Sunday, July 14, 2024

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Kompany unveiled as Bayern boss: 'I want the players to be brave and have personality on the ball'
Red Bull takes minority ownership stake in Leeds
Women's Super League champions Chelsea appoint Sonia Bompastor
Norwich appoint Thorup as head coach
Olympiakos beat Fiorentina 1-0 after extra time in Europa Conference League final
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Ben Collins and Sarah Rendell
Thank you for joining us for this live and thank you for all of your contributions. We have run through a fair few stories today so let's recap some of the biggest ones:
Don't forget there is football action this evening with the men's U17 European Championship taking place, the live coverage for England's match (kick-off 18:30 BST) will be on the BBC Sport website.
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I like the net playing time, time penalties and kick in’s (at last they wouldn’t gain 20 yards up the pitch from multiple aborted attempts) but not keen on the flying sub as it’s a distraction to the game flow
BBC Breakfast
Former England and Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere speaks to BBC Breakfast about his daughter needing surgery for a congenital heart defect. Wilshere now wants to raise awareness of heart conditions.
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Jack Wilshere speaks to BBC Breakfast about his daughter's heart defect
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Why are we trying to constantly fix and tweak things that aren’t broken? New formats for European competition, new law changes, VAR? When does it end? Just leave it the way it is.
BBC iPlayer
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger tells the story of how he once flew to Monaco to try to convince a young Kylian Mbappe to sign for him.
Wenger, who won three league titles during his 22-year spell in charge of the Gunners, says that he "could see straight away" that the French prodigy was a special player.
'Mbappe' is available to watch now on BBC iPlayer. For more untold stories behind Kylian Mbappe’s rise to stardom, head to BBC Sounds.
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'We have Pele here' – Arsene Wenger on trying to sign Mbappe for Arsenal
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What is Dutch for “Don’t be ridiculous“?! (Except maybe the sin bin idea).
Well, Harvey, if our translation from Google is correct, that would be 'wees niet belachelijk'.
England take on Italy in the quarter-final of the Uefa Under-17 European Championship tonight and you can follow all the action on the BBC Sport website.
You may be treated to a goal like this:
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Uefa U17s European Championship highlights: England 3-1 Spain
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What do you think of the proposed changes? Good idea? A bad one?
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Denmark head coach Kasper Hjulmand has finalised his Euros squad, with plenty of Premier League names amongst his 26-man team.
Manchester United duo Christian Eriksen and Rasmus Højlund feature, whilst Brentford, Crystal Palace, and Tottenham all have players who get the nod.
Celtic's Player of the Season Matt O'Riley being the main notable omission.
Goalkeepers: Kasper Schmeichel (Anderlecht), Frederik Ronnow (Union Berlin), Mads Hermansen (Leicester),
Defenders: Simon Kjaer (AC Milan), Joakim Maehle (Wolfsburg), Jannik Vestergaard (Leicester), Joachim Andersen (Crystal Palace), Victor Nelsson (Galatasaray), Victor Kristiansen (Bologna), Rasmus Kristensen (Roma), Alexander Bah (Benfica), Andreas Christensen (Barcelona),
Midfielders: Christian Eriksen (Manchester United), Thomas Delaney (Anderlecht on loan from Sevilla), Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (Tottenham), Mathias Jensen (Brentford), Mikkel Damsgaard (Brentford), Morten Hjulmand (Sporting Lisbon), Christian Nørgaard (Brentford), Jacob Bruun Larsen (Burnley),
Forwards: Kasper Dolberg (Anderlecht), Jonas Wind (Wolfsburg), Rasmus Hojlund (Manchester United), Anders Dreyer (Anderlecht), Andreas Skov Olsen (Club Brugge), Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig).
BBC Radio 5 Live
Kieran Maguire was on BBC Radio 5 Live to speak about the proposed changes. He said: "It's one football association affectively saying to the senor authorities in the game can we make the game more appealing? We are always conscious there are alternatives to football. Can we make the game more dynamic? Can we make the game fairer going forward?
"One of the suggestions is we take a move like rugby and hockey where you have a clock for what is happening in play. That could potentially reduce time wasting. What they would do if these rules were introduced, you would always do it at a lower level, get the feedback to see what does and doesn't work."
The Dutch FA have proposed five new law changes to the game. Here is what they have set out:
England are not the only home nation who have Euro 2025 qualifiers coming up with Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland also involved.
Wales face Ukraine tomorrow and on 4 June in back-to-back qualifiers. they then face Croatia and Kosovo in July.
Scotland have two games against Israel and then compete against Slovakia and Serbia in July.
Northern Ireland play Portugal back-to-back and then are up against Malta and Bosnia & Herzegovina.
The Independent
Manchester United are weighing up a move for Chelsea defender Trevoh Chalobah, according to the Independent. , external
United are expecting a major shake-up in the centre-back department with Raphael Varane leaving when his contract runs out in the summer and Chalobah, a Chelsea academy graduate, is viewed as an ideal sale for the Blues to meet profit and sustainability rules by 30 June.
The report states a transfer fee of about £25m for the 24-year-old Englishman is being considered by United, who are monitoring players under the age of 25 as part of new co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe's sweeping changes.
Nizaar Kinsella
BBC Sport football news reporter

