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  1. Hodgson revels in 'joy' of England win
  2. Northern Ireland win very special moment - McAuley
  3. Wales have to show reaction against Russia - Coleman
  4. Euro 2016 Group E: Italy v Sweden (14:00 BST)
  5. Group D: Czech Rep v Croatia (17:00), Spain v Turkey (20:00)
  6. Scottish Premiership fixtures announced

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By Libby Dawes and Alan Jewell

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye - sorry, Zlatan

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

We're barely in the swing of the day and already it's time for us to bid adieu.

Don't worry, though, we're heading off early to make way for the plethora - yes,a plethora - of live sport coming your way this afternoon.

There is our live coverage of three Euro 2016 matches, starting with Italy-Sweden which you can follow here.

We're also all over the tennis from Queen's Club, the rain-delayed US Open golf and Royal Ascot.

And let's not forget continuing coverage of practice from the Formula 1 European Grand Prix.

Plenty to go at there. Enjoy the rest of a sport-filled Friday and Sportsday will be back on Monday for build-up to England and Wales' final Group B matches at Euro 2016.

Have a great weekend, you lot.


One more European paper then...

Corriere dello Sport (Italy)

Corriere dello Sport
Corriere dello Sport

"Ibra, pays the bills" is the headline on Corriere dello Sport. The paper says Antonio Conte will have to cage Sweden's star player Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Scottish Premiership fixtures in full


Celtic celebrate winning title

We brought you news of the Scottish Premiership fixtures before - well, now you can read our story and check out each team's schedule in full.

Simply click here.

Everton's Koeman excitement

New Everton boss Ronald Koeman is giving his first news conference since taking over at Goodison Park at 13:30 BST today.

The Blues appear to be quite excited at the Dutchman's appointment, judging by the 'Welcome Ronald' index on their website...

Welcome Ronald index on Everton website

Paloschi leaves Swans


Alberto Paloschi
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Premier League news:

Swansea City forward Alberto Paloschi has left the club to join Serie A side Atalanta for an undisclosed fee.

The 26-year-old joined the Swans in January from Italian side Chievo Verona and scored two goals in 10 appearances for the club.

The former AC Milan striker's transfer will be completed on 1 July.

"Everyone at Swansea City would like to thank Alberto for his services and wish him well for the future," a statement on the club's website said.

KP and JP looking fancy...


Ascot with the wifey, @JessicaLibertyX. 🍾🐎🎩

Ascot with the wifey, @JessicaLibertyX. 🍾🐎🎩

An update from Baku...

Formula 1

Lewis Hamilton will finish top of first practice with a 1:46.435.

Nico Rosberg in P2 and Valtteri Bottas in P3.

A late quickie from Sebastian Vettel sees him leap from 10th to fifth while the flag is waving - he was on a used pair of softs, so has some juice still to be squeezed.

If you don't like F1, that will mean nothing to you.

Lewis Hamilton
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Voice of an angel Antonio...

Euro 2016

Watch Italy manager Antonio Conte singing- yes singing -the Italian national anthem for the Uefa Twitter account.

Can you imagine Roy Hodgson singing 'God Save the Queen' on camera? I don't know if I really want to see it, or if I hope it never happens...ever. 


'You're playing all the right strikers...'

Euro 2016

Morecambe and Wise Andre Previn sketch

As commentator Nick Mullins has pointed out, an outstanding headline in today's Guardian, which gives a nod to Morecambe and Wise's classic sketch with composer Andre Previn (one for the teenagers)...   

Fair play to the @guardian_sport sub-editor who came up with this one #ericandernie

Fair play to the @guardian_sport sub-editor who came up with this one #ericandernie

Coming up: Spain v Turkey

Listen on BBC Radio 5 live and BBC local radio - 20:00 BST

  • Turkey have only registered one win in 10 games against Spain (D4, L5) - a 1-0 victory in a World Cup qualifier in Istanbul back in March 1954.
  • Turkey qualified for the 1954 World Cup in Switzerland by the drawing of lots after their play-off tie against Spain in Rome ended 2-2.
  • Spain have conceded only one goal in their last six matches against Turkey, however that goal did come in their last meeting in 2009.
  • This will be the first time that they have met in the finals of a major tournament.

Why couldn't Wales have worn all red?

Euro 2016

Quite right, Phil...

You know I always have to moan about something - but England v Wales should always be a team in white against a team in red. End of moan.

England v Wales

Coming up: Czech Republic v Croatia

Live on BBC TV, BBC Radio, the BBC Sport website and app - 17:00 BST

Czech Rep v Croatia
  • This will be the first competitive meeting between the countries.
  • The Czech Republic have never beaten Croatia in two previous meetings (D1, L1).
  • Nikola Kalinic's brace helped Croatia secure a 4-2 win over Czech Republic when these teams last met in 2011.

