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Summary

  1. Klopp: "I am the normal one"
  2. Blatter lodges appeal against Fifa suspension
  3. Rotherham appoint Neil Redfearn as new manager
  4. Massa fastest in rain-hit Russian GP second practice
  5. NI qualify for first tournament since 1986

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By Libby Dawes and James Gheerbrant

All times stated are UK

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That's all for today from Sportsday. We'll be live again at 08:00 BST tomorrow morning. Join us then - for now, goodbye.

Rooney to receive special boot

Football

Wayne Rooney not playing tonight but receiving special golden boot from Sir Bobby Charlton before kick-off. #50

Wayne Rooney not playing tonight but receiving special golden boot from Sir Bobby Charlton before kick-off. #50

You can follow events at Wembley in our live text, which will be up and running very shortly on the BBC Sport homepage...

Bale to start for Wales v Bosnia

Football

Juliette Ferrington

BBC Sport

Wales manager Chris Coleman has confirmed Gareth Bale will start for Wales in their Euro 2016 qualifier against Bosnia-Herzegovina tomorrow night.

Wales need a just a point from their last two qualifying games to confirm their place in next year's Euro 2016 tournament in France.

Bale suffered a calf injury last month on club duty with Real Madrid.

England set for Estonia meeting

Football

England take on Estonia in Euro 2016 qualification at Wembley tonight.

Roy Hodgson's side may already be safely qualified, but there will be plenty of players desperate to deliver a great performance, not least Tottenham's Harry Kane, who despite an unconvincing start to the club season is set to get a start in place of the injured Wayne Rooney.

You'll be able to follow it all in our dedicated Euro 2016 live text.

Sutherland makes Daggers loan switch

Football

League Two side Dagenham & Redbridge have signed Queens Park Rangers midfielder Frankie Sutherland on a one-month loan deal.

The 21-year-old, who is yet to make his first-team debut for Rangers, will be with the Daggers until 5 November.

Who could break into England side?

Football

England are already safely qualified for Euro 2016, but will they stick with the team that got them there? Or can some new names force their way into the team ahead of the tournament in France?

Radio 5 live have put together a Fringe XI made up of players not in the current squad - do you reckon any of these players can force their way in?

8 months until @england's first game at #Euro2016. We've put together a fringe XI - who can break into the squad?

8 months until @england's first game at #Euro2016. We've put together a fringe XI - who can break into the squad?

Scotland face disciplinary action

Football

Uefa has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Scottish Football Association over "insufficient organisation" and "field invasions by supporters" during their Euro 2016 qualifying draw against Poland at Hampden Park last night.

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#KloppSongs

Here Klopp comes to save the day. More trophies aren't far away!! He's now here to wrong a right & bring back the Anfield fight! #KloppSongs

#KloppSongs I say a hip hop, Klopp has signed for the Kop, some say he'll be a flop, but I think he'll rise em to the top

Zimbabwe beat Ireland

Cricket

Zimbabwe have beaten Ireland by two wickets in the first one-day international in Harare.

Gary Wilson made an unbeaten 70 and Ed Joyce 53 as Ireland made 219-8.

Craig Ervine and Sikandar Raza both hit fifties in reply as Zimbabwe squeezed home with six balls to spare.

Strachan still best man - Dalglish

Football

Scotland legend Kenny Dalglish believes manager Gordon Strachan should stay in charge - despite presiding over a failed qualification campaign for Euro 2016.

"I think you're off your head if you think you're going to get anybody better," he told BBC Scotland. 

"It's always the manager that gets it, but why change the manager if you can't get a better one? It was a difficult group to get out of, so the disappointment should be overruled by common sense."

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Defensive duo stay with Cobblers

Football

Northampton Town have extended the loan deals of defenders Darnell Furlong and Shaun Brisley until 14 November.

Brilliant Burgess can shine in union - Folau

Rugby Union

Australia full-back Israel Folau has backed England's Sam Burgess to shine in rugby union.

Burgess switched from rugby league to the 15-man code less than a year ago and was criticised by some for his role in England's crucial World Cup defeat by Wales - after which he was dropped from the starting XV.

But Folau, himself a convert from league, said: "I think Sam's a brilliant player and his progress, from my point of view, has been going good. He is a great athlete who can do really well in the union game and I hope he does."

Sam Burgess
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Using #KloppSongs

Klopp with a calm character in the press. Good appointment; no one will remember sweet presser when things start to go wrong #bbcsportsday

1st press conference so much positivity...nailed it...the #klopp is ticking already ... #believer #bbcsportsday

#Klopp the name of our gaffer rhymes with The KOP, Top, Cup etc everything #LFC stands for & very easy to make a song for #bbcsportsday

Send us your best Klopp songs then using #KloppSongs - we are aware that's not the most original hashtag...

