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  1. England v Switzerland (19:45 BST)
  2. Bale 'never close to leaving' Real
  3. Murray brothers lead GB against Australia
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By Steve Canavan and Mandeep Sanghera

All times stated are UK

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On that note, it's time to bring the curtain down on another Sportsday but there is plenty of live sport for you to follow elsewhere. 

You can follow the latest from England v Switzerland in their Euro 2016 qualifier here and see how England's cricketers are getting on against Australia in their third ODI here. Enjoy.

Swiss have moved forward

England v Switzerland (19:45 BST)

After Saturday's dramatic 3-2 victory over Slovenia - in which they were 2-0 down with 10 minutes to play - Vladimir Petkovic's Switzerland are second in Group E ahead of Estonia.

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They need four points from their final three games to qualify, starting with Tuesday's game against a side that beat them 2-0 in Zurich last September thanks to Danny Welbeck's brace. 

Boss Petkovic added: "We have definitely moved forward since we played England last year. The main difference is we've got to know each other better."

How will England prepare for Euro 2016?

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England will base themselves in the town of Chantilly, on the outskirts of Paris.

Two days after England secured qualification to the tournament, the Football Association confirmed the team will be based at the Auberge du Jeu de Paume hotel and will train at local amateur club US Chantilly.


The base is something we looked at for a long time," said Hodgson. "There was criteria we wanted to fulfil - proximity to the town, airport etc. Chantilly best filled those criteria.

"Then a lot of work had to be done, not least that the pitch will be brought up to scratch. We have that guarantee now from Chantilly and Uefa. There's still a long time until we take our place there, it will look very different."

Rooney goals record


Here are the team's England striker Wayne Rooney has scored his goals against so far...

Wayne Rooney

'I'll never retire'


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England captain Wayne Rooney will be aiming to become his country's leading scorer on Tuesday and says he will never retire from international football.

Rooney could get his 50th England goal in the home Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland, surpassing the record he shares with Sir Bobby Charlton.

"I won't be one to say I'm not available for selection," said the 29-year-old.

"I'm sure it'll probably be the manager's choice more than mine. It's a huge honour to play for England."

Mr Reliable


How about this for a stat?

95% - Ashley Williams has missed just 650 minutes of Swansea's entire Premier League history, playing in 95.4% of their games. Stability.

Zlatan fit for Sweden


Sweden captainZlatan Ibrahimovichas been declared fit to play in his country's Euro 2016 qualifier at home to Austria on Tuesday.

The 33-year-old Paris Saint-Germain striker came off at half-time in Saturday's 1-0 defeat to Russia in Moscow, complaining of an apparent abdominal injury.

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The Swedish Football Federation confirmed, however, that Ibrahimovic, capped 106 times with 56 goals scored for the national side, would be in Tuesday's line-up. 

Sweden are second in Group G with three games remaining, one point clear of the Russians and seven behind leaders Austria, who need just one point to seal their berth in France.

Romero up for De Gea challenge


David De Gea move from Manchester United to Real Madrid broke down and he will now be competing with fellow keeper Sergio Romero for the number one jersey at Old Trafford.

Argentine Romero has been first choice as De Gea's future has been in doubt but now the latter is staying United boss Louis Van Gaal has a choice to make for this Saturday's game against Liverpool.

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"I don't think that the goalkeeper spot in United is already mine," Romero told Argentine daily La Nacion.

"I do know that I have a huge support from Van Gaal and his staff."

FA criticised over 'silence'


The Football Association has been criticised by a medical barrister for 'staying silent' over the treatment of Chelsea team doctor Eva Carneiro.

The medic is yet to return to work at Stamford Bridge after beingcriticised by manager Jose Mourinho.

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Carneiro's role was downgraded after she and head physio Jon Fearn went on the pitch to treat midfielder Eden Hazard against Swansea in August.

"It's disappointing that the FA has said nothing," said Mary O'Rourke QC.

The FA have yet to respond to the comments.

Get Involved


Well done to those of you who answered the teaser from Sam Simmons earlier on.

Sam asked the name the only England player to have played under the last 8 managers. Caretakers are included.

Answer: Gareth Barry

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Viviani wins stage three

Road Cycling

Team Sky's Elia Viviani won his second stage of the Tour of Britain as Petr Vakoc crashed in stage three to hand the yellow jersey to Juan Jose Lobato.

Italian Viviani, 26, won in a sprint finish in Kelso, Scotland, despite having no team-mates to lead him out.

Viviani, a stage winner at this year's Giro d'Italia, had already taken the first stage of the one-week race.

Elia Viviani

Ex-England fly-half Goode retires

Rugby Union

Former England fly-half Andy Goode is to retire after failing to recover from surgeries to persistent injuries.

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The 35-year-old, who played 17 Tests for his country, had joined London Irish in the summer after leaving Wasps.

