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hello, i'm 0lly foster, here's what's coming up on sportsday tonight. the power of scotland. they're too strong for samoa, a bonus point win keeps their rugby world cup alive. dina's at the double in doha, 100 silver last night, now she's quickest in the 200 at the world athletics championships. cardiff are told by fifa that they have to pay the first installmenet of emiliano salas transfer fee. the striker who died in a plane crash shortly after joining the club. also coming up in the programme... big night at old trafford coming up, but manchester united against arsenal isn't as big as it used to be. and johnny be good. rae makes superbikes history with his fifth world title in a row.
we managed to regain my composure and round by round we have come back, and to do it two rounds out already is mad. evening. 8 days ago, scotland were at an all time low after being taken apart by ireland in their rugby world cup opener. this morning they knew that they had to beat samoa to keep their fate in their own hands. they did that very comfortably, with a bonus point as well. 34-0. our sports correspondent katie gornall was the match in kobe. there was so much pressure on scotla nd there was so much pressure on scotland coming into this game against samoa, defeat was not an option and they knew they had to win and score four tries in the process
that would yield that all—important bonus point and give them the best chance of progressing in their pool which is wide open. there were nerves in the stadium, the conditions were against them, it was hot and conditions were against them, it was hotand humid conditions were against them, it was hot and humid which may be while slippy but just as hot and humid which may be while slippy butjust as anxiety hot and humid which may be while slippy but just as anxiety was beginning to build, there was finn russell with a wonderful crossfield kick. that got them up and running, greig laidlaw added another try and then after the break, two penalty tries, one in the 75th minute saw them get the four tries they needed and leave corby with maximum points. there is relief all around here right now and it is notjob done yet for scotland. they have to face russia and the host japan, they need to win both games, that will be far from easy but tonight they have won a huge game under pressure. it is a big boost to them and the perfect response after the trauma of that
opening game defeat to ireland. let's hear from the coach and captain on the day that the real scotla nd captain on the day that the real scotland turned up injapan. captain on the day that the real scotland turned up in japan. that was a true reflection of who we are and what we are capable of, and what playing for scotland means by these players. that was a tough challenge they had to rise up and face, knowing that if they underperformed tonight, we were out of the world cup. we are playing a very dangerous tea m cup. we are playing a very dangerous team so to see the effort and togetherness was excellent. team so to see the effort and togetherness was excellentm team so to see the effort and togetherness was excellent. it was tough and the ball was slippy but i think it was the same for both teams. 0ur defence managed to get a couple of errors out of the handling of the samoans because of the pressure and the bill was greasy. it was tough but it was tougher for both teams. so, that pool is wide open. england are in the position to secure a quarterfinal place,
with a match to spare. they are in tokyo, where they are preparing for argentina on saturday. they'll have had plenty of time to recover from the tight turnaround between their first two matches, the bonus point wins against tonga and the usa. france are the other team in their pool. the england number 8, billy vunipola, says they have really enjoyed the world cup experience injapan so far, especially watching the hosts beat ireland over the weekend. you take it for granted that you are playing in the world cup but to watch other teams competing make you more excited, especially myself because it is our turn this weekend. watch the tonga game, the south african game, the japan game. would you make of the japan game? african game, the japan game. would you make of the japan game7|j you make of the japan game?|j thought you make of the japan game?” thought it was awesome. it is a whole nation and they played unbelievably well, and i think there isa
unbelievably well, and i think there is a lesson in that for us. we are pumped after these two games but we know argentina are going to come in hot. they have already lost one so we don't want to be in a position where we are scrapping. this is massively important for us as a group. that japan victory was a real highlight of the tournament so far, u nless highlight of the tournament so far, unless you are in the island camp. —— ireland. they should still go through the the quarters with russia coming up on thursday in kobe, followed by samoa, but how have they reflected on that defeat over the past couple of days. we have to make sure we keep up the process , we have to make sure we keep up the process, when we sit down, the attack plan and make sure we keep consistency. we drive ourselves with our standards and we lost a couple of key moments here and there, and
