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this is bbc news. the headlines at four with me lukwesa burak. the countdown is on as england prepare to take on ukraine in the hope of winning a place in the euro semi—finals for the first time in a quarter of a century. the opportunity is there, the confidence is there, and the belief. and i think they are looking forward to the challenge. meanwhile, england fans have been told not to travel to italy for the match. but for those already in the country, the excitement is building. for the future of england, it will be european champions 2020, it will be world champions 2022 in qatar. we will be there from dubai as well. come on, england!
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i'm john watson live in rome with all the build—up as we edge ever closer to england's crucial quarterfinal with ukraine here at 8pm. supermarket chain morrisons accepts a multi—billion pound takeover bid by a us investment group, led by the owner of majestic wine. britain's main doctors' union urges the government to keep some measures in place after the 19th ofjuly when all covid restrictions are due to be removed. at least two bodies have been found and around 20 people remain missing injapan, after a landslide sent mud cascading down a hillside, smashing into homes and sweeping away cars. she's done it. teenager emma raducanu becomes the youngest british woman to reach round four of wimbledon after beating romanian world no 45 sorana cirstea in two straight sets.
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and the sexism row in ukraine, criticism as women soldiers parade in high—heeled shoes. anticipation is building ahead of england's euro 2020 quarterfinal clash with ukraine this evening, where a place in the semi—finals is up for grabs. fans from the uk have been prevented from travelling to the match in rome, amid concern at rising coronavirus infection levels. john watson joins us from rome. i had my spy cam on earlier and i saw, was it little people? children?
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marching behind you, things are now building up, are they? yes. marching behind you, things are now building up, are they?— building up, are they? yes, hello from the olympic _ building up, are they? yes, hello from the olympic stadium - building up, are they? yes, hello from the olympic stadium in - building up, are they? yes, hello i from the olympic stadium in rome. they are indeed. the final checks go through, we may get a musical blast in the next few moments as they run through their various sound checks as well. a lot of the local schoolchildren who are involved in the proceedings which will lead up to kick off here at 8pm are going through their dress rehearsals and things. there is a sense of the atmosphere building here. it will be interesting to assess the atmosphere that england are going to be playing in here, because as we know, very different from that occasion at wembley which saw them beat old rivals germany in that last 16 tie it to set up this quarterfinal. there were some a4,000 fans inside wembley which made for a very special moment, historic moment for england as far as performances against germany at major tournaments go. it will be very different here later, 16,000 fans will be here, around 2000 of those will be english fans or england fans. tickets only
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being made available to english nationals living here in italy and elsewhere in europe who are able to get to the game, not governed by the same covid restrictions. with the fans at home being told not to travel. gareth southgate with that cool hand that he has seemingly turning what could be a negative into a positive. he said that the change surroundings would bring a renewed focus for his team and actually it would help to continue that momentum they have in the tournament. gareth southgate once again taking a negative and turning it into a positive. i'm sure the players feel that as well, that long period that they have spent at saint georges park playing those matches at home, maybe it will be quite exciting for them to come somewhere new to play in what will be a great match later on, this quarterfinal tie in one of the sporting arenas at the stadio 0limpico here in rome. they will not need much to get them up they will not need much to get them up for this contest. it will be a fascinating contest because, yes, england got past germany and did so brilliantly with that 2—0 victory,
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but you cannot underestimate the challenge that ukraine will pose the team, despite the fact they finish is the worst third placed team to progress to this stage. this is the first time they are playing at a quarterfinal in the european championship and they know they are playing for national pride. they had a video call with the prime minister earlier on today, he said that the country is right behind them. they know that, they know thousands, millions of people will be watching back home in ukraine as they take on england in this contest. it is set “p england in this contest. it is set up fascinatingly, and we wonder what gareth southgate will do with regards to team selection. there has been a clamour at certain points in this tournament for him to let the brakes, go for it and play more attacking football. that is not what he has done, he has been very solid in the way that he has his team up, obviously making sure that they don't they are hard to beat and don't they are hard to beat and don't concede early goals. i'm sure we will see the same later, worth pointing out they could be 2728
