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Summary

  1. Hodgson and Rooney England news conference
  2. Rooney set to win 100th cap against Slovenia
  3. Fifa's Eckert 'surprised' by criticism of World Cup report

Live Reporting

By Michael Emons, Steve Canavan and Jonathan Jurejko

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good evening one and all

    Another Sportsday comes to an end (sob), but fret ye not for there is plenty more sporting coverage throughout the evening on the BBC Sport website (hoorah!)

    There's live text commentary of Scotland v Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland's trip to Romania, while there is also live coverage of the ATP Tour World Final showdown between Marin Cilic and Stan Wawrinka.

    We spoil you, we really do.

    Enjoy your weekend, we'll see you for Sportsday on Monday at 08:00 sharp.

    Don't be late.

  2. Scotland v Republic of Ireland (19:45 GMT)

    Football

    Robbie Keane

    Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane hopes familiarity will help him find the net when he returns to Celtic Park for Friday's Euro 2016 qualifier against Scotland.

    The striker scored 16 times in 19 games during a loan spell with Celtic from Tottenham Hotspur in 2010.

    "In the past, I have been very, very lucky that I have scored a few on certain grounds I have been at before," said the 34-year-old. "I am certainly hoping that would be the case tomorrow."

  3. Xavi grew up watching Gazza

    Football

    Xavi

    Xavi is one of the most successful players of all time, having won 22 trophies in his career. Not bad going.

    The Barcelona midfielder has spoken to MOTD Kickabout and says he grew up watching English stars John Barnes, Paul Gascoigne and Matt Le Tissier and cites current players Jack Wilshire and Raheem Sterling as having a great future ahead of them.

    It's a great interview and you can see more of it on Football Focus on Saturday, 15 November, at 12:10 GMT on BBC One, BBC One HD and the BBC Sport website.

  4. Scotland v Republic of Ireland (19:45 GMT)

    Football

    Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany: "I know what I'll be watching tonight!"

    Vincent Kompany
  5. United duo leave England

    Football

    And back to England, with the FA announcing that Manchester United duo Tony Strudwick and Rod Thornley will be leaving the England set-up after next week's Scotland friendly.

    Sports therapist Thornley has been working with England for 13 years, while fitness coach Strudwick came on board just prior to this summer's World Cup.

  6. 'No approach for anyone' - Wigan

    Football

    Let's nip away from Wayne and Roy to bring you the news that despite newspaper speculation linking the club with a move for former Cardiff boss Malky Mackay, Wigan say they have yet to make contact with any individual over the vacant manager's position.

    I can categorically deny that any one candidate is ahead of any other as regards being appointed as the next manager of Wigan Athletic," said the club's chief executive Jonathan Jackson.

    The Championship club sacked Uwe Rosler on Thursday, with the club 22nd in the table with three wins in 17 league games.

  7. England news conference

    Football

    Wayne Rooney, on records and the future: "I think I can achieve plenty more. I think I have many years ahead of me and if selected I will always join up with the squad and be available to play. I love doing it.

    "Once you get closer to records you do look at them but if they come they come.

    "It is just about trying to do what I can to help get the team the pints on the day. If records come as well, then great. I hope I can do it but it is not something that is on my mind at the moment."

  8. England news conference

    Football

    Wayne Rooney

    Wayne Rooney on the crowd reception he expects to receive at Wembley: "It will be incredible.

    "Obviously as a young boy it was always a dream to go out and play at Wembley.

    "It will be an incredibly special moment to receive the cap from Sir Bobby Charlton."

  9. England news conference

    Football

    Wayne Rooney on his England career: "There have been some good and bad moments. It is something I have really enjoyed. It is always a great honour to play for England and something I want to continue doing for many more years.

    "The goal is to win trophies but to join the group of players who have won 100 caps is something I'm very proud of.

    "My debut was a proud moment and the tournament in 2004 are the moments that stand out for me."

  10. England news conference

    Football

    Wayne Rooney is now answering questions from the media ahead of his 100th cap tomorrow.

  11. England news conference

    Football

    Roy Hodgson on what the state of the Wembley pitch may be after last weekend's NFL game: "I have to have concerns with all that's been written and the reports which have been mainly negative.

    "As far as I'm concerned, I'm waiting to see.

    "We're ready for the game on whatever surface we play it and whatever discussion on what it will be like can wait until after the game."

  12. England news conference

    Football

    Roy Hodgson on Wayne Rooney, set to win his 100th cap against Slovenia tomorrow: "I congratulate him, just like I had the pleasure of congratulating Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard. It's quite incredible that under my watch four players have done the same.

    "It is very difficult to summarise in just a few words what makes someone such a great England player that they can amass 100 caps.

    "It is ability but also mental strength and the ability to pick yourself up sometimes when you come under scrutiny, and secondly an enormous passion to play for your country. They take the criticism and the scrutiny, they show the mental strength to come back stronger than ever.

    "Any player that has played 100 times for England deserve the label great."

  13. England news conference

    Football

    Saido Berahino

    On whether Saido Berahino (pictured) or Nathaniel Clyne may make their debuts against Slovenia: "I'm not prepared to name the team, but the two of them are there to play.

    "I have selected the team, but when it comes to qualifiers I don't think it's necessary for me to name the team ahead of the match.

    "But, I reckon they'll be a few educated guesses out there."

  14. England news conference

    Football

    Roy Hodgson

    Roy Hodgson on the bad run of injuries England players have had of late: "We've had two injuries like this in training.

    "(Daniel) Sturridge was the first and now Leighton.

    "Michael Carrick felt he could get through his problem initially, but then pulled out. It certainly wasn't something he picked up in any of our training sessions.

    "I think Leighton Baines's injury might be the accumulation of Everton playing a lot of games recently."

  15. England news conference

    Football

    Leighton Baines

    Roy Hodgson begins the news conference by explaining the injury to Leighton Baines: "It was a relatively short training session.

    "We'd had the warm-up and we were about to go into a game situation when he felt his hamstring.

    "He obviously felt something wasn't right, but we'll have to wait until the experts do their analysis to see how bad the damage is."

  16. 'Dad would have been proud' - Javier

    Golf

    More from Javier Ballesteros, who spoke movingly about his late father after announcing his decision to turn pro.

    Seve Ballesteros

    "My father had a long and difficult start in golf; mine is a bit easier, although I have a disadvantage in the sense that everyone will always compare us and will expect from me, not what my dad achieved but half of it……. which is already a lot," said Javier.

    "Today, my dad comes specially to my mind. He taught me everything or almost everything I know about golf, and I would have loved him see me turning pro. I am sure he would be very proud and happy".

    Here, here.

  17. Football

    We're moments away from hearing from England manager Roy Hodgson and Wayne Rooney ahead of tomorrow's Euro 2016 qualifier against Slovenia.

    Stay tuned here for the main lines.

  18. Ballesteros jnr turns pro

    Golf

    Javier Ballesteros

    The name Ballesteros conjures images of the late, great Seve carving up golf courses and winning tournaments galore.

    But now there is another Ballesteros on the block. Seve's eldest son, Javier, has taken the decision to turn professional.

