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Team News: Iker Casillas replaces David de Gea for Spain

Spain hand a start to veteran goalkeeper Iker Casillas in the absence of the injured David de Gea for their Euro 2016 qualifier against Belarus in Huelva.

Spain have handed a start to goalkeeper Iker Casillas for their Euro 2016 qualifier against Belarus this evening.

The Real Madrid stopper gets the nod in the absence of David de Gea, who has dislocated his finger.

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has returned to the starting XI, lining up alongside Madrid's Sergio Ramos at the back.

Santi Cazorla and Isco will operate in the midfield, while Valencia man Paco Alcacer has been selected as a lone striker.

Belarus will line up in a 5-1-3-1 formation, with in-form striker Sergei Kornilenko spearheading the attack.

Spain: Casillas; Juanfran, Ramos, Pique, Alba; Busquets, Koke, Isco; Pedro, Alcacer, Cazorla

Belarus: Zhevnov; Matveychik, Martynovich, Politevich, Yanushkevich, Balanovich; Dragun; Kalachev, Krivets, Nekhaychik; Kornilenko

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ATHLETICS
· The women's heptathlon continues with the long jump, javelin and 800m, with Katarina Johnson-Thompson now out of contention following an injury (1.10am-1.40pm)
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· Holly Bradshaw aims to improve on fifth in Rio to challenge Greece's Katerina Stefanidi and Anzhelika Sidorova of Russia for an unlikely medal in the women's pole vault (11am)
· London 2012 champion Kirani James goes up against current world champion Steven Gardiner in the men's 400m final (1pm)

MARATHON SWIMMING
· One of the toughest Olympic events takes place in Tokyo Bay as GB's Hector Pardoe takes on the men's 20km marathon swim (10.30pm Wed)

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· Galal Yafai takes on takes on Kazakhstan's Saken Bibossinov for a spot in the gold medal bout of the fly (48kg-52kg) class (6.48am)

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· Lois Toulson and Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix (daughter of First Dates' Fred Sirieix) line up for the women's 10m platform (semi-final 2am; final 7am)

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· Australia face Belgium in the men's final (11am)

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