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Thursday Kickoff: Salcedo out for Mexico, Oscar handed big suspension and more

A key player is set to miss time for Mexico while a Brazilian star was punished in a big way.

Mexico’s Carlos Salcedo will miss the rest of the Confederations Cup due to injury. (REPORT)

Former Chelsea midfielder Oscar has been given an eight-match ban due to his role in instigating a massive brawl in Shanghai SIPG’s draw with Guangzhou R&F on Sunday. (REPORT)

Gianluigi Donnarumma’s brother says his family has received death threats due to the goalkeeper’s decision not to renew his contract with AC Milan. (REPORT)

Mario Gotze is reportedly close to a return after missing a large chunk of last season due to metabolic disturbances. (REPORT)

Angel di Maria has been handed a one-year prison sentence and will pay a total of €2 million in back-taxes and fines for tax fraud in Spain. (REPORT)

RB Leipzig’s CEO insists that the club will not sell Naby Keita nor Emil Forsberg. (REPORT)

Juventus is preparing to offer €40 million plus bonuses for Fiorentina striker Federico Bernardeschi. (REPORT)

WEDNESDAY REWIND

Mexico topped New Zealand while Portugal defeated Russia in Confederations Cup action. (READ)

Bobby Wood has reportedly emerged as a target for FC Koln. (READ)

Jonathan Klinsmann is set for a training stint with Hertha Berlin. (READ)

Danny Williams is reportedly bound for the Premier League and a deal with Huddersfield Town. (READ)

The New York Red Bulls are beginning to see NYCFC as a main rival. (READ)

Chile’s federation president says the country could look to put together a joint bid for the 2026 World Cup. (READ)

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