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  1. Premier League fixtures announced
  2. 14:00 BST Russia v Slovakia
  3. 17:00 Romania v Switzerland
  4. 20:00 France v Albania
  5. Get Involved: Use #bbcsportsday

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By Matt Davis

All times stated are UK

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That's your lot for Sportsday.

The focus now shifts to the first Euro 2016 game of the day as Russia face Slovakia, which is live on BBC One, 5 live and the BBC Sport website.



A Question of Sport Teaser

Tom Lewsley: The 3 Goal Scorers were Payet, Pique and Pelle.

You're right!

Coming up

Euro 2016

Olivier Giroud of France
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Group A

Romania Switzerland, 17:00 BST

BBC Radio 5 live sport extra coverage from 16:45 BST and on the BBC Sport website.

France Albania, 20:00 BST 

BBC Radio 5 live with build up from 19:00 BST and on the BBC Sport website.

Group B

Russia v Slovakia, 14:00 BST 

Radio 5 live coverage from 13:00 BST and BBC One from 13:45 BST and on the BBC Sport website.

Liverpool-Burnley switch?

Premier League fixtures

95.8fm understands Liverpool's written to Burnley to ask to move 2nd game of season to Turf Moor in case the Main Stand expansion is delayed

Brighter at Royal Ascot

Horse Racing

The signs are day two will be an awful lot drier than the opening day of Royal Ascot.

While the ground conditions officially remain Soft, sunny spells are expected at the Berkshire track.

Wednesday's action starts with the Jersey Stakes at 14:30 BST, and you can follow commentaries on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.

Meanwhile, there is build-up to the action from our friends at BBC Berkshire here.

Racegoers arrive at Ascot

Bale limbers up

Euro 2016

Here is Gareth Bale scoring a slow mo goal in training ahead of the Battle of Britain tomorrow.

#GOAL! @GarethBale11 is limbering up for #ENGWAL tomorrow. #EURO2016 #TogetherStronger…

Kickboxing champ protects Slovakian team

Euro 2016

BBC Monitoring

The head of security for the Slovakian national team, Peter Hiznay, is on “non-stop alert” to keep the Slovakian entourage safe during the tournament, according to Slovak tabloid Novy Cas.

Former Slovak kickboxing champion Hiznay says each member of his security team is “dedicated to martial arts” and has insisted that every player records when they leave the team hotel and says where they are going. 

Hiznay isn’t distracted by events on the pitch however: “You will not believe it but I’m not interested in football,” he says. “In my life I’ve seen eight games. My job is to remain in the bowels of the stadium and to be on alert if something occurs.”    

Zlatan in Rio?


Simon Stone

BBC Sport

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been named in Sweden’s provisional 35-man Olympic squad.

Ibrahimovic, 34, is currently on Euro 2016 duty and has said he won’t make a decision on his participation until after that competition is over.

Coach Håkan Ericson is not confident Ibrahimovic will be present in Rio.

"He has said he wants to wait for make his decision until after the European Championships,” he said. There is a little gap and I want to keep it open because it would be fantastic, although my hopes are not huge.”

It is widely expected Ibrahimovic will join Manchester United once the European Championships are over.

Sweden have been drawn against Colombia, Nigeria and Japan at the Olympics. They will select their final 18-man squad next month and play Colombia in their first game on 4 August.

United play Leicester in the Community Shield at Wembley on 7 August and open their Premier League campaign at Bournemouth on 13 August.

Today's #QSTeaser from @QuestionofSport After the first round of games, name the three goal scorers whose surname begins with P? #EURO2016

Answers later.

Kyrios and Raonic to resume

Aegon Championships at Queen's

Nick Kyrgios and Milos Raonic continue their battle at Queen's today after their match was suspended on Wednesday night for poor light at one set all.

Order of play

Centre Court

Kyle Edmund (GB) v Gilles Simon (Fra)

Nick Kyrgios (Aus) v Milos Raonic (Can)

John Isner (US) v Juan Martin Del Potro (Arg) 

Janko Tipsarevic (Ser) v Marin Cilic (Cro) 

Court One]

Dan Evans (GB) v Paul-Henri Mathieu (Fra)

Steve Johnson (US) v Adrian Mannarino (Fra)  

Coverage starts on BBC Two at 13:00 BST and online from 12:00 BST.

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On this day...


David Ginola

2000: Tottenham agreed to sell French star David Ginola to Aston Villa for £3m. 

The transfer came just a year after Ginola was named PFA and WFA Footballer of the Year. Spurs supporters accused the manager George Graham of trying to purge the club of flair players.

