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England v Germany: European Under-21 Championship semi-final – live!

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Euro U-21 updates as Aidy Boothroyd’s side aim to make finalBoothroyd shakes off Hoofroyd taunts to find England vindicationAnd email paul.doyle@theguardian.com. Tweet @Paul_Doyle 6.10pm BSTEngland make another strong start to a half and this time they capitalise! They pressurise Germany into making a mistake at the back, Gnabry losing possession. Hughes is quick to pounce, seizing on the ball in the box and cutting towards the byline before pulling it back for Abraham, who slots into the net from close range! 6.08pm BST49 min: Gray wriggles his way past one opponent and heads for the box. Then he unleashes a shot that his put behind for a corner. The goalkeeper decides he’s best not leaving it to his clueless defenders to, so he bounds off his line and punches Ward-Prowse’s deli

Concussion protocols at 2014 World Cup failed Fifa standards, study finds

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Almost two-thirds of head collision incidents at the tournament were not followed by players being assessed on the sidelines by medical professionalsHead collisions experienced by footballers during the 2014 World Cup were not tackled according to Fifa’s own standards, research has revealed.A team of doctors from Canada have found that after almost two-thirds of the head collision events that occurred during the tournament, the players involved did not receive an assessment on the sidelines by healthcare personnel. Continue reading... Source: Football News Link : Concussion protocols at 2014 World Cup failed Fifa standards, study finds

Liverpool to escape punishment for alleged tapping-up of Virgil van Dijk

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• No action likely over Southampton defender’s link to Liverpool• Chelsea and Manchester City remain interested in Holland internationalLiverpool are likely to escape punishment from the Premier League for the alleged tapping-up of the Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, with the heat over the row having fizzled out.It had ignited at the beginning of June, when Southampton were furious to read that Van Dijk was keen to join Liverpool, having been won over, in part, by the vision of Jürgen Klopp. Continue reading... Source: Football News Link : Liverpool to escape punishment for alleged tapping-up of Virgil van Dijk