"I can honestly say I've loved playing for every team and I feel immensely proud to have achieved what I have at each club," said Goode, who is the second leading points-scorer in Premiership history.

Ton-up Taylor


England batsman James Taylor has reached his first one-day international century. his efforst in the third ODI against Australia came off 112 balls.

England are 290-7 going into the final over.

You can follow full live text commentary on the BBC Sport website right here.

Saints sign Springbok star

Rugby Union

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Northampton Saints have announced the signing of South Africa lock Victor Matfield.

The 38-year-old has 123 caps, a Springboks record, and is about to play in his fourth World Cup. 

Gillespie calls for Yorkshire focus


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Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie has warned his players to remain focused as they close in on retaining their County Championship Division One title.

Gillespie's side will be champions for the second year in a row if they gain six points from their game at Middlesex, which begins on Wednesday.

"With all the media speculation there's a buzz around and a bit of excitement," Gillespie told BBC Radio Sheffield. "It's difficult for them not to get excited but they have to be focused."

Football is 'ungrateful'


Daily Express: Former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas says Victor Valdes's treatment at Manchester United shows how "ungrateful" football can be.

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Valdes, 33, has been told he has no future at Old Trafford.  

Strong record

England v Switzerland (19:45 BST)

1 - England have lost only one of their last 20 games against the Swiss. Roll.

Wilson's home nations XI

BBC Radio 5 live's Football Daily

Amid this week's Euro 2016 qualifiers, 5 live asked four of their pundits to select a home nations XI. 

Here's former Northern Ireland midfielder Danny Wilson's side...


Darcy faces 'long haul' in recovery


Darcy Ward faces a long wait to discover after needing surgery following a serious crash in Poland last month.

The Australian, on loan to Elite League Swindon Robins from Poole Pirates, was stabilised in hospital before being flown to the UK for further treatment.

"This is going to be a long haul for Darcy," Poole Pirates manager Neil Middleditch told BBC South Today. "The way Darcy fell was very awkward and he received spinal injuries."

Get Involved


Right, then. Can anyone answer Sam's question?

We're assuming he knows the answer...

A teaser for you @BBCSport. Name the only England player to have played under the last 8 managers. Caretakers are included. #bbcsportsday

Jenas' home nations XI

BBC Radio 5 live's Football Daily

Amid this week's Euro 2016 qualifiers, 5 live asked four of their pundits to select a home nations XI. 

Here's former England midfielder Jermaine Jenas's team...


'Water-boarding for football fans'

Scotland 2-3 Germany

Tom English

BBC Scotland

The contrasting images of intensity and energy and goals against the world champion Germans on Monday night compared to the meek surrender in Georgia three days before is just the latest manifestation of Scotland being a footballing parody of itself. The fluctuation is a brand of torture that has been reduced to a fine art in Scotland, a form of water-boarding, just for football fans.

Read Tom's analysis of Scotland's 3-2 defeat at the hands of Germanyhere.

Radcliffe 'categorically denies' cheating


Marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe has "categorically" denied any form of cheating.

The 41-year-old Briton said questions raised during a parliamentary select committee "effectively implicated" her in the Sunday Times' allegations of blood doping in athletics.

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"I have campaigned long and hard throughout my career for a clean sport. I have publicly condemned cheats and those who aid them. These accusations threaten to undermine all I have stood and competed for, as well as my hard-earned reputation.

"By linking me to allegations of cheating, damage done to my name and reputation can never be fully repaired, no matter how untrue I know them to be."

Off to Wembley

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Gary Cahill gets in the mood for tonight

See you all at Wembley @england #3Lions

See you all at Wembley @england #3Lions

And the answer is...


A Question of Sport Teaser

Time to put you out of your misery.

Earlier we asked you to name the six players to have made their England debuts since the 2014 Fifa World Cup?

Well done to those who got it. For those scratching their heads and punching the walls in frustration for the last four hours, the answers are...

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Calum Chambers, Nathaniel Clyne, Fabian Delph, Harry Kane, Ryan Mason and Jamie Vardy

Nevin's home nations XI

BBC Radio 5 live's Football Daily

Amid this week's Euro 2016 qualifiers, 5 live asked four of their pundits to select a home nations XI. 

Here's former Scotland winger Pat Nevin's selection...


Nice to meet you


Looks like new Man United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger had a nice chat with the club's old boss before Germany's match in Scotland on Monday

A brief chat with the @ManUtd legend Sir Alex Ferguson at last night’s game. #mufc

A brief chat with the @ManUtd legend Sir Alex Ferguson at last night’s game. #mufc

Rabbit in the headlights


Want to see a rabbit celebrate a touchdown?


Thought so. Click here, you won't regret it.

