Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Euro 2012 Sportsday Live - Breaking sports news

Previewing England v Ukraine; reacting to Spain and Italy's progression to the knockout stages, as Croatia bow out.
    BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty thinks that anything beyond the last eight would be an added bonus for England. How far do you think England can go? What would your measure of success be? Let us know on Twitter using the #bbcfootball hashtag.
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    BBC Sport's Richard Conway is in Donetsk, and he's assessed the impact the return of Wayne Rooney could have on England:
    "Over the weekend Wayne Rooney was keen to emphasise how England need to work as a team if they're going to succeed at Euro 2012. It's the collective of 23 and not about any one individual was the mantra.
    "Roy Hodgson is clearly pleased to have Rooney available again knowing that, despite not scoring in a major tournament since 2004, the Manchester United striker can change the direction of a game in an instant.
    "And despite playing down his individual ambitions when talking to the press Rooney tweeted a video from one of his sponsors yesterday highlighting the fact he's back in business after a two game suspension. The tag-line? 'My time is now.'
    "If England are to progress to the quarter-finals of this tournament they may need Rooney to live up to that billing tonight."
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    Q: Does any of the England camp realistically think we can go further than the quarters? @MattyNixon92
    A: Wayne Rooney certainly does. He said it to us the other day and even the manager Roy Hodgson has suggested people might even start to "dream". My view is that anything beyond the last eight can be regarded as an added bonus given the short time Roy Hodgson has had to work with England's players.
    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra
    Over on 5 live sports extra you can listen to the other match in group D. Sweden, who have already been knocked out of the competition, play France in Kiev. Darren Fletcher and Jan Molby will bring you build-up and commentary from 1930 BST.
    BBC Radio 5 live
    5 live Sport is on at the earlier time of 1830 BST tonight, presented by Mark Pougatch is in Donetsk for all the build-up to England's crucial final Group D match against co-hosts Ukraine. You can listen to full commentary on the game with Mike Ingham, Alan Green, Chris Waddle and Graham Taylor from 1945 BST.
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    Royal Ascot starts today, and you can follow coverage of the meeting over the next five days on BBC TV, radio and online, where you can stay up to date with events via our live text commentary.
    Diehard si on Twitter: Hodgson has got the calls right so far. I trust him to do the same tonight no matter what the nation thinks best. #bbcfootball
    Jason Cordingley on Twitter: #bbcfootball‬ Welcome back Wayne Rooney, hoping he can be our missing link and inspire us to not only win but to win well! Fingers crossed.
    Adebowale Oluwafemi on Twitter: #bbcfootball‬ I just feel Walcott should come in as a sub. Let Rooney start alongside Welbeck, I think England might need a space for Jones
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    Q: Does the mood in the camp feel any different in this year's competition compared to any of the previous years? @liammeade90
    A: The most valid comparison you can make is with England's dreadful campaign in South Africa two years ago. I recall their base at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Campus a fair drive out of Rustenburg being superb but utterly soulless. When the players looked out of their windows they could have been anywhere - no sense of the African experience.
    They had already been away in Austria and throughout the whole time in South Africa there was barely a smile to be seen, just talk of crashing boredom and even rebellion when John Terry gave his infamous press conference - which I felt was a bit unfair on him.
    Here England are in the heart of Krakow, they have embraced the country and have been seen around. Roy Hodgson appears to have given them more freedom. The smiles are back, they seem more relaxed - hence improved spirit.
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    Wigan chairman Dave Whelan has been having his say about a £4m bid he says Chelsea have made for Victor Moses.
    "Chelsea would need to get realistic before we would even listen to them," he told ESPN.
    "They made a bid at 6pm last night and we turned it down flat."
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    Roy Hodgson has told the UEFA website what kind of a difference having Wayne Rooney back will make:
    "It'll be a big boost. He's trained very well, he's been very positive in this camp so far and it's been a source of frustration for him that he's not been able to get on the field to help his team-mates out. Now he's got the chance to do it and we're hoping he's going to be an important figure for us when we play Ukraine, because that's going to be another tough game."
