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Steve Canavan and Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye

    So we will call 'time' on today's Sportsday Live. But our live text commentary on our football pages will be the place to go for all the updates and reaction in a busy night of Champions League and domestic football.

    Sportsday will be back at 08:00 BST on Wednesday so thanks as always for all your comments and suggestions. Bye for now.

  2. Hands off Pogba

    Football gossip

    Juventus chief executive Giuseppe Marotta claims the Serie A club turned down an offer from Liverpool for Italy midfielder Claudio Marchisio - and also rejected several formal bids for France midfielder Paul Pogba, reports The Guardian.  

    Paul Pogba
  3. Odom making 'miraculous' progress


    Ex-NBA star Lamar Odom is back in Los Angeles after receiving treatment at a Las Vegas hospital, a week after being found unconscious at a Nevada brothel.

    Odom will continue his recovery in Los Angeles and is making "miraculous" progress, even taking a few steps, according to a family statement.

    Lamar Odom
  4. Tuesday's fixtures

    League Two


    League Two leaders Plymouth travel to Oxford, with Portsmouth in second at home to Teddy Sheringham's Stevenage.

  5. Tuesday's fixtures

    League One


    League One leaders Gillingham face Scunthorpe, while Walsall in second will be hoping the Gills slip up and they could themselves go top if they win at Barnsley.

  6. Tuesday's fixtures



    It is also a big evening of domestic football, with nine games in the Championship, 12 in League One, 11 in League Two with further matches in the Scottish Championship and Rangers in Petrofac Training Cup quarter-final action.

    In the Championship, leaders Brighton entertain Bristol City, with second-placed Reading at Rotherham United in Neil Redfearn's first home game in charge of the Millers.

  7. Arsenal v Bayern Munich (19:45 BST)


    Arsenal v Bayern Munich

    Two of those home Arsenal defeats have come against tonight's Champions League opponents Bayern Munich.

    In February 2014 the Gunners lost 2-0 and in February 2013 they slumped to a 3-1 defeat.

  8. Bayern park the bus... badly


    It has already been an eventful afternoon for some Bayern officials with the Telegraph reporting that the team bus crashed into a parked car.

    The club are quoted as saying it was a 'minor' incident and that no-one was hurt.

  9. Tuesday's fixtures

    Champions League

    It is a big night for Arsenal and Chelsea as they meet Bayern Munich and Dynamo Kiev respectively in Champions League action.

    The Gunners have lost their opening two matches, while Chelsea have won one, lost one.

  10. Making a move



    Not many British footballers play in other countries… but 17-year-old England youth international Danny Collinge is loving life after making the move from MK Dons in England to VFB Stuttgart in Germany.

    The ambitious centre-back - who is trying to break into the first team while also juggling daily studies at school - says he would love to star for the England national side one day.

    Watch an interview with a lad who is really quite inspiring right here.

  11. Young to miss out for Man Utd?

    CSKA Moscow v Manchester United (Wed, 19:45 BST)

    Bill Rice

    BBC Radio Manchester

    Ashley Young

    "Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has some decisions to make over his team selection for Wednesday's Champions League group game in Moscow, just four days ahead of the derby against Manchester City.

    "The Reds trained at Carrington earlier on Tuesday ahead of their flight to Moscow, and there was no sign of winger Ashley Young, who missed Saturday’s win at Everton with a calf injury."

  12. Lingard to get Man Utd start?

    CSKA Moscow v Manchester United (Wed, 19:45 BST)

    Bill Rice

    BBC Radio Manchester

    Jesse Lingard

    "Louis van Gaal told BBC Radio Manchester after the win over Everton at Goodison that the decision to replace Juan Mata with Jesse Lingard at the interval was a tactical one, as he felt the Spaniard was playing too much in midfield and he wanted a bit more pace and creativity further up the field.

    "He could give Lingard a first Champions League start on Wednesday after the youngster impressed during the second half of the 3-0 win, while keeping Mata fresh for Sunday’s game at Old Trafford. 

    "Daley Blind could also return after missing the victory at Everton."

  13. Falcons sign Argentina back

    Rugby union

    Newcastle Falcons have signed Argentina utility back Belisario Agulla after he ended a spell with French side Agen.