Coming up: Italy v Sweden

Listen on BBC Radio 5 live and follow on BBC Sport online - 14:00 BST kick off

  • Seven of Italy's last nine goals against Sweden have come in the first half.
  • Italy are unbeaten in 11 competitive games under Antonio Conte (W8, D3). Their last defeat came against Uruguay at the 2014 World Cup (under Cesare Prandelli).
  • Sweden have only won three of their last 15 games at the European Championship (D5, L7).
  • The Swedes drew 1-1 against the Republic of Ireland despite not having a single shot on target.

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Euro 2016

After yesterday's matches, how will the home nations fair in the Euros?

Mark Glading: England may have "passion and pride in bucket loads" but sadly lacking in tech ability, precision and quality. QF at best. 

Simon Richardson: Rooney's performances in this tournament have been Pirlo-esque. He could be the key to England going a long way.  

By the way, we will be switching Sportsday off at an earlier time of 12:00 BST today so get your views in asap!

Konta & Watson in action (hopefully)

Aegon Classic

Johanna Konta

The weather has been playing havoc with sport this week. Round one at the US Open ruined, cricket called off, huge hailstones (albeit briefly) at Northern Ireland's Euro 2016 match and numerous tennis interruptions.

The Aegon Classic in Birmingham is well behind schedule with Heather Watson still to play her second-round match against Czech Barbora Strycova.

British number one Johanna Konta is at the same stage and will face Belgian Yanina Wickmayer on Friday

Let's hope the clouds stay away today.

Behind the scenes of Rio 2016 filming...

Earlier we announced the GB diving team for the Rio Olympics. 

BBC Sport are filming with some of the team today... 3m springboard synchro team Jack Laugher and Chris Mears pictured:

These snaps are of the pair being filmed for the BBC's Rio coverage so look out for this in August...

Slow-mo's ahoy.

BBC Sport
BBC Sport

European papers

L'Equipe (France)


Some more papers from the continent now... 

"On edge" is the headline on L'Equipe, describing Paul Pogba's situation, after the France midfielder was subbed off in the first game and benched for the second group match.

No work got done yesterday...


Thanks for watching yesterday, you lot!

The BBC Sport website attracted a record-breaking 2.3m unique browsers watching England v Wales online.

A peak audience of 9.3m million people (73% share) tuned in on BBC One.

An all-time high audience of 14.6m global browsers visited the BBC Sport website on Thursday. 

The previous record of 13.6m browsers was set on the final day of the 2015-16 Premier League season.

On this day 13 years ago...


David Beckham
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2003:Manchester United announced they had accepted a £25m bid from Real Madrid for David Beckham.

13 years ago!?!?!?!?!?!

European papers

AS (Spain)

Spain face Turkey in  Group D's second round of Euro 2016 matches today. 

Spanish paper AS have some poetic words from manager Vicente del Bosque:

"Football punishes those who are not humble." 

He adds:  "I expect a brave bold and unapologetic Turkey."


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Euro 2016

After yesterday's matches, how will the home nations fair in the Euros?

Dominic O'Regan: They'll all get to the knock out stage now. Unless Russia pull out an actual performance in the final game of the group...  

Sally Hampton: I think they could all go through. Playing really well and loads qualify. Wish Sco were there too.  

Gwenallt2: England carry weight of expectation need to just relax and play the quality is there. Proud of Wales!

European papers

La Gazzetta dello Sport (Italy)

La Gazzetta dello Sport
La Gazzetta dello Sport

 "You do not scare us" screams La Gazzetta dello Sport ahead of Italy's match with Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Sweden.

Tom Daley leads 11-strong British diving squad


Nick Hope

BBC Sport, Olympic Sport reporter

Tom Daley
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"Will it be third-time-lucky for Tom Daley? 

He's just 22 but amazingly Rio 2016 will be Tom Daley's THIRD Olympic Games. 

After a debut in Beijing at 14 & claiming bronze in London four years ago he tells me he's at his "peak" for this summer.

There's the little matter of a few Chinese divers & American David Boudia who could derail his bid - but I've never seen Tom look for focused and confident - good sign".

Read more here. 

Gimme shelter

US Open

Rain at US Open

It was a soggy and stormy day one at the US Open with only nine players completing their first rounds and about half the field not even getting out on the course.

The good news is the weather forecast at Oakmont Country Club, Pennsylvania, is much better for day two with play set to resume at 12:30 BST.

When play was finally halted at 21:34 BST on Thursday, American world number 624 Andrew Landry was leading on three under after 17 holes.

Two-time Masters winner Bubba Watson is joint second on two under, while England's Lee Westwood is one under.

Rory McIlroy is three over par after 12 and Jordan Spieth is one over after 11.

On this day...


Justin Rose
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2013:Justin Rose captured his first major championship after winning the US Open at Merion.

Sport with engines...

Formula 1

It's not all about football don't you know... 

Follow first practice of the European Grand Prix here.

Opening the hotel room window to this is so cool

Opening the hotel room window to this is so cool

Friday's back pages

Belfast Telegraph

Belfast Telegraph back page
Belfast Telegraph

We've managed to get our hands on a copy of the Belfast Telegraph/ one of our colleagues in Northern Ireland has emailed a scan over.

