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Marcel Brands is only just getting started

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Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours

The Blues are being linked with a couple of box-to-box midfielders -

One is a countryman of Idrissa Gueye’s. In fact, he might as well be a clone of Gana, in which case, why do we want him? [RBM]

The other is an England international at the World Cup who is unsettled at Chelsea and could change Everton’s midfield, for the better. [RBM]

Everton have a midfielder Boro want, and Boro have a defender the Blues want. Make it happen. [RBM]

There’s a young goalie that the Blues might have been linked with but has gone to Real Madrid. Okay. [RBM]

The big news of the day though was Marcel Brands somehow converting Ramiro Funes Mori into a cool £17 million. Wow. [RBM]

Funes Mori was popular with the fans, not least because of his propensity for barbecue. [RBM]

His passion for the Blues and a crunching tackle remained undimmed in his Everton career, and the fans will wish him well in his time at Villarreal.

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What To Watch

The World Cup is on and there should be nothing else you are watching on TV. You can find a full TV schedule for the World Cup here, with direct links to legal streams (in Spanish) below.

Argentina’s thrashing at the hands of Croatia yesterday opens the door for Iceland to seal qualification with a win today for Gylfi Sigurdsson and his boys.

Brazil vs. Costa Rica, 8am - FS1, Telemundo; 1pm - ITV (Streaming: FOX Sports Go, fuboTV (Free Trial))

Nigeria vs. Iceland, 11am - FOX, Telemundo; 4pm - BBC (Streaming: FOX Sports Go, fuboTV (Free Trial))

Serbia vs. Switzerland, 2pm - FOX, Telemundo; 7pm - BBC (Streaming: FOX Sports Go, fuboTV (Free Trial))

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