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Live Reporting

By Steve Sutcliffe

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye

    Right that is me done for this morning. Thanks for joining me.

    As ever here are a few pointers towards some of the best news and other interesting stuff we've got for you to peruse.

    I'll see you soon.

  2. 700 not out

    This geezer is still very much going strong at the age of 34.

    You can read all about how Cristiano Ronaldo joins an elite group of players to have hit at least 700 goals in their career in this rather handy piece we've constructed for you.

    Cristiano Ronaldo
  3. Snodgrass retires from international football

    Robert Snodgrass

    Now some news to report from the Scotland camp....

    Winger Robert Snodgrass says he has retired from international football to "let the younger players take my place and hopefully push the squad forward".

    The 32-year-old West Ham midfielder won the last of his 28 caps in the 4-0 Euro qualifying defeat in Russia last week.

    Snodgrass, who has seven goals for his country, made his Scotland debut against Northern Ireland in 2011.

    "Thank you for giving me the opportunity to live my childhood dream," Snodgrass wrote on Instagram.

  4. Watch: MOTDx Football boot quiz

    As a bit of a football boot buff happy to say I got most of these.

    This is well worth a watch.

    Video content

    Video caption: MOTDx: Challenging football boot expert Jay Mike to a quiz
  5. 'The world's strangest derby'

    North v South Korea

    Son Heung-min

    Now this is an interesting piece with North and South Korea playing a football derby like no other today.

    It's not too rare for the two sides to face off – but it's almost unheard of to play in the North's capital, Pyongyang. In fact, it has only happened once, in 1990.

    There will be no live broadcast, no fans from the South, and no foreign media at all in the stands.

    After some progress in 2018 - when sports partly broke the ice - ties between North and South are at a low.

    Welcome to the world's strangest derby.

  6. Lawrence & Bennett plead guilty

    Tom Lawrence and Mason Bennett

    Derby County footballers Tom Lawrence and Mason Bennett have pleaded guilty to drink-driving. The pair were charged after a Range Rover Sport and Mercedes GLC crashed in Derby after a team-building dinner.

    At the city's magistrates' court they also admitted failing to stop at the scene of the crash.

    You can read more on that story here.

  7. Lots of love for Giroud

    Lots of love for Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud, after the forward headed home an Antoine Griezmann corner, four minutes after coming on as a second-half substitute in France's 1-1 draw with Turkey.

    The result leaves Turkey above France at the top of Group H because of their 2-0 win in the reverse fixture.

    Olivier Giroud
  8. Get Involved

    #bbcfootball or text 81111

    Anon: I knew there would be racism but what happened was unexpected for me. The shame I feel as a Bulgarian right now is incomparable. What happened yesterday is completely unacceptable. A few racists ruin what British people think of our country and our people. Fair play to Boyko Borissov for his actions.

  9. 'There can be no more pitiful fines or short stadium bans'

    Bulgaria 0-6 England

    As per the majority of comments I have received this morning - anti-racism group Kick it Out has urged Uefa to take strong action, saying the governing body's current sanctions are "not fit for purpose".

    "We are sickened by the disgusting racist abuse directed at England men's team by Bulgaria supporters - including TV footage which appeared to show Nazi salutes and monkey noises," it said.

    "It's now time for Uefa to step up and show some leadership. For far too long, they have consistently failed to take effective action. The fact Bulgaria are already hosting this game with a partial stadium closure for racist abuse shows that Uefa's sanctions are not fit for purpose.

    "There can be no more pitiful fines or short stadium bans. If Uefa cares at all about tackling discrimination - and if the Equal Game campaign means anything - then points deductions and tournament expulsion must follow."

  10. Post update

    Raheem Sterling

    This is not the first time in England's Euro 2020 qualifying campaign that their players have been subjected to racist abuse.

    In March Raheem Sterling was vocal in condemning the abuse received by England players during their 5-1 win in Montenegro.

    Montenegro's punishment was to have two home games played behind closed doors and a fine of 20,000 euros (£17,000).