Anyway, they're not messing about on the back page with the VERY bold declaration: 'Now bring on the Germans'.

And why shouldn't they feel confident after a 2-0 win over Ukraine?

NI face the world champions in their final group match on Tuesday.

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Euro 2016

Howard Pothecary: Loved Guy Mowbray's commentary yesterday "Talk about passion talk about pride...This England team have it in bucketloads"  

Joiny Beans: England will progress at the expense of Wales. I do think Wales will progress too, at the expense of Northern Ireland 

Luke Robinson: the exciting part of euro 2016 is the fact that one win can send you through. Last games as exciting as first  

McGinn still on 'cloud nine' this morning


Michael O'Neill

Niall McGinn was still "on cloud nine" on Friday morning after scoring the late goal in Northern Ireland's 2-0 Euro 2016 win over Ukraine.

McGinn came off the bench to hammer in Northern Ireland's second goal in injury time after Gareth McAuley had nodded in the opener on 49 minutes.

"I don't think it has sunk in yet," McGinn, 28, told BBC Radio Ulster.

"What a night and what an occasion. To come off the bench and to score as well was just unbelievable for me."

Best photo of Michael O'Neill ever?

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Euro 2016

Daniel Sturridge, Gareth Bale and Niall McGinn
Getty Images, Rex Features and EPA

So to our ACTUAL talking point today...

After yesterday's matches, we want to hear your thoughts on how it's looking for England, Wales and Northern Ireland at Euro 2016.

Do you think your respective nations will progress to the knockout stages? What changes, if any, would you make for the final group matches?

And could the three home nations all progress?

Tweet your thoughts to #bbcsportsday, text 81111 or visit the BBC Sport Facebook page.

Wonder if the players read these...


If you are a Wales or England player and you are reading this, let us know if you read your own rating and if you feel our Phil McNulty is being harsh or fair...


*awaits floods of tweets from England and Wales superstars, Rooney, Sturridge, Ramsey & Bale...*

What. A. Dude.


Spanish/Hollywood superstar Antonio Banderas, aka Puss in Boots, aka Zorro, aka Ché... 

Showing he has still got it. Did we know he had it? 

Either way, he is looking forward to the Spain v Turkey match and looking like a smooth Spaniard today.

Ready for today's @sefutbol match. Do you think they will call me in? #EURO2016 #VamosEspaña

Ready for today's @sefutbol match. Do you think they will call me in? #EURO2016 #VamosEspaña

Scottish Premiership fixtures announced



The Scottish Premiership fixtures are out and Celtic begin the defence of their title with a trip to Hearts on the weekend of 6 August. 

Newly-promoted Rangers are at home to Hamilton, while last season's runners-up Aberdeen travel to St Johnstone. 

The first Old Firm derby of the season is scheduled for 10 September at Celtic Park following Rangers' four-year absence from the top flight. 

Rangers secured their Premiership place by winning the Championship, their third promotion in four years. 

Opening fixtures (weekend of 6 August): 

Partick Thistle v Inverness Caledonian Thistle 

Kilmarnock v Motherwell 

St Johnstone v Aberdeen 

Ross County v Dundee 

Heart of Midlothian v Celtic

Rangers v Hamilton Academical

Lewandowski offski?


Robert Lewandowski

The Daily Mail are reporting Robert Lewandowski is becoming increasingly unsettled in Germany and would consider a move to the Premier League.

If the rumours are true, who will bag Bayern Munich's 27-year-old striker?

Breaking news: It will probably rain in England


Andy Murray
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Andy Murray will face a second British opponent in as many days when he plays Kyle Edmund at Queen's Club on Friday.

Top seed Murray will take on world number 85 Edmund in the Aegon Championships quarter-finals at around 13:30 BST.

The match will be live on BBC Two but be prepared to hear the words "rain" and "delay" a few times... 

Gossip: Giggs out?

Manchester United

According to The Times, (subscription required),Jose Mourinho does not want Ryan Giggs to stay at Manchester United as his assistant manager because he fears the Welshman could become a potential rival...


Ryan Giggs

'Nobody gave us a chance'

Euro 2016

Ukraine fans
Getty Images

So, Northern Ireland's fans seemed to enjoy their 2-0 win over Ukraine on Thursday.

The players were quite pleased too.

(Ukraine fans, not so much.)

"People had written us off, nobody gave us a chance," said defender Gareth McAuley, who scored the first goal in Lyon. 

"It's a very special moment. We weren't at it against Poland and we wanted to put it right."

The result leaves NI third in Group C before the final round-robin game against Germany on Tuesday.

With the four best third-placed teams progressing to the last 16, Michael O'Neill's men look in good shape.

Remember this...?


Yesterday marked 50 days to the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games... 

Here is a reminder of the excitement a British gold medal can bring... Even with our American pundit, Michael Johnson. 

We know. Bring it on. 

Rio Countdown: BBC pundits go wild for Farah's 10,000m win

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