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  1. Man Utd v Club Brugge (19:45 BST)
  2. West Brom reject Spurs' Berahino bid
  3. Bristol City have £9m Gray bid accepted
  4. England name strong side for France game
  5. Bad sporting decisions debate #bbcsportsday

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By Steve Canavan and Elizabeth Hudson

All times stated are UK

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Sportsday Live

That's it for Sportsday Live for Tuesday.

There will be more of the same from Wednesday at 08:00 BST.

In the meantime, there is live text commentary of the night's football action

on the BBC Sport website and
BBC Radio 5 live will also keep you up to date.

Coming up


BBC Radio 5 live

A reminder that 5 live's Champions League preview starts at 18:30 with Mark Chapman and there will be full commentary from Old Trafford as Manchester United take on Club Brugge from 19:45.

From 22:00 you can give your views to the action to the 5 Live Football Social.

Vazquez keen to cause surprise

Man Utd v Club Brugge (Tuesday 19:45 BST)

Victor Vazquez

Club Brugge playmaker Victor Vazquez is hoping to deal a blow to his old coach Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

The Spaniard was coming through Barcelona's famous youth academy, La Masia, during Van Gaal's two spells as head coach of the Catalan giants.

"I met him in Barcelona. I was young, maybe 11 or 12 years old but my impression was that he was a really hard coach with a lot of character and personality, just like he is now," said Vazquez

"We are the smaller team but they have to be worried. We are playing with confidence and we can be dangerous."

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Lee Parkinson: Leeds v Bayern Munich 1975, two pens turned down and a disallowed goal subsequently banned from Europe for two years too.

Jonathan Hunt: Watford v Reading, Ghost Goal, 21/09/2008. (Remind yourself of that

here Jonathan)

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Michael Oldroyd: Rotherham v Boro 2014. Ayala kicks Revell in the face and not even booked. Five mins later Bowery is sent off for falling over.

Hassimo: Chelsea medical team coming on the pitch when the player was faking.

Diamanti poised for Watford bow


Geoff Doyle

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New Watford loan signing Alessandro Diamanti could feature against Southampton on Sunday.

Alessandro Diamanti
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The Italian's arrival gives head coach Quique Flores even more choice in Watford's attacking midfield positions - an area where the Hornets tend to field three players.

Flores wants pace and quick movement of the ball quickly in the final third and Diamanti, like Jose Jurado, offers that as well as being strong on set-pieces and having significant top-level experience.

GB team's secret passions


Ahead of the World Athletics Championships, which start on Saturday in Beijing, members of the team have taken time out t

o talk about their interests away from the track.

Dina Asher-Smith, Jodie Williams and Michael Rimmer are among those who reveal their secret passions.

The BBC has extensive live coverage of the 2015 World Championships across TV, Red Button, radio, desktop, mobile, tablet and app.

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Joe Mone: Leeds Utd being literally cheated and robbed of European trophies by Milan in 1973 and Bayern in 1975.

Jonathan Sheppard: David Elleray failing to award Chesterfield a goal during FA Cup semi-final in 1997. Shocking. Would have made it 3-1 and likely got to FA Cup final from bottom division.

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Fergus Mackinnon: Three good goals disallowed for European Champions Liverpool when beaten 1-0 by Sao Paolo on a freezing December evening in Yokohama 2005.

MC: Tiote's disallowed goal against Man City a season or so back... Referee disallowed it and Newcastle heads dropped. Changed the match.

O'Kane earns international call-up


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Bournemouth's Eunan O'Kane has earned a first senior call-up into the Republic of Ireland squad for next month's Euro 2016 qualifiers against Gibraltar and Georgia.

Manager Martin O'Neill has

named a provisional 37-man squad, which includes the uncapped duo of Brentford midfielder Alan Judge and Aberdeen striker Adam Rooney.


Man Utd v Club Brugge (Tuesday 19:45 BST)

Club Brugge are the only Belgian team to have reached the European Cup final, losing 1-0 to Liverpool at Wembley in 1978 with Kenny Dalglish getting the winner.

Michel Preud'homme's side finished top of the table in Belgium last season, but lost out to Gent in the ensuing championship play-off.

The sides have never previously met and the Belgians have failed to win on all 11 of their previous visits to England.

England team to face France

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We mentioned earlier (17:00) that England had named a strong team to face France in Paris on Saturdy.