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degrees around kick off. fatigue will be a factor for both teams, and gareth southgate knows he has players on the bench. —— 27 or 28 degrees. jadon sancho who has been great in german football this season, so many quality players off the bench you can turn the game in an instant as we saw with the substitutions which gareth southgate made against germany with grealish coming on and changing the game. it is all set up nicely for gareth southgate, one concern is that there is potentially an injury to the keio sucker, so we could potentially see mason mount restored —— bukayo saka. we will wait to see how it plays out, it does not get much bigger than a quarterfinal in a major tournament. if they can get through tournament. if they can get through to the semifinals, they would be doing that for the second time in back—to—back tournaments, how long has it been since they managed to do that? �* , ., , . that? i'm proper getting excited now! thank _ that? i'm proper getting excited now! thank you _ that? i'm proper getting excited now! thank you very _
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that? i'm proper getting excited now! thank you very much - that? i'm proper getting excited i now! thank you very much indeed. greg mckenzie is in a bar with football fans in borough just south of the thames in london. goad of the thames in london. good afternoon. _ of the thames in london. good afternoon, the _ of the thames in london. good afternoon, the fans _ of the thames in london. good afternoon, the fans are - of the thames in london. good | afternoon, the fans are starting of the thames in london. (13mm afternoon, the fans are starting to arrive here in south—east london for the game. they were going to this bar and in a few minutes' time, they will watch that game in just under four hours. a crucial game for england. let's bring in some fans. what do you think? what will the scoreline be tonight?— what do you think? what will the scoreline be tonight? 24}. 2—0. in scoreline be tonight? 2-0. 2-0. in terms of the _ scoreline be tonight? 2-0. 2-0. in terms of the team, _ scoreline be tonight? 2-0. 2-0. in terms of the team, a _ scoreline be tonight? 2—0. 2—0. in terms of the team, a young team, are they experienced enough? do you think it is too much pressure for them tonight?— think it is too much pressure for them tonight? 10096! southgate, i love ou! them tonight? 10096! southgate, i love you! it _ them tonight? 10096! southgate, i love you! it is _ them tonight? 10096! southgate, i love you! it is on _ them tonight? 10096! southgate, i love you! it is on its _ them tonight? 10096! southgate, i love you! it is on its way, - them tonight? 10096! southgate, i love you! it is on its way, it - them tonight? 10096! southgate, i love you! it is on its way, it will i love you! it is on its way, it will soon be here. _ love you! it is on its way, it will soon be here. do _ love you! it is on its way, it will soon be here. do you _ love you! it is on its way, it will soon be here. do you think i love you! it is on its way, it will i soon be here. do you think gareth southuate soon be here. do you think gareth southgate will _ soon be here. do you think gareth southgate will use _ soon be here. do you think gareth southgate will use the _ soon be here. do you think gareth southgate will use the same i soon be here. do you think gareth| southgate will use the same 3-4-3 southgate will use the same 3—6—3 formation he used on tuesday against germany? he
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formation he used on tuesday against german ? . formation he used on tuesday against german ? , germany? he will use the same formation. _ germany? he will use the same formation, yeah. _ germany? he will use the same formation, yeah. he _ germany? he will use the same formation, yeah. he will- germany? he will use the same formation, yeah. he will have . germany? he will use the same i formation, yeah. he will have sancho on the _ formation, yeah. he will have sancho on the right— formation, yeah. he will have sancho on the right and — formation, yeah. he will have sancho on the right and with _ formation, yeah. he will have sancho on the right and with the _ on the right and with the wing-hacks _ on the right and with the wing—backs. in— on the right and with the wing-backs.