    The 27-year-old, who is the brother of Bath winger Horacio, has 11 caps but was not selected for the World Cup.

    "Belisario is a talented, fast and dynamic player," Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards said. 

  14. Violent scenes at the Angus Clasico



    In a list of the world's most combustible derby matches, the Angus Clasico between Arbroath and Montrose rarely ranks particularly highly. Until now.

    The two clubs have been warned by Police Scotland after violence erupted both inside and outside Gayfield on Saturday, with flares being thrown and fights breaking out in the streets of Arbroath. Five people were arrested.

    Arbroath won the League Two encounter 3-1.

  15. Lambert 'desperate' to end drought

    Striker Rickie Lambert says he is "desperate" to end his goal drought and help keep West Brom away from the wrong end of the Premier League table.

    The 33-year-old England forward has yet to find the net for Albion since his £3m summer move from Liverpool.

    "I know there's more to this role under (Tony) Pulis than just scoring goals. You get asked a lot more defensively than I've had in the past, but it's something you have to get used to and I'm trying to get as fit as I can," he told BBC WM.

    Rickie Lambert
  16. Arsenal make Isco move?

    Arsenal v Bayern Munich (19:45 BST)

    Arsenal are poised to make a £33m move for Real Madrid ace Isco, according to reports in Spain. 

    Spanish publication Fichajes says Arsene Wenger is keen to rival Chelsea for the 23-year-old's signature in January. 

    Another Arsenal target seems less likely to sign, though. Midfielder William Carvalho is poised to agree a new deal with Sporting Lisbon, according to

  17. Time for Watford changes?


    Geoff Doyle

    BBC Three Counties Radio sport


    "If ever there was a time to impress in training, this week might be it for some of Watford's fringe players. Despite another spirited performance in defeat to Arsenal on Saturday, the Hornets failed to score for the fifth time this season. 

    "Head coach Quique Flores has - by and large - kept a settled side from the off. And the majority were at the club last season, with seven starters on Saturday played last term.

    "So, for summer signings such as Victor Ibarbo, Steven Berghuis, Alessandro Diamanti and Obbi Oulare, now would be the perfect time to show their boss they should be in the team."

  18. Trainer Nicholls reaches landmark

    Horse Racing

    Champion jumps trainer Paul Nicholls has secured his 2,500th career victory.

    The landmark was brought up by 2-13 favourite Abidjan, who won by eight lengths at Exeter under jockey Sam Twiston-Davies.

    You can check out all the latest racing results on the BBC Sport website.

    Paul Nicholls
  19. 'I want to be opener' - Moeen


  20. Ballon d'Or vote results


    As you might have noticed, our vote asking you who will finish third in the Ballon d'Or is now closed.

    And the overwhelming favourite is Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, with 37% of the vote.

    'Other' attracted 8%, which may or may not be linked to this...

  21. Get Involved - Hardest job in sport


    John McEnerney: Kit man or being on stretcher duty at a sumo tournament!

    Manjeet: Hardest job in sport? LINESMEN. Get almost 99% of the offside decisions right n still get but butchered for remaining 1%.

  22. No bark, no bite?

    Arsenal v Bayern Munich (19:45 BST)

    BBC Radio 5 Live


    Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola warned his side to expect to face an Arsenal 'animal' fighting for Champions League survival when the sides meet later on Tuesday.

    But former Chelsea and Scotland winger Pat Nevin is having none of it...

    "Ozil, Sanchez, Cazorla, Theo Walcott - animals? Maybe cuddly puppies. I think they're a lovely team but I wouldn't describe them as animals," he told 5 live.

  23. Scotland storm will pass

    Rugby union

    Tom English

    BBC Scotland

    "The storm of protest will blow itself out. It always does. We'll soon stop analysing referee Craig Joubert and his multiple errors and start delving into where Scotland are at after this World Cup and where they might be going..."  

    Read more from Tom English on Scotland's controversial World Cup exit here

  24. International newspapers

    Marca (Spain)

    It will be Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo taking on Paris St-Germain on his own in their Champions League tie on Wednesday, judging by the front page of Spanish newspaper Marca.