That team in full is: Mike Brown; Jack Nowell, Jonathan Joseph, Luther Burrell, Jonny May; George Ford, Ben Youngs; Joe Marler, Tom Youngs, Dan Cole; Joe Launchbury, Courtney Lawes; James Haskell, Chris Robshaw (capt), Billy Vunipola.

Replacements: Jamie George, Mako Vunipola, David Wilson, Dave Attwood, Nick Easter, Danny Care, Danny Cipriani, Billy Twelvetrees.

Valencia coach focussed on game


Nicolas Otamendi

Valencia coach Nuno Espirito Santo insists his side cannot be distracted by the possible departure of Nicolas Otamendi as they prepare for the first leg of their Champions League play-off against Monaco on Wednesday.

The Argentine centre-back was their player of the year last season but reports suggest the 27-year-old is on the verge of a move to Manchester City.

"The most important thing is the game tomorrow," said Nuno. "We have known for some time that we are going to prepare for this game without the option of Otamendi, but the important thing is that we are going to play a fundamental match for us."

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Dave Fassam: Batsman falls over on ball one, blocks ball from hitting stumps with his pads while laid on floor. Ref's verdict - GOING OVER!

Tim Stubbs: 13/4/09. Peterborough at Millwall. Joe Lewis twice saves a penalty from Gary Alexander. It's retaken again, Dave Martin then scores!

Marcus Tongue: Roy Carroll definitely dropped the ball over the line against Spurs in 2005 but as United fan, I'm saying no more.

Tuesday's League Two fixtures



Among the games in League Two, leaders Wycombe have a trip to the seaside where they face Morecambe, Leyton Orient host Stevenage while Portsmouth travel to Crawley and Northampton visit Barnet.

Van Gaal confident of Rooney goals

Man Utd v Club Brugge (Tuesday 19:45 BST)

Wayne Rooney

Manchester United head into Tuesday's Champions League qualifier against Club Brugge looking to maintain their 100% start to the season, having beaten Tottenham and Aston Villa in the Premier League.

But although Wayne Rooney is waiting to break his scoring duck this season, manager Louis van Gaal remains confident the goals will soon come for the England captain.

"I have always confidence in my players but we don't have only Wayne Rooney in the striker's position," said the Dutchman

"We have Adnan Januzaj, he played in the striker's position in the USA. I have given him that chance and he has shown he can do that. We have Javier Hernandez, we have James Wilson - so I don't think we have a lack of strikers."

Non-League live


BBC Local Radio

Forest Green Rovers are the early pace setters in the National League with a 100% record and they will be looking to remain at the top of the table when they take on newcomers Boreham Wood on Tuesday night.

You can listen to how they get on

here with live commentaries coming from BBC local radio stations covering an array of non-league games taking place.

BreakingEngland name strong team to face France

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Mike Brown
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England will field a nearly full-strength team to face France in Paris on Saturday, with full-back Mike Brown playing for the first time since suffering a head injury in March.

Wing Jonny May is the only player to keep his place from England's 19-14 win between the sides last weekend.

Captain Chris Robshaw returns to a pack that includes a front three of Joe Marler, Tom Youngs and Dan Cole while Luther Burrell starts at centre, with fly-half Danny Cipriani on the bench.

Saints missed team spirit, says Wellens

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St Helens v Hull FC

St Helens must rediscover the team spirit that took them to Grand Final success last season in response to Friday's defeat by Hull FC, says former player Paul Wellens.

Head coach Keiron Cunningham was angered by Saints' display in their 32-22 defeat and has threatened to drop some members of the squad.

"We pride ourselves at St Helens for our work ethic," retired full-back Wellens

told the BBC Super League Show. "When you look back to last year's Grand Final success, that was based on that willingness to work hard for each other.

"That determination clearly wasn't there on Friday night and that is what will have upset Keiron the most."

Football Focus Extra

Man Utd v Club Brugge (Tuesday, 19:45 BST)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal

Football Focus pundits Dion Dublin and Mark Lawrenson

look ahead to this week's Uefa Champions League qualifiers, featuring Manchester United v Club Brugge and Celtic v Malmo.

Lawrenson believes United will "walk it" against their Belgian opponents but will need to strengthen with a signing of the calibre of Real Madrid forwards Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo if they are to progress to the latter stages of the competition.

