Monday 22 June: Amini On Target at AFC U22


Mustafa Amini scored for Australia today in a 3-1 win over Hong Kong in their opening match at the AFC U22 Championship in South Korea. Amini, who scored the third, spent last season on loan at 3.Liga winners Sandhausen but is set for release by Dortmund this summer.


UEFA have made the draws for the opening two qualifying rounds of the Champions League and Europa League in a lengthy ceremony at their Nyon headquarters.

The CL First Qualifying Phase of the former contains just four clubs – the champions of Andorra, Armenia, Faroe Islands, and San Marino. Those ties take place on 01 and 08 July, with the winners joining 32 other clubs in the Second Qualifying Phase.

74 clubs feature in the Europa League First Qualifying Round, which features an all-Ireland tie between Crusaders and Sligo Rovers. Fortuna Düsseldorf are the highest-ranked club at this stage, and have been drawn against Andorran side Unió Esportiva Sant Julià. Ties take place 02 and 09 July.


Serdar Tasçi has joined Paris Saint-Germain in a £12.25m deal, after spending his entire career at VfB Stuttgart. The 28 year-old centre-back has been capped 14 times by Germany, and won the Bundesliga title in 2007.