  25. On this day


    1996: Newcastle inflicted Manchester United's biggest defeat in 12 years, beating them 5-0 at St James' Park. But it was the Red Devils who went on to win the Premiership title with the Magpies in second place. 

    Newcastle v Manchester United
  26. Get Involved - Hardest job in sport



    Zach Kingsbury: I think the Pakistan bowlers felt bowling to Alistair Cook was the hardest job in the world.

    Reuben Oliver: Football ref, much worse crowd and players can say what they want.

    Viktor Boskovic: Cleaning the toilets at Twickenham.

  27. New experience


    Does West Brom striker Saido Berahino have a hidden talent?

  28. Wigan forward Bateman signs new deal

    Rugby League

    Wigan and England forward John Bateman has signed a contract extension which will keep him at the club until 2017, with an option for a further year.

    The contract allows Bateman to join an NRL side in 2019 in return for a fee.

    The 22-year-old made 31 appearances this season, as Wigan lost in the Super League Grand Final to Leeds Rhinos.

  29. Special game

    Man City v Sevilla (Wed, 19:45 BST)

  30. Vote now


    The eagle-eyed among you will have noticed a vote at the top of this page.

    The 23-man ballon d'Or shortlist has been named, and we are expecting Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to take the two spots (well, one of them has won it for the last seven years).

    But who will come third?

    Your options are Eden Hazard, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Andres Iniesta, Robert Lewandowski, Javier Mascherano, Thomas Muller, Manuel Neuer, Neymar, Paul Pogba and Luis Suarez. If you don't like these options then vote 'other'.

    The vote will close at 16:15 BST.

  31. Blackpool buyout interests Belokon

    Valeri Belokon

    Blackpool president Valeri Belokon says he remains interested in buying a controlling stake in the League One club.

    The Latvian has a 20% stake in the Seasiders, but has not had talks with majority shareholder Owen Oyston since July.

    He has had meetings with local businesspeople about forming an investment partnership and when asked by BBC North West Tonight if he still wanted to buy the club, he replied: "I'd love to."

  32. Get Involved - Hardest job in sport


    Agustine Pimentel: Hardest job, Liverpool manager, the expectations for a PL trophy have turned managers inside out.

    Jay: I imagine the hardest job must be managing Newcastle. Or playing for them. Or supporting them. Anything to do with them,really

  33. Test of knowledge


    A Question of Sport Teaser

    Earlier on, we asked you to name the five courses to have hosted the Open Championship more than once since 2000.    

    The answer?

    St Andrews, Royal Lytham & St Annes, Muirfield, Royal St George’s and Royal Liverpool.

  34. £16m deal for Cuadrado?

    Football gossip


    Daily Telegraph: Juventus want to complete a permanent £16m deal to sign Juan Cuadrado from Chelsea in January, which could boost Jose Mourinho’s hopes of adding new faces to his squad.

  35. Mission to Moscow

    CSKA Moscow v Manchester United (19:45 BST)

  36. Pretty please

    Arsenal v Bayern Munich (Tues, 19:45 BST)

    A rather hopeful plea from Olympic heptathlon gold medallist and BBC athletics pundit Denise Lewis...

  37. World Rugby blasted

    Rugby Union

    World Rugby has faced strong condemnation from all elements of the game for its admission that referee Craig Joubert blundered in awarding Australia their decisive penalty against Scotland.


    Wallabies great David Campese insists the World Rugby official who signed off the public rebuke of Joubert "should be shot".

    Australia coach Michael Cheika describes his treatment as "so unfair" and retired referee Jonathan Kaplan now fears for the image for the game.

    Joubert will play no further part in the competition after being overlooked for this weekend's semi-finals.

  38. Man City's Evans goes out on loan


    Manchester City midfield prospect George Evans has joined League One club Walsall on a month's loan.

    The 20-year-old made his City debut as a substitute for Yaya Toure in their 4-1 League Cup win over Sunderland earlier this season.

    George Evans
  39. Get Involved - Hardest job in sport



    Kodish: Arsene Wenger's zip

    Muffin The Moose: Hardest job in sport: Craig Joubert's three-legged race partner.

  40. Swansea apologise for replays


    It was this moment - Jack Butland charging out and diving into a studs-up challenge on Ayew- that was replayed on the big screens at the Liberty Stadium.