Scottish champions Celtic face their Swedish counterparts, with Dublin believing their progress is vital for football in Scotland.

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Chris Harris: Mark Hughes for Southampton against Leeds at the Dell in 1999. Smashed it in, off the ad boards behind the net - no goal!

Ben Pennells: Kevin Friend not giving Filip Djuricic two penalties last season against Liverpool. Southampton could have drawn 2-2 at home.

Tuesday's League One fixtures


League One

There's plenty of action in League One on Tuesday. Among the 10 games are league leaders Coventry hosting Crewe while second-placed Rochdale take on fifth placed Walsall.

Bassong signs new Norwich deal


Norwich's Sebastien Bassong

Norwich defender Sebastien Bassong has

signed a new two-year deal at the club.

The 29-year-old signed from Tottenham Hotspur in August 2012 and has played has played 88 times for the club, scoring three goals.

He made 21 appearances as Norwich clinched promotion and has started both top flight games so far.

West Ham lose Adrian red card appeal


West Ham have lost their appeal against goalkeeper Adrian's red card in Saturday's defeat to Leicester.

The 28-year-old will now serve a three-match ban.

If you're good enough...

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Ah, this is just lovely... a four-year-old boy scores a try in a charity match between New South Wales and Queensland having got lost and wandered on to the pitch.

Watch the clip here.

Available to UK users only.

Pique could face long ban


Gerard Pique and the assistant referee

Barcelona centre-back Gerard Pique could

miss up to 12 matches for the club after a tirade of abuse against an assistant referee in Monday's Spanish Super Cup second leg tie.

The Spanish international lost his temper after the assistant failed to flag an offside call in the 55th minute and was sent off.

Party time


Athletic Bilbao won a first trophy in 31 years last night as a 1-1 draw with Barcelona at the Nou Camp secured the Spanish Super Cup with a 5-1 aggregate victory ... and judging by this photo it looks like the celebrations in town today are well under way.

United need to shine

Man Utd v Club Brugge (Tuesday, 19:45 BST)

Manchester United take on Club Brugge on Tuesday night in the first leg of their Champions League play-off tie at Old Trafford.

Writing ahead of the game in the London Evening Standard, Paddy Barclay says after an unconvincing start to the season, manager Louis van Gaal must restore the club's long-lost sparkle.

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Ashley Bird: Nani sending off against Real in the Champions League a few years ago, couldn't believe it. Ruined a great game of football.

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Kenn: Pires dives to earn a penalty v Portsmouth to rescue a draw in September 2003. Arsenal have unbeaten season!

Will: Jan Vertonghen's goal against Sunderland being ruled offside despite running from his own half!

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Muzz: World Cup final in 66. Worst decision ever.

Not Scottish by any chance are you, Muzz?

Pressure on van Gaal

Man Utd v Club Brugge (Tuesday 19:45 BST)

Louis van Gaal
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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says the

"pressure is high" for Tuesday's Champions League first leg play-off against Club Brugge with the winner after next week's second leg progressing to the group stage.

Van Gaal, who took charge in May 2014, is looking to guide United to a return to Europe's elite club competition for the first time since 2013-14.

"You cannot say it is not any pressure because they are a good team," he said. "We have to show our quality."

Laying down the Law


If Berahino is worth £15m plus, what would this fella be worth nowadays?

The great Denis Law made his #mufc debut on this day in 1962, scoring seven minutes into a 2-2 draw with West Brom.

The great Denis Law made his #mufc debut on this day in 1962, scoring seven minutes into a 2-2 draw with West Brom.

Not so sharp shooters


Given this statistic from the opening games, it's no wonder West Brom don't want to sell Saido Berahino - seems like they need all the firepower they can get.

3 - Only West Brom (2) have fired in fewer shots on target than Manchester United this season. Restricted.

Sherwood hopeful of progress


Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood

Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood insists that his squad needs time to bed down as they look to recover from last Friday's loss to Manchester United when they take on Crystal Palace this weekend.

"We are trying to bed in a lot of new players here. It's no shock that we were not as flowing as we could be but we will get better,"

he told the club website.

"We won't get our heads down. We will be up and ready to go when we face Crystal Palace. It will be a work in progress but we're heading in the right direction."

