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  1. England news conference ahead of Italy friendly
  2. Harry Kane will make full England debut v Italy
  3. Wayne Rooney needs three goals to break goal scoring record
  4. Wrexham sack manager Kevin Wilkin after losing FA Trophy final
  5. GET INVOLVED: Can all four home nations qualify for Euro 2016?

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By James Gheerbrant and Andy Cryer

All times stated are UK

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Window of opportunity


Tom Killick

This is one way of getting around a stadium ban.

Poole Town manager Tom Killick decided to watch his side's match against Cambridge City from the skylight of a nearby house after being hit with a six-match ban.

The Evo-Stik Southern boss, used the house of Poole's groundsman, who lives just yards away from the club's home ground.

He told

the Bournemouth Echo: "I can pretty much see the whole pitch apart from the goalmouth at the end I watch it from. It is quite a good vantage point but being detached from the players makes life difficult."


That looks to be almost that from Turin but fear not, if any big news comes from tonight's news conference, it will be covered in our live text commentary of the England Under-21s v Germany


That is almost all from me, but, before I say goodbye, enjoy one of the stories of the day...

England news conference

Italy v England

More from England boss Roy Hodgson: "There were so many great moments when I was in Italy - my favourite moment was when I was offered the job as manager of Inter Milan."

England news conference

Italy v England

When asked if he would like to play league football in Italy, Wayne Rooney said: "I love playing in the Premier League. I used to watch Batistuta for Fiorentina but don't think I'd play in Italy."

England news conference

Italy v England

More from England striker Wayne Rooney in Turin: "We have to move on from World Cup, our aim is to reach Euros. Tomorrow will be a good test and we are looking forward to it."

England news conference

Italy v England

England manager Roy Hodgson: All friendly matches during qualification allow you to see where players are. It's an opportunity for players to impress both managers

England news conference

Italy v England

England striker Wayne Rooney: "It's exciting that Harry Kane has done well in the Premier League and hopefully he can bring his form into the England team."

Phil McNulty

BBC chief football writer in Turin

"Harry Kane will make his first full England start against Italy here in Turin tomorrow. Bar set high - needs a goal in less than 79 seconds."

England news conference


Harry Kane

England manager Roy Hodgson: "It is nice to see Wayne Rooney and Harry Kane together. This is a chance for some of the squad players to show they are good enough to play."

England news conference

This could take a while as every question directed at Roy Hodgson and Wayne Rooney is translated into Italian.

England news conference

Italy v England

At last, here we go. Roy Hodgson and Wayne Rooney are here.

The England manager confirms Harry Kane will make his full debut and Wayne Rooney captains the team.

England starlets ready for German test


The England under-21s name their starting line up for this evening's friendly with Germany.

England: Bond, Jenkinson, Garbutt, Forster-Caskey, Stones, Gibson, Lingard, Ward-Prowse (c), Ings, Hughes, Redmond.

You can follow radio and live text commentary of the match online.

England in Turin


England on Twitter: The senior team check out the surroundings at @juventusfc stadium #ITAVENG.

Now we just need them to get on with their media duties. Still we wait for the the start of the news conference with Roy Hodgson.

Rainy Manchester



Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho on

Instagram: Manchester=rain, cold and wind.

He has got a point.

Pelle to start for Italy


Italy name their team for Tuesday's friendly against England:

Buffon, Ranocchia, Bonucci, Chiellini, Florenzi, Parolo, Valdifiori, Soriano, Darmian, Pelle, Eder.

Still no Roy


Still no sign of England boss Roy Hodgson or striker Wayne Rooney ahead of their news conference in Turin. This is getting later and later as the media wait for their views on tomorrow's friendly against Italy.

Harry backs Harry


Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp expects Harry Kane's rise to continue after the Spurs striker scored 79 seconds into his England debut.

Kane is preparing for the friendly against Italy on Tuesday after coming off the substitutes' bunch to net in last Friday's 4-0 Euro 2016 qualifying defeat of Lithuania at Wembley. It was his 30th goal of the season.

"I'm sure he will keep being successful because he loves football. He lives for football," said Redknapp.

"So many of them come in, get contracts and think they have made it then, but Harry's not like that. He's well grounded, has a good family behind him."

Turin awaits


Juventus stadium
Simon Peach

The Press Association's

Simon Peach tweets a picture of Juventus's Stadium in Turin, where England face Italy in a friendly on Tuesday. Pretty impressive stuff.

The Italian job



England's players have been taking a stroll around the Juventus Stadium in Turin ahead of Tuesday's friendly against Italy.

Wayne Rooney and Roy Hodgson are expected to be talking to the media imminently.

Wozniacki out


Fourth seed Caroline Wozniacki is knocked out of the Miami Open in straight sets. Wozniacki lost 6-3 7-6 to the 16th seed Venus Williams in the 4th round. Defending champion Serena Williams takes on Svetlana Kuznetsova in her last 16 match shortly.

Royals fined


Reading are

fined £30,000 by a Football Disciplinary Commission for breaching regulations regarding multiple financial interests.

In August 2013, the Royals borrowed £10.5m from Vibrac Corporation, a company registered in the British Virgin Islands, which was followed by a further loan of £5.6m in May 2014.

At the time Vibrac also had interests in three Premier League clubs.

The fine has been suspended until May 2016 after the club's co-operation.

Armenia coach quits


Armenia coach Bernard Challandes steps down in the wake of a 2-1 Euro 2016 qualifying defeat by Albania on Sunday, leaving the country without a win after four games.