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#KloppSongs "The only way is Klopp! Jurgen, for Liverpool now!" To Yazz & the Plastic population "The only way is Up!" #nolennonmccartney

Thanks Glyn, this is going to be in our heads all evening now...

Bayliss mulls tough call on Wood and Finn

Cricket

More on England's preparations for the first Test against Pakistan. 

Bowler Steven Finn took 4-16 in the final warm-up match against Pakistan A and head coach Trevor Bayliss says it will be hard to choose between him and Mark Wood for the third seamer's spot in the Test XI.

"They both bowled very well," Bayliss said. "Finn finished with wickets in this match but Wood bowled extremely well in the first [warm-up] and on another day could have taken a bag-full. That will be a tough call."

Rotherham appoint Redfearn

Football

More on the news that Rotherham United have appointed Neil Redfearn as their new manager.

Redfearn, who has been out of work since leaving Leeds in the summer, has penned a two-and-a-half year deal with the Championship club and replaces Steve Evans, who surprisingly left last week. 

The 50-year-old beat off competition from more than 50 applicants, with his first game in charge at Brentford next weekend. 

BreakingRotherham appoint Redfearn

Football

BREAKING NEWS: #rufc have appointed Neil Redfearn as the club's first team manager. More to follow...

BREAKING NEWS: #rufc have appointed Neil Redfearn as the club's first team manager. More to follow...

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Using #KloppSongs

Can anyone do better than this effort from Kenny's son, Paul?

🎶Klopp, is the normal one, German but Scouse at heart🎶 To the tune of Stop in the name of love.

NBA star Sefolosha acquitted

Basketball

NBA star Thabo Sefolosha has been found not guilty of resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and obstruction in a court case in New York.

Atlanta Hawks guard Sefolosha was charged after an incident outside a New York nightclub in April in which he broke his leg in a struggle with police after fellow NBA player Chris Copeland was stabbed in the abdomen.

Big Sam back in business?

Football

The Sun's North East football reporter thinks so...

Sam Allardyce set to accept #safc job. Appointment could be announced as soon as tonight. thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/s…

Given ruled out, Elliott called up

Football

Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given has been ruled out the final Euro 2016 qualifier against Poland on Sunday.

Given hobbled off during the win over Germany yesterday and was replaced by West Ham keeper Darren Randolph.

Newcastle keeper Rob Elliot has been drafted in as cover.

Shay Given
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Geraint sends his best...

Road Cycling

There must be something in the water at Whitchurch High School in Cardiff...

Former pupil, cyclist Geraint Thomas, has sent a good luck message to his old school pals Sam Warburton and Gareth Bale for their big matches this weekend...

Look at these adorable little faces.... Actually, Sam Warburton's face wasn't ever that little was it.

Wales sport
BBC

Gotze out for 10-12 weeks

Football

Bayern Munich midfielder Mario Gotze could be out for up to three months after suffering an injury in Germany's 1-0 Euro 2016 qualifying defeat by the Republic of Ireland.

The 22-year-old hobbled off midway through the first half in Dublin with an injury to his left adductor.

Mario Gotze
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Stelling named honorary Pools president

Football

Jeff Stelling
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TV presenter Jeff Stelling has been named honorary president of Hartlepool United, replacing Peter Mandelson.

 "Jeff is the highest-profile Pools fan ever and he's the only person for the job," Pools' chief executive Russ Green told the club's official website.

Stelling said: "When I was standing on the terraces as a seven-year-old I never dreamt that one day the club would ask me to be honorary president."

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Using #bbcsportsday or via the BBC Sport Facebook page

#bbcsportsday Unless they are introducing a 'Press Conference Cup' I still can't see any silverware for LFC in the near future.

All hail Jurgen "the normal one" Klopp. Early days and the proof will be results, but a very positive start #bbcsportsday

The Duke of Cambridge does the honours...

Rugby Union

Huge honour for squad to receive their match jerseys from HRH The Duke of Cambridge this afternoon @KensingtonRoyal

Huge honour for squad to receive their match jerseys from HRH The Duke of Cambridge this afternoon @KensingtonRoyal

Jurgen .N. Klopp... What does the N stand for?

Football

Jurgen Klopp
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Did you know...

Klopp is only the second German ever to manage in the Premier League. The first was Felix Magath who took charge of Fulham in 2014. 

His middle name is Norbert.  

Klopp loves long walks and has admitted that he often strolls home after matches to think about what he could have done better.  

Read more about the new Liverpool manager here including what is so special about his barnet...

How would you spend £260m?

