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  1. Window of opportunity


    Tom Killick

    This is one way of getting around a stadium ban.

    Poole Town manager Tom Killick decided to watch his side's match against Cambridge City from the skylight of a nearby house after being hit with a six-match ban.

    The Evo-Stik Southern boss, used the house of Poole's groundsman, who lives just yards away from the club's home ground.

    He told the Bournemouth Echo: "I can pretty much see the whole pitch apart from the goalmouth at the end I watch it from. It is quite a good vantage point but being detached from the players makes life difficult."


  2. Post update

    That looks to be almost that from Turin but fear not, if any big news comes from tonight's news conference, it will be covered in our live text commentary of the England Under-21s v Germany here.

    That is almost all from me, but, before I say goodbye, enjoy one of the stories of the day...

  3. England news conference

    Italy v England

    More from England boss Roy Hodgson: "There were so many great moments when I was in Italy - my favourite moment was when I was offered the job as manager of Inter Milan."

  4. England news conference

    Italy v England

    When asked if he would like to play league football in Italy, Wayne Rooney said: "I love playing in the Premier League. I used to watch Batistuta for Fiorentina but don't think I'd play in Italy."

  5. England news conference

    Italy v England

    More from England striker Wayne Rooney in Turin: "We have to move on from World Cup, our aim is to reach Euros. Tomorrow will be a good test and we are looking forward to it."

  6. England news conference

    Italy v England

    England manager Roy Hodgson: All friendly matches during qualification allow you to see where players are. It's an opportunity for players to impress both managers

  7. England news conference

    Italy v England

    England striker Wayne Rooney: "It's exciting that Harry Kane has done well in the Premier League and hopefully he can bring his form into the England team."

  8. Post update

    Phil McNulty

    BBC chief football writer in Turin

    "Harry Kane will make his first full England start against Italy here in Turin tomorrow. Bar set high - needs a goal in less than 79 seconds."

  9. England news conference


    Harry Kane

    England manager Roy Hodgson: "It is nice to see Wayne Rooney and Harry Kane together. This is a chance for some of the squad players to show they are good enough to play."

  10. England news conference

    This could take a while as every question directed at Roy Hodgson and Wayne Rooney is translated into Italian.

  11. England news conference

    Italy v England

    At last, here we go. Roy Hodgson and Wayne Rooney are here.

    The England manager confirms Harry Kane will make his full debut and Wayne Rooney captains the team.

  12. England starlets ready for German test


    The England under-21s name their starting line up for this evening's friendly with Germany.

    England: Bond, Jenkinson, Garbutt, Forster-Caskey, Stones, Gibson, Lingard, Ward-Prowse (c), Ings, Hughes, Redmond.

    You can follow radio and live text commentary of the match online.

  13. England in Turin


    England on Twitter: The senior team check out the surroundings at @juventusfc stadium #ITAVENG.

    Now we just need them to get on with their media duties. Still we wait for the the start of the news conference with Roy Hodgson.

  14. Rainy Manchester



    Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho on Instagram: Manchester=rain, cold and wind.

    He has got a point.

  15. Pelle to start for Italy


    Italy name their team for Tuesday's friendly against England:

    Buffon, Ranocchia, Bonucci, Chiellini, Florenzi, Parolo, Valdifiori, Soriano, Darmian, Pelle, Eder.

  16. Still no Roy


    Still no sign of England boss Roy Hodgson or striker Wayne Rooney ahead of their news conference in Turin. This is getting later and later as the media wait for their views on tomorrow's friendly against Italy.

  17. Harry backs Harry


    Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp expects Harry Kane's rise to continue after the Spurs striker scored 79 seconds into his England debut.

    Kane is preparing for the friendly against Italy on Tuesday after coming off the substitutes' bunch to net in last Friday's 4-0 Euro 2016 qualifying defeat of Lithuania at Wembley. It was his 30th goal of the season.

    "I'm sure he will keep being successful because he loves football. He lives for football," said Redknapp.

    "So many of them come in, get contracts and think they have made it then, but Harry's not like that. He's well grounded, has a good family behind him."

  18. Turin awaits


    Juventus stadium

    The Press Association's Simon Peach tweets a picture of Juventus's Stadium in Turin, where England face Italy in a friendly on Tuesday. Pretty impressive stuff.

  19. The Italian job



    England's players have been taking a stroll around the Juventus Stadium in Turin ahead of Tuesday's friendly against Italy.

    Wayne Rooney and Roy Hodgson are expected to be talking to the media imminently.

  20. Wozniacki out


    Fourth seed Caroline Wozniacki is knocked out of the Miami Open in straight sets. Wozniacki lost 6-3 7-6 to the 16th seed Venus Williams in the 4th round. Defending champion Serena Williams takes on Svetlana Kuznetsova in her last 16 match shortly.

  21. Royals fined


    Reading are fined £30,000 by a Football Disciplinary Commission for breaching regulations regarding multiple financial interests.

    In August 2013, the Royals borrowed £10.5m from Vibrac Corporation, a company registered in the British Virgin Islands, which was followed by a further loan of £5.6m in May 2014.

    At the time Vibrac also had interests in three Premier League clubs.

    The fine has been suspended until May 2016 after the club's co-operation.

  22. Armenia coach quits


    Armenia coach Bernard Challandes steps down in the wake of a 2-1 Euro 2016 qualifying defeat by Albania on Sunday, leaving the country without a win after four games.

  23. World Cup winners and losers


    Brendon McCullum, Imran Tahir, Eoin Morgan and Hamid Hassan

    With the World Cup now firmly in the rear-view mirror, it's time to reflect on the major players of the tournament: who enhanced their reputation, and who flopped?