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Andrew Lockett: I got booted in face, but played on. Ref blew to give a free-kick to my opponent for dangerous play - putting face to boot.

Ned: Kompany red card against Man U in the FA Cup. Man U went on to win it 3-2.

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Rich Cawser: Freddie Sears actually hitting the back of the net for Crystal Palace against Bristol City and the ball bouncing out. Ref gave no goal.

Chris Swann: Want a terrible decision? How about three...50 points deducted in three seasons, Luton were ruined by the FA by past owners.

'Saido is very much in our plans'


Tottenham had been rumoured to be considering a bid for Saido Berahino in the region of £15m, though West Brom have not confirmed the figure Spurs have offered.

Chairman Jeremy Peace added: "I know we are living in an age where no club can say 'never' about the possibility of selling a player. However, the prospect of selling Saido is simply not on our agenda.

"We are going forward with Saido very much in our plans."

That said, a figure of £25m will reportedly be enough for West Brom to consider selling the 22-year-old frontman.

BreakingBaggies turn down Berahino bid


West Brom have rejected an offer from Tottenham for striker Saido Berahino.

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"We have no interest in selling Saido, which is what I have told Daniel Levy," said Baggies chairman Jeremy Peace in a statement on the

club's website.

On the way ... still

Plymouth v Carlisle (19:45 BST)

Football writer Iain Macintosh is on a Carlisle supporters' bus heading south...

Five hours in. I've been chatting to @cufcali whose dad holds the all time appearances record for Carlisle.

Five hours in. I've been chatting to @cufcali whose dad holds the all time appearances record for Carlisle.

The late, great Allan Ross played 466 times for Carlisle between '63 - '79 and his wife and daughter still follow the club home and away

But the Carlisle fans are not the only ones making a long journey to be at a match later on Tuesday...

Carlisle have nothing on us Northern Irish Man Utd fans. Left at 4:30 this morning and we don't get back to Belfast until 8:30 #bbcsportsday

Tuesday's Championship fixtures


Not too long until tonight's footballing action gets under way. Here's what's happening in the Championship.


Brighton top the division with a maximum six points, while Rotherham and Bristol City are the only teams still without a point.

Testing times

Road cycling

Tour de France winner Chris Froome has begun a series of physiological tests from which he will share data because he wants to prove people can "trust" his achievements...  

Replicating possible conditions for @Rio2016_en road race & TT. #RoadtoRio starts here! 🇬🇧🚴🏼

Replicating possible conditions for @Rio2016_en road race & TT. #RoadtoRio starts here! 🇬🇧🚴🏼

Great to have #TourDeFrance winner @ChrisFroome in today, working with the HPL team to measure & improve performance.
Great to have #TourDeFrance winner @ChrisFroome in today, working with the HPL team to measure & improve performance.
Great to have #TourDeFrance winner @ChrisFroome in today, working with the HPL team to measure & improve performance.

Great to have #TourDeFrance winner @ChrisFroome in today, working with the HPL team to measure & improve performance.

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Oisín McArdle: Robin van Persie getting a second yellow for kicking the ball away in the 2011 Champions League 1st KO round v Barcelona.

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Kristian: Bishop's Stortford FC in the FA trophy SF ref Kevin Firend gives a goal that never crossed line we lose he goes on to the Premier League.

Daniel Marcus: The four penalties Chelsea had rejected v Barca in the semi final 2009.

Jonny Jennings: Michael Owen's 97th minute winner v Man City.... Still sore.

Delia targets clean sheet

Celtic v Malmo (Wed, 19:45 BST)

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has been speaking ahead of his side's Champions League play-off round first leg against Swedish champions Malmo...

RD: "Most important to win and get a good result. Getting a clean sheet is also very important in European football." #UCL (MH)

RD: "We have done very good defensive work in Euro matches so far & if we do what we did against Qarabag again we have a good chance." (MH)

RD: "We want to get into the @ChampionsLeague That’s the goal and now we are two games away from reaching it." (MH)

Wash-out ends Northants hopes

One-Day Cup

Yorkshire and Durham have reached the quarter-finals of the One-Day Cup after rain washed out the former's final group game against Northants.

Northants needed to win the game to force their way into the top four places in Group A, but with no play possible Yorkshire and Durham join Surrey, Gloucestershire in progressing to the knockout phase.


here for commentary on today's remaining games