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Euro 2016: David De Gea sex-scandal puts Spain under pressure

Paris: Accusations linking Man United goalkeeper David de Gea to a sex scandal have thrown Spain's preparations into turmoil on the eve their Euro 2016 opener.

Spain's goalkeeper David De Gea dives during a training session at Saint-Martin-de-Re's Stadium in La Rochelle yesterday. Pic/AFP
Spain's goalkeeper David De Gea dives during a training session at Saint-Martin-de-Re's Stadium in La Rochelle yesterday. Pic/AFP

De Gea is vying with 167-cap veteran and captain Iker Casillas, a hero of Spain's three consecutive major championship triumphs between 2008 and 2012, for a starting place against the Czech Republic in Toulouse today.

De Gea has fiercely denied allegations that he organised a party at which two women were forced to have sex with two other footballers.

However, the storm, has complicated coach Vicente del Bosque's decision on whether he will back De Gea or immensely experienced Casillas.

"We will give him all our support," Del Bosque told Spanish radio station Cadena Cope. "I have no reason to doubt him."

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