Chelsea striker Armando Broja has interest from multiple clubs in Europe, including French side Monaco.
The Albania striker, 22, is available for sale this summer and is ready to take the next step in his career.
This year Broja had an unsuccessful loan spell at Fulham, who paid a £4m penalty fee for not starting the former Vitesse and Southampton striker in 10 or more matches.
Fulham are not interested in making the loan spell permanent after a superb end to the season for Rodrigo Muniz but long-term admirers AC Milan and Wolves could join Monaco in the race for Broja's signature.
Monaco are seeking a replacement for outgoing striker Wissam Ben Yedder, with Red Bull Salzburg's Karim Konate and Ajax's Georges Mikautadze also on the club's list.
The Blues valued Broja at close to £50m in January but the fee could drop to between £25m and £30m. Chelsea could look to leverage any discounts by adding a substantial sell-on or a favourable buy-back clause to make any deal more worthwhile.
Norwich City
New Norwich City head coach Johannes Hoff Thorup said: "I'm excited, I hope that the supporters are excited as well. I hope that we can create something together, it's so important that they are proud of the team.
"I have my ideas and I have my principles in the way that we are going to play, but I am also here to listen to some of the good stuff that has already been done.
"I have to make sure that I am very clear that this is something that we do together and everyone has to have that feeling."
Norwich City
Championship side Norwich City have appointed FC Nordsjaelland manager Johannes Hoff Thorup as their new head coach on a three-year contract.
The 35-year-old Dane replaces David Wagner, who was sacked following the Canaries' 4-0 defeat by Leeds United in the Championship play-offs.
Norwich finished sixth in the table under Wagner and his replacement will prepare the Carrow Road club for a third successive season in England's second tier.
Thorup has been in charge of Danish top-flight side Nordsjaelland since January 2023, having been promoted from his role as assistant coach.
He guided Nordsjaelland to a second-place finish in 2022-23 to earn a spot in the qualifying rounds of the Europa Conference League, and in his first full season in charge this term, Thorup took the club to the group stage of the European competition and oversaw a fourth-place finish in the Danish Superliga.
Nizaar Kinsella
BBC Sport football news reporter

Chelsea are believed exploring the market for goalkeepers as they work to finalise Enzo Maresca's appointment as manager.
The imminent arrival of the Italian, 44, from Leicester City has impacted Chelsea's transfer activity, as goalkeeping options are being assessed.
Blues officials are understood to have made contact with representatives of Villarreal goalkeeper Filip Jorgensen, 22, over a potential summer move.
Robert Sanchez and Djordje Petrovic both had spells as Chelsea's no1 last season under Mauricio Pochettino, with Marcus Bettinelli acting as a good no3 option.
Kepa Arrizabalaga went on loan to Real Madrid last season but the Champions League finalists are unlikely to exercise an option to buy in his contract. He will likely be sold to another club this summer.
Gabriel Slonina, 20, had a successful loan spell in Belgium at Eupen and is seeking another temporary loan move away.
Maresca previously made Danish keeper Mads Hermansen his fourth summer signing, with a comfortable ball-playing option key to his possession-based style of play.
Chelsea have been looking at potential strikers and defenders, including centre-backs and left-backs, in recent months.
We're going to chat about potential rule changes shortly but first we have some updates to bring you.
Sarina Wiegman's side are currently second in their Euro 2025 qualifying group with four points from two matches – the top two sides qualify automatically.
England have so far played Sweden, which ended 1-1, and the Republic of Ireland, which ended 2-0 to the Lionesses.
Who is the team who tops the group at the moment? That would be France. They have beaten Sweden and the Republic of Ireland in their opening two qualifiers.
Here is the England squad following the announcement that Niamh Chales has withdrawn through injury and Maya Le Tissier has been promoted from a reserve. (* indicates other reserves)
Goalkeepers: Mary Earps (Manchester United), Hannah Hampton (Chelsea), Khiara Keating (Manchester City), Lucy Thomas (Birmingham City)*
Defenders: Millie Bright (Chelsea), Lucy Bronze (Barcelona), Jess Carter (Chelsea), Alex Greenwood (Manchester City), Maya Le Tissier (Manchester United), Esme Morgan (Manchester City), Millie Turner (Manchester United), Leah Williamson (Arsenal)
Midfielders: Grace Clinton (Tottenham Hotspur, loan from Manchester United), Missy-Bo Kearns (Liverpool)*, Fran Kirby (Chelsea), Jess Park (Manchester City), Georgia Stanway (Bayern Munich), Ella Toone (Manchester United), Keira Walsh (Barcelona)
Forwards: Aggie Beever-Jones (Chelsea), Lauren Hemp (Manchester City), Lauren James (Chelsea), Chloe Kelly (Manchester City), Beth Mead (Arsenal), Jessica Naz (Tottenham Hotspur)*, Alessia Russo (Arsenal)
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