MOSCOW (AP) Claudio Bravo is fit again and could start in goal against Australia at the Confederations Cup on Sunday, Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi said Saturday. Bravo – who is Chile’s joint most-capped player with Alexis Sanchez – hasn’t played since April 27, when he injured his calf for Manchester City in a derby game with Manchester United. “Claudio is fit, he’s managed to train the last couple of days just like his other teammates,” Pizzi said.
Cristiano Ronaldo will take time to reflect on his Real Madrid future after the Confederations Cup, according to his friend Luis Campos, Lille's sporting director. The Portugal international, whose national side will meet Chile in the semi-finals of the competition in Russia, was, according to reports in Spain, buoyed by words of support from Madrid president Florentino Perez this week.
It has been quite some 12 months for Memphis Depay, with his struggles at Manchester United countered by a move to Lyon and getting engaged. The Netherlands international discovered early on in Jose Mourinho’s reign at Old Trafford that he was to be left on the fringes of the fold. United included a buy-back option in the deal, and will have been impressed by some of the 23-year-old’s efforts – including a stunning strike from the halfway line against Toulouse.