Euro 2024 live: Reaction as Mbappe's France and Ronaldo's Portugal reach quarter-finals (2024)

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  1. That's all for todaypublished at 15:57 2 July

    15:57 2 July

    Thank you for joining us and for all of your contributions. We have been busy recapping both Portugal and France's performances last night, so here are the top stories in the footballing world:

    That's not the last of the football action today though!

    Netherlands v Romania is set to kick-off in an hour (17:00 BST) with live BBC televised coverage here. You can also listen to this game on BBC Radio 5 live.

    Later this evening you can listen to Austria v Turkey (20:00 BST) with BBC Radio 5 live here - and as always we will have live text coverage of that game too.

  2. Are Austria your dark horses?published at 15:53 2 July

    15:53 2 July

    Turkey v Austria (20:00)

    Austria have been the pleasant surprise of the tournament so far as they went on to finish first in Group D.

    Tonight they face Turkey in the a last 16 tie in Leipzig with the hopes of making it to their first European Championship quarter-final.

    The Austria coach Ralf Rangnick says his side are capable of going all the way and winning Euro 2024.

    The former Manchester United interim boss has transformed Austria's fortunes since he took charge two years ago.

    "I said at the beginning of the tournament it is not impossible to become champion or get to the final," said Rangnick.

    "We are realistic. There is only one way to get as far as possible which is to take care of the next match. This philosophy helped us to get to Leipzig and this is the only way to get further in the tournament."

    Turkey need to look out for Austria's dangerman and captain Marcel Sabitzer, who plays his club football for Borussia Dortmund. The midfielder has registered a goal and an assist at EURO 2024.

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  3. Will Turkey advance to the quarter-finals?published at 15:46 2 July

    15:46 2 July

    Turkey v Austria (20:00)

    Turkey had to fight back in their last group stage game against Czech Republic after going 1-0 down early in the second half as West Ham's Tomas Soucek opened the scoring

    Captain and talisman Hakan Calhanoglu brought it level, before a 90th-minute stoppage time winner from substitute Cenk Tosun won it.

    In the group stages Turkey won two and lost one finishing second. Austria won two, lost one and topped their group.

    Turkey boss Vincenzo Montella said his side face a tough test against a "complete team" who are "perhaps the best team as a unit.

    "They are a team that presses very aggressively high up the pitch, very consistently and they are excellent in transition.

    "They remind me of a club team because they are able to recognise all different match situations."

    However, Real Madrid teenager Arda Guler will be set to make a difference after already showing glimpses of his talent against Georgia in the group stages with a wonder goal.

  4. Postpublished at 15:39 2 July

    15:39 2 July

    Romania v Netherlands (17:00 BST)

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  5. 'This is one big party'published at 15:35 2 July

    15:35 2 July

    Romania v Netherlands (17:00 BST)

    The Dutch players will be hoping to make an impact for their fans who are already in fine voice.

    Dutch fans are already in Munich as they face Romania at the Allianz Arena at 17:00 BST.

    Go behind the scenes and check out the Netherlands' "big party" in Germany!

  6. Route to the last 16published at 15:29 2 July

    15:29 2 July

    Romania v Netherlands (17:00 BST)

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    Netherlands qualified for the knockout stage after placing as one of the best third-place teams.

    Netherlands finished third in Group D - they begun their Euro 2024 campaign with a win against Poland, and were denied three points against France after Xavi Simons' goal was disallowed due to Denzel Dumfries being in an offside position.

    The Dutch come from behind twice in their final group game against Austria, but a 80th-minute goal from Marcel Sabitzer resulted in Ralf Ragnick's side grabbing all three points - pushing Netherlands to a third place finish.

    Similar to the Netherlands - Romania have won one, lost one and drawn one in the group stage.

    Romania were part of Group E which all four teams finished on four points. Romania placed first due to the amount of goals they had scored during the group stage.

  7. Tonight's Euros agendapublished at 15:22 2 July

    15:22 2 July

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    Right, brace yourselves - there are going to be two days off the European Championships after tonight's final last 16 games.

