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VICE Sports World News Roundup: July 5, 2016

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Good morning, America. It's July 5th, 2016, and I hope you all had an enjoyable 4th of July weekend. (And for you Canadians, a good Canada Day). Welcome to the VICE Sports World News Roundup. Be sure to stop every morning for more headlines from around the world.

Mighty Iceland was knocked out of the Euro Cup by France in what was a not-even-close encounter in Paris that ended 5-2. On Saturday, Germany knocked Italy out on penalties after a 1-1 draw. If France can play as a team, they're (still) my pick to win it all.


After all those cute pictures of Wales players celebrating their quarterfinal win with their kids on the pitch, UEFA has told players they can no longer take their kids on the pitch, because it's "dangerous." Here, Gareth Bale's daughter scores a goal in extremely dangerous circumstances (HT Reddit):

Welshman Joe Ledley scheduled his wedding for July 9th, during the Euros, which is a sign of just how unlikely the team's run to the semifinals was. Now that they're deep in the tournament, he's having to reschedule.

Central China experienced some heavy rain over the past few days—so much that a stadium filled up with water.

Nigel De Jong did his thing over the weekend as the Galaxy beat the Whitecaps 2-0.

de Jong is shown a red card. — Total MLS (@TotalMLS)July 5, 2016

There some (probably) baseless rumors sweeping the internet that 18-year-old Portugal and Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches is in fact 23-24. French coach Guy Roux is the source of the rumor. He doesn't seem to have any evidence, and Reddit turned up this video of Renato as a youth player, and he doesn't appear demonstrably older than any of the other kids. You be the judge.

Some dude named Sam Querrey, seeded 28th at Wimbledon, beat Novak Djokovic over the weekend. Yesterday, Querrey followed it up with a win over Nicolas Mahut. Nice work, Sam.

Drama in Formula 1. Lewis Hamilton and his teammate/main rival Nico Rosberg crashed in the final lap of the Australian Grand Prix. Hamilton won. BBC has more on the rivalry and the controversy.

Photo of the Day

I didn't see any fireworks this year, because I'm in…Germany. This pretty picture from Orlando as the home team took on FC Dallas helped make up for it.


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