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USA coach Bruce Arena has announced a 23-man 2017 Concacaf Gold Cup squad, which will take on Ghana in a pre-tournament warm-up game on July 1.

The roster features 16 players of Major League Soccer as well as 11 men with Gold Cup experience. Alejandro Bedoya, Omar Gonzalez, Joe Corona and Graham Zusi are among the second category of players.

Four debutants including Cristian Roldan and Kelyn Rowe made the cut.

Chelsea striker Bertrand Traore has completed a €10 million move to Lyon after signing a five-year deal.

The 21-year-old — who last year helped Ajax reach the Europa League final having joined on a season-long loan deal — leaves Stamford Bridge having been pushed down the pecking order under Antonio Conte.

The former Chelsea midfielder has been slapped with a massive suspension for smashing a ball at two separate players deliberately. Former Chelsea attacker Oscar has been banned by the Chinese Football Association (CFA) for inciting a brawl in Shanghai SIPG's 1-1 draw on Sunday.

The Brazilian kicked the ball violently and purposefully against two Guangzhou R&F players, resulting in a fight on the pitch between both sets of teams.

Akosua Puni Essien - Como FC owner

Akosua Puni Essien, the owner of Italian Club, FC Como has apologised for her failure to pay the players and staff of the team their outstanding salaries for the 2016-2017 season.

Akosua, the wife of former Chelsea star Michael Essien saved the Italian third division Lega Pro side from bankruptcy when she bought it for €237,000 at an auction in March. The figure was €10,000 more than the starting price.

However, the club has faced some tough periods since she acquired it as they failed to progress beyond the first round of playoffs for promotion to the Italian Serie B.

The Blues have secured the signing of one of the best players from the Dutch giant's academy and he will join when the transfer window opens. Chelsea have beaten Manchester United, Manchester City and RB Leipzig to the signing of Ajax's 16-year-old wonderkid Daishawn Redan.

The teenage striker has been one of the most prolific in Ajax's youth set up since he joined at the age of eight and will join Chelsea's academy at Cobham Training Centre on July 1.

Hugo Broos is not taking Australia for granted

Cameroon will seek to impose themselves early on in Thursday's match against Australia at the Confederations Cup," said coach Hugo Broos. 

The Indomitable Lions will be keen to avoid a repeat of the tepid start to their opening game of the tournament which they lost to Chile.

"I hope we start the game better than we did against Chile. The first 20 minutes were almost disastrous and if we didn't have a bit of luck on our side, we could have been 3-0 down."

Mexico drew 2-2 with Portugal in their opening Confederations Cup game

Mexico's football federation (FMF) has asked a "small group" of its fans to stop a chant Fifa says is homophobic. The move comes after Mexico drew their opening Confederations Cup game 2-2 with Portugal in Russia.

Fifa has since warned the FMF about "insulting and discriminatory chants" and said it could take further action if it happens again.

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