    The 24-year-old said: "This is something I have always wanted. Whether I will succeed or not, time will tell; however, I do not want to regret not having tried my best, and must give it a go."

  19. Get involved

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    Jonny Harper: If Northern Ireland win tonight they move five points clear at the top of their group. Daring to dream...

    Andrew Watson: Scotland to win 3-1, first goal scorer Naismith/Fletcher @ 100/1 for both goalscorers - worth a go.

    Ged Lynam: Big Jon Walters to fire Ireland top tonight.

    Mersh: The atmosphere will be immense tonight, it's my birthday so hoping for a win. Fancy it as well. 2-1 Scotland.

  20. King Eric speaks out

    Football

    Eric Cantona

    Former France and Man United striker Eric Cantona has added his voice to the growing wave of criticism of FIFA's vote to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.

    A day after world football's governing body was thrown into turmoil when its own chief investigator Michael Garcia criticised a report exonerating Qatar and Russia of any wrongdoing in their World Cup bids, Cantona said: Qatar is just "a very wealthy country which has bought itself a World Cup".

    "When you award the World Cup to a country, it is to develop football there," Cantona explained. "But what is there that can be done in Qatar? How many people live in Qatar?"

  21. McCoist's shock after four detained

    Football

    Rangers manager Ally McCoist has spoken of his shock after four men were detained by police investigating the Ibrox takeover in May 2011.

    David Whitehouse, Paul Clark and David Grier, who all work for former Rangers administrators Duff and Phelps, are understood to have been detained earlier today, along with lawyer Gary Withey, who was Rangers company secretary after the takeover.

    McCoist said: "Obviously I can't pre-judge what is going to happen. I would have to say I'm shocked.

    "What's happened to us in the last two-and-a-half, three years has been very tough, particularly on the staff and supporters. We just want to continue with our attempts to get the club back to where we feel we belong."

  22. Scotland v Republic of Ireland (19:45 GMT)

    Football

    David Marshall

    Scotland keeper David Marshall has been reminiscing about his time as a Celtic player and how he played under both Martin O'Neill and Gordon Strachan.

    He also told the BBC: "There's a lot of desperation out there from Scotland fans to qualify and you can completely understand that. We all share it.

    "We've started reasonably well, but we've got to win home games now. There won't be a lot in it."

    The full interview is here.

  23. Compton to Middlesex?

    Cricket

    Somerset announced earlier today that former England Test batsman Nick Compton had left Taunton by mutual agreement, and we have an update with regards to where he could end up.

    The 31-year-old began his career with Middlesex and BBC London 94.9 understands the Lord's side are favourites to sign him.

    Middlesex need an opener to replace Chris Rogers, who is set to be away on international duty with Australia for much of 2015, but the club have yet to comment on speculation linking Compton with a return to north London.

  24. Hodgson and Rooney press conference

    Football

    A heads up for you to stay with us for England boss Roy Hodgson and captain Wayne Rooney are due to face the media at 6.30pm to give their thoughts on Saturday's European Championship qualifier against Slovenia.

    So if you were tempted to nip off and make a spag bol for tea, don't - we'll bring you live coverage of the press conference as it happens.

  25. Scotland v Republic of Ireland (19:45 GMT)

    Football

    Aiden McGeady

    Just under two hours to go now until kick off in the Scotland-Republic of Ireland game and ahead of the big match Ireland international Aiden McGeady has been telling the BBC how he expects to get "loads of stick".

    McGeady was born in Scotland and joke: "I hope there will be a lot of Irish fans in the Scotland end."

    Watch the full interview with the Everton player here.

  26. Question of Sport

    We set you a little teaser earlier, asking: Wayne Rooney's England debut came in a 3-1 defeat against Australia in 2003, but who were the four goalscorers?

    Tricky one and full marks if you got it right.

    The answers... Francis Jeffers for England, and Brett Emerton, Harry Kewell and Tony Popovic for the Aussies.

  27. Wall of colour

    Rugby Union

    England RU

    England will have about 80,000 fans cheering them on against South Africa on Saturday - and they will also see the backing of thousands more when they line up in the Twickenham tunnel.

    Fly-half Owen Farrell admires the artwork, which is a collage of photographs from Red Rose supporters.

    And I'm presuming it is the light in the tunnel which is making his head look red and not some suspect hair dye...

  28. Kramer admits a Real interest

    Football

    Germany international Christoph Kramer has not ruled out a move to Real Madrid, saying it is a "enormous honour" to be linked with the Spanish club.

    The 23-year-old is in the second of a two-year loan spell at Borussia Monchengladbach and is due to return to parent club Bayer Leverkusen in the summer.

    Leverkusen expect him back but Kramer admits he is attracted by a move abroad.

  29. Beale back in favour

    Rugby Union

    Kurtley Beale

    Kurtley Beale will join the Australia squad on Sunday ahead of next week's Test match against Ireland.

    The controversial full-back was found guilty last month of sending a lewd text message to former Wallabies team manager Di Patston.

    He was fined almost #25,000, but found not guilty of sending a second more offensive message.

  30. How to beat the All Blacks ... possibly

    Rugby Union

    "How do you beat the All Blacks? And the first response is probably with difficulty."

    So says former Scotland scrum half Mike Blair ahead of the Scots showdown with world champions New Zealand at Murrayfield on Saturday.

    "If Scotland can play to the very best of their abilities," Blair tells the BBC, "be clinical when opportunities arise and be able to weather the inevitable onslaught of power, precision and skill, then this might not be as one-sided an affair as we have witnessed over the past decade or so."

    The match kicks off at 17.30 GMT and is live on BBC Two, Radio 5 live sports extra, and the BBC Sport website.

  31. Leave skipper alone - Bell

    Cricket

    Alistair Cook and Ian Bell

    A spot of cricket for you amongst all this footie, with Ian Bell insisting England skipper Alastair Cook has all the weapons required to succeed in one-day cricket.

    Ahead of next year's World Cup, when Cook will lead the side, Bell also believes criticism directed at his team-mate has been "over the top".

    Cook's one-day place has come under scrutiny following a poor run of form that includes just one half-century in his last eight ODI matches.

    "He can adjust his game for one-day cricket, absolutely, he has proven that already," Bell said. "It is a little bit over the top, all of the criticism. He is the leading run scorer, certainly in terms of scoring hundreds for England, so he can play at this level."

  32. Inter thanks Mazzarri

    Football

    Inter Milan president Erick Thohir says it was a "difficult decision" to sack Walter Mazzarri as head coach and replace him with Roberto Mancini.

    "It was a difficult decision because he has been continuously supportive of the direction that we have wanted to take the club," says Thohir.

    "He has worked tirelessly and selflessly for Inter, with both belief and passion. I would like to thank him sincerely for his efforts."

  33. Mancini can take us to the top - Inter

    Football

    Roberto Mancini

    Inter Milan president Erick Thohir believes the return of Roberto Mancini can catapult the Italian giants back to the top of European football.