— on the right and with the wing-backs. on the right and with the wina-backs. , ., ., ., wing-backs. in terms of the team, do ou wish wing-backs. in terms of the team, do you wish you — wing-backs. in terms of the team, do you wish you could _ wing-backs. in terms of the team, do you wish you could be _ wing-backs. in terms of the team, do you wish you could be in _ wing-backs. in terms of the team, do you wish you could be in rome? i wing-backs. in terms of the team, do you wish you could be in rome? to i you wish you could be in rome? to get on the pitch and play, yeah! you wish you could be in rome? to| get on the pitch and play, yeah! we are in get on the pitch and play, yeah! are in the get on the pitch and play, yeah! we are in the best city in the world here _ are in the best city in the world here. . . , are in the best city in the world here. , ._ ,': :: :: :: here. on tuesday, there were 35,000 encland here. on tuesday, there were 35,000 england fans — here. on tuesday, there were 35,000 england fans at _ here. on tuesday, there were 35,000 england fans at wembley, _ here. on tuesday, there were 35,000 england fans at wembley, obviously i england fans at wembley, obviously not many in rome, do you think that will matterfor the team not many in rome, do you think that will matter for the team in terms of spirits and spurring them on? it is a neutral ground, absolutely not. spirits and spurring them on? it is i a neutral ground, absolutely not. we will be supporting them from here, so it is— will be supporting them from here, so it is fine — will be supporting them from here, so it is fine. they— will be supporting them from here, so it is fine. they will— will be supporting them from here, so it is fine. they will be _ will be supporting them from here, so it is fine. they will be able i will be supporting them from here, so it is fine. they will be able to i so it is fine. they will be able to hear_ so it is fine. they will be able to hear us! — so it is fine. they will be able to hear us! ~ . so it is fine. they will be able to hear us! ~ , ., ., hear us! we will be loud enough. what they bring _ hear us! we will be loud enough. what they bring it _ hear us! we will be loud enough. what they bring it home - hear us! we will be loud enough. | what they bring it home tonight? yeah! #- yeah! # it's yeah! - # it's coming yeah! — # it's coming home! it's coming home! _ # it's coming home! it's coming home! football's— # it's coming home! it's coming home! football's coming - # it's coming home! it's coming home! football's coming home! | # it's coming home! it's coming i home! football's coming home! it's coming _ home! football's coming home! it's coming home! _ home! football's coming home! it's coming home! it's— home! football's coming home! it's coming home! it's coming... - coming home! it's coming... # , ~ . coming home! it's coming... # , ~. ., ~ y coming home! it's coming... # greg mckenzie, thank you very much for that. # greg mckenzie, thank you very much for that- greg. — # greg mckenzie, thank you very much for that. greg, carry _ # greg mckenzie, thank you very much
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for that. greg, carry on. _ # greg mckenzie, thank you very much for that. greg, carry on. they _ # greg mckenzie, thank you very much for that. greg, carry on. they are i for that. greg, carry on. they are about to go _ for that. greg, carry on. they are about to go into _ for that. greg, carry on. they are about to go into the _ for that. greg, carry on. they are about to go into the bar. - for that. greg, carry on. they are about to go into the bar. they i for that. greg, carry on. they are | about to go into the bar. they will all be seated in about ten minutes. thank you very much. let's speak to a couple of fans now. they are not in the bar yet. hannah kumari, an england fan who has written a play called eng—er—land. and also i'm joined by dan branowsky, an england fan of ukrainian heritage. thank you both forjoining us. i think you are covering all bases there, aren't you?— think you are covering all bases there, aren't you? yeah, i cannot really lose- _ there, aren't you? yeah, i cannot really lose. hopefully, _ there, aren't you? yeah, i cannot really lose. hopefully, everything went our way with england winning against germany and then later on ukraine coming through a tough battle against sweden. so, yeah, double win on tuesday, cannot toulouse tonight. i will take it whichever way it goes. hannah, you have written — whichever way it goes. hannah, you have written this _ whichever way it goes. hannah, you have written this play. _ whichever way it goes. hannah, you have written this play. it _ whichever way it goes. hannah, you have written this play. it is - whichever way it goes. hannah, you have written this play. it is called i have written this play. it is called eng-er-land. i'm have written this play. it is called eng—er—land. i'm assuming there are some interesting characters in the
