Costa Rica captain Celso Borges and Bryan Oviedo scored in the first 20 minutes and the Ticos routed visiting Nicaragua 4-0 on Sunday in their opening match of the Gold Cup football tournament.
China are among the sides hoping to clinch a place in the last 16 of the women's World Cup on Monday after seeing veteran Carli Lloyd inspire the United States to a 3-0 win over Chile in Paris that cleared the holders' passage to the knockout phase.
Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani were on target as Uruguay thumped 10-man Ecuador 4-0 in their opening Group C match at the Copa America on Sunday.
Former France star Alain Giresse makes a fourth attempt to win the Africa Cup of Nations as a coach when he leads Group E favourites Tunisia in Egypt this month.
Italy and Poland took early control of Group A with victories over Spain and Belgium respectively in their opening Euro U21 matches.
French newspaper 'L'Équipe' reported exclusively tonight that PSG are willing to accept any big offers that may come in for Neymar, adding that the player favours a move back to former club Barcelona - but how could the Spanish champions afford such a costly transfer?
French newspaper 'L'Équipe' are exclusively reporting this evening that PSG are willing to let Neymar, who wants to return to Barcelona, go if a good offer arrives.