PSG hand first professional contract to George Weah’s son Timothy 

Paris Saint-Germain have handed a first professional contract to Timothy Weah – the son of former Ballon d’Or winner George.

George Weah played for PSG from 1992 to 1995, the year in which he won the world player of the year award, before joining AC Milan.

Timothy Weah has penned a deal with the Ligue 1 side that will keep him at the Parc des Princes until 2020 – and the 17-year-old is keen to progress.

“I am very proud to continue the adventure at Paris Saint-Germain by signing this professional contract,” Weah told the club’s official website.

“I am in a big club and I look forward to continuing to progress so that I can one day play for the first team.”

Weah has shone in PSG’s youth set-up since joining the club in July 2014. He scored a hat-trick in an 8-1 thumping of Bulgarian side Ludogorets on his UEFA Youth League debut in September 2016.

Weah went on to make four appearances in the 2016/17 competition, before PSG were eliminated in the round of 16 by eventual winners Red Bull Salzburg.

FIFA Confederations Cup – Russia 2017: Portugal edge Mexico in extra time to finish third

Mexico 12 Portugal


Adrien Silva scored an extra-time penalty as Portugal recovered from a goal down to beat Mexico 2-1 in the third-place play-off in Moscow.


The European champions were within seconds of losing in normal time after central defender Luis Neto had put through his own goal after 54 minutes.


But Pepe equalised after the clock had ticked past 90 minutes before Adrien Silva converted from the penalty spot at the end of the first period of extra time.


Both sides were reduced to 10 men in the final stages as Portugal defender Nelson Semedo and Mexico substitute Raul Jimenez were sent off for two bookable offences.
Portugal were without their talisman after Cristiano Ronaldo had been excused duty to see his new twins, and his presence was sorely missed as Portugal passed up a raft of chances, including missing yet another penalty following their spot-kick misery during the semifinal defeat to Chile.

FIFA Confederations Cup: Russia 2017 – Germany win their first Confederations cup title courtesy of Lars Stindl strike

Chile 01 Germany

​Lars Stindl’s first-half strike saw Germany beat Chile 1-0 in Sunday night’s Confederations Cup final in St Petersburg.

The Borussia Monchengladbach striker took advantage of some woeful defending by Chile to fire the world champions ahead after just 20 minutes.

In a disjointed and bad-tempered second period, the South Americans could have found themselves down to 10 men after the intervention of the Video Assistant Referee just past the hour-mark.

Gonzalo Jara’s stray elbow caught Timo Werner flush in the face, but after consulting his monitor on the touchline, Serbian referee Milorad Mazic controversially handed out a yellow, rather than a red.

Thereafter, Germany saw the match out to add a first-ever Confederations Cup title to the European U21 crown they won on Friday night, although Chile will wonder how they failed to level matters late on.

Arturo Vidal had said in the lead-up to the game that Chile could prove they are the world’s best team by beating Germany, and Juan Antonio Pizzi’s team started as though they meant business.

FIFA Confederations Cup – Russia 2017: Goretzka scores twice as Germany  beat Mexico to cruise into final

Germany 4 – 1 Mexico


Leon Goretzka scored twice in the opening eight minutes as Germany beat Mexico 4-1 in Sochi to join Chile in the Confederations Cup final.

The Schalke midfielder scored two goals in the space of three minutes sweeping home a Benjamin Henrichs pass from 20 yards and then slotted home from Timo Werner’s through ball.

Timo Werner finished off a nice team move to make it 3-0 after the break (59), and though Marco Fabian’s stunning 30-yard strike threatened to make things interesting late on, sub Amin Younes rounded off the win at the death for Germany.


While Germany go onto Sunday’s final in St Petersburg, Mexico face Portugal in a third-fourth play-off earlier that day.

FIFA Confederations Cup – Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo the hero as he saves three penalties to send Chile to final

Portugal 0 – 0 Chile (0 – 3 Penalties)

Chile reached the final of the Confederation Cup after Claudio Bravo saved three penalties as Chile edge Portugal on a 3-0 shoot-out.

The Chile captain denied Ricardo Quaresma, Joao Moutinho and Nani to send his team into Sunday’s final after the game in Kazan ended 0-0 after extra time.

Chile, who scored all three of their spot-kicks taken by Arturo Vidal, Charles Aranguiz and Alexis Sanchez, will face the winner of Germany against Mexico.
Nani missed the decisive penalty as Portugal did not call on Cristiano Ronaldo, who likely was scheduled to take the fifth.

Chile created the better opportunities and were unfortunate not to win the game in extra-time when they struck the woodwork twice in quick succession through Vidal and Martin Rodriguez.

New Manchester City signing Bernardo Silva overcame a foot injury to start, while Cristiano Ronaldo captained his country and Jose Fonte replaced the suspended Pepe. Alexis Sanchez and Claudio Bravo featured for Chile.

FIFA Confederations Cup – Russia 2017: Timo Werner’s brace send Germany top and to semi

GROUP B

Germany 3 – 1  Cameroon


Reigning world champions beat Cameroon 3-1 in the Confederations Cup as Kerem Demirbay’s opener and a brace from Timo Werner(their first senior international goals)  secured top spot in Group B and set up a semifinal clash against Mexico on Thursday.

Hoffenheim midfielder Demirbay marked his full debut by breaking the deadlock early in the second half at the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi and RB Leipzig striker Werner’s double sandwiched Vincent Aboubakar’s header for Cameroon.

Germany, who beat Austrailia 3-2 in their opening match before drawing with Chile, squandered a host of second-half chances, but saw the game out comfortably to finish top of Group B and set up a last-four clash with Mexico on Thursday.

Cameroon were controversially reduced to 10 men just after the hour-mark when defender Ernest Mabouka was shown a straight red card for his high tackle on Emre Can.

Colombian referee Wilmar Roldan initially sent the wrong player off, Sebastien Siani, on the advice of the video assistant referee before the decision was quickly corrected.

FIFA Confederations Cup  – Ronaldo scores his 75th European  international goal as Portugal crush New Zealand 

GROUP A 

New Zealand  0 – 4 Portugal 

​Portugal coasted to a 4-0 win over New Zealand in St Petersburg to secure their place in the Confederations Cup semifinals.

The win, however, came at a cost as Manchester City-bound midfielder Bernardo Silva was substituted because of an ankle injury.

With hosts Russia losing against Mexico in Kazan, Portugal progressed as Group A winners, while the All Whites finished bottom following a third straight defeat.

Captain Cristiano Ronaldo put Portugal ahead from the penalty spot on 33 minutes,  his 75th goal for Portugal, bringing him level with Sandor Kocsis in second place on the list of Europe’s highest international goal scorers.

Bernardo Silva swiftly doubled the lead with a close-range finish, but landed awkwardly on his ankle and was taken off at half-time.

Andre Silva wrapped up a comfortable victory with a fierce angled finish on 80 minutes, and Nani added a fourth in stoppage time.