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  1. Goodbye

    That's all for today from Sportsday. We'll be live again at 08:00 BST tomorrow morning. Join us then - for now, goodbye.

  2. Rooney to receive special boot


    You can follow events at Wembley in our live text, which will be up and running very shortly on the BBC Sport homepage...

  3. Bale to start for Wales v Bosnia


    Juliette Ferrington

    BBC Sport

    Wales manager Chris Coleman has confirmed Gareth Bale will start for Wales in their Euro 2016 qualifier against Bosnia-Herzegovina tomorrow night.

    Wales need a just a point from their last two qualifying games to confirm their place in next year's Euro 2016 tournament in France.

    Bale suffered a calf injury last month on club duty with Real Madrid.

  4. England set for Estonia meeting


    England take on Estonia in Euro 2016 qualification at Wembley tonight.

    Roy Hodgson's side may already be safely qualified, but there will be plenty of players desperate to deliver a great performance, not least Tottenham's Harry Kane, who despite an unconvincing start to the club season is set to get a start in place of the injured Wayne Rooney.

    You'll be able to follow it all in our dedicated Euro 2016 live text.

  5. Sutherland makes Daggers loan switch


    League Two side Dagenham & Redbridge have signed Queens Park Rangers midfielder Frankie Sutherland on a one-month loan deal.

    The 21-year-old, who is yet to make his first-team debut for Rangers, will be with the Daggers until 5 November.

  6. Who could break into England side?


    England are already safely qualified for Euro 2016, but will they stick with the team that got them there? Or can some new names force their way into the team ahead of the tournament in France?

    Radio 5 live have put together a Fringe XI made up of players not in the current squad - do you reckon any of these players can force their way in?

  7. Scotland face disciplinary action


    Uefa has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Scottish Football Association over "insufficient organisation" and "field invasions by supporters" during their Euro 2016 qualifying draw against Poland at Hampden Park last night.

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  9. Zimbabwe beat Ireland


    Zimbabwe have beaten Ireland by two wickets in the first one-day international in Harare.

    Gary Wilson made an unbeaten 70 and Ed Joyce 53 as Ireland made 219-8.

    Craig Ervine and Sikandar Raza both hit fifties in reply as Zimbabwe squeezed home with six balls to spare.

  10. Strachan still best man - Dalglish


    Scotland legend Kenny Dalglish believes manager Gordon Strachan should stay in charge - despite presiding over a failed qualification campaign for Euro 2016.

    "I think you're off your head if you think you're going to get anybody better," he told BBC Scotland. 

    "It's always the manager that gets it, but why change the manager if you can't get a better one? It was a difficult group to get out of, so the disappointment should be overruled by common sense."

    Gordon Strachan
  11. Defensive duo stay with Cobblers


    Northampton Town have extended the loan deals of defenders Darnell Furlong and Shaun Brisley until 14 November.

  12. Brilliant Burgess can shine in union - Folau

    Rugby Union

    Australia full-back Israel Folau has backed England's Sam Burgess to shine in rugby union.

    Burgess switched from rugby league to the 15-man code less than a year ago and was criticised by some for his role in England's crucial World Cup defeat by Wales - after which he was dropped from the starting XV.

    But Folau, himself a convert from league, said: "I think Sam's a brilliant player and his progress, from my point of view, has been going good. He is a great athlete who can do really well in the union game and I hope he does."

    Sam Burgess
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    Send us your best Klopp songs then using #KloppSongs - we are aware that's not the most original hashtag...

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    Thanks Glyn, this is going to be in our heads all evening now...

  15. Bayliss mulls tough call on Wood and Finn


    More on England's preparations for the first Test against Pakistan. 

    Bowler Steven Finn took 4-16 in the final warm-up match against Pakistan A and head coach Trevor Bayliss says it will be hard to choose between him and Mark Wood for the third seamer's spot in the Test XI.

    "They both bowled very well," Bayliss said. "Finn finished with wickets in this match but Wood bowled extremely well in the first [warm-up] and on another day could have taken a bag-full. That will be a tough call."

  16. Rotherham appoint Redfearn


    More on the news that Rotherham United have appointed Neil Redfearn as their new manager.

    Redfearn, who has been out of work since leaving Leeds in the summer, has penned a two-and-a-half year deal with the Championship club and replaces Steve Evans, who surprisingly left last week. 

    The 50-year-old beat off competition from more than 50 applicants, with his first game in charge at Brentford next weekend. 

  17. BreakingRotherham appoint Redfearn


  18. Get Involved

    Using #KloppSongs

    Can anyone do better than this effort from Kenny's son, Paul?