    On the agenda:

    Romania v Netherlands - 17:00 BST - Live on BBC One and iPlayer, with coverage getting under way at 16:30 BST.

    Austria v Turkey - 20:00 BST - You can listen to live commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live and via BBC Sounds and watch on ITV1.

    You can also follow live text updates on the BBC Sport website and app of both games.

    If England beat Switzerland they could go on to face one of the above teams in the semi-finals.

  8. PSR rules forced Leicester's hand to sell Dewsbury-Hallpublished at 15:14 2 July

    15:14 2 July

    Nizaar Kinsella
    BBC Sport football news reporter

    Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall has had a strange summer.

    The 25-year-old has gone from being the star player in Leicester’s Championship title-winning team that earned promotion to the Premier League to being sold.

    The Premier League’s profit and sustainability rules have forced Leicester’s hand despite Dewsbury-Hall being happy to remain at his boyhood club.

    Brighton tried in January and the summer to sign Dewsbury-Hall but a quick reunion with his former manager Enzo Maresca at Chelsea proved too difficult to turn down.

    But that’s not to say that signing Dewsbury-Hall was Maresca’s decision.

    Sporting directors Paul Winstanley and Laurence Stewart believed Dewsbury-Hall would be a good addition to their current options, providing perhaps more goal threat than the likes of Moises Caicedo, Enzo Fernandez, Conor Gallagher and Romeo Lavia.

    Gallagher’s future also remains in some doubt with less than a year left to run on his current contract and no sign of a renewal in the near future.

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  9. Chelsea sign Dewsbury-Hall for £30m from Leicesterpublished at 15:11 2 July

    15:11 2 July

    Chelsea have signed midfielder Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall from Leicester City for £30m.

    The Foxes academy graduate, 25, has signed a six-year contract until 2030.

    His transfer was completed before Sunday's Premier League profit and sustainability rules (PSR) deadline so will help Leicester comply with the financial guidelines.

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  10. 'Dewsbury-Hall played a key role in the Leicester's return to the Premier League'published at 15:05 2 July

    15:05 2 July

    Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall joined Leicester City’s Academy aged eight and has made 129 appearances for the Foxes.

    Leicester City Football Club, released a statement saying:

    "An Academy graduate, Dewsbury-Hall joined the Foxes aged eight, and played a key role in the Club’s immediate return to the Premier League last term, scoring 12 times and registering 14 assists.

    "Those contributions saw the 25-year-old win the Player and Players’ Player of the Season awards, along with a place in the Sky Bet Championship Team of the Season.

    "The Club would like to thank Kiernan for his efforts as he departs with the best wishes of everyone at Leicester City."

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  11. Chelsea sign Dewsbury-Hall from Leicesterpublished at 15:00 2 July

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    Chelsea have signed Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall from Leicester City for an undisclosed fee.

    Dewsbury-Hall was a main figure within Leicester's team who were promoted to the Premier League last season.

    The 25-year-old made his first team debut in a 1–0 FA Cup victory over Brentford in January 2020.

    We will bring you more on this signing.

  12. Get Involvedpublished at 14:51 2 July

    14:51 2 July

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    My Dad sent me to bed before the Italian 90 semi final shootout. I sat on the stairs crying as we lost on pens.

    Mark, Scotland

  13. Wolves complete Larsen movepublished at 14:44 2 July

    14:44 2 July

    Nick Mash*ter
    BBC Sport football news reporter

    Wolves have completed the signing of Jorgen Strand Larsen from Celta Vigo.

    The striker has joined on an initial loan for 3m euros (£2.5m) which will automatically become permanent until 2029 for 27m euros (£23m) if certain clauses are triggered.

    The 24-year-old had a medical Monday having scored 16 goals for Celta and Norway last season, including 13 in the league, as Celta finished 14th in La Liga.

    Sporting director Matt Hobbs said: “Everyone knows that bringing in a number nine was really important to us this summer, and Jorgen was our number one target for the position, so we are really pleased to have signed him.