They've just done pre match ceremony rehearsal for today's game in Lille. Yep, all looks ok there. #bbceuro2016

They've just done pre match ceremony rehearsal for today's game in Lille. Yep, all looks ok there. #bbceuro2016

You had one job!

Goals of the tournament

Euro 2016

Dimitri Payet's wonder strike on the first day, Luka Modric's volley and Gareth Bale's free-kick are all contenders.

Euro 2016: Bale, Payet, Modric among best goals so far

Team of the tournament so far?

Euro 2016

Not only team of #EURO2016 after 1st round of matches in L'Equipe but ref and coach too.

Not only team of #EURO2016 after 1st round of matches in L'Equipe but ref and coach too.

On this day...


Paul Gascoigne

1996: England went top of their Euro 96 group after beating Scotland 2-0 at Wembley. Paul Gascoigne scored a spectacular clinching goal after Alan Shearer had put England ahead and David Seaman had saved a penalty from Scotland captain Gary McAllister.

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Martin Walsh: A tough start for Arsenal and with a north London derby on the 5th of November, there will be fireworks! I'll get my coat... 

Wimbledon wildcards


Russell Fuller

BBC tennis correspondent

Laura Robson and 17-year-old Katie Swan have both been awarded wildcards for Wimbledon.

There is also a place in the main draw for Tara Moore, who reached the quarter-finals of last week's grass court event in Nottingham as a qualifier.

James Ward, Alex Ward and Liam Broady are the British men to have been awarded wildcards by the All England Club.

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New Rangers player Joey Barton got a bit confused this morning.

The SPFL fixtures are announced at 10:00 BST on Friday.

When you're excited about fixtures coming out, then you realise that you left the EPL to go to Scotland...🙈😂

Can't wait for ours to come out now. Always signals the excitement for the coming year. Be strange having a winter break.

Rio's predictions

Premier League fixtures

Oct & May automatically stand out as potentially tricky months...huge away games for @ManUtd !

Manchester United play Liverpool and Chelsea in October and Arsenal and Tottenham in May.

Birthdays today...

Michael Laudrup

Michael Laudrup - former Swansea manager and top midfielder with Denmark, Barcelona and Real Madrid, is 52.

Cedric Pioline - frenchman who reached the 1997 Wimbledon final, is 47

Justin Leonard - American golfer and winner of the Open at Troon in 1997, is 44

Abdur Razzak - Bangladesh cricketer, is 34

Katie Chapman - Chelsea Ladies football captain and England international, is also 34.

Russia v Slovakia (14:00 BST)

Euro 2016

Our BBC Russia team have sent us this picture of  Russian and Slovakian fans in central Lille this morning.

Max Lomakin

Final weekend

Premier League fixtures

Here are the fixtures for the final weekend of the season on 21 May. Will a team be crowned champions by then? Or could it go down to the wire?

Arsenal v Everton

Burnley v West Ham United

Chelsea v Sunderland

Hull City v Tottenham Hotspur

Leicester City v Bournemouth

Liverpool v Middlesbrough

Manchester United v Crystal Palace

Southampton v Stoke City

Swansea City v West Bromwich Albion

Watford v Manchester City

Get your club's full fixture listhere.

Pillow gate

Euro 2016

On our way to the airport with @SamiKhedira and @esmuellert_! #DieMannschaft

On our way to the airport with @SamiKhedira and @esmuellert_! #DieMannschaft

Why is Bastian Schweinsteiger holding a pillow? Is it his travel pillow? Did he nick it from the hotel? Is it Germany's version of England's lion mascot? We have literally no idea but he loves the joke.

Coming up

Euro 2016


Ford to start for England

Rugby Union

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George Ford is set to be rewarded for his performance off the bench in Brisbane with a place in England's starting XV for Saturday's second Test against Australia in Melbourne.

The Bath fly-half was an early replacement for Luther Burrell, setting up two tries in England's 39-28 win.

Owen Farrell is expected to move from fly-half to inside centre.

England are set to name their side on Thursday at 10:00 BST.  

Copa America


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Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez scored twice as Chile beat Panama 4-2 while Tottenham's Erik Lamela was on the score sheet as Argentina beat Bolivia 3-0.

Defending champions Chile will play Mexico in the quarter-final on Saturday with Argentina facing Venezuela the same day.



There is still time to get involved with our Predictor game for the second round of games for Euro 2016.

Pitch your predictions against friends and other fans. Create leagues and collect points to see who comes out on top.  

Play the Predictor here.

'Ronaldo is a sore loser'

Euro 2016

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Earlier we told you how Cristiano Ronaldo threw his toys out of the pram after Portugal's 1-1 draw with Iceland.

He criticised Iceland's lack of ambition and refused to shake the hands of the Iceland players.

Former Charlton and Iceland defender Hermann Hreidarsson has hit back at Ronaldo.

