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Newcastle keeper joins Anderlecht on loan

Goalkeeper Matz Sels has joined Anderlecht on a season-long loan, Newcastle United football club announced on Thursday. The club confirmed through a statement on its website. Sels started as Rafa Benitez's first-choice keeper but was replaced by Karl Darlow in September.

The 25-year-old joined the Magpies from Gent and only played nine times in the league as they were promoted from the Championship.

In all, the player only wore the Magpies jersey nine times in the Championship, three in the Football Association (FA) Cup and two in the English Football League (EFL) Cup.

Sanchez breaks another record but Germany hold Chile in Confederations Cup

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Germany was sorely tested here by Chile but managed to eke out a 1-1 draw and keep pace with the South American side in Group B of the 2017 Confederations Cup.

The talented Chilean side largely had their way on Thursday with the reigning World Cup champions in the first half. Chile pressed the Germans from the opening whistle and took the lead in the 6th minute. A give-and-go with Arturo Vidal left Alexis Sanchez alone with the ball in front of Germany goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen and the Arsenal striker delivered.


Ronaldo quizzed about Man United return

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Portugal and Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo remained coy about his future with the Spanish football giants, refusing to take questions beyond the Confederations Cup where his national team won 1-0 against hosts Russia.

Ronaldo netted the winner of the game with a first-half header to send the European champions to the top of Group A and all but secure a place in next week's semi-finals. He was adjudged the Man-of-the-Match and thus had to attend the post-match press conference.


Toronto and Montréal all even in Canadian Championship final

It's all going to come down to 90 minutes.

Canadian rivals Impact Montréal FC and Toronto FC are all even after 90 minutes in the 2017 Canadian Championship final after the two sides played to a 1:1 draw in the opening leg at Stade Saputo on Wednesday 21 June.  The return leg is next Tuesday 27 June at BMO Field in Toronto with a 19.30 local kick off. The match will be broadcast live across the country on TSN1, TSN3, TSN4, TSN5, and RDS (19.30 ET / 16.30 PT).


Confederations Cup: Germany overcome errors to beat Australia 3-2

World champions Germany successfully started the FIFA Confederations Cup with a thrilling 3-2 win over Australia in Sochi on Monday.

Lars Stindl opened scoring early for Germany after five minutes, with Tom Rogic equaling for Australia in the 40th minute courtesy of a goalkeeping error, but then Julian Draxler gave the lead again to Germany just four minutes later from the penalty spot.


Sergio Aguero announces decision on Man City future

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Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero on Monday ruled out leaving the English football club and insisted that he is very happy and will stay with the Manchester outfit until the end of his contract.

Aguero lost his place to Gabriel Jesus of Brazil in City's starting XI in 2017, prompting wild speculation that the 29-year-old Argentine would leave Manchester this summer.


Confederations Cup: Sanchez powers Chile to 2-0 win over Cameroon

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Goals from Eduardo Vargas and Arturo Vidal gave Chile their 2-0 win over Cameroon in a Group B Confederations Cup football match in the Russian capital.

Although neither team had found the twine by the break, Sanchez's entry into play 15 minutes after play resumed was the key in La Roja's victory, given that he helped manufacture both goals for his squad on Sunday.


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