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Summary

  1. R. Ireland will reach Euros if they beat Bosnia (19:45 GMT)
  2. Mason replaces Delph in England squad
  3. Murray beats Ferrer 6-4 6-4 at World Tour Finals
  4. McDowell wins OHL Classic in Mexico

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By Luke Reddy and Jack Skelton

All times stated are UK

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Can O'Neill lead Republic to France?

Football

Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane
Reuters

Don't forget we have coverage of the second leg of Republic of Ireland's crucial Euro 2016 play-off against Bosnia-Herzegovina. The tie is all square at 1-1 but Martin O'Neill's side have a crucial away goal and will have the hopes of a nation behind them. Kick-off is at 19:45 GMT. You can follow all the build-up right here.

And with that, we say goodbye from another day on Sportsday. Goodbye.

France news conference

Football

Joe Wilson

BBC News sports correspondent

"Today's media conference was a serious, sombre occasion with both France's captain and manager addressing the magnitude of the occasion. 

"As Didier Deschamps described it, this match is a 'duty'. Hugo Lloris meanwhile spoke of a 'moment of solidarity' between France and England. It's clear that the decision to go ahead with this game was made by the Federation and the players are doing their best to get in the right frame of mind to actually perform. But as Deschamps said, this match now has a significance to the French nation far beyond French football."

McNamara future yet to be decided

Rugby League

The Rugby Football League will take its time over the possible re-appointment of Steve McNamara as England coach, with a decision not expected until the New Year at the earliest. 

The 44-year-old former Bradford boss' tenure came after leading England to a series-clinching win over New Zealand on Saturday. He will now return to the Sydney Roosters, where he works full-time as an assistant coach. 

RFL chief executive Nigel Wood said: "We will sit down with Steve at an appropriate time in the coming months to discuss the progress of the England programme and the national team and to talk about the future."

England-France friendly

Football

London mayor Boris Johnson, who will attend the England-France friendly on Tuesday night said it was "absolutely right" for the match to go ahead, in spite of the attacks in Paris. 

"The horrific atrocities perpetrated in Paris on Friday were an attack on our very way of life, our freedom, our democracy," he said. "Of course we can never be complacent, and tomorrow's game will be policed appropriately, but I can't think of a better riposte to this ideology of hate than to carry on with our lives, our loves and our passions."

Connacht's Russian adventure

Rugby Union

Connacht are still enduring a difficult journey back from Russia almost two days after their Challenge Cup game against Enisei-STM ended.

The Irish province beat the Siberian team 31-14 but then saw their chartered flight home cancelled after the plane developed a technical problem.

Following a total of two extra nights in Krasnoyarsk, the team made it as far as Moscow earlier today before splitting into groups with some going on to London while others may be forced to stay the night in Amsterdam.

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Quigg v Frampton News Conference

Boxing

Carl Frampton faces off with Scott Quigg
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IBF super-bantamweight champion Frampton warned WBA title holder Quigg he would be booed in his home town of Manchester thanks to the legion of fans supporting the Northern Irish fighter.

"I’m positive I’m going to have more fans in the arena than Scott will have – I’m not trying to put the lad down but he doesn’t sell tickets," said Frampton.

"I don’t know what it’s going to be like for him standing in Manchester on the ramp as a home fighter and getting booed or a worse reception than me."

Quigg responded: "Me being booed? No chance. It’s a fight that I know I’m better than him in every department."

Quigg v Frampton News Conference

Boxing

Elsewhere, Scott Quigg and Carl Frampton have given a feisty news conference ahead of their super-bantamweight world title unification match.

The bout takes place in Manchester on 27 February, with each fighter already taking a different approach to the build up.

Quigg said: "Signing the contract was my Christmas – I won’t be celebrating Christmas this year, I’ll be in the gym fully focused on 27 February and I 100% believe I’ll win that fight on the night."

