Manchester United legends XI to face Bayern Munich: Van der Sar; P.Neville, Johnsen, Stam, Silvestre; Park, Scholes, Fortune; Yorke, Saha, Cole

Scholes, Yorke, Cole, Stam and Dublin among Man United Legends lining up at Old Trafford again to face Bayern Munich Legends

Manchester United Legends vs Bayern Munich Legends LIVE: Paul Scholes and Edwin van der

Captain Fantastic Bryan Robson leads a side of bona fide legends against Bayern Munich's finest ever players for charity at Old Trafford, kicking off at 2.30pm on Sunday.  Edwin van der Sar, Jap Stam, Paul Scholes and Dwight Yorke all dust off their boots for United against a Bayern side led by former West Germany international Paul Breitner. The Baverians all-star line-up features Mark van Bommel and Giovane Elber. Follow here for all the action.

Arsenal players want to know about Klopp: Ozil reveals ex-Dortmund boss (currently out of a job) is a hot topic at the Emirates  

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil reveals Jurgen Klopp is a hot topic at the Emirates  

Jurgen Klopp may be more popular to take over the manager's job at Arsenal than we think, according to German newspaper Bild. Following an interview with Gunners midfielder Mesut Ozil, it would appear the in-demand former Borussia Dortmund coach is a hot topic of conversation among the Arsenal players. And German international Ozil, who bagged a hat-trick of assists for his country in the 7-0 thrashing of Gibraltar on Saturday, told how some of his colleagues back in north London have become increasingly interested about the animated manager.

FA fear FBI probe with troubling questions in FIFA scandal after schmoozing Warner, a trip to Prince Charles' home and £135,000 sweetener

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NICK HARRIS EXCLUSIVE: Warner has been receiving favours from the FA for almost two decades, and for much of that period the FA regarded him as an ally, even a confidant.

Terry warns fan his autographed picture is fake only to discover it was bought for £9.99 from the club shop 

The 34-year-old Chelsea captain spotted the image on Instagram and told the fan he had been sold a fake and should ask for his money back - only to be told the snap had been bought from the club shop.

Sepp could STAY! Blatter considering extraordinary U-turn on quit vow

Sepp Blatter may seek to stay on as FIFA president, a Swiss newspaper reported on Sunday, less than two weeks after he said he would step down over the organisation's corruption scandal.

Transfer News LIVE: Casillas linked with Tottenham as De Gea's move to Real Madrid edges ever closer

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With the domestic season now over, teams will focus on improving their squads ahead of 2015-16. Here, Sportsmail gives you all the latest transfer stories from Sunday, June 14.

England vs New Zealand: Follow the score from the third ODI

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England take on New Zealand in the third one-day international of their record-breaking series in Southampton, with the two sides level after the opening two games.

Wilder retains WBC heavyweight title with stylish knockout finish against Molina

Deontay Wilder retains WBC heavyweight title with knockout finish against Eric Molina

Deontay Wilder knocked Eric Molina out after nine rounds in Alabama to retain the WBC world heavyweight championship. The 239-pound Texan had already been knocked down on three occasions but managed to get up every time before Wilder delivered the final big blow with 1:03 left in the ninth. Tuscaloosa-native Wilder, 29, was defending the belt he won from Bermane Stiverne in January in what was the first-ever world championship fight in his home state of Alabama.

Werdum crowned heavyweight champ after beating Velasquez with third round submission

Fabricio Werdum defeats Cain Velasquez with third-round submission to become undisputed

Fabricio Werdum of Brazil defeated a rusty Cain Velasquez by tap-out in the third round to become the undisputed heavyweight champion at UFC 188 on Saturday night. With 2:13 left in the third round, Werdum (20-5-1) took down Velasquez (13-2), who was fighting for the first time in 20 months after suffering injuries in his shoulder and knee. It was Werdum's sixth straight win. The Brazilian jiujitsu specialist cut local favourite Velasquez's left eye in the first round and the former heavyweight champion struggled to overcome it.

OLIVER HOLT: Why are so many trying to belittle the women's game?

