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Alaba and Austria open with defeat

Austria made the worst possible start to their campaign at EURO 2016 on Tuesday and are already under pressure ahead of their second group fixture against Portugal after Bayern star David Alaba and his team fell to a surprise 2-0 defeat against Hungary. Adam Szalai (62) and Zoltan Stieber (87) scored for the underdogs against favourites Austria, who were reduced to ten men on 67 minutes after a second yellow card for Aleksandar Dragovic. Alaba, who hit the post after 32 seconds and declined to accept another good chance shortly afterwards, was one of his country’s better players.

FCB new boy Sanches breaks Portuguese record

Future Munich man Renato Sanches became the youngest ever player to represent Portugal at a major tournament on Tuesday evening. The midfielder came on as a 77th-minute sub in a 1-1 draw with Iceland at the age of 18 years and almost exactly ten months, younger than superstar Cristiano Ronaldo when he made his EURO 2004 debut aged 19. Sanches will join Germany’s biggest club from Benfica after the European championship.

Vidal and Chile through to quarters

Arturo Vidal and Chile are through to the quarter-finals at the Copa America Centenario after the holders comfortably won their final group match 4-2  against Panama. The central Americans took a surprise fifth-minute lead through Miguel Camargo but Eduardo Vargas (15, 43) turned the game around before the break. Alexis Sanchez then struck a second-half brace  (50, 89) to seal it for Chile, despite Abdiel pulling one back 15 minutes from time. Vidal was substituted shortly before the final whistle. Chile now meet Mexico in the last eight on Sunday.

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