Football in Brief: Verheijen branded selfish; Chants land club with Uefa fine; BBC to show Sweden game
Tuesday 13 December 2011
Raymond Verheijen's comments on leading Wales after Gary Speed are "selfish", according to former striker Iwan Roberts.
Assistant manager Verheijen wrote on Twitter on Sunday that he hoped the leadership of the national side would be decided by the Football Association of Wales today.
Roberts says he has been left shocked by the Dutchman's remarks, which come two weeks after Speed's death. "What he put on there really left a bad taste in my mouth," Roberts said. "Some of the things he's posted on Twitter have absolutely shocked me. [It's] very, very selfish."
When contacted yesterday, Verheijen insisted he did not write he "wanted the job" on his Twitter account but refused to comment further when pressed.
The Dutchman, who previously worked with the Netherlands and Russia, joined Speed's back-room team in February.
Chants land club with Uefa fine
Celtic have been fined £12,700 by Uefa for "illicit chanting" by some of their fans in their home Europa League game against Rennes on 3 November.
The Strathclyde Police match commander had notified the Uefa delegate about "a number of instances" during the game of some fans "singing offensive songs". Uefa announced its decision yesterday. "We received notification of the fine. The club is considering its position," read a Celtic statement.
BBC to show Sweden game
England's group game against Sweden at Euro 2012 on 15 June will be shown live on the BBC, which will also have first pick of the quarter-finals.
ITV will show England's opening group game against France (11 June) and their final game against Ukraine (19 June).
The Republic of Ireland's last group game against Italy (18 June) will also be live on the BBC, which will show both semi-finals.
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