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Austria's Christoph Baumgartner celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates on March 28, 2021
Austria Euro 2020 preview - prediction, fixtures, squad, star player
Ahead of this summer's Euro 2020 tournament, Sports Mole assesses the chances of an Austrian side who have never progressed from the group stage.
Jun 9, 20:00
Germany boss Joachim Low pictured on November 15, 2019
Preview: Switzerland vs. Germany - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Sunday's UEFA Nations League clash between Switzerland and Germany, including team news and predicted lineups.
Sep 4, 11:48
Bayern Munich players celebrate winning the Champions League in 2013
Champions League final 2020: Bayern Munich's history in the European Cup/Champions League
Ahead of the 2020 Champions League final between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich, Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at Bayern's rich history in the competition.
Aug 22, 11:00
Bayern Munich's Serge Gnabry celebrates scoring against Lyon in the Champions League on August 19, 2020
Bayern Munich's previous European Cup/Champions League finals
Sports Mole takes a look at Bayern Munich's previous European Cup/Champions League finals ahead of Sunday's showdown with Paris Saint-Germain.
Aug 20, 17:45
England captain Bobby Moore on shoulders of teammates holding aloft the Jules Rimet trophy in 1966
1966 World Cup final: Who were England's World Cup-winning XI?
Ahead of the 1966 World Cup final being replayed in full, Sports Mole looks at who featured for England on their greatest ever day.
Jun 7, 10:18
England captain Bobby Moore on shoulders of teammates holding aloft the Jules Rimet trophy in 1966
1966 World Cup final: The story of the game as England beat West Germany
Ahead of a re-run of the entire 1966 World Cup final, Sports Mole looks back at the story of the match which gave England their greatest ever sporting moment.
Jun 7, 08:30
Ajax celebrate with the Champions League trophy in 1995
The Invincible Kings of Europe: Remembering Ajax's 1994-95 season
On the 25-year anniversary of Ajax's 1995 Champions League triumph, Sports Mole takes a look back at Louis van Gaal's era-defining team.
May 24, 16:42
England captain Bobby Moore on shoulders of teammates holding aloft the Jules Rimet trophy in 1966
Football's greatest ever captains including Moore, Beckenbauer and Keane
West Ham won their only major European trophy in their history after a 2-0 victory over 1860 Munich in the European Cup Winners' Cup final.
May 19, 07:41
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring their fifth goal on January 30, 2020
A full list of Lionel Messi's most impressive records for Barcelona and Argentina
Sports Mole rounds up a conclusive list of records held by Barcelona and Argentina icon Lionel Messi, including world, continental, international and club landmarks.
May 2, 22:50
FIFA HQ pictured in September 2017
FIFA not giving up hope on corruption trial related to the 2006 World Cup
A trial in Switzerland has ended without conclusion.
Apr 28, 22:04
Pele pictured in April 2019
Pele: 'Cristiano Ronaldo is better than Lionel Messi, but I'm the best'
Brazilian legend Pele claims that Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in the world ahead of Lionel Messi, but insists that he himself remains the greatest of all time.
Mar 29, 22:12
Pele pictured in April 2019
Brazil legend Pele denies rumours of depression
The 79-year-old suffered complications after undergoing hip surgery.
Mar 19, 20:05
England captain Bobby Moore on shoulders of teammates holding aloft the Jules Rimet trophy in 1966
England's greatest ever XI including Steven Gerrard, Bobby Moore, Wayne Rooney
Sports Mole selects its all-time England XI ahead of the Three Lions' 1,000th international fixture on Thursday evening.
Nov 12, 22:40
Argentina's Diego Maradona lifts the World Cup trophy after helping his team to the 1986 title
All-time combined XI: Germany vs. Argentina
Sports Mole selects its greatest ever combined XI from the history of Germany and Argentina ahead of the international friendly between the two nations on Wednesday.
Oct 7, 17:00
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp watches on during his side's match against Barcelona on May 1, 2019
Jurgen Klopp responds to Bayern Munich speculation
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says that he is currently not interested in becoming the new head coach of Bayern Munich.
Jun 4, 13:22
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp on February 27, 2019
Jurgen Klopp 'happy at Liverpool amid Bayern Munich talk'
Jurgen Klopp plays suggestions that he could be enticed into leaving Liverpool by Bayern Munich.
Mar 16, 23:55
David Beckham and Victoria Beckham in happier times at the Royal Wedding on May 19, 2018
Former England captain David Beckham wins UEFA President's Award
Former England captain and Manchester United icon David Beckham admits that he feels "very honoured" to win the 2018 UEFA President's Award.
Aug 30, 19:21
David Beckham and Victoria Beckham in happier times at the Royal Wedding on May 19, 2018
David Beckham to receive UEFA President's Award
Former Manchester United, Real Madrid and England midfielder David Beckham is named as the recipient of the 2018 UEFA President's Award for his contribution to football.
Aug 21, 19:38
France manager Didier Deschamps on March 19, 2018
Didier Deschamps: 'Euro 2016 final loss helped France learn ahead of World Cup'
Didier Deschamps believes that France's loss in the Euro 2016 final was a useful lesson ahead of Les Bleus' triumph at the 2018 World Cup.
Jul 15, 19:00
Kylian Mbappe celebrates scoring his side's fourth during the World Cup final between France and Croatia on July 15, 2018
Result: France beat Croatia in thrilling final to win 2018 World Cup
