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Kfm Morning Sport Up-Date: Euro 2020 Semi Final Line-Ups Will Be Completed.

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8,000 fans will be allowed inside Croke Park for today’s Leinster Hurling semi-final double header.

Italy and Belgium played the game of the Euro 2020 last night, but it was Roberto Mancini’s side who secured the semi-final place.

First half goals from Nicolo Barella and Lorenzo Insigne helped them beat Belgium 2-1 in Munich.

Italy will face Spain in Tuesday’s semi-final at Wembley.

Luis Enrique’s side needed penalties to beat ten-man Switzerland.


This evening it’s the turn of the so-called weaker side of the draw.

At 5, Denmark play the Czech Republic in Baku.

While England are away from Wembley for the first time as they take on Ukraine in Rome from 8.

Shamrock Rovers returned to the summit of the SSE Airtricity Premier Division last night with a 3-1 win over Dundalk in Tallaght.

Previous leaders St. Pat’s had two men sent off in a 3-2 defeat away to Bohemians.

Drogheda returned to winning ways with a 3-1 win over Finn Harps.

While Derry beat Waterford 2-ni.

Sligo Rovers could end the night top of the table if they post a big win away to Longford from 7.30.



GOLF

Rory McIlroy plays alongside Matthew Jordan on today’s third round of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.

Meanwhile, Shane Lowry is partnered by South Africa’s Justin Harding.

Both Irish golfers are 5-under par.

Cormac Sharvin and Graeme McDowell were the only other Irish golfers to make the cut - they tee off from 4-under and 3-under par respectively.

Lucas Herbert holds a two-shot lead on 13-under par.


GAELIC GAMES

Eight-thousand fans will be allowed inside Croke Park for today’s Leinster Hurling semi-final double header.

Dublin and Galway get the action underway at 2.

While there’s a 4.30pm start to Wexford’s meeting with Kilkenny.

Semple Stadium is the venue for the first of this year’s Munster Hurling semi-finals.

Defending champions Limerick take on Cork, with throw-in at 7.

Offaly and Kilkenny finally get around to contesting the 2020 Electric Ireland Leinster Minor Hurling final.

There’s a midday start in Portlaoise.

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After a disappointing 2020, Monaghan will be hoping to make progress in the Ulster football championship today.

They play Fermanagh in Clones, with throw-in at 3.30.

RUGBY

Athy's Joey Carbery makes his return to international rugby after two years away today.

He starts at out-half for the test with Japan at the Aviva, which gets underway at 1.

And the Lions continue preparations for their test series with the Springboks.

Warren Gatland’s side face the Sigma Lions in Johannesburg from 5.

Last night saw the Springboks warm-up with a 40-points to 9 win over Georgia.


TENNIS

Andy Murray’s Wimbledon dream came to an end last night as he lost in straight sets to Denis Shapovalov.

Roger Federer’s fan favourite status will be tested on Centre Court this afternoon when he faces Britain’s Cameron Norrie.

While over on Court One, second seed Daniil Medvedev plays 2017 finalist Marin Cilic.

Women’s top seed Ash Barty is aiming to reach the last-16 for just the second time when she plays Katerina Siniakova.

While Coco Gauff opens proceedings on Centre against Kaja Juvan.



CYCLING

The peloton faces its toughest examination so far on this year’s Tour de France today.

They must tackle three first-category climbs in the last 55-kilometres of today’s eighth stage.

Mathieu van der Poel wears yellow, with a 30-second lead over Wout van Aert.


RACING

A seven-race card at Naas gets underway at 1.20

While the July festival at Bellewstown continues, with an eight-race card commencing at 4.35pm.

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