    "Our goal is to regain our rightful position as one of the very top clubs in Europe and that's why I am so happy to welcome back Roberto Mancini," he says.

    "His track record both at Inter and elsewhere speaks for itself, and his international experience and hunger for success will I know drive the team to the next level."

  34. Mancini appointed Inter Milan boss

    Football

    The Premier League's favourite Italian is back in football management. Former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini, as expected, is announced as Inter Milan's new head coach for the second time.

    The 49-year-old, who led Inter to three successive Serie A titles between 2006 and 2008, replaces Walter Mazzarri.

    Ex-Napoli boss Mazzarri was shown the door at the San Siro earlier today, with Inter languishing in ninth place in Serie A.

  35. 'We've the worst pitch in the league' - Pressley

    Football

    Steven Pressley

    It does not sound like Steven Pressley is having the best of weeks.

    After watching his Coventry side get dumped out of the FA Cup by non-league Worcester City last weekend, then threatening to ship his his players out if they don't improve, Pressley has now launched a withering attack on the state of the club's pitch.

    Ahead of his team's League One clash with Notts County, Pressley told the club's website: At this moment in time, the Ricoh Arena pitch is probably the worst in the entire Football League.

    "It is so poor. When you're a manager who wants to play the game in a certain way, it makes life difficult."

  36. Boro striker off on loan

    Football

    York City have signed Middlesbrough midfielder Bradley Halliday on a one-month loan deal.

    The 19-year-old, who is yet to make his competitive debut for the Championship side, is Russ Wilcox's fourth signing since taking over last month.

  37. Get involved

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    Mersh: The atmosphere will be immense tonight, it's my birthday so hoping for a win. Fancy it as well. 2-1 Scotland.

  38. Scotland v Republic of Ireland (19:45 GMT)

    Football

    Former Republic of Ireland left-back Ian Harte: Good luck to the Republic of Ireland tonight. Hope you can get the win against Scotland. Keano and Shane Long to score.

  39. Blades sign Adams

    Football

    Sheffield United have signed forward Che Adams from non-league Ilkeston for an undisclosed fee on a two-year deal.

    The 18-year-old has scored eight goals for the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League club this season.

  40. Get involved

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    Mark, Belfast: As great as our first three performances have been I can't see Northern Ireland winning tonight. I fancied us against Hungary and Greece but without our instrumental skipper (Steve Davis) tonight could be about snatching a point. If Lafferty brings his 'A' game then we have a chance but a draw would be an unbelievable result! Can't help thinking that our rollercoaster is about give us our first big twist!

  41. BreakingBaines blow for England

    Football

    Leighton Baines

    Everton left-back Leighton Baines withdraws from the England squad to face Slovenia and Scotland through injury.

    His absence means that Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs is the only recognised left back in the squad. Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson will not call up a replacement.

    "Baines picked up an injury in training on Friday morning and will return to his club for treatment," says the Football Association.

  42. Is Rooney an England great?

    Football

    Wayne Rooney will celebrate his 100th England cap tomorrow. You might have heard. But how decisive has the skipper's contribution been in terms of goals? Let our colourful graphic dazzle you.

    Wayne Rooney
  43. 'Best chance to win World Cup' - Cook

    Cricket

    Skipper Alastair Cook tells the BBC that he believes next year's World Cup represents England's best opportunity to win it.

    "Since 1992 (when England were beaten by Pakistan in the final), I don't think we've done ourselves any justice in the World Cup," Cook said.

    Alistair Cook

    "The planning from the ECB has made sure we have the group fresh and ready to go. We have an extended period of one day cricket as players.

    "I, for one, am really excited about playing one day cricket where we haven't got test cricket in the forefront."

  44. Get involved

    #bbcsportsday

    John McEnerney: Two ex-Celtic managers in the technical areas, both sides have improved under Martin O'Neill and Gordon Strachan. Fast and frenetic - 0-1 to The Republic!

    Do you agree with John's prediction? And which of the ex-Celtic bosses - O'Neill and Strachan - will get the biggest roar from any Scottish/Irish Bhoys fans at the game?

    Tweet #bbcsportsday or text 81111.

  45. Hibbard 'playing with fire'

    Rugby Union

    Wales forwards coach Robin McBryde warns Richard Hibbard he is "playing with fire" if he gets injured for Gloucester.

    Hibbard will be on the bench against Harlequins, despite being unavailable for Wales' Test with Fiji. McBryde says the hooker is risking his place in the team to face New Zealand on 22 November.

    "If he does take the field he jeopardises his inclusion next week from a fitness point of view," he says.

  46. Countdown to Scotland v Republic of Ireland

    Football

    Scotland v Ireland

    Excitement building for tonight's Scotland v Republic of Ireland clash yet? It should be. And if it isn't then here's a bit of early team news from Glasgow.

    Scotland are without midfielder James McArthur, who has returned to his club Crystal Palace with a calf injury.

    McArthur's former Hamilton and Wigan team-mate James McCarthy (hamstring) is missing for Ireland, who are also without Stoke City midfielder Glenn Whelan and Palace striker Kevin Doyle.

  47. Dons submit Plough Lane application

    Football

    League Two side AFC Wimbledon submit a planning application to Merton Council for a new stadium at Plough Lane.

    They propose building a 11,000-capacity stadium, which could be expanded to 20,000 at a later date, on the site of Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium.

    The old Wimbledon FC, FA Cup winners in 1988, left Plough Lane in 1991 and eventually relocated to Milton Keynes, before becoming MK Dons.

    A residential development now stands on the site of their former home, while AFC Wimbledon play at Kingston-upon-Thames.

  48. Crouch wins the 'Crouch-on d'Or'

    Football

    Peter Crouch

    Earlier, we told you about Stoke City striker Peter Crouch's cheeky claim that he realised that "there were problems with decision making at Fifa" when he wasn't named on the Ballon d'Or shortlist.

    Now his club have responded with this...

    "We were shocked too Peter... So, we have got you a special 'Crouch-on d'Or' waiting for you in the office!" the Premier League club tweets.

  49. Djokovic wraps up victory

    Tennis

    Well, that didn't take long.

    Novak Djokovic, looking so fresh it's as if he's spent the last hour reclining on his favourite armchair while reading a novel, has just completed a 6-2 6-2 victory over Tomas Berdych at the ATP World Tour Finals in London.

    It sends Djokovic through to the semi-finals - where he'll face Japan's Kei Nishikori - and ensures the Serbian master will end the season as world number one.

    Despite his defeat, Berdych can still go through. All depends on the outcome of tonight's game between Marin Cilic and Stan Wawrinka. That starts at 20:00 GMT.

  50. Compton departs

    Cricket

    Nick Compton

    England batsman Nick Compton departs Somerset by mutual agreement with immediate effect.

    "I have loved playing for Somerset, but I have decided to re-locate more permanently to my base in south-west London," says Compton, who has yet to reveal which county he will join.

