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On This Day - Nov 21 2007: England lost 3-2 to Croatia at Wembley to end their hopes of qualifying for Euro 2008 and seal the fate of manager Steve McClaren

In 2000 Leeds and West Ham agreed an £18million fee to take Rio Ferdinand to Elland Road, making him the most expensive defender in the world at the time.

ON THIS DAY

1990: 250-1 shot Equinoctial won at Kelso to confound the bookies and go into the record books as the longest-priced horse ever to win a race in Britain.

2000: Leeds and West Ham agreed an £18million fee to take Rio Ferdinand to Elland Road, making him the most expensive defender in the world at the time.

2004: Paul Casey and Luke Donald teamed up to win golf's World Cup for England in Seville.

2007: England lost 3-2 to Croatia at Wembley to end their hopes of qualifying for Euro 2008 and seal the fate of manager Steve McClaren.

2011: Wales rugby union assistant coach Rob Howley agreed a new contract to remain part of the national set-up until 2016.

2012: Chelsea parted company with manager Roberto Di Matteo and confirmed the appointment of Rafael Benitez as interim first-team manager until end of the season.

2013: Stuart Broad took five wickets on the first day of the Ashes series in Brisbane.

2015: Jamie Vardy scored for the 10th match in a row to equal Ruud van Nistelrooy's Premier League record and seal a 3-0 win at Newcastle which took Leicester to the top of the Premier League.

BIRTHDAYS

Jacques Laffite (motor racing) - six-time grand prix winner for Ligier, born 1943.

Alan Smith (soccer) - former Arsenal and England striker, born 1962.

Sabine Busch (athletics) - German triple world champion and Olympic bronze medallist, born 1962.

Troy Aikman (American football) - former Dallas Cowboys quarterback who won three Super Bowl titles, born 1966.

Andrew Caddick (cricket) - former England and Somerset bowler, born 1968.

Ken Griffey Jr (baseball) - former Seattle Mariners, Cincinnati Reds and Chicago White Sox centre fielder, born 1969.

Justin Langer (cricket) - former Australia Test opener, born 1970.

Jesus Navas (soccer) - former Manchester City winger now at Sevilla, born 1985.

Fabian Delph (soccer) - Manchester City and England midfielder, born 1989.

Georgie Twigg (hockey) - midfielder who was part of Team GB's gold medal-winning team at Rio 2016 and a bronze medal winner at London 2012, born 1990.

Dani Rowe (cycling) - member of Great Britain's gold medal-winning team pursuit team at London 2012, born 1990.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. Which Formula One circuit is home to Tabac and Mirabeau?

2. Which side has won the most LaLiga titles?

3. Which footballer was sold for a then world record £15million in 1996?

4. Who was the top scorer in the European qualifying for the 2018 World Cup?

5. Which cricketer posted figures of 8-15 during an Ashes test in 2015?

SPORT ON TV

Today

SOCCER: Champions League, Manchester City v Feyenoord - BT Sport/ESPN, 1900 & eir Sport 1, 1940; Borussia Dortmund v Tottenham - BT Sport 3, 1900; Sevilla v Liverpool - BT Sport 2, 1900; Besiktas v Porto - BT Sport 2, 1645; Spartak Moscow v NK Maribor - eir Sport 1, 1655; FFA Cup Final, Sydney FC v Adelaide United - BT Sport 2, 0830

CRICKET: Women's T20, Australia v England - BT Sport 1, 0800.

RUGBY UNION: Women's International, England v Canada - Sky Sports Main Event/Sky Sports Action, 1930.

BASKETBALL: NBA, Los Angeles Lakers v Chicago Bulls - BT Sport 1, 0300 (Wed).

ICE HOCKEY: NHL, St Louis Blues v Edmonton Oilers - eir Sport 1, 0100 (Wed)

SNOOKER: Northern Ireland Open - Eurosport 1, 1245.

CURLING: European Championships - Eurosport 2, 1300.

HOCKEY: Women's Hockey World League Final, Quarter-finals - BT Sport 2, 0445 (Wed).

Tomorrow

SOCCER: Champions League, Qarabag v Chelsea - BT Sport 2, 1630; Basel v Manchester United - BT Sport 2, 1915; Paris St Germain v Celtic - eir Sport 1, 1940; Juventus v Barcelona - BT Sport/ESPN, 1930; CSKA Moscow v Benfica - eir Sport 1, 1655; Championship, Ipswich v Sheffield Wednesday - Sky Sports Main Event, 1930.

CRICKET: Ashes, First Test, Australia v England, Day 1 - BT Sport 1, 2300; Ram Slam T20, Dolphins v Warriors - Sky Sports Cricket/Sky Sports Main Event, 1555.

GOLF: Hong Kong Open - Sky Sports Golf, 0400 (Thu).

BASKETBALL: NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder v Golden State Warriors - BT Sport 2, 0100 (Thu).

SNOOKER: Northern Ireland Open - Eurosport 1, 1245.

CURLING: European Championships - Eurosport 2, 1300.

HOCKEY: Women's Hockey World League Final, Quarter-finals - BT Sport 2, 0700 & 0445 (Thu).

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Answers 1. Monaco; 2. Real Madrid (33); 3. Alan Shearer (from Blackburn to Newcastle); 4. Robert Lewandowski for Poland (16 goals); 5. Stuart Broad

 

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