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Summary

  1. Tonight: Europa League final - Ajax v Manchester United (19:45 BST, live coverage on BBC Radio 5 live from 18:30 BST)
  2. Chelsea cancel Premier League trophy parade
  3. Sam Allardyce resigns as Crystal Palace manager
  4. Sporting events and venues in England are conducting major security reviews

Live Reporting

By Michael Emons and Kal Sajad

All times stated are UK

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  1. Thanks and goodbye

    That is the end of Sportsday today and our Ajax versus Manchester United live page will be on the site shortly.

    Sportsday will be back tomorrow at 08:00 BST for all the reaction to tonight's match.

    So see you then, thanks for joining us and bye for now.

  2. Listen to 5 live

    Ajax v Manchester United (19:45 BST)

    Just a reminder, BBC Radio 5 live is the place to go tonight for live commentary.

    The build-up starts at 18:30 BST, before the game kicks-off at 19:45 BST.

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  3. Team news

    Ajax v Manchester United (19:45 BST)

    Manchester United will be without defender Eric Bailly, who is suspended after his red card in the semi-final win over Celta Vigo.

    Sweden forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic - who scored four goals against England in the first game at the Friends Arena in 2012 and will have a statue built outside the ground - will not play after suffering a serious knee injury earlier this month.

    Defenders Luke Shaw and Marcos Rojo and winger Ashley Young are all also out.

    Ajax, who finished in second in the Dutch Eredivisie, have left-back Nick Viergever banned, while Lasse Schone is expected to be the only player over the age of 25 in their starting XI.

    Eric Bailly
  4. Will there be goals?

    Football

    We'll be hoping for goals at the Friends Arena in Stockholm tonight, just like these ones from the finals of the FA People's Cup....

    Video content

    Video caption: FA People's Cup finals: Dean Saunders analyses the best FA People's Cup finals goals

    You can catch all the action and follow stories of the people who took part in this year's People's Cup in the highlights programme on BBC One at 2.05pm on Saturday, 27 May - as part of the build-up to the FA Cup final.

  5. United's Europa League campaign in numbers

    Ajax v Manchester United (19:45 BST)

    Some stats for you before tonight's Europa League final, courtesy of the Manchester United Twitter account.

    BBC Sport app users may need to click on the link below.

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  6. So has Buttler

    Cricket

    And as soon as I hit the return key on that last entry, England's other danger man, Jos Buttler, departed for 7. The score is 198-5 after 34.1 overs.

    England in a bit of trouble now, with Moeen Ali coming to the crease.

  7. Stokes is gone

    Cricket

    England's danger man Ben Stokes is out for 25, with the hosts now 198-4 from 34 overs.

    Captain Eoin Morgan is still at the crease, unbeaten on 55.

    Follow our live text, radio and clips coverage here.

  8. 'Opportunity to show fighting spirit of Manchester'

    Ajax v Manchester United (19:45 BST)

    Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel speaking to BBC Sport today:

    "I think it’s very difficult to think about football.

    "But it’s also an opportunity for Manchester United to go out into the world and represent this fantastic city of Manchester and hopefully win and show that in adversity we will show fighting spirit and there’s no way we are going to give in to cowards who bring acts like that into the world.

    "That is, of course, an opportunity but I have to say I find it very difficult to get excited about this game."

    Peter Schmeichel
  9. 'We can't wait'

    Ajax v Manchester United (19:45 BST)

    It is no surprise who former Ajax defender Johnny Heitinga is supporting tonight.

    The 33-year-old former Everton and Fulham man played for Ajax during two spells of his career and won the Dutch Eredivisie twice.

    BBC Sport app users may need to click on the link to see the tweet.

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  10. England v South Africa latest

    Cricket

    An update from Headingley and England are on 180-3 in the 31st over of their first One-Day International against South Africa.

    Captain Eoin Morgan is 50 not out, with Ben Stokes unbeaten on 21.

    Follow our live page here.

  11. 'United will just edge it'

    Ajax v Manchester United (19:45 BST)

    Former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs has been talking to BBC Sport and is asked if the United players will be affected by the Monday attack at the Manchester Arena that killed 22 people.

