Football News Update: Key Events Ahead of Euro 2024, Champions League, and More

Spain: Aymeric Laporte has missed Spain training with a muscle problem and looks set to miss his country’s Group B opener against Croatia in Berlin on Saturday. The Real Madrid centre-back Nacho Fernandez is likely to partner Robin Le Normand in the heart of the Spanish defence.

AC Milan: The Italian side have announced that Paulo Fonseca will be their new head coach, taking over from Stefano Pioli. The 51-year-old Portuguese is a former boss of Shakhtar Donetsk, Lille and Roma, among other clubs.

The Guardian Football Weekly Daily Podcast: The award-winning podcast will be going daily throughout the Euro 2024 tournament, recording shortly after the end of each day’s final match.

Euro 2024 Predictions: The Guardian’s football writers have submitted their predictions for the tournament, and not a single one of them thinks Gareth Southgate’s England team will win it.

Scotland: Manager Steve Clarke and his assistant John Carver are preparing the team for their opening Group A game against Germany tomorrow night in Munich.

Germany: Bayern Munich defensive midfielder Aleksandar Pavlovic has been ruled out of Germany’s Euro 2024 squad after coming down with tonsillitis, with Borussia Dortmund’s Emre Can called up as a replacement.

“Ilkay Gundogan will lead out the Germany side to face Scotland and says it is a ‘huge honour’ to captain the three-time European champions on home soil.”

Fifpro Legal Action: The international footballers’ union Fifpro has started legal action against Fifa over the expanded men’s Club World Cup.

The Netherlands: Having lost midfielders Frenkie de Jong and Teun Koopmeiners to injury, the Dutch have called up uncapped striker Joshua Zirkzee from Bologna to join the squad.

England: The Football Association has funded a special unit within the British police to help them prosecute anyone who abuses England’s players on social media.

Scotland: Brighton midfielder Billy Gilmour believes the Scots are well equipped to spoil Germany’s European Championship party in their opening match.

Czech Republic: With limited preparation time after Jaroslav Silhavy’s departure, Ivan Hasek’s side led by Tomas Soucek will be a dangerous opponent at Euro 2024.

The excitement continues to build ahead of the kickoff of the Euro 2024 tournament, with key updates on injuries, team news, and more from across the world of football.

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