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England in disarray as quest for next manager begins after bizarre campaign

FA chief executive Martin Glenn’s credentials do not augur well for selection with set-up in need of a shake-up after stifling atmosphere in France

These are the moments when the mind goes back to one of the sketches that has formed part of Henning Wehn’s stand-up routine since the last World Cup. There are not many Germans on the comedy circuit in England and Wehn used to have a replica of the trophy to bring out on stage. Back home, he would explain, everyone had one. And then he would hold it towards his audience, teasing them, with a tone to his voice that reminded everyone which nation coined the term schadenfreude. “This,” he said, “is the closest you will ever get to it.”

He might be right bearing in mind a country that likes to think of itself as football royalty has won only six knockout matches in tournaments since 1966. The last occasion was 10 years ago against Ecuador. Before that it was Denmark in 2002, Spain (on penalties) at Euro 96, Belgium and Cameroon in 1990 and Paraguay in 1986. England might have invented the game but a look at their record over the last 50 years shows it is an awfully long time since they saw any royalties.

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Gareth Southgate: FA considers England interim manager role

The Football Association is prepared to make Gareth Southgate interim England manager for the start of their World Cup qualifying campaign as it begins…

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England set to give Gareth Southgate interim role as successor search begins

• Roy Hodgson reluctantly faces media one more time after England exit
• Arsène Wenger and Brendan Rodgers among names in frame for manager’s job

The Football Association is expected to appoint Gareth Southgate on an interim basis before sounding out the likes of Arsène Wenger and Brendan Rodgers as part of an exhaustive and global search to identify Roy Hodgson’s permanent successor as England manager.

Hodgson tendered his resignation in the wake of the humiliating defeat by Iceland on Monday that eliminated England from the European Championship, but he was persuaded to attend one final media briefing at the team’s base here while the squad flew home to Luton. The outgoing manager, the highest-paid coach at Euro 2016 on around £3.5m a year, was clearly uncomfortable and stressed three times, “I don’t really know why I am here,” having delivered a statement after the game in Nice the previous night.

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Wales’ players have ‘no regrets’ on cheering Iceland’s win over England

• Chris Gunter: ‘We see Iceland as a small country similar to us’
• Wales’ progress plays havoc with players’ summer plans

Wales players have defended their actions in celebrating Iceland’s elimination of England from Euro 2016 after footage of them enjoying the 2-1 victory emerged on social media, claiming the wild scenes were merely expressions of pride at becoming the only side from Britain and Ireland to make the quarter-finals.

“No regrets,” the Reading wing-back Chris Gunter said. “It might have looked slightly over the top but it wasn’t meant that way. We were just ever so proud to be the last home nations team in the tournament and football has a funny way of bringing out emotions. We were written off before a ball was kicked and so were Iceland, so it was only natural for us to celebrate their win.

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Fulham’s teenage striker Moussa Dembélé signs four-year deal with Celtic

• He becomes Brendan Rodgers’ first signing as Parkhead manager
• Forward linked with Tottenham was out of contract after leaving Fulham

Brendan Rodgers has made Moussa Dembélé his first signing as the Celtic manager.

Dembélé, 19, has signed a four-year contract at Parkhead after leaving Fulham. The highly rated French forward scored 17 goals for the Championship side last season but was out of contract.

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Marcus Willis enjoying his Wimbledon moment but it is Roger Federer next

Britain’s world No772 is the unlikeliest of first-week success storiesand now he wants to do himself justice on Centre Court against the seven-times champion

Marcus Willis smiles when asked to compare his chances of beating Roger Federer here on Wednesday with Iceland’s victory over England in the European Championship on Monday night.

“Stranger things have happened,” he says before adding quickly: “Well, I don’t know – I had to stop myself there! It would be amazing … but I’m just going to take it a point at a time.”

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‘Welcome to Hell’: Rio police protest financial disaster ahead of Olympics

Rio de Janeiro has cut budgets across the board, delaying officers’ salaries, halting patrols and fueling worries about safety at the world’s premier sporting event

Just weeks ahead of the Olympic Games, police helicopters are grounded, patrol cars are parked and Rio de Janeiro’s security forces are so pressed for funds that some have to beg for donations of pens, cleaning supplies and even toilet paper, fueling worries about safety at the world’s premier sporting event.

Related: Rio de Janeiro governor declares state of financial emergency ahead of Olympics

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Nick Kyrgios lets his talent have final say in Wimbledon bad boys’ corner

The volatile Australian was warned before his match with Radek Stepanek had even started but produced some brilliant tennis between the chunteringNick Kyrgios, a player for whom notoriety would appear preferable to no fame at all, had the unusual disti…

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Iceland cast their Euro 2016 spell with grand deeds and small egos

The remarkable success enjoyed by the smallest nation at Euro 2016 is a result of the collaboration of minds, ideals and experiences

Not that the evening could have been more perfect, but there was a moment as Iceland’s chief football plotters Heimir Hallgrimsson and Lars Lagerback tried to explain the spell that is being cast by their football that summed up the fantastic collaboration of minds, ideals and experiences at the heart of it all.

“Now the players have gone through this hurdle, every obstacle in their way is going to look smaller,” mused Hallgrimsson of their hearty England knockout. “That changes their mentality and does a big thing to players.” As the audience nodded, taking in these sage words, Lagerback turned to his co-coach and flashed the smile of a man who has seen it all before: “As long as they keep their feet on the ground.”

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The great Pat Summitt took a fringe game and made it big | Les Carpenter

Summitt’s legacy is not just the eight NCAA title trophies, but the popularity of women’s basketball and the dreams of thousands who can aspire to a pro career

Pat Summitt was 22 years old, a kid just out of college, when the University of Tennessee made her their women’s basketball coach. Looking back, it was as if the sport had been waiting for her to come along.

