Germany face Italy tonight in the Euro 2012 semi-finals, with the winner set to meet reigning champions Spain in the final this weekend.

Bastian Schweinsteiger will start, having overcome an ankle injury, while Joachim Low must choose between Miroslav Klose and Mario Gomez up front.

Giorgio Chiellini returns for the Azzuri, but Cesare Prandelli has concerns overs the fitness of both Daniele De Rossi and Ignazio Abate.

David Beckham has confirmed he will not be part of Great Britain's football squad at London 2012, admitting he is "naturally...very disappointed".


Barcelona have confirmed they have signed Valencia and Spain left-back Jordi Alba on a five-year deal for £11.2m.

According to Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, Liverpool are poised to complete the £6.4m signing of Kuban striker Lacina Traore. (Gazzetta)

And finally, Chelsea are reported to be closing in on £25m rated Fiorentina and Montenegro striker Stevan Jovetic. (Daily Mail)

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