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Cristiano completes £99m Juventus move

Cristiano Ronaldo has completed his 112m euros (£99.2m) move from Real Madrid to Juventus. The Portuguese netted 450 goals in 438 games for Real Madrid during his nine year period at the Spanish club. Ronaldo’s move to Juventus makes him the fourth most expensive player of all time, he is also the 7th for his 2009 move to Real from Manchester United – third if you exclude Kylian Mbappe’s expected 180m euros (£159m) move to Paris St-Germain. It almost trebles the most expensive transfer fee ever for a player aged 30 or more. Leonardo Bonucci’s reported 40m euros (£35.1m)...

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UPDATED: Thai cave boys successfully rescued

All 12 members of a Thai youth football team and their coach have been brought safely out of the deep Tham Luang cave in northern Thailand. Eight boys rescued on Sunday and Monday (yesterday) are in hospital but have not been named and are being kept in quarantine. Each person was pulled through the cave by expert divers. A rescue doctor and three Navy Seals who stayed with the group are still to emerge. The 12 boys and their coach were trapped by floods more than two weeks ago. According to a government official, the boys, who were evacuated...

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Thai cave rescue update: Operation resumes 

Cave divers in Thailand have resumed the high-risk operation to extract the remaining eight boys and their football coach from a vast flooded cave system, the head of the mission has said. Four boys were brought safely out of the cave on Sunday (yesterday). But the mission was paused overnight for air tanks to be replaced. The boys became trapped in the cave on 23 June after heavy rains caused flooding, but were found alive last week by divers. Rescuers decided to go ahead with the operation to free them because of fears that waters would rise again. The...

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Kiir, Machar agree to power-sharing deal

Reports says South Sudan’s warring leaders agreed to a power-sharing deal in Uganda on Saturday that will see the rebel leader Riek Machar return to his position as vice president. South Sudan foreign minister Al-Dierdiry Ahmed said South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar had agreed to the proposal, but that further details would be discussed at negotiations to be held in Khartoum and Kenya in the coming days. The latest agreement is part of renewed regional diplomatic efforts to end a conflict that has killed tens of thousands and forced millions from their homes since...

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Brazil beat Mexico to reach last eight

Neymar scored one goal and played a key role in the second as Brazil edged out Mexico in Samara to reach the World Cup quarter-finals for a seventh consecutive time. Brazil did not have it al l their own way, especially in an opening period dominated by Mexico, but the five-time winners grew into what became a controlled performance. It means Mexico are once again eliminated at the last-16 stage – as they have been at every World Cup since 1994. They did have plenty of chances early on, and it was only after a largely frustrating first half...

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