    BBC Sport's Stephan Shemilt has been running the rule of the heroes and villains of the World Cup - you can read his verdict here.

    And for more analysis of Australia's win and the rest of the tournament, tune in to the Tuffers & Vaughan Cricket World Cup awards on BBC Radio 5 live tonight from 2100 to 2230 BST.

  24. Hodgson on his way


    Don't forget England manager Roy Hodgson is about to speak to the media ahead of the friendly in Italy on Tuesday night. You can follow what he has to say here.

  25. Trouble for Russia and Montenegro


    Uefa has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Montenegrin and Russian Football Associations following their Euro 2016 qualifier that was abandoned due to crowd trouble.

    The Montenegro Football Association (FSCG) has been charged with holding a match that did not get played in full, and for fans throwing fireworks and missiles.

    The Russian football union (RFS) has also been charged for the setting off/throwing of fireworks and objects by their spectators.

    Russia have lodged a formal complaint with UEFA and demanded they be awarded a victory after the abandoned match on Friday.

  26. Women's Football Show

    Tonight at 19:00 BST on the BBC Red Button, it is the first Women's Football Show of the WSL season.

    Jacqui Oatley and guests, including former England goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis, analyse the start of the Women's Super League season. There is a profile on Sunderland's new head coach, former Wimbledon Crazy Gang member Carlton Fairweather, and Sue Smith talks to England's Lianne Sanderson ahead of the friendly against China on 9th April.

    Don't miss it.

  27. Bradford's Meredith extends contract


    Bradford City defender James Meredith has signed a two-year contract extension.

    The 26-year-old Australian has made 43 appearances for the Bantams this season in all competitions, and helped the League One side to the FA Cup quarter-finals, where they lost to Reading.

  28. Wales to stick at stadium


    Wales will not switch any of their remaining Euro 2016 qualifying home matches to the Millennium Stadium.

    Saturday's 3-0 win over Israel saw Wales move to the top of Group B, and led to a surge in interest.

    However, Chris Coleman's team are keen to remain at the 33,000-seat Cardiff City Stadium and not switch to the 74,000-capacity rugby stadium.

  29. Post update

    Phil McNulty

    BBC chief football writer in Turin

    Juventus Stadium

    "Nice place they've got here. View from the coaches' seats at the Juventus stadium in Turin."

  30. It's a marathon not a sprint


    Phil Brown

    If trying to get his side promoted into League One isn't hard enough, Southend boss Phil Brown is also in training for his first London marathon. You can watch an interview with him here.

  31. Murray set for 500 wins


    If Andy Murray beats Kevin Anderson in round four at the Miami Open on Tuesday he will become the ninth active player and the 46th man in the open era to reach 500 victories.

    The Scot surpassed Tim Henman's mark of 496 career wins in Indian Wells last week, giving him the open era record for a British player.

  32. The unbeatables?


    England's teams from senior level to under 17s have won 11 matches out of 11 this week. Can that be a perfect 12 this evening when the under 21s entertain Germany.

    You can follow radio commentary on BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra and text commentary online from 19:45 BST.

  33. Goals galore


    Goal scorers

    Take a bow Danny Welbeck. There may be a massive clamour for Tottenham's Harry Kane to be handed his first England start against Italy on Tuesday but you can see why Roy Hodgson has kept faith with the Arsenal striker.

  34. Bardsley charged by FA


    Manchester City goalkeeper Karen Bardsley has been charged by the FA for violent conduct following an on-field incident which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video.

    The charge relates to an incident involving Birmingham City LFC's Freda Ayisi, who was dismissed at the time for her part in the incident.

  35. Brilliant Bale


    Gareth Bale

    So he's not all bad then? Despite what some at Real Madrid seem to be suggesting. Gareth Bale has attempted the most dribbles in Euro 2016 Qualifiers.

  36. International friendly results


    Missing your live football fix? Here are the full time results for the international friendlies that have been played today...

    Indonesia 2 - 1 Myanmar

    Belarus 0 - 0 Gabon

    Thailand 2 - 3 Cameroon.

  37. Maguire to miss Grand National

    Horse Racing

    Frank Keogh

    BBC Sport

    "Grand National-winning jockey Jason Maguire is to miss the big race for the second year running through injury, it has been confirmed.

    "Maguire, who won the Aintree contest on the Donald McCain-trained Ballabriggs in 2011, is out for the rest of the season with a back problem.

    "He is the latest high-profile jockey to be sidelined for the race on 11 April, joining the injured Barry Geraghty and Davy Russell, plus suspended Bryan Cooper."

  38. Get involved

    Text 81111 (UK users only)

    Daryl Higgins on text: 'Another one bites the dust' pretty much sums up the revolving door of board members at Glasgow Rangers recently.

    On the back of the Isle of Man anthem being played by accident at the Argentina v El Salvador game, we want to know which songs suit your sporting team? Let us know on Twitter at #bbcsportsday, by text on 81111, or via the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  39. Australia due to announce Ashes squad


    Kevin Pietersen (left) and James Faulkner

    Hot on the heels of their ominous victory at the Cricket World Cup, Australia are set to announce their squad for this summer's Ashes at 00:00 BST.

    The squad is expected to contain 16 names, and will double as the touring party for a two-Test series in the West Indies in June.

    Will James Faulkner and Kevin Pietersen, seen here enjoying the victory celebrations in Melbourne, be lining up on opposite sides when the series gets under way in Cardiff on 8 July?

  40. Time up for Wilkin


    Kevin Wilkins

    A nice infographic for your perusal above; after Wrexham sack manager Kevin Wilkin a day after they lost in the FA Trophy final to North Ferriby United.