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play, so use study the team fairly closely, who has impressed you so far on the pitch? that closely, who has impressed you so far on the pitch?— far on the pitch? at this tournament, _ far on the pitch? at this tournament, i— far on the pitch? at this tournament, i think i far on the pitch? at this i tournament, i think bukayo far on the pitch? at this - tournament, i think bukayo saka far on the pitch? at this _ tournament, i think bukayo saka has had a _ tournament, i think bukayo saka has had a great _ tournament, i think bukayo saka has had a great season for arsenal and has been _ had a great season for arsenal and has been doing fantastically such a young _ has been doing fantastically such a young man. he is so humble and assured — young man. he is so humble and assured and confident. it is a shame to hear— assured and confident. it is a shame to hear that — assured and confident. it is a shame to hear that he has picked up an injury— to hear that he has picked up an injury training so might not play to the site _ injury training so might not play to the site ihu— injury training so might not play to the site. i'm sure whoever steps up will do _ the site. i'm sure whoever steps up will do a _ the site. i'm sure whoever steps up will do a greatjob. grealish the site. i'm sure whoever steps up will do a great job. grealish as well, — will do a great job. grealish as well, i— will do a great job. grealish as well, i think he is awesome. we heard john _ well, i think he is awesome. - heard john watson was in rome with people saying they would like to see more attacking football coming out of the team. do you agree with that? what would you like to see? i of the team. do you agree with that? what would you like to see?- what would you like to see? i agree somewhat- — what would you like to see? i agree somewhat- l — what would you like to see? i agree somewhat. i think— what would you like to see? i agree somewhat. i think when _ what would you like to see? i agree somewhat. i think when you - what would you like to see? i agree somewhat. i think when you look i what would you like to see? i agree somewhat. i think when you look at | somewhat. i think when you look at the squad on paper, it looks like it is one of the more exciting groups of players that we have had a long time. but i also think that what they have been doing so far has certainly been working, having not conceded a goal. won every game
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except from one which was a draw. 0ften, except from one which was a draw. often, if you look back at the recent history of tournament winners, it is not teams that are super attacking with loads of flare and have been blowing their opponents away. it is often teams that have a really solid defence, with a good structure you are able to squeeze out victories 1—0, 2—0. i think it is working, i don't think gareth will changejust think it is working, i don't think gareth will change just because supporters are clamouring for certain players.— supporters are clamouring for certain players. what about this risk he seems _ certain players. what about this risk he seems to _ certain players. what about this risk he seems to be _ certain players. what about this risk he seems to be taking? i certain players. what about this l risk he seems to be taking? harry maguire, declan rice, kalvin phillips, they are all on existing bookings. do you think that the team really could do with some fresh legs, the line—up? i really could do with some fresh legs, the line-up?— legs, the line-up? i think we robabl legs, the line-up? ! think we probably will— legs, the line-up? i think we probably will see _ legs, the line-up? i think we probably will see some i legs, the line-up? i think we probably will see some fresh | legs, the line-up? i think we i probably will see some fresh legs in the line—up, probably because of what you just said. but i also think at the same time that if they were to play and if they were to pick up that yellow, and there are other players who are ready to step in should they be needed. i think
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gareth knows his squad better than anybody else, we are best offjust trusting in hisjudgment on anybody else, we are best offjust trusting in his judgment on that. hannah, before gareth southgate, this could be his second major semifinal. you have been watching him and following him, what have you gathered about gareth? what has impressed you? i gathered about gareth? what has impressed you?— impressed you? i think he is rebuilding — impressed you? i think he is rebuilding on _ impressed you? i think he is rebuilding on what - impressed you? i think he is rebuilding on what he i impressed you? i think he is rebuilding on what he began impressed you? i think he is i rebuilding on what he began in the world _ rebuilding on what he began in the world cup— rebuilding on what he began in the world cup in 2018. i think he is a really— world cup in 2018. i think he is a really inspirational leader, he is softly— really inspirational leader, he is softly spoken but as dan just said, ithink— softly spoken but as dan just said, i think he — softly spoken but as dan just said, i think he knows his squad and knows how to _ i think he knows his squad and knows how to get _ i think he knows his squad and knows how to get the best out of his squad — how to get the best out of his squad. he doesn't bow to the pressure _ squad. he doesn't bow to the pressure from the fans, he just goes about— pressure from the fans, he just goes about his _ pressure from the fans, he just goes about hisjob quietly. and i do completely have faith in him to do the right— completely have faith in him to do the right thing, as dan was saying. i the right thing, as dan was saying. i read _ the right thing, as dan was saying. i read in _ the right thing, as dan was saying. i read in an— the right thing, as dan was saying. i read in an article today that he is not _ i read in an article today that he is not thinking, assuming that they will get _ is not thinking, assuming that they will get to— is not thinking, assuming that they will get to the semifinal, so discounting those players that potentially could get another yellow card. potentially could get another yellow card i _ potentially could get another yellow
