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Nike reveal new England football kits for Euro 2016
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It only has to last for three matches.
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Probably look better if they swapped the socks around .

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Six Nations Rugby

England play their final Six Nations rugby match on Saturday 19th March 2016, knowing that a win over France will give the English team an undefeated "Grand Slam" victory.

Since the Five Nations became Six in 2000, England have gone into the final game of the championship on five occasions knowing that victory would give them a "Grand Slam". Only once (in 2003) have they won it and converted that position into a clean sweep of all five games.

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Don Cossack wins 2016 Cheltenham Gold Cup
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The 9-4 favourite Don Cossack and jockey Bryan Cooper held off the challenge of Djakadem to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
The winner, trained by Gordon Elliott, led home an Irish 1-2-3 with the runner-up and third-placed Don Poli both trained by Willie Mullins.

Ex Team GB Olympic cyclist Victoria Pendleton delivers shock fifth place in Foxhunter Chase
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Victoria Pendleton riding Pacha Du Polder which finished fifth place.

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England win Six Nations Grand Slam for the first time in 13 years!

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Final Score: France 21-31 England.

Report: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/rugby-union/35175383

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Calm down dears:

https://uk.sports.yahoo.com/news/mass-b ... 00817.html

Edit: Sorry, just seen this has already appeared in the French forces thread.

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UK Home Nations - International Football Friendly Results

Thursday 24th March 2016
Czech Republic 0-1 Scotland
Wales 1-1 Northern Ireland

Saturday 26th March 2016
Germany 2-3 England

Monday 28th March 2016
Ukraine 1-0 Wales
Northern Ireland 1-0 Slovenia

Tuesday 29th March 2016
England 1-2 Netherlands http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/35862185
Scotland 1-0 Denmark http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/35862178

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Hillsborough inquests: Fans unlawfully killed, jury concludes


Ninety-six football fans who died as a result of a crush in the 1989 Hillsborough disaster were unlawfully killed, the inquests have concluded.

The jury decided the match commander Ch Supt David Duckenfield's actions amounted to "gross negligence" due to a breach of his duty of care to fans. After a 27-year campaign by victims' families, the behaviour of Liverpool fans was exonerated.

The jury found they did not contribute to the danger unfolding at the turnstiles at the Leppings Lane end of Sheffield Wednesday's ground on 15 April 1989.

More: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36138337

Update: Police Chief Constable Suspended!


South Yorkshire's Chief Constable David Crompton has been suspended.

More:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36154201

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Adidas/Stella McCartney reveal new Team GB Olympic/Paralympic kit

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Royal Navy win 2016 Inter-Services Rugby Championship
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Twickenham, Saturday 30 April 2016: British Army 29-29 Royal Navy

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Football: Leicester City Crowned Champions Of England!



Leicester City have won the English Premier League title in one of the greatest sporting stories of all time.

Tottenham's 2-2 draw at Chelsea on Monday confirmed a stunning achievement for Claudio Ranieri's side.

Leicester started the campaign as 5,000-1 outsiders for the title after almost being relegated last season.

But they have lost just three league games in what has been described as a "fairytale" and the "most unlikely triumph in the history of team sport".

Closest challengers Spurs, Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United and last year's champions Chelsea, have all failed to match the Foxes' consistency across the season.

"In terms of domestic football, Leicester City winning the Premier League is the greatest achievement ever and I think it will never be surpassed," former Leicester midfielder Robbie Savage told BBC Sport.

"It is incredible. This is a turning point in Premier League history."

Match of the Day pundit and former Newcastle United, Blackburn Rovers and England striker Alan Shearer said the Foxes' achievement was "the biggest thing ever in football".

Shearer, who won the Premier League in 1995 with underdogs Blackburn, told BBC Sport: "For a team like Leicester to come and take the giants on with their wealth and experience - not only take them on but to beat them - I think it's the biggest thing to happen in football."

Gianni Infantino, president of football's world governing body Fifa, said Leicester's "beautiful story" was a "fairytale".

