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Mainz and Bayer Leverkusen have agreed on the transfer of midfielder Levin Oeztunali. The 20-year-old leaves Leverkusen after signing a five-year contract, which binds him to Mainz until June 2021.

"Levin Oeztunali is a highly gifted and versatile attacking midfielder who has already underlined his qualities in Leverkusen and Bremen," Mainz sporting director Rouwen Schroeder said on Thursday. "We are pleased that we increase the quality of our squad with him."

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Neymar converted the decisive spot-kick as Brazil ended their long wait for Olympic football glory with a dramatic 5-4 (1-1) penalty shoot-out victory over their 2014 World Cup tormentors Germany in Rio on Saturday. The Brazil captain held his nerve after the scores were tied 1-1 at the end of extra-time in a pulsating final at the Maracana stadium.

Nils Petersen was the only player to miss in the shoot-out, with Brazil goalkeeper Weverton punching away the German's feeble attempt.

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Spanish football club Atletico Madrid's coach Diego Simeone has said top club coaches like Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho among others should be allowed to manage their nations alongside their day jobs.

Simeone has long been linked with Argentina national team's job but Edgardo Bauza was recently named as the coach.

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The German women's soccer team has defeated Sweden 2-1 to win the gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Both teams on Friday squandered scoring opportunities in the first half, but German striker Dzsenifer Marozsan broke the deadlock just three minutes after the restart, beating Sweden goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl with a shot that curled just inside the left post.

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Defending champions the Netherlands will play Britain in the women's hockey final at the Olympic Games after both sides emerged victorious over Germany and New Zealand respectively in their semi-finals.

The Dutch dream of a history-making third successive women's Olympic hockey gold medal remains very much alive after defeating Germany in a drama filled shoot-out after the match finished with the scores locked at 1-1 on Wednesday.

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Brazil smashed Honduras 6-0 in the semi-finals and will play Germany in the final of the men's football tournament at the Rio Olympic Games.

Neymar earned the fastest goal in the Olympic history on Wednesday, enabling Brazil to get a chance to exact revenge against the Germans for their shocking 7-1 failure in the FIFA World Cup two years ago. The 24-year-old broke the deadlock on home soil just 15 seconds after the opening whistle. He dribbled into the penalty box and shot, the ball bounced twice between the Barcelona star and Honduras' goalkeeper and found the net at last. The blitz threw the attendances into craziness.

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Brazil coach Rogerio Micale described Neymar as a "monster" after the Barcelona forward helped the hosts secure a berth in the Olympic football final. Neymar scored twice as Brazil routed Honduras 6-0 in their semifinal in front of a near-capacity crowd at the Maracana Stadium on Wednesday.

"He is a beast. Neymar is a guy that has a football gift," Micale said. "He is happy playing with this group. They have embraced him. There has been a lot of pressure on him, but he is not your average player."

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