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card. ijust think that he really knows — card. ijust think that he really knows what he's doing and he does it in a very— knows what he's doing and he does it in a very assured, confident humble way _ in a very assured, confident humble way which— in a very assured, confident humble way. which is a great example to us all. �* , ., ., ., way. which is a great example to us all. �* i. ., ., , way. which is a great example to us all. �* ., .,, .,. all. are you going to be watching from home? _ all. are you going to be watching from home? or— all. are you going to be watching from home? or are _ all. are you going to be watching from home? or are you - all. are you going to be watching from home? or are you heading | all. are you going to be watching i from home? or are you heading to a fans own? . , ., , fans own? yeah, there is a place called the _ fans own? yeah, there is a place called the cheese _ fans own? yeah, there is a place called the cheese and _ fans own? yeah, there is a place called the cheese and great i fans own? yeah, there is a place| called the cheese and great who fans own? yeah, there is a place - called the cheese and great who have a projector_ called the cheese and great who have a projector so we will go there. i a projector so we will go there. [ will a projector so we will go there. will be a projector so we will go there. i will be watching at home with a projector so we will go there. i will be watching at home with my will be watching at home with my partner. she is pregnant and we are spending as much time as we can at home. . , , . , ., ., home. that brings me nicely onto the oint is home. that brings me nicely onto the point is that — home. that brings me nicely onto the point is that you _ home. that brings me nicely onto the point is that you have _ home. that brings me nicely onto the point is that you have been _ point is that you have been following england's and you are a little boy. is that right? i think thatis little boy. is that right? i think that is what you told our researchers.— that is what you told our researchers. . . �* , ., researchers. yeah, that's right. how has the team — researchers. yeah, that's right. how has the team changed, _ researchers. yeah, that's right. how has the team changed, when - researchers. yeah, that's right. how has the team changed, when you - researchers. yeah, that's right. how i has the team changed, when you think back over the years to what you are seeing now, gareth southgate�*s england? i think back when i was younger, i was
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england? i think back when i was younger, iwas born england? i think back when i was younger, i was born in 1989, so my first memory of the tournament was actually world cup 98. and i think through 98 the next ten years or so we had a lot of big—name players like rooney, gerrard, lampard, terry, ferdinand, and a lot has or expected and not a lot was always delivered. i'm not sure what it is, i think it may be something to do with the way that the players seem to have a better relationship amongst themselves now. there seems to be less ego amongst them, whereas in the day, it appears that the england squad was very much a split in and the stories you hear from the players back then was that there was a manchester table, chelsea table, liverpool table. whereas now they appear to be much more cohesive. i think you see that on the pitch, think you see that on the pitch, think you see they are much younger now as well. they are much younger, from a different generation and there seems to be more harmony amongst the team. it seems to be showing on the pitch. that amongst the team. it seems to be showing on the pitch.— amongst the team. it seems to be showing on the pitch. that is really interesting- — showing on the pitch. that is really interesting. anna, _ showing on the pitch. that is really interesting. anna, you _ showing on the pitch. that is really interesting. anna, you are - showing on the pitch. that is really interesting. anna, you are noddingj interesting. anna, you are nodding your head there. england are
