Mexican international footballer freed by kidnappers, Loftus-Cheek wins Toulon tournament for England Under-21s, and Wayne Rooney looks uncomfortable in a suit.

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1. Gary Speed’s father says his son’s memory will be in the hearts and minds of the Welsh squad during their Euro 2016 campaign. Former Wales international player and manager Speed passed away aged just 42 in 2011.

2. Kidnapped Mexico international Alan Pulido has been freed by his captors. 25-year-old Pulido, who plays his club football in Greece, told reporters he was “doing well, thanks be to God”.

3. Daniel Sturridge has returned to England training after a lengthy spell on the sidelines, just in time for the announcement of Roy Hodgson’s final 23-man squad for Euro 2016 tomorrow.

4. Chelsea’s Reuben Loftus-Cheek scored the winning goal as England Under-21s beat hosts France 2-1 in the final of the Toulon tournament.

5. Metropolitan police are to review incidents of crowd trouble inside Wembley Stadium following Millwall’s 3-1 play-off final defeat to Barnsley.

6.Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce has been spotted dancing in a Marbella pool party whilst away on holiday (WhoAteAllThePies).

7. Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos almost got hit in the head by a tree branch during his team’s open top bus parade to celebrate their Champions League win (Mirror).

8. Gary Neville and Wayne Rooney joined musician James Bay on stage at a gig. How uncomfortable does Wayne look in a suit? (Joe.ie).

9. We’ve long suspected referees were a strange breed. It seems Mark Clattenburg is half-man, half-lizard…(Metro).

10. Sheffield Wednesday fan and former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan arrived at Wembley for his team’s play-off final against Hull City in a helicopter (BBC).

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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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