  19. NBA star Sefolosha acquitted


    NBA star Thabo Sefolosha has been found not guilty of resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and obstruction in a court case in New York.

    Atlanta Hawks guard Sefolosha was charged after an incident outside a New York nightclub in April in which he broke his leg in a struggle with police after fellow NBA player Chris Copeland was stabbed in the abdomen.

  20. Big Sam back in business?


    The Sun's North East football reporter thinks so...

  21. Given ruled out, Elliott called up


    Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given has been ruled out the final Euro 2016 qualifier against Poland on Sunday.

    Given hobbled off during the win over Germany yesterday and was replaced by West Ham keeper Darren Randolph.

    Newcastle keeper Rob Elliot has been drafted in as cover.

    Shay Given
  22. Geraint sends his best...

    Road Cycling

    There must be something in the water at Whitchurch High School in Cardiff...

    Former pupil, cyclist Geraint Thomas, has sent a good luck message to his old school pals Sam Warburton and Gareth Bale for their big matches this weekend...

    Look at these adorable little faces.... Actually, Sam Warburton's face wasn't ever that little was it.

    Wales sport
  23. Gotze out for 10-12 weeks


    Bayern Munich midfielder Mario Gotze could be out for up to three months after suffering an injury in Germany's 1-0 Euro 2016 qualifying defeat by the Republic of Ireland.

    The 22-year-old hobbled off midway through the first half in Dublin with an injury to his left adductor.

    Mario Gotze
  24. Stelling named honorary Pools president


    Jeff Stelling

    TV presenter Jeff Stelling has been named honorary president of Hartlepool United, replacing Peter Mandelson.

     "Jeff is the highest-profile Pools fan ever and he's the only person for the job," Pools' chief executive Russ Green told the club's official website.

    Stelling said: "When I was standing on the terraces as a seven-year-old I never dreamt that one day the club would ask me to be honorary president."

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  26. The Duke of Cambridge does the honours...

    Rugby Union

  27. Jurgen .N. Klopp... What does the N stand for?


    Jurgen Klopp

    Did you know...

    Klopp is only the second German ever to manage in the Premier League. The first was Felix Magath who took charge of Fulham in 2014. 

    His middle name is Norbert.  

    Klopp loves long walks and has admitted that he often strolls home after matches to think about what he could have done better.  

    Read more about the new Liverpool manager here including what is so special about his barnet...

  28. How would you spend £260m?


    The Football Association has launched its biggest survey into grassroots football as they look to invest a record £260m into the amateur game.

    Players, coaches, referees as well as staff and volunteers from a 400,000-strong grassroots football workforce are encouraged to take part.

    The FA plans to improve facilities and coaching, as well as increase the number of people taking part.

    "This is the FA listening to people," said FA spokesman Tony Snow.

    The survey will run to 30 October and those involved involved in the grassroots game can contribute by clicking on this link. 

  29. Any of these appeal to you?


    Have a look at today's nine Euro 2016 qualifiers. All start at 19:45 BST.


    Follow our live text commentary on England v Estonia and updates on all matches from 18:00 BST.

  30. Nigerian star targets sixth Olympics

    Table Tennis

    NigerianOlufunke Oshonaikeis targeting her sixth Olympics next year - and it may not be 41-year-old’s last.

    In an interview with BBC Sportworld, she reveals the secrets of her longevity but has a message for anyone thinking of taking up her sport: “You have to be very, very intelligent to play table tennis because it requires a lot of brain work.”

    You can hear more about her storyhere.

    Olufunke Oshonaike
  31. Moeen 'more than likely' to open


    England head coach Trevor Bayliss says Moeen Ali is "more than likely" to open the batting with Alastair Cook in the first Test against Pakistan.

    That is despite Moeen being out twice in one day - for seven and 20 - as England toiled on the second and final day of their warm-up match against Pakistan A.

    Alex Hales, considered Moeen's main rival for the opening spot, made nine. The first Test begins on Tuesday.

  32. When the Grand Final came of age

    Rugby League

    At Old Trafford on Saturday, Leeds Rhinos and Wigan Warriors will face each other for the right to be crowned Super League champions.

    The two captains - Kevin Sinfield and Sean O'Loughlin - have had their fair share of Grand Final appearances over the years.

    Kevin Sinfield and Sean O'Loughlin

    Back in 1998, the two teams met in the first ever Super League Grand Final. Wigan won 10-4, and a radical new concept was born.

