Meaningless but fun goal of the day: Sonny against Watford last season:
Speaking of Sonny, South Korea defeated Mexico 1-0 yesterday, which was enough to secure first place in group C. So Son will be continuing in the Olympics through at least the quarterfinals, where South Korea will face Honduras at 6pm EDT Saturday night. If they win on Saturday, they’ll advance to a semifinal match on Wednesday, the 17th. Regardless of the outcome in the semifinal match, they would have a game on Saturday the 20th—either for the gold or bronze medal.
Son would presumably rejoin us the following week, though it’s hard to see him being fit enough to be anything other than a late sub in the August 27th fixture against Liverpool.
On to the links:
The Telegraph spoke with Hugo Lloris, a Nice native, about the tragic attack in the city last month and his visit to his hometown in the days that followed.
Danish side FC Midtjylland signs Rafael van der Vaart:
Spurs defender Federico Fazio scored on his debut for Roma, where he is currently on loan.
Villa is still Villaing:
Yannick Bolasie could make his Everton debut this Saturday against Spurs. He is also on completely absurd wages.
Ronaldo debuts selfie app that allows fans to take selfies with him.
In honor of the John Stones signing: A brief history of Manchester City being bad at transfers