the palace of westminster in march last year — was lawfully killed. pc palmer was stabbed repeatedly by khalid masood. pc carlisle ran towards him in a vain attempt to save him. when i was almost upon him, he'd seen me coming and he turned to face me, knives up and i had to veer away to the side. a drill music rapper from south london has been sentenced to seven years in prison — for dealing drugs in cumbria as part of a so—called "county lines" operation. eurostar services could be suspended and electricity to northern ireland disrupted — if there is a no—deal brexit — according to government contigency papers. meanwhile downing street rules out accepting a brexit deal that would leave the uk permanently part of a customs union with the eu —— after ministers raised concerns. what we cannot do is see the uk
blocked in via the back door to a customs union arrangement which would lead us in limbo, that would not work. and the queen's granddaugher — princess eugenie — marries her long—term partner in front of royals and celebrity guests in windsor. in a moment, it will be time for sportsday but first a look at what else is coming up this evening on bbc news... at half past seven, i'll be speaking to a former chief inspector for greater manchester police about how to tackle so called ‘county—lines' crimes following the sentencing of a drill music rapper from london jailed for selling drugs in cumbria. at half past nine, david sillito reports on the shortlisted buildings — including the winner — for this year's riba stirling prize, one of the most prestigious awards in architecture. and later this evening, we'll take a look at what's on the front pages of tomorrow's papers with the financial times' lead writer — seb payne — and the broadcaster
lynn faulds wood. that's all ahead on bbc news. now on bbc news, it's time for sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday. i'm katherine downes. it's a game played behind closed doors — but what can gareth southgate‘s new stars produce, as england take on croatia in the nations league? mourinho, ferguson, and the struggles of elite sport — we talk to michael carrick about manchester united and the champions league loss that triggered his depression. i still don't know if it was because ofa game i still don't know if it was because of a game or if it was... i don't know what triggered it really. and bullied and belittled — we speak exclusively to beckie scott — the olympic champion who walked out on wada, in protest of their approach to russian doping.
hello and welcome to sportsday, i'm katherine downes. good evening — thanks forjoining us on sportsday this friday evening. we're going to start in croatia where there's just over an hour to go till england kick off their nations league match — but it's being played behind closed doors. croatia are being punished for the appearance of a swastika on their pitch a couple of years ago. andy swiss is there for us — so there'll be no fans, no atmosphere? what's it like they are? welcome to rijeka. normally an hour or so before an england game the fans would be arriving in their thousands, but as you can see it's
all very quiet here. for the first time ever, and england international behind closed doors for both supporters and players, it promises to be an unusual evening. it's been called the ghost game. what happens when you hold a football match but no one is allowed to watch it? england are about to find out. the last time they met croatia in the world cup semifinal, 80,000 fans were inside. tonight there will be zero. croatia are serving a stadium ban, meaning the match is behind closed doors. for england, and unwanted first. match is behind closed doors. for england, and unwanted firstm match is behind closed doors. for england, and unwanted first. it will bea england, and unwanted first. it will be a strange experience. it's a shame, especially for our travelling fa ns shame, especially for our travelling fans who were brilliant for us all summer fans who were brilliant for us all summerand so fans who were brilliant for us all summer and so many fans who were brilliant for us all summer and so many of whom haven't missed an england game for years. that's unfortunate for them in particular. this is the unusual
sight that will greet the players. banks of empty seats. there will be some officials, some of us in the media and that's it. if you think playing this match behind closed doors has stopped england's fans from coming out here, think again. many had already arranged a troubled year, a hill outside the ground up asa year, a hill outside the ground up as a partial view of the birch and some fans, like the look and martin, say being shut out hasn't deterred them. it's the off chance of being able to get in and tell people back home we went behind doors game and we still managed to see it. a bit of a challenge? you relish it, don't you? it's all part of the fun. you come all this way, you've got to try. security will be tight with a game offering unusual challenges. players might even have to watch their language as the pitch side