    It was shown on the big screen from three different angles, causing the home crowd to react by jeering the officials, who took no action after the incident.

    Premier League rules state big screens inside grounds "must not be used to show action replays of negative or controversial incidents". 

  41. Swansea apologise for replays


    Rob Phillips

    BBC Wales Football Correspondent

    Swansea City have apologised for the replay of the controversial incident involving Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland  on the Liberty Stadium big screens during last night’s 1-0 defeat.

    Potters manager Mark Hughes complained about the replaying of the incident in which Butland challenged Andre Ayew outside the penalty area.

    Replaying controversial incidents on the screens during the game contravenes Premier League rules.

    Today a Swans  spokesman said the replay was "human error". The club have made a verbal apology, and will now put that in writing.

  42. Working hard

    CSKA v Man United (Wed, 19:45 BST)

  43. Live on BBC Sport


    We wouldn't want you to miss anything later - or tomorrow night in fact - so here's how you can tune in to all the football action.

  44. Pistorius 'home with family'

    Oscar Pistorius is with members of his family at his uncle's multi-story mansion after being released from prison and moved to house arrest a day earlier than expected.

    "Oscar is here, at home with the family,'' said spokeswoman Anneliese Burgess, addressing dozens of reporters outside Arnold Pistorius' luxurious home in an upmarket suburb of South Africa's capital Pretoria.

    "The family is happy that Oscar is at home," she added.

    Pistorius, the double-amputee runner who fatally shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013, has served a year of his five-year sentence for manslaughter.

  45. Get Involved - Hardest job in sport



    Luke Baldwin: Hardest job in sport?? Being Jose Mourinhos PR consultant.

    Daniel Osunbor: Hardest job in sport has to be boxing, I just can't think of another after watching Southpaw.

    AmanB: Hardest job in sport has to be England manager's job, nothing but pressure & expectation.

  46. Chadli out for six weeks


    Bad news for Tottenham fans with midfielder Nacer Chadli ruled out for six weeks.

  47. Get Involved - Hardest job in sport



    Val Biaj: The ball boy for Eden Hazard.

    Wez Blackett: Kieron Dyer's physiotherapist.

  48. Joubert treatment unfair - Cheika

    Rugby Union

    Referee Craig Joubert has not had the best few days after awarding a controversial penalty that saw Scotland lose in the Rugby World Cup to Australia.

    But Joubert has been backed by Australia head coach Michael Cheika, who says: "I genuinely feel for Craig Joubert. It's so unfair. No other referee has had this stuff put out there like that and he's a very good referee.

    "I would have liked my mates to back me up a little more on the odd occasion, if you know what I mean. I feel for him and hope his fellow referees stand by him." 

    Craig Joubert
  49. 'Sterling should still be at Liverpool'



    Raheem Sterling should still be a Liverpool player, according to his agent.

    Aidy Ward told the Daily Mail: "Brendan Rodgers is a good coach, but as a manager I didn't like certain things about how he dealt with Raheem.

    "Raheem could've stayed, he should be at Liverpool. In December I spoke to Liverpool and said we'll sign a contract if there is a buy-out clause - those clauses are now common practice. They said no to that. 

    "Then there were remarks. In press conferences, Brendan told everyone Raheem would sign - why do that?

    "Right now he probably should be a Liverpool player, but he's not and he's in a great place at City." 

  50. Wakefield sign Morris from Broncos

    Rugby League

    Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have signed London Broncos centre Sean Morris on a one-year deal.

    The 26-year-old, who can also play wing or full-back, made seven appearances for the Championship side, scoring six tries.

  51. Jaddoua's incredible story


    This will be the most remarkable interview you will listen to today.

    Syria's Mohammed Jaddoua should have been leading his country at the Fifa U17 World Cup in Chile but now lives in Germany after being forced to flee his homeland.

    In an interview with World Football, he reveals the trauma he faced as he looked for safety in another part of the world.

    "We were drowning," he recalls. "A Turkish ship found us and carried us to the Italian Coast Guard. It was a very hard journey and I won't be able to forget it."

    Listen to World Football's interview here.

    World Football
  52. 'Legend'


    Nice words from AussieDavid Warner,after Indian batsmen Virender Sehwag earlier announced his retirement.

