The England U21s played yesterday at the Toulon Tournament, and Ronaldo Vieira scored a cracking goal against Qatar as both him and Tom Pearce started the match for England.
| @Ronaldo_Vieira8 was on the scoresheet for @England tonight as the #YoungLions defeated Qatar 4-0— Leeds United (@LUFC) June 1, 2018
: @FreeSportsUK pic.twitter.com/WFXgTqnRNV
England did not automatically qualify for the next round, as their goal difference left them behind Mexico, but they’ve got a pretty good chance to advance anyway.
So will England defend their title? They’ll have to play better than they did against Mexico, who have looked extremely good.
On to the links.
Leeds United Links
Paul Heckingbottom was sacked as head coach of Leeds. [Through It All Together]
Former Chivas de Guadalajara manager Matis Almeyda was mentioned as a possible replacement for Heckingbottom. Who is he? [Through It All Together]
England and English Football Links
Should Aston Villa sell Jack Grealish? Well, it’s complicated. [7500 to Holte]
World Football Links
AC Milan is likely to get booted from the Europa League by UEFA according to reports from the New York Times. [AC Milan Offside]
Because of the pressure from the board over the FFP sanctions, Milan owner Yonghong Li will need to cough up €10 million by Monday. And while it looks like he’ll be able to find that money, he’ll still need more money to satisfy the board. [Football-Italia.net]
France beat Italy 3-1 in Nice. [Football-Italia.net]
In the Toulon Tournament, Mexico overcame a slow start to beat China 3-1. [FMF State of Mind]
An open letter to NWSL player Jaelene Hinkle. [Stumptown Footy]
Florence mayor Dario Nardella has pledged €385,000 towards renovations of Fiorentina’s Curva Fiesole. [Viola Nation]