microphones could pick up normally unheard explanations. a strange night in store, england will hope it's a successful one. —— exclamations. a strange night ahead. there is a buzz about this game — because theres a feeling gareth southgate will give a first chance to players who could go on to be stars for england? there is interest from the media and in living rooms across england. that's right. gareth southgate has picked a bold and adventurous squad there will be interest in the three new call ups. jade and sancho, 18 yea rs new call ups. jade and sancho, 18 years old, he is the first player born in this century to receive an england call—up, also mason amount and james madison who have both been in form this season. people will be keeping an eye out for ross barkley who's making his comeback. he did play in his first england international for some 2.5 years. gareth southgate last week signed a
new contract taking him through to 2022 world cup and there is a real sense he's looking to the future with the squad. of course it's also a chance for revenge because we all know what happened the last time england played croatia just three months ago in the world cup semifinal when england lost 2—1. many reasons on many levels, it the potential to be a very intriguing evening. andy and croatia, enjoy the evening. andy and croatia, enjoy the evening. plenty of seats for you to pick from in the stadium. no problem about fitting in! northern ireland face two away games in a row, after losing their opening nations league match to bosnia—herzegovina last month. they're in vienna tonight, against an austria side who also need to get some points on the board. stephen watson is there. the build—up to northern ireland's game against austria has been dominated by the absence of star striker kyle lafferty. he withdrew from the squad at the last minute with the midnight phone call to the
manager michael o'neill who has expressed his dissatisfaction. with lafferty out, it is mcguinness who will start up tonight for northern ireland. in goals, it is the young keeper bailey peacock—farrell who gets the nod. he started the last nations league game against bosnia which northern ireland lost. the away side knows tonight and they must avoid dropping points if they are to stay in contention in the grip. stephen watson. you can keep up to date with the england game on radio 5live — build up starts from seven — and there's coverage from northern ireland's match on radio ulster and the bbc sport website. michael carrick — the former manchester united midfielder, now coach — has been speaking about the depression he battled during his career. he says he struggled so much that he wanted to come home from the 2010 world cup in south africa as self—doubt wore away at him. but as he told me earlier, there have been lows — but also enormous highs over the remarkable years he played for united. so i started by asking which of his victories was his most memorable. moscow, winning the champions
league. that was my best feeling. for about two minutes or so, that celebration, the adrenaline and the rush, that was incredible. i've never been able to replicate that. i don't think i ever will. even if i won the champions league again, i didn't think i'd be able to get that feeling again. it is for you the champions league final against barcelona in from 2000 and 920 don't win. —— in rome. you struggle with depression for the next couple of yea rs. depression for the next couple of years. do you think it was that atmosphere, that drive, that pressure driven by sir alex ferguson that contributed to your depressing? i wouldn't say that contributed. i think i push myself so hard to succeed and to be the best, to win all the time. you just take that on
and everything in my life was geared towards... but the club expected that? yes. the champions league in rome, for whatever reason, ijust couldn't shake it off. am i good enough to be at the very top? even though we had won it the year before, it was irrelevant. i don't know if it was because of the game or if it was because that was the time in my life. i don't know what triggered it really. jose mourinho has been an enormous help from moving you be nuclear into coaching. he comes across as a much warmer character to you and the people he knows that the people —— the character we see. what is he really like? i think most footballers, even me personally, i separate him into two personalities and that stubborn, cold, calculated, hungry to perform and to be the best, it's not really
something that i would want to be arranged a kid. that is him, that is genuinely everyone involved in top—level sport. genuinely everyone involved in top-level sport. what did alex ferguson get right thatjose mourinho isn't? i can say he's not getting it right. for whatjose mourinho has done over 15, 20 years is incredible. the amount he has one, iam is incredible. the amount he has one, i am in is incredible. the amount he has one, iam in no is incredible. the amount he has one, i am in no way tojudge either of them. there is no team in the world of any sport that has won over a period of 20, 25 years. that's the beauty and magic offered. nothing is going to change. a lot of the discussion in your book is about your heart. it was your irregular heartbeat that forced you to retire. you were already thinking about it but you have to finish early. you we re but you have to finish early. you were considering how good it would be for your wife and for her to have a bit of her life back, your kids to
have you around. pretty much the day after you finished playing, you are after you finished playing, you are a culture of manchester united. how did your wife feel? she's lost you once again! i felt a little bit guilty. she's been incredible, the kids are amazing. i'm lucky to have a wife that is understanding like that and there was the plan to have a break, mentally for me as well and to kind of refresh, to spend some time at the family, but after my last league game, we have the fa cup final the next week, it was flat. the next morning i got a text of the manager regarding training that week and the team for the cup final and that was it. i was straight into the next role. i have something to focus on straightaway. i'm so glad that i done that way. great talking to michael carrick earlier. it's the climax of the rugby league season tomorrow — and its all the ws, as wigan warriors take on warrington wolves in the super league grand final. warrington will be looking to avenge their defeat in the challenge cup final this
season, while wigan are hoping for a fairytale send off for head coach and wigan institutuion, shaun wane, who leaves tomorrow, 36 years after he first played for the club. adam wild reports. for these two sides the journey to old trafford has been long, the prize at the end is within reach. for both warrington and wigan it is a path well trodden. it is another wild moment at old trafford. beating here before twice, posties belonged to wigan but batsmen in the past, and something some are keen to forget. sio wejust and something some are keen to forget. sio we just got to concentrate on ourselves and get excited about the build—up. concentrate on ourselves and get excited about the build-up. you don't get many weeks like this in your career. wealth history isn't something easily left behind, shaun wane's 30 year association as first a player and no coach comes to an end. a grand final farewell to a player and no coach comes to an
end. a grand finalfarewell to his hometown club. it'll be perfect, it will be my dream. i'm a very happy man. he isn't the only one ending his wiganjourney man. he isn't the only one ending his wigan journey hair. and over he goes! sam tomkins inspired their semifinal win over castleford and is one of a number of players who is now moving on. it is huge. as soon asi now moving on. it is huge. as soon as i decided i was going to leave the club, my focus was to win a trophy. it's a dream come true. if i could do it this year it would be even more special. i'm not getting ahead of myself. the task we got in hand is a huge one. warrington are standing in their way and have proven they can beat the very best. their semifinal win over saint helens was perhaps unexpected but for the leg thoroughly deserved. the biggest challenge remains — improving on the past. the club has
never won it, so to be part of that and make history it would be massive for the club and the players. it's something that were striving for. after a long, gruelling season and the intensity of those semifinals, it leads here to old trafford and the grand finals. just 80 minutes of by the grand finals. just 80 minutes of rugby league to decide whose journey ends with the ultimate prize. adam wilde, bbc news at old trafford. we also have the women's grand final to look forward to tomorrow — and in their first season in existence, leeds rhinos women will be bidding for the treble. they finished top of the league, won the challenge cup — and now they take on wigan for the super league honours. and what's more, their success is having a major impact on young girls in leeds who want to play the sport. tanya arnold has more. come on as hard as you can. you can play with the team and get a good
spirit and get feud bashes off the field. it's enjoyable. there is no holding back for the girls from corpus christi high school. in charge of the session is the rhinos captain. she has seen first—hand how her team is having an effect on the next generation. it's inspiring. you can see more girls taking it up. and thinking that they could play for a leeds rhinos. you can see a massive difference. there are really keen and excited to get out to a club and hopefully start. if you look at the history of rugby, mainly for men, and now it is like, yes, i can do it and now it is like, yes, i can do it and they see a future anti—career. keep it in the practice and you go higherand keep it in the practice and you go higher and you keep it in the practice and you go higherand you can keep it in the practice and you go higher and you can coach, you cannot play for an ordinary team. higher and you can coach, you cannot play for an ordinary teamm higher and you can coach, you cannot play for an ordinary team. if she is training at her standard now, we can go on and try and get to her standard. the rhinos women have come a long way in a short space of time,
not just a long way in a short space of time, notjust in terms of trophies but also in bringing new support and talent to the game. go on, leeds rhinos women! cheering when the world anti doping agency lifted its suspension of russia last month, beckie scott resigned in protest. she's a former olympic cross country skiing champion — but she stood down from the panel that made the decision. scott says that when she spoke out, she faced disrespect and bullying. our sports editor dan roan has been speaking to her exclusively. it seems beckie scott felt she had no choice but to quit? that's right. beckie scott isn't a household name here but she is without doubt the nearest thing that the world paralympic and olympic athlete community has two a figurehead. she's very respected and influential. she is the chair of organisation she felt the need to
stand down after the panel recommended that russia's band, its three—year long suspension, it should end and they should be reinstated by wada. she's kept her silence until now that she has explained to me in toronto when she felt the need to stand down. explained to me in toronto when she felt the need to stand downlj explained to me in toronto when she felt the need to stand down. i need a decision based on the fact that a fundamentally disagreed with it. i felt this was a compromise that was unacceptable. especially to clean athletes and in light of the front to clean sport that had taken place. i fundamentally could not support the decision. to go even further, i felt i had to separate myself from my decision to the extent that i resigned. it wasn'tjust a case of her principles. there was quite a reaction to her speaking out. her principles. there was quite a reaction to her speaking outm will be quite damaging for her, it comes amidst a unprecedented back
leash, certainly in the west, and national anti—doping agencies, about that decision. she resigned. but now we learn from her that when she went to wada's executive committee meeting in the seychelles, of all places, were that recommendation was rubber—stamped and russia was formally reinstated, she received this treatment. i was treated with a level of disrespect and with comments and gestures that were inappropriate. they were indicative of the general attitude of dismissal and belittling of the athlete voice at the table. that was behaviour directed at me from members of the olympic movement to members of the wada executive community. members of the olympic movement in the form of the olympic movement in the form of the executive committee meeting said things which were defined to denigrate, intimidate, dismiss? bully. they tried to bully you? yes.
can you tell me how? comments, gesture, there was laughter when i led the list of rfid communities who had produced statements. and who we re had produced statements. and who were confronting this decision. it was the combined effect that left me feeling as though there is very little respect, there is very little appreciation and there is very little value for the contribution that the athletes all have at this table. wada's president, did he say anything? oier there was no confrontation are challenging of that behaviour at the time it took place. some strong allegations there — how have wada responded? wada have admitted passions were running high at that meeting because of this very ferocious public debate over that very controversial decision. they say they are taking beckie scott's concerns seriously.
they made the point they feel the athlete's voice was represented and not dismissed. they deny that specific allegation. they also deny beckie scott's allegation that wada is aligning itself with the olympic‘s movement and becoming too close to the sports and the ifc and disregarding athletes. it will still go down really badly amongst athletes, who called beckie scott in very high esteem, they are very respectful of her. i think there's any suggestion the athlete voice has been disregarded this respected, it will just to been disregarded this respected, it willjust to reinforce the sense of anger we're seeing at the moment. we are in the midst of an unprecedented athlete mobilisation. they want more ofa athlete mobilisation. they want more of a voice and representation when it comes to governance of wada and the field of being somewhat ignored. in light of all that, this will be a significant intervention in this big debate. there is a significant meeting taking place this autumn by
wada will they will work out whether they should reorganise the structure, but people are talking about for the first time an alternative to wada. should the national anti—doping agency be putting their money elsewhere? there isa putting their money elsewhere? there is a lot at stake back now and this will be a significant moment in this saga. dan, thank you so much for that. also coming up in the programme... three world titles already for tai woofinden — but its not enough! we speak to the speedway star about being the best of the best. i have now secured the title of being the best ever british rider andi being the best ever british rider and i want to be the best ever rider. badminton, archery, wheelchair rugby — just a few sports who have lost funding in recent years due to lack of olympic success. but uk sport have introduced a £3 million "aspirational funding" pot — to help sports which are currently unsupported — and keep uk athletes competitive. javier and joaquin bello are the current english commonwealth youth champions in beach volleyball — one of the sports eligible
to apply for this financial support. for us, it would be an amazing boost but generally in all sports they would benefit hugely from having the extra funding, because historically we have tended to fund a lot of sports that have more chances to medal without thinking there is the chance of getting medals and other sports, as well. george russell will become the third british driver in formula one next year, after signing to race for williams. he's 20 years old and currently mercedes' reserve driver, as well as leading the formula two championship. russell will become the first full time british driver at williams sincejenson button back in 2000. all i've ever dream job was formula 1. to finally get this opportunity joining the grid alongside drivers who i've looked up to for so many years is extremely surreal. williamson is an historic team, one