they got back into the game and they don't really make mistakes. they capitalised on our mistakes. wales can put their feet up for a while. they don't play fiji until a week wednesday. the squad arrived at their hotel in 0tsu today, doubtless still full of beans after their thrilling victory over australia yesterday. they were certainly applauded into the reception. they lead pool d on 9 points, 3 head of the aussies. day 4 at the world athletics championships in doha, dina asher—smith was back in action, less than 2a hours after her silver in the 100 metres final, she was in the heats of the 200 metres, let's cross live to the khalifa stadium now and speak to our reporter ade adedoyin. good to see some of those seats are for this evening. we will get to that in just for this evening. we will get to that injust a for this evening. we will get to that in just a moment. for this evening. we will get to that injust a moment. she is doubling up, was superb in the 100
metres behind a great champion. how does she look in the 200 metres? she look superb in qualification but she has been one of the most dominant athlete on the diamond league circuit. she cruised into the next round and had no ill effects after the 100 metres yesterday when she won a silver medal. you have to think of her as a potential favourite to win gold because of the four athletes who got the top places in london, she is the only one left. the defending champion is out. marie—josee ta lou is not here in the final because she has picked up an injury and shaunae miller—uibo, is the fastest woman in the world in the 200 metres, elected to do the 400 metres instead. in all the athletes left dina asher—smith has been the most consistent. beth dobbin is in as well to the next round. we have just dobbin is in as well to the next round. we havejust finished dobbin is in as well to the next round. we have just finished the men's heat. i can see lots of empty
seats but last night, to say the crowds were sparse, that is being quite kind, isn't it? what have the local organisers had to say because it has looked pretty embarrassing. they put out a statement to say they acknowledged the stadium has not been full for the event, the men and women's100 metres. they said a lot to do is with the start of the working week and they have made me need efforts to get more people into the stadium. they say part of the problem is the right times of the events and they say they are hopefully going to have more people in the stadium as the week progresses. the issue is this was a lwa ys progresses. the issue is this was always going to be a factor, they knew this was going to be a problem. i have been to the stadium before and it is neverfull. this is the pinnacle of the sport but yet when shelly—ann fraser—pryce became the first athlete to win four gold medals in a championship, she celebrated in front of empty seats.
0ne celebrated in front of empty seats. one of the british team member said the situation is very disappointing. we are letting our product down to potential sponsors. this does not look good on television. anybody watching will think what should we support this sport going for it? please take a long hard look at our future because championships like this can be the crux and decided on why people want to invest in it.” think we get into the stadium and you see the pinnacle, men's and women's100 and no one is there, it isa women's100 and no one is there, it is a bad sign. be it diamond league or world challenge meet, it needs to be in places where they are going to sell tickets and make the sport look as good as it can be, because it still is an entertaining sport. there is still a lot to offer and we are shooting ourselves in the foot a little bit. yeah, not great for dina
asher—smith and her lap of honour to an empty stand, nor to the champion shelly—ann fraser—pryce from jamaica. and she was written off a couple of years ago when she went away to become a mum. how sweet was it for her son there on her victory lap of honour? you have to start considering shelly—ann fraser—pryce as one of the greatest female sprinters of all time. she was 0lympic sprinters of all time. she was olympic champion in 2008, she didn't compete in london 2017 because she had her son many people wondered whether she would go back to the pinnacle of the support and compete against emerging talent like dina asher—smith and marie—josee ta lou. she talked about the challenges of having to compete on the diamond league circuit and leave her son behind is said to me yesterday, it was sweet to be able to celebrate such a momentous occasion but with her son and her husband. my son has
been my strength, my husband, my family has been my strength and everyone has doubted. for me, having my son and coming back and performing the way i did, i am just hoping i can give inspiration to other women who are thinking about starting a family or currently starting a family or currently starting a family or currently starting a family, and wondering if they can come back. you can do anything, it is about who you are and where you started in the first place. she says she hopes it will be an inspiration, i can guarantee she will be. what are you looking forward to tonight? the women's 800 metres. it is an opportunity for an athlete to win the first global season titles. the men's 400 metre hurdles could be hot because you have three of the fastest man in history and action. 0ne have three of the fastest man in
history and action. one of them has a huge home favourite which expose weight we might have more crowds in tonight. —— might explain why we have more crowds. in terms of the crowds, you are saying there my people here, there is also the 5000 metres and there is a big expat communities. canyons turned to tan —— canyons tend to turn up when the athletes are in action and that is what has generated this atmosphere. there is always a huge expat community in the diamond league and they are here in force tonight. thank you very much indeed. coverage continues on bbc two. there's one match in the premier league tonight, it's one that always used to raise the temperature and also have a say in the title. both clubs will hope that those days will come again. both clubs will hope that those it's manchester united against arsenal at old trafford. craig templeton reports it was the rivalry that defined an
