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Summary

  1. Di Matteo appointed as Villa boss
  2. Blackburn name Coyle/Leeds appoint Monk
  3. Man City sign Borussia Dortmund's Gundogan
  4. Build-up to England v Portugal (19:45 BST)
  5. Who would win? England 96 v England 2016

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By Shamoon Hafez and Emlyn Begley

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24 things you didn't know about the Euro teams

Including the player with four kidneys

Zlatan
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(Zlatan only has two kidneys that we know of)

There are 24 teams at the expanded Euro 2016, which starts with host nation France taking on Romania in Paris on 10 June.

But which one failed to keep a solitary clean sheet in qualifying? Who made the most passes? And who climbed almost 100 places in the Fifa world rankings?

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That's the end of Sportsday for another day. We'll leave you with this piece of good reading pre-Euro 2016...

CONFIRMED: Dirk #Schuster has replaced Markus #Weinzierl as manager. Welcome to #FCA!

CONFIRMED: Dirk #Schuster has replaced Markus #Weinzierl as manager. Welcome to #FCA!

'Your defence is terrified'

Football

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"Will Grigg's on fire, your defence is terrified..."

A parody song about Northern Ireland and Wigan player Will Grigg has become one of the UK's most-downloaded tracks.

On Thursday, 'Will Grigg's on Fire', reached number seven in the iTunes UK Top 100.

YouTuber Sean Kennedy premiered his version of the song earlier this month, and it has now been officially released by London-based band, Blonde.

Mitrovic linked with Sporting

Football

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Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon are interested in signing Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, report the Shield Gazette.

However, Magpies manager Rafa Benitez does not have to sell this summer, and Sporting would struggle to tempt Newcastle to part with the 21-year-old, who cost £13m last year.

PSG want Coutinho

Football

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French champions Paris St-Germain are preparing a staggering £46m bid for Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho... if you believe newspapers.

The Brazilian is PSG's Plan B if moves for Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar fall through, report Le Sport 10.

Lengthy ban for Cheltenham player

Football

Cheltenham midfielder Kyle Storer has been banned for eight games for violent conduct. The club have been promoted into the Football League this summer. 

Aubameyang Bundesliga Player of the Year

Football

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Gabon and Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been voted as the German Bundesliga's Player of the Year award.

The Gabon captain finished just 0.2% ahead of Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski, who was the top scorer in the league last season.

The award is voted for by the German players' union, the VDV.

"It's a great honour to be recognised and appreciated by your fellow colleagues," Aubameyang said.

Euros missing XI

Football

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Most of Europe's top players are now gearing up for the start of Euro 2016 after being named in their country's 23-man squad for the tournament.

Injury has prevented the likes of Belgium's Vincent Kompany, France's Raphael Varane and Germany's Marco Reus from being involved.

But other top names have been deemed surplus to requirements for the competition in France, which starts on 10 June.

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We asked you earlier to compare the England teams from Euro 96 and 2016.

Laurent Nkunda on Twitter seemed to sum up how most of you felt...

The 96 squad need an apology from the bbc. Comparing that england squad with the 1996 squad is an Insult. #bbcsportsday

'Sandro in talks with Sporting'

Football

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QPR midfielder Sandro is in talks over a move to Sporting Lisbon, report Sky Sports.

The 27-year-old Brazil international spent the second half of last season on loan at West Brom but failed to earn the offer of a permanent deal.

He made just five starts in six months at The Hawthorns and manager Tony Pulis has opted to explore other central midfielder options.

Van Garderen drops out of Rio

Cycling

Tejay van Garderen will not compete at the Rio Olympics because of concerns about the Zika virus.

The infection is suspected of leading to thousands of babies being born with underdeveloped brains. His wife is pregnant.

“If Jessica were not pregnant right now, assuming I was selected, I would go,” the 27-year-old American told CyclingTips.

“But the fact is, she is pregnant. If we were just going to start trying, I’d say we could start trying six months after the Olympics. But when she has a baby in her belly, I don’t want to take any chances.”

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I could have been Man Utd star - Hernandez

Football

Bayer Leverkusen striker Javier Hernandez says he could have been "the star" of Manchester United if he was given more games.

The 28-year-old Mexico international spent 2014-15 on loan at Real Madrid and was then sold to Leverkusen, where he scored 17 goals in 28 Bundesliga appearances.

"The difference is that Leverkusen want me on the pitch. The others didn't," he told FourFourTwo.

"If I'd had more chances at United or Real, I'd probably have been 'the star' there as well - we'll never know. I didn't have the chance.

