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Arsenal, Man United on alert as Celta Vigo prepared to let star forward leave

Celta Vigo President Carlos Mourino said on Friday his football club was resigned to losing Spain international striker, Nolito over the summer. The versatile forward has been linked with a move to Arsenal and Manchester United, but is more likely to head to head closer to home.

The ex-Barcelona B-team player was linked with a move back to his former club in January and after scoring 39 goals in his last three seasons with Celta, he has forced his way into the Spain squad for the European Championships, placing himself firmly in the shop window.


Borrusia Dortmund sign Portugal winger

German football giants Borussia Dortmund has announced the signing of 22-year-old Portuguese winger Raphael Guerreiro for 12 million euros ($13.4 million).

"Raphael Guerreiro is a skillful player who feels at home in a wide range of positions," Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said on Thursday.

Guerreiro, joins Borussia on a 4 year contract from French side Lorient. The youngster underwent a medical examination at the Portugal training camp for Euro 2016 in France.

He is the sixth signing for Dortmund ahead of next season following Emre Mor, Ousmane Dembele, Mikel Merino, Marc Bartra and Sebastian Rode, with Mor, Merino and Dembele all still under 20.

South Africa to meet Lesotho in COSAFA Cup

South Africa’s Bafana Bafana will face neighbours Lesotho in the quarter-finals of the COSAFA Castle Cup tomorrow, Saturday, 18 June 2016.

Lesotho who were deadlocked on six points with Malawi ahead of the finale, beat Malawi 1-0 in the last match of group B, earning themselves a place a in the highly anticipated last eight of the 2016 COSAFA Castle Cup.


Copa America: USA down Ecuador to enter semi-finals

USATeam USA earned a massive 2-1 win against Ecuador before 47,322 fans at CenturyLink Field to secure a Semifinal berth at the 2016 Copa America Centenario.

The match was played at a high intensity from the first whistle as both teams wrestled for control of the game early. But it was the USA that landed the first blow in the 22nd minute as Clint Dempsey, playing in the city where he suits up for Seattle Sounders FC, opened the scoring with a textbook headed finish.


Euro 2016: Germany - Poland produced first goalless draw of the tournament

OzilGermany and Poland moved a step closer to qualification for the Euro 2016 knockout stages with a point apiece after they played out a goalless draw on Thursday in a Group C match at Stade de France in Paris.

Arkadiusz Milik missed two good chances for the Poles, who are locked with the Germans on four points heading into the final game. Both countries are guaranteed to qualify for the knockout stages if they avoid defeat next week.


Euro 2016: Northern Ireland stun Ukraine 2-0

Northern Ireland came up with a stupendous effort to down Ukraine 2-0 in a hailstorm-interrupted Euro 2016 group league game in Lyon on Thursday.

West Bromwich Albion defender Gareth McAuley gave Ireland the lead in the 49th minute, one that was added to by midfielder Niall McGinn in the dying seconds of second half injury time at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais. The win has given Ireland a huge chance of getting into the last 16 of the quadrennial event.


Euro 2016: Late Sturridge strike wins it for England

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An inspired double substitution at half-time by England Manager Roy Hodgson saw the Three Lions turn around a first half deficit courtesy goals from Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge as England edged out neighbours Wales 2-1 in a passionate contest in Lille.

Trailing 1-0 at the break due to some poor goalkeeping by Joe Hart that allowed Gareth Bale to score from yet another freekick, England Manager Roy Hodgson made the gutsy decision to withdraw striker Harry Kane and winger Raheem Sterling after a less than inspiring showing from the duo in the tournament thus far.


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