    "I have always set myself the highest of professional standards, and I don't want to compromise myself or the club, going forward."‎

  51. Get involved

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    Andrew, Belfast: Northern Ireland are on the cusp of achieving something great in this qualifying campaign. I know it's not an easy prospect, but any sort of positive result tonight would put us in a very strong position for qualification. It would leave Michael O'Neill's mean on 10 or 12 points after just four games, and all that after playing Hungary, Greece and Romania away from home. This is our time, I can feel it!

  52. Victor's big tissue

    Golf

    If you are on your dinner at work and eating some sandwiches, don't read on.

    In what could be the most gruesome entry of today's Sportsday, we bring you news of Victor Dubuisson's troubles during the second round of today's Turkish Open.

    Victor Dubuisson

    The Frenchman suffers from allergies and needed on-course assistance to treat a persistent nose bleed. Blood dripped onto his golf shirt and Dubuisson had to jam some tissue up his nose in order to stem the flow.

    "It's not good and I didn't feel well at all," the 24-year-old, who was two-over for the tournament through 13 holes when a storm halted play. That score leaves him 15 strokes adrift of pacesetter Ian Poulter.

  53. Different times for different divisions

    Football

    The Football League has also announced that all three divisions will conclude at different times across the final weekend (2/3 May 2015), the idea being to give each competition its own share of the spotlight.

    The final weekend will begin with the climax of the Championship season at 12.15pm on Saturday, followed by the end of the League 2 season at 3pm. The last day of the League 1 campaign will take place the following day, with matches kicking off at 12.15pm.

  54. Vanishing spray to be used by Football League

    Football

    Get ready for plenty of vanishing spray fun from the new year onwards.

    The Football League has announced it is to use the spray from January 1 in the Championship and Leagues One and Two.

    The spray is already used by referees in the Premier League and, much to the delight of photographers, has already resulted in some comical moments.

    Vanishing spray
  55. Lyness suffers suspected broken leg

    Football

    New Burton Albion boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is urgently seeking goalkeeping cover after Dean Lynesssuffered a suspected broken leg.

    The 23-year-old was hurt in training on Thursday, former Leeds, Chelsea and Middlesbrough striker Hasselbaink's first day in charge of the Brewers.

    Burton visit League Two leaders Wycombe on Monday.

  56. Djokovic looking supreme

    Tennis

    Novak Djokovic

    If I was a top tennis player, I think I'd be thoroughly cheesed off with Novak Djokovic. The guy is just too good.

    He has just blitzed through the first set against Tomas Berdych at the ATP World Tour Finals in London, taking it 6-2.

    Bearing in mind he has already blown away Marin Cilic 6-1 6-1 and and Stan Wawrinka 6-3 6-0, it shows just what a class act he is.

    One more set to win and he's in the semi-finals, with three wins from three group games.

  57. Caterham confirm they will race

    Formula 1

    Confirmation of the news we broke earlier - Caterham will compete in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix next weekend.

    The team is £500,000 short of the £2.35m they are trying to raise via a crowdfunding project to allow them to compete.

    But sponsors have come on board to allow the administrators to get the cash-strapped team to the grid for the final F1 race of the season.

    Joint administrator Finbarr O'Connell said: "In only a week the fans have made the impossible, possible. There aren't enough words to say how grateful we are."

  58. Nevin: Scotland will sneak it

    Football

    Scotland v Republic of Ireland at a packed Celtic Park. Should be an absolute belter.

    Scotland are third in the group, Ireland a place higher, so the result could prove crucial in terms of who will qualify for Euro 2016.

    Pat Nevin

    BBC pundit and proud Scot Pat Nevin reckons the wide men hold the key and, though he could be accused of being a tad biased, believes the hosts will edge it.

    "I thought it would be a draw before, but having looked at their weaknesses and the players they've got missing, I think we're going to sneak it, 2-1 maybe," said Nevin.

    We shall see. The game kicks of at 19.45 with live text on the BBC Sport website.

  59. Get involved

    #bbcsportsday

    All day we have been chatting about Wayne Rooney, now it is time to switch focus to tonight's matches featuring the rest of the Home Nations.

    There is a humdinger taking place in Glasgow, where Scotland host the Republic of Ireland in the battle for Euro 2016 qualification, while Northern Ireland travel to Romania.

    So how crucial is tonight's clash at Celtic Park in terms of the overall qualification picture? And who do you think will win? Meanwhile, can table-topping Northern Ireland reach their first major finals since the 1986 World Cup?

    The floor is entirely yours. Send your thoughts on Twitter, using #bbcsportsday, text on 81111 or post on the BBC Sport Facebook page or Google +.

  60. 'I hid behind a Cornflakes display'

    Football

    Interesting article in The Independent today, written by Burnley full back Steven Reid and focusing on the incident at the Republic of Ireland's team hotel involving assistant boss Roy Keane.

    Reid, a former Republic international, talks about the effect Keane has on people and recalls how he once hid behind some Cornflake boxes after spotting Keane in a supermarket.

    Steven Reid and Roy Keane

    "This is the effect Roy Keane can have on people. I don't profess to know him well, even if I shared a dressing-room with him for Ireland," writes Reid.

    "People react differently when Roy Keane is around. Men who are ordinarily chatty, go quiet. Over the years, I have seen some fans try to provoke him and have also witnessed plenty of fans want a piece of him."

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    Is Rooney is an England great or not? That's the question which has been sending you into a frenzy today. Here are a few of your thoughts...

    Nathan, Manchester: Wayne Rooney honours - 5 x Premier League, 2 x League Cup, 1 x European Cup, 1 x Club World Cup. Club apps 527, club goals 236, national caps 99, national goals 43. And we still debate his greatness?

    Simon, York: Rooney is an England great, emphasis on England. We'd have more success playing gritty, hard tackling English football yet players like Lee Cattermole and Ryan Shawcross don't get a look in. We should try and be a great England rather than a poor Spain in my opinion.

    Rob, Newbury: Bobby Charlton won Footballer of the year, the Ballon d'Or, selected for TWO World Cup all star teams and the all-time WC team, highest ranked Englishman in the UEFA Jubilee poll, won pretty much everything at club level. The greatest English and England player ever.

  62. Why Wolves moved for Graham

    Football

    Wolves moved to sign striker Danny Graham on loan from Premier League side Sunderland because forward Yannick Sagbo was recalled from his loan spell at Molineux by Hull City.

    Graham, on loan at Wolves until 31 December, has made only one appearance for Sunderland this season, in their 2-1 League Cup loss to Stoke in September.

  63. No Murray but plenty to come

    Tennis

    Novak Djokovic

    Andy Murray might be no more but the tennis goes on and there are two tasty-looking matches at the ATP World Tour Finals in London today.

    Novak Djokovic could ensure he ends the season as world number one if he beats Tomas Berdych in a match starting in a couple of minutes at 14:00, while Stan Wawrinka takes on Marin Cilic in the other group game at 20:00.

    We'll spare you all the exact permutations - even Einstein would struggle to figure it out - but, put simply, at this stage all four players could still qualify for the semis.

    Live coverage of the Djokovic match is on BBC Two and Radio 5 live sports extra, while Wawrinka-Cilic is on Radio 5 live sports extra. There will be full text coverage, of course, on the BBC Sport website too.

