Manchester City set to sign Gundogan

Manchester City are set to confirm the signing of midfielder Ilkay Gundogan from Borussia Dortmund. The 25-year-old Germany international recently underwent knee surgery but that will not affect his move. City have reached an agreement with Dortmund, with the transfer fee reportedly in the region of £20m. Completion of the deal is understood to be…

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Bale inspired England's Portugal game

England v Portugal Venue: Wembley, Date: 2 June Time: 19:45 BST Coverage: Listen on BBC Radio 5 live and BBC local radio; live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app. England manager Roy Hodgson says he had been hoping to use Thursday’s friendly with Portugal as a dress rehearsal for dealing with Wales…

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Squad tilted towards attack – Hodgson

Media playback is not supported on this device Manager Roy Hodgson says his final 23-man England squad for the European Championships is based on attack. And that is why he chose Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford ahead of Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater. Hodgson, speaking before Thursday’s final friendly against Portugal at Wembley, said his selection…

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Hodgson wrong to drop Drinkwater – Shearer

Media playback is not supported on this device England manager Roy Hodgson opted for “reputation rather than form” by dropping Danny Drinkwater from his Euro 2016 squad, says former striker Alan Shearer. Leicester midfielder Drinkwater was left out of the final 23-man squad. Shearer said that by selecting Jack Wilshere and Jordan Henderson, Hodgson was…

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Republic of Ireland 1-2 Belarus

The Republic of Ireland lost 2-1 to Belarus in Cork in their final warm-up game before the Euro 2016 finals. Mikhail Hardzeichuk scored the opener with a spectacular strike in the first half, while Maksim Valadzko drove home the second after the interval. Burnley defender Stephen Ward pulled one back with a well-struck shot but…

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Leeds United sack head coach Evans

Leeds United have sacked head coach Steve Evans after seven months in charge of the Championship club. The 53-year-old said on Saturday he was keen to remain in the role after Leeds had made a formal approach for Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke. Evans was appointed following Uwe Rosler’s sacking last October and led the…

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Rashford makes England Euro 2016 squad

Manchester United’s teenage striker Marcus Rashford has been named in Roy Hodgson’s 23-man England squad for the 2016 European Championship in France. Rashford, 18, scored on his international debut in the 2-1 friendly victory over Australia on Friday. Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is also included, but Newcastle United’s Andros Townsend and Leicester City’s Danny Drinkwater…

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'Unstoppable' – the making of Kane

5 live Sport Special: The Making of Harry Kane Date: Tuesday 31 May Time: 19:30 BST Station: BBC Radio 5 live. Listen here The leading scorer in the last Premier League season, leading England’s line this month in the European Championships. At 22 years old, just two years after his first Premier League start, Tottenham…

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Pele sells off his life in football

It is a conundrum to challenge even the best of hosts. What do you give as a gift to a global football icon who has everything? When your guest is Brazilian legend Pele, the only player ever to have won three World Cup winning medals, then some creative thinking is needed. As a result the…

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Wales to decide on Ledley for Euros

The selection of midfielder Joe Ledley will be manager Chris Coleman’s biggest decision as he names Wales’ final 23-man squad for Euro 2016 on Tuesday. Ledley, 29, has resumed light training after breaking his leg on 7 May. Wales begin their campaign against Slovakia on 11 June, before facing England five days later. They will…

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