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OLIVER HOLT, CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: When the women's World Cup kicked off in Canada, a few hundred thousand dinosaurs were unearthed with misogynistic views.

Rafa gets Ronaldo's seal of approval: Cristiano pledges his future to Real

Cristiano Ronaldo has told Real Madrid that he wants to stay at the club next season following the appointment of new manager Rafa Benitez, despite interest from Paris Saint-Germain.

Manchester United fans made to pay for Champions League qualification as hospitality prices raised by 15 per cent

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Manchester United have raised corporate hospitality prices by 15 per cent for next season on the assumption they will be participating in the group stages of the Champions League.

EXCLUSIVE: United eyeing up summer bid for Everton defender Stones

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EXCLUSIVE BY CRAIG HOPE: Manchester United are lining up a summer move for Everton starlet John Stones as Louis van Gaal looks to bolster his defensive options.

Boult blow for Kiwis as key bowler is ruled out of tour with back injury

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New Zealand's Trent Boult has been ruled out of the remainder of the Royal London Series because of a back injury. The left-arm swing bowler was an unexpected absentee from the third one-dayer.

Copa collapse! Aguero and Messi put Argentina on easy street but Martino's men squander two-goal lead with late leveller

Argentina 2-2 Paraguay: Sergio Aguero and Lionel Messi's strikes cancelled out by Nelson

MARTIN DOMIN IN LA SERENA: Lucas Barrios snatched a draw for unfancied Paraguay with a 90th minute finish to stun the star-studded Argentina in their opening Copa America match. Sergio Aguero and Lionel Messi netted for the World Cup finalists in the first half as all seemed to be going to script. But Paraguay had other ideas, scoring first through Nelson Valdez on the hour mark and Barrios in the 90th minute for the surprise result.

Come to Juventus! Buffon urges Atletico striker Manzukic to snub Man United and head to Italy

Gianluigi Buffon taps up Mario Mandzukic by urging him to snub Manchester United and come

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST: Despite being left with 10 stitches after a clash with Mario Mandzukic, Gianluigi Buffon still had time to try and convince the Croatia striker to come to Juventus. The prolific Atletico Madrid forward scored the opening goal in Croatia's 1-1 with Italy in Friday's Euro 2016 Group H qualifier  - where Buffon's brave attempted save came at the cost of an injury that will keep him out of Tuesday's friendly with Portugal.

Haskins defeats Iwasa to claim interim IBF bantamweight world title 

Lee Haskins produced a confident performance to claim the interim IBF bantamweight world title with a sixth-round stoppage of Japan's Ryosuke Iwasa.

Hodgson to keep faith in Sterling and is expected to give Townsend the nod

Raheem Sterling and Wayne Rooney of England look tired during training

Roy Hodgson is planning changes in a bid to inject some energy into the team responsible for the snooze-fest in Dublin - but is set to keep faith in Raheem Sterling against Slovenia.

Edin off? Man City's £20m-rated forward Dzeko targeted by Roma 

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Roma have revived interest in Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko. The Bosnia international will be allowed to leave Eastlands but City want close to £20million for the striker.

Real Madrid willing to sell Casillas as club close in on signing De Gea

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Real Madrid are sure that David de Gea will join them from Manchester United this summer and are actively looking for a buyer for Iker Casillas who is willing to leave the club.

So who's the real Liverpool No 9: Rush or Fowler? Anfield legends will wear iconic shirt in charity match against Real Madrid

Liverpool legends Robbie Fowler and Ian Rush will both wear iconic No 9 shirt in charity

Ian Rush and Robbie Fowler both earned legendary status at Liverpool with their goalscoring exploits while donning the number 9 shirt.  Welshman Rush scored 346 of them in 660 appearances while former England international Fowler netted 183 goals in 369 matches for the Reds. On Sunday, the duo will share the iconic shirt when Liverpool legends go up against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Masked Martins strikes in Sounders' second half blitz... and Villa guides New York City to first back-to-back wins

MLS round-up: Masked Obafemi Martins strikes in Seattle Sounders' second half blitz... and

Lamar Neagle, Obafemi Martins and Leo Gonzalez scored second-half goals as the Seattle Sounders beat FC Dallas 3-0 on Saturday to regain the overall Major League Soccer points lead.