  64. 'PR disaster by Sheffield United' - Gillespie

    Football

    We've already told you the Friday Sports Panel is on Radio 5 live right now.

    Here is a little of what you missed when the panel discussed the issue of Ched Evans, and how Jessica Ennis-Hill wants her name removed from a stand named after her by Sheffield United if the club offers Evans, a convicted rapist, a contract.

    Jessica Ennis-Hill

    Rebecca Adlington: "I think the decision is fair enough from Jess. She is such a well-known figure, especially in Sheffield. Being a role model in the city for young people is a huge honour for her."

    Yorkshire CCC head coach Jason Gillespie: "I personally think it has been a complete PR disaster by Sheffield United to even consider going down this path. I think wise heads should prevail and the right thing will be done."

  65. Suarez on target for Uruguay

    Football

    Luis Suarez

    Luis Suarez can't play in competitive international games, He is serving a nine-match suspension for - and you may recall this incident - biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup.

    But he can play in friendlies and guess what? The Barcelona striker got on the scoresheet for his country in Uruguay's 3-3 friendly with Costa Rica on Thursday. Uruguay won 7-6 on penalties.

    It was a revenge of sorts for Uruguay, who were beaten 3-1 by the Costa Ricans in the World Cup group stages in Brazil.

  66. Death of Challenge Cup winner

    Rugby League

    The Rugby Football League has announced the death of former chairman and Great Britain tour manager Reg Parker.

    A former player with Barrow, Wakefield and Blackpool - who won the Challenge Cup at Wembley in 1955 - Parker was RFL chairman in 1984-85 and took the Lions on tours to Australasia in 1974 and 1977. He has died aged 87 after a long illness.

  67. Wolves snare Graham

    Football

    Danny Graham

    Some breaking news from the Championship... Wolves have signed Danny Graham on loan from Sunderland until the end of December.

    Graham, 29, has had a disappointing time at the Stadium of Light since his £5m move from Swansea, making just 11 league starts without scoring a goal in almost two years.

    Before that though, he'd grabbed goals aplenty at clubs like Watford and Carlisle so it will be interesting to see how he goes on at Molineux.

  68. Ireland name starting XV

    Rugby Union

    Two new faces will appear in the Ireland team to face Georgia on Sunday. Back-row Dominic Ryan and second-row Dave Foley are set to make their first international appearances, while back-rower Robin Copeland could also win his first cap off the bench.

    Ireland: Felix Jones (Shannon/Munster); Craig Gilroy (Dungannon/Ulster), Darren Cave (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster), Gordon D'Arcy (Lansdowne/Leinster), Simon Zebo (Cork Constitution/Munster); Ian Madigan (Blackrock/Leinster), Eoin Reddan (Lansdowne/Leinster); Dave Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster), Richardt Strauss (Old Wesley/Leinster), Mike Ross (Clontarf/Leinster), Dave Foley (UL Bohemians/Munster), Mike McCarthy (Lansdowne/Leinster), Dominic Ryan (Lansdowne/Leinster), Tommy O'Donnell (UL Bohemians/Munster), Robbie Diack (Malone/Ulster).

    Replacements: Sean Cronin (St Mary's College/Leinster), Jack McGrath (St Mary's College/Leinster), Rodney Ah You (Buccaneers/Connacht), Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster), Robin Copeland (Young Munster/Munster), Kieran Marmion (Galwegians/Connacht), Ian Keatley (Young Munster/Munster), Stuart Olding (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster).

  69. Javid signs new Warwickshire deal

    Cricket

    Warwickshire all-rounder Ateeq Javid has signed a new three-year contract, keeping him at Edgbaston until the end of the 2017 season.

    The 23-year-old helped the county win the T20 Blast as Birmingham Bears last summer.

  70. On the radio now...

    Rebecca Adlington

    On Radio 5 live right now it's the Friday Sports Panel with double Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington, multiple Ashes winner Jason Gillespie and current modern pentathlon world champion Sam Murray.

    Tune in now, should be a belter.

  71. Headlines at 1

    We know what it's like. You've busy lives to lead, you can't be sat following our coverage every moment of the day. So, being the nice types, here is a summary of what's happened so far.

    Football: German judge Hans-Joachim Eckert tells the BBC he is "surprised" by public criticism from Fifa counterpart Michael Garcia over the report on the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

    Cricket: Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has been named both the cricketer of the year and Test cricketer of the year by the International Cricket Council.

    Tennis: Andy Murray says he may need to make "some changes" to his game after his 6-1 6-0 mauling at the hands of Roger Federer.

    Golf: Ian Poulter led the Turkish Open by three shots, before play was suspended because of a thunderstorm.

  72. Caterham 'raring to go'

    Formula 1

    Meanwhile, as we've mentioned Caterham, administrator Finbarr O'Connell has told the BBC the team is packed and ready to go to the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi.

    The F1 team have launched a crowdfunding project to raise £2.35m in time to race in Abu Dhabi on 23 November.

    Caterham

    That has so far raised £1.4m but O'Connell said: "If we haven't reached the target, what we are potentially going to do is make the decision to go to Abu Dhabi and finalise things over the next few days."

    He added: "Everything's packed and ready to go. We are literally waiting for a contract to be signed (with a driver) that will press the green button. We're all just running around at the moment."

  73. Red Bull 'not responsible' for teams

    Formula 1

    Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says Formula 1's front runners have no obligation to help smaller teams.

    Marussia went out of business this month and Caterham's future is in doubt after going into administration.

    "It's not our responsibility. We are a team competing in a championship," Horner told BBC Look East.

    "You don't see Man United helping QPR. Our obligation is to race and to compete within the rules."

  74. Sportsday vote

    Football

    Wayne Rooney is preparing to earn his 100th England cap tomorrow - and it has got us thinking. Who is the Three Lions' greatest goalscorer? So we've decided to let you, er, decide.

    Take a look on the right side of your desktop browser, or by clicking the 'Vote' tab on your mobile app, to back your man.

    The vote closes at 14:00 GMT. Here are the terms and conditions if you're keen on that sort of thing.

  75. Is Jose worth flogging your motor for?

    Jose Mourinho

    One thing that might just have made Andy Murray smile during his Federer mauling is this punter and his cheeky sign.

    The lucky spectator was sitting right behind Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho during the Murray match, though whether he really did flog his motor to be there is unknown at this stage.

  76. Murray: 'I'm best man at a wedding next week'

    Tennis

    Murray and Federer

    Andy Murray's column for BBC Sport is up on the website now and contains plenty of soul-searching about that hammering at the hands of Roger Federer.

    He also says the defeat hasn't done him any good of another important engagement next week.

    "I've got my friend Ross Hutchins's wedding and I'm the best man - I can't say my confidence levels are sky high right now but I'm sure the speech will go OK," said Murray.

    "I had then planned to head to Miami in the first week of December, but if I want to make changes to my game it will take a lot longer than 10 days of practice."

