Brazil fret over Fred fitness for World Cup
Amazon to screen Premier League games
Manchester United’s new signing Fred has suffered an ankle injury while training with World Cup favourites Brazil.
The 25-year-old came off worst after a challenge with Casemiro and Brazilian team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar claimed it will take 24 hours before a scan reveals the full extent of the problem.
Hosts Russia will go into the World Cup as the lowest-ranked team in the tournament after dropping four places to 70 in Fifa’s latest list.
Poland climbed two places from tenth to eighth and have swapped places with Spain, who drop from eighth to tenth. England are joint-12th, alongside Denmark.
Amazon will screen Premier League football for the first time after winning the rights to one of the final two TV packages covering the 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22 campaigns.
The online service will cover ten fixtures from one of the Bank Holidays and ten from the Boxing Day programme. Amazon have not revealed how much they paid.
BT Sport won the other one of the final broadcast packages (another 20 games) paying £90m for the privilege. The deal takes their total number of games up to 52.
Sky Sports had already won the rights to four of the packages, totalling 112 games.
Jonny Evans is close to joining Leicester from West Brom after completing a medical. A £3.5m fee has been agreed between the clubs.
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