Frampton replied: "Although Scott won’t be enjoying Christmas I will be, I’ve got a couple of kids to enjoy it with. I'll have Christmas dinner, take it nice and easy as we’re still two months away from the fight."

France train on Wembley pitch

Football

France train on Wembley
Pa

After goalkeeper Hugo Lloris spoke to the media, he has now joined other players in a training session at Wembley. 

Prince to attend England-France friendly

Football

During the France news conference, Kensington Palace said: "As President of the Football Association, the Duke of Cambridge Prince William will attend Tuesday's football match at Wembley between England and France."

France news conference

Football

Some reaction to the France news conference from journalists who were there. 

Sometimes idols in the limelight appear superhuman. Not today. Hugely impressed by Deschamps & Lloris facing media.

Sometimes idols in the limelight appear superhuman. Not today. Hugely impressed by Deschamps & Lloris facing media.

Deschamps hugely dignified & eloquent in press conference he can never have imagined. An ambassador for decency - & still hard as nails

France news conference

Football

France manager Didier Deschamps: "We have two players who have been profoundly touched by the incidents. Antoine Griezmann was fortunate to have a feeling of relief and happiness, that his sister managed to stay alive despite being at the Bataclan. As for Lassana Diarra, his life has been touched by the deep loss of a relative who he was close to. It was good he stayed with us, I have conversed with him, as all of us have, and his place has been a source of reassurance for us. We have learnt the value of unity and solidarity. I can only repeat the message Lassana has delivered on social media."  

Didier Deschamps
Reuters

France news conference

Football

France manager Didier Deschamps: "Throughout my career as a coach, football has always had an important function in everyday life. Globally, it has a strong role in society. Sport and football is a way of life in many nations. It is a strong symbol and players can give a great example and be role models on how to behave. The key, to my eye, is that we have the chance to represent those beautiful colours of blue, white and red and we will do that with pride."

France news conference

Football

France manager Didier Deschamps: "Sport in general and in particular football, which is the most popular worldwide, has always been a symbol and represents important values. After these events, these values are even more important. Those present on the field of sport tomorrow night have a duty of representing and symbolising the values of sport."

Didier Deschamps
Reuters

France news conference

Football

France manager Didier Deschamps: "I don't think it's just this group of players, but the whole of France, who will be more proud of our country than they ever were since the 13th of November. Everyone has their own way of dealing with it, but it's important tomorrow night that we are representing our country. This has never been taken lightly by this group of players and the meaning of wearing the shirt has never been forgotten in the past." 

France news conference

Football

France manager Didier Deschamps: "It has been a difficult, stressful time, but we have been together and each of us, in our way, has kept up to date with the events. Each player and individual has dealt with this in their own way. The main thing is that we have kept together and shared our grief. We have tried to focus on our work. The time has come to focus on the game and approach it with the dignity and sobriety that the situation deserves."

Didier Deschamps
Reuters

France news conference

Football

France manager Didier Deschamps: "It is the very first time a stadium, football players and supporters have been a target for a terrorist attack. But sport has a way of uniting people, sport is the very representation of economic and social life; everyday life. 

"I have always said that it is a huge source of pride for me to represent my country in sport and that has become even more important now. Sport represents a union of diversity and diversity coming together. Lassana Diarra's message put it well; sport has no colour, sport has no religion." 

France news conference

Football

France manager Didier Deschamps is asked if he has "a message for the terrorists": "It's difficult to respond, we are here as a staff and management and players, it's hard to make a comment when there have been such atrocities. 

"As a group we are thinking of the victims and their families and friends, but to be honest I don't want to talk too much on subjects not about the sport. We are representing our country in a particularly poignant moment. 

"I am really grateful for the messages of solidarity and support all over the world, but especially from the English because we are to play the match [here]. The match will be full of emotion but we have a duty to perform and give a good account of ourselves and represent our country in the right way." 

France news conference

Football

France manager Didier Deschamps: "The organiser of Euro 2016, Jacques Lambert, said from the outset that the Euros will take place in France. Uefa, with the French government and security forces will do whatever is needed to ensure it is a secure, safe event."

France news conference

Football

France manager Didier Deschamps on the team's awareness of events during Friday's game with Germany: "We were focused on the game and heard the noises. But you are so focused, you aren't aware of what it is. It was not until after, when it came to light the terrible events, what had happened. 

"When it became clear that Germany wanted to remain in the stadium, independent of what we were recommended to do by the security services, I approached Joachim Low and we said we would remain with them until the right solution was arrived at. We did not get back to Clairefontaine until the late hours. It was difficult to eat or sleep."

France news conference

Football

France manager Didier Deschamps on whether there were any concerns about playing the friendly: "We are not here to be going through a decision that was taken on Saturday morning. We are here now to take to the field to represent our country, with even more pride than we normally would and make sure the blue, white and red are proudly represented by the players on the field." 

France news conference

Football

France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris on how the events of the last few days affect Euro 2016: "That is something which will be handled by people other than me, I'm confident things will be fine but this is a question for the future." 

And on the English fans singing the Marseillaise: "It's important for us, for a group of players who will sing together and share that moment. It will be amazing if the England fans can sing the Marseillaise and share in this moment."  

Didier Deschamps and Hugo Lloris
PA

France news conference

Football

France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris: "We had some concerns about the game but the president confirmed that we have to play this game. We respect this decision. It will be a good opportunity to represent the French nation, which is more important than French football tomorrow."

France news conference

Football

France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris: "The decision to stay at Clairefontaine was taken quickly. We are human. We would like to have seen our families and those closest to us. But we have discussed the events and kept up to date. The situation has been handled very well by all the team and the backroom staff. We are ready to play tomorrow."

France news conference

Football

France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris: "Tomorrow will be a great moment of solidarity. The last three days have been dramatic and I think we were in mourning together. We spent time in Clairefontaine together and I think the president made the best decision to play this game. It will be an opportunity to show character through that game and allow us to share this moment with all the English people." 

France news conference

Football

France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris: "We have been touched by messages from all over the globe, particularly in England. I know the English very well from my time with Tottenham and I know they will help us to commemorate and do the right thing and support us before the game. We are very grateful for the messages."

France news conference

Football

France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris: "We’ve shared all our feelings and emotions amongst ourselves. It is a case of each individual to express themselves on the field and concentrate on the game from now on.

"There will be a lot of emotion from the players but we are in London and people here are respectful. It will be a great moment of solidarity."

France news conference

Football

France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris: "We have been together and talked together as a group, it has been a dramatic few days and very hard. We have been trying to keep focused and while at Clairefontaine trying to keep up with the news. We are now trying to focus our minds on doing the job on the field; to play for our country and play for the victims." 

France news conference

Football

We are awaiting members of the France team at their news conference before the friendly against England at Wembley. Hugo Lloris and Didier Deschamps are set to speak.

Elite company

Football

Rio Ferdinand is a proud man. He seemingly joins an elite list of people to speak at the Oxford Union tonight and he has decided to let Twitter know this.

26 UK Prime Ministers, 27 Nobel laureates and 47 Nobel Prize winners - really excited to be speaking at the Oxford Union today - en route!

'The loss of dreams'

Athletics

Jessica Ennis-Hill (left) on the podium at Daegu 2011
Getty Images

Toni Minichiello, the coach of Jessica Ennis-Hill (pictured far left), has spoken of the financial and emotional impact that doping in athletics can have on clean athletes. Ennis-Hill finished second at the 2011 World Championships to Russia's Tatyana Chernova, who received a backdated two-year ban for doping this year.

"Having come second people are then critical of you but no one takes that criticism back three or four years later when it turns out the person who beat you was taking drugs," he added.

"The hope now is that at some point somebody will make a decision on it and hopefully the medals will be re-awarded."

Lambert 'refreshed' for Blackburn job

Football

Paul Lambert
Rex Features

Paul Lambert says he feels refreshed for the challenge of being the new Blackburn Rovers manager. 

The 46-year-old replaced the sacked Gary Bowyer on Sunday, becoming their seventh permanent boss in seven years. 

During the nine months since he was dismissed by Aston Villa, Lambert visited clubs including Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund for advice. 

"It's been great because all the managers have been excellent," he told BBC Radio Lancashire.

"I've seen different things that we might implement here - I took a lot a way from it myself and for my own sanity it was good."

St Mirren set for stadium name change

Football

St Mirren are set to rename their stadium in support of Paisley's bid to become UK City of Culture. 

Renfrewshire Council meets on Wednesday to decide whether to approve a £66,000 two-year sponsorship deal which would see St Mirren Park renamed the Paisley 2021 Stadium. 

St Mirren chief executive Brian Caldwell said: "These proposals would see our stadium playing a key part of the City of Culture campaign and I am certain that our fans will get right behind it."

'Collision course'

Boxing

Wladimir Klitschko versus Tyson Fury poster
K2 Promotions

A new poster for Tyson Fury's heavyweight title bout with Wladimir Klitschko on 28 November has been released.

The title translates from the German into 'collision course' - perhaps apt after the fighters' recent comments about each other.

No holding back

Republic of Ireland v Bosnia - agg 1-1 (19:45 GMT)

Martin O'Neill
Reuters

Manager Martin O'Neill says Republic of Ireland will not sit on the away goal they scored in Bosnia when the sides meet on Monday night in the second leg of their Euro 2016 play-off.

A goalless draw would carry his side through after a 1-1 draw in the first leg.

"The tie is finely balanced and we have to go for the win," said O'Neill, 63.

"That has to be the mindset because Bosnia are more than capable of scoring. If we went out with any other mindset, things might not work out for us."

Bosnia will have Everton's Muhamed Besic back from suspension.

McDowell admits to career doubts

Golf

Graeme McDowell
Getty Images

Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell has admitted to having doubts about his career before winning his first title this year with a play-off success at the delayed OHL Classic in Mexico.

"You go through a year like this and you think 'am I finished? Am I good enough?'," he said. "It has been a tough year but this is special. I have been dreaming of this day and I said to myself I was going to appreciate it when it came."

Fifa candidate wants to relinquish power

Football

Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa and Sepp Blatter
Getty Images

Fifa presidential candidate Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa says that if elected, he wants to share the power previously held by Sepp Blatter and does not want a salary.

He told Associated Press: "I believe in doing things in a different way, not where the president has to do every detail in running the business."

Salman is one of five candidates who will stand for Fifa presidential elections on 26 February but they could be joined by Michel Platini if his ban is lifted.

Morrison to return?

Football

Former West Ham and Manchester United midfielder Ravel Morrison is set to leave Lazio for a Premier League return, reports the Daily Star.

The 22-year-old has played just five times this season.

'Scholesy the gem'

Football

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand pays tribute to Paul Scholes, who turns 41 today.

Happy birthday Scholesy.. Most naturally gifted footballer I have played with 👍⚽️

Happy birthday Scholesy.. Most naturally gifted footballer I have played with 👍⚽️

Security stepped up for England v France

Football

Wembley
Dave Lockwood

Scotland Yard has announced that armed police will be on duty at Wembley for Tuesday night's match between England and France.

There will also be extra officers, more police on horseback and extra searching of bags.Officers from the Metropolitan Police, British Transport Police and City of London will be on duty.

Euro 2016 will not be moved

Football

France and the Euro 2016 trophy
Getty Images

Euro 2016 will remain in France, Uefa announces.

In the wake of Friday's attacks on Paris, security fears have raised doubts on the staging of the tournament.

The governing body for football in Europe says it has worked closely with the tournament's organising committee for three years and is "confident that the necessary measures will be taken to ensure that is the case for all involved."

The draw for the tournament is on 12 December with the first fixture in Paris on 10 June.