era. ferguson versus banga, keane versus the error, manchester united versus the error, manchester united versus arsenal. games that could side titles, doubles or even troubles. as a result both teams threw everything at each other, including the odd slice of pizza. fast forward 15 years and the power of the fixture has waned. maybe early in the season, but it is a 11th place against eighth. the man in charge of old trafford played in many of those great battles but insists scrutiny of his side does not affect him. i don't worry what the press writes about me or man united because we are focused on what we have to do that is to keep improving, and reading the papers, that doesn't really change my view will stop of course, i see them once ina will stop of course, i see them once in a while and sometimes my kids are asking, what is best about, and all that but that is part and parcel of this club. improvements were made to
the squad this summer, bringing in the squad this summer, bringing in the likes of harry maguire and danieljames but the results have yet to follow suit. you need support, he needs to be allowed to build his own team but he also has to get results in the short term. this is manchester united. it has got to be better than that football has got to be decent as well. it is one of the biggest clubs in the world. the people in the circumstances may have changed but there can be no doubt it still matters. commentary of the match on 5 live tonight, ali bruce ball and former manchester united midfielder darren fletcher are there. good evening and welcome to old trafford where the rain is tumbling down and although it is not the titanic title deciding tussle it used to be, this fixture very much tantalises those football taste buds. it is manchester united
against arsenal. arsenal have not won here for 13 years. i think a lot of people would argue this might be their best chance any long time.” believe it is most teams in the premier league chance to come and get points because man united have been poor of late. arsenal come here and think to themselves, you know what, we have a chance. as bad as they have been, they have got a chance because man united defence has not been what is to be and they score goals. if anyone can say they have a chance. the coach has more -- the manager has more injuries to contend with than unai emery. just go on and enjoy yourself. there is pressure. but i trust you, here is your chance, get us a couple of goals, keep me in a job and i will be happy. it is the bigger picture, the long—term question. at the end
of the season, which of these two clu bs, of the season, which of these two clubs, do you think will be above the other or is it difficult to separate them? i think when man united get it right they will be ok. arsenal are still lacking more needy at this present time. i am just hoping these players in the man united shirts realise what is at sta ke united shirts realise what is at stake when you walk out of here at 0ld stake when you walk out of here at old trafford at home, and this game, the magnitude of this game, is absolutely huge. arsenal come here with everything, all guns blazing. it isa with everything, all guns blazing. it is a big game, no doubt. there is full commentary on bbc radio five live, kick off at eight o'clock. cardiff city have been told by fifa that they will have to pay the first installment of over 5 million pounds for the transfer of emiliano sala, the argentininian striker who tragically died in a plane crash
shortly after signing for the club. cardiff had argued long and hard that a revised contract for the player was never finalised so they we re player was never finalised so they were not liable to pay anything. cardiff contended that they do not have to make any payments because certain contractual obligations that we re certain contractual obligations that were requested by nantes were not fulfilled and it made the agreement now and avoid, but nantes contended they did everything, the paperwork was on time and today, a fifa who had asked the club is to negotiate between themselves, the clubs are not able to agree, today the fifa player statement committee decided cardiff city will have to pay the first instalment of £5 million towards the £50 million transfer fee. what we don't know what kind of
the city are seeking clarification on, is whether it makes them liable to the rest of the transfer fee, because at the moment fifa say this judgment relates only to the initial payment. is that what we have heard from cardiff? has anybody heard from nantes? ten days for them to appeal to the court of arbitration for sports, should they want to. we have heard from nantes in the last hour. they say cowardice and i quote, must respect the commitments and the rules of sports alarm. they say the judgment is no surprise and they feel fully justified, judgment is no surprise and they feel fullyjustified, but judgment is no surprise and they feel fully justified, but what will happen is that the clubs have ten days to decide whether they want to appeal. clearly not a welcome judgment. cardiff city will be considering that any chances are this will go on to the court of arbitration for sport, the final arbiter in these matters.