UK Athletics official would back Farah if he left scandal-hit coach Salazar 

EXCLUSIVE: Mo Farah turns the camera on photographers in Portland, Oregon. The British athlete was spotted for the first time since doping allegations were made against his coach Alberto Salazar. Mo, who leaned out of his car window and snapped pictures on his iPhone on June 9, 2015, flew to Portland after pulling out of a Diamond League event in Birmingham, England. A BBC Panorama documentary has accused Salazar of being involved in doping with US athlete Galen Rupp. They have both denied the allegations.
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Farah flew back to America a week ago to 'demand answers' from Salazar after a BBC documentary alleged the American plied another star athlete with drugs.

Rohatinsky says he believes evidence from Panorama witnesses

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MATT LAWTON: The crisis engulfing Mo Farah's coach, Alberto Salazar, deepened as another former Nike Oregon Project member added his voice to doping claims against the American.

Welcome back! Everton to seal £3m deal for former loanee Deulofeu

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Everton are poised to sign £3million Barcelona winger Gerard Deulofeu after beating off competition from other Premier League clubs for the 21-year-old Spaniard.

Despite struggles at United, Di Maria's spark will catch once more... and here's why Van Gaal needs to keep The Noodle on the menu

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal needs to keep faith in Angel di Maria 

RIK SHARMA: Argentina manager Tata Martino stated before the Copa America he would keep faith in Angel di Maria, despite his poor Manchester United form. And the winger showed enough against Paraguay to encourage Louis van Gaal to do the same. True to his word, Martino played the winger on the left of a three-pronged attack in his country's 2-2 draw with Paraguay, alongside Sergio Aguero and Lionel Messi. Even though in the second half of last season United's Dutch coach preferred to use Ashley Young - with Di Maria reduced to the odd cameo role - if you apply the old adage 'form is temporary, class is permanent,' the Argentine wins every time.

Carragher dines out at the Bernabeu ahead of Liverpool vs Real Madrid legends game 

Jamie Carragher dines overlooking Bernabeu pitch ahead of Liverpool vs Real Madrid legends

Jamie Carragher is out in Spain ready to take on Real Madrid in a legends match this weekend - and enjoyed a meal with his former team-mates overlooking the Bernabeu pitch.  Sportsmail columnist Carragher enjoyed a drink with those he shared unforgettable times with at Anfield. 

Slovenia vs England: Everything you need to know about Katanec's side

England travel to Slovenia on Sunday as Roy Hodgson's side look to continue their fine form in Group E. Sportsmail's Sam Cunningham  picks out five players that England will need to watch closely.

Sterling's Liverpool contract issues won't affect England place, says Roy

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Roy Hodgson insists Raheem Sterling's ongoing contract dispute will not be a factor in his team selection for England's clash against Slovenia.

England are stuck in reverse since Brazil... and if they lose to Slovenia then Hodgson may run out of excuses

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ROB DRAPER: England and Roy Hodgson are stuck in reverse with little sign of major improvement. If they lose to Slovenia, then the manager may be running out of excuses.

BRYAN ROBSON: Rooney is one of the best players England has ever produced... it's about time other players met his standards

Wayne Rooney is one of the best players England has ever produced... now we need other

EXCLUSIVE: When Wayne Rooney finishes his career in years to come we will regard him as one of the best players England ever produced. The challenge for the England players around him is to follow in his footsteps. We have had Steven Gerrard, we've had some good defenders but Wayne is the one world-class player we have at the moment. He stands out. There's a lot of talk about the talent and potential of others but really it's time for Raheem Sterling, Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott and the rest to step up. They need to take responsibility for who they are and what they can become and prove themselves on this stage.

Giroud pain as France striker touches the ball just 13 times (less than Lloris!) before being subbed at half-time in dismal defeat

Albania 1-0 France: Ergys Kace secures maiden win over lacklustre Euro 2016 hosts

An impressive display from minnows Albania earned their first ever victory against France. The Euro 2016 hosts were disjointed and were outplayed by the hosts who took the lead on 43 minutes.

