Late Sturridge goal gives England narrow win over Wales, Berahino top of Stoke list in their hunt for a striker, and St Pauli replace manager with a man in mask for photo-op…

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1. Goals from substitutes Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge gave England a 2-1 win over Wales to leapfrog them into first place in Group B at Euro 2016. Gareth Bale’s long-range freekick had given Wales the lead at half time.

2. A leader of the far-right Russian football supporters association has been deported from France for his part in the widespread disturbances that have plagued the European Championships. Alexander Shprygin was travelling from Marseille to Lille with 20 others when he was arrested.

3. Stoke City have opened talks in an attempt to sign West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino for around £15m. Manager Mark Hughes has made signing a centre forward his priority in the summer transfer window, with the England international being his preferred target.

4. Germany coach Joachim Löw claims Bastian Schweinsteiger will hold discussions about his future at Manchester United when he meets new manager José Mourinho following the conclusion of Germany’s involvement in Euro 2016.

5. Newly promoted Middlesbrough have agreed a deal to sign 25-year-old Uruguayan playmaker Gastón Ramírez, who spent time on loan with the Riverside club from Southampton last season.

6. German cult club St. Pauli’s manager couldn’t attend the photo presentation of the club’s new signing, so they put a mask of his face on a different man instead (WhoAteAllThePies).

7. Lionel Messi signed his very first contract with Barcelona on a piece of tissue paper (TheSun).

8. Portuguese club Porto’s new away kit could be the worst ever. We think it’s on a par with England’s Euro 96 goalkeeping jersey; why do clubs do this to fans? Someone thought this was a good idea (Independent).

9. Something tells us West Ham manager Slaven Bilić enjoyed seeing Hammers player Dimitri Payet scored his second goal of the tournament against Albania. He ended up dancing on the ITV table (DailyMail).

10. What is it about Midlands clubs and shirt printing that means they can’t get it right? Remember when Wolves printed the clubs crest upside down on a fan’s shirt? Couldn’t happen again right? Wrong! Step forward Birmingham City to do exactly the same thing (Metro).

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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