    Kris Radlinski and Iestyn Harris, who played for Wigan and Leeds respectively in that match, look back at the game itself and how the event has grown over the past 17 years.

  33. Wales will fight fire with fire - Edwards

    Rugby Union

    Shaun Edwards

    Assistant coach Shaun Edwards says Wales will fight fire with fire when they face Australia in a decisive Rugby World Cup match on Saturday.

    Both teams have already qualified, but the winner of Saturday's match will avoid South Africa in the quarter-finals.

    "We want to attack as much as we can, but we know what a potent attacking unit Australia are," Edwards said.

     "We will have to be at our best offensively and defensively." 

  34. Folau admits ankle worry

    Rugby Union

  35. Bayern are the best - Dortmund boss


    Thomas Tuchel

    Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel tells BBC World Football that Bayern Munich are a step ahead of everyone right now.

    Champions Bayern are already seven points above Dortmund.

    "They manage to create an atmosphere of greatness,” says Tuchel, who replaced Jurgen Klopp in the summer. “It's their right to be the best."

    Former Bayern skipper Lothar Matthaus thinks the race for the Bundesliga is already over and says: “I've never seem them so strong."

    Hear more here. 

  36. We know you have been waiting for it...

    Earlier we asked: Who are the four teams Leeds Rhinos have played against in a Super League Grand Final? 

    The answers to the Question of Sport teaser were of course..... 

    Bradford Bulls, St Helens, Warrington Wolves and Wigan Warriors

    Great job you lot. Too good aren't you. Too good.

  37. Unsung heroes

    The BBC’s annual search for people who use their spare time making sport happen in our area is underway.   

    If you know an inspiring volunteer, why not nominate them for one of our Unsung Hero awards? You have until midnight on Thursday, 22 October to submit your champion.  

    You can find out more about the award and how to nominate at, or ring 08000 680 949 to get a form sent by port.  

    Calls are free from mobiles and landlines.  

    The lucky person chosen locally will be off to Belfast in December for the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year show.

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  39. Ireland make changes for France decider

    Rugby union

    Ireland have named their team to face France in the Rugby World Cup Pool D decider.

    Both sides have qualified, but the loser is likely to face New Zealand in the quarter-finals.

    Cian Healy starts over Jack McGrath at prop, Iain Henderson is surprisingly dropped to the bench with Devin Toner starting, while Keith Earls is at outside centre.

    Ireland: R Kearney; Bowe, Earls, Henshaw, D Kearney; Sexton, Murray; Healy, Best, Ross; Toner, O’Connell; O’Mahony, O’Brien, Heaslip. Subs: Strauss, McGrath, White, Henderson, Henry, Reddan, Madigan, Fitzgerald.

  40. Vaughan's Klopp thoughts


  41. Amir's on his way to Doha...


    Five British boxers are in action from 17:00 BST in the second preliminary round of the Worlds including European Gold medallist Joe Cordina and fighter/artist Joe Joyce. 

    Amir Khan will be joining BBC Sport for coverage of the World Amateur Boxing Championships next week. Highlights of the championships will be on BBC One, Saturday 17, October, 13:00 BST.

  42. Shane Long is a very happy Irishman...


  43. Red Bull in 'crisis talks' with Bernie...

    Formula 1

    Bernie Ecclestone

    Red Bullare in talks with Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone to try to solve a deepening engine supply crisis that could force them out of the sport.

    The team are finalising a split from engine partner Renault but have been unable to secure a replacement on terms that satisfy them.

    Mercedes have refused to supply them and Ferrari will not sell them their definitive 2016 engines next year.

    Ferrari are offering 2015 engines but Red Bull want parity of performance.

  44. Klopp in, Ings out...


    Jurgen Klopp

    The good news for Liverpool today was that Jurgen Klopp is in and ready to take on the "most challenging job in football".

    The bad news for Liverpool fans today is that Danny Ings has been ruled out of the European qualifier against Estonia with an ankle injury... 

    The high didn't last that long did it...

    Danny Ings
  45. Belgium: the best team in the world?


    Seems like an outlandish claim, right? But by our calculations, it could be about to become reality.

    Belgium, currently ranked third, are guaranteed to go top of the Fifa rankings if they win both their upcoming Euro qualifiers against Andorra (tomorrow) and Israel (Tuesday). That is because Argentina and Germany, the teams ranked above them, both lost last night.

    The Red Devils were ranked 66th at the start of 2010.

    Belgium national football team
  46. Happy Birthday Steve-O


  47. Le Clos buys a horse


    Who can forget that memorable BBC poolside interview with the emotional father of Chad le Clos after his son had beaten Michael Phelps to gold at the London Olympics in 2012?

    Well, now Le Clos Jr has found a new sporting passion - and he wants to win on the racetrack as much as he does in the swimming pool.

    “I am competitive in everything I do, even Fifa,” said the Olympic champion, whose horse, Unbelievable Chad, has already tasted victory.

    Find out more about Chad's new passion here.

    Chad Le Clos
  48. Massa tops wet second practice

    Formula 1

    Felipe Massa

    Williams driver Felipe Massa topped an unrepresentative wet second practice at the Russian Grand Prix in which only eight drivers set lap times.

    He pipped Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel by 0.201 secs, both displacing Williams' Valtteri Bottas on their final laps.

    Toro Rosso's Max Verstappen was fourth ahead of McLaren's Fernando Alonso with times set earlier in the 90 minutes.

    Red Bull's Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz and McLaren's Jenson Button were the others to set times.

    Read Andrew Benson's full report here.

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  50. Schweinsteiger doubtful for Germany


    Bastian Schweinsteiger

    Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger missed Germany's 1-0 defeat by the Republic of Ireland through injury on Thursday.

    But coach Joachim Low does not think it will be a long-term problem.

    "For Bastian it looks like he may not be able to make it in time for Sunday," Low said. "Two to three days, that's how long he needs to rest so it will be very, very tight."

  51. One word... ouch.


    Maxim Bouchard

    One event can change your life forever - and that certainly applies to Canadian diver and model Maxim Bouchard.In 2010, two years after retiring from professional diving, Bouchard competed in an event in the Philippines.The board collapsed under his feet, Bouchard fell 10 metres on to the concrete floor and was told one of his arms was paralysed for life.In 2015, he's back diving and ready to qualify for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.  

    Listen to his story here.

  52. Wales are on their way...

    Admit it - you can't stop staring at Joe Ledley's beard, can you? It is magnificent...

  53. More Fifa news


    Richard Conway

    BBC Radio 5 live sports news correspondent

    David Gill, a Fifa vice-president and the vice-chairman of the FA, has written to Markus Kattner, Fifa’s acting secretary general, to request an emergency meeting of the governing body’s executive committee.

    The BBC understands Gill requested the meeting be held as soon as possible.

    Fifa are said to have acknowledged receipt of the letter.

  54. 'Northern Ireland has new heroes'


    Our chief football writer Phil McNulty has had his say on Northern Ireland's superb qualification for Euro 2016.

    "It is a tremendous story of determination and team spirit - and France will surely be richer for their presence next summer," Phil says.

    Read the whole feature here.

    Northern Ireland celebrate
  55. PB has spoken...


  56. Cooper stays with Royals


    Reading defender Jake Cooper has signed a new contract with the Championship club, keeping him at the Madejski Stadium until the summer of 2018.

    The 20-year-old centre-back made his debut against Ipswich in August 2014, making 19 appearances last season.

  57. Rizzo set for long lay-off

    Rugby Union

    Michele Rizzo

    Leicester Tigers prop Michele Rizzo is set to be out for up to eight months after suffering a serious knee injury playing for Italy at the World Cup.

    The 33-year-old is to undergo surgery on a torn anterior cruciate ligament later this month. 

  58. Healy hails 'ginger maestro' Davis


    Steven Davis

    Northern Ireland legend David Healy has hailed the contribution of captain Steven Davis to the country's successful Euro 2016 qualification campaign.

    Davis scored twice as Michael O'Neill's side clinched qualification with a 3-1 win over Greece.

    "Steven Davis put in a man-of-the-match performance that was nothing short of amazing," he said. 

    "I can't speak highly enough of him. He doesn't always get the plaudits he should over in England, but I call him the 'ginger maestro'. He's that good." 

  59. Get Involved

    Have your say on sporting allegiances on BBC Sport Facebook page

    Sam Atkinson: Not fully a home nation team but I’ve always supported Ireland as my fall-back team after the 1994 World Cup where we didn’t qualify and they did. I also will be backing the Ireland rugby team. I'm part Manx so have Celtic blood in me!

    David Armstrong: Absolutley no chance. If it takes another 10, 15, 20 years to wait for Scotland to qualify then I'll just have to be teamless at tournaments for that long. Having said that I think it's OK to be won over by certain teams during a competition and want them to do well - at the last World Cup for me it was Costa Rica because of how they played - but you still don't support them like you would have done for your own country.

    Elliot Ronald Harris: I think you can support another squad to keep yourself intrigued and connected not always for glory. But we all have more than one team we don't support we enjoy watching

  60. Liverpool fans should fasten seatbelts - Dalglish


    Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish says Reds fans should "fasten their seatbelts" with new manager Jurgen Klopp at the helm.

    Overall, it's a big thumbs up from King Kenny for the new boss. "I'm sure they'll really enjoy him," he says. "I'm sure they'll take him to their heart. He came across very well this morning and I think that augurs well for everybody."

    And Dalglish adds: "He seems like someone who is not in love with himself." Ooof! Brendan Rodgers felt that one from his Spanish sun lounger.

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  62. Pop quiz...

    Rugby League

    Leeds Rhinos

    Here is today's Question of Sport teaser... 

    Who are the four teams Leeds Rhinos have played against in a Super League Grand Final? 

    Keep reading for the answer later... No cheating. You will only be letting yourself down.

  63. Liverpool Ladies captain out for 8-12 weeks


    Gemma Bonner

    Liverpool Ladies captain Gemma Bonner is set to miss 8-12 weeks with a serious ankle injury.

    The central defender damaged the ligaments in her left ankle during Wednesday's 1-0 defeat away to Brescia in the Champions League.

    The Women's Super League One season finished on Sunday, however Bonner will miss this weekend's Continental Cup semi-final against Notts County and the return home leg against Brescia on Wednesday.

  64. Klopp bringing 'the future' to Liverpool?


    Jurgen Klopp saw his players at Dortmund use a £2.3m Footbanaut machine...

    This is a cage machine which fires balls at players and sets targets for them to pass into. Think squash court meets a five a side. 

    The Liverpool Echo have a video of the machine in action. 

  65. Tour De Yorkshire host towns unveiled


    The six hosts towns for next year's Tour De Yorkshire have been unveiled.

  66. Strachan focused on players


    Gordan Strachan

    Scotland manager Gordan Strachan's contract ends on Sunday but he says it is unfair to talk about his future.

    He was asked about it immediately after the 2-2 draw with Poland which ended their Euro 2016 qualifying hopes...

    Quote Message: That is really unfair as there are guys in there hurting. For me to talk about myself is wrong. They're the priority at the moment, those guys in there and my coaching staff. I have people in this building hurting at the moment and I need to look after them.
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  68. Military man Bae leads International fightback


    Home hero Bae Sang-moon led the fightback as the International team closed the gap on the USA after a strong second day in the Presidents Cup in South Korea.

    The Internationals won three, lost one and halved one of the five fourballs to reduce the deficit to just one point after being 4-1 down overnight, with Bae sinking a 12-foot putt to give him and Danny Lee a one-up win over Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker.

    Bae is playing in his last tournament before he leaves the golf circuit to complete his two years of compulsory national service in the Korean military.

    Sang-Moon Bae
  69. England have approached me - Mallett

    Rugby Union

    Former South Africa and Italy coach Nick Mallett says he has been approached by the Rugby Football Union about becoming the next England coach - and has turned them down.

    According to South African site News 24, Mallett, who currently coaches South African side Blue Bulls, said: “I’m not going to consider it. I was keen for the challenge in 2011, but not anymore. I’m enjoying my current job."

    Current coach Stuart Lancaster's future appears uncertain after England were eliminated from the ongoing Rugby World Cup in the group stages.

    Nick Mallett
  70. Non-League Day: Free burgers and 'priceless' entry



    With no Premier League and Championship action this weekend, why not head to your nearest non-league ground for your weekly football fix?

    Saturday is Non-League Day - an event which aims to raise funds for lower-level clubs by attracting supporters of other sides to their matches.

    Offers of free entry, beers, burgers and eggs are just some of the ways that clubs are trying to entice people to watch their team play on Non-League Day.

    BBC Sport's Gary Smee has been taking a look at some stories from outside the Football League.

  71. Buttler woes continue as England toil


    Some news now from England's warm-up match against Pakistan A in the UAE, and it's not that encouraging.

    The tourists are 137-7, with Ian Bell (53 retired) and James Taylor (45 retired) the only batsmen to reach double figures.

    Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow both made ducks, while Jos Buttler's poor run of form continued as he was out for eight.

    The first Test against Pakistan begins on Tuesday.

  72. Friday's back pages


    Scotland's failure to qualify for Euro 2016 features prominently on the front page of the Scotsman.

    'Last-ditch agony', the paper says, after Robert Lewandowski's 94th-minute goal put Gordon Strachan's side out of contention.

    Friday's Scotsman front page
  73. BreakingBlatter lodges appeal


    Sepp Blatter has lodged an appeal against his provisional 90-day ban imposed by Fifa's ethics committee.

    Blatter was suspended along with vice-president Michel Platini and secretary general Jerome Valcke while corruption allegations against the trio are investigated.

    Blatter's adviser Klaus Stoehlker said: "He is defending his position and he is sure that he will be found not guilty."

  74. Is Beckham fit enough?


    David Beckham

    David Beckham admits he might not be at full match fitness when he captains a Great Britain & Ireland XI because the last game he played in was in a 'Dads v Teachers' match.  

    The ex-England captain will lead a team managed Sir Alex Ferguson - who was Manchester United manager for 26 years - in a Unicef charity match against Zinedine Zidane's World XI at Old Trafford on 14 November.  

    Watch more from David Beckham on Football Focus, Saturday 10 October, 11:30 BST on BBC One and the BBC Sport website.  

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  76. Friday's back pages


    The Irish News says it's a 'Win-Win' after both Northern Ireland and the Republic won last night.

    Shane Long features prominently on the front page after hitting the winner for the Republic of Ireland against Germany.

    Irish News front page
  77. Sterling can 'set world alight' - Hart


    Raheem Sterling

    Joe Hart believes Manchester City team-mate Raheem Sterling has what it takes to be an international superstar.

    The 20-year-old winger made a controversial move from Liverpool to the Etihad this summer.

    But Hart said: "He has coped with it really well. He is a really good person who has at least 10-15 years left in football and can set the world stage alight."

    Sterling and Hart could both figure as England take on Estonia in Euro 2016 qualification at Wembley this evening.

  78. Friday's back pages


    After a historic night for the Home Nations in Euro qualifying, we're going to take a special Sportsday look at a few front pages from around the UK and Ireland.

    The Belfast Telegraph devote most of the front page to Northern Ireland's magnificent qualification, and who can blame them?

    Belfast Telegraph front page
  79. France change two for Ireland match

    Rugby Union

    France have made two changes to their team for their crunch World Cup pool match against Ireland on Sunday.

    Number eight Louis Picamoles replaces Bernard Le Roux, while Noa Nakaitaci comes in for Remy Grosso on the wing.

    Whoever wins that match will top Pool D and probably avoid facing New Zealand in the quarter-finals.

  80. Klopp's corner...?


    We promise to stop with the poor Klopp puns soon..... maybe.

  81. Confident Klopp


    Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel in response to Klopp saying "If I sit here in four years, I am pretty confident we will have one title"....

  82. Riise is happy...


  83. Nico top in P1 - Not that Nico though...

    Formula 1

    Nico Hulkenberg

    Force India's Nico Hulkenberg pipped Mercedes' Nico Rosberg to fastest time in a Russian Grand Prix first practice disrupted by diesel on the track.

    Hulkenberg was 0.052 seconds quicker than Rosberg as world champion Lewis Hamilton spun at the penultimate corner on what could have been a faster lap.

    Follow second practice from 11:30 BST here.

  84. Klopp in a beauty shop pit stop?


    Jurgen looked like he had a good night's sleep didn't he...  

    Is it just us or did he look like he'd had his teeth whitened and a hint of a spray tan?

    Jurgen Klopp
  85. Bennett switches from Canaries to Robins


    Bristol City have signed winger Elliott Bennett on an emergency loan from Norwich City.

    The Robins are currently bottom of the Championship table but will have the services of Bennett on loan from the Premier League side until 3 January.

  86. Klopp news conference over


    What a cool character.

    Your thoughts?

  87. Klopp news conference

    Live now

    Some closing thoughts from Jurgen Klopp: "I don't compare myself with the genius managers in the history of football. It is cool that you are all looking forward to the next few years with me but it is not my job to do this. 

    "None of the great managers said in their first press conference that they wanted to be a legend when I leave here. We have to work in the present."

  88. Klopp news conference

    Live now

    More from new Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp: "It is impossible to compare [Liverpool with Dortmund when he first arrived]. It is similar but different. We don't have a pre-season but it is not important. 

    "We did in Dortmund what we had to do to improve and work to a common idea of play. It is the same idea here. I am not here only because LFC was calling, I believe in the potential of this team."

  89. 'We can win title in next four years'

    Klopp news conference


    Jurgen Klopp, who has the whole room in the palm of his hand, continues the charm offensive.

    He says: "It is surreal. But I have to accept this. I don't care about things like this. I am a normal football manager and I want to work with the team and be on the pitch. When I left Dortmund, I felt it was not so important what people think when you come in but what they feel when you leave. 

    "I ask, please give us time. If you are patient and are prepared to work, in a special Liverpool way we can be successful. If I am sitting here in four years, we will win one title in this time."

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    "Everybody knows me," says Jurgen Klopp, which is a fair point given the amount of column inches he's had in the past week. 

    "I haven't changed in four months," he promises. "It's a transition game. You will see this. All the things that make football interesting for me. I have said this phrase 'full-throttle' football. It will be this."

  92. 'I am the normal one'

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    Jurgen Klopp was told Jose Mourinho had called himself the special one when he was hired at Chelsea first time around.

    "I don't want to describe myself," Klopp said. "I am a totally normal guy. I am the normal one maybe? I had a great opportunity to take Dortmund for seven years. And now I am here. I want to enjoy my work. People have told me a lot about the English press. It is up to you to show me they are all liars."

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    New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, looking sharp in a black suit and his trademark glasses, weighs in on the transfer policy and setup: "This is a crazy discussion. It is not a problem. We have talked about it. I am not an idiot. 

    "All we want to discuss is very good players. I need other people to get the perfect information. When we have this we sign or sell a player. But it is very easy to handle."

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    More from new Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

    He says: "The Premier League is one of the most difficult leagues in the world. Only one can be the champion but five, six or seven clubs could be. We have to develop. 

    "This is a good moment. It is not important who is the winner of the Premier League, only that we play our own game and feel the confidence and trust of the people. We have to change from doubters to believers."

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    "It is the biggest honour I can imagine," says a beaming Jurgen Klopp

    "It is one of the biggest clubs in the world. I have an opportunity to try and help in a situation that is not so difficult as some of the people in this room feel. It is a good moment to come here. I am proud.

    "The intensity of the football and how the people live football in Liverpool... It is not a normal club. It is a special club."

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    Jurgen Klopp is holding his first news conference as Liverpool manager right about now, and you can watch it right on this very page. Just press the play button or go to the Live Coverage tab at the top. It's available regardless of where you are in the world.

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  98. 'O'Neill becomes NI legend'


    Michael O'Neill

    "From the moment qualification to next year's tournament in France was secured, Michael O'Neill was catapulted into legendary status in Northern Ireland footballing folklore, his name mentioned in the same breath as Billy Bingham and Peter Doherty, who was at the helm for the 1958 World Cup in Sweden."

    Read Richard Petrie's thoughts on Northern Ireland's boss here.

  99. More from Klopp


    In case that Liverpool FC TV interview that seemed to go on for hours wasn't enough for you, Jurgen Klopp has his news conference at 10:00 BST. 

    You can watch it live on this very page. We'll also bring you the best quotes.

  100. Allardyce for Sunderland?


    Nick Barnes

    BBC Newcastle's Sunderland commentator

    Earlier, (08:30 to be exact), we told you to watch this space regarding the appointment of a new Sunderland manager.

    Did you ever doubt us...?

    Sam Allardyce

    "Sunderland are reported to be opening talks with Sam Allardyce today as they attempt to fill the vacancy for a new head coach.

    "Formal contact between Sunderland and the former West Ham manager has now been made, and discussions are expected to take place today and over the weekend.

    "The club will hope to have an answer by Monday with a view to an appointment being made before their match at West Bromwich Albion next Saturday."

  101. Klopp: Liverpool's rock star coach



    If any Liverpool fans are unsure what their new manager is about, just watch this.

    This may go some way to explaining why he is known as one of the most charismatic coaches in football.

    The 48-year-old German has agreed a three-year deal at Anfield to replace Brendan Rodgers, who was sacked at the weekend after three and a half trophy-less years.

  102. 'It's the hope that kills you'


    Alasdair Lamont

    BBC Sport Scotland


    "That gut-wrenching, tear-inducing sensation experienced by every Scottish football supporter in the final seconds of the game against Poland is, alas, a familiar one.

    "As one sage once put it, it's the hope that kills you.

    "Hope was what had overcome the Tartan Army and, let's be honest, the nation's media too as Gordon Strachan took over a punch-drunk Scotland squad and threatened to turn them into a group capable of returning to major competition."

    Read more of my thoughts here.

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    Scotland fans... Now your side are out of the Euros, will you be switching your allegiance to anyone playing England?

    The Rugby World Cup is back this weekend. Are you all of a sudden half Irish? Did you go to university in Cardiff and therefore claim to have been supporting Wales all along?

    Do you live in a divided household? Or will you still be singing 'Swing Low, Sweet Chariot' at the top of your lungs? 