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    Q: Who is likely to be a better option for Roy to bring on from the bench to change the style of play? Carroll or the Ox? @Scuddeto
    A: I think this all depends on the way the game is going. If Roy Hodgson detects Ukraine are vulnerable in the air, as he did when he selected Andy Carroll against Sweden, then the Liverpool striker is your man. If there is a weakness against pace and down the flanks then you go for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. I would be a bit worried if he went for both of them at once because that would suggest things are not going to well.
    The good news is Hodgson faced two big calls in around the Sweden game and got them both right. He picked Carroll to exploit an aerial vulnerability and then introduced Theo Walcott when the game swung away from England. Both successful.
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    There is still plenty of interest in Euro 2012 among Polish fans despite their side's early exit from the competition according to BBC Sport commentator Simon Brotherton:
    "The thing that struck me when I came out here was that people weren't bullish about it and didn't think they would get out of the group.
    "There's a general feeling that they had a go and weren't embarrassed. They've found their voice in the stadium, they're wearing their colours and I haven't seen any waning of interest in the tournament."
    Shane Killick on Twitter: Tough call tonight on whether to start Theo. He's a great impact sub & may be more dangerous coming on when Ukraine are tired #BBCfootball
    Jamie Bale on Twitter: Talk of keeping Rooney on bench is nonsense. Would Argentina bench Messi? Portugal bench Ronaldo? France bench Benzema? ‪#bbcfootball
    Ashley Redfern on Twitter: Apart from bringing Rooney in, leave the team as is. Hodgson's ethos is about using a player to perform a role in a system. ‪#bbcfootball
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    Q: What do you think Ukraine will view as the potential weaknesses to try and exploit in this England side? @KeyStageFun
    A: I think Ukraine will take the greatest encouragement from the 20-minute spell against Sweden when England wobbled horribly and conceded two sloppy goals. In that period England lost concentration, gave the ball away, gave sloppy free-kicks away and marked badly at two set pieces.
    Ukraine will believe if England can do that once they can do it again. Sound defending, concentration and better ball retention will be vital for England in what will be a real hothouse atmosphere.
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    Q: Do you think Rooney should start on bench, play the super sub role and let the team that got this far continue? @carldh1984
    A: Wayne Rooney should not be kept on the bench. England are not over-blessed with world-class footballers so it makes no sense to keep one of them back as some sort of impact player. Manager Roy Hodgson has made no attempt to disguise Rooney's importance and I agree with him.
    You say "let the team that got this far continue" - I say if you then have a player at your disposal who can improve that team put him in. That player is Wayne Rooney.
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    Cricket writer and former England international Ed Smith paying tribute to Tom Maynard on BBC Radio 5 live: "For him to have lost his life so young, at 23, is so sad. It's very, very tough for fans of cricket and Surrey. I played a lot of cricket against his father Matthew, and it's very sad news."
    BBC Radio 5 live
    5 live Sport is on at the earlier time of 1830 BST tonight. Mark Pougatch is in Donetsk for all the build-up to England's crucial final Group D match against co-hosts Ukraine and you can listen to full commentary on the game with Mike Ingham, Alan Green, Chris Waddle and Graham Taylor from 1945 BST.
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    Coming up soon, BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty answers your questions ahead of tonight's England v Ukraine match.
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    Wolves have agreed a deal to sign Iceland international striker Bjorn Sigurdarson from Norwegian side Lillestrom, subject to the player agreeing terms and passing a medical.
    New Wolves boss Stale Solbakken says, "He is an exciting young prospect who has the quality to help us achieve our aims both in the short and long term.
    "We look forward to the deal being completed next month after which Bjorn will be able to join us as we prepare for the new season."
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    Ukraine will pose a real danger, says BBC Sport commentator Jonathan Pearce: "People are writing Ukraine off. I know the two young wingers Yarmolenko and Konoplyanka, didn't really perform against France, but they can get the ball to Shevchenko in the six-yard area.
    "At the other end, if Wayne Rooney can isolate Khacheridi, he could dominate him. I think both games will be drawn and France will win the group."
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    Former Republic of Ireland international Kevin Kilbane fears for the future of Giovanni Trapattoni after Ireland's three defeats at Euro 2012.
