On This Day - Feb 11 2003: Roy Keane announces retirement from international football

Manager Mick McCarthy (right) and Roy Keane during a World Cup training session with the Irish squad in Saipan on Thursday May 23 2002. Keane was later sent home from the World Cup. Picture by Kirsty Wigglesworth. 


1976: John Curry became the first British man to win the Olympic figure-skating title and the first Briton to win a gold medal in skating since Jeannette Altwegg in 1952 when he triumphed in Innsbruck, Austria.

1990: Mike Tyson was knocked out in the 10th round of a heavyweight contest by James 'Buster' Douglas in Tokyo.

2003: Roy Keane, who had stormed out of the Republic of Ireland's World Cup training camp nine months earlier, announced his retirement from international football. He did return to the Republic team before retiring again.

2004: John Magnier and JP McManus increased their shareholding in Manchester United to 28.89 per cent. The racehorse tycoons later sold their stake to American Malcolm Glazer.

2007: After a 5-0 Ashes defeat, England won the one-day international Commonwealth Bank Series 2-0 after clinching victory over Australia in Sydney.

2009: Lancashire announced Peter Moores as their new coach.

2011: Roy Hodgson was appointed head coach of West Brom.

2012: Liverpool striker Luis Suarez refused to shake the hand of Manchester United full-back Patrice Evra as the pair faced each other for the first time since a racism storm.

2018: Serena Williams played her first competitive tennis match since winning the 2017 Australian Open final as she and sister Venus were beaten 6-2 6-3 by Lesley Kerkhove and Demi Schuurs in a Fed Cup doubles match, although the USA had already secured their progress against Holland.


John Salako (soccer) - former Crystal Palace and England winger, born 1969.

Alistair Brown (cricket) - former England one-day international and Surrey batsman, born 1970.

Steve McManaman (soccer) - former Real Madrid, Liverpool and England midfielder, born 1972.

Nick Barmby (soccer) - former Liverpool, Everton, Tottenham and England midfielder, who played for and managed Hull, born 1974.

Neil Robertson (snooker) - Australia's 2010 world champion, born 1982.

Rafael Van Der Vaart (soccer) - Former Tottenham, FC Midtjylland and Holland midfielder, born 1983.

Alexander Buttner (soccer) - Vitesse's former Manchester United left-back, born 1989.

Lucas Torreira (soccer) - Arsenal and Uruguay midfielder, born 1996.


1 Sergio Ramos started his senior career with which club?

2 Which Ulster club side contests the 2019 GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship semi-final?

3 Which two male tennis players share the record for the most consecutive Wimbledon victories?

4 Which footballer was named the best men's player at the inaugural Best FIFA Football Awards in 2017?

5 Name the golfer who won the US Open at Erin Hills in 2017.

(See quiz answers at bottom)


Today (Monday, February 11)

CRICKET: Third Test, West Indies v England - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1330

SOCCER: Premier League, Wolves v Newcastle - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 1900

TENNIS: Day one, WTA Qatar Total Open - BT Sport 1 1230

SNOOKER: Day one, Welsh Open - Eurosport 1, 1000, 1245 & 1845, BBC Two Wales 1300 & 1900

Tomorrow (Tuesday, February 12)

CRICKET: Third Test, West Indies v England - Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Cricket 1330; First one-day international, New Zealand v Bangladesh - Sky Sports Cricket, Sky Sports Main Event, 0055 (Weds)

SOCCER: Champions League, Manchester United v PSG - BT Sport 2 1900; Fenerbahce v Zenit St Petersburg - BT Sport/ESPN 1745; Championship, West Brom v Nottingham Forest - Sky Sports Main Event 1930

TENNIS: Day two, WTA Qatar Total Open - BT Sport 1 1100

SNOOKER: Day two, Welsh Open - Eurosport 1 1000, 1245 & 1845, BBC Two Wales 1300 & 1900

QUICK QUIZ answers: 1. Sevilla; 2. Gaoth Dobhair (Donegal); 3. Bjorn Borg and Roger Federer (five); 4. Cristiano Ronaldo; 5. Brooks Koepka.


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