Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours
On Friday, Yerry Mina started and scored a penalty kick (video below) in Colombia’s 5-4 penalty shootout loss to Chile. Mina and Colombia were eliminated from the Copa América despite not allowing a single goal in regulation time throughout the whole tournament.
Watch Yerry Mina’s penalty kick at 5:39.
Mina’s stats against Chile.
Yerry Mina’s stats in Colombia v Chile:— EFC Statto (@EFC_Statto) June 29, 2019
Touches - 48
Successful passes - 19
Successful forward passes - 11
Successful long balls - 4
Pass accuracy - 68%
Aerial duels won - 8
Clearances - 6
Recoveries - 3
Successful tackles - 3
Interceptions - 2
Fouls suffered - 2#EFC
Veteran Leighton Baines has a lot of praise for Mina and what he brings to Everton. [EFC]
Everton are not alone in their pursuit for 27-year-old defender Armando Izzo. [RBM]
A mumps diagnosis will lead to a much needed rest for Richarlison. [RBM]
Andre Gomes is ready to dish out more hugs to any Evertonians who want them! [EFC]
We offer our sincerest thoughts and prayers to long-time Everton chaplain Reverend Harry Ross who passed away on Saturday. R.I.P. [EFC]
It was a tough weekend for the Everton family, with popular matchday steward Clive Betteridge also passing away. [EFC]
It was looking like the Bertrand Traore rumours went away, then they were back, but then maybe there’s nothing to them after all. [Echo]
Promising youngsters Ryan Astley, Alex Denny and Ellis Simms are set to make a big impact for Everton U23s. [Echo]
Here are some players returning to the club for preseason that you probably forgot were still even on the team. [Echo]
“The Bundesliga can be a good step for young Englishmen. I’m looking forward to the challenge,” says Jonjoe Kenny. [Bundesliga]
Everton U23s forward Manasse Mampala pens new deal with the club.
| Congratulations to Manasse Mampala as he becomes the latest young Blue to sign a new contract.https://t.co/k4BflceFfh pic.twitter.com/vAVvZyEs7J— Everton (@Everton) June 28, 2019
What To Watch
Idrissa Gueye and Senegal take on Kenya in Africa Cup of Nations action with a spot in the knockout rounds at stake.
Full schedule of games here.