Football

The Football Association has launched its biggest survey into grassroots football as they look to invest a record £260m into the amateur game.

Players, coaches, referees as well as staff and volunteers from a 400,000-strong grassroots football workforce are encouraged to take part.

The FA plans to improve facilities and coaching, as well as increase the number of people taking part.

"This is the FA listening to people," said FA spokesman Tony Snow.

The survey will run to 30 October and those involved involved in the grassroots game can contribute by clicking on this link. 

Any of these appeal to you?

Football

Have a look at today's nine Euro 2016 qualifiers. All start at 19:45 BST.

Fixtures
BBC

Follow our live text commentary on England v Estonia and updates on all matches from 18:00 BST.

Nigerian star targets sixth Olympics

Table Tennis

NigerianOlufunke Oshonaikeis targeting her sixth Olympics next year - and it may not be 41-year-old’s last.

In an interview with BBC Sportworld, she reveals the secrets of her longevity but has a message for anyone thinking of taking up her sport: “You have to be very, very intelligent to play table tennis because it requires a lot of brain work.”

You can hear more about her storyhere.

Olufunke Oshonaike
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Moeen 'more than likely' to open

Cricket

England head coach Trevor Bayliss says Moeen Ali is "more than likely" to open the batting with Alastair Cook in the first Test against Pakistan.

That is despite Moeen being out twice in one day - for seven and 20 - as England toiled on the second and final day of their warm-up match against Pakistan A.

Alex Hales, considered Moeen's main rival for the opening spot, made nine. The first Test begins on Tuesday.

Meeting the 'normal one'

Football

Ben Smith

BBC Sport

"Normal was not the word that came to mind after half an hour in the presence of Jurgen Klopp.

"Deep in the bowels of Anfield's Centenary Stand, a room heaving with the world's media had been utterly captivated, charmed by Liverpool's charismatic new manager."

Read the rest of Ben Smith's report of the Klopp news conference this morning.

When the Grand Final came of age

Rugby League

At Old Trafford on Saturday, Leeds Rhinos and Wigan Warriors will face each other for the right to be crowned Super League champions.

The two captains - Kevin Sinfield and Sean O'Loughlin - have had their fair share of Grand Final appearances over the years.

Kevin Sinfield and Sean O'Loughlin
PA

Back in 1998, the two teams met in the first ever Super League Grand Final. Wigan won 10-4, and a radical new concept was born.

Kris Radlinski and Iestyn Harris, who played for Wigan and Leeds respectively in that match, look back at the game itself and how the event has grown over the past 17 years.

Wales will fight fire with fire - Edwards

Rugby Union

Shaun Edwards
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Assistant coach Shaun Edwards says Wales will fight fire with fire when they face Australia in a decisive Rugby World Cup match on Saturday.

Both teams have already qualified, but the winner of Saturday's match will avoid South Africa in the quarter-finals.

"We want to attack as much as we can, but we know what a potent attacking unit Australia are," Edwards said.

 "We will have to be at our best offensively and defensively." 

Folau admits ankle worry

Rugby Union

Israel Folau admits ankle "not 100 percent" but still starts against Wales tomorrow. #bbcsportsday #RWC2015

Israel Folau admits ankle "not 100 percent" but still starts against Wales tomorrow. #bbcsportsday #RWC2015

Bayern are the best - Dortmund boss

Football

Thomas Tuchel
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Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel tells BBC World Football that Bayern Munich are a step ahead of everyone right now.

Champions Bayern are already seven points above Dortmund.

"They manage to create an atmosphere of greatness,” says Tuchel, who replaced Jurgen Klopp in the summer. “It's their right to be the best."

Former Bayern skipper Lothar Matthaus thinks the race for the Bundesliga is already over and says: “I've never seem them so strong."

Hear more here. 

We know you have been waiting for it...

Earlier we asked: Who are the four teams Leeds Rhinos have played against in a Super League Grand Final? 

The answers to the Question of Sport teaser were of course..... 

Bradford Bulls, St Helens, Warrington Wolves and Wigan Warriors

Great job you lot. Too good aren't you. Too good.

bbc-coverageUnsung heroes

The BBC’s annual search for people who use their spare time making sport happen in our area is underway.   

If you know an inspiring volunteer, why not nominate them for one of our Unsung Hero awards? You have until midnight on Thursday, 22 October to submit your champion.  

You can find out more about the award and how to nominate at www.bbc.co.uk/unsunghero, or ring 08000 680 949 to get a form sent by port.  

Calls are free from mobiles and landlines.  

The lucky person chosen locally will be off to Belfast in December for the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year show.

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@BBCSport With England already qualified, I will #SwitchSides to Switzerland. I live there, and wife is Swiss, so not much choice really!