    The Conference side lost on penalties at Wembley after a 3-3 draw, having been 2-0 up against their part-time opponents.

  41. Reds want Song

    Latest Gossip

    Liverpool are considering a bid for Barcelona's unwanted defensive midfielder Alex Song, reports the Daily Express.

    The 27-year-old is currently on loan at West Ham.

  42. I'm a striker - Barkley


    Ross Barkley

    Everton youngster Ross Barkley has revealed he sees himself as a striker, and believes he would benefit from playing a more advanced position.

    "I feel I can have my greatest impact there because I'm free to roam around the pitch, take players on, have shots and create chances," he told Premier League World.

    He also admitted that he has failed to live up to expectations this season, saying: "From my point of view I haven't done as well as I know I can, but you have to go through bad days to get to the great days you have in your career."

  43. Show us your trophies, Mike


    The Northern Echo's Scott Wilson gives his view on the news that Newcastle United made record profits in 2014.

    He writes: "A more balanced view of Newcastle's financial state would have to conclude that it is unfair to portray Ashley as a pantomime villain without any positive attributes.

    "But for all that financial stability has to be preferable to the increasingly unsustainable level of debt that was being racked up under previous regimes, there is something profoundly unsettling about profit sheets being presented as an irrefutable proof of success.

    "For all the numbers that were revealed on Newcastle's official club website today, one continues to trump them all. None - the number of major trophies won under Ashley's control."

  44. Tunisia free to compete in 2017 Afcon


    Tunisia national football team

    Tunisia have been cleared to compete in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

    Their participation had been in doubt after an acrimonious quarter-final defeat to Equatorial Guinea at the 2015 tournament which saw Tunisia players pursue the referee down the tunnel after the final whistle.

    But the African football confederation (Caf) says "the problems are definitely settled" and Tunisia are free to participate in qualification for the 2017 competition.

  45. Cundy calls for merger

    Disability Sport

    Paralympic cyclist Jody Cundy has called for able-bodied World Cup cycling events to include races for disabled athletes.

    UCI president Brian Cookson has told the BBC merging some competitions is something they are considering, but insists they wouldn't want para-cycling to be seen as secondary and admits the logistics would be "quite difficult". He does confirm there will be a 'major shake-up' of able-bodied and disabled cycling events after the Rio Games.

    British head coach Jon Norfolk also states that the team needs to find 'new ways of innovating' in order to stay ahead of the rest of the world. GB finished top of the medal table with nine honours, but only on account of their seven gold medals - China, USA and Australia all claimed a high total of medals.

  46. Greek players hurt in car crash


    Vangelis Moras

    Three Greek internationals have suffered minor injury in a car accident following their side's Euro qualifying draw in Hungary.

    Panagiotis Tachtsidis, Vangelis Moras and Ioannis Fetfatzidis were hurt when the taxi taking them to the airport in Budapest crashed. Another motorist was killed in the incident.

    Chievo winger Fetfatzidis reportedly received stitches to the head and Hellas Verona midfielder Tachtsidis had stitches in a knee wound.

  47. Italian job for Rooney?



    Don't forget England boss Roy Hodgson will be speaking at a news conference from 17:00 BST this afternoon, ahead of Tuesday's friendly in Italy. The game could see striker Wayne Rooney set a new goal scoring record for his country, with three needed to break Bobby Charlton's tally.

    You can follow Hodgson's conference live here later.

  48. Wrexham sack Wilkin after Trophy defeat


    Conference side Wrexham have sacked manager Kevin Wilkin.

    The dismissal comes just a day after Wrexham lost on penalties in the FA Trophy to North Ferriby United, who are one division below them.

    Wilkin had been in charge since March last year.

  49. Australian media turns on champs


    Brad Haddin applauds Martin Guptill

    Australia may have won the Cricket World Cup, but that doesn't mean the country's media is giving them a free pass.

    Esteemed sportswriter Greg Baum has criticised the team for their allegedly unsportsmanlike conduct in the final against New Zealand.

    "In a corner of the glowing image of Australia's World Cup triumph is a blot that no amount of rubbing ever will remove," Baum writes in Melbourne newspaper The Age.

    In particular, Baum criticises wicketkeeper Brad Haddin for clapping his gloves in Martin Guptill's face after the Kiwi batsman was dismissed.

  50. Notts County in talks with Moniz


    Notts County are in talks with Ricardo Moniz about becoming their new manager, reports BBC Radio Nottingham.

    The 50-year-old played for several teams in his native Netherlands and has held numerous coaching positions, including a spell as skills coach at Tottenham.

    Notts, who are 20th in League One, sacked manager Shaun Derry last week.

    They are expected to comment on the managerial situation within 48 hours.

  51. Euro 2016: what do Northern Ireland need to qualify?


    BBC Sport

    Story so far: Without a competitive win away from home since September 2010, Michael O'Neill's side may well have taken a draw had they been offered it before kick-off against Hungary in Budapest.

    Instead, on the ninth anniversary of a legendary qualifying win over England, Northern Ireland secured another famous victory as Niall McGinn and Kyle Lafferty scored in the final 10 minutes to snatch a 2-1 win.

    It proved a springboard for wins against the Faroe Islands and World Cup last-16 participants Greece in Piraeus. Victory over Finland on Sunday kept them in touch with group leaders Romania, who edged to a win over the Faroe Islands.

    The next hurdle: Defeat in Romania last time out left Northern Ireland second in the group but O'Neill's side have the chance to atone for that when they meet again on home soil on 13 June.

    Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill: "Romania are an excellent team and they top the group so we know we'll have to be at our very, very best to beat them."

  52. Get involved


    Simon: Slip Slidin' Away by Paul Simon, the soundtrack to Steven Gerrard's career.

