The Week in Sport (6-12 Jun)

It is time for a recap of The Week in Sport and highlights from the past seven days include France kicking-off Euro 2016 with victory over Romania, while Ireland’s rugby team created history in South Africa.

Euro 2016

Euro 2016 got underway on Friday and hosts France left it late to beat Romania 2-1 thanks to a wonderful long-range effort from Dimitri Payet in the 88th minute.

Dimitri Payet gave France a late win over Romania image: theguardian.com

Dimitri Payet gave France a late win over Romania
image: theguardian.com

On Saturday, Russia grabbed a late 1-1 draw against England, Switzerland edged past ten-man Albania 1-0 and Wales picked up their first ever European Championship victory with a 2-1 win against Slovakia.

Sunday’s action saw a Luka Modric volley hand Croatia a 1-0 win over Turkey, Poland ended Northern Ireland’s unbeaten run with a 1-0 win and Germany saw off Ukraine 2-0.

UEFA have warned that England and Russia face being thrown out of Euro 2016 if scenes of serious fan disorder continue after clashes between fans on the street and in the stadium following their 1-1 draw.

Other Football

Spain goalkeeper David de Gea has strongly denied claims that he was involved in arranging a sexual encounter for other footballers at which two girls were allegedly sexually abused.

Jose Mourinho has finalised his first signing as Man United manager with the arrival of Villarreal defender Eric Bailly on a £30m deal, while midfielder Michael Carrick has signed a new one-year extension at Old Trafford.

Former Celtic boss Neil Lennon is the new man in charge at Hibernian, while former Torino manager Giampiero Ventura will take over Italy after Euro 2016 when Antonio Conte joins Chelsea

In other news, former Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has retired at just 31-years-old, while Francesco Totti has signed a one-year contract extension at Roma which will be his last.

Man United signed Eric Bailly from Villarreal for £30m image: skysports.com

Man United signed Eric Bailly from Villarreal for £30m
image: skysports.com

Tennis

The International Tennis Federation have announced that Maria Sharapova has been banned for two years after the Russian failed a drugs test at the Australian Open back in January.

Rafael Nadal will miss Wimbledon later this month due to a wrist injury that forced him to pull out of the French Open.

Formula One

Lewis Hamilton secured his second victory in as many races as the Mercedes driver took advantage of a Ferrari gaffe with Sebastien Vettel to win the Canadian Grand Prix for the fifth time.

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