“It's petty in a way," he told Radio 5 live. "He's a sore loser obviously."

"He thought he could have goals handed to him on a plate or he didn't have to work for it. 

"If he would have worked as hard as every Icelandic player he wouldn't have had to say anything because I'm sure he would have got his rewards. He didn't fancy it on the day and he just got beaten up."

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Your reaction to the Premier League fixtures being released

Diana Brighouse: New fixture list :) Glad we've got an away game the day of my daughter's wedding! #saintsfc

Steven Jerjian: First 3 away games for #LFC - Arsenal, Tottenham Chelsea. Big test for Klopp.. #PLfixtures 

Joiny Beans: Hull fan, so I expect to be fighting for safety. I'm scared about the last 4 games. 11 out of 12 points there - I'd be happy. 

International break

Premier League fixtures

Simon Stone

BBC Sport

Premier League managers are not the only ones who keep a close eye on fixtures release day.

For international managers also get affected, especially when matches involving their players get moved for TV.

So Roy Hodgson, if he remains in charge of England beyond Euro 2016, might not be too happy to find some of the games that immediately precede World Cup qualifiers.

Tottenham and Liverpool, who between them are responsible for 10 of Hodgson’s 23-man squad in France, play in the last round of matches before the September internationals, Tottenham v Man City is before October’s.

Arsenal have a North London derby against Tottenham before England play Scotland on 11 November.

And Manchester City play Liverpool  and Tottenham take on Southampton before March’s games.

This is Spurs' novel approach to the fixture list...

Everyone loves a London derby! Here are the key dates for your diary... #COYS #PLFixtures

Everyone loves a London derby! Here are the key dates for your diary... #COYS #PLFixtures

Derby days

Premier League fixtures

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Here are the big derbies for next season...

Manchester derby

Manchester United v Manchester City 10 September

Manchester City v Manchester United 25 February

Merseyside derby

Everton v Liverpool 17 December

Liverpool v Everton 1 April

North London derby

Arsenal v Tottenham 5 November

Tottenham v Arsenal 29 April

Get your club's full fixture listhere.

Koeman's Saints return

Premier League fixtures

New Everton manager Ronald Koeman will return to St Mary's to face former club Southampton on 26 November.

Koeman joined Everton on Tuesday, after two years in charge of the Saints.

Get your club's full fixture list here.

Ronald Koeman

Australia ring the changes

Rugby Union

Michael Cheika
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Australia have made four changes for Saturday's second Test against England in Melbourne.

After the Wallabies struggled at the scrum in the defeat in Brisbane, coach Michael Cheika has replaced both props with James Slipper and Sekope Kepu starting.

Sean McMahon replaces the injured David Pocock, while Sam Carter is in for Rob Simmons, who has a back problem.

England won 39-28 in the first Test.

Spurs' start

Premier League fixtures

Tottenham begin the season against Ronald Koeman's Everton followed by a London derby against Crystal Palace (20 August) and then the visit of Liverpool (27 August).

September sees Spurs travel to Stoke (10 September) and then host Sunderland (17 September).

Get your club's full fixture list here.

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Your reaction to the Premier League fixtures being released

Mark: November could be an amazing month for Spurs or downright horrific!!

(Three London derbies for Spurs in November - 5/11 v Arsenal (A), 19/11 v West Ham (H), 26/11 v Chelsea A).

John Wells: The Boro's last six fixtures include Arsenal, Man City, Chelsea & Liverpool. Hope we're safely in Europe before then.

Danny Radders: I said to my friend I bet we will get Bournemouth first game and play City while I am away in China in Sept, #mysticdan

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Arsenal tricky opening

Premier League fixtures

A tough start for Arsene Wenger as his Arsenal play Liverpool in the opening weekend's stand out fixture.

That is followed by a trip to champions Leicester (20 August), then a visit to Watford (27 August) followed by a home game against Southampton (10 September) and then hey are off to Hull (17 September).

Get your club's full fixture list here.

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Guardiola begins his reign

Premier League fixtures

Pep Guardiola begins his reign as Manchester City against Sunderland.

He then faces a trip to Stoke (20 August), the visit of West Ham (27 August), the Manchester derby (10 September) and then a home game against Bournemouth (17 September).

Get your club's full fixture list here.

Pep Guardiola
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Mourinho's return

Premier League fixtures

Manchester United and their new manager Jose Mourinho start with a trip to Bournemouth, the same opponents they played on the final day of last season, a match that was rearranged after a bomb scare at Old Trafford.

United then play Southampton (20 August), visit Hull City (27 August), entertain Manchester City (10 September) and then travel to Watford (17 September).

Get your club's full fixture list here.

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