    Martin Towle: Chesterfield sing Sailing confuses the opposing team cos we're 100 miles from the sea.

    On the back of the Isle of Man anthem being played by accident at the Argentina v El Salvador game, we want to know which songs suit your sporting team? Let us know on Twitter at #bbcsportsday, by text on 81111, or via the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  53. Azhar named Pakistan ODI captain


    Azhar Ali

    If you thought England's cricket management made some inexplicable decisions, try this one on for size.

    Pakistan have handed their ODI captaincy to batsman Azhar Ali. Nothing too outrageous about that, you might think, until you consider this - Azhar hasn't actually played an ODI for over two years.

    The 30-year-old, who has previously been seen as more of a Test specialist, takes over from Misbah-ul-Haq.

  54. Moore backs Armitage for England

    Rugby Union

    Steffon Armitage

    Toulon back-rower Steffon Armitage should be offered a place in England's Rugby World Cup squad, says BBC Sport rugby union pundit Brian Moore.

    Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Moore says: "England's back row do not match the best back rows they will face in the World Cup. A back row of Armitage, Robshaw at six and Tom Wood or Billy Vunipola at No 8 would be better balanced."

    Armitage was named European Player of the Year last year, but has not played for England since 2010 due to a policy of not picking players who play club rugby abroad.

  55. No holiday for Wales - Williams


    Ashley Williams

    Wales captain Ashley Williams says the squad won't be jetting off to exotic locations on their summer holidays, as they instead focus their attention on sealing qualification for Euro 2016.

    Chris Coleman's side host Belgium for their next qualifier on 12 June, nearly three weeks after the conclusion of the Premier League season.

    But Williams says: "Everyone understands the importance of that game and no-one is going to be in Vegas or Miami before. We will have a rest and keep ourselves fit."

  56. Kolarov wants Italy return

    Latest Gossip

    Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov tells Sky Italia he wants a return to Italy.

    The 29-year-old has featured 24 times this season, seven of which have been as substitute, after signing from Lazio in 2010.

    "I'd like to return to Italy, but it's difficult," he told Sky Italia. "I'm happy for Mihajlovic; he's doing very well, as are his side Lazio.

    "They're having a great season and I hope they can end it in third or even second place."

  57. BBC Women's Football of the Year


    BBC Sport

    Who will be your BBC Women's Footballer of the Year?

    As the women's game grows globally, BBC Sport will recognise the best female talent with a new award, which will be voted for by the public.

    The five finalists will be revealed on 26 April when the public vote opens. The winner will be announced in late May.

  58. White set for 50th cap


    Ellen White, Toni Duggan, Natasha Dowie and Anita Asante have all been recalled to the England Women's squad for the match against China on Thursday 9 April.

    Mark Sampson's side will entertain China at Manchester City's new Academy Stadium in their final home match before this summer's Fifa Women's World Cup in Canada.

    White last played for her country against Montenegro in April 2014, before an anterior cruciate ligament injury forced her to sit out the rest of the year. The Notts County striker could make her 50th England appearance against China, as could her club-mate Jess Clarke.

  59. Edwards joins Hampshire


    Hampshire sign West Indies fast bowler Fidel Edwards as a Kolpak player across all formats for the second half of the 2015 season.

    The 33-year-old joins in time for Hampshire's opening One-Day Cup match against Sussex on 27 July.

    Edwards has played 55 Tests but last played for the West Indies in 2012.

    Hampshire's director of cricket Giles White told BBC Radio Solent: "He's obviously got experience at the highest level and there aren't many bowlers around that have that."

  60. Get involved

    On the back of the Isle of Man anthem being played by accident at the Argentina v El Salvador game, we want to know which songs suit your sporting team?

    Luke: The grand old team of York, it had 11 men, they went backup to the football league and are getting down again.

    Steph on Text: 'We're going down, I'm yelling timber! Kesha' Hopefully not though! Villa fan.

  61. Brook 'can be next star of British boxing'


    Kell Brook

    Kell Brook has the potential to be the biggest fighter in Great Britain, according to promoter Eddie Hearn.

    The unbeaten 28-year-old defended his IBF world welterweight title on Saturday with a fourth-round victory over Romanian Jo Jo Dan.

    Britain's Carl Froch, 37, the super middleweight champion of the world, has suggested it is likely he will hang up his gloves this year.

    "Carl was there on Saturday and when he retires Kell is the perfect replacement as the star of British boxing," Hearn told BBC Radio Sheffield.

    "I think Kell's virtually there at the moment. There are no other British fighters out there who have beaten the best in their division so it's there for Kell to take. What a future he has ahead of him."

  62. Sterling for Arsenal?


    Arsenal striker Ian Wright ‏on Twitter: Come on Arsene! Go in and get "Raheem the dream Sterling " from Liverpool and play him where he wants!

    What a signing that would prove to be.

  63. Show me the money


    Not everyone is delighted by the news that Newcastle made record profits in 2013-2014.

    Norman Watson, chairman of the Newcastle United Supporters' Trust, tells BBC Sport: "None of this profit is being reflected on the pitch. The club went nearly 18 months without signing a full-time professional player on a permanent deal.

    "Fans want to see money invested in the playing staff. Before the Arsenal match we had only 13 fully fit first-team players - the squad is extremely thin on the ground."

    Newcastle sold France midfielder Yohan Cabaye to Paris St-Germain in a £19m deal in January 2014.

    During the 2013-14 financial year, the club signed three players - France striker Loic Remy and Netherlands attacker Luuk de Jong on loan, along with teenage French midfielder Olivier Kemen for an undisclosed fee.