    Stefan Lenga on Twitter: Time to be bold, Rooney in for Young, he's not been up to much this tournament. Walcott in for Milner, go for the big win. ‪#bbcfootball
    Dean Faccini on Twitter: Scoring first goal will silence the home support and put doubt in the Ukraine minds. I bet the England players are really fired up ‪#bbcfootball
    Jake Laxton on Twitter: There's too much pressure on Rooney! It's a team of 11 players not one! ‪#BBCfootball
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    Keep up to date with the second one-day international at the Oval, where Chris Gayle has already hit Tim Bresnan for six off three consecutive deliveries, via BBC Sport's live text commentary or on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.
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    BBC Sport's Simon Brotherton is, like Jonathan Pearce, not that impressed with what he has seen so far from Spain: "There was a real lack of urgency and that did surprise me, because there ended up being a very fine line as to whether they stayed in the tournament.
    "We get spoiled watching a glorious feast of football and they're only human, but it was a very frustrating game to watch."
    How are England fans feeling ahead of tonight's game against Ukraine? What do you think the players will have to do to combat the atmosphere in Donetsk? Send in your thoughts on Twitter using the #bbcfootball hashtag.
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    Glamorgan postpone Wednesday's T20 game with Worcestershire as a mark of respect after the death of former player Tom Maynard. The match has been rearranged for Tuesday, 3 July, starting at 1800 BST.
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    BBC Sport commentator Jonathan Pearce thinks that Spain are not quite the side they were: "I saw nothing in the Spain performance last night to think that we have to avoid Spain and I certainly don't think they are the team they were. They miss Villa and Puyol so badly.
    "Xavi is still the brains and Iniesta is a magician but Puyol has been their soul for about a decade and they struggled for long periods against Croatia. We've beaten them once this year and I think we can do it again. If we qualify in second we shouldn't be lamenting that, I think we can reach the semi-finals."
    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra,BBC Radio 5 live sports extra
    Over on 5 live sports extra you can listen to the other match in group D. Sweden, who have already been knocked out of the competition, play France in Kiev. Darren Fletcher and Jan Molby will bring you build-up and commentary from 1930 BST.
    Michael Waldren on Twitter: Time for England to be bold. Rooney in for young. 4-3-1-2 with Rooney given a free role. ‪#bbcfootball
    Adam Langley on Twitter: Milner needs to be dropped for the speed and quick thinking of either Walcott or Oxlade-Chamberlain! True wingers! ‪#bbcfootball
    Jamie Hardesty on Twitter: Rooney to open the scoring, setting up the big win we need to win the group. Easy. More concerned by potential injuries for QF! ‪#bbcfootball
    BBC Radio 5 live,BBC Radio 5 live
    5 live Sport is on at the earlier time of 1830 BST this evening, Mark Pougatch is in Donetsk for all the build-up to England's crucial final Group D match against co-hosts Ukraine and you can listen to full commentary on the game with Mike Ingham, Alan Green, Chris Waddle and Graham Taylor from 1945 BST.
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    BBC Sport's Frank Keogh at Royal Ascot: "Sunshine is greeting the early arrivals ahead of the five-day Royal Ascot meeting, which starts this afternoon. The going is described as good to soft.
    "Equine star of the show on day one is the unbeaten colt Frankel, who is rated a 1-6 favourite to extend his career winning run to 11 in the opening Queen Anne Stakes. For the uninitiated, you would have to wager £6 on him just to win £1."
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    BBC sports editor David Bond says England face their most intimidating test yet in his latest blog.
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    Away from football for a minute, Royal Ascot starts today. You can follow coverage of the meeting over the next five days on BBC TV, radio and online, where you can stay up to date with events via our live text commentary.
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    Pundit Steve Claridge on BBC Radio 5 live: "England's game will be tight, it will be close, the first goal will be very important. We saw the effect that had on Ukraine when France scored in the second half, in their body language - the belief just sapped from them.
    "If we can manage to get a grip, get control, quieten the crowd and then start to grind this one out, there is no reason why we cannot win it. It's a tough ask, but we are capable."
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    England: A N Cook (Capt), I R Bell, I J L Trott, R S Bopara E J G Morgan, C Kieswetter (Wkt), T T Bresnan, S C J Broad, G P Swann, J M Anderson, S T Finn.