    “He’s a great guy, who’s got a really good charisma and a great personality, and although he’s still young, still learning and still developing, he’s shown that he can score goals, and puts a lot of work and running in for the rest of the team. We talk a lot about humility at this football club, and he fits that perfectly.

    “In Jorgen, we’re getting a guy whose career is on the way up and we hope to keep helping him improve and develop so he can get to the levels we think he can reach.”

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  14. Get Involvedpublished at 14:39 2 July

    14:39 2 July

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    The hand of God in ‘86. I was 12 and my sister and I cried our eyes out. Still not quite over it.

    Leebo, Essex

  15. Bournemouth expected to reject Southampton's Aarons bidpublished at 14:34 2 July

    14:34 2 July

    Nick Mash*ter
    BBC Sport football news reporter

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    Southampton have made an offer of around £6m for Bournemouth's Max Aarons.

    Saints have revived their interest in the right-back having wanted to sign him last summer but their bid is expected to be rejected.

    They are also close to wrapping up the signings of Nathan Wood from Swansea and Peterborough's Ronnie Edwards.

    Boss Russell Martin, who has agreed a new three-year deal at St Mary's, is a huge admirer of Aarons, having been Norwich captain when the 24-year-old was an emerging talent at Carrow Road.

    Aarons was close to a move to St Mary's last summer before joining Bournemouth for Premier League football.

    Southampton, along with Leeds United, agreed a fee with Norwich - only for the Cherries to make a last-gasp move to snatch the former England Under-21 international in a £12m deal.

    Aarons made just 13 Premier League starts for the Cherries last season, and 23 appearances in total, after a persistent hamstring injury hampered his debut campaign.

    Saints are preparing for their return to the Premier League after Martin guided them back to the top flight at the first attempt, beating Leeds 1-0 in the play-off final last month.

    They have already signed Adam Lallana and Charlie Taylor on free transfers from Brighton and Burnley respectively while Taylor Harwood-Bellis' loan from Manchester City became permanent after promotion.

  16. England's chances of winning Euro 2024published at 14:27 2 July

    14:27 2 July

    England v Switzerland (Sat, 17:00 BST)

    Simon Gleave
    Head of sports analysis, Nielsen's Gracenote

    The big one we have all been waiting for... How likely are England to win the Euros?

    With France also through, England are now fourth favourites to win the tournament, according to overnight simulations from Gracenote.

    England has a 13% chance of lifting the trophy in 12 days' time, behind Spain (18%), France (17%) and Germany (16%). If the Netherlands progress this evening, England will drop to fifth favourites.

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  17. Get Involvedpublished at 14:21 2 July

    14:21 2 July

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    As a Brentford fan of many, many years, being at Wembley to watch us clinch promotion to the Premier League and knowing what it meant to my whole family, someone was cutting onions near me for sure.

    Dave, Crawley

  18. England's chances of reaching Euro 2024 finalpublished at 14:19 2 July

    14:19 2 July

    Simon Gleave
    Head of sports analysis, Nielsen's Gracenote

    As England are in the 'easier' half of the draw according to Gracenote's rankings, England are currently slight favourites to reach the final (30.5% chance) according to the latest Gracenote simulations.

    Spain v England (9.2%), France v England (8.4%) and Germany v England (8.1%) are the top three most likely finals, according to those simulations.

    However, this paints a slightly false picture at this stage as the Netherlands, who are currently ranked above England by Gracenote, have not yet played their second-round tie.

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  19. England's chances of reaching Euro 2024 semi-finalspublished at 14:12 2 July

    14:12 2 July

    England v Switzerland (Sat, 17:00 BST)

    Simon Gleave
    Head of sports analysis, Nielsen's Gracenote

    England's quarter-final opponents on Saturday are Switzerland. The latest Gracenote world ranking, which was calculated after yesterday's matches around the world, places England eighth in the world and Switzerland 16th. England are therefore favourites to progress on Saturday and the Gracenote model estimates their chance of doing so at 57%.

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