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delivering, aren't they? yeah, they are, 10096. — delivering, aren't they? yeah, they are, 10096. i _ delivering, aren't they? yeah, they are, 10096. | totally _ delivering, aren't they? yeah, they are, 10096. i totally agree - delivering, aren't they? yeah, they are, 10096. i totally agree with - delivering, aren't they? yeah, they| are, 10096. i totally agree with what are, 100%. i totally agree with what dan was _ are, 100%. i totally agree with what dan was saying. my first memory of the tournament was euro 96, that is what my— the tournament was euro 96, that is what my play is about. i think gareth— what my play is about. i think gareth southgate has created a mentality amongst these young men that they— mentality amongst these young men that they are focused on the football, we are not hearing stories about _ football, we are not hearing stories about them going out and partying. and has— about them going out and partying. and has been a couple of incidents previously— and has been a couple of incidents previously with covid restrictions being _ previously with covid restrictions being broken. but i think he has really— being broken. but i think he has really got — being broken. but i think he has really got the mentality right. and they are _ really got the mentality right. and they are delivering. i think it is a different— they are delivering. i think it is a different generation of players, look different generation of players, took at — different generation of players, look at what rashford is doing off the pitch — look at what rashford is doing off the pitch. and i think that is feeding _ the pitch. and i think that is feeding in to the unity and the harmony— feeding in to the unity and the harmony of the team. interesting, my first was 96 as — harmony of the team. interesting, my first was 96 as well, _ harmony of the team. interesting, my first was 96 as well, i _ harmony of the team. interesting, my first was 96 as well, i think— harmony of the team. interesting, my first was 96 as well, i think i - harmony of the team. interesting, my first was 96 as well, i think i was - first was 96 as well, i think i was in a bar in brighton as a student. i want to get your score predictions from both of you. hannah, how do you think it will go? i from both of you. hannah, how do you think it will go?— think it will go? i was take 2-0. i think it will go? i was take 2-0. i think a few _ think it will go? i was take 2-0. i think a few people _ think it will go? i was take 2-0. i think a few people have - think it will go? i was take 2-0. i think a few people have been - think it will go? i was take 2-0. i i think a few people have been saying that and _ think a few people have been saying that and that is my gut instinct
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toa _ that and that is my gut instinct toa |— that and that is my gut instinct too. ., , that and that is my gut instinct too. . , . ' that and that is my gut instinct too. ., . ' ., ., that and that is my gut instinct too. . ' ., . . too. i was a 2-1 to england after extra time- _ too. i was a 2-1 to england after extra time. oh! _ too. i was a 2-1 to england after extra time. oh! you _ too. i was a 2-1 to england after extra time. oh! you are - too. i was a 2-1 to england after extra time. oh! you are going i too. i was a 2-1 to england after. extra time. oh! you are going for the drama! _ extra time. oh! you are going for the drama! gosh. _ extra time. oh! you are going for the drama! gosh. dan _ extra time. oh! you are going for the drama! gosh. dan and - extra time. oh! you are going for. the drama! gosh. dan and hannah, thank you very much and enjoy the game. thank you very much and en'oy the name. ., thank you very much and en'oy the lame. ., thank you very much and en'oy the tame. ., . thank you very much and enjoy the game-_ we - thank you very much and enjoy the game-_ we don'tl thank you very much and enjoy the - game._ we don't want game. thanks so much. we don't want enalties, game. thanks so much. we don't want penalties. we — game. thanks so much. we don't want penalties, we really _ game. thanks so much. we don't want penalties, we really don't _ game. thanks so much. we don't want penalties, we really don't want - penalties, we really don't want penalties! both italian and british officials warned england fans not to travel to rome after the team's win over germany, due to coronavirus quarantine rules meaning they wouldn't be able to attend the game. our correspondent anna holligan is in rome, she says england fans who can't prove they didn't traveled she says england fans who can't prove they didn't travel from the uk are having their tickets cancelled. here we are in the official fan village in the historic heart of rome. normally, these cobbles would be a sea of red and white with england fans. but as you can see, it is just a trickle of tourists returning
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to the eternal city after 15 months of lockdown. england fans have been told not to travel from the uk because of covid restrictions. if they do come, they have to spend five days in quarantine. but if they are already in the eu, then they can attend. they will need to show proof of vaccination or a negative test to get in, they may be asked to prove their residence and flight details as well. we actually spoke to one woman earlier who had a ticket cancelled. but gareth southgate of course will not be alone in that stadio 0limpico tonight. he will be carrying the hopes and expectations of a nation on his shoulders. let's get the ukraine perspective on the game tonight. sarah rainsford is in kyiv for us — she's been speaking to fans there. just to talk a bit about the mood and atmosphere ahead of the game tonight, i'm joined by alyana, who has been following ukraine's success so far through this tournament very closely. you will be at the fan zone here in kyiv tonight.