    West Indies: C H Gayle, L M P Simmons, M N Samuels, D R Smith, D M Bravo, K A Pollard, D Ramdin (Wkt), D J G Sammy (Capt), T L Best, R Rampaul, S P Narine.
    Umpires: R J Bailey and A L Hill
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    England captain Alastair Cook wins the toss and elects to field against the West Indies in today's second one-day international. You can stay up to date with all the latest from the Oval via BBC Sport's live text commentary.
    Simon Skelly on Twitter: "Can't believe nobody is discussing Jagielka coming in for Terry? Terry's legs left him against Sweden." #bbcfootball
    James Edwards on Twitter: "Rooney shouldn't start. It undermines everything the other players have done and puts more pressure on England to do well." #bbcfootball
    Neil Foot on Twitter: "If the only reason Milner is playing is to protect Johnson, then the easy solution is to drop them both!" #bbcfootball
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    Former England manager Glenn Hoddle believes the choice is simple as to who partners Wayne Rooney tonight: "For tonight's game, definitely Danny Welbeck," he tells BBC Radio 5 live. "I think he does a little bit of everything. I thought Andy Carroll was excellent against Sweden, but as a manager sometimes it's horses for courses.
    "But Welbeck and Rooney are team mates, they know each other's game inside out, and I think the young man deserves it. He scored an absolutely fabulous goal, his confidence is high and he will stretch the Ukraine back four a little bit, give Rooney a bit more space than Carroll would do. Carroll would be a terrific sub, a different option if we need him."
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    England manager Roy Hodgson believes Wayne Rooney's return can lift England to new heights. "His attitude was perfect in training sessions. He has been very lively, energetic and enthusiastic. That's a positive," Hodgson tells BBC Sport.
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    Pundit Steve Claridge on BBC Radio 5 live: "I've been in enough dressing rooms where you cannot have enough players like Wayne Rooney, a seminal player who can change the game. It can reinforce the psyche that we have another player who can change the game.
    "I still think England will be a little bit better with Wayne Rooney in the team. He is mature enough to realise that he will be under scrutiny. I think he will be on his best behaviour and fired up in the right way. Hopefully he will help us across the line."
    Alex Crowley on Twitter: "Walcott made such an impact off the bench with his pace against tired players, not sure if he starts whether he can sustain it." #bbcfootball
    Crip Cooke on Twitter: "Walcott in for Milner makes sense. In tournament football in-form players are the difference between success & failure." #bbcfootball
    Nick Higgins on Twitter: "I think Walcott is great to have on the bench as an impact sub, but i also dont want Milner to start." #bbcfootball
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    Phil has been with the England camp throughout the tournament. What do you want to ask him? Who potentially makes way for Wayne Rooney and Theo Walcott? How has Roy Hodgson handled the job? Ask Phil via Twitter using the #bbcfootball hashtag.
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    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty will be answering your questions through Euro 2012 Sportsday this lunchtime. Submit yours via Twitter by 1030 BST using the #bbcfootball hashtag.
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    Former England winger Chris Waddle on BBC Radio 5 live: "I think Roy Hodgson will be positive. Maybe Theo Walcott will start, when he came on he had a massive impact against Sweden. He has pace to burn, if they are pushing on for that goal because we know Ukraine have got to win the game, he can exploit that with his pace.
    "Wayne Rooney is back and can drop into that semi-midfield role, he has a great range of passing with Steven Gerrard and they could get Walcott going down that right-hand side."
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    Former Ukraine and Arsenal defender Oleg Luzhny on BBC Radio 5 live: "Everyone knows Wayne Rooney is a very good striker, he will help the England team. I think he will give the Ukraine defence problems."
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    Ukraine coach Oleg Blokhin insists all the pressure is on England ahead of their decisive Group D clash. A point in Donetsk would be good enough to take England into the last eight, while Ukraine need to win to reach the quarter-finals.
    "There will be big problems for them but it's not the same for us," he says. "The England team will be more nervous. We have nothing to lose. England also have problems because if they lose it will be unexpected. They are one of the favourites and are expected to play in the final."
