Éder strike wins Euro 2016 for Portugal, captain of Spanish club Linares dies aged 26, and Bradford to sign Blackpool keeper for £1…


1. Spanish third division club Linares Deportivo are in mourning after captain Fran Carles passed away aged 26, following complications arising from a gym accident. A club statement said “there are no words to express the deep sorrow we feel”.

2. Portugal overcame a first half injury to Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo to claim a 1-0 win over hosts France in the final of Euro 2016. Former Swansea striker Éder with the decisive strike deep into extra time which saw them clinch the country’s first ever international trophy.

3. Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce is to be interviewed by Football Association officials this week with a view to him succeeding Roy Hodgson and becoming the new England manager.

4. New Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has pledged to make the Stamford Bridge squad work much harder than they had under previous coaches in a bid to bring trophies back to the club, following last season which saw the club finish empty handed.

5. Sporting Lisbon’s Portugal international defensive midfielder William Carvalho is a man in demand. Champions Leicester City, along with fellow Premier League clubs Southampton and Everton, are said to be interested in signing the 24-year-old.

6. With the transfer window open again ahead of the new season there will be millions spent in the Premier League. On the other end of the scale, Bradford City are on the verge of signing Blackpool goalkeeper Colin Doyle for £1 (BBC Sport).

7. Zlatan Ibrahimović has been warned by Eric Cantona that he can never be referred to as the ‘King Of Old Trafford’ as the prestigious title belongs to the Frenchman (EuroSport).

8. A series of changes to the laws of the game could see more and more elaborate kick-off routines introduced into games (Mirror).

9. With the ugly scenes that marred the tournament in the group stages, it was heart-warming and reassuring to see this young Portugal fan do his best to console a weeping French counterpart after the final whistle in Saint Denis (WhoAteAllThePies).

10. And finally…The name’s Carew, John Carew. Giant former Aston Villa striker is to be cast in the starring roll of a James Bond-style film in his native Norway (Metro).

By Chris Horricks (@chrishorricks31).

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