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of course, you would love to be in italy in rome. of course i would like to be in italy, i would be cheering my throat off in the olympic stadium. but still i hope the team will feel our love from here. yes, we are getting... one goal, you hope. a starting point, we get one goal and build from there. really ambitious. pretty hopeful stuff. what about the importance of this competition for ukraine? how important is it for you to get this far, to succeed? it is already an honour to play against england in the quarterfinals, because it is the first time in the quarterfinals. because england is football, like, you say football, you imagine england. you see england, you
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think about football. this is the ultimate team to play against. we are really hoping we will play well tonight, put on a great show. and of course we hope to win! what about for ukraine, there is a very specific context here, notjust the covid crisis, but of course seven years of war. without making too light of it, is football somehow giving you something to be happy about at least? it is a really relieving event for all of us because of course there is so much grief. we need something good to hold onto, and football is this thing for us. we really hope... we get super excited for all of the games, and we really appreciate that we have a chance to perform in this tournament. so far, our team brought us a real present by getting into the quarterfinals. go, guys, make history! thank you very much.
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good luck tonight. hoping for the ultimate present, the quarterfinals, the semifinals is the goal, the first goal to achieve. andriy shevchenko the manager has said ukraine will be playing their hearts out in rome tonight. a lot of fans here who will be watching very closely, packing the bars, packing the fan zones here in kyiv and indeed across this country. the supermarket morrisons has agreed a takeover deal worth £6.3 billion. the bid is from a new company backed by three private investment groups, including the american owner of majestic wine. last month, the chain rejected an offer of £5.5 billion from a different firm, saying it significantly undervalued the business. our business correspondent katy austin has more. morrisons has nearly 500 stores and employs about 110,000 staff in the uk. the takeover offer that has been
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agreed is led by the us private equity group fortress. its bid is higher than one by a different firm which morrisons rejected last month. one stockbroker told me the supermarket is seen as an attractive prospect right now. the main issue is i think they will feel the price is too low and there is value to be had. the company is profitable, it's got very limited debt, it has got a good, popular business, it's got a good business model, and the shares have done very little for the last five years, so i think they will genuinely think they are getting a bargain. so, would a takeover lead to any noticeable changes? morrisons owns most of its stores. would fortress perhaps look to sell some and lease them back? well, fortress has said it doesn't anticipate doing that. it's understood this and other commitments, for example on pay, were significant factors in the supermarket�*s board recommending the offer. fortress is really going out of its way to emphasise a different approach from private equity, a long—term backing for the existing strategy to reassure the market and to reassure customers and colleagues that basically this doesn't mean a lot of change.
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it really doesn't. morrisons shareholders will eventually have the final say on the takeover bid. the competitive grocery sector is changing. the pandemic sped up the shift to online shopping and delivery. some investors clearly feel there are potentially lucrative opportunities to be had. katy austin, bbc news. a man's been charged with the murder of a 60—year—old who died after being stabbed at oxford circus, in london, on thursday evening. the suspect has been named as tedi fanta hagos who's 25 and from swansea. at least two people are reported to have died and another 20 or more are missing after a huge mudslide swept through a hillside resort in centraljapan. the area had received extremely large amounts of rainfall in the last few days, and flood and landslide warnings were in effect. the japanese army has been called in to help with the search
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and rescue operation. the city is southwest of tokyo in shizuoka prefecture, where mud cascaded down a hillside, smashing into buildings and washing away cars. sodaba hadaire reports. this is the aftermath of the mudslide in the city of atami. knocking down and crushing homes and sweeping away cars. officials say the mudslide struck at 10:30am local time, leaving thousands of houses without power. atami is known for its hot springs and holiday resorts. it is in the same region as the famous mount fuji, which usually attracts over a million visitors every year. but there are fears tourism, already affected by the coronavirus pandemic, could be further impacted.