    "It affects people in different ways; football is insignificant in moments like this," said Giggs. "They’ve chosen to play the game and I think the players will just get on with it but it’s a difficult time especially with the local lads who may know people that have been affected.

    "It’s a big game, I don’t know whether it’s the biggest in history but it’s an important game. It’s a competition which United have never won and with what is at stake, getting into the Champions League.

    "Ajax is a good young team and hopefully as a United fan hopefully we will win. Ajax are a young dynamic team who have looked really good in some games but I think we just edge it in experience that we got and Jose’s experience in big games."

    Trophy
  12. 'May the best win'

    Ajax v Manchester United (19:45 BST)

    Former Ajax striker and manager Marco van Basten could be forgiven for backing his former team tonight, but he has remained impartial with this tweet.

    BBC Sport app users may need to click on the link.

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  13. 'We are all affected'

    Ajax v Manchester United (19:45 BST)

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer in Stockholm

    Ajax coach Peter Bosz was very measured and respectful in his pre-match media conference here in Stockholm last night ahead of the Europa League Final with Manchester United.

    He opened with a message of sympathy for the people of Manchester after the attack at the MEN Arena and put tonight's game in perspective as he said: "We would like to express our sympathies with the victims who fell and the feeling that prevails is that the final doesn't have the glow it should have.

    "It should be a football festival but because of these events we are all affected."

    Peter Bosz
  14. 'Very, very proud to be part of the Mancunian community'

    Football

    Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel has been talking to BBC Sport about Monday's attack at the Manchester Arena, which killed 22 people.

    "It’s been a really tragic event, it’s very, very sad and heart-breaking, something that is difficult to comprehend," said Schmeichel.

    "We live in a world where these attacks happen quite often, too often, but this time they attacked children and I just can’t get my head around that, it’s really really sad.

    "So yesterday, the day before, and days to come, are very sad days for Manchester and England and everyone, but I have to say – I was in Manchester yesterday, it was also a very beautiful day, to see how the Mancunians got together, a cross of beliefs, religion, social status, lifestyle, and held each other and I was very, very proud to be a part of the Mancunian community yesterday."

    Manchester
  15. Root out

    Cricket

    A third wicket a Headingley and this time it's Mr Joe Root. He departs for 37 with England 122-3 after 21.4 overs.

    An uncharacteristically poor shot as he goes to pull one, top edges it and it loops in the air for an easy catch.

    Follow our live text page, listen to TMS commentary and watch video clips.

  16. Tattoo costs United man a cup final spot

    Football

    Manchester United are in one cup final tonight but one of their players who is on loan will miss out on his own cup final - because he got a tattoo.

    Right-back Guillermo Varela, 24, who has only made four United appearances, has been with German club Eintracht Frankfurt and was in line to play in Saturday's German Cup final against Borussia Dortmund.

    However, Varela defied club orders and on his right forearm got a tattoo, which has become infected.

    "The club cannot tolerate that a player would defy instructions," said Eintracht sporting director Fredi Bobic. "We'd been thinking about a loan extension. But that won't happen. He'll be suspended with immediate effect."

    Varela
  17. 'Perfect conditions'

    Ajax v Manchester United (19:45 BST)

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer in Stockholm

    Ajax and Manchester United fans are already mingling in numbers in the bars, restaurants and the giant shopping mall located next to Stockholm's Friends Arena more than three hours before kick-off.

    Temperatures are warm and it looks like conditions will be perfect for tonight's Europa League final.

    Manchester United
  18. Live with Robbie and Phil

    Ajax v Manchester United (19:45 BST)

    Time for a Facebook Live chat.

    Robbie Savage and Phil Neville, part of BBC Radio 5 live's commentary team for the Europa League final tonight, are currently giving their thoughts on the match.

    And you can watch it right now...

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  19. Hales gone

    Cricket

    And almost instantly as I write that, England lose Alex Hales for 61. England now 101-2 after 17.1 overs. Jason Roy was the other man out after only scoring one.

    Follow our live text page here.

    Jason Roy
  20. England reach 100

    Cricket

    England have reached 100-1 in their first One-Day International against South Africa at Headingley.