"I never had the chance to play 20 games in a row so people could say: 'He's a good player who should stay' or 'He can't be the star - he's not a good player.'" 

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Javier Hernandez, who is preparing for the Copa America, scored 37 Premier League goals in 49 starts, plus 54 substitute appearances

Taylor and Muamba: Embrace everything life has to offer

Cricket

Six weeks after he was suddenly forced to retire from cricket due to a serious heart condition, former England batsman James Taylor meets Fabrice Muamba for the first time as they share their experiences of similar conditions ending their sporting careers.

James said the former Bolton Wanderers midfielder was his “inspiration”, and that it was only when a doctor compared his condition to Fabrice's he realised how serious it was.

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James Taylor and Fabrice Muamba talk about the heart conditions that ended their careers.

David Haye: Pro boxers 'completely different animals'

Boxing

David Haye believes professional boxers could cause 'absolutely horrendous damage' to amateur fighters at the Olympic games after the International Boxing Association voted to allow pro fighters to compete at this summer's Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Londoner Haye said: "I wouldn't like to fight an amateur. Even when I spar against one you can feel they're not seasoned, not toughened."

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David Haye believes it is 'just not fair' to put amateurs against professionals at Rio.

On this day...

Swimming

1904: Swimmer Johnny Weissmuller was born. He became the first man to swim 100 metres in less than one minute and won five gold medals at the 1924 and 1928 Olympics. He later moved into acting and played Tarzan in a series of films. He died in Acapulco, Mexico on January 20, 1984. 

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Boxer and cyclist suspended

Olympics

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A Turkish boxer and a Russian cyclist have been provisionally suspended after doping samples from the London 2012 Olympics returned positive retests.

Boxer Adem Kilicci and track cyclist Yekaterina Gnidenko both tested positive for steroids, their sports' governing bodies said on Thursday.

Olympics chiefs announced last week that 23 competitors at the London Games had failed retrospective doping tests.

Retests focused on athletes who could compete at this summer's Rio Olympics.

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'Not hard to get another job'

Football

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Out-of-work manager Paul Lambert says that finding a new job will be "quite seamless" for him.

Lambert, 46, left Blackburn in May and is looking for his seventh managerial job since 2005.

"I'll wait and see. I want to get into it again. I don't find it hard at all to get another job," the former Aston Villa and Norwich boss told BBC Sport.

Lambert, a former Celtic and Borussia Dortmund midfielder, said clubs must "pick up the phone" to hire him.

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Messi and father in court

Argentina and Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi tells a court he had no knowledge of the tax issues that led to fraud charges against him.

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Move 'to shut Paris Euro 2016 fan zone'

Football

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The Stade de France was targeted during the Paris attacks but will host games during Euro 2016

Paris police chief Michel Cadot proposes to close a planned fan zone in the capital when Euro 2016 football matches are played in two stadiums.

In a letter to Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, Michel Cadot cited the "exhaustion" of overstretched police and the threat of terrorism, according to AFP.

Paris is one of 10 host cities during the competition that starts next week.

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Farah and Rutherford headline Birmingham

Athletics

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British Olympic and world champions Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford will be among the stars competing in the Birmingham Diamond League meeting on Sunday.

Farah takes part in the 3,000m while Rutherford competes against a high-quality long jump field.

In the women's 100m, British record-holder Dina Asher-Smith takes on world 200m champion Dafne Schippers.

European 200m champion Adam Gemili returns to the place where he ran his first sub-10 second 100m.

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'I knew nothing'

Football

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Messi's gone all Manuel from Fawlty Towers on us...

Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi, who is on trial for alleged tax fraud in Spain, has told a court he had no involvement in the management of his financial affairs.

"I was playing football, I knew nothing," he said. "I only worried about playing football."

Messi and his father Jorge, who manages his finances, are accused of defrauding Spain of €4.1m (£3.2m; $4.6m).

The authorities allege that the two used tax havens in Belize and Uruguay to conceal earnings from image rights.

Lionel Messi
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'Rotherham a risk'

Football

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Alan Stubbs says leaving Hibernian for Rotherham United was a "calculated risk" but "the right decision at the right time".

Hibs have started the process of appointing a new boss after thanking Stubbs for doing "a magnificent job" over his two-year spell.

Stubbs, 44, decided to return to England shortly after ending Hibs' 114-year wait to win the Scottish Cup.

"They fitted in with my ambition," Stubbs said of Rotherham.

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On this day...