Nigerian defender Oniya, aged 30, dies after collapsing on the pitch while playing for Malaysian club T-Team

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David Faramola Oniya died on Saturday after collapsing on the pitch due to a heart attack during a friendly match between his Malaysian club T-Team and Kelantan.

Bale hails 'biggest game of my career' after Champions League winner's heroics put Wales on course for history

Gareth Bale was full of superlatives after a wondrous night of football made Wales believe their 57-year wait for a major tournament is coming to a close, having defeated Belgium in Cardiff.

O'Neill upset at Naismith 'refereeing' Ireland and Scotland's ill-tempered tie

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Ireland manager Martin O'Neill has blasted Scotland forward Steven Naismith for his influence over referee Nicola Rizzoli during Saturday's Euro 2016 qualifier in Dublin that ended 1-1.

Falcao would be 'great' at Chelsea, says ex-Atletico team-mate Courtois

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Thibaut Courtois has encouraged Jose Mourinho to complete his move for Radamel Falcao on loan from Monaco, with the keeper keen to reunite with the 29-year-old Colombian striker.

Does he ever stop? Real deal Ronaldo hits third hat-trick in THREE games as 10-man Portugal limp past minnows Armenia

Armenia 2-3 Portugal: Cristiano Ronaldo scores his third hat-trick in three games to

Cristiano Ronaldo completed his third straight hat-trick in as many games for club and country as Portugal came from behind to defeat Armenia in the Euro 2016 Group I qualifier in Yerevan. Armenia took the lead when Brazilian-born Marcos Pizzelli unleashed an unstoppable free-kick from 35 yards which flew past Rui Patricio and in off the underside of the crossbar after 14 minutes. The hosts' lead lasted less than quarter of an hour as Ronaldo calmly sent goalkeeper Roman Berezovski the wrong way after Joao Moutinho had been brought down inside the box by Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

England train in Slovenia looking to make it six wins from six ahead of Euro 2016 qualifier

England train at Slovenia's Stozice Stadium as the Euro 2016 qualifying Group E leaders

Roy Hodgson's England side landed in Ljubljana full of confidence on Saturday before enjoying their first hit-out on the Stozice Stadium surface on which they face Slovenia on Sunday.  After an early two-hour flight from London Luton airport in the morning, Wayne Rooney and Co had a light evening run as they prepare for the match that could confirm their place at the 2016 European Championship. 

Mali shock favourites Germany in shootout at Under 20 World Cup

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Mali produced one of the shocks of the FIFA Under 20 World Cup by coming from behind to beat tournament favoutites Germany 4-3 on penalties and advance to the semi-finals.

Denmark 2-0 Serbia: Danes heap more misery on visitors with two goal victory 

Yussuf Poulsen's first international goal and a late effort from Jakob Poulsen secured Denmark a 2-0 victory over Serbia in their Group I Euro 2016 qualifier on Saturday.

England Under 21s deserve to be among the favourites... we can handle the pressure, says Southgate

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Gareth Southgate believes that England's Under 21 team deserve to go into this week's European Championship as one of the contenders and remains confident that they will not buckle.

Casillas has come to a crossroads in his career but will he follow the Xavi route?

Iker Casillas has come to a crossroads in his career but will he follow the Xavi route?

GRAHAM HUNTER - EUROVIEW: These have been quite a couple of weeks for the Glimmer Twins of Spanish football: Iker Casillas and Xavi Hernández. Which is Mick and which is 'Keef'? Don't ask me. But they have been playing in harmony together for what seems like forever and now the calls to quit the stage are a little louder.

Wales hero Bale met with his new Real boss Rafa before 'the most important' goal of his career

Real Madrid boss Rafa Benitez pictured meeting Gareth Bale before he fired Wales to

Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez travelled to Cardiff to meet Gareth Bale before Wales beat Belgium on Friday, and watched from the stands as the world's most expensive player fired his nation to a stunning victory.

Fit-again Murray is ready for further glory as British No1 tells his rivals: 'I've got my golden glow back again'

The London Olympics may be a distant memory for some but it seems Andy Murray may just be getting that golden feeling again as he begins his Wimbledon countdown.

