VIDEO: Gareth Bale: Euro Star

Media playback is not supported on this device He’s a global superstar who almost single-handedly carried Wales to a first major championship in over half a century. But who is Gareth Bale, and how does he cope with the pressure of carrying the nation’s hopes and the pressure of playing for one of the biggest

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Fifa HQ searched by Swiss authorities

Swiss authorities have carried out a search of Fifa’s headquarters in Zurich as they continue their criminal investigation into football’s world governing body. Documents and electronic data were seized during Thursday’s operation. More to follow. BBC Sports – View Original Story

Too early to judge partnership – Kane

England striker Harry Kane says it is too early to judge his attacking partnership with Wayne Rooney and Jamie Vardy. The trio played together in England’s 1-0 win over Portugal on Thursday, their final friendly before Euro 2016. Vardy and Kane, who scored 49 Premier League goals between them last season, often drifted towards the

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Di Matteo 'honoured' to get Villa job

New Aston Villa manager Roberto di Matteo says “it’s a wonderful honour” to take charge at Villa Park. The relegated Premier League club officially announced his appointment on Friday, confirming the news that BBC Sport first broke on Thursday. Di Matteo succeeds Remi Garde, who was sacked in March. The Italian, who won the Champions

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England 1-0 Portugal

Chris Smalling headed the only goal as England completed their warm-up matches for Euro 2016 with victory over Portugal at Wembley. Portugal’s Bruno Alves was sent off for a dangerously high challenge on striker Harry Kane in a drab first half. England, who started a game with Kane, Jamie Vardy and Wayne Rooney for the

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Ibrahimovic offered Oberhausen throne

Zlatan Ibrahimovic could become king of Oberhausen if he signs for the German city’s fourth-tier football club. The striker, 34, is considering offers after leaving Paris St-Germain but few will be as creative as what Rot-Weiss Oberhausen have put forward. The club says the striker’s signature on a two-year contract would see the city introduce

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Conte plays down Italy expectations

Euro 2016 Host: France Dates: 10 June to 10 July Coverage: Live commentary on BBC TV, BBC Radio, the BBC Sport website and app. Live text commentary on every game on BBC Sport website. Italy coach Antonio Conte has played down expectations of a successful Euro 2016 for the Azzurri, saying unity will have to

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Northern Ireland reach highest ranking

Euro 2016 Host: France Dates: 10 June to 10 July Coverage: Live commentary on BBC TV, BBC Radio, the BBC Sport website and app. Live text commentary on every game on BBC Sport website. Northern Ireland have reached an all-time high of 25th in the Fifa world rankings. Michael O’Neill’s team are about to make

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