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atami is a favourite place not even for people from shizuoka but people from tokyo and kanagawa and chiba, in the tokyo area. so basically, it is going to give out a lot of negative connotation and fear, which means that psychological negativity will bear possibly a further hit on the already burdened tourist industry in the eastern part of shizuoka which is in atami. the region has seen heavy rains and flooding since friday. japan's prime minister is putting together an emergency task force while rescue workers on the ground are still searching for the missing. residents in parts of three prefectures, shizuoka, kanagawa and chiba, have been ordered to evacuate following warnings of further flooding in low—lying areas. japan is prone to mudslides and flooding during its annual rainy season, but the heavy rainfall
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is getting more intense and destructive each year, which has been linked to climate change. dozens of people were killed in flooding in july last year, with more than 200 dying in 2018 when parts of western japan were inundated by bad weather. sodaba hadaire, bbc news. 18—year old emma raducanu is celebrating after becoming the youngest british woman to get through to the fourth round at wimbledon. the teenage british wild card, ranked 338th and fresh from completing her a—levels, cruised to a 6—3 7—5 win over romanian world no 45 sorana cirstea. this was her reaction just afterwards. honestly, i'm so speechless right now. at the end, i did not know what my reaction would be if i won. and then thatjust happened. so i am just so grateful for all
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the support that i had today. cheering i really appreciate it. doctors are calling on the government to keep some coronavirus measures in place in england after the 19th ofjuly, when the final stage of lifting restrictions is due to happen. the british medical association says face coverings and improved ventilation should continue. naomi grimley reports. what will our lives look like by the end of this month? some ministers have hinted there could be a sweeping away of the regulations we've got so used to. one even suggested masks might become optional afterjuly the 19th. but today doctors warned that wouldn't be wise with infections rising. don't give people false assurances or hopes that life will be back to normal. do the responsible thing
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which is to continue to have targeted measures to stop the spread of this infection, or prevent the spread of this infection, with a parallel vaccination programme so that we can probably get to a point in the not—too—distant future where we are bringing those infection rates down. this comes as ministers debate allowing fully jabbed people to avoid isolation if they come into contact with an infectious person and instead do daily testing. downing street says it is under active consideration and some doctors think it might work, but only if people are disciplined. although the lateral flow tests, the rapid tests you do yourself at home, are by no means as accurate as the pcr tests that you have done either by post and sent to the lab or the one you go into the centre for, they're not as accurate for telling if you are infected. but they are really pretty good at telling if you are infectious. # and the rhythm of life is a powerful beat, puts a tingle # in yourfingers and
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a tingle in yourfeet...# this star—studded video has been released ahead of the 73rd birthday of the nhs this weekend. any changes to covid restrictions remain dependent on how well our health system can cope this summer. naomi grimley, bbc news. now, some of us like wearing high heels, but how would you feel about wearing them to march in a parade? well, that's exactly what ukraine's defence ministry is asking its female soldiers to do. the country is preparing to stage a military parade on 26 august to mark 30 years of independence following the collapse of the soviet union. but the government's plan to have its female soldiers walk in high heels has caused anger and fury in the country. one opposition member of parliament thought it was a hoax, a group of lawmakers are calling on defence minister to make an apology. now it's time for a look at the weather with nick miller.
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hello, there's a spell of heavy rain clearing northern england as it moves northwards across more of scotland going into this evening. elsewhere, there may be some warm, sunny spells around, but we are dodging the downpours, heavy showers and thunderstorms. could be quite a nasty line of them affecting parts of south—west england. varied rain totals, some places staying drier, other places with a risk of flash flooding. a warm, muggy night to come. many of the downpours easing, but pepping up again later in the night across southern and south—western parts. tomorrow, outbreaks of rain clearing northern scotland, some sunny spells developing, further heavy and thundery showers to contend with, so certainly bear that in mind if you have got outdoor plans. there are some met office weather warnings, so it is certainly worth having a look at those. for the most part, winds are light, so some of these downpours are going to be quite slow—moving. but, as ever, some places will avoid them and stay dry. feeling quite humid out there, temperatures into the high teens and just the low 20s.
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hello, this is bbc news with me, lukwesa burak. the headlines: the countdown is on as england prepares to take on ukraine later in the hope of winning a place in the euro semi—finals for the first time in 25 years. supermarket chain morrisons accepts a multi—billion pound takeover bid by a us investment group led by the owner of majestic wine. britain's main doctors' union urges the government to keep some measures in place after the 19th ofjuly when all covid restrictions are due to be removed. officials injapan say two people have died and at least twenty people are missing after a landslide sent mud cascading down a hillside smashing into homes and sweeping away cars. now on bbc news — the media show.

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