Rashid can light up the Ashes! Gale backs leg-spinner to stun Australia

LAWRENCE BOOTH: Adil Rashid should be given a chance to flummox Australia in the Ashes this summer, according to the man who has helped turn round his game at Yorkshire.

'My husband would still be alive if it hadn't been for FIFA corruption': Widow of whistleblower reveals how he was murdered by masked hitmen

South African politician Jimmy Mohlala, 44, was murdered in January 2009 by masked gunmen after he had uncovered corruption relating to the £80 million Mbombela stadium.



Uruguay 1-0 Jamaica: Cristian Rodriguez's second-half goal gives defending Copa America champions opening group win

Uruguay 1-0 Jamaica: Cristian Rodriguez's second-half goal gives defending Copa America

Defending champions Uruguay made a winning start to their Copa America campaign as they laboured to a 1-0 win over Jamaica in Antofagasta on Saturday. Cristian Rodriguez's close-range finish early in the second half proved to be the only goal of the game as La Celeste stuttered their way to victory. Uruguay, the most successful nation in the competition's history, are bidding for their 16th Copa America title having beaten Paraguay to the crown in Argentina four years ago. 

Mexico 0-0 Bolivia: Marquez marshals El Tri's rearguard but Herrera's B-team fail to fire in stalemate

Mexico 0-0 Bolivia: Miguel Herrera's B-team fail to fire in Copa America stalemate

Mexico and Bolivia played out a disjointed 0-0 draw in their Copa America opener, leaving hosts Chile clear at the top of Group A after the first round of matches. Bolivia's Ricardo Pedriel hit the post in their first real attack and Mexican striker Raul Jimenez should have scored after the break with a close range header, but otherwise neither side created much in the way of clear-cut chances.

Chile turn up the heat on rivals with victory in Copa America

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MARTIN DOMIN IN SANTIAGO: Chile got their Copa America campaign off to the perfect start with goals from Arturo Vidal and Eduardo Vargas sealing a comfortable win against Ecuador.

I'm ready to swap Championship for Messi and Aguero with Reggae Boyz

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EXCLUSIVE BY SAM CUNNINGHAM: Last season, Michael Hector was shutting out Championship strike forces for Reading. But now he's heading to the Copa America for Jamaica

TOURNAMENT GUIDE: Brazil and Argentina favourites to win in Chile

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South America's football showpiece kicks-off on Thursday night when the host nation take on Ecuador. MARTIN DOMIN has our ultimate guide to the tournament

TRANSFERS: Club-by-club guide to all the summer Premier League deals

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With Premier League clubs up and down the country hoping to strengthen their squad and offload dead wood, Sportsmail has every summer move covered with this handy guide.

PRE-SEASON GAMES: Keep track of all your side's fixtures and results

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The big kick-off in the Premier League may still be in August, but the hard work begins long before for top flight clubs across the country.

NEW KITS: The strips your team will be wearing next season...


As Premier League sides unveil their new kits for the 2015-16 season, Sportsmail will keep track of them all as they are released and rate them out of 10.

Three for Schurrle, SEVEN for Germany as world champions rock Gibraltar in rout

Gibraltar 0-7 Germany: World champions turn on the style to cruise to emphatic win

A hat-trick from Andre Schurrle capped a devastating second-half display as the World champions thrashed minnows Gibraltar. The former Chelsea forward opened the scoring for Joachim Low's side on 28 minutes but the Germans struggled to overpower the valiant determination of the hosts.  However five goals in 34 mesmerising second-half minutes, including the completion of Schurrle's treble, pushed the Germans back to within one point of Euro 2016 Group D leaders Poland.

Croatian president demands swastika culprits are found after chemical agent was used to mark pitch before Euro qualifier against Italy

Croatia President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic demands pitch swastika culprits are found

Croatia President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic called for a swift investigation and punishment for the people who imprinted a swastika cross on the pitch at the stadium where Croatia played Italy in a Euro 2016 qualifier.

