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The Tournament got off to a solid start last night, with Dimitri Payet's heroics saving three points for the host nation.

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Euro 2016:

The tournament kicked off yesterday with host nation France squaring off against Romania, pulling out the three points thanks to a late winner from Dimitri Payet.

Mohamed Amghar, a security guard who kept a bomber out of the Stade de France during the terrorist attacks in last November, struggles to move past that tragic night.

England fans arrived into Marseille, and clashes soon began to break out leading up to their opening match versus Russia.

The UEFA mascot for Euro 2016 may have some pretty cool super powers, but not enough to overcome being saddled with an unfortunate shared name.

Copa America:

Leo Messi arrived for the Copa with the label of humble superstar, and he certainly delivered, with a cool three goals in just under thirty minutes.

The USMNT head into a crucial tie versus Paraguay. Unlike many other matches, The United States will be well aware of their opposition's starting XI.

Mexico's success on the field is in parallel to its viewership numbers, delivering a huge ratings number for Univision during their match against Jamaicawhich beat out every Stanley Cup game to date.

MLS:

Mauro Rosales has slotted into his key depth role nicely for FC Dallas.

PRO Referees walk us through the offside position, by examining an incorrect call from the LA Galaxy-Vancouver Whitecaps match.

Real Salt Lake's friendly against Inter this summer brings into question if the team's ideology has begun to shift.

The World:

Managing Madrid were able to catch up with former Madrid and Arsenal stalwart Mesut Ozil, on his memories in the Bernabeau and who inspires his elegant playing style.

Jamie Vardy's move to Arsenal seems like inevitable to many. Coming off a career season, it's worth taking a look at what his follow-up season might look like, beyond the use of advanced stats.

United States:

Jordan Morris' former striker partner has found a new home, with USMNT U-23 player Jerome Kieswetter moving to the 2.Bundesliga.