Known as one of the hardest-working squads in the world, Chile is starting to feel the wear and tear of its all-out style in the Confederations Cup. And things won't get any easier for the South American champions when they face Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal in the semifinals. Chile secured its semifinal berth with a hard-fought 1-1 draw against Australia on Sunday, and the team will have only two days of rest before facing Portugal on Wednesday in Kazan. The European champions played its last group stage match on Saturday, a breezy 4-0 win over New Zealand in which Ronaldo was substituted with more than 20 minutes left. Mexico faces Germany in the other semi in Sochi on Thursday. "We're obviously
Julian Brandt has ruled out a transfer to Bayern Munich, insisting he will stay at Bayer Leverkusen to help the club recover from a disappointing season. The winger's father and agent had to deny reports a move to join Bayern had been agreed in April and now the 21-year-old himself has revealed he will be staying put. Brandt, who is with Germany at the Confederations Cup, feels partially responsible for Leverkusen's poor 2016-17, the club slumping to a 12th-place finish and head coach Roger Schmidt being sacked in March.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola and Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho will see their sparkling reputations shattered if they fail to mount sustained challenges for the Premier League title next season. READ MORE: Gossip – Sanchez and Aguero to swap clubs?