    The debate has been in full flow on Rooney and Pele - plenty who think he is world-class, yet still a step away from the level of the Brazilian legend. Aside from his anticipated inclusion, the other change being tipped by the national media is Theo Walcott for James Milner. Would you like to see the Arsenal forward introduced following his cameo against Sweden? If so, who do you think should make way? Tell us your thoughts via Twitter using the #bbcfootball hashtag.
    Phil Evans on Twitter: "Agree with Shilton regarding Johnson. Good player but gets out of position too often, especially after an attack."
    Damien Lyth on Twitter: Johnson has been England's best defender at Euro 2012 so far, defensively he's been very good since Kenny Dalglish arrived at Liverpool."
    William Fordham on Twitter: "Want Andy Carroll to start tonight but Hodgson will undoubtedly go with the Man Utd strike partnership. Predict a 3-1 victory."
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    BBC Radio 5 live chief football correspondent Mike Ingham: "Nerves? These guys play in the Champions League and are very experienced. If I have any nerves it's because it's the story of English football, it's always a rollercoaster, they never, ever do it the easy way.
    "It depends which England are going out on the pitch. If it's the England which began the second half against Sweden, when I thought the way they failed to deal with two set-pieces was just horrific, they will go out tonight. But, at the same time, if they can take the game to Ukraine - I don't think they are the quickest team at the back - then it should be okay."
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    Hoddle adds that belief holds the key to England's chances: "We are by no means playing the best football of the tournament but we are improving with every game. If they start believing in that dressing room, it does not matter who they are playing, they can win football matches. That's the key. It does not matter who they play."
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    Former England manager Glenn Hoddle on BBC Radio 5 live: "I think England have done really well so far, there were no expectations going into the tournament, which I said at the beginning would work for us. The momentum is coming."
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    The BBC Sport website is brimming with build-up to tonight's England clash. You can watch pundit Lee Dixon analyse the difference Wayne Rooney can make for England, with the former Arsenal defender maintaining he can help the team's ball retention against Ukraine after suffering in that department against Sweden.
    "A top-class Rooney on his game holds the ball up really well and brings other plays into the game, he is the focal point," Dixon says.
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    Peter Shilton on BBC Radio 5 live: "Glen Johnson has to concentrate a bit better and I think Steven Gerrard and Scott Parker, in particular, have really got to get their defensive hats on and start to defend properly.
    "I think we have looked a little bit vulnerable in that area, but in a lot of other areas we have shown a lot of ability and a lot of determination, which is what fans want to see. We are very capable of winning tonight and progressing, at least to the semi-finals."
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    BBC Radio 5 live chief football correspondent, Mike Ingham, on the introduction of Rooney and the challenges he will face: "It's like a club making a new signing in many ways," he says. "The danger is overloading the nation's expectations and responsibility - he might try too hard to make an impact.
    "It will be a balancing act for him to show all his natural instincts that he is famous for, but at the same time he has try to keep calm. The atmosphere is going to be a factor, so Rooney is going to have to show all of his professionalism and maybe he can make the difference between England being good and being very good."
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    Former England winger Chris Waddle on BBC Radio 5 live: "We have got a good chance. Ukraine played quite well in the first game (against Sweden), then probably got their tactics wrong in the second against France but finished quite strongly.
    "Everyone is talking about facing Spain or Italy (in the quarter-finals) already, but Ukraine are at home and they are no mugs. They will give us a very hard game."
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    As for Group C winners Spain, coach Vicente del Bosque warns they will have to improve on the evidence of last night's 1-0 victory over Croatia. "There was a lack of clarity compared with other occasions," he says. "The truth is it was not a great game overall and this should concern us. Things didn't go according to plan."
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    Back to the Irish for a moment, BBC Radio 5 live pundit Kevin Kilbane, capped 110 times by the Republic, reveals his fears for Trapattoni's future.
    "I actually thought the Irish team could take a few positives from their performance against Italy in Poznan," he says. "But the fact is they have lost all three of their games in Group C and, for the first time, failed to win a game at the finals of a major tournament."
    Shaun W on Twitter: "Hodgson comparing Rooney to Pele shows he's more deluded than I thought. No doubt Rooney is a quality player but he's no Pele."
    Peter B on Twitter: "Roy Hodgson Pele comment misinterpreted - he's comparing the importance of Rooney and Pele to their respective teams, not their quality."
