Wednesday Evening Sports Update

SOCCER

Declan Rice has declared for England.

The West Ham midfielder says he rang both Mick McCarthy and Gareth Southgate earlier today to inform both managers of his decision.

Rice won three Republic of Ireland caps, but as all of them were in friendlies he was still free to declare for England, the country of his birth.

The 20 year old says it was a difficult decision to make, and that his pride in wearing the Ireland shirt was 100 per cent genuine.

Tottenham and Borussia Dortmund meet in the last-16 of the Champions League this evening, with both sides missing key players through injury.

Spurs are without both Harry Kane and Dele Alli.

While Dortmund have arrived in London without the combined talents of Marco Reus (PR: Royce), Paco Alcacer (PR: alka-sare) and Julian Weigl.

Elsewhere tonight, Ajax entertain defending champions Real Madrid.

Both games kick off at 8.

Manchester United and Paris Saint Germain have both been charged by UEFA following last night’s game at Old Trafford.

United are facing charges of thrown objects and blocked stairways.

PSG’s Angel Di Maria was seen to have a beer bottle thrown at him during the second half of their 2-nil win.

While PSG have been charged with setting off fireworks, throwing objects, acts of damage and crowd disturbance.

RUGBY

The various semi-final permiations for the Heineken Champions Cup semi-finals have been announced.

Munster will have home country advantage for their Heineken Champions Cup semi final should they beat Edinburgh in the quarter finals and end up facing Glasgow Warriors in the semis.

But should Munster beat Edinburgh and then come up against Sarcens, the semi final will be played in England.

The winner of the Leinster and Ulster quarter final will only have home advantage in the semis should they come up against Toulouse.

If either side have to face Racing (PR: Rassing), they’ll be off to France for the semi finals.