France win their second World Cup title courtesy of a thrilling 4-2 win over Croatia in the final at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
Jul 15, 17:53
France defender Samuel Umtiti celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal of his side's World Cup semi-final with Belgium on July 10, 2018
Preview: World Cup final: France vs. Croatia - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides team news, predicted lineups and a full match preview of the 2018 World Cup final between France and Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
Jul 13, 15:46
France manager Didier Deschamps on March 19, 2018
Didier Deschamps hails "exceptional" France win over Belgium at World Cup
Didier Deschamps is pleased with the character of his France team following their 1-0 win over Belgium on Tuesday which sealed a spot in the 2018 World Cup final.
Jul 10, 22:17
The France team line up ahead of their friendly game with the Republic of Ireland on May 28, 2018
World Cup preview: France
Ahead of this summer's World Cup in Russia, Sports Mole previews the chances of Euro 2016 runners-up France, 20 years on from lifting the trophy on home soil.
Jun 13, 09:30
Jurgen Klopp in action during the Champions League quarter-final game between Liverpool and Manchester City on April 4, 2018
Preview: Real Madrid vs. Liverpool - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides predicted lineups, team news and a full match preview of the 2017-18 Champions League final as holders Real Madrid take on Liverpool in Kiev.
May 24, 18:32
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Franz Beckenbauer 'investigated by Swiss authorities over 2006 World Cup'
The Swiss Attorney General's Office is reportedly investigating Franz Beckenbauer in relation to Germany's bidding process for the 2006 World Cup.
Sep 1, 12:46
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Franz Beckenbauer: 'Bastian Schweinsteiger better away from Manchester United'
Germany legend Franz Beckenbauer claims that Bastian Schweinsteiger is more comfortable with the national team as he is away from his "problems" at Manchester United.
Jun 7, 20:50
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
FIFA investigating 2006 World Cup bidding process
FIFA's ethics committee opens investigations into six officials regarding the bidding process for the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
Mar 22, 13:48
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Pep Guardiola 'not allowed' to sign Bayern Munich players this summer
Bayern Munich's honorary chairman Franz Beckenbauer says that Pep Guardiola will not be allowed to poach players to take to Manchester City.
Mar 15, 12:28
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Franz Beckenbauer fined, warned by FIFA's ethics committee
Franz Beckenbauer is fined and warned by FIFA's ethics committee over the German football legend's failure to co-operate with an investigation into World Cup bids.
Feb 17, 14:12
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Franz Beckenbauer: 'Juventus clash is mouth-watering'
Bayern Munich ambassador Franz Beckenbauer expects a "mouth-watering" tie between his side and Juventus in the last 16 of the Champions League.
Dec 14, 12:32
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Franz Beckenbauer: 'Pep Guardiola may consider joining Manchester United'
Franz Beckenbauer says that Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola may be tempted to take over at Manchester United.
Dec 11, 18:23
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Franz Beckenbauer eager for Bayern Munich to keep Pep Guardiola
Franz Beckenbauer admits that it would be a "real shame" if Bayern Munich lost Pep Guardiola at the end of the season.
Nov 28, 13:57
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Franz Beckenbauer denies buying votes for 2006 World Cup
Franz Beckenbauer clarifies why a payment was made to FIFA following recent accusations that Germany bought votes to host the 2006 World Cup.
Oct 26, 19:29
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
FIFA's ethics committee investigate Franz Beckenbauer
Franz Beckenbauer is among the list of 11 FIFA committee members that will be under investigation by the governing body's ethics committee.
Oct 21, 15:34
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Germany denies claims that 2006 World Cup was aided by bribes
FIFA will investigate "very serious" allegations that the German Football Association set up a secret slush fund to buy votes so that they could host the 2006 World Cup.
Oct 17, 10:36
Generic image of a locker room
Former Bayern Munich manager Dettmar Cramer dies, aged 90
Dettmar Cramer, who led Bayern Munich to back-to-back European Cup triumphs in 1975 and 1976, dies at the age of 90.
Sep 18, 10:36
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Franz Beckenbauer: 'Mario Gotze needs to improve'
Franz Beckenbauer believes that Bayern Munich's Mario Gotze must be prepared to change his game to silence his critics.
Jul 7, 12:44
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Franz Beckenbauer: 'Bastian Schweinsteiger should stay at Bayern Munich'
Bayern Munich legend Franz Beckenbauer urges Bastian Schweinsteiger to ignore any interest from Manchester United this summer.
Jun 26, 03:33
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Report: Bastian Schweinsteiger on verge of Manchester United move
Bastian Schweinsteiger withdraws from discussions over a new deal at Bayern Munich and will instead await an offer from Manchester United, according to a report.
Jun 25, 15:11
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Franz Beckenbauer tells Bastian Schweinsteiger to reject Manchester United
Bastian Schweinsteiger should stay with Bayern Munich and reject a move to Manchester United, says Franz Beckenbauer,
Jun 19, 05:30

