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Craig Bellamy celebrates his semi-final goal

Craig Bellamy named as Wales captain for Gary Speed memorial match

Craig Bellamy will captain Wales in tomorrow night's Gary Speed memorial match against Costa Rica at Cardiff City Stadium.

Chris Coleman is unveiled as the new Wales manager

Chris Coleman keen for Raymond Verheijen to be part of Wales set-up

Wales manager Chris Coleman is keen for Raymond Verheijen to be part of his backroom staff after holding talks with the outspoken Dutchman.

Welbeck celebrates his winner at The Emirates

Five asides: What we learnt at the weekend

1 Danny Welbeck should start for England at Euro 2012

Chris Coleman will be unveiled as Wales manager today

Coleman will take Wales job stressing continuity

Chris Coleman will today be named as the new Wales manager, entrusted with succeeding Gary Speed, who committed suicide two months ago. The former Fulham manager was the overwhelming choice of the Football Association of Wales.

Match-winner Danny Graham hugs Nathan Dyer after Swansea were awarded a penalty

Swansea rampage while Wenger rants

Arsenal manager scatters accusations as Henry is involved in angry exchange with fan

Oxford striker sacked for TV tweet

Non-league side Oxford City yesterday sacked one of their strikers after he posted a homophobic message on Twitter while watching the TV programme Celebrity Big Brother. Lee Steele wrote of the former Wales rugby star Gareth Thomas: "I wouldn't fancy the bed next to Gareth Thomas. #padlock my arse." Thomas came out as gay in 2009.

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Wales name Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey in squad

Captain Aaron Ramsey and winger Gareth Bale will face an interesting reception from Wales' supporters after being named in Gary Speed's squad for the upcoming friendly against Norway in Cardiff.

Djourou embraces the view from right-back

The giant claret-coloured sign on the banking at Stade Vélodrome on Wednesday night, proclaiming "Come on you Irons", was not the only surprising banner at Marseilles' stadium. Hoisted on the Arsenal end was the call, "We want Eboué back." This reference to Emmanuel Eboué, who moved to Turkish club Galatasaray in the summer after a mixed six years at Arsenal, could hardly have imbued Carl Jenkinson with confidence. It took on greater significance, however, when Bacary Sagna's understudy limped off with a knee injury leaving Arsenal without a recognised right-back.

BOA 'incredibly positive' about Great Britain teams for London

The British Olympic Association are "incredibly positive" an agreement will be reached to pick players from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland for the London 2012 football tournaments.

Stoke relief as Fuller cleared for semi-final

Stoke have been given a boost ahead of Sunday's FA Cup semi-final against Bolton at Wembley after they learnt that striker Ricardo Fuller would be available to play.

Parker holds key if Capello is to unlock talent of Wilshere

Wales 0 England 2: West Ham holding player excels in Cardiff by bringing best out of midfield colleagues

Sagna asks referees for more protection

The Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has asked Premier League referees to provide players with more protection following a spate of poor tackling.

Aaron Ramsey named as captain of Wales

Midfielder Aaron Ramsey has been named as the new Wales captain, manager Gary Speed has announced.

Aaron Ramsey: 'When I saw my leg, all kinds of thoughts went through my head'

Aaron Ramsey is back at Arsenal and back to his best after his long rehabilitation from injury. But, he tells Arthur Renard, a year on and he still can't bring himself to speak to Stoke's Ryan Shawcross after that tackle

Ricketts determined to raise game for England

Sam Ricketts is confident Wales can match England next month despite a poor start to the Gary Speed era. Speed's first match as Wales manager ended in a limp 3-0 defeat as his side capitulated in the second half of their Carling Nations Cup opener against the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday night.

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