both the Under-21s and Under-17s suffered penalty shoot-out agony in their respective European Championships, the Under-21s in the semi-final against Italy and the Under-17s losing their final to Spain.Add to that Mark Sampson leading the England Women's team to the semi-final of their own European Championships and it has been a summer to remember for England fans when contrasted to the shortcomings of the senior men's side at recent major tournaments.Southgate admits the challenge for the Young Lions going forward is to break into their club sides to give them a platform to step-up into the senior squad in the coming y..

    Southgate hoping England youngsters can force their way into club first teams

    England boss Gareth Southgate has hailed an "incredible summer" for the nation following plenty of tournament success - but knows a lot of the young talent on display still face a battle to make it at their clubs. Southgate watched on as the England Under-20s won the World Cup and the Toulon Tournament, while the Under-19s lifted the European Championship.Both the Under-21s and Under-17s suffered penalty shoot-out agony in their respective European Championships, the Under-21s in the semi-final against Italy and the Under-17s losing their final to Spain.Add to that Mark Sampson leading the England Women's team to the semi-final of their own European Championships and it has been a summer to remember for England fans when contrasted to the shortcomings of the senior men's side at recent major tournaments.Southgate admits the challenge for the Young Lions going forward is to break into their club sides to give them a platform to step-up into the senior squad in the coming y..
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  • Teenage Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold is eager to make the most of the opportunity if he is selected for the Reds' season-opener at Watford on Saturday.With fellow right-back Nathaniel Clyne sidelined by injury, Alexander-Arnold could come into the team at Vicarage Road for what would be only his third Premier League start.The 18-year-old Liverpudlian, quoted by a number of national newspapers, said: "I'm not sure whether I will get that opportunity but I am hoping to take it if I do get it."I will be fighting for that position, as will all the other lads. There are a lot of strong players here and we could put two different teams out at the start of the season."But hopefully the chance comes. You just hope for the opportunity. If I do get told I am playing against Watford I will look to take that chance."Alexander-Arnold recently impressed in a 3-0 friendly victory against Bayern Munich that saw him go up against former France winger Franck Ribery.And he sa..

    Alexander-Arnold hoping to capitalise on Clyne injury for Liverpool

    Teenage Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold is eager to make the most of the opportunity if he is selected for the Reds' season-opener at Watford on Saturday.With fellow right-back Nathaniel Clyne sidelined by injury, Alexander-Arnold could come into the team at Vicarage Road for what would be only his third Premier League start.The 18-year-old Liverpudlian, quoted by a number of national newspapers, said: "I'm not sure whether I will get that opportunity but I am hoping to take it if I do get it."I will be fighting for that position, as will all the other lads. There are a lot of strong players here and we could put two different teams out at the start of the season."But hopefully the chance comes. You just hope for the opportunity. If I do get told I am playing against Watford I will look to take that chance."Alexander-Arnold recently impressed in a 3-0 friendly victory against Bayern Munich that saw him go up against former France winger Franck Ribery.And he sa..
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  • Craig Shakespeare hopes Leicester can end their Arsenal hoodoo on Friday night.Leicester have yet to beat the Gunners in the Premier League era with their last league win coming in 1983, while it is a decade further back since the last time the Foxes won away at Arsenal. The two clubs get the new season under way at the Emirates on Friday and Shakespeare, beginning his first full campaign as manager, is under no illusions of the size of the task facing his team."The Premier League is the most competitive league in the world and Arsenal are one of the best clubs in it, year after year they've shown their consistency," said Shakespeare."We haven't been able to beat them yet but there's always a first time and it would be nice to think it would be Friday night. The players are champing at the bit to get started."It will be difficult, with t he quality of their players, their fan base and the money that they can spend, but that's the Premier League." Shakespeare ..

    Shakespeare hoping Leicester can finally tame Arsenal

    Craig Shakespeare hopes Leicester can end their Arsenal hoodoo on Friday night.Leicester have yet to beat the Gunners in the Premier League era with their last league win coming in 1983, while it is a decade further back since the last time the Foxes won away at Arsenal. The two clubs get the new season under way at the Emirates on Friday and Shakespeare, beginning his first full campaign as manager, is under no illusions of the size of the task facing his team."The Premier League is the most competitive league in the world and Arsenal are one of the best clubs in it, year after year they've shown their consistency," said Shakespeare."We haven't been able to beat them yet but there's always a first time and it would be nice to think it would be Friday night. The players are champing at the bit to get started."It will be difficult, with t he quality of their players, their fan base and the money that they can spend, but that's the Premier League." Shakespeare ..
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  • Only two of the FICWC's 19 finalists are non-European River Plate is the first Latin American club to have an eSports division FranoPlay: "Nowadays, it's easy to 'spy' on your rivals" Of the 19 finalists in the first edition of the FIFA Interactive Club World Cup (FICWC), 17 are European, with only New York City and River Plate from outside the Old Continent. With that in mind, we spoke to Franco Colagrossi, who will be flying the flag for the Argentinian giants at the final in London on Saturday 5 August. You can follow him and his fellow finalists on FIFA.com, where the event will be live streamed in its entirety. “I’m immensely proud as I’ll be representing the club closest to my heart, my country and Latin America. I’m very enthusiastic too as eSports is not that developed in Latin America, so my participation could motivate other clubs to come onboard,” said the 26-year-old gamer. @FranoPlay in profile He trains five hours a day He admires the playing style..

