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June 30, 2019

Raul on target again as Mexico reach Gold Cup semi-final

Wolves striker Raúl Jiménez scored as Mexico beat Costa Rica 5-4 on penalties in Houston, Texas to reach the CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-finals. The 28-year-old, who is due to be confirmed as the club’s £32m record signing today, put Mexico ahead in the 44th minute with a shot on the turn from inside the box for his fifth goal of the tournament. Bryan Ruiz equalised for Costa Rica in the 52nd minute with a penalty after he was fouled by Luis Rodríguez and the game ended 1-1. That meant the tie went to penalties, where Jiménez, who played as the…

Wolves striker Rafa Mir is a Euro champion

Wolves striker Rafa Mir is a European champion. The 22-year-old forward, who spent last season on loan at Las Palmas, was part of the Spain squad who beat Germany 2-1 in the final of the Under-21s European Championships at Stadio Friuili in Udine, Italy. Mir was an unused substitute for Spain, who took the lead through Fabian Ruiz Pena’s seventh-minute strike then doubled their advantage through Dani Olmo on 69. Germany scored through Nadiem Amiri on 88 minutes. Mir tweeted: “EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS !!! Proud to be part of this team !! We believed when it seemed impossible and we have…

Wolves forward Costa set to join Leeds on season-long loan

Wolves are set to confirm the departure of Helder Costa to Leeds on a season-long loan. The 25-year-old forward travelled to West Yorkshire today to complete the move to Elland Road and is expected to be unveiled by the Championship club tomorrow. Costa said his farewells to his Wolves team-mates at their Compton training ground on Friday, and he bolsters Leeds’s squad with winger Jack Clarke set to sign for Tottenham for £8.5m. Costa will be reunited with a familiar face at Leeds – left back Barry Douglas, who he played with at Wolves in the 2017-18 Championship title winning…

Tempers fray at Wolves All Stars game which raises £7,400 for charity

A football team who played younger players against Wolves All Stars have been branded ‘cheats’ after a charity game briefly got heated. Hundreds of people watched Wolves All Stars play Pattingham Old Boys at Pattingham Village Bowl on Sunday. The game ended in a 2-0 win for the All Stars, but only after a few heavy tackles flew in which were not in keeping with the spirit of a charity match. Wolves All Stars player-manager Mel Eves accused Pattingham of fielding younger players and remonstrated with their management at one stage during the first half. Opposition teams have to sign…