The Week in Sport (27 Jun – 3 Jul)

Time for another round-up of The Week in Sport and in an action packed seven days we saw Sam Querrey pull off a big upset at Wimbledon to knock out world number one Novak Djokovic, while Wales reached a remarkable Euro 2016 semi-final.

Euro 2016

In the quarter-finals, world champions Germany edged out Italy 6-5 on penalties after misses from Simone Zaza, Graziano Pelle, Leonardo Bonucci and Matteo Darmian gave the Joachim Low’s side the win after a 1-1 draw after extra time.

Olivier Giroud scored twice in France's big win over Iceland image: footballepl.com

Olivier Giroud scored twice in France’s big win over Iceland
image: footballepl.com

Portugal also needed a penalty shootout to beat Poland after a 1-1 draw over 120 minutes, as Renato Sanches first Portugal goal cancelled out Robert Lewandowski’s early opener.

Hosts France comfortably booked their place in the semi-finals as they ended Iceland’s incredible run at Euro 2016 with a 5-2 victory to set up a semi-final with Germany.

Wales stunned Belgium to reach the semi-finals for the first time as goals from Ashley Williams, Hal Robson Kanu and Sam Vokes saw Chris Coleman’s side come from behind to win 3-1 against the Red Devils.

Goals from Giorgino Chiellini and Graziano Pelle helped Italy dumped out holders Spain 2-0 on Monday, while Iceland continued their dream run by stunning England 2-1. Read a recap of all the last 16 action here.

Following that defeat to Iceland, England manager Roy Hodgson resigned as England manager after four years in the role, while Vicente del Bosque confirmed he will step down as Spain gaffer.

Other Football

Man United have signed Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic on a free transfer after the former PSG man confirmed on social media that he was joining the Red Devils, while Borussia Dortmund’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan will complete his move to Man United early this week.

As they head into Old Trafford, one man leaving is Ryan Giggs as the former winger departs the club after 29 years having won 13 Premier League’s, four FA Cup’s and two Champions League’s as the Welshman looks to become a manager.

In transfer news, Southampton’s Sadio Mane has joined Liverpool in a £34m deal, Spanish striker Nolito has joined Man City from Celta Vigo for £13.8m and Chelsea snapped up Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi for £33m.

In foreign transfer news, Dani Alves has left Barcelona to sign a two-year deal with Juventus, former Newcastle man Hatem Ben Arfa joined PSG, while Zenit St Petersburg forward Hulk has joined Shanghai for €55.8 million.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has signed a one-year deal at Old Trafford image: bbc.com

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has signed a one-year deal at Old Trafford
image: bbc.com

Southampton have appointed Frenchman Claude Puel as their new gaffer, while Unai Emery has left Sevilla to become the new manager of  PSG after Laurent Blanc has stepped down as manager of French champions.

Neymar has signed a new five-year contract at Barcelona, while strikers Troy Deeney and Callum Wilson have also signed contract extensions at Watford and Bournemouth respectively.

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