World Cup winners and losers


Brendon McCullum, Imran Tahir, Eoin Morgan and Hamid Hassan
Getty Images

With the World Cup now firmly in the rear-view mirror, it's time to reflect on the major players of the tournament: who enhanced their reputation, and who flopped?

BBC Sport's Stephan Shemilt has been running the rule of the heroes and villains of the World Cup - you can read his verdict here.

And for more analysis of Australia's win and the rest of the tournament, tune in to the Tuffers & Vaughan Cricket World Cup awards on BBC Radio 5 live tonight from 2100 to 2230 BST.

Hodgson on his way


Don't forget England manager Roy Hodgson is about to speak to the media ahead of the friendly in Italy on Tuesday night. You can follow what he has to say here.

Trouble for Russia and Montenegro


Uefa has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Montenegrin and Russian Football Associations following their Euro 2016 qualifier that was abandoned due to crowd trouble.

The Montenegro Football Association (FSCG) has been charged with holding a match that did not get played in full, and for fans throwing fireworks and missiles.

The Russian football union (RFS) has also been charged for the setting off/throwing of fireworks and objects by their spectators.

Russia have lodged a formal complaint with UEFA and demanded they be awarded a victory after the abandoned match on Friday.

bbc-coverageWomen's Football Show

Tonight at 19:00 BST on the BBC Red Button, it is the first Women's Football Show of the WSL season.

Jacqui Oatley and guests, including former England goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis, analyse the start of the Women's Super League season. There is a profile on Sunderland's new head coach, former Wimbledon Crazy Gang member Carlton Fairweather, and Sue Smith talks to England's Lianne Sanderson ahead of the friendly against China on 9th April.

Don't miss it.

Bradford's Meredith extends contract


Bradford City defender James Meredith has

signed a two-year contract extension.

The 26-year-old Australian has made 43 appearances for the Bantams this season in all competitions, and helped the League One side to the FA Cup quarter-finals, where they lost to Reading.

Wales to stick at stadium


Wales will not switch any of their remaining Euro 2016 qualifying home matches to the Millennium Stadium.

Saturday's 3-0 win over Israel saw Wales move to the top of Group B, and led to a surge in interest.

However, Chris Coleman's team are keen to remain at the 33,000-seat Cardiff City Stadium and not switch to the 74,000-capacity rugby stadium.

Phil McNulty

BBC chief football writer in Turin

Juventus Stadium
Phil McNulty

"Nice place they've got here. View from the coaches' seats at the Juventus stadium in Turin."

It's a marathon not a sprint


Phil Brown
BBC Sport

If trying to get his side promoted into League One isn't hard enough, Southend boss Phil Brown is also in training for his first London marathon. You can watch an

interview with him here.

Murray set for 500 wins


If Andy Murray beats Kevin Anderson in round four at the Miami Open on Tuesday he will become the ninth active player and the 46th man in the open era

to reach 500 victories.

The Scot surpassed Tim Henman's mark of 496 career wins in Indian Wells last week, giving him the open era record for a British player.

The unbeatables?


England's teams from senior level to under 17s have won 11 matches out of 11 this week. Can that be a perfect 12 this evening when the under 21s entertain Germany.

You can follow radio commentary on BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra and text commentary online from 19:45 BST.

Goals galore


Goal scorers

Take a bow Danny Welbeck. There may be a massive clamour for Tottenham's Harry Kane to be handed his first England start against Italy on Tuesday but you can see why Roy Hodgson has kept faith with the Arsenal striker.

Bardsley charged by FA


Manchester City goalkeeper Karen Bardsley has been charged by the FA for violent conduct following an on-field incident which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video.

The charge relates to an incident involving Birmingham City LFC's Freda Ayisi, who was dismissed at the time for her part in the incident.

Brilliant Bale


Gareth Bale

So he's not all bad then? Despite what some at Real Madrid seem to be suggesting. Gareth Bale has attempted the most dribbles in Euro 2016 Qualifiers.

International friendly results


Missing your live football fix? Here are the full time results for the international friendlies that have been played today...

Indonesia 2 - 1 Myanmar

Belarus 0 - 0 Gabon

Thailand 2 - 3 Cameroon.

Maguire to miss Grand National

Horse Racing

Frank Keogh

BBC Sport

"Grand National-winning jockey Jason Maguire is to miss the big race for the second year running through injury, it has been confirmed.

"Maguire, who won the Aintree contest on the Donald McCain-trained Ballabriggs in 2011, is out for the rest of the season with a back problem.

"He is the latest high-profile jockey to be sidelined for the race on 11 April, joining the injured Barry Geraghty and Davy Russell, plus suspended Bryan Cooper."

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Daryl Higgins on text: 'Another one bites the dust' pretty much sums up the revolving door of board members at Glasgow Rangers recently.

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Australia due to announce Ashes squad


Kevin Pietersen (left) and James Faulkner

Hot on the heels of their ominous victory at the Cricket World Cup, Australia are set to announce their squad for this summer's Ashes at 00:00 BST.

The squad is expected to contain 16 names, and will double as the touring party for a two-Test series in the West Indies in June.

Will James Faulkner and Kevin Pietersen, seen here enjoying the victory celebrations in Melbourne, be lining up on opposite sides when the series gets under way in Cardiff on 8 July?

Time up for Wilkin


Kevin Wilkins

A nice infographic for your perusal above; after Wrexham sack manager Kevin Wilkin a day after they lost in the FA Trophy final to North Ferriby United.

The Conference side lost on penalties at Wembley after a 3-3 draw, having been 2-0 up against their part-time opponents.