  53. I pick the team... or leave - Evans


    New Leeds United boss Steve Evans has warned that he will pick the team - or leave.

    Evans replaces Uwe Rosler as the side's boss with them 18th in the Championship only three points above bottom-placed Bolton and his former club Rotherham in 23rd.

    "The day I don't pick the team is the day I'm not manager of Leeds United," says Evans.

    "We're not going to get into relegation trouble. It's not a thought. Being 18th is not acceptable, this club has to climb the table."  

    Steve Evans
  54. Chelsea missed out on Lewandowski

    Dinamo Kiev v Chelsea (19;45 BST)

    Robert Lewandowski

    Chelsea could have had Robert Lewandowski in their side to play Dinamo Kiev in the Champions League on Tuesday, had former manager Carlo Ancelotti had his way. 

    The Italian coach has told that the prolific Bayern Munich forward was a target for the Stamford Bridge club in 2010.

    Read more on that, and other Chelsea gossip, here

  55. Pellegrini unsurprised at Aguero nomination

    Football - Manchester City news conference

    Some more quotes from Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini, who confirms Sergio Aguero will not play again for a while after sustaining a hamstring injury on international duty for Argentina.

    Pellegrini, whose side plays Sevilla in the Champions League on Wednesday, says: "Aguero is out for a month. Maybe next week Clichy, Delph and Silva will be fit.

    "We must improve [our home form] but we think about one game and then the rest. We play a difficult team and we hope we win.

    "It's not surprising that Sergio has been nominated for the Ballon d'Or - it is a surprise he has won nothing here in the past."  

    Sergio Aguero
  56. 'Leeds United is a humongous club'

    Football - Steve Evans news conference

    Some more quotes from new Leeds United boss Steve Evans. Is he excited about the opportunity? Just a bit.

    "I walked through the city last night and I had Leeds United fans shake my hands and I thought 'wow'," he says.

    "My job is to meet the challenges that come on the grass. Just give me an opportunity and I will give you a team that plays with pride and passion.

    "When Leeds United ring you up how can you say no? I could have been anywhere in the world and I would have travelled to get here. This is a humongous football club."  

  57. Get Involved - Hardest job in sport



    Oomar Jaunmohamud: Has to be Falcao's football boots...what a torture for them at the moment...

    Lee Parkinson: Hardest job in sport? Easy, Leeds United recruitment officer!

  58. Give me an opportunity - Evans

    Football - Steve Evans news conference

    More quotes from new Leeds United boss Steve Evans, who says he is not worried about getting the sack, despite the club sacking former manager Uwe Rosler after only 12 games.

    "Give me an opportunity, there are many better managers that have sat here asking for that opportunity," says Evans. "Am I cautious, nervous, excited? Yes, all of them.

    "The spirits have been good we have tried to tweak one or two things. There is no complaints from me the squad I have inherited. It is my job to give everyone an opportunity and I will do that.

    "How can you fear being sacked at Leeds?"

  59. 'Yaya is happy here'

    Football - Manchester City news conference

    Juliette Ferrington

    BBC Sport

    "Manchester City and Sevilla will meet for the first time tomorrow night. City are still looking for their first home points of this season's competition.

    "Manuel Pellegrini says Kolarov and Kompany are fit. 'Vincent was fit for the last game. Aleks is fit so is in the squad list. Clichy, Delph, Aguero and Silva are injured'.

    "Asked about Yaya Toure and his unhappiness over the way he is treated by the English media and lack of recognition, Pellegrini said: "Yaya is happy here, he doesn't have any problem"."   

    Manchester City
  60. 'Leeds should be in the Premier League'

    Football - Steve Evans news conference

    New Leeds United boss Steve Evans takes his place in front of the cameras, but Massimo Cellino, the man who has appointed him, is not present alongside him after being banned from running the club by the Football League last night.

    "It is overwhelming, I didn't think an I Phone could take 840 messages," says Evans. "I'm honoured, humbled and it is a massive opportunity. I will give it everything I have got. My focus is the playing squad. 

    "Mr Cellino is certainly passionate. What was meant to be a couple of hours talk on Sunday was nine hours. This club should be in the league above this one.

    "You get longevity if you win football matches. The brief is to get football matches won and I will give every part of me to do that."

