On this Day, July 12 1998: France beat Brazil 3-0 in the World Cup final

Zinedine Zidane's brace helped France to their first World Cup in July 1998  


1932: Yorkshire's Hedley Verity took all 10 Nottinghamshire wickets for just 10 runs at Headingley.

1969: Tony Jacklin became the first home winner of the Open since Max Faulkner in 1951.

1998: France beat Brazil 3-0 in the World Cup final with two goals from Zinedine Zidane and one from Emmanuel Petit.

2001: Argentina international Juan Sebastian Veron completed his £28.1million move from Lazio to Manchester United.

2005: Adam Gilchrist smashed 121 not out - his 11th one-day international century - as Australia hammered England by eight wickets to win the NatWest Challenge decider at The Oval.

2009: England drew the first Ashes Test against Australia in Cardiff after last-wicket pair James Anderson and Monty Panesar survived the last 69 deliveries.

2010: Celtic confirmed the signing of Joe Ledley on a four-year deal from Cardiff.

2012: Nottingham Forest parted company with manager Steve Cotterill, who was just nine months into a three-and-a-half-year deal he signed when replacing Steve McClaren in October.

2014: England duo Joe Root (154 not out) and James Anderson (81) put on the highest 10th-wicket stand in Test history after sharing in a 198-run partnership in the opening Test against India at Trent Bridge.

2015: Top seed Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer 7-6 (7/1) 6-7 (10/12) 6-4 6-3 to win the Wimbledon men's singles title.

2016: Celtic lost 1-0 to Lincoln Red Imps in the first leg of their Champions League second qualifying round match in Gibraltar.



Gareth Edwards (rugby union) - former Wales and British & Irish Lions scrum-half, born 1947.

Tony Galvin (soccer) - former Republic of Ireland and Tottenham winger, born 1956.

Alan Mullally (cricket) - former England pace bowler, born 1969.

Christian Vieri (soccer) - former Italy and Inter Milan striker, born 1973.

Stelios Giannakopoulos (soccer) - former Bolton and Hull midfielder and a star of Greece's Euro 2004 triumph, born 1974.

Neil Harris (soccer) - former striker and now head coach at Millwall, born 1977.

Antonio Cassano (soccer) - former Roma, Real Madrid and Italy striker, now with Hellas Verona, born 1982.

Michael McGovern (soccer) - Norwich's Northern Ireland goalkeeper, born 1984.

JP Pietersen (rugby union) - South Africa international, born 1986.

Inbee Park (golf) - South Korean golfer who won three consecutive majors in 2013, born 1988.

Bebe (soccer) - Portuguese forward who spent five years with Manchester United, now with Eibar, born 1990.

James Rodriguez (soccer) - Real Madrid and Colombia forward, born 1991.

Luke Shaw (soccer) - Manchester United and England left-back, born 1995.

Moussa Dembele (soccer) - Celtic striker formerly with Fulham, born 1996.



1. England all-rounder Liam Dawson plays for which county?

2. Who are the only two male golfers to have been ranked number one in the world yet to win a major?

3. When did Venus Williams last reach the singles final at Wimbledon?

4. Who is the manager of League Two Newport County?

5. Which Castleford Tigers winger is the leading try scorer in Super League this season?
Answers below



Today (Wednesday, July 12)

TENNIS: Wimbledon - eir Sport 1130, BBC One 1215, BBC Two 1230.

CRICKET: Women's World Cup, England v New Zealand - Sky Sports 1 1020; Australia v India - Sky Sports 2 1000; T20 Blast, Sussex v Hampshire - Sky Sports 2 1830.

CYCLING: Tour de France - Eurosport 1 1145, ITV4 1200, S4C 1400.

SOCCER: Euro Under-19s Championship semi-finals - Eurosport 2 1345, Eurosport 1 1730.

HOCKEY: Women's World League semi-finals, Japan v England - BT Sport 1 1500.

Tomorrow (Thursday, July 13)

TENNIS: Wimbledon - eir Sport 1 1130, BBC Two 1230, BBC One 1345.

CRICKET: T20 Blast, Middlesex v Surrey - Sky Sports 2 1800.

CYCLING: Tour de France - Eurosport 1 and ITV 4 0945, S4C 1400.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Super League, Wigan v Warrington - Sky Sports 1 1900.

GOLF: Scottish Open - Sky Sports 4 1030; US Women's Open - Sky Sports 4 1900.

HOCKEY: Men's World League semi-finals, Ireland v Egypt - BT Sport 1 1045.


1 Hampshire; 2 Luke Donald and Lee Westwood; 3 2009; 4 Michael Flynn; 5 Greg Eden (32).


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