Costa out of Copa America

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Douglas Costa will miss the centenary edition of the Copa America from 3 to 26 June after sustaining a thigh injury. The Brazilian missed the last two days of the Seleçao squad programme in the US with persistent pain. Head coach Carlos Dunga has called up Orlando City's Kaka to replace the double winner.

Götze scores in practice match

The Germany national team won a practice match against their own U-20s, a 7-0 victory in four quarters of 20 minutes. Mario Götze opened the scoring before Mario Gomez, Leroy Sané, two-goal Karim Bellarabi, André Schürrle and Julian Draxler all added their names to the scoresheet. The Germany U-20s used similar tactics to the seniors' group opponents in the upcoming Euro 2016 finals.


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