Hartson's home nations XI

BBC Radio 5 live's Football Daily

Amid this week's Euro 2016 qualifiers, 5 live asked four of their pundits to select a home nations XI. 

First up, former Wales striker John Hartson...


On the mend


@BBCSport Is the big game on tonight? Belarus vs Luxembourg. #foodpoisoning #bbcsportsday

Yes, Mark, Luxembourg's European Championship qualifier againstBelaruswill go ahead tonight - despite 16 players going down with food poisoning.

Luxembourg contacted UEFA about possibly rescheduling the game after 16 of the 20-man squad complained of severe stomach aches after eating spaghetti bolognese at the team hotel on Sunday.

However, team spokesman Marc Diederich said all of the affected players are feeling "much better" and will be able to play against Belarus.

On the verge of making history

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Right, let's start building up to the big match, for there is just under four hours to go until England face Switzerland at Wembley.

But it's not a big game, we hear you cry, England have already qualified for Euro 2016.

True but not a big game? Why, how wrong can you be.

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History could be made, with Wayne Rooney one goal away from becoming his country's record goalscorer, overtaking Sir Bobby Charlton.

"It would mean a lot to my family," said Rooney. "To my wife and my parents and for my children when they have grown up to see my achievements."

We'll continue our build-up over the next few hours, and there's live text commentary on the BBC Sport website from 18:30 BST.

No more Millennium

The Millennium Stadium will be renamed the Principality Stadium in a 10-year sponsorship deal with the Cardiff-based building society.

The new name for the 74,500-seat capacity stadium, the home of Welsh rugby, will be used from January 2016.

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It was built at a cost of £121m to replace the Nation Ground, Cardiff Arms Park, in time for the 1999 World Cup.

The structure, owned by the Welsh Rugby Union, is famous for having the only fully-retractable roof on a UK stadium.

Sarginson out

Rugby League

Wigan's England centreDan Sarginsonwill miss the rest of the season and almost certainly the start of the 2016 campaign.

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The 22-year-old former London Broncos player, who missed the start of this year with a hamstring injury, has been out with a similar problem for the last two months and recently underwent surgery.

The club had hoped that he would recover in time to play a part in Wigan's Super 8s run-in but scans have revealed severe damage to his hamstring tendon.

Get Involved


We're asking if you were a manager, what would you do or ban in order to give your team the maximum chance of success?

Tight as Levy:  I'd ban Pochettino from playing 2 holding midfielders at home and also ban Erik Lamela from White Hart Lane.

Tom Howell:  I'd ban music being played after home goals if I was unlucky enough to manage a team that was guilty of doing so.

Terry Henry : I'd ban hitting the first man from corners.

Let us know at #bbcsportsday.

'Bale was going nowhere'


Gareth Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett insists the Wales international was never close to leaving Real Madrid this summer and he hopes to remain at the Bernabeu for the remainder of his career.

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Manchester United were linked with the 26-year-old but Barnett dismissed the rumours.

"He was nowhere near leaving - that was all stupid paper talk," he said. "He is very happy at Real Madrid and hopefully he'll stay for the rest of his career. "He's loving it there and things are going well for him."

Jones to replace Dickov


A little more on the news that Doncaster Rovers have sacked manager Paul Dickov.

It has been announced that defender Rob Jones will replace Dickov on a temporary basis.

Dickov was in charge of the club for 113 games, winning 34 of them, after replacing Brian Flynn.

They lost 1-0 at Gillingham on Saturday and are 17th in League One.

Ward under pressure

Great Britain v Australia (18-20 September)

James Ward faces competition from Kyle Edmund for GB's 2nd singles spot. Both are named in the team - alongside the Murrays and Dom Inglot

Ward has lost 9 in a row since Wimbledon but does have a chance to stop the rot when he plays world no 430 in a Challenger in France later

Froome to miss World Championships

Road cycling

Gareth Rhys Owen

Presenter & commentator, BBC Wales Sport

Two time Tour de France champion Chris Froome is set to miss the World Road Cycling Championships.

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Team Sky principle Sir David Brailsford has suggested Froome will not compete in Virginia in 10 days time after fracturing his foot riding in the Vuelta in Spain.

"He’s got a fracture in his foot, and he’ll be off the bike for a couple of weeks, that’s for sure," Brailsford said.

‘It looks very unlikely [he’ll compete at the worlds]. We don’t want to take any risks."

'It's always exciting'

Great Britain v Australia (September 18-20)

Speaking about the tie, Andy Murray said: “It's always exciting playing in the Davis Cup in front of a home crowd and I love being part of a team and representing my country.

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"Australia are a very experienced nation with a proven track record, and while it will be tough, we’ll go into the semi-final with the belief that we can do it. 

"The crowd will certainly play a part, we have had amazing support in our last two home ties, and we are all looking forward to this one."