Since former captain Park Jisung retiring from international football in 2011, it seems that a dynamic presence has been lacking in midfield for Korea Republic with the Taeguk Warriors failing to progress beyond the group phase at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. However, with the recent re-emergence of Yoon Bitgaram there are growing hopes 

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Bundesliga Daily rounds up all you need to know from Germany’s 18 top-flight clubs. On 18 July, USMNT hero John Anthony Brooks returned to training at Hertha Berlin, UEFA named two FC Bayern München stalwarts on the shortlist for the Best Player in Europe prize and Jhon Cordoba had some good news for 1. FSV 

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LOSC playmaker Marvin Martin, who will spend the season on loan at Dijon, is hoping his move to the promoted club will see him get back on track after a difficult few seasons at the northern cub. Long hailed as one of French football’s ‘next big things’, Martin, now 28, has fallen somewhat off the 

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Russia’s Alfa-Bank was announced today as the first FIFA World Cup Regional Supporter during an event in Moscow, marking an important milestone in FIFA’s commercial strategy. As a Regional Supporter for Europe, Alfa-Bank will activate sponsorship initiatives around the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ and the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 across Russia and the European continent, 

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“The spirit of football is alive in this city”, says Frank Vercauteren, head coach of Samara-based club Krylya Sovetov, and he knows what he is talking about. The city on the Volga is getting ready to host football fans from all over the world during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, and its citizens have 

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Youngest major UEFA club competition final winning coaches33y 213d: André Villas-Boas (Porto, 2011 UEFA Europa League) 33y 308d: Gianluca Vialli (Chelsea, 1998 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup) 34y 102d*: Sven-Göran Eriksson (IFK Göteborg, 1982 UEFA Cup) 34y 163d: Víctor Fernández (Real Zaragoza, 1995 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup) 36y 101d: Joaquim Rifé (Barcelona, 1979 European Cup Winners’ 

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With 24 teams competing across 10 host cities and 2.4 million spectators attending an unprecedented total of 51 matches, UEFA EURO 2016 was officially the biggest UEFA European Championship ever. The success of the tournament was mirrored on UEFA’s digital platforms, where previous traffic records were shattered. Over 300 million visits and 1.5 billion page 

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Youngest UEFA Champions League scorers*17 years 195 days: Peter Ofori-Quaye (Rosenborg 5-1 Olympiacos, 01/10/97)17 years 216 days: Mateo Kovačić (Dinamo Zagreb 1-7 Lyon, 07/12/11)17 years 218 days: Cesc Fàbregas (Arsenal 5-1 Rosenborg, 07/12/04)17 years 218 days: Bojan Krkić (Schalke 0-1 Barcelona, 01/04/08)17 years 241 days: Martin Klein (Panathinaikos 2-1 Sparta Praha, 27/02/02) Youngest UEFA Europa 

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Who has qualified?Of the 48 sides that will contest the group stage this autumn, 16 are already known: Schalke (GER) coefficient 96.035Zenit (RUS) 93.216Manchester United (ENG) 82.256Athletic Club (ESP) 75.142Internazionale Milano (ITA) 58.087Fiorentina (ITA) 57.087Braga (POR) 43.116Standard Liège (BEL) 27.500Celta Vigo (ESP) 21.142Feyenoord (NED) 19.112Mainz (GER) 18.035FC Zürich (SUI) 17.755Southampton (ENG) 16.756Nice (FRA) 12.049Zorya Luhansk 

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Best player John Atkin (@UEFAcomJohnA): Antoine Griezmann. The Drake thing’s a bit misleading: he’s a Chumbawamba man really. He gets knocked down (UEFA Champions League final penalty miss, dropped for Albania match) but gets up again. Chris Burke (@UEFAcomChrisB): Antoine Griezmann. Overshadowed in France’s first game and dropped for the second, ‘Grizou’ responded brilliantly to 

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The team (4-2-3-1): Rui Patrício (Portugal); Joshua Kimmich (Germany), Jérôme Boateng (Germany), Pepe (Portugal), Raphaël Guerreiro (Portugal); Toni Kroos (Germany), Joe Allen (Wales); Antoine Griezmann (France), Aaron Ramsey (Wales), Dimitri Payet (France); Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal). In the past a 23-man squad was selected with Ronaldo (2004 and 2012) and Pepe (2008 and 2012) both previously 

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Champions: PortugalRunners-up: FranceSemi-finalists: Germany, WalesTop-scoring team: France 13Finals debutants: Wales (semi-finals), Iceland (quarter-finals), Northern Ireland (round of 16), Slovakia (as independent nation; round of 16), Albania (group stage) UEFA EURO 2016 Player of the Tournament: Antoine Griezmann (France)Young Player of the Tournament presented by SOCAR: Renato Sanches (Portugal)UEFA EURO 2016 adidas Golden Boot: Antoine Grizemann 

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