England 2-1 Mexico: Kirby and Carney get Sampson's side up and running at Women's World Cup

Women's World Cup 2015 England 2-1 Mexico: Fran Kirby scores on her first start in a World

England are up and running in the Women's World Cup after biding their time to defeat Mexico 2-1 in the Group F match in the Moncton Stadium.  Mark Sampson's side had to wait until the 70th minute to break the deadlcok as Reading's Fran Kirby marked her first start in a World Cup game with a fine individual effort. The Lionesses will head into their final group stage game fully confident of securing their progress to the knockout phase, after Karen Carney's header sealed the victory with eight minutes remaining.

Scott was bullied for being in a boy's sport, now she relishes the limelight

OLIVER HOLT: Jill Scott walks down the Main Street in Moncton, this small town in the Maritimes. Women's football was parked on the side roads for too long. Main Street feels better.

Man City chasing Fulham prodigy Roberts to boost homegrown level

Manchester City are launching a bid for Fulham's highly-rated forward Patrick Roberts. The 18-year-old, has caught the eye of top clubs since making his Premier League debut last year.

Poland 4-0 Georgia: Lewandowski hat-trick edges Poles closer to Euros

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Robert Lewandowski hit a dramatic hat-trick in the closing stages as Group D leaders Poland thrashed Georgia 4-0 in their Euro 2016 qualifier in Warsaw.

Northern Ireland 0-0 Romania: O'Neill's side share spoils with group leaders

Northern Ireland's hopes of reaching the European Championship finals in France next summer are still on track, after playing out a stalemate at Windsor Park.

Mourinho can build Chelsea dynasty like Fergie did at United, says Vialli

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Jose Mourinho can follow in the footsteps of Sir Alex Ferguson by building a dynasty that will bring success to Chelsea for years, according to Blues legend Gianluca Vialli.

Irish FA forced to bin 18,000 programmes for Scotland game

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Comments about FIFA 'corruption' written by John Delaney were erased from the FAI's official programme for Saturday's game against Scotland - at a cost of €10,000.

Some say we don't care... we'll show them! Redmond defiant ahead of U21 test

Nathan Redmond reveals mission to change perceptions of young England players and show how

ROB DRAPER: Nathan Redmond wants to give England fans a reason to be cheerful this summer. England's Under-21 squad fly out to the European Championship in the Czech Republic this week. And summer tournaments have not been an English speciality in recent years

Irish eyes aren't smiling: O'Shea's own goal negates Walters' strike to give Strachan's men the advantage in Euro 2016 race

Republic of Ireland 1-1 Scotland: John O'Shea's second half own goal cancels out Jonathan

JOE BERNSTEIN AT THE AVIVA STADIUM: On an emotional night in Dublin, the Republic of Ireland deserved better luck than a massive deflection off captain John O'Shea that will probably cost them a chance of playing at Euro 2016.

Frozen out in England, he followed Gazza's footsteps to Lazio. Now homesick Morrison is set to return without playing a single minute in Italy

Ravel Morrison set to leave Lazio without making an appearance as QPR target move for the

Homesick Ravel Morrison could be set to quit Lazio - without even kicking a ball for the Italian club. The former Manchester United starlet signed a pre-contract agreement with the Serie A giants in January but was not registered in time to play until next season. He has been training with his new club and has moved to Italy but is now believed to be pining for a return to the UK.

Shefield Wednesday set to name Carvalhal as their new manager

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Sheffield Wednesday are to appoint Carlos Carvalhal as their new manager. The 49-year-old former centre back is a surprise choice to replace Stuart Gray who was sacked last week.

Berlusconi wants three strikers to arrive at Milan - starting with Martinez

AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi says the club want to bolster their attacking firepower by bringing in three strikers during the summer transfer window.

West Ham begin talks with Marseille over the potential transfer of Payet

Albania's midfielder Elseid Hysaj (L) vies with France's  forward Dimitri Payet during  a friendly football match Albania vs France on June 13, 2015 in Elbasan, outside Tirana.    AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images

West Ham united are pressing ahead with talks for Marseille midfielder Dimitri Payet. The 28-year-old France international playmaker is available for around £6million.