Related: Pat Summitt, most successful women’s college basketball coach, dies at 64

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British wild card Tara Moore registers first win at a grand slam event

• Belies world ranking of 227 to beat Alison Van Uytvanck 6-3, 6-2
• Johanna Konta is held up by rain but Aljaz Bedene bows out

Just call it the Marcus Willis effect. Tara Moore, a Briton ranked 227, won her first match at a grand slam event on Tuesday, a 6-3, 6-2 victory against Belgium’s Alison Van Uytvanck sending her into the second round here at the third time of asking. The 23-year-old repaid the faith shown by tournament organisers in giving her a wild card, with a fine performance to make it four Britons into round two.

The British No1, Johanna Konta, can make it five on Wednesday when she resumes against Mónica Puig of Puerto Rico, having led 6-1, 2-1 when the rain intervened, and Heather Watson is also in action but on Tuesday belonged to Moore as she set up a meeting with the two‑time grand slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia.

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County roundup: Warwickshire frustrated by rain and Nottinghamshire

• Warwickshire establish first-innings lead of 159 before visitors dig in
• Nick Gubbins shines with double-hundred for Middlesex against Lancashire

The summer’s most consistent – and least popular – player, rain, returned to ravage county cricket action on Tuesday, as play in all five games was brought to a premature close.

The first of those came at Edgbaston, where Warwickshire’s pursuit of victory against Nottinghamshire was stymied not just by the weather – the forecast for Wednesday is equally bleak – but by obdurate batting.

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From Venables to Hodgson: the press box view of England’s tournament flops

The decline in the national team’s fortunes in the Premier League era has been a story of dashed optimism, penalty shootout heartache and abject failure

What was said before England’s opening match, v Switzerland

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Eoin Morgan: England cricket’s Iceland moment inspired radical change

• England one-day captain suggests football team could follow same path
• ‘For us, it was going with a new method and a new group of players’

Eoin Morgan, England’s limited-overs captain, was in an upbeat mood before Wednesday’s fourth one-day international with Sri Lanka, happily fielding questions about the inglorious demise of the nation’s footballers the night before despite his own team sitting just one win away from a series win.

Related: Test cricket’s two-tier proposal is an imperfect but necessary step forward | The Spin

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Sport picture of the day: under Michael Phelps

Capturing Michael Phelps in action during the men’s 200m butterfly preliminary heats in the US Olympic swimming team trials at Century Link Centre

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Roy Hodgson faces media but says: ‘I don’t really know what I am doing here’

• Hodgson reluctantly discusses shock Euro 2016 exit against Iceland
• ‘I’m no longer the England manager, my time has gone,’ he says

Roy Hodgson reluctantly faced the music on Tuesday after England’s shock 2-1 Euro 2016 defeat by Iceland. “I don’t really know what I am doing here,” he said at a media conference in Chantilly, having resigned as manager the previous night.

Related: Roy Hodgson denies that senior England players questioned tactics – live!

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Euro 2016 picture of the day: good touch for a big elephant

At the Wilhelma zoo in Stuttgart, Zella the elephant had the honour of predicting who would triumph in the Poland v Portugal quarter-final. Don’t tell Cristiano Ronaldo that she picked Poland, or he might accuse her of having a ‘small mentality

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Bet365 faces legal action over delay in paying winning punter £54,000

• Backer was restricted to £1 bets following successes
• Case highlights frustration with bookies on payments

Bet365, one of the internet’s biggest bookmakers, is facing legal action from a customer over its failure to transfer a £54,000 balance to her bank account despite repeated requests over a period of months. While refusing to release the backer’s winnings on a series of horse racing bets, Bet365 also told her that she would be restricted to a maximum stake of £1 if she wished to bet with the balance but was welcome to gamble as much as she wished on gaming products, which have a guaranteed margin for the operator.

The punter, whose identity is known to the Guardian, opened an account with Bet365 on 16 April and deposited £30,000 with the firm the following day, when she placed a series of bets on horse racing and lost £23,000. She received an email from Bet365 the same day, which stated that the size of the maximum bet she was allowed to place had been increased.

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How did Iceland become Europe’s giant-slayers?

After a crazy, unbeaten run in Euro 2016, Iceland will now take on France in the quarter-finals. So what’s the secret of their unlikely success?

A tongue-in-cheek but tragically believable image did the rounds on social media during England’s defeat to Iceland. It shows a breakdown of the country’s population to reveal how unlikely the island’s victory was, notwithstanding the opposition’s total crapness. Starting with 334,000 people (a Wakefield or Ealing – take your pick), it discounts the cohorts not eligible for the men’s national team. By the time we rule out women, fat men, sheep shearers, jailed bankers and amputees, there are 23 men left: the Iceland squad.

We get it – Iceland is a small country. And now they’ll take on France in the quarter-finals after a crazy, unbeaten run through the legs of giants. After their draw with Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo petulantly dismissed Iceland’s “small mentality” and defensive play, adding: “They are not going to do anything in the competition.”

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Andy Murray up and running with defeat of Liam Broady at Wimbledon

• Scot takes an hour and 42 minutes to win 6-2, 6-3, 6-4
• ‘It’s not that easy playing someone you know so well’

Andy Murray is up and running at Wimbledon. He took just an hour and 42 minutes to beat Liam Broady 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 on the Stockport 22-year-old’s first visit to Centre Court, and the 2013 champion could hardly have played better.

The winner got a good workout, the loser a cheque for £30,000 and his day in the sun – or gloom, as the clouds rolled in on Tuesday afternoon. As they headed for the locker room, the roof began to rumble into action, an appropriate drawing of the curtains.

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