Hodgson and Rooney issue behaviour plea to England fans, Welsh star says they would settle for England draw, and Michael Owen’s keepy uppy challenge to jockeys’ association

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1. England coach Roy Hodgson and striker Wayne Rooney have urged England fans to ‘stay out of trouble’ following a threat by UEFA officials to expel England and Russia from Euro 2016 if there are further skirmishes.

2. French police have confirmed a 24-year-old Northern Ireland fan passed away following a fall onto the rocks from a balcony in the early hours of Monday morning. Darren Rodgers has been described as ‘a great lad with a big heart’.

3. Jaap Stam is set to become Reading’s first ever non-British coach. Stam, who was part of Manchester United’s treble winning 1999 team, is set to be unveiled by the Royals at a press conference on Monday.

4. In typically egotistical style Zlatan Ibrahimović has warned the Republic of Ireland that he is still on the top of his form ahead of the teams meeting in Group E. Swedish captain Ibrahimović said ‘the legend can still deliver’.

5. Crystal Palace’s Johnny Williams has said his Welsh team mates would ‘take a draw’ in their game against England on Thursday. Wales sit atop the Group B following their Gareth Bale inspired 2-1 win over Slovakia on Saturday.

6. During his team’s 2-0 win over Ukraine, eagle eyed viewers on social media were more concerned by Germany manager Joachim Löw’s sweat patches and finger sniffing than his team’s performance (Metro).

7. Michael Owen’s issue of a keepy uppey challenge to British Jockeys didn’t quite go according to plan, as the ex-England and Liverpool star managed a measly 34 which must surely be beatable (Mirror).

8. It’s fair to say these Turkish pundits weren’t best pleased by Ozan Turfan’s decision to sort his hair out rather than block Luka Modrić’s shot from giving Croatia a 1-0 win in their opening group game of Euro 2016 (WhoAteAllThePies).

9. You’d have thought this Wales fan would have been excited about seeing his team qualify for a major tournament for the first time in generations. Apparently not, as he slept through the whole game against Slovakia despite being at the ground (ESPN).

10. A kidnapped Pakistani man who said listening to Manchester United games whilst in captivity helpedkeen him sane described himself as ‘delighted’ to have been sent a signed shirt by the Old Trafford club (SkyNews).

By Chris Horricks (@chrishorricks31).

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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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