19th July 2022

Sébastien Haller leaves Dortmund training camp due to testicular tumour|

The Borussia Dortmund forward Sébastien Haller has a testicular tumour and has left his new club’s preseason training camp in Switzerland.

In an official statement, Dortmund said that the 28-year-old first complained of feeling unwell at training on Monday. The tumour was found during a medical examination, with Haller returning to Germany to undergo further tests. Tumours can be benign and do not always lead to a diagnosis of cancer.

Belgium eliminate Italy at women’s Euros|

Belgium have reached the quarter-finals of the women’s European Championship for the first time after a 1-0 upset win over Italy in Group D also eliminated Iceland.

Midfielder Tine de Caigny scored in the 49th minute and Belgium clung on to win on Monday. After the final whistle, the Belgians had to wait for confirmation as Iceland drew with already-qualified France 1-1 after 12 minutes of added time.

That sets up a quarter-final for Belgium against Sweden on Friday.

France were already assured of winning the group and play the defending champion Netherlands on Saturday.

Kylian Mbappe and Sam Kerr are confirmed as the two stars on the front cover of FIFA 23.|

Chelsea striker Sam Kerr has created history by becoming the first women’s footballer to feature on a global EA Sports cover.

She has been included on the front cover of the Ultimate Edition of FIFA 23, and is joined by PSG forward Kylian Mbappe.

Robert Lewandowski joins Barcelona in Miami for the US Tour|

Already wearing Barcelona’s colors, Robert Lewandowski joined the squad in Miami on Sunday ahead of his medical and the signing of his contract with the Catalan club.
“I am very happy to have joined FC Barcelona,” Lewandowski said from Miami in a video released by Barcelona ahead of its U.S. tour.
The striker will sign his contract and be officially introduced by the club after undergoing the medical on Monday.

Federico Bernardeschi eyes “huge future” with Toronto FC after Juventus career|

Introductory press conferences are verbal occasions by nature, and Federico Bernardeschi handled that side of his official Toronto FC unveiling just fine on Monday afternoon. The Italian winger warmly praised his new city and club, and made the extra effort to speak in both English and his first language as he sat alongside head coach Bob Bradley and president Bill Manning.

But what really hyped up the crowd of TFC supporters at a sprawling sports bar in the Maple Leaf Square district were his actions, not his words.

Jurgen Klopp is about to be given first-hand look at next Liverpool transfer targets|

Liverpool’s pre-season tour of Asia is over, with a return to Europe now on the agenda for Jurgen Klopp’s men. The Reds are scheduled to compete in Germany on Thursday evening before returning to Austria the following week.

Across Liverpool’s next two matches, they will face a pair of Red Bull institutions in Leipzig and Salzburg. The clubs are under the same wing and over the years, the recruitment team on Merseyside have attempted to establish a bond.

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