And rivals are eyeing a bid for Leeds and Italy forward Wilfried Gnonto.
Portugal begin the Roberto Martinez era with a Euro 2024 qualifier at home to Lichtenstein later today. For the first time since his move to Saudi Arabia, Cristiano Ronaldo will turn out for his national side in Lisbon as Martinez looks to start his tenure with a win. The former Belgium manager was criticised for his time in charge of the Red Devils but did build his tenure on making light work of these kind of games and, clearly, Portugal are huge favourites as the journey to Germany 2024 begins.
PARIS (AP) — New captain, new goalkeeper, new defense, new governance — and major players retired. It seems like a new dawn for World Cup runner-up France as it begins European Championship qualifying without Ballon d'Or winner Karim Benzema, and with Kylian Mbappé leading the team out at Stade de France against the Netherlands on Friday. Les Bleus then play Ireland in another Group B match at Dublin on Monday. “The end of several players’ international careers means that the squad is younger,”
The right-back has issued an ominous warning to Australia’s World Cup rivals, saying she is back from injury ‘stronger, faster and better than before’