  77. Get involved

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    Will Holmes, York: It baffles me that people associate greatness with international football when this is secondary to club commitments for so many. Furthermore, many great players, including Rooney, do not have the support to succeed with their national team. England great or not, he certainly is a great English player in my opinion.

  78. Fifa row rumbles on

    Football

    News line #2: The man who led the technical bid inspections into the 2018 and 2022 World Cups is under investigation by Fifa for alleged breaches of its code of ethics.

    Harold Maynes Nicholls, a Chilean considering standing against Sepp Blatter in next year's Fifa presidential election, faces being charged by the world governing body for emails he sent to the director of the Qatari sporting academy "Aspire".

    Mayne Nicholls is also being investigated for seeking to arrange unpaid internships for his son, nephew and his brother-in-law who works as a tennis coach.

    He denies any wrong-doing and insists that neither he nor representatives from Chilean football ever travelled to Aspire.

  79. Fifa row rumbles on

    Football

    Ah. Right on cue, the Fifa farce returns with a vengeance to steal the Sportsday limelight...

    News line #1: German judge Hans-Joachim Eckert tells the BBC that he is "surprised" by public criticism from Fifa counterpart Michael Garcia over the report on the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

    Remember, Garcia - the man who wrote the report before it was compiled and published by Eckert - said the released version was "erroneous".

  80. Rain, rain gone away

    Golf

    Wet and wild conditions forced the world's best golfers back into the clubhouse at the Turkish Open earlier, but the dark clouds have quickly disappeared...

    Turkish Open

    European Tour: Players warming up. Play set to start again in 30 minutes.

  81. Fifa report reaction: the latest

    Football

    Amazingly, given all the fun and games on Thursday, we haven't yet mentioned Fifa or the fall-out from that report, labelled 'a joke' by FA chairman Greg Dyke.

    There was so much going on it was hard to make sense of it all.

    Luckily for you, BBC Sport's Richard Conway has written a definitive account of what happened and what the latest situation is. You can read it here.

  82. Question of Sport Teaser

    Football

    Time for today's #QSTeaser from our pals in the Question of Sport office - and it's a toughie.

    Wayne Rooney's England debut came in a 3-1 defeat against Australia in 2003. But who were the four goalscorers?

    See if you can rewind your mind to that miserable night at Upton Park and dig out the answers. No cheating. We'll reveal all later...

  83. Change of host for 2015 Nations Cup

    Football

    Equatorial Guinea has been confirmed as the new host country for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations finals, replacing Morocco.

    The Confederation of African Football selected a new host for the 17 January to 8 February finals after rejecting Morocco's request to delay the event.

    Morocco was against hosting the tournament because of fears over the Ebola outbreak elsewhere on the continent.

  84. Aussies claim one-day win

    Cricket

    Australia have beaten South Africa by 32 runs in the first one-day international at the WACA in Perth.

    South Africa could only manage 268 all out from 48.1 overs, in reply to Australia's 300 for 8.

  85. Weather update

    Golf

    European Tour golf

    European Tour: Officials monitoring the storm. Players informed an announcement will be made at 2pm local time.

    Earlier we told you that a thunderstorm had stopped play in the Turkish Airlines Open (see 11:14). Those conditions would be classed as perfect for a quick knock in Salford...

  86. Are the Nerazzurri 'Inter' Mancini?

    Football

    Could Mazzarri's untimely demise lead to the return of an Inter hero? The Italian media are convinced it will - they think that Roberto Mancini is primed to make a stunning return to the San Siro.

    Former Manchester City boss Mancini, who led Inter to three straight Scudettos between 2006 and 2008, is the hot favourite as he remains without a job since leaving Turkish side Galatasaray in the summer.

    San Siro scarf sellers rejoice.

  87. Mazzarri out of Inter

    Football

    Italian giants Inter Milan announce they have sacked Walter Mazzarri as first team coach following a poor start to the Serie A season.

    The Nerazzurri are down in ninth place after a mixed start, winning just four of their opening 11 games.

  88. Cleverly raring to go

    Boxing

    Nathan Cleverly

    Former world light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly says he feels "reinvigorated" after moving up to cruiserweight level.

    Cleverly lost his WBO light-heavyweight title to Sergey Kovalev in August 2013 and considered retirement after his first professional defeat.

    The 27-year-old is unbeaten as a cruiserweight and will face rival Tony Bellew in Liverpool on 22 November,

    "I feel physically and mentally better," Cleverly said.

  89. Get involved

    #englandgreat

    Is Rooney is an England great or not? You lot are totally torn by this question. Keep your thoughts coming on Twitter, using #englandgreat or leave a message on the BBC Sport Facebook page or the Match of the Day Facebook page or Google +.

    Toby Steed: One day, we might live in a world where England fans see past 1966...Of course Rooney is an England great, goal record says so.

    Matthew Kavanagh: An England great is someone who's stepped up when it was needed in an important game/situation. No way is Rooney one.

    DeathApeDisco: Rooney's a top player. Not an international great as no trophies, he'd get in an England XI of the last 40 years though.

  90. Cheeky Crouch blasts Fifa

    Football

    World governing body Fifa has come under fire after its report into World Cup corruption was described as "erroneous" - by the man who investigated claims of wrongdoing.

    Now Stoke striker Peter Crouch is the latest to take a pop - with his tongue firmly planted into his cheek.

    "I knew there was problems with decision making at Fifa when I didn't make the Ballon d'Or shortlist," tweets the ex-England striker.

  91. Arrest in Rangers investigation

    Football

    BBC Sport's Chris McLaughlin: "The BBC has learned four men have been detained following Police Scotland's investigation into the acquisition of Rangers in 2012. It follows early morning raids at a number of addresses across the UK in conjunction with Surrey Police and Thames Valley Police.

    "Police Scotland have been investigating the sale of the Ibrox club from Sir David Murray to Craig Whyte, in 2012, for over a year. It's understood Mr Whyte is not one of the four men who are in custody."

  92. Get involved

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    Doug Johnson, Barnsley: There is no debate. Anybody who knows anything about football will tell you Rooney is world class!

  93. Birthdays

    Chris Woods (55, soccer) - former Norwich, Rangers and England goalkeeper.

    Keith Curle (51, soccer) - Carlisle manager and former England defender.

    Bernard Hinault (60, cycling) - Frenchman who won the Tour de France five times between 1978 and 1985 to equal the records of Jacques Anquetil and Eddy Merckx.

    Adam Gilchrist

    Adam Gilchrist (43, cricket) - former Australia wicketkeeper.

    Thomas Vermaelen (29, soccer) - Barcelona and Belgium defender, formerly of Arsenal.

  94. Rain denies Poulter in Turkey

    Golf

    If you think the weather is dismal here, it may be of some consolation to learn that it is even worse in Turkey.

    So bad, in fact, that play at the $7 million Turkish Airlines Open has been suspended midway through the second round.

    A huge thunderstorm forced the players off the course and organisers say it is unlikely the tournament will resume today.

    Ian Poulter will be annoyed. He was in great form and, chasing his first victory of the season, leads the way on 13-under-par through 14 holes, three strokes ahead of Zimbabwean Brendon de Jonge.

