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Van Dijk confirms absence at Euro 2020

Virgil van Dijk has indicated he will not take part in the 2020 European Championship this summer because he wants to focus on regaining the shape with Liverpool.

The Liverpool defender is recovering from a serious knee injury that damaged him this season in October and had the opportunity to return to represent the Netherlands as captain in the European pushed up for this summer.

In his first interview since that injury, Van Dijk announced that he will not be part of Frank de Boer’s squad and that he will work on the final stage of recovery from the injury.

“It has been a very, very long way. I had to go through them step by step. Things are going well. Everything has progressed well. In the last phase of my rehabilitation, I made the decision I had to make: Join the Euro, yes or no? “Considering everything that is happening, I think that physically it is the right decision that I have decided not to go to the Euro but to enter the last phase of rehabilitation during the seasonal holiday”, said Van Dijk.

“I will focus on pre-season preparations with the club and this is the real goal. Of course, I am very disappointed that he will be absent in the Euro and that he will not lead my country there, but that is how things have been. I have to accept that,” he added.

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UEFA with official press release for the founders of the Super League, Juve, Real and Barca

UEFA has decided to terminate disciplinary proceedings against Juventus, Real Madrid and Barcelona “until further notice”.

Juventus, Real Madrid and Barcelona are the only three clubs that have not yet withdrawn from the Super League.

UEFA has threatened to exclude them from the Champions League, but such a thing is claimed that it will not happen, not for now.

A disciplinary procedure has been opened for the founding clubs of the Super League, but UEFA a few moments ago issued an official statement announcing:

“Following the opening of disciplinary proceedings against Barcelona, Juventus and Real Madrid for a violation of the legal framework of UEFA in relation to the so-called ‘Super League’ project, the UEFA Appeals body has decided to terminate the proceedings until another announcement “, it is said in the announcement of UEFA.

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Douglas Costa will complete the transfer to Gremio within 48 hours

Douglas Costa is expected to complete his move to Gremio within 48 hours, said the vice-president of the Brazilian club.

The 30-year-old joined Bayern Munich on loan from Juventus this October, but the Bavarians had informed the Serie A giants that they would not buy the player.

The Brazilian is now expected to return to his former club Gremio on a free transfer.

“Negotiations are underway. Juventus have officially authorized us to make a deal with the player,” Gremio vice-president Marcos Herrmann told Globo Esporte.

“We are waiting for the documentation, which should arrive on Tuesday or Wednesday, and there is enough time to register the player before the deadline. We are optimistic.”

Douglas Costa’s contract with Juventus expires in 2022, but the Bianconeri will end the deal with the Brazilian winger a year ago.

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Mancini extends his contract with the Italian National Team

Roberto Mancini has decided to extend his contract with the Italian National Team.

This is what the well-known Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano is reporting.

Mancini has signed the contract until June 2026.

Months ago he had stated that he would leave the Italian national team after the World Cup to be held in 2022.

“After the World Cup in Qatar, I will return to work at the club level.” said Mancini.

The 56-year-old coach has been in charge of Italy since May 2018.

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