    We want to hear and see how will you be switching sides this weekend.

    Send us your pictures and let us know which sporting bandwagon you will be jumping on?

    Use #SwitchSides on Twitter or comment on the BBC Sport Facebook page.

  104. 'From doubters to believers' - Klopp


    Yes, Klopp is still talking...

    "At the moment, the LFC family is a bit too nervous and pessimistic. It is a great atmosphere in the stadium but they don't believe right now. History is great but only to remember. We need to be as successful as we can be.

    "The message to the Liverpool supporters: we have to change from doubters to believers, now."

    He will also be talking more in a news conference at 10:00 BST - stay tuned.

  105. 'Republic to go for it'


    Martin O'Neill

    Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill says they can go for a win in Poland that would qualify them automatically for Euro 2016.

    Their play-off place was sealed with victory over Germany, effectively giving them nothing to lose in Warsaw. 

    Quote Message: To beat the world champions is a sensational effort. We have reached the play-offs and we can go for it on Sunday now
  106. Does anyone remember England winning The Ashes?


    Moeen Ali and Alex Hales

    It may start to feel like a distant memory soon....

    Moeen Ali and Alex Hales failed with the bat in England's final warm-up game before the first Test against Pakistan.

    With England looking for an opener to partner Alastair Cook, neither managed double figures on the second day against Pakistan A in Sharjah.

    Moeen pushed to second slip for seven, and Hales, in his first innings of the tour, edged to first slip for nine.

    That left England, who will bat for the entire day, struggling at 16-2 in reply to Pakistan A's score of 192-12.

    Both sides made an arrangement that each team bat one day of the two-day, 15-a-side match.

    The first of three Tests in the United Arab Emirates begins on Tuesday in Abu Dhabi.

  107. The new LFC? - Klopp


    Yep... he is still talking.

    "I am not here to say that against Tottenham we will see the all new LFC. But I hope there will be a little bit of the new LFC. That would be cool. These things take time."

    On the transfer policy and set-up at the club: "It is no problem. We have spoken about it and it is nothing. If smart and intelligent guys sit together and they want the same, where is the problem? I don't want to spend money we don't have. Nobody wants to transfer a player without a yes from me."

    Can we expect to see a firm grip on proceedings from the German?

  108. Sochi practice under way...

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    In his recent BBC Sport column, Lewis Hamilton has said he fancies a crack at designing his own circuits. Probably because the track on which practice has just started isn't the most thrilling. 

    Still, our F1 team are beavering away and you can watch, listen and follow live here.

  109. Someone at Dortmund is getting creative...


  110. 'We are not the best team in the world, but who cares?' - Klopp


    More coming in from new Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp:

    "I am here because I believe in the potential of the team. In this moment we are not the best team in the world, but who cares? We want to be the best team in the world in the future. There are problems, you need to solve them. We have good defenders, strikers and midfielders. First game is Tottenham. We need to make a team for this game. I want these guys."

    On what style of football he will bring: "A wild one. In these days in football, all the world-class teams play possession football. I like to watch this. But nobody starts as a ball possession team. The first thing is always to have a stable defence. You can only stay confident when you know each offensive move from the opposition is a goal. Let's try to be the hardest team in the world to beat."

  111. Aguero off on a stretcher


    Sergio Aguero

    Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero suffered a hamstring injury while playing for Argentina in the 2-0 World Cup qualifying defeat by Ecuador.

    Aguero, who scored five goals in City's win against Newcastle on 3 October, was carried off after 22 minutes.

    The 27-year-old is set to have a scan and looks likely to miss Argentina's game against Paraguay next week.

    Aguero had only just returned to fitness after a knee injury earlier in the season.

  112. Euro 2016: N.Ireland can 'achieve more - O'Neill


    Michael O'Neill

    Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill says the success of qualifying for Euro 2016 proves his team are capable of achieving even more.

    O'Neill's side booked their place at a major tournament for the first time since 1986 with a 3-1 win over Greece in Belfast on Thursday.

    "The players were outstanding. Right through the team, they were magnificent," he said.

    "This shows the potential of this team and of football in Northern Ireland."

  113. Another new Premier League manager?


    Well according to the Daily Mirror, it will be a not so new one.

    Former Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce, 60, has been offered the job of replacing Dick Advocaat at Sunderland - and apparently the Black Cats are confident he will join them.  

    Just speculation at the moment but watch this space...

    Sam Allardyce

    Who remembers phones with a cord...?

  114. Over indulged this summer, Diego?


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