  61. Poulter makes late switch to plans


    Ian Poulter has made a 19-hour trip from his Florida home to play in the Hong Kong Open to keep his hopes of playing in next year's Ryder Cup alive.

    Poulter, 39, recently dropped out of the top 50 in the world and therefore is not eligible to play in the WGC HSBC Champions event in Shanghai.

    If he had not played in Hong Kong then he would not have been able to fulfil the minimum of 13 events, the total he needs to remain a European Tour member.  

    Ian Poulter
  62. Big Sam rules out Nolan move

    Football gossip


    Daily Telegraph: Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce will not move for ex-West Ham and Newcastle midfielder Kevin Nolan, 33, as he would prefer to sign a striker.

  63. Fifa election goes ahead as planned


    World football's governing body Fifa has confirmed it will hold the election for its next president at a special congress on 26 February.

    The election will determine who will succeed Sepp Blatter, who has been president since 1998.

    Blatter, 79, and vice-president Michel Platini, 60, have both been suspended for 90 days amid corruption allegations, which both men deny.

    Platini is seeking the next presidency, as is Prince Ali bin al-Hussein.

  64. Leeds United news conference

    New Leeds United manager Steve Evans is about to give his first news conference since replacing Uwe Rosler as manager.

    You can listen to the news conference with our coverage from BBC Radio Leeds.

    Just press the live coverage tab at the top of this page or click here.

    Leeds United
  65. Champions League winner Cisse retires


    Former Liverpool, Sunderland and QPR striker Djibril Cisse has announced his retirement from football at the age of 34, reports the Liverpool Echo.

    Cisse scored in Liverpool's penalty shootout victory against AC Milan to win the Champions League in 2005.

    After announcing his retirement, Cisse broke down live on French television as he heard a tribute from Guy Roux, his former Auxerre coach.  

    Djibril Cisse
  66. On this day

    Rugby Union

    2007: Holders England lost the Rugby World Cup final 15-6 to South Africa in Paris. 

    England v South Africa
  67. Young ruled out

    CSKA v Man United (Wed, 19:45 BST)


    Ashley Young will miss Manchester United's Champions League match at CSKA Moscow.

    Young was absent from the 3-0 win over Everton on Saturday because of a calf injury and the winger did not take part in United's final training session ahead of Wednesday's match.

    Paddy McNair, who suffered liver damage playing for Northern Ireland last week, also missed the session.

    "It's the same amount of injuries so Luke Shaw, Paddy McNair and Ashley Young are not going with us," United manager Van Gaal told MUTV.

  68. Happy birthday

    Well done to those of you who divined that Florent Sinama-Pongolle is the former Liverpool player celebrating on Tuesday.


    Among the other sporting personalities blowing out the candles are Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri (64), Tottenham goalkeeper Michel Vorm (32), former England cricket captain Chris Cowdrey (58), former India batsman Virender Sehwag (37), former England rugby player Will Greenwood (43) and Ireland rugby captain Paul O’Connell (36).  

  69. Get Involved - Hardest job in sport



    The Keeper:  Mario Balotelli's hairdresser?

    Richard Todd: Hardest job is easy Jose Mourinho Press Officer toughest job in the world of sport. And you can quote me on that. 

  70. Kolarov back in the frame

    Man City v Sevilla (Wed, 19:45 BST)

    Juliette Ferrington

    BBC Sport


    Defender Aleksandar Kolarov is back training with Manchester City before tomorrow night's crucial Champions League encounter with Sevilla.

    Kolarov missed City's 5-1 win over Bournemouth at the weekend with a hamstring problem picked up on international duty.

    David Silva, Sergio Aguero, Fabian Delph and Gael Clichy were all absent from the group during open training at the club's City Football Academy.

    Manager Manuel Pellegrini is due to speak to the media at 12.45 BST.

  71. No fear



    Wales should fear no team at the 2016 European Championship finals in France next summer, says all-time leading goal scorer Ian Rush.

    Chris Coleman's team are likely to face a tough draw as they will be one of the lowest-seeded teams.

    But former striker Rush believes the biggest nations will not want to face a Welsh side which lost only once in qualifying.