Derby close in on Weimann and are keen on a permanent deal for Ince

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 15  : Andreas Weimann of Aston Villa during the FA Cup Fifth Round match between Aston Villa and Leicester City at Villa Park on February 15, 2015 in Birmingham, England.  (Photo by Neville Williams/Aston Villa FC via Getty Images)

Aston Villa forward Andreas Weimann is poised to join Derby County this week in a £2.5million deal.

'Exceptional' Rooney is one of the best players in Europe, insists Messi

Wayne Rooney is as good as any player in Europe, according to Lionel Messi. The Argentinian also dismissed the idea that England don't produce world class players.

Zenden in line to be Newcastle No 2 as McClaren's new regime takes shape

(L-R) Ramires of Chelsea FC, assistant Boudewijn Zenden of Chelsea FC during a Training session on the eve of the UEFA Europa League final against Benfica on May 14, 2013 at the Amsterdam Arena in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.(Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

Newly-appointed Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren is considering bringing in Boudewijn Zenden as his assistant in his first move since taking over.

Campbell won the US Open, then sank without trace. Now he fears for another fallen star in the form of Woods 

Michael Campbell won the US Open, then sank without trace. Now he fears for another fallen

DEREK LAWRENSON - EXCLUSIVE: Twenty years ago, he burst on to the world stage with a stunning top-three finish in the Open Championship at St Andrews. Ten years ago he won the United States Open at Pinehurst, holding off the then all-conquering Tiger Woods down the closing stretch. Today, Michael Campbell spends his time as a 'full-time dad,' walking his dog on the beach in Gibraltar and cooking roast dinners for his teenage boys, Thomas and Jordan.

Usain Bolt sprints to 200m victory at the Diamond League meeting in New York

Usain Bolt sprints to 200m victory at the Diamond League meeting in New York

Double-Olympic champion and world record holder Usain Bolt sprinted to victory as he came home fastest in the 200 metres at the New York Diamond League meeting on Saturday. The 28-year-old Jamaican, who holds the world record in both the 200 and 100m, crossed the line with a time of 20.29 seconds to claim gold ahead of Anguillan teenager Zharnel Hughes (20.32secs) and compatriot Julian Forte (20.46) in third, with close rival Justin Gatlin missing from the field.

Starc takes quick wickets to leave West Indies reeling after Aussies bold declaration

Mitchell Starc takes quick wickets to leave West Indies reeling after Australia's bold

Australia were rapidly closing in on a series victory after reducing West Indies to 16 for two in pursuit of a victory target of 392 in the second Test in Kingston. Aside from a valiant unbeaten 82 by Jason Holder in the morning Australia completely dominated day three at Sabina Park, bowling out the Windies for 220 before lunch and then running up 212 for two before declaring.

Ward willing to push through the pain barrier for Davis Cup chance

James Ward, the hero of Britain's Davis Cup victory over the United States earlier this year, will play through the pain over the next month in order to keep his dreams of facing France next month alive.

Royal Ascot: Your guide to the big meeting with expert tips on the horses and races to watch out for this week

Royal Ascot starts this week and in preparation for the world's finest racehorses competing for more than £5.5million in prize money, Sportsmail looks at some of the best tips.

US Open 2015: Five things you need to know about the course  

The course is 50 minutes from Seattle and this will be the first time that a US Open has been staged in the uncharted golfing territory of the Pacific Northwest

Rain-blighted Test between India and Bangladesh drifts towards a draw

India's hopes of pushing for an unlikely victory on the final day of their one-off Test against Bangladesh were ultimately thwarted, once more, by the rain in Fatullah.

Kelleway, the only woman to ride a winner at Royal Ascot, says female jockeys still face prejudice in racing

Gay Kelleway, whose 1987 ride on Sprowston Boy in the Queen Alexandra Stakes is still the only Royal Ascot win by a woman, believes the barriers she faced then still simmer below the surface.

US Open 2015: Sportsmail rates the chances of McIlroy, Woods and Rose 

Ahead of next week's eagerly-anticipated US Open, Sportsmail's Derek Lawrenson assesses the form of the big five competitors that will compete at Chambers Bay.