  64. Get involved


    On the subject of anthems in football, we want to know which song best describes your sporting team and why?

    I'll get you started. 'We are the Champions' by Queen. Maybe a tad premature as a Bristol City fan.

    Let us know on Twitter at #bbcsportsday, by text on 81111, or via the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  65. Name that tune


    El Salvador

    Talk about embarrassing.

    Organisers of a friendly match between El Salvador and Argentina have had to apologise for wrongly playing the national anthem for the Isle of Man.

    El Salvador fans whistled in disgust and their players were left baffled as the wrong anthem was played before the game in the United States on Saturday.

    CMS Sports said it took "full responsibility for the honest mistake".

  66. Keane's Euro warning


    Robbie Keane warns the Republic of Ireland's Group D rivals that they will fight until the last second of the campaign to secure a place in the Euro 2016 finals.

    Substitute Shane Long's 91st-minute strike at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday evening denied leaders Poland victory and secured a 1-1 draw and a potentially precious point for the Republic.

    Keane said: "It will give us confidence going into the next game, knowing that we can keep going and fighting until the very end and get something out of the game."

  67. Second chances hard to come by


    Former England and Liverpool winger John Barnes says black managers struggle to find a new job after being sacked by a club.

    The 51-year-old, who has managed Celtic and the Jamaica national team, has not had a coaching job since being fired by Tranmere in October 2009.

    "A white manager loses his job and gets another job, he loses his job, he gets another job," Barnes said.

    "Very few black managers can lose their job and get another job."

  68. Get involved

    Text 81111 (UK users only)

    Chris from Eastbourne on text: All teams to qualify. English fans to support other home nations. All other home nations to hope for England to fail.

    Could all four home nations make it to the finals? If not, who do you see falling short? Let us know on Twitter at #bbcsportsday, by text on 81111, or via the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  69. Weather rocks Father Time



    Lord's Cricket Ground's weathervane, Father Time, has been damaged during high winds in London over the weekend.

    It now sits at almost 90 degrees to its original position. Staff from Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), which owns Lord's, are working with specialists to restore it to its original position as soon as possible.

    This is not the first time the weathervane has fallen foul of the elements: in 1992 it was struck by lightning and the subsequent repairs were featured on Blue Peter.

  70. Have Brazil been reborn?



    Are Brazil a team reborn post-World Cup?

    Their 7-1 World Cup semi-final defeat to Germany was then followed by the reappointment of Dunga as national team coach.

    Fast forward eight months and Sunday's 1-0 victory over Chile at the Emirates Stadium in London means that Brazil have now won eight consecutive matches.

    Read what South American football expert Tim Vickery says here.

  71. Euro 2016: what do Wales need to qualify?


    Group B table as it stands

    Story so far: Wales are undefeated with three wins and two draws, having already navigated Andorra's artificial pitch and a visit to group favourites Belgium before Saturday's trip to early leaders Israel.

    They came through that latest test with flying colours and now lead Group B. Gareth Bale seems determined to play at a major tournament - the Real Madrid star was instrumental again for his nation in the victory in Haifa.

    The next hurdle: The challenge now for Chris Coleman and his team is to keep up the high standards they have set themselves. Next up is a home tie with a talented Belgium team, who many fancied to top the group.

    Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey: "We'll be looking forward to Belgium. It's a tough game but we are full of confidence at the moment. We are top of the group, so why can't we win the game?"

  72. Greaves to join Spurs greats


    Jimmy Greaves

    About time Spurs...

    The club's record goal scorer Jimmy Greaves will be inducted into their Hall of Fame in May.

    With 266 goals in 379 appearances in the league, FA and League Cups and Europe, perhaps the biggest surprise is that it has taken this long for Greaves to make it.

    It will be the first time the former England striker has returned to White Hart Lane - bar a couple of media appearances - since he left in 1970.

  73. Five Kiwis in Team of Tournament


    Daniel Vettori, Trent Boult, Corey Anderson and Brendon McCullum (left to right)

    The ICC has selected its Team of the Tournament for the Cricket World Cup, and it provides some consolation for losing finalists New Zealand, who have five players in the team.

    Captain Brendon McCullum, Martin Guptill, Corey Anderson, Daniel Vettori and Trent Boult all make the cut, along with Australian trio Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Starc, South Africa's AB De Villiers and Morne Morkel, and Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara.

    Interestingly, the team selected by the ICC is exactly the same as the XI named by the BBC's Test Match Special pundits.

  74. Get involved


    Petar Gril: England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland to get to Euro 2014, N.Ireland to fall just short. Rooney, Bale, Fletcher and Long vital.

    Martyn Drabik: England certainly. Wales probably. N. Ireland hopefully. But Scotland and Rep.Ireland will have to fight for a play-off spot.

    Could all four home nations make it to the finals? If not, who do you see falling short? And which players will be crucial to each country's chances? Let us know via the usual channels - on Twitter at #bbcsportsday, by text on 81111, or via the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  75. Robertson out of China Open


    Shock news in the China Open as world number two Neil Robertson suffers a surprise first-round defeat by Thailand's Dechawat Poomjaeng.

    The Australian led 3-1 but eventually lost 5-4 to world number 38 Poomjaeng, who won the deciding frame 69-64.

    England's Ali Carter was another to make an early exit, losing 5-4 to Norway's Kurt Maflin.

  76. Superman to fly in for Jersey match

    Rugby Union

    Henry Cavill

    Superman actor Henry Cavill will be flying in to watch the annual rugby union match between Jersey and Guernsey next month.

    Cavill, who was born in Jersey, is a keen supporter of the island side who play in the Championship, the second tier of English rugby.

    The two islands the second oldest trophy in world rugby after the Calcutta Cup.

    "You'll find me about the grounds and clubhouse throughout the day, hopefully with a pint in hand," said Cavill.

  77. Euro 2016: what do Scotland need to qualify?


    BBC Sport

    Story so far: Scotland emerged from their first qualifier without a point but plenty of positives, pushing world champions Germany all the way before succumbing to a 2-1 defeat.

    They have built on that display admirably, beating Georgia and the Republic of Ireland 1-0, either side of a 2-2 draw in Poland - a nation that turned out at the last two European Championship.

    On Sunday, Gordon Strachan's side maintained their momentum with a 6-1 win over Gibraltar. Steven Fletcher ended a six-year goal drought with a hat-trick - but only after the visitors had stunned Hampden by equalising.

    The next hurdle: A September double-header against Georgia and Germany is on the horizon but before that is the mouth-watering prospect of facing the Republic of Ireland in June. It is a match neither can afford to lose if they are realistic about challenging Poland and Germany for the top two qualification slots.

    Scotland manager Gordon Strachan: "I'm upbeat because after five games in a real hard group, to be where we are is not bad."

  78. Hernandez frustrated at Real


    On-loan Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez says he's growing frustrated with his lack of playing time at Real Madrid.

    In an interview with Fox Sports to be broadcast this evening, Hernandez complains: "I cooperate, I help and give my 100% in training but in the games the opportunities are slim."

    Hernandez has scored three goals in just 13 appearances for Carlo Ancelotti's side this season, but the Mexico international served up a reminder of his prowess in front of goal by bagging the winner in yesterday's friendly against Ecuador.

  79. Reds want Hughes

    Latest Gossip

    Will Hughes

    The Daily Star reports Liverpool will sign Will Hughes in a £15m deal if Derby fail to get promoted to the Premier League.

    The 19-year-old signed a four-year deal with the Rams in the summer. Steve McClaren's side are fifth in the Championship.

  80. Get Involved


    Today we're asking whether all four home nations can make it to Euro 2016...

    Ian Evans: Wales and N Ireland won't have a better chance. Scotland need to perform at home against Poland and Germany, that is a really tight group. England would have struggled massively had they been in that group.

    Marcus Gardner: I can't see Scotland or Republic of Ireland getting through that group, Poland have been outstanding so far, but I hope I'm wrong.

    Max Baggins-Craig: Scotland pulling it off (if they can keep Republic of Ireland at bay), England & Northern Ireland easily, Wales to go through, pending Gareth Bale.

    Keep them coming in on Twitter at #bbcsportsday, by text on 81111, and via the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  81. Mast drama for Dongfeng



    Drama in the Volvo Ocean Race as the Dongfeng Race Team break its mast early on Monday 240 nautical miles west of Cape Horn.

    There are no injuries and the crew are not believed to be in any danger but they are not planning to continue racing on this leg and are heading towards Ushuaia, Argentina, under their own sail.

  82. McCoy likely to ride favourite in National

    Horse Racing

    AP McCoy

    Retiring 19-time champion jockey AP McCoy has said he is "very likely" to ride favourite Shutthefrontdoor in his final Grand National on 11 April.

    McCoy, 40, prefers last year's Irish National winner, trained by Jonjo O'Neill, to Cause Of Causes.

    The Northern Irishman said he will retire at Sandown on 25 April if he does not win the National at Aintree.

    "I had some thoughts about Punchestown the following week, but I won't be riding there," he told The Times.

  83. Euro 2016: what do England need to qualify?


    Group E as it stands

    Throughout today, we're going to be taking a look at Euro 2016 qualification, and what the home nations have to do to make it. Here's the lowdown on England...

    Story so far: A trip to Switzerland, who took eventual runners-up Argentina to within two minutes of penalties at the World Cup, presented a formidable early test for England, particularly after they went out of Brazil 2014 without winning a game.

    But Roy Hodgson's side passed that with merit as Danny Welbeck scored both goals in a 2-0 win in Basel, and he has gone on to be top scorer in qualifying on six goals as England have raced to five wins from five, conceding only once.

    A 4-0 victory over Lithuania on Friday was routine but provided Harry Kane with a moment to cherish, with the Tottenham striker scoring his first goal for England 79 seconds into his debut.

    The next hurdle: England are six points clear at the top of their group and victory over second-placed Slovenia in June will see them take another big step towards France. Hodgson's team won 3-1 at Wembley in the first meeting.

    England captain Wayne Rooney: "Since the World Cup we have been fantastic. A lot of teams around Europe will be looking at this team and will be frightened."

  84. Scott not reading too much into opener


    Manchester City's Jill Scott has told BBC Sport not to read too much into the opening round of Women's Super League division one fixtures. City drew 0-0 at Birmingham City at the weekend, while champions Liverpool were beaten 2-1 at home by promoted Sunderland.

    "The first game is always going to be a bit random because there's high emotion," said the England midfielder, 28. "I'm not reading too much into it. It's one result from 14."

    Liverpool and England defender Gemma Bonner, 23, added: "With the number of players that have moved in the off-season, it's going to take a couple of games to settle in. But because there aren't that many games, it's important to hit the ground running."

  85. Fernandez set for Guinea


    Luis Fernandez

    Former France international Luis Fernandez is set to take over as coach of Guinea in place of compatriot Michel Dussuyer, the Guinean Football Federation (FGF) confirms.

    FGF secretary general Ibrahima Barry tells a news conference that the 55-year-old Fernandez had been in Conakry since Saturday visiting sports venues and holding talks with the country's sport minister.

    They have been looking for a replacement since Dussuyer quit following Guinea's quarter-final exit from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

    "It's an open discussion. We're at 90 or 95%," said Barry.

  86. Get involved


    Ash Goodin: Northern Ireland will fall short. They'll finish third and it won't be enough. Scotland at a huge risk too with their group.

    David Webb: I think all will make it, will make it a lot more interesting if all home nations make it!

    David fincham: Don't forget Scotland still have to go away to Georgia. Can be a very difficult place to go so could easily drop points there.

    We are asking you if you think all the Home Nations could qualify for Euro 2016? Let us know via #bbcsportsday, text 81111 (UK users only) or post on the BBC Sport and Match of the Day Facebook pages.

  87. Long leaves it late for Republic


    Shane Long

    As well as success for the British home nations at the weekend, there was a vital point for the Republic of Ireland.

    Martin O'Neill's side snatched a 1-1 draw against Poland courtesy of a late goal by Shane Long. Former Wolves midfielder Slawomir Peszko had earlier given Poland the lead.

    The Republic are now fourth in Group D, two points behind Scotland, and also trailing Poland and Germany.

  88. Top video content

    Fancy something to watch? You are in luck. Here is some of the top video content on BBC Sport this morning.

    Formula 1: Vettel beats Hamilton in Malaysia.

    Cricket: Michael Clarke dedicates win to Phillip Hughes.

    Football: Kyle Lafferty delighted after NI victory over Finland

  89. Visser makes 'dream' Harlequins move

    Rugby Union

    Tim Visser

    Edinburgh winger Tim Visser is to join Harlequins next season.

    The 27-year-old Dutch-born wing qualifies for Scotland on residency grounds and made his Test debut in 2012 against Fiji and scored two tries. He has played a further 16 Tests and score five more tries.

    He said: "I am delighted to join a club with as much heritage as Harlequins. It's a dream come true and I'm looking forward to meeting my new team mates and helping the club move forward."

  90. Wembley joy for North Ferriby


    Wembley played host to a cracker of a football match on Sunday - albeit not in front of the biggest crowd it will have this season.

    In front of 15,585, East Yorkshire's North Ferriby United came back from two goals down to beat Wales' Wrexham on penalties and win the FA Trophy.

    North Ferriby - a community with a population of just under 4,000 - started as massive underdogs. The Conference North side were a division and 18 places below their Welsh opponents and were roared on by more than 3,000 supporters among the 14,585 Wembley crowd.

  91. Get involved


    You've been giving your views on the announcement of record profits at Newcastle...

    Gavin Vargas: Ashley done well off the field but on it we're a mess. Need major investment in players and manager worth billions spends nowt

    Lewis Powell: No respect for him! Going no where, not interested in winning cups, safety in league is enough not ambitious enough!!

  92. Get involved

    Text 81111 (UK users only)

    Darren, Durham. on text: Record profits for Newcastle? I might print off a copy of the balance sheet to look at on Sunday instead of watching our game against Sunderland. It will be more exciting. RECORD PROFITS, AWFUL FOOTBALL!!!

    Seems not everyone is that impressed by the business sense of Newcastle owner Mike Ashley.

  93. Spieth on the up


    Jordan Spieth

    Earlier we brought you news that Tiger Woods had dropped out of the top 100 in the latest edition of the golf world rankings.

    But while Tiger sinks, another American is rising fast, with 21-year-old Jordan Spieth up to a career-high fourth after finishing second in the Texas Open.

    The tournament was won by Jimmy Walker, who enters the top 10 for the first time.

  94. Look who's back


    Liverpool legends

    Liverpool defender Jose Enrique on Twitter: What a picture from yesterday !!! Legends.

    Sorry Liverpool fans, this isn't your new-look line-up. Luis Suarez, Fernando Torres, Xabi Alonso and Dirk Kuyt were merely back at Anfield for a charity match on Sunday. There is a bit of hope though with Suarez saying his former employers are the only Premier League team he would sign for.

  95. Captain Clarke and Australia's Ashes threat


    Michael Clarke

    Turning our attention briefly back to the subject of Australia's World Cup win (sorry, England fans), we've got a couple of features on their triumph to bring to your attention.

    BBC Sport's Stephan Shemilt has been running the rule over winning captain Michael Clarke and his complicated relationship with the Australian public. You can read his piece on "the World Cup captain Australians hate to love" here.

    And what of this summer's Ashes? Feeling nervous? Well, BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew certainly is. He says he's "quaking in his boots" over Australia's potent fast bowling. You can read his thoughts here.

  96. It's not all bad at Newcastle


    More on Newcastle's record profits, where their turnover rose to £129.7m, up from £95.9m the previous year.

    Matchday revenue, which includes ticket sales and hospitality, dropped slightly to £25.9m from £27.8m in 2013, while season ticket renewal figures held steady, as did average Premier League attendances, which were 50,395 compared to 50,517 the previous season.

    The club's debt remains at £129m in the form of an interest-free loan from owner Mike Ashley.

    So, despite Newcastle's on-field struggles, does Ashley deserve some rare praise for the way he is running the club? Or not? Let us know on the usual channels.

  97. Newcastle announce record profits


    Newcastle United Football Company Limited announces a record £18.7m profit after tax, up from £9.9m in 2013.

    It is the fourth consecutive year of recorded profit.

    Operational losses of £600,000 in 2013 have been turned into an operating profit of £4.7m as they continue to outperform Uefa Financial Fair Play regulations.

  98. Party time


    Here are those parade photos we promised from Australia's cricket World Cup celebrations. Hundreds of fans were at the Melbourne Cricket Ground after their win over New Zealand to mark the victory. The Aussie players were sporting a few dark glasses... A few late nights perhaps?

  99. Get Involved


    This morning our focus is on Euro 2016, and we want to hear from you as well.