  11. What is Uefa's approach to dealing with incidents of racism?

    Bulgaria 0-6 England

    It's pretty simple. Uefa has a three-step protocol, introduced in 2009, in place for dealing with such incidents in matches.

    For the first step, the referee will speak to the stadium announcer and demand the halting of racist behaviour.

    If it continues, the referee can take the players off the field into the dressing rooms for a period of time and the stadium announcer will make another address.

    If it still continues, the match will be abandoned.

    In this incident, the first step was taken. The players were asked if they wanted to come off the pitch, but decided to continue.

  12. 'A good move'

    Raheem Sterling reacts to the news that Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borissov has asked the president of the country's football union (BFU) Borislav Mihaylo to resign.

    We've got the full story on that here.

    Raheem Sterling on Twitter
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  13. What happened?

    Bulgaria 0-6 England

    Bulgaria fans

    If you missed last night's match between Bulgaria and England and are wondering exactly what all the furore is about this morning...well it boils down to this:

    During the first half, England defender Tyrone Mings made a pass before turning to an official and saying: "Did you hear that?"

    Within minutes the game was stopped. It then resumed but stopped gain before half-time.

    Gareth Southgate and several England players were in discussion with match officials before the game was restarted for a second time.

    A group of Bulgaria supporters wearing black hooded tops - some wearing bandanas covering their faces - started to leave the stadium after the game was halted for a second time. BBC Radio 5 Live reported that some made racist gestures.

    Bulgaria captain Ivelin Popov was seen in a heated debate with a section of home supporters near the tunnel while the rest of the players headed for the dressing rooms for half-time.

  14. Get Involved

    #bbcfootball or text on 81111 (UK only)

    Jonny: Bulgaria should be removed from the qualifiers with immediate effect and banned from the next major competition. The coach should be banned for life. Zero tolerance is what is required.

  15. Post update

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    On Tuesday 22 October, Tottenham play Red Star Belgrade in London in Champions League with Red Star not allowed to sell tickets due to previous instances of racism.

    While two days later Man Utd travel to face Partizan Belgrade in Europa League, at a stadium that will reopen open after two game closure due to racist behaviour of supporters.

    Meanwhile Wolves game at Slovan Bratislava will be played ‘behind closed doors’ due to racism in qualifying rounds. Though around 12,000 tickets have been given away for that game, mainly to kids.

  16. Post update

    Didn't Borislav Mihaylov say that there would not be a problem when Bulgaria face England or something along those lines a few days back.

  17. BreakingBulgaria's football chief asked to resign

    Borislav Mihaylov

    Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borissov has asked the president of the country's football union (BFU) to resign after racist abuse marred the Euro 2020 qualifier between Bulgaria and England on Monday.

    Bulgaria's sports minister Krasen Kralev, said: "The prime minister called me urgently a short time ago. The government has done a lot for the development of Bulgarian football in the last four years.

    "But after the recent events, having in mind the whole state of football and last night's incidents, the prime minister has ordered me from today to suspend any relations with the BFU, including financial ones, until the resignation of Borislav Mihaylov."

    Read more on that story here.

  18. France held by Turkey

    France 1-1 Turkey

    Olivier Giroud

    Elsewhere on Monday night world champions France were held to a 1-1 draw by Turkey in Paris to delay their qualification for Euro 2020.

    Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud headed home an Antoine Griezmann corner four minutes after coming on as a second-half substitute.

    Kaan Ayhan pulled Turkey level five minutes later as he glanced a free-kick from the right past Steve Mandanda.

    The result means Turkey remain above France at the top of Group H because of their 2-0 win in the reverse fixture.

    You can read the report on that one right here.

  19. Get Involved

    #bbcfootball or text 81111 (UK only)

    Harish: Stadium closures, fines and bans have had no effect at all!!! Well done Uefa (although perhaps too late) for this new protocol which threatens racists with no game at all - the only thing they'll stop for.

    It's actually been around for about a decade Harish.