Hungarian GP: Thursday's build-up in pictures

The titanic battle between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton will resume around the meanders of the Hungaroring this weekend. Check out our gallery of pictures from Thursday’s build-up to the Hungarian GP, round 11 of the 2021 F1 world championship. 53 You may also like British GP: Sunday’s action in pictures British GP: Saturday’s action in pictures British GP: Friday’s action in pictures British GP: Thursday’s build up in pictures Gallery: Formula 1’s full-size 2022 charger Austrian GP: Sunday’s action in pictures The post Hungarian GP: Thursday's build-up in pictures…

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Canada vs Great Britain LIVE: Women’s football team news, line-ups and build-up today at Tokyo Olympics

Tom Daley: I am proud to be a gay man and an Olympic champion Great Britain take on Canada in their third and final group stage fixture on Tuesday, already through to the knockout phase but now trying to secure top spot. Six points taken so far, courtesy of a two-goal victory over Chile and a late win over hosts Japan, leave Team GB able to rotate the squad for this fixture if head coach Hege Riise wants to, though in theory a first-place finish in the group should yield…

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Sports stars can rewrite ‘Covid games’ narrative now torturous build-up is over

As fireworks twinkled over the Olympic Stadium with its opening ceremony in full flow, it was understandable if what came to mind was not the usual sense of anticipation before a games, the tingle of excitement at the thought of all those medals to be valiantly won and heartachingly lost, but instead that the high point of Tokyo 2020 might be when the last light of the closing ceremony goes out. It is already inevitable that these will be remembered as the Covid games: masked and sanitised, played out in…

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics Opening Ceremony – live: Build-up to event as musician accuses organisers of racism

The Tokyo Olympics By the Numbers Millions around the world will tune in to see the Olympic opening ceremony on Friday, which has become embroiled in controversy after the director was forced out just one day before the event. Kentaro Kobayashi was dismissed over past comments that “ridiculed the painful facts of history,” according to Tokyo 2020 organisers, which were in fact anti-Semitic comments made during a 1998 comedy act about the Holocaust. Japanese musician Keigo Oyamada, who has composed the music for the opening and closing ceremonies, has also…

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Brazil vs Germany LIVE: 2020 Tokyo Olympics team news and latest build-up today

Brazil’s Men soccer squad prepare for Olympic debut against Germany After the Women’s tournament kicked off football at the 2020 Olympics on Wednesday – Team GB picking up an impressive victory – the Men’s event has followed suit on Thursday with Mexico and New Zealand among the early winners. Now it’s the turn of two of the most storied international sides to step up as Brazil face Germany in the Nissan Stadium at Yokohama. As usual, these are U23 squads but with three overage players apiece involved – legendary right-back…

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British and Irish Lions vs South Africa A LIVE: Tour match team news and latest build-up tonight

(Getty Images) The British and Irish Lions face a South Africa ‘A’ side on Wednesday evening as a real test of their credentials. Wins over Japan and Sigma Lions began the Tour, before Warren Gatland’s side produced back-to-back victories over Cell C Sharks last week. Coming up from 24 July will be three successive Test matches against the Springboks, which makes this fixture all the more enticing and important – a number of that side will feature here for South Africa A. Gatland feels that strength of opposition will be…

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Argentina vs Brazil LIVE: Copa America final team news and latest build-up tonight

Brazil and Argentina meet in the final of the Copa America in what represents the glamour match of South American football. It’s Lionel Messi against Neymar Jr at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, the Albiceleste are looking to end to a 28-year title drought. Brazil appear to have improved from two years ago when they lifted the Copa America despite the absence of Neymar and a win this evening will represent a 10th South American title. Should Lionel Scaloni inspire his side to victory it will be his…

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Euro 2020 LIVE: England vs Denmark reaction as build-up for final begins

Euro 2020: Harry Kane says England got the ‘job done’ in semi-final England will take on Italy in the final of Euro 2020 at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, after Gareth Southgate’s team earned an extra-time win against Denmark last night to send a nation into ecstatic celebration. England fell behind to a terrific Mikkel Damsgaard free-kick on the half-hour mark at Wembley, before Raheem Sterling forced a Simon Kjaer own goal nine minutes later. Neither side could find a winner in the second half, but on the cusp of half-time…

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Euro 2020 LIVE: England vs Denmark team news and latest build-up today

England vs Denmark latest: Is the ITV curse real? Sceptics will note that there is indeed a curse when England play on ITV. But maybe that’s also because as England fans, we read too much into stuff like this. However, there is a correlation that has emerged: England 2 – 0 Tunisia – BBC – Won Romania 2 – 1 England – ITV – Lost Colombia 0 – 2 England – BBC – Won Argentina 2 – 2 England – ITV – Draw (ARG win 4-3 on penalities) Portugal 3…

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Euro 2020 LIVE: England vs Denmark latest news and build-up to Italy vs Spain semi-final

Euro 2020: England fans climb Shaftesbury memorial fountain after Ukraine victory Follow all the latest team news and latest updates from Euro 2020 ahead of the Wembley semi-finals, as Italy meet Spain on Tuesday night before England face Denmark. Bukayo Saka will be fit for England’s showdown with Denmark after missing out on the 4-0 win over Ukraine in the quarter-finals with a minor knock. The 19-year-old started in England’s 2-0 win over Germany in the last-16 and the 1-0 win against the Czech Republic in their final Group D…

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