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Morning Leeds-in for 26 May: How to watch the Toulon Tournament

Pearce and Vieira could take the pitch for England

England v France - Toulon Tournament Final Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images

The Toulon Tournament starts today, with England taking on China in the opening match.

Free Sports TV has the rights to the Tournament in the UK, so check out their homepage to find out information about where to see the match on TV. The England v China match will start at 13.55 BST.

If you’re not in the UK, beIN Sports Connect has the match in much of the Middle East. It will also be streamed on beIN Sports Connect in the United States. In the Caribbean and parts of Latin America (including Mexico) it will be shown on ESPN Play Norte or ESPN Play Sur. Check Liversoccertv for other listings. I know I usually post information about how to stream or watch matches from New Zealand and Australia, but there are no listings for them that I found.

Anyway, if you have a some time to kill before the Championship play-off final and the Champions League, check out the England U21s.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

More reports in Germany suggest that Kristian Pedersen could be headed to Leeds. [Through It All Together]

Tom Pearce and Ronaldo Vieira may get a chance with the England U21s in Toulon, but Eunan O’Kane has pulled out of the Republic of Ireland squad ahead of their friendly matches. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

England and English Football Links

Turns out Leeds United isn’t the only club with questionable sponsorship links. Arsenal’s latest sponsor, the government of Rwanda, isn’t exactly squeaky clean. [The Independent]

Despite only avoiding relegation because of the sheer incompetence of the competition, Southampton has given Mark Hughes a three-year contract extension. []

Jack Ross was officially named as manager of Sunderland. [Roker Report]

It looks like Ramiro Funes Mori will be leaving Everton to head to Mexico to join his brother at Monterrey. [Royal Blue Mersey]

World Football Links

Cincinnati is set to become the latest MLS team, with an announcement scheduled for Tuesday, 29 May. []

A look at who made the best XI in Mexico’s 2018 Clausura. [FMF State of Mind]

At least one fan thinks that Stefano Pioli has earned a contract extension at Fiorentina. [Viola Nation]