  95. Downing misses England training

    Football

    England

    Twenty-three members of England's 24-man squad are going through some sprinting drills at a rain-soaked St George's Park as they begin training ahead of tomorrow's Euro 2016 qualifier against Slovenia.

    The missing man? West Ham attacking midfielder Stewart Downing. He picked up a slight knock on Thursday but is expected to be fit for Saturday's game.

  96. Award not in the Ballance

    Cricket

    Gary Ballance

    Gary Ballance, who burst onto the Test scene last year, is also celebrating after being named the ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year.

    The 24-year-old made his Test debut in the final test of last summer's Ashes series and hit his first century against Sri Lanka earlier this year. After eight Test matches he has a mighty impressive batting average of more than 60.

    England's wicketkeeper-batter Sarah Taylo won the ICC Women's ODI Cricketer of the Year award, while team-mate Katherine Brunt won the ICC Spirit of Cricket award for the moment when she ran out a South Africa batsman but wasn't sure if she had the ball in her hand.

    The umpire gave it out, but Brunt rather sportingly asked for a referral and the decision was subsequently reversed

  97. Get involved

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    Simon, Leeds: If people are going to say that Rooney isn't world class because he hasn't performed at a Euros or World Cup then surely Messi and Ronaldo can't be world class either. Because neither of them have turned up for their countries at the highest level of all.

  98. Johnson takes top award

    Cricket

    Mitchell Johnson, the man we love to give a bit of good-natured stick when he plays on these shores, has plenty to smile about today.

    The Australia fast bowler, 33, has been named as winner of the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year, and the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year.

    Mitchell Johnson

    From August 2013 to September, Johnson claimed 59 Test wickets at an average of 15.23, with best bowling figures of seven for 40 runs against England in Adelaide last December (we won't dwell on that last fact). In ODIs, Johnson claimed 21 wickets in 16 games.

    "Some of the greats of the game have been nominated and won this award, and it's a very special honour," said Johnson.

  99. Get involved

    #englandgreat

    So we want to know whether you agree with Danny - is Wayne Rooney an England great? Keep your thoughts coming on Twitter, using #englandgreat or leave a message on the BBC Sport Facebook page or the Match of the Day Facebook page or Google +. Here are a few of your thoughts...

    Harry Partridge: Rooney's decent but not had much competition. Had his career started 10 years earlier, his caps/goals would be much lower.

    Michael Lightfoot: No way. Good player, yes not Great. #Englandgreat now if we're talking Banks, Moore or Charlton they were great players and role models.

    Guy Finlayson: Simply no, he hasn't any positive stand-out moments. Not like Owen (Argentina), Beckham (Greece) or Charlton (World Cup).

  100. Rooney rules?

    Football

    Wayne Rooney

    "Wayne Rooney is an England great. No question."

    Says who? Says Danny Mills, who captained England in the second half of Rooney's international debut against Australia in 2003.

    "Whether he is the best striker is open for debate but what people don't understand and underestimate sometimes, is that to get to 100 caps and play at the top - and I mean the top - for 10 or 11 years for club and country, is unbelievably difficult," adds the former Leeds and Middlesbrough defender.

  101. 'I am not afraid of League Two' - Jimmy

    Football

    Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

    It's not just David Moyes facing a new challenge this week.

    So too isformer Netherlands, Chelsea and Leeds striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, installed as boss at League Two Burton Albion.

    "I don't look at the league. I look at the challenge and does it fit? That is why I am here," said the 42-year-old. "I am not afraid to come to League Two. It is about the project.

    "It is a great opportunity and project with great values that fit with me."

  102. Get involved

    #englandgreat

    Scott Cairns: Words like great and legend are used too often. You certainly can't base it on caps won. Its all about performances and cups.

  103. Singleton signs new Leeds deal

    Rugby League

    Leeds Rhinos prop Brad Singleton has signed a new four-year deal with the club.

    The 22-year-old, who spent time on loan with Wakefield in 2013, made 22 appearances for the Challenge Cup winners last season.

    "I think this will be a big year for me and I am happy to get my signature down on a new contract," he said.

  104. Salford bring in Wigan prop Taylor

    Rugby League

    Scott Taylor

    Salford Red Devils sign England prop Scott Taylor from Wigan Warriors on a one-year deal.

    "He has a fantastic temperament and has great potential to go far in the game," said Salford head coach Iestyn Harris.

    "I think he'll be the final piece of the jigsaw for our 2015 season."

  105. Fleetwood sign striker

    Football

    Northern Ireland striker Martin Patersonhas joined League One Fleetwood on loan from Huddersfield Town until 3 January.

    The 27-year-old has only made three substitute appearances for the Terriers so far this season.

  106. Time to gossip

    Football

    Ross Barkley

    Manchester City have been told they must pay £60m if they want to sign Everton's Ross Barkley, while Sunderland defender Wes Brown says Manchester United midfielder Anderson is the least intelligent player he has ever played with.

    That and much, much more on the BBC's Gossip page now.

  107. On this day

    And a few more...

    2000: Manchester United had six players nominated for the European Footballer of the Year award - Fabien Barthez, Roy Keane, Ryan Giggs, Jaap Stam, Paul Scholes and David Beckham. Portugal star Luis Figo pipped them all.

    Marcus Trescothick

    2006: England batsman Marcus Trescothick (above, doing a spot of yoga, as you do) returned from the Ashes tour of Australia, before the first Test, because of a recurrence of his stress-related illness. Trescothick had left the tour to India with a similar problem earlier in the year.

    2010: Sebastian Vettel won the Formula One drivers' championship after the Red Bull driver won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

    2013: Sachin Tendulkar took the field for his 200th and final Test matc,h against West Indies in Mumbai, and ended the day 38 not out.

  108. On this day

    Today we are asking if Wayne Rooney is an England great.

    One man who certainly was is Bobby Moore, who, on this day in 1973, bowed out of international football after making his 108th appearance for England, against Italy at Wembley in a 1-0 defeat.

    Bobby Moore

    The photo above shows Moore on a train at Euston Station in May 1977, about to leave for Blackburn for his last ever league game before retirement.

    Moore, who died in 1993 at the age of 51, won a total of 108 caps for the England team and made more than 700 league appearances, mainly for West Ham. A bona fide all-time great.

  109. Get involved

    Over to you for a moment. We asked if Wayne Rooney was an England great. Here are a few early responses.

    Tom Wells: Far from it. It's almost a disgrace that the likes of David Beckham and Ashley Cole may be considered a great too, after so many caps... How can you honestly put those names alongside the likes of Bobby Moore?

    Jimbo Gray: The last World Cup, Rooney got us there. I wouldn't say he's an England legend alongside the likes of Moore but he's certainly helped us to get us to the tournaments. He's our best player. Fact- Spurs fan

    Sean A: Look at Charlton and Lineker - most goals were scored in friendlies and Rooney was mostly qualifiers. Says a lot doesn't it and he's still playing. Those qualifier goals get us into World Cups and Euros, so he still contributes.