After counting down our top 50 Premier League cult heroes all this week, who finishes as No 1 from fans' favourites?

Premier League cult heroes Top 10: Diego Forlan and John Jensen feature... but who else

Sportsmail is paying tribute to the 50 greatest cult heroes of the Premier League era. They can be the worst player on the team or even the best. They can have a funny haircut or an exotic name. They can be small and fat or tall and thin. They can run through brick walls or even hide behind them. They can be nice guys or Mr Nasty. And here's the top 10, featuring Diego Forlan and John Jensen... but who will be the ultimate cult hero and our No 1?

How Nike lured Farah to work with coach Salazar in Oregon 

How Nike lured Mo Farah to work with coach Alberto Salazar in Oregon 

MATT LAWTON: Exactly how Mo Farah ended up under the guidance of Alberto Salazar has become almost as big an issue for British Athletics this past week as the doping allegations that have been levelled at the double Olympic champion's American coach. From the moment Farah denied that Salazar had once coached a convicted drug cheat in Mary Slaney, and performance director Neil Black then insisted that the governing body had done its 'due diligence' prior to letting their star athlete move to Oregon, it has been an exercise in trying to rewrite history.

30 years on from his first Wimbledon win, Becker on Murray, Djokovic, fame and a trip to the fancy dress shop to buy a black wig

30 years on from first Wimbledon win, Boris Becker on Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, fame

MIKE DICKSON: Doing something extraordinary like winning Wimbledon at 17 could drive anyone to distraction - it certainly did with Boris Becker. Overnight global fame for the distinctive looking German quickly became such a burden, the constant attention so suffocating, that he took to walking around in heavy disguise.

Lance Armstrong interview: I'm like Lord Voldemort... I'm the one everybody wants to pretend never lived

MATT LAWTON: After two days on a bike with Lance Armstrong the only issue for Geoff Thomas was being introduced as former captain of 'Silver Palace'. On French roads it could be different.

EXCLUSIVE: Gascoigne? We would love to find another one! Milan legend Baresi hunting for next superstar

CRAIG HOPE: Franco Baresi smiles at mention of Paul Gascoigne - 'fantastico' needs no translation. It was 25 years ago that the England midfielder illuminated Italia 90.

From Liverpool's £50,000-a-year deal with Hitachi to United's £47m-a-year contract, the history of shirt sponsors

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Not a summer goes by when we don't see top-flight stars awkwardly exchanging handshakes with the CEO of a Japanese mobile company - here's Sportsmail's full list of shirt sponsors.

Messi will stand trial for £3m tax fraud later this year... but can the Barcelona star settle the dispute out of court?

Barcelona football star Lionel Messi arrives to the courhouse in the coastal town of Gava near Barcelona, Spain on September 27, 2013 to face judges on tax evasion charges.  
Messi and his father are accused of trying to deceive the Spanish taxman to the tune of four million euros ($5 million, £3.4 million) by ceding the player's image rights to companies based in tax havens such as Belize and Uruguay.  


ROB DRAPER: A judge has managed to prick Lionel Messi's celebratory balloon by ruling that he will stand trial for an alleged £3m tax fraud concerning sponsorship deals.

ADRIAN DURHAM: Did United miss the Champions League? No, it's the other way round... Europe needs them


You want five reasons why the Champions League has missed Manchester United? Yes of course! It's what you've been waiting to read since the season ended...

MARTIN SAMUEL: Now the heat is really on the money men who signed off FIFA's books for 16 years

(FILES): This May 29, 2015 file photo shows FIFA President Sepp Blatter (L) shaking hands with FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke (R) during the 65th FIFA Congress in Zurich, Switzerland. According to June 1, 2015 media reports, federal authorities believe Valcke made some USD10 million in bank transactions, acticvities that are major parts of the ongoing FIFA bribery scandal.    AFP PHOTO / MICHAEL BUHOLZER / FilesMICHAEL BUHOLZER/AFP/Getty Images

There is no suggestion KPMG have acted illegally over FIFA. They just don't appear to have been particularly sceptical about the way money was moving around.