    Could the impossible happen? Could all four home nations make it to the finals? If not, who do you see falling short? And which players will be crucial to each country's chances?

    Let us know via the usual channels - on Twitter at #bbcsportsday, by text on 81111, or via the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  100. Aussie, Aussie, Aussie

    Back pages

    Michael Clarke

    No surprise where the focus is in Sydney, where the Daily Telegraph front page celebrates Australia's cricket World Cup win over New Zealand. That won't be the last you hear from the Aussies either today, with pictures to come from their victory parade earlier this morning.

    Nothing like rubbing it in eh England fans?

  101. France cruise past Denmark

    Back pages

    Monday's L'Equipe back page

    Speaking of Euro 2016, what about home nation France? Well, they look to be in pretty good shape - according to French daily L'Equipe, "Les Bleus have something in reserve."

    That's on the back of an impressive 2-0 friendly win against Denmark, which saw Lyon's Alexandre Lacazette grab a first international goal, with Arsenal's Olivier Giroud adding the second.

    L'Equipe also looks at Sebastian Vettel's win in the Malaysian Grand Prix, saying it "totally relaunches the interest in Formula 1".

  102. It's all about Bale

    Back pages

    Gareth Bale

    A look at the European back pages now and we start in Spain where Marca's headlines are all about Real Madrid's Gareth Bale.

    The Welsh midfielder has had plenty of stick for his performances in La Liga this season but he showed what he is capable of as he scored two goals to help his country to a 3-0 win over Israel and into pole position to qualify for Euro 2016.

  103. Sterling set to reject Liverpool deal?

    Back pages

    Monday's Daily Mail back page

    Potentially alarming news for Liverpool fans on the back page of the Daily Mail - the paper suggests that Raheem Sterling could reject a new deal at Anfield.

    The paper's football news correspondent Neil Ashton writes: "Negotiations with Sterling have reached yet another impasse and it is understood that even if Liverpool offer £180,000 a week he will not sign."

    There's also a line on Harry Kane - the Mail suggests that the striker himself will get the final say on whether he represents England under-21s at this summer's European Championships.

  104. Vettel victory stuns Hamilton

    Back pages

    Monday's Telegraph Sport front page

    The Telegraph leads on Sebastian Vettel's shock victory at the Malaysian Grand Prix.

    The paper's Formula 1 correspondent Daniel Johnson writes: "With a flash of brilliance, of scintillating speed, Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari in an instant lifted the cloud the sport has been under by winning the Malaysian Grand Prix."

    There is also a picture of Australia batsman David Warner, part of the team who lifted the Cricket World Cup yesterday after beating New Zealand in the final.

  105. Rooney reveals new England approach

    Back pages

    Monday's The Sun back page

    Let's have a look at this morning's back pages. The Sun looks ahead to England's friendly against Italy tomorrow evening, revealing that Wayne Rooney has unveiled a new winning formula for the team.

    The skipper says England will get "aggressive" against opponents who beat them at last summer's World Cup - but despite that teasing headline, there is no clue on whether Spurs striker Harry Kane is in line for a start.

  106. Fletcher treble helps Scotland sink Gibraltar


    Steven Fletcher celebrates

    Scotland's chances of making it to Euro 2016 also received a boost after a comfortable 6-1 victory over Gibraltar.

    Steven Fletcher netted the national team's first hat-trick for almost 50 years as the part-timers were swatted aside, with Shaun Maloney and Steven Naismith adding the other goals.

    Gordon Strachan's side are third in what is shaping up to be a very tight Group D, level with Germany and just a point behind leaders Poland.

  107. Lafferty lifts Northern Ireland


    Kyle Laffery

    Who said international weekends were boring? They're not singing that tune in Northern Ireland this morning, that's for sure - not after a 2-1 win over Finland in Euro 2016 qualification.

    Kyle Lafferty came over all Zlatan Ibrahimovic and bagged two terrific first-half goals, the first a superb right-foot volley, the second a precise header.

    Berat Sadik pulled one back for Finland but it was not enough to deny Northern Ireland their fourth win of the campaign, taking them just one point behind Romania in second place in Group F.

  108. Woods out of top 100


    Tiger Woods

    Before we get to the football, an interesting bit of breaking news to bring you. Tiger Woods has dropped out of the top 100 players in golf's world rankings for the first time since 1996.

    Woods has slipped from 96 to 104, taking him beneath the likes of Romain Wattel, Emiliano Grillo and Daniel Summerhays. Nope, me neither.

    The 39-year-old American has not played since withdrawing from the Farmers Insurance Open on 6 February.

  109. Good morning

    Hello and welcome to a new week of Sportsday, where we take a glance at the latest football news and all the other headlines from around the world of sport this morning.

    Coming up today, we look back at an action-packed weekend of Euro 2016 qualifying fixtures and assess what those results means for the home nations.

    We will also be looking ahead to England's friendly against Italy tomorrow, with Roy Hodgson expected to deliver a news conference at around 17:00 BST.

    And we'll be rounding up all the other news from across the sporting spectrum, as the world reacts to another World Cup win for Australia and a rather more surprising victory for Ferrari at the Malaysian Grand Prix.

  110. The power of four

    Kyle Lafferty

    Where is Kyle Lafferty pointing? Could it be Destination France? That's what Northern Ireland are hoping after another excellent victory in their Euro 2016 qualification campaign.

    Lafferty scored twice to sink Finland 2-1, while there was also a big win for Scotland over Gibraltar, with Steven Fletcher netting a hat-trick.

    Following hot on the heels of wins for England and Wales, it raises a tantalising question: could all four home nations make it to Euro 2016?