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CountryGold medalSilver MedalBronze MedalT
ChinaChina157931
JapanJapan154625
United StatesUnited States14141038
Olympics flagOlympic Athletes from Russia811928
AustraliaAustralia821020
Great BritainGreat Britain57618
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Friday's key events


ATHLETICS
· The athletics schedule begins, with 100m sprinter Dina Asher-Smith among the names in action on the opening day. The men's 10,000m final concludes the action, with Team GB's Sam Atkin and Marc Scott taking part in the absence of 2012 and 2016 champion Sir Mo Farah (1am-2.30pm)

ROWING
· Victoria Thornley is Team GB's representative in the women's single sculls final (1.33am)
· Great Britain will be going for gold in the men's eight final (2.25am)

SWIMMING
· Team GB duo Molly Renshaw and Abbie Wood take part in the women's 200m breaststroke final, but new Olympic record-holder Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa is the hot favourite (2.41am)
· Luke Greenbank has very realistic ambitions of picking up a medal in the men's 200m backstroke final (2.50am)
· There is also British representation in the women's 100m freestyle final, although any medal for Anna Hopkin would be a surprise (2.59am)
· With one gold and one silver already under his belt at these Games, Duncan Scott goes again in the men's 200m individual medley final (3.16am)

TRAMPOLINE
· Bryony Page will be looking to repeat her 2016 heroics in the women's event (5am-7.30pm)

CANOE SLALOM
· Bradley Forbes-Cryans will be looking to emulate Rio gold medallist Joe Clarke in the men's kayak event (6am-9am)

FOOTBALL
· The women's tournament enters the quarter-finals, with Great Britain facing Australia at the Ibaraki Kashima Stadium (10am)

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