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of­fer from the Mex­i­can Football Fed­er­a­tion to ex­tend his con­tract.

SO­MA­LIA: For­mer na­tional-team goal­keeper Ahmed Ab­dalla Moalim Mo­hamed dies af­ter a pro­tracted ill­ness, aged 25.

Sun­day July 29

AN­GOLA: A 1-0 vic­tory over South Africa sees An­gola crowned COSAFA Un­der-17 cham­pi­ons.

EURO U19s: Por­tu­gal beat Italy 4-3 af­ter ex­tra-time in the Fi­nal to com­plete a unique un­der-17 and un­der-19 Euro­pean dou­ble.

KUWAIT: Romeo Jozak agrees to coach Kuwait’s na­tional and Olympic squads, with the Croa­t­ian sign­ing a two-year con­tract.

TU­NISIA: Faouzi Benzarti is named na­tional coach for a fourth time.

USA: Zla­tan Ibrahi­movic scores a hat-trick to make it 15 goals in 17 games for LA Galaxy as they beat Or­lando City 4-3.

Mon­day July 30

GER­MANY: Bay­ern Mu­nich chief ex­ec­u­tive Karl-Heinz Rum­menigge says the time has come to scrap Ger­many’s 50+1 rule as it is mak­ing the coun­try’s club sides less com­pet­i­tive in terms of win­ning Euro­pean tro­phies.

Tues­day July 31

ECUADOR: Her­nan Dario Gomez, who was in charge of Panama at the World Cup, is ap­pointed na­tional coach of Ecuador.

IRAN: Yukiya Sugita will be­come the first Ja­panese to play in the Iran Pro League af­ter the mid­fielder signs a deal with Trac­tor Sazi.

PERU: Chair­man of the Peru­vian Football Fed­er­a­tion, Ed­win Oviedo is un­der pres­sure to re­sign for of­fer­ing il­licit favours to a judge. Five mem­bers of the fed­er­a­tion’s con­sult­ing com­mit­tee left af­ter the al­le­ga­tions were made.

RUS­SIA: Manch­ester United’s chief scout Javier Ribalta agrees a deal to be­come Zenit’s sport­ing di­rec­tor.

Wed­nes­day Au­gust 1

ENG­LAND: The FA says it will start work to see if a bid is fea­si­ble to host the 2030 World Cup.

FRANCE: Ex-Manch­ester City mid­fielder Samir Nasri has his ban for us­ing a drip treat­ment at a Los An­ge­les clinic in­creased from six to 18 months. SOUTH KOREA: Tot­ten­ham agree a com­pro­mise to re­lease Son He­ung-min for Au­gust’s Asian Games in ex­change for the striker miss­ing South Korea’s first two games at Jan­uary’s Asian Cup.

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