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Bye Bye Boleyn Ground

West Ham United have played their final ever competitive game at their famous old Upton Park/Boleyn Ground home stadium. They successfully beat Manchester United 3-2. From next season onwards, West Ham United will be tenants of the Queen Elizabeth Park Olympic Stadium.

Earlier, Manchester United's team coach arrived at the stadium and was warmly welcomed by 'friendly' locals.

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More likely to be part of a match fixing, betting syndicate rather than terrorism.

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English Football League wants new five tier professional league pyramid

English football could be heading for its biggest shake-up since the creation of the Premier League in 1992. The Football League wants to create an extra division with 20 teams in each from 2019-20. It would mean England has 100 professional teams in five divisions, up from 92. There are currently 24 teams in the Championship, League One and League Two.

Current system (92 teams)
Tier 1: Premier League (20 teams)
Tier 2: Championship (24 teams)
Tier 3: League One (24 teams)
Tier 4: League Two (24 teams)

Proposed system (100 teams)
Tier 1: Premier League (20 teams)
Tier 2: Championship (20 teams)
Tier 3: League One (20 teams)
Tier 4: League Two (20 teams)
Tier 5: League Three (20 teams)

More: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36335384

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Scottish Cup Final
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Rangers 2-3 Hibernian
Match report: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36292302


F.A. Cup Final
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Crystal Palace 1-2 Manchester United (aet)
Match report: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/36292265

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Manchester United sack their manager after FA Cup win (?!) :shock:

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International Football Friendly - England vs Turkey

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Damned annoying with what's happened to us post FA Cup. Felt like we never really got a chance to celebrate it before the news leaked about the switch.

Not entirely convinced Jose will do anything substantial TBH, no reason to think he's changed from the twit that drove Chelsea into the ground

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Zika crisis: Rio Olympics 'should be moved or postponed'
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More than 100 leading scientists say the Rio Olympics should be moved or postponed over the Zika outbreak. The group says new findings about the virus make it "unethical" for the games to go ahead in an open letter to the World Health Organization. They call on the WHO to revisit its guidance on Zika, which is linked to serious birth defects.

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Football Friendly - England vs Australia
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England 2-1 Australia
Eng: Rashford (3 mins), Rooney (55 mins)
Aus: Dier (Eng) (75mins own goal)

Marcus Rashford made history by becoming the youngest player to score on his England debut as they beat Australia in a friendly at The Stadium Of Light (Sunderland).

Manchester United's Rashford - at 18 years and 208 days - beat the previous record set by Tommy Lawton in 1938 when he volleyed in after only 138 seconds.

He was then able to press his claims for inclusion in England's Euro 2016 squad when it is confirmed on Tuesday with an exciting display, especially with Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge not even able to make the substitutes' bench because of a calf injury.

Wayne Rooney, on as a half-time substitute, drilled home his 52nd England goal from Raheem Sterling's pass in the 55th minute before Eric Dier gave Australia hope with 15 minutes left by heading into his own net at the near post from Alex Wilkinson's cross.

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Football Friendly - Northern Ireland vs Belarus
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Northern Ireland 3-0 Belarus
N. Ireland: Lafferty (6 mins), Washington (44 mins), Grigg (88 mins)

Strikers Kyle Lafferty, Conor Washington and Will Grigg scored as Northern Ireland saw off Belarus in their last home match before Euro 2016.
Lafferty, lacking game time at club level, got his 17th international goal with a close-range finish.
QPR's Washington pounced on a mistake by keeper Andrei Harbunov to head home the second just before half-time.
Substitute Grigg rifled a late third to cap the convincing win and extend his side's record unbeaten run to 11 games.

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Preview - English Football League Promotional Playoff Finals
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No, the domestic football season is not quite over yet..,


Saturday 28th May 2016, Wembley Stadium, 5pm
Championship Playoff Final: Hull City vs Sheffield Wednesday
(Winner is promoted to the Premier League)


Sunday 29th May 2016, Wembley Stadium, 3pm
League One Playoff Final: Barnsley vs Millwall
(Winner is promoted to the Championship)


Monday 30th May 2016, Wembley Stadium, 3pm
League Two Playoff Final: AFC Wimbledon vs Plymouth Argyle
(Winner is promoted to League One)

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