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On this day, April 13, 1924, England played their first international at Wembley

In 1924, England played their first international at Wembley, drawing 1-1 with Scotland. Their first goal at the new stadium was scored by Billy Walker.

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ON THIS DAY

1924: England played their first international at Wembley, drawing 1-1 with Scotland. Their first goal at the new stadium was scored by Billy Walker.

1930: Wilf Rhodes became the oldest man to play in a Test match for England at the age of 52 years and 165 days. The match, against the West Indies at Kingston, Jamaica, was Rhodes' 58th and final Test.

1941: England's World Cup-winning captain Bobby Moore was born. He played for his country a then-record 108 times and skippered the national side on 90 occasions. He captained West Ham to FA Cup glory at Wembley in 1964, the European Cup Winners' Cup the following season and led Sir Alf Ramsey's side to triumph over West Germany in 1966. He died in February 1993 following a long battle against cancer.

2000: Portsmouth striker Steve Claridge was fined £900 by the Football Association for placing a bet on his team's 3-0 Division One win against Barnsley at Fratton Park.

2001: Chesterfield were docked nine points by the Football League disciplinary panel for financial irregularities while they were top of Division Three. They were found guilty of eight breaches of regulations and fined £20,000.

2004: Brian Lara regained the individual Test score world record on his way to an unbeaten 400 against England in the fourth Test at Antigua. He became the first player to hold the individual Test innings record twice.

2010: Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor announced he was to retire from international football after he was caught up in the attack on the Togo team bus at the African Nations Cup in Angola. Adebayor returned to national team duty in November 2011.

2013: Leeds United appointed Brian McDermott as their new manager.

2015: Jordan Spieth won the Masters at Augusta by thee shots ahead of Englishman Justin Rose.

2016: England Test batsman James Taylor was forced to retire at the age of 26 because of a "very serious" heart condition. Taylor, who played for England in their most recent Test against South Africa at Centurion three months previously, had seven caps.

BIRTHDAYS

Marcello Lippi (soccer) - Former Italy coach who was a World Cup winner in 2006 and now coaches China, born 1948.

Flavio Briatore (motor racing) - former managing director of Renault's Formula One team and former joint owner of QPR, born 1950.

Lucas Radebe (soccer) - former Leeds and South Africa defender, born 1969.

Sylvinho (soccer) - former Manchester City, Arsenal, Barcelona and Brazil full-back, born 1974.

Mateja Kezman (soccer) - former Chelsea, Atletico Madrid and PSV Eindhoven striker, born 1979.

Grant Holt (soccer) - former Norwich striker, now with Barrow, born 1981.

Jelena Dokic (tennis) - Australian former world number four, born 1983.

Dwayne Smith (cricket) - West Indies international and former Sussex all-rounder, born 1983.

Fran Halsall (swimming) - former British swimmer who won 10 European titles, born 1990.

Jazz Richards (soccer) - Cardiff and Wales defender, born 1991.

Chad le Clos (swimming) - South African swimmer who won gold at London 2012 in the 200m butterfly, born 1992.

QUICK QUIZ BLITZ

1. Who was the first million pound footballer when he moved from Birmingham to Nottingham Forest in 1979?

2. In which sport do the Jets, Jaguars and Colts play?

3. Who is the current captain of the Welsh rugby union team?

4. Two non-English teams play in the rugby league Championship, which countries are they from?

5. Which county held their pre-season photoshoot on the only part of their New Road ground which wasn't underwater?

See answers below

SPORT ON TV

Today (Thursday, April 12)

SOCCER: Europa League quarter-final, CSKA Moscow v Arsenal - BT Sport 2 1930; Europa League quarter-final, Marseille v Leipzig - eir Sport 1 2000; League One, Bradford v Shrewsbury - Sky Sports Main Event 1930; Centenary Shield, Republic of Ireland Under-18s v Scotland Under-18s - eir Sport 1 1345.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Further coverage from Australia's Gold Coast - BBC 2 0600 and 1300, BBC 1 0915 and 2345; diving - Eurosport 2 1000.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Widnes v Hull FC - Sky Sports Arena 1930; NRL, Sydney Roosters v South Sydney Rabbitohs - Sky Sports Arena 1050.

CRICKET: Indian Premier League, Sunrisers Hyderabad v Mumbai Indians - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1500.

GOLF: European Tour, Open de Espana - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 1100 and 1600; PGA Tour, RBC Heritage - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Golf 1300, Sky Sports Golf 1800.

FORMULA ONE: Chinese Grand Prix first practice - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports F1 0245 (Fri), eir Sport 1 0255 (Fri).

TENNIS: WTA, Claro Open Colsanitas - BT Sport 1 1600.

HORSE RACING: Grand National Festival - ITV and STV 1400.

DARTS: Premier League - Sky Sports Action 1900.

EQUESTRIAN: Paris World Cup - Eurosport 2 1930.

BASEBALL: MLB, Chicago Cubs v Pittsburgh Pirates - BT Sport/ESPN 1915, Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Fri).

Friday, April 13

SOCCER: Champions League and Europa League semi-final draws - Eurosport 2 and BT Sport 2 1100; Championship, Aston Villa v Leeds - Sky Sports Main Event 1900; Bundesliga, Wolfsburg v Augsburg - BT Sport 2 1915.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Further coverage from Australia's Gold Coast - BBC 2 0600, BBC 1 0915 and 2350; diving - Eurosport 2 1000.

RUGBY UNION: Aviva Premiership, Newcastle v Sale Sharks - BT Sport 1 1900; Guinness PRO14, Ulster v Ospreys - BBC 2 Wales 1930; Championship, Bristol v Doncaster Knights - Sky Sports Action 1930; Super Rugby, Hurricanes v Chiefs - Sky Sports Action 0830, Sunwolves v Blues - Sky Sports Action 0400 (Sat).

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Leeds v Wigan - Sky Sports Arena 1930; NRL, Melbourne Storm v Newcastle and St George-Illawarra Dragons v Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks - Sky Sports Arena from 0830.

CRICKET: Indian Premier League, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1500.

GOLF: European Tour, Open de Espana - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Golf 1100 and 1600; PGA Tour, RBC Heritage - Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Golf 1300, Sky Sports Golf 1800.

FORMULA ONE: Chinese Grand Prix second practice - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports F1 0645, eir Sport 1 0655; third practice - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports F1 0345 (Sat), eir Sport 1 0355 (Sat).

TENNIS: WTA, Samsung Open - BT Sport 1 1000 and 1630.

HORSE RACING: Grand National Festival - ITV and STV 1400.

EQUESTRIAN: Paris World Cup - Eurosport 2 2100.

BASKETBALL: BBL, London v Worcester - eir Sport 1 1930.

BASEBALL: MLB, Chicago Cubs v Atlanta Braves - BT Sport/ESPN 1915, Washington Nationals v Colorado Rockies - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Sat).

Answers: 1. Trevor Francis; 2. American football; 3. Alun Wyn Jones; 4. Canada (Toronto Wolfpack) and France (Toulouse Olympique); 5. Worcestershire

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