The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Tottenham made a 26 million-pound ($41.2 million) bid for Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente, the Mail on Sunday reported, without citing anyone.
European champion Spain beat Portugal 1-0 to advance to a World Cup quarterfinal against Paraguay, which ousted Japan 5-3 in the tournament’s first penalty shootout.
Manchester City followed Manchester United out of soccer’s Europa League as Sporting Lisbon held off a late comeback to reach the quarterfinals, where it will be joined by three Spanish teams.
Portugal coach Carlos Queiroz lamented the bounce of the ball after his team was eliminated 1- 0 by Spain last night in the World Cup round of 16.
Athletic Bilbao rallied to beat Schalke 4-2 in their Europa League quarterfinal opener, as Atletico Madrid, AZ Alkmaar and Sporting Lisbon also won.