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Everton v Porto: Live Gamethread

Dave Thompson

Everton return to Goodison Park for the first time ahead of the new season for Leon Osman's testimonial against Portuguese side FC Porto.

As well as paying tribute to Osman for his decade long service to the Blues, the game is also a chance for the players to face European opposition in preparation for their Europa League adventure in the autumn.

Osman understandably captains what is a strong looking side:

Seamus Coleman is out with a slight hamstring injury while Darron Gibson is also missing. Arouna Kone and Bryan Oviedo are not yet ready to return either after long-term injury.

I don't think Tim Howard was due to play having only just returned from his post-World Cup holiday but it seems he was determined to play a part in Ossie's big day.

Romelu Lukaku and Kevin Mirallas also miss out as they only return to training this week after the World Cup.

The FC Porto team:

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