    Hemal Malde on Twitter: "Bigger game for Rooney or Hodgson? If Rooney doesn't perform he will be slated, as will Hodgson for changing a winning side!"
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    Croatia could have qualified from Group C with a victory or scoring draw against the reigning world and European champions in Gdansk. "I was sure we would go through because we are a good team," Bilic says. "I didn't expect this would be my last match. My players are just phenomenal."
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    A disappointing end to a largely successful reign for departing Croatia manager Slaven Bilic, who admits he was surprised by his team's group-stage exit from Euro 2012. Bilic, who has agreed to take over at Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow after the tournament, saw his reign cut short by last night's 1-0 defeat against Spain.
    Dharmin on Twitter: "It's clear to see Rooney is a special player of his generation. Maybe the only English one. But not a Pele yet."
    Craig Westmoreland on Twitter: "People seem to forget Pele was also surrounded with a world-class midfield - something England lack at the moment."
    Jon Hacker on Twitter: "I fear for Rooney today. All this hype around his return must be putting him under pressure. Hope he does well."
    What now for the Republic? Is Trapattoni the right man to lead them forward? What needs to change? Does James McClean to play a more prominent role or should they turn to the likes of Stephen Ireland and Wes Hoolahan for the World Cup qualifying campaign? Tell us your thoughts via Twitter using the #bbcfootball hashtag.
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    Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni says he wants to make up for his side's poor Euro 2012 showing in the World Cup 2014 qualifying campaign after last night's 2-0 loss to Italy saw them end the tournament with three defeats.
    "The willingness is there to come back with fresh energy and a new squad to do better, and I can't wait for the new season to start," he says.
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    England's most-capped player, Peter Shilton, gives his views to BBC Radio 5 live on Rooney's return. "You've got to be very optimistic, especially with Wayne Rooney coming back," he says.
    "I think we have missed him, although I think the boys have done some things very well in the two games we've seen. I just feel we have got to improve a little bit defensively. We don't look 100% sharp in certain areas."
    Hodgson's Pele comparisons seem like an ideal place to start today's debating. Does Rooney deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as the Brazil great? Do his performances to date for England warrant him being branded a world-class player? Just how much of a difference can he make for England? And will the comments help or hinder the ex-Everton man as he bids to hit the ground running against Ukraine? So many questions. Tell us your thoughts via Twitter using the #bbcfootball hashtag.
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    So, tonight's the night Wayne Rooney is set to make his Euro 2012 entrance for what will be his fourth major tournament. Having illuminated Euro 2004, things haven't exactly gone to plan for the Manchester United forward since, with his displays at the World Cups in 2006 and 2010 failing to live up to his performances in Portugal because of struggles with fitness and form.
    Manager Roy Hodgson has made plenty of headlines in the national media today by urging Rooney to inspire England in the same way Pele did for Brazil. No pressure, then, Wayne.
    "If you look back through the years, if you take Pele for example, he was capable of producing his very best football when it really mattered to help Brazil win World Cups," Hodgson tells ITV. "Let's hope that Wayne Rooney can start to do that for us on Tuesday night and then, if we win, who knows? If Wayne can produce his best, then he can help us keep going even further."
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    Nicky Campbell is hosting today's BBC Radio 5 live breakfast programme from Donetsk, Ukraine, ahead of the England v Ukraine match in the city tonight. The programme runs until 0900 BST before the Your Call phone-in.
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    First, though, let's have a look at three stories from today's gossip column on the BBC Sport website.
    Malaga are interested in signing Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov, 31, after it was revealed he would be leaving the club this summer. (Daily Mail)
    Manchester City will have to pay up to £30m to land Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente, 27, this summer. (the Sun)
    Chelsea are planning a £10m move for Wigan winger Victor Moses, 21. (Daily Mirror)
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    Good morning and welcome to Euro 2012 Sportsday Live. Plenty to review and preview as we reflect on a dramatic conclusion to Group C as Spain and Italy qualify for the quarter-finals at the expense of the Croatia and the Republic of Ireland and bring you all the build-up to the climax of Group D as the remaining two places in the knockout stages are finalised. England know they will reach the last eight if they avoid defeat against co-hosts Ukraine tonight, while France take on Sweden.


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