From the Back Pages, June 22: Luis Suarez will spark £100MILLION tussle between Real Madrid and Barcelona

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Luis Suarez will spark £100MILLION tussle between Real Madrid and Barcelona as Liverpool struggle to hold on to star man. (Daily Mail)

Louis van Gaal intends to employ Wayne Rooney in a deep-lying midfield role next season. The incoming Manchester United boss is desperate to accommodate Robin van Persie, Juan Mata and Rooney into his starting line-up. (The Mirror)

It is 79 days until England run out to face Switzerland in Basle in the first of their Euro 2016 qualifiers. Just 48 hours after their elimination from the World Cup finals it feels a long way off, but the pace at which the focus of football changes means that it will be upon us before long and with all the attendant examination of the team’s credentials, post-World Cup 2014. (The Independent)

The validity of Kevin-Prince Boateng’s claim that Germany lack leaders when the pressure is on will be revealed in time. In the searing heat of Fortaleza they lacked the incisiveness and steel that shaped their destruction of Portugal, but not the time-honoured precision of Miroslav Klose. The 36-year-old climbed off the bench to join Ronaldo as the World Cup’s all-time leading goalscorer as Joachim Löw’s team survived an almighty scare by Ghana and the World Cup was treated to yet another enthralling classic. (The Guardian)

Argentina vs Iran, World Cup 2014: Last-gasp Lionel Messi strike breaks Iran’s hearts. (The Telegraph)

STOKE striker Peter Odemwingie struck to give Nigeria a crucial win over Manchester City star Edin Dzeko’s Bosnia in their World Cup group F clash as the European side crashed out of the tournament. (The Express)

New Zealand 36 England 13: A horrible night here for England. Everything the doomsayers feared was here in an exhibition first-half performance by the All Blacks served up by a disastrous sequence of errors by England. (The Times)