Formula 1

1970: Bruce McLaren died after a testing accident, aged 32. The New Zealander founded the McLaren team.

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Guardiola dismisses Navas rumours

Football

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New Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has dismissed rumours of winger Jesus Navas returning to Sevilla, report Marca.

Guardiola intends to keep the 30-year-old for the new season, who had been linked with a move back to his old club after Jose Antonio Reyes' departure.

Djokovic into Roland Garros semis

Tennis

Novak Djokovic beats Tomas Berdych 6-3 7-5 6-3 in the French Open quarter-finals. 

Reaction and more of today's tennis is here.

Novak Djokovic beats Tomas Berdych
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Zlatan's big announcement

Football

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Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has been linked with a move to Manchester United, told us to head to his Facebook page for an announcement.

And the news we were all waiting for has finally been confirmed...

On 7 June...

...Ibrahimovic will be launching a new clothing range.

What a tease. As you were.

Barca to sign another Suarez

Football

Barcelona have exercised an option to re-sign Denis Suarez from Villarreal on 1 July.

They sold the 22-year-old former Manchester City attacking midfielder to the Yellow Submarine last summer.

Denis Suarez
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Zidane double downs England

Football

BBC Sport is counting down 25 classic moments from the European Championship in the build-up to Euro 2016.

Today we remember when two late goals from Zinedine Zidane earned France a 2-1 win over England at Euro 2004.

Benitez names new Newcastle assistant

Football

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Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez has appointed Mikel Antia to his coaching team.

The 43-year-old Spaniard replaces Fabio Pecchia, who has become manager at Serie B side Verona.

Antia joins from the Aspire Academy in Qatar and will work alongside Francisco de Miguel Moreno, Antonio Gomez Perez, Ian Cathro and Simon Smith.

Benitez said: "I am delighted that Mikel is joining my staff. He is a very talented coach and I know he will add great expertise to my team."

Ibrahimovic to have his say...

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Jon Walters missed Republic training on Thursday morning

Jon Walters is the latest injury concern for the Republic of Ireland ahead of Euro 2016 after taking a bang on his calf.

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Brighton promoted to WSL 2

Football

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Brighton & Hove Albion Women have had their promotion to Women's Super League Two approved.

The Seagulls, who became Women's Premier League champions on Sunday, have met the necessary WSL licensing requirements.

The Sussex side beat Sporting Club Albion 4-2 in Sunday's play-off and will take their place in WSL 2 in spring 2017.

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Brighton's promotion to WSL approved

Brighton & Hove Albion have their promotion to Women's Super League Two approved after meeting licensing requirements.

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New Atletico stadium pictures

Football

Champions League runners-up Atletico Madrid have tweeted pictures of the new stadium they're planning to move into next year.

NUEVO ESTADIO. Sigue avanzando la construcción. Completadas las gradas baja y alta ow.ly/zBa3100azFj
NUEVO ESTADIO. Sigue avanzando la construcción. Completadas las gradas baja y alta ow.ly/zBa3100azFj
NUEVO ESTADIO. Sigue avanzando la construcción. Completadas las gradas baja y alta ow.ly/zBa3100azFj
NUEVO ESTADIO. Sigue avanzando la construcción. Completadas las gradas baja y alta ow.ly/zBa3100azFj

NUEVO ESTADIO. Sigue avanzando la construcción. Completadas las gradas baja y alta ow.ly/zBa3100azFj

Liverpool close to signing 'new De Bruyne'

Football

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Liverpool are close to signing Anderlecht midfielder Samuel Bastien, report the Sun.

The 19-year-old was watched by Reds scouts last season while on loan at Italian Serie B side Avellino.

Bastien is being compared to Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne. Not sure by who, mind.

Man Utd chase Bordeaux sensation

Football

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Manchester United are chasing Bordeaux’s teenage sensation Adam Ounas, report the Daily Mirror.

The club have already made contact over the 19-year-old attacking midfielder and are trying to set up a summer move as they prepare for a new era under manager Jose Mourinho.

The France Under-20 international made a big impression this season, making 28 appearances and scoring six goals as his club finished 11th in Ligue 1.

On this day...

Football

1985: Uefa ruled English clubs would be banned indefinitely from European competition following the riot at the Heysel Stadium, in which Liverpool fans were involved. The ban remained in place for five seasons. 

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Vote result

Football

We asked earlier who would win between England's Euro 96 team and the Euro 2016 side. 

Some 78% of you were backing 1996. I'm surprised it wasn't more based on the replies to our debate on Twitter.