    "They won't want Wales in their group," Rush told BBC Wales' Sport Wales. "I'm not saying we are going to win it but the opposition won't like to play Wales."

  72. Get Involved - Hardest job in sport


    Joel Dunn-Wilson: Hardest job in sport? Being Lee Cattermole's agent. Somehow still manages to get him contracts to sign. Genius.

    FK: Hardest job in sport, being Michael Schumacher's team-mate. (Pre-Merc) You knew from the start you'd always play 2nd fiddle.

    Olakunle: Nothing more difficult than being a Sunderland manager right no.

  73. Unthinkable ... isn't it?



    Sweden without Zlatan? Like Batman without Robin? Tom without Jerry? Or Laurel without Hardy? Unthinkable, surely…

    Former international goalkeeper Magnus Hedman hits out at Swedish fans who take Zlatan Ibrahimovic for granted. He says they'll miss Zlatan once he's retired.

    Here's the full clip, courtesy of BBC World Service. 

  74. On this day in sport


    1990: Twenty-one Arsenal and Manchester United players were involved in a mass brawl which resulted in both clubs being fined £50,000 and a deduction of two points for Arsenal and one for United. 

    Manchester United v Arsenal
  75. Wire sign Hull FC forward Westerman

    Rugby League


    Confirmation of a story we bought you earlier... Warrington Wolves have signed forward Joe Westerman from Hull FC on a three-year contract for a £150,000 transfer fee.

    Westerman scored 29 tries in 128 appearances for the Black and Whites after signing from Castleford in 2010.

    The 25-year-old made his England debut against Samoa in 2014, but was left out of the squad for the upcoming series against France and New Zealand.

  76. Kolorov back for City

    Man City v Sevilla (Wed, 19:45 BST)

    Juliette Ferrington

    BBC Sport

    "There's a boost for Manchester City, with left-back Aleksandar Kolorov back training with the group. 

    "The defender limped off with a hamstring problem during Serbia's defeat to Portugal during the international break.

    "There's still no David Silva, Sergio Aguero, Gael Clichy, Fabian Delph or Samir Nasri, though."

  77. Lost in translation



    Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has blamed a lack of English language skills after accusing referees of being "afraid" to give his side penalties.

    Mourinho was given a suspended one-match stadium ban and a £50,000 fine by the Football Association for implying officials were biased.

    The Portuguese has described the fine as a "disgrace" and appealed.

    A hearing dismissed his mitigation and decided the 52-year-old's English is "too sophisticated".

  78. Lights, cameras, action

    Man City v Sevilla (Wed, 19:45 BST)

    Juliette Ferrington

    BBC Sport

    "It's a busy one. Waiting for training to start at the City Football Academy with lenses primed ahead of Manchester City's crucial Champions League match with Sevilla at The Etihad."


    City manager Manuel Pellegrini is due to face the media at 12:45 BST.

  79. Monk move?

    Football gossip


    Aston Villa may consider a move for Swansea boss Garry Monk if they decide to replace Tim Sherwood as manager, according to the Daily Telegraph.

  80. Get Involved - Hardest job in sport



    Robert Middleston: Hardest job in sport has to be Jack Wilshere's podiatrist. Or the poor person who keeps score at the Abu Dhabi cricket ground

    Tim Syubbs: Rio 2016; Carlos Nuzman & Fernando Meirelles carrying on from Lord Coe & Danny Boyle London 2012. Tough acts to follow!

  81. Eagles lands at Bury



    Former Burnley and Bolton winger Chris Eagles has signed for League One side Bury until the end of the season.

    Eagles had been without a club since being released at the end of a short-term contract with Charlton in May.

    The 29-year-old former Manchester United trainee had recently been on trial with Coventry City.

    "He joins a number of players we have given an opportunity to reignite their love of football," Bury boss David Flitcroft told the club website.

  82. Sayers turns to 'master' coach


    Goldie Sayers

    British javelin record holder Goldie Sayers is to work with top coach Dan Pfaff to try and get her to the 2016 Olympics fully fit.

    Her London 2012 medal hopes were dashed by an elbow problem and she came 26th at this year's World Championships after knee surgery.

    "I see him as the best person in the world to keep me healthy. He is a master of body alignment and making sure everything is moving in the right direction," said Sayers, who came fourth at the 2008 Olympics.

