Hodgson picks Rashford, Conte gets acquitted, and John Terry joins in on someone else’s celebrations (again!)

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1. Roy Hodgson announces his 26-man initial squad for Euro 2016, including the surprising selections of Marcus Rashford, Andros Townsend and Jack Wilshere.

2. New Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has been acquitted in his match-fixing case by Italian courts after being found not guilty of sporting fraud.

3. After Manchester United versus Bournemouth was abandoned due to a suspicious package – which turned out to be a false alarm – on Sunday, the game has now been rescheduled for Tuesday evening.

4. Manchester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho says he isn’t happy that manager Manuel Pellegrini is leaving the club this summer, and thanked the Chilean for giving him his first-team chance this season.

5. Barcelona secured the Spanish league title with a 3-0 final day win over Granada, and then returned home to a hero’s welcome and an open-top bus parade through the city.

6. Many England fans have criticised manager Roy Hodgson’s decision to omit Leicester City captain Wes Morgan from his 26-man squad – despite Morgan already being a key player in Jamaica’s national side (Givemesport.com).

7. Spare a thought for the Manchester United fan who flew 5,000km from Sierra Leone to Old Trafford to see his team’s final game of the season, only to have the game called off just minutes before kick-off. Luckily, thanks to Manchester United Supporters’ Trust,  he is still able to watch the rearranged fixture (Copa90).

8. Newly-crowned champions of the Premier League, Leicester City, have a night out on the town in London before their open-top bus parade in Leicester – and are joined by John Terry! (Mirror).

9. Antonio Di Natale scored his 277th and final goal for Udinese at the weekend before leaving the club after twelve years and was overcome with emotion, admitting to shedding some tears after the final whistle (DailyMail).

10. And finally…Arsenal fans were again able to celebrate St.Totteringham’s day, following Tottenham Hotspur’s capitulation against Newcastle and Arsenal’s own 4-0 thumping of Aston Villa. How best to celebrate 21 years of bragging rights? Take to Twitter, of course…(Mirror).

By Ben Wheatland (@BenWheatland)

 

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About Ben Wheatland (121 Articles)
Ben is a supporter of Swindon Town FC. He is an aspiring sports writer, and his ramblings can be found on TheBootRoom and TheFootballForecast. He is also the editor of TheOffsideDaily. In his spare time he reads and writes about corruption in FIFA, and in football more generally.

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