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Summary

  1. Man City face Dynamo Kiev at 19:45 GMT
  2. "Nobody knows" - Mourinho on Man Utd job
  3. Injured Kane to miss Spurs v Fiorentina
  4. De Gea ruled out for Man Utd v Midtjylland
  5. #bbcsportsday: 'Worst sporting cameos'

Live Reporting

By Elizabeth Hudson and Emlyn Begley

All times stated are UK

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Sportsday Live

That's it for Sportsday Live for Wednesday. There will be more of the same from 08:00 GMT on Thursday.

A reminder that you can hear live commentary of Manchester City's Champions League last 16 tie on BBC Radio 5 live from 19:45 with Conor McNamara and Mark Lawrenson and you can give your views after to the 5 Live Social.

The live text for that game starts at 18:30.

And for all of the sports news, you've got the BBC Sport website.

Have a good evening.

Lomas tips City to progress

Dynamo Kiev v Manchester City (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

BBC Radio 5 Live

Steve Lomas has told BBC Radio 5 live that he believes Manchester City can get a positive result away to Dynamo Kiev in their Champions League last 16 first leg tie in under three hours.

“It’ll be a tough game," says the former City midfielder. "The ban on fans has been lifted so it will be a partisan crowd but I think City will certainly be looking to get an away goal. 

"They would take a draw going back to the Etihad but there will never be a greater opportunity for them to progress. I think they’ve just got enough to do it."

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Daley confident of British success

Diving

Nick Hope

BBC Sport, Olympic Sport reporter

Tom Daley tells me he believes Rio 2016 could be British diving’s best ever Olympics.

The team followed up last year’s record-breaking World Championships by securing 11 of 12 possible places at the Games through this month’s Rio World Cup.

“The most we’ve ever won is one medal at an Olympics, but now there is so much strength and it’s the strongest team we’ve ever had,” he tells BBC Sport.

“We can definitely win medals and it’s really exciting because there is potential in every single event.”

English clubs 'treat away games differently'

Premiership

London Irish backs coach Clark Laidlaw says the attitude of Premiership clubs towards away games is in stark contrast to what he encountered in southern hemisphere Super Rugby.

"I came from a competition where away games are at the other side of the world and we didn't really change tack about we approached a game," said the Scot, who was previously part of the coaching staff at New Zealand's Wellington Hurricanes.

"There is almost a French mentality here that, when you go away from home it becomes more difficult."

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'The focus is very definition upon our game'

England v Ireland (Sat, 16:50 GMT)

England forwards coach Steve Borthwick told BBC Radio 5 live: "Ireland are a good side and they’ve got good players and are a very well coached side. 

"We do the analysis on the opposition but the focus is very definitely upon our game, what we are trying to achieve.

"We have made progress, our set piece, our scrum certainly improved from Scotland to Italy, our line-out started strong in Scotland but wasn’t as strong as it could have been in Rome so we need to make sure our set piece is strong because it is going to be tested this weekend. 

"But the attitude the boys have brought has been first class. We know we have got areas to work on and develop."

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Jose Mourinho waiting for 'right move'
Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says he "misses" football, but despite all the rumours regarding his future he is still waiting for the "right move".

Fifa candidate reaction

Football

Prince Ali bin al-Hussein said: "My central point throughout the campaign has been the honesty and integrity of the election, principles worth fighting for. 

"I advocated for transparent voting booths on behalf of FA presidents who want to vote their conscience, without worrying that someone with a different agenda is looking over their shoulder. 

"I fought for them at Fifa and at Cas, and brought transparent booths to Zurich to eliminate any excuse for not using them. I have done all I can. 

"I regret that the system let us down. The only positive aspect of today’s ruling is it that the election will now go forward as planned, and the media will be closely watching for any evidence that anyone is photographing their ballot. 

"It is now imperative that voters abide by the ban on mobile phones and cameras in the voting booth. I look forward to Friday’s vote and remain as committed as ever to the goal of reforming Fifa."

BreakingPrince Ali fails in election postponement bid

Football

Prince Ali bin al-Hussein has had his request to postpone Friday's Fifa presidential election dismissed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, he has announced.

On this day

Cricket

2015: Chris Gayle became the first person to score a double century in a World Cup match as he struck 16 sixes in an innings of 215 in West Indies' victory over Zimbabwe.

Chris Gayle
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Landmark win for Djokovic

Tennis

Novak Djokovic has just beaten Malek Jaziri 6-1 6-2 in the second round at the Dubai Championships. 

That's the Serb's 700th career win. Not bad.

.@DjokerNole joins illustrious company with win at @DDFTennis. Read: bit.ly/1Qy8VPY #Nole700 #ATP

.@DjokerNole joins illustrious company with win at @DDFTennis. Read: bit.ly/1Qy8VPY #Nole700 #ATP

Professional boxers to become eligible for Olympics

Boxing

Top professional boxers will become eligible to compete in this summer's Rio Olympics under new proposals being pushed through by the sport's world governing body, AIBA. 

Its president, Dr Ching-Kuo Wu, has indicated that the last remaining barriers preventing full-time professionals competing in the Games are set to be abolished within a matter of months. 

"We want the best boxers to come to the Olympic Games. It is AIBA's 70th birthday, and we want something to change - not after four years, but now."

Manchester United news conference

Man Utd v Midtjylland (Thur, 20:05 GMT)

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

You just never know what you are going to get with Louis van Gaal.

His use of a risque word - horny - to describe how Manchester United must combat Midtjylland in the Europa League tomorrow had Juan Mata shuffling in his seat and will set the sub-editors to work on some imaginative headlines for Thursday's papers.

More importantly, Van Gaal admitted for the first time the immense criticism of him might be affecting his players.

Try as he might to highlight the strengths of United's Danish opponents, if they fail to overcome a 2-1 first leg deficit at Old Trafford, the criticism that has been so fierce since just before Christmas will cranked up another notch.

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Hampden to get new pitch

Football

A new pitch will be laid at Hampden Park ahead of next month's Scottish League Cup final.

Concerns had been expressed over the state of the surface following an unusually wet winter. 

The work will start immediately after the League Two clash between Queen's Park and Berwick on 5 March and will be ready for the Cup game between Hibernian and Ross County on 13 March.

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Senior players need to step up - Lomas

Dynamo Kiev v Manchester City (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

BBC Radio 5 Live

Former Manchester City midfielder Steve Lomas has told BBC Radio 5 live that Manuel Pellegrini's side will never have a better opportunity to advance in the Champions League when they face Dynamo Kiev in the first leg of their last 16 tie on Wednesday night.

"What’s key for Man City, not just for this game but to the end of the season, is that the five senior players; Zabaleta, Kompany, Yaya, Silva and Aguero, all stay fit and perform," he said. 

"They’re the leadership of the club and they’ve had a lot of injury problems.

"Mangala and Otamendi have both struggled and without Vincent Kompany’s leadership they’ve had to go back to Demichelis – who at the start of the season would have only been looking at playing five or 10 games."

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'Daly is a great lad'

England v Ireland (Sat, 16:50 GMT)

Chris Jones

BBC rugby reporter

Wasps' 23-year-old centre Elliot Daly has been included in the matchday squad for the first time for England's Six Nations game against Ireland on Saturday and is set to make his international debut off the bench.

Full-back Mike Brown says he has been impressed with Daly's attitude in camp. 

"He's come in full of energy, he's a great lad on and off the field," Brown told BBC Radio 5 live. 

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"He's been a brilliant player in the Premiership, so it will be interesting to see how he makes the next step up.

"It's always exciting to see these young lads coming through, but for me it's about setting a good example on and off the field in the way I train and play."

Manchester United news conference

Man Utd v Midtjylland (Thur, 20:05 GMT)

Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata was asked how hard it is to win the Europa League.

"It is a lot of games," he said. I have won it [with Chelsea]. I am very proud of it. 

"It [tiredness] is not an issue. It was not that season when we won it. I played more games than ever and felt good. The passion is bigger than tiredness in your legs. That is not an issue at all."

Juan Mata celebrates Chelsea's Europa League success
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Manchester United news conference

Man Utd v Midtjylland (Thur, 20:05 GMT)

Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata: "The only thing I have in my mind is to perform as well as I can. 

"My only idea is to win. We need to play better than we did last week. We need to adapt. It is not about what I say or write.

"The fans want players to win and feel happy with trophies. Hopefully we can lift the trophy. It has a double meaning. The first time for the club and also win the Europa League to qualify for the Champions League."

Juan Mata
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On criticism, he said: "No-one knows how I played last week better than myself. I am not bothered. I was very sad and frustrated because of the result and the fans. Not with the criticism.

"We play. We want the best for the club and supporters. We feel their frustration because it is our frustration. I will always try my best. That is my duty."

Manchester United news conference

Man Utd v Midtjylland (Thur, 20:05 GMT)

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal on how the criticism of him is affecting the team: "Maybe it can be an influence. There is a lot of criticism. They have to use their tools to ignore it. You have to prepare yourself properly. It should not be an influencing subject."

On whether opponents will be more motivated because they are playing at Old Trafford: "I was not a great player but I was always at my best in a full stadium. Coming to Old Trafford is the match of their lives. Top teams have to cope with that."

Asked whether United have to show desire and hunger to combat that, he said: "They are good words. Desire, hungry."

Louis van Gaal
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Manchester United star hails Giggs influence

Football

According to Sky Sports, Memphis Depay has highlighted the 'inspirational' mentoring of Ryan Giggs as a key factor in his continued development at Manchester United. 

"Ryan Giggs is a legend," Depay said. "He talks a lot with me and gives me advice to equip me. He has experienced everything already so he helps with all kinds of things, he works a lot with me."

Memphis Depay
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Manchester United news conference

Man Utd v Midtjylland (Thur, 20:05 GMT)

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has confirmed Antonio Valencia is not fit to play tomorrow. Marcos Rojo could play 20 minutes.

David de Gea will not play.

David De Gea
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Nagatomo tipped to reject Man Utd approach

Football

The Manchester Evening News reports that Inter Milan full-back Yuto Nagatomo will reject an approach by Manchester Unted.

The Old Trafford club tried to sign a full-back on loan in the January transfer window with the 29-year-old among those linked with a move.

“We haven’t set any meetings up yet and at the moment there are no major developments,” the agent told website FCInter1908.it.

“We have offers from English clubs, but Nagatomo wants to stay in Italy and specifically with Inter.”

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'Wembley win can help Reds win more'

Football

Simon Mignolet
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Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet believes a League Cup final win on Sunday against Manchester City could start a reign of success for the Reds.

He told Sky Sports: "I remember for Chelsea a few years back, it was the League Cup they won and after that they managed to win a lot of trophies.

"It gives everybody a confidence boost when you win your first trophy for a long time.

"For this young group of lads, I think it could be something that pushes us on to be even hungrier for trophies."

'Man City's best chance yet'

Dynamo Kiev v Manchester City (Wed, 19:45 GMT)

Conor McNamara

BBC Radio 5 live commentator

Manchester City have never progressed further than this in the Champions League but their fans will feel that this time the club have given themselves their best chance yet. By winning their group, Manchester City have avoided one of the big guns at this stage.

Dynamo Kiev are managed by former Tottenham striker Sergei Rebrov, who has had an impressive start to his coaching career. He won the domestic double last year and is currently joint top of the Ukrainian league alongside Shakhtar Donetsk.

You can listen to live commentary of the game with Conor and Mark Lawrenson tonight on BBC Radio 5 live and on the BBC Sport website.

Sergei Rebrov
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The question was Australia beat NZ to become the world's No.1 Test side, which 4 victorious players have 5 letter surnames?

Jol v McLeish

Football

نرحب بمدرينا الجديد مارتن يول Welcome our new coach Martin Jol

نرحب بمدرينا الجديد مارتن يول Welcome our new coach Martin Jol

Al Ahly have named Martin Jol as their new head coach. One of his managerial rivals in the Egyptian league will be Alex McLeish - who agreed to take over Zamalek this week.

Highlights: Dundee 5-0 Dumbarton
Dundee comfortably beat Dumbarton in a Scottish Cup replay (UK only).

Manchester United news conference

Man Utd v Midtjylland (Thur, 20:05 GMT)

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

Europa League
BBC Sport

It's not the Uefa press conference backdrop Louis van Gaal had in mind in the summer. But Manchester United are not only in the Europa League, they will be embarrassingly out of it tomorrow night unless they can overturn a first-leg deficit against Danish outfit FC Midtjylland.