  83. Tour de France route announced


    Matt Slater

    BBC Sport

    "After leaving Normandy, the race heads south to the Pyrenees, then west to the Alps and the Jura, through the Massif Central.

    "There are nine stages that should suit the sprinters, nine for the climbers - with one somewhere in between - and the two time trials, one of which is a 10.5-mile blast up to the French ski resort of Megeve.

    "Among the other highlights are a brutal eighth stage from Pau to Bagneres de Luchon in the Pyrenees, stage 17’s finish on the Emosson dam in Switzerland and a decisive penultimate stage from Megeve to Morzine, via some of the Alps’ most testing climbs."

  84. Four countries visited in 2016 Tour

    Tour de France

    Matt Slater

    BBC Sport

    "Next year’sTour de Francewill be decided over 2,187 miles of racing from Normandy’s Mont-Saint-Michel to the Champs Elysees in Paris.

    "The 21 stages include two individual time trials, four mountain-top finishes and visits to Andorra, Spain and Switzerland.

    "One of those summit finishes is on Mont Ventoux on 14 July, Bastille Day, the same date and venue of Chris Froome’s famous win in 2013.

    "The race starts on Saturday, 2 July, and finishes on Sunday, 24 July, with rest days on 11 July and 19 July."

  85. Happy birthday to who?


  86. Get Involved - Hardest job in sport


    Nick Edwards: Hardest job in sport? Has to be Nico Rosberg's ego polisher. "You are as good as Lewis, you ARE".

    Mr Palindrome: Being Indian cricket team captain must be the hardest job in sport. As Dhoni said, the swords are always out.

    Nico Rosberg
  87. Facing the press

    Man City v Sevilla (Wed, 19:45 BST)


    And while we're talking Champions League, a reminder that Man City managerManuel Pellegriniis due to hold a news conference ahead of the Blues clash with Sevilla at 12:45 BST.

    We'll bring you it as soon as it gets under way.

  88. Diminishing presence


    Interesting piece in the Telegraph - or depressing, depending on your viewpoint - illustrating that England will have fewer players in the Champions League than both Israel and Belarus this season. 

    Daily Telegraph
  89. Cleverley to make Everton return


    James Mountford

    Reporter, BBC Radio Merseyside Sport

    Tom Cleverley

    Roberto Martinez has confirmed Tom Cleverley will make his return from injury later on Tuesday when Everton's under 21 side play German side Schalke in the Premier League International Cup at Goodison Park. 

    Cleverley has been out with ankle ligament damage sustained in the 1-1 draw at Tottenham on 29th August.

    Also playing will be Steven Pienaar, who has only made one appearance in 2015 after struggling with various injuries. Bryan Oviedo, Mason Holgate, Tyias Browning and Goalkeeper Joel Robles will also be involved.

  90. Ready to go...

    Tour de France 2016

    This year's Tour de France winner Chris Froome is ready for the impending announcement of next summer's route...

  91. Test of knowledge


    A Question of Sport Teaser

    Right, here we go....

    On the back of Royal Portrush being confirmed as an Open venue, name the five courses to have hosted the golf's oldest major more than once since 2000?

    We'll bring you the answers this afternoon.

  92. 'As Mark Twain put it...'



    You've got to respect a sportsman who begins a statement about his retirement with the words, 'to paraphrase Mark Twain'.

    That's what Virender Sehwag has done, publishing a two page document on his twitter feed to explain the reasons behind his decision to hang up his bat.

    "Cricket has been my life," says Sehwag. "Playing for India was a memorable journey."

    He then goes on to thanks just about everyone. You can read it here if you're interested.

  93. India batsman Sehwag retires


  94. Portrush Open a 'special occasion'


    Darren Clarke, the 2011 Open champion, says the return of the Open to his home country of Northern Ireland will be a "very special occasion".

    The tournament will be played at Royal Portrush in 2019.

    "The global impact and financial benefits to Northern Ireland are immeasurable," Clarke said. "To have the biggest and best tournament in the world in Northern Ireland is a proud moment for us all."

  95. On the big screen


    Swansea must wait to see if any action will be taken over them showing big-screen replays of an incident involving Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland.