captain for ajax who 19—year—old captain for ajax who had been absolutely sensational all season, rising high and basically heading himself into the club's immortality. unfortunately, for spurs, the ajax express kept coming. quite something, poetry in motion. jubilation from the ajax fans but spurs? in the second half they got into it. there was the goal that gave fans hope, they could not do it, though, surely? there was a pinball scramble in the goal, around the goal, but look, moura coming up with the second. but tino with belief, and in the commentary, the sheer disbelief. the fans could not believe it, moura could not believe it, and at the final whistle, when
ajax had thrown everything at them and spurs tried again and again, and ajax were really going for it, they had to because it was 3—0, at the end, the emotion from mauricio pochettino, and we have seen him in press c0 nfe re nces , pochettino, and we have seen him in press conferences, sarcastic and tongue—in—cheek, showing he does not wa nt to tongue—in—cheek, showing he does not want to talk to us sometimes but he let all of his emotions go at the end. ajax, on the other hand, on the floor. football can be so cruel. they have been amazing this season. beautiful to watch. their brand of total football has blown us away. they deserved to get something from this game. but it is an all premier league affair, and madrid better get ready because the english are coming! they are, i am still getting over what we have just seen. liverpool, in the final as you say but nothing to lose. as, how do they fa ncy but nothing to lose. as, how do they fancy their chances? after that it must give them belief. frankly, in
the league, they have clung on by the league, they have clung on by the skin of their teeth. it seems there has been a sticking plaster over spurs at times, and coming into the match they had only won one of their last ten away games. they weren't coming into this in great form but they had some back and something clicked. something clicked in them and they had to throw caution to the winter in that second—half performance, it must give them a lift. they have three weeks to work out how they can beat that swashbuckling liverpool side. being a premier league side, they must know there are chinks in the armour. but it will be fascinating. pochettino againstjurgen klopp? the two brands of football clashing in a warm and steamy madrid. football is the winner. natalie pirks, thank you. in amsterdam on an incredible night in the champions league yet
again. the england women's world cup squad was announced today. and some familiar faces were drafted in to reveal the players who've made the plane to france. that included the duke of cambridge, david beckham and emma watson. it gives me great pleasure to announce that england's defensive rock and captain steph horton will be on the plane to france. steph, congratulations. i know you and the tea m congratulations. i know you and the team will do the nation proud. good luck. nicky to paris will wear the number seven shirt for the lioness is in the world cup this summer. i wore it for many years with pride, andi wore it for many years with pride, and i captained my country in it. i know that she will do the same and wear it with pride. a message to fill and all of the lionesses this summer. fill and all of the lionesses this summer. good luck. —— nikita parris. lam summer. good luck. —— nikita parris. i am delighted to announce that abbie mcmanus is going to france.
good luck to all of the lionesses. the lioness cup squad is being announced today, and in confirming you are going to france, a massive congratulations after the great season you have had. and hopefully we will get that picture soon! i wanted to wish you and all of the lioness best for the summer. well — manager phil neville has predicted a successful tournament... with what he calls a squad packed full of world class players. it all begins for england against scotland onjune seventh. jo currie was at his press conference today... phil neville always said that selecting his squad for this world cup would be the hardest part of his job since becoming the england manager last january but he was the best placed man to do it, having missed out on three world cups
himself as a player. today he found out which 23 would be on the plane to france and today the rest of the country found out as well. he said it was a careful blend experience and youth. those young players have all been to youth world cups and major championships. they've got experience along the way but i don't think anything can prepare them for their exposure this summer. that is why we have experienced players around. and why they are so important to us. i liked that as a young player, you needed the experience players to pull you back and settle you down, and put an arm around your shoulder. we have a nice balance in the squad. it marks one month until the lionesses kicked off in nice against scotland. then the selection headache returns when he has to whittle it down from a squad of 23 to a starting 11. joe currie, bbc news, wembley. some other sports headlines from the day for you now... bolton wanderers are to go into administration. relegated to league one, administration would mean starting next season
with a i2—point deduction. queens park rangers have appointed mark warburton as their new manager. the ex rangers and brentford boss replace steve macclaren who was sacked last month. european ryder cup captain padraig harrington has cut the number of wildcards he'll pick for next year's tournament from four to three. he says players are more comfortable when making the team on merit rather than being a captain's pick. rain has meant england and pakistan's first one day international this summer has been abandoned. there was limited action, england won the toss, elected to field withjoffra archer picking up a wicket in his second over. liam plunkett and jos buttler combined to reduce pakistan further. not long after the rain and hail arrived and after some stops and starts the game was called off. even though he only bowled four overs, archer made an impression on plunkett. it is obviously a class act. today he rocked up, and bowled nicely with
pace. smacking the right areas and picking up that wicket. it is a ways good to watch, the outside edge with pace. it looks easy for him. he makes it look effortless! rafael nadal believes he is finding his rhythm again, after beginning his bid for a sixth madrid open title by beating canadian teenager felix auger—aliassime in straight sets. nadal slipping to surprise defeats in both monte carlo and barcelona last month. but there was never much sign of an upset in the spanish capital, where the world number two opened up with a 6—3, 6—3 victory. before we go — let's return to football for some more possible semifinal drama — it's the turn of arsenal and chelsea in the europa league tomorrow. it's level between frankfurt and chelsea — at 1—1 . ahead of the match at stamford bridge. but chelsea's transfer ban remains in place, meaning they won't be able to sign any new players for the next year. they were found to have breached
rules on signing foreign players under the age of 18 — so were prevented from signing players for two transfer windows. chelsea say they will appeal again, this time to the court of arbitration for sport. but it could mean some of their young stars getting more a chance next season. if the club is banned from making any transfers, then they will have to keep the squad that we have, and bring some of the lower players back in to give us an opportunity to play more. but for me, that is not something that i should use to get the opportunity to play. it should be from hard work and from playing hard, and using the opportunities i've got. arsenal lead valencia 3—i, they travel to spain. arsenal are in a dreadful run of form which have all but ended their hopes of a top fourfinish and champions league qualification through the league — leaving winning the europa league their only path to the top table of european football next season.
we finish it in the premier league is, not a possibility but we are in this competition tomorrow. and with big ambition, with a strong mentality and with a full motivation. i want to enjoy tomorrow, i want to play tomorrow. much as like that, in this moment, the semifinal is difficult and for one important target after that, i think it is all positive for us. that's all from sportsday. an incredible night in the champions league again. coming up in a moment, the papers. see same. —— maxi you soon.
hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are daily mirror columnist, susie boniface and brexit editor of the telegraph, asa bennett. they've had a forward view of the papers, let's bring you in. master archie harrison mountbatten—windsor is introduced to the world for the first time — with the metro showing the moment he met his grandparents at windsor castle. that same family picture appears on the front of the mirror as harry and meghan introduce archie to the queen and prince phillip. below that same photograph in the telegraph, the paper reports that us secretary of state mike pompeo launched a scathing attack on british security policy — over its dealings with chinese technology firm