    FranoPlay hoping to storm Old Continent

    Only two of the FICWC's 19 finalists are non-European River Plate is the first Latin American club to have an eSports division FranoPlay: "Nowadays, it's easy to 'spy' on your rivals" Of the 19 finalists in the first edition of the FIFA Interactive Club World Cup (FICWC), 17 are European, with only New York City and River Plate from outside the Old Continent. With that in mind, we spoke to Franco Colagrossi, who will be flying the flag for the Argentinian giants at the final in London on Saturday 5 August. You can follow him and his fellow finalists on FIFA.com, where the event will be live streamed in its entirety. “I’m immensely proud as I’ll be representing the club closest to my heart, my country and Latin America. I’m very enthusiastic too as eSports is not that developed in Latin America, so my participation could motivate other clubs to come onboard,” said the 26-year-old gamer. @FranoPlay in profile He trains five hours a day He admires the playing style..
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  • Swansea head coach Paul Clement hopes a decision about Gylfi Sigurdsson's future will be made by the end of the week. The Swans have rejected two bids from Everton - with the last believed to be worth £45million - for the Iceland midfielder.Sigurdsson missed the club's tour to the United States after withdr..

    Paul Clement hoping for ‘quick resolution’ to Gylfi Sigurdsson situation

    Swansea head coach Paul Clement hopes a decision about Gylfi Sigurdsson's future will be made by the end of the week. The Swans have rejected two bids from Everton - with the last believed to be worth £45million - for the Iceland midfielder.Sigurdsson missed the club's tour to the United States after withdr..
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  • The Portugal international's legal problems have cast a shadow over pre-season at the Santiago Bernabeu, but his coach believes normality will resume Cristiano Ronaldo will be back with Real Madrid on Saturday and Zinedine Zidane hopes that will bring a close to questions over the Portugal sta..

    Zidane hoping for swift end to Ronaldo tax fraud saga

    The Portugal international's legal problems have cast a shadow over pre-season at the Santiago Bernabeu, but his coach believes normality will resume Cristiano Ronaldo will be back with Real Madrid on Saturday and Zinedine Zidane hopes that will bring a close to questions over the Portugal sta..
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  • The reigning Premier League champions are set to meet the FA Cup holders in the Community Shield with uncertainty shrouding the Gunners' key forward Thibaut Courtois is hoping that the uncertainty surrounding Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez will aid Chelsea in the Community Shield. The reigning P..

    Courtois hoping Chelsea avoid Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez

    The reigning Premier League champions are set to meet the FA Cup holders in the Community Shield with uncertainty shrouding the Gunners' key forward Thibaut Courtois is hoping that the uncertainty surrounding Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez will aid Chelsea in the Community Shield. The reigning P..
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  • The World Cup winning-defender admits that a record-breaking transfer for the Brazilian would make life easier for the reigning La Liga champions Sergio Ramos wants Neymar to leave Barcelona as it would be "less of a problem" for Real Madrid, amid talk of interest from Paris Saint-Germain. Neymar&..

    Real Madrid captain Ramos hoping to see PSG target Neymar leave Barca

    The World Cup winning-defender admits that a record-breaking transfer for the Brazilian would make life easier for the reigning La Liga champions Sergio Ramos wants Neymar to leave Barcelona as it would be "less of a problem" for Real Madrid, amid talk of interest from Paris Saint-Germain. Neymar&..
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  • Chelsea's search for a striker looks set to hit more problems, with the Daily Star reporting that they are ready to pull the plug on their pursuit of ALVARO MORATA.The Blues appeared ready to pay £63million for the Real Madrid player, but the Stamford Bridge hierarchy have had second thoughts, leaving AC Milan as..

    Chelsea ready to halt Morata pursuit, United hoping to tie up Perisic move

    Chelsea's search for a striker looks set to hit more problems, with the Daily Star reporting that they are ready to pull the plug on their pursuit of ALVARO MORATA.The Blues appeared ready to pay £63million for the Real Madrid player, but the Stamford Bridge hierarchy have had second thoughts, leaving AC Milan as..
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  • Ajax ‘hoping and praying’ for Nouri with star youngster in intensive care

    The 20-year-old midfielder is in an induced coma after collapsing on the field in his side's friendly in Austria while the club wait for more details Ajax coach Marcel Keizer says the club can only "hope and pray" that Abdelhak Nouri recovers as he is kept in intensive care after collapsing du..
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