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Andy Robertson surprises Scotland team-mates with £900 Euro 2020 gift boxes including can of Tennents, Irn Bru & whiskey

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KIND-HEARTED Scotland captain Andy Robertson arranged for all his Euros teammates and backroom staff to be delivered gift boxes worth over £900.

The Liverpool star, 27, set up the surprise for Steve Clarke’s men as they arrived at their Euro 2020 training camp in Middlesbrough on Wednesday.


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Andy Robertson has surprised his Scotland teammates ahead of Euro 2020[/caption]

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The personalised gift bags were given to each player and staff member[/caption]

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All squad members and staff were given a range of gifts inside the box  – including a pair of Bang&Olufsen headphones costing £300.

Frontman Kevin Nisbet revealed he and his teammates were also given Apple Watches – which start at £379 – by their skipper.

Football agency PLG Group, who set up the box on Andy’s behalf, said: “Scotland captain Andy Robertson, has surprised his full squad and backroom staff with a unique gift box ahead of the team’s first match on the 14th June.

“To celebrate Scotland’s 23 year wait for an international tournament, Andy has pulled together an extra special line-up of branded gifts which pay homage to the team’s roots.”

A source added: “It was all Andy’s idea. It’s a lovely gesture and just shows what sort of guy he is.”

The box included a bespoke Johnnie Walker blue label bottle of whiskey worth nearly £200, as well as a one-off bottle of Irn Bru, and Scotland themed cans of Tennents and Brewdog.

Scotland skipper Robertson tweeted: “Thank you to all the brands that made this possible, very much appreciated.”

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Robertson’s snap showed off his Johnnie Walker blue label – which retail at upto £195 – and had “Andy Robertson Good Luck Scotland” etched on the front of it.

There was also a personalised Fifa 21 game for the PS4 with a front cover of Steve Clarke’s men celebrating qualifying for Euro 2020 against Serbia last year.

Further items include a personalised Irn Bru glass bottle with “Good Luck Andy Robertson” on the front, along a box of Walkers Shortbread.

A Johnnie Walker spokeswoman confirmed they gifted a bottle for each of the 26 players.

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Team news, injury updates and latest odds for Turkey vs Italy as Euro 2020 gets underway in Rome

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AFTER more than a year of waiting Euro 2020 finally gets going as Turkey take on Italy in a mouthwatering opener tonight.

The Azzurri will have the all-important home advantage in the crucial Group A clash, with 16,000 fans allowed in to watch at the Stadio Olimpico.

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Italy will have the benefit of home advantage for the first game of the tournament[/caption]

Getting underway at 8pm, fans here in the UK can settle down to watch the game – and the Opening Ceremony – live on BBC ONE.

What’s the form?

Italy enter the tournament in sparkling form and will be delighted that they’re going slightly under the radar.

Coached by former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini, his side have won EIGHT on the bounce – and kept a clean-sheet in every one of those victories.

A tough task then for the Turks, who will be looking to breach an Italian defence which hasn’t conceded in 795 minutes of play.

Turkey – managed by the formidable Şenol Güneş – have themselves lost just once in their last 13 internationals, memorably putting four past Holland back in March.

I know Turkish football well and the spirit they have.

They might not be the top level teams like France, Belgium, Germany or Holland, but they can still cause us a lot of problems.

Roberto Mancini, Italy coach

Who’s in and who’s out?

Back in the big time after missing out on World Cup 2018, Italy have a settled side and Mancini is unlikely to dish out any major shocks.

Ageless defender Giorgio Chiellini will be a rock at the back, with Jorginho set to pull the strings in midfield and Ciro Immobile tasked with banging them in.

Turkey were superb in qualifying and will be out to replicate their excellent tournament efforts of 2002 and 2008.

Lille magicians Burak Yilmaz and Yusuf Yazici will reunite after storming Ligue 1 this season, while Caglar Soyuncu, Merih Demiral and Ozan Kabak form a stubborn defensive trio.

Watch out for…

AC Milan’s Hakan Calhanoglu, who has been linked with a big-money move to Arsenal this summer.

Available on a freebie with his contract running out this July at the San Siro, expect Calhanoglu to impress in the shop window.

He registered nine goals and 12 assists for the Rossoneri this campaign – if he brings his A-game from the start, that Italian run of clean-sheets might be in danger.

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Calhanoglu is set to be in high demand this summer as he becomes a free agent[/caption]

Italy are one of the favourites of the European Championship.

We want to show our own football against these types of teams. We will play without fear.

Şenol Güneş, Turkey coach

If the game’s rubbish…

See if you can spot Immobile’s devoted wife Jessica Melena and their three kids in the crowd.

Known as Italy’s power couple, Melena has over 950k followers on Instagram and originally dreamt of being a CSI investigator before meeting Ciro in 2012.

The pair moved in after a WEEK and Jessica is set to be in Rome to cheer on her man in the tournament opener.

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Jessica is set to be in Rome to support her husband from the stands[/caption]

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She has a huge social media following, with almost 1 million fans on her Instagram[/caption]

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The pair were married in 2014 just two years after they met[/caption]

Betting odds

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Match odds

  • Turkey to win 7/1
  • The Draw 11/4
  • Italy to win 1/2

Power prices

  • Ciro Immobile to score 2 or more – was 9/1 now 11/1
  • Ciro Immobile & Burak Yilmaz to have 2 or more shots on target each – was 12/1 now 16/1

Euro 2020 outright odds

  • Turkey 66/1
  • Italy 15/2

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Gareth Southgate’s side are primed for a good run in the competition starting with Sunday’s Group D opener against Croatia at Wembley.

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Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal FREE: Live stream, TV channel and start time for French Open semi-final

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NOVAK DJOKOVIC is once again looking to stun great rival Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros.

The Serb has generally had the better of the Spaniard at grand slams in recent years, but has barely been able to lay a glove on him at the French Open.

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Djokovic is looking to stun Nadal[/caption]

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Nadal is strong favourite to retain his title[/caption]

In last year’s final, Nadal was at his brilliant best as he ran out 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 winner over Djokovic.

What time does Djokovic vs Nadal start?

  • Novak Djokovic takes on Rafael Nadal on Friday, June 11.
  • The pair will take to Court Philippe-Chatrier at 4.30pm UK time – 5.30pm local time.
  • However, this could change if the other semi-final between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev goes on longer than expected.

What TV channel is Djokovic vs Nadal on and can I live stream it?

  • Djokovic vs Nadal is live on ITV4 in the UK.
  • To stream the match live, head to the ITV Hub.
  • Coverage will begin at the conclusion of Tsitsipas vs Zverev.

Can I watch Djokovic vs Nadal for free?

  • Yes. All ITV services are free for UK viewers with a TV licence.

Head-to-head

Djokovic has 29 wins to Nadal’s 28 in his career.

Though at grand slams Nadal leads 10-6 in the head-to-head stakes.

However, only three of these meetings took place in the last 5 years.

Djokovic was the winner at Wimbledon and the US Open while Nadal was victorious at Roland Garros.

At the French Open, Nadal has won seven of their meetings while Djokovic has won just one.

Latest odds

Novak Djokovic 11/5

Rafael Nadal 1/3

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