of the greatest in the history of formula 1. they've got so many great drivers into formula! over formula 1. they've got so many great drivers into formula 1 over the years, jenson button, david coltart, rosberg, i felt that was a fantastic place for me to start my formula! career. big shoes for him to fail. —— to fill. time for a quick look at today's other sports stories... british number one kyle edmund has been knocked out in the quarter—finals of the shanghai masters — he was beaten in straight sets by the fourth seed, alexander zverev. england's eddie pepperell is leading at the british masters — he has a 3 shot lead on 8 under par. justin rose, francesco molinari and tommy fleetwood are all well down the leaderboard. british bobsleigher bruce tasker has announced his retirement — he's set to receive a retrospecitve bronze medal from the 2014 winter olympics — but missed the games in pyeongchang this year after a minor stroke. he said its been a "ridiculously fun few years". and three time olympic medallist lindsey vonn has said she will retire at the end of the season, come what may. she'd previously said she would only stop skiing once she had broken ingemar stenmarks record of of 86 world cup victories —
vonn, so far, has 82. he's already britain's most decorated speedway rider — winning his third world title earlier this month. but that's not enough for tai woofinden — he came in earlier to show off his enormous trophy, and to tell me about his plans to dominate the sport. i've now secured the title of being the best ever british writer and i wa nt to the best ever british writer and i want to be the best ever rider. i said in 2014 after my first world title that i want to at least 26. —— six. we have two more of the list. and when you've got seven? i've got seven, then i'm the best ever and it will retire on the podium there and then. it will be the biggest going out with a bang that we have ever seen? i think so. you've won three
in six years, if you carry on the same level, your 28 no, you're going to be kind of mid—to—late 30s. do you think it's possible, seven titles? for sure. at the end of the day, i've won three out of the last six, but the years i haven't won it i've been there pushing the whole season and i know what i was missing those years. i can now apply that into this year. as long as i'm prepared the best i can possibly be and when we go to the races i bring mya and when we go to the races i bring my a game, my a and when we go to the races i bring mya game, mya game is and when we go to the races i bring my a game, my a game is always better than everybody‘s else's. that's the attitude. what about the final race that when the world title? you were ten points clear going into it up was there any pressure was that world title nailed on? there wasn't any pressure apart from that which i put on myself. my target was 12 points regardless of what anybody else was doing around me. i came second. that qualified me
for the final. by far one of the best sporting weekends of my career and my life and i don't think i'll ever be able to replicate it.|j can't help but notice you got a the ofa can't help but notice you got a the of a southern hemisphere twang, brought up in australia and moved to scan for to develop your career as a speedway racer. how do you reflect on that move now from australia to scan for? it was a pretty big change. i was lucky that i got to grow up in australia and be able to go to the beach every day in summer and that sort of stuff, but to follow my dreams i had to take a step away from that and came back to scunthorpe when i was born, i had contacts they are. we lived in a ca rava n contacts they are. we lived in a caravan for three years like travellers, that was quite interesting. now i can sit back and look at those times and appreciate when i have come from because we started dating a caravan and we've worked and worked and worked to get
together we are now. and now he's got his eye on formal world titles. that's all from sportsday. enjoy your friday night, goodbye. this is through rossini zone of rain overnight. either side of that there is something drierfor a time. really warm for the time of year plus parts of south east england in particular. from storm calum's rain, a warning in south wales where we will see gusts of rain of 260 millilitres. persistent rain on
saturday through this so which then extends to more of northern ireland and scotland. once again, the far north of scotland could stay dry. much of eastern england has sunshine, average speed gusts are higher. not as windy for scotland and northern ireland but gusts of around 50 to 60 miles an hour exposure in wales and south—west england. very warm in the sun in eastern england. this is bbc news.
i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines at 7pm. the westminster attacker, khalid masood who killed five people including a police officer outside the palace of westminster last year — was lawfully killed, an inquest concludes. pc keith palmer was stabbed repeatedly by khalid masood. his colleague pc carlisle ran towards him in a vain attempt to save him. when i was almost upon him he had seen me when i was almost upon him he had seen me coming and turns to face me. i had to veer away to the side. a drill music rapper from south london has been sentenced to seven years in prison — for dealing drugs in cumbria, as part of a so—called county lines operation. eurostar rail services could be suspended if there is a no—deal brexit — according to government papers. meanwhile downing street rules out accepting a brexit deal that would leave the uk permanently part of a customs union with the eu,