For someone who began their managerial career winning the Champions League with Ajax, it would be a chastening experience.

Van Gaal and United midfielder Juan Mata are due to address the media at 15:30 GMT.

Liverpool news conference

Liverpool v Augsburg (Thur, 18:00 GMT)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: "The situation is clear to us. There's no reason to play FC Augsburg's game, we need to assert ourselves and play our game."

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Richard Newlove: Adrian Morley, first Test against Australia in 2003, sent off after 12 seconds for a high tackle, fastest dismissal in Test rugby league.  

Emeka Adukwu: How can I forget Mr Depay's cameo appearance against Chelsea - it was his sloppy pass that led to Costa's equaliser and the picture still plays in my head. Not surprised though because that young man is anything but good.

Hull KR caretaker wants the job

Rugby league

Hull KR assistant Willie Poching says he would like the head coach job after being named caretaker boss.

Chris Chester was sacked this morning.

Poching, 42, said: "I'm really excited. I've been 10 years as an assistant and I'm not a head coach yet - I'm just holding the fort. 

Willie Poching
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"It's not the way I would have envisaged or liked but I've got a job to do. I'm genuinely excited to work with the players we have here."

When asked if he would like the job, he said: "Definitely. I've waited almost 10 years for a chance to come along. 

"I've bided my time, I've done an apprenticeship. I came into this gig as a coach to one day be in charge of a team and I still harbour that ambition."

Schmidt given touchline ban

Football

Bayer Leverkusen coach Roger Schmidt has been banned from the touchline for at least three matches after failing to leave the touchline when he was sent off during last weekend's defeat against Borussia Dortmund.

A German football federation tribunal on Wednesday imposed the ban for 'repeated unsportsmanlike behaviour'.

Roger Schmidt and referee Felix Zwayer
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Referee Felix Zwayer sent off Schmidt on Sunday after he complained vociferously over the positioning of a free kick in the build-up to Dortmund's winning goal. Schmidt refused to go, and Zwayer walked off himself. The game was interrupted for eight minutes. 

Schmidt has to serve the three-match ban immediately, with another ban of two matches is suspended and he was also fined 20,000 euros (£15,800).

Liverpool news conference

Liverpool v Augsburg (Thur, 18:00 GMT)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: "In this competition we've got big aims but that relies on performances and that's what we have to show against Augsburg."   

Liverpool news conference

Liverpool v Augsburg (Thur, 18:00 GMT)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is not thinking about Sunday's League Cup final with Manchester City yet.

"If you think about the second step before the first step you will always fall down."

And now some team news...

"Dejan Lovren was one day in training, now he is ill. Joe Allen and Adam Lallana are not available." 

Liverpool news conference

Liverpool v Augsburg (Thur, 18:00 GMT)

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been asked about injury-prone striker Daniel Sturridge.

"He is a really good footballer and now he is able to play which is what we want to see all the time."  

Liverpool news conference

Liverpool v Augsburg (Thur, 18:00 GMT)

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge: "I'm very ambitious, very determined to help Liverpool have success, and I want to be on the pitch playing every game."   

Liverpool news conference

Liverpool v Augsburg (Thur, 18:00 GMT)

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge: "It's been a difficult time being injured but it's part of football and I'm looking forward to the future with Liverpool.

"It's important for the collective to be ready for two big games. We're prepared and hopefully we can get the job done."

Daniel Sturridge
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Liverpool news conference

Liverpool v Augsburg (Thur, 18:00 GMT)

Liverpool's news conference for their game with Augsburg tomorrow has just started. Jurgen Klopp and Daniel Sturridge are the men in the seats.

Quigg & Frampton ready for Manchester bout

Boxing

World super-bantamweight champions Scott Quigg and Carl Frampton are preparing for their unification fight in Manchester on Saturday.

BBC Sport looks ahead to the fight and speaks to some of the key figures involved.

Scott Quigg and Carl Frampton
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Mateja Kezman
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Mateja Kezman came on for Yugoslavia against Norway at Euro 2000 - but was sent off within seconds