Toni Kroos to retire from football after Euro 2024

Real Madrid and Germany midfielder Toni Kroos has announced he will retire after this summer’s European Championship. The 34-year-old is to hang up his boots after a trophy-laden decade at the Bernabeu. The 2014 World Cup-winner, who came out of international retirement to play at Euro 2024 in his home country, has instead decided to call time on his career after the tournament.

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Barcelona collapse at Girona to hand Real Madrid La Liga title

Real Madrid were crowned champions of La Liga for the 36th time after FC Barcelona suffered a 4-2 defeat by Girona. The Catalans took an early lead through Andres Christensen but were soon pegged back by Artem Dovbyk. Barca regained the lead but Cristian Portu’s brace from the bench turned the tie on its head ultimately ending the title race.

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Carlo Ancelotti signs new contract at Real Madrid

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has signed a new deal with the club which will run until June 2026. The Italian, 64, was appointed at the Bernabeu for a second time in 2021 on an initial three-year deal. His future appeared uncertain with the Brazilian FA publicly courting him for the national team job however his future now lies in the Spanish capital.

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Barcelona star Gavi suffers torn ACL while playing for Spain

FC Barcelona midfielder Gavi tore his anterior cruciate ligament on international duty with Spain and needs surgery, his club has confirmed. Gavi, 19, left the pitch in tears on Sunday after landing awkwardly when jumping to control the ball. Barca said he would have surgery on his right ACL, with a further update on the injury due in “the coming days”.

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Osasuna banned from Europa Conference League by UEFA

The inspectors of the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Committee recommend not admitting CA Osasuna to the next edition of the Conference League, after a report delivered to the club this Friday, a decision that is marked by what happened nine years ago with the directive of that time and that the Spanish team will appeal “legally until the last consequences”.

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