    Keep them coming on Twitter, using the hashtag #englandgreat or leave a message on the BBC Sport Facebook page or the Match of the Day Facebook page or Google +.

  110. Poulter on top

    Golf

    Ian Poulter

    Ian Poulter, a man who has had a bit of an up and down year in terms of performances, is most certainly on an up at the moment.

    Halfway through the second round of the Turkish Open, Poulter is on 12 under, two clear of a chasing pack of Brendon De Jonge, Wade Ormsby and overnight leader Miguel Angel Jimenez.

  111. 'Maybe I need to make changes' - Murray

    Tennis

    The one good thing that came out of the Federer smashing, according to Andy Murray, is that he now has time to work on his game.

    "Maybe I need to make some changes to my game, but that's the one good thing - I have time now to do that," he said after his heavy defeat.

    If it's any consolation, Federer's coach Stefan Edberg says the Swiss was in imperious form. "I don't think he can play much better to be honest - and I've seen a lot of tennis over the years," said Edberg.

    That is unlikely to make Murray feel much better but it might at least explain why the scoreline was so one-sided.

  112. Nightmare for Murray

    Tennis

    So then, let's have a look back at Andy Murray's nightmare evening.

    We'll keep it brief for two reasons. One, it's pretty painful to relive, and, two, in case Andy reads this site - we wouldn't want to depress him further.

    The Brit was hammered 6-0 6-1 by the exquisite Roger Federer, his heaviest defeat for seven years.

    Andy Murray

    "I've had tough losses and heavy defeats but nothing quite like that," a dejected Murray told the BBC afterwards. "It's very frustrating, when I'm trying my best. I've never been in that position before in my whole career."

    Here, if you can bear it, is a report of the game by BBC Sport's Piers Newbery.

  113. Today's newspapers

    The Sun

    The Sun

    Clever work by the Sun's headline writers. 'Chosen Juan', it says - see what they've done? - as David Moyes prepares for a new life in Spain as boss of Real Sociedad.

    The tabloid also says that Wigan chairman Dave Whelan is prepared to hire Malky Mackay as manager. Mackay has been out of work since leaving Cardiff and was later embroiled in controversy over offensive text messages he sent.

  114. Tongan leaves Scarlets

    Rugby Union

    Scarlets have released number eight Chris Hala'ufia from his regional contract. The Tongan has joined London Welsh on a permanent basis.

  115. Wright extends Sussex contract

    Cricket

    Sussex all-rounder Luke Wright has signed a three-year extension to his contract, keeping him at Hove until the end of the 2018 season.

    The 29-year-old has been with the club since 2004 and has also played 50 one-day internationals and 51 T20 matches for England.

    "He has long been seen as one of the leading one-day and T20 players in the world but he has really come into his own in red-ball cricket in recent times as he matures into a more complete player," said Sussex cricket manager Mark Robinson."

  116. Get involved

    #englandgreat

    So you can read Phil McNulty's verdict and we want your views on the subject.

    Is Wayne Rooney an England great? Remember to include your reasoning for or against and we will post the best messages on this page throughout the day.

    Get involved on Twitter, using the hashtag #englandgreat or leave a message on the BBC Sport Facebook page or the Match of the Day Facebook page or Google +.

  117. Bristol boss proud after Barca win

    Football

    Bristol Academy's Women's Champions League win over Barcelona has made a year's hard work worthwhile, says head coach Dave Edmondson.

    Bristol v Barcelona

    They drew 1-1 with the three-time Spanish champions on Thursday to progress to the quarter-finals 2-1 on aggregate.

    "My biggest emotion is pride," Edmondson told BBC Radio Bristol. "They all work full-time or are full-time students. Games like this are payback that we can give them. Hopefully they see it's worth all that effort they put in."

  118. Best videos

    Best videos

    As well as having the podcast to download, here are some of the videos and interviews worth watching.

    Tennis: Watch five of the best shots as Kei Nishikori fights back to beat David Ferrer 4-6 6-4 6-1 at the ATP World Tour Finals.

    Boxing: Commonwealth Games gold medallist Savannah Marshall talks BBC Sport through her preparations before the World Championships.

    Football: Former Tottenham striker Jurgen Klinsmann says current Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino should be given time to improve his side's poor start to the season.

    Jurgen Klinsmann
  119. BBC Radio 5 live podcast

    On your way to work? Well, maybe this will help with the journey. The BBC Radio 5 live daily podcast is now available to be downloaded.

    Listen as Eleanor Oldroyd presents reaction to Fifa's report into the World Cup bidding process and the controversies surrounding it.

    Joining Eleanor to dissect the findings are - 5 Live sports news correspondent Richard Conway, journalist David Conn and former Scotland international Pat Nevin. Download and enjoy.

  120. Headlines at 08:30

    So here are some of the other main stories on the BBC Sport website at the moment.

    Tennis: Andy Murray suffers his biggest defeat in seven years as he is knocked out of the ATP World Tour Finals. Murray loses 6-0 6-1 to Roger Federer.

    Jessica Ennis stand

    Football / athletics: Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill wants her name to be removed from a stand named after her by Sheffield United if the club offers convicted rapist Ched Evans a contract.

    Cricket: Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has been named both the cricketer of the year and Test cricketer of the year by the International Cricket Council.

    Boxing: Promoter Frank Warren has had a £1.8m claim for damages against former world champion Ricky Burns rejected by a High Court judge in London.

  121. Today's newspapers

    British newspapers

    In fact, Fifa's report is mentioned in every national newspaper, including on the front page of the Financial Times. Sepp Blatter does not have many friends in the English press it seems.

  122. Today's newspapers

    Daily Mirror

    Daily Mirror

    The Daily Mirror reacts to the Fifa report, which criticised England's 2018 World Cup bid with a powerful back page.

    The newspaper says "Fifa's reputation lies in the gutter and football needs somebody to rescue it".

  123. 'It's a bit of a joke'

    Football

    So let's start with the story that dominated yesterday's news.

    Fifa's report into World Cup corruption is now pointless and a joke, according to English Football Association chairman Greg Dyke.

    He made his comments after the man who investigated claims of wrongdoing said the report was "erroneous".

    "It's a bit of a joke, the whole process," Dyke told BBC Sport, adding that it looked "pretty ugly for Fifa".

    The report cleared Russia and Qatar of corruption allegations but criticised the FA for flouting bid rules.

  124. Post update

    Hello, good morning and hope everyone is well and happy today. Welcome to Sportsday Live. So it promises to be a busy weekend of international football and we will have all the build-up to all the action throughout the day.

    But there's so much to talk about. We will have all the latest news from the ATP World Tour finals and look ahead to the latest autumn internationals, with England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland news conferences throughout the morning. Don't go anywhere.

  125. Euro stars

    It is looking routine for England.

    England

    Northern Ireland have won three out of three.

    Kyle Lafferty

    The most expensive player in the world has guided Wales to the top of their group.

    Gareth Bale

    And Scotland and Republic of Ireland have gained impressive results already.

    Scotland goal

    Could all five qualify for Euro 2016? They all face vital matches at the weekend. Can they maintain their impressive form?