this is bbc world news, the headlines the london fire brigade is "institutionally misogynist and racist", according to a damning review into its culture. i sat with a very senior female officer, who said to me, whenever she goes into a dangerous incident, she is always thinking, "will the men around me protect me?" the family of a five year old boy who died after being sent home from hospital say he would still be alive if they had been listened to — the hospital say they are investigating. rail services across the uk are disrupted as thousands of drivers at eleven train companies take part in another strike over pay. the home office admits
the death of a man held at the manston migrant processing centre may have been caused by diphtheria. you are watching bbc news. now on bbc news it's time for sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday — i'm gavin ramjaun former scottish rugby international doddie weir has passed away at the age of 52, six years after he was diagnosed with motor neurone disease. we'll reflect on his life and his tireless work for charity. we'll be in qatar for the latest from the world cup... france set the standard — the defending champions beating denmark to become the first side through to the knockouts. lewandowski's off the mark for poland — who deny saudi arabia the chance to qualify for the last 16... and wales throw away victory
against australia... after a late fightback at the principality... another defeat for them, in the autumn internationals. hello there, and welcome along to sportsday. we'll bring you up to date, on another busy at the world cup in qatar in a moment. first — to the sad news that former scotland rugby union international doddie weir, has died. weir, who was 52, had been diagnosed with motor neurone disease six years ago. he went on to raise millions, though his charity work on mnd. andy swiss reports. he was one of rugby is most moving moments. doddie weir walking out with his sons at murrayfield,
following his diagnosis with motor neurone disease. as a person and a player, few stood taller. at six foot six his first impact was on the pitch. he won more than 60 caps for scotland, his rampaging runs making him a fan favourite. in 2016 came the devastating news that he had mnd, an incurable condition which he approached with his typical positivity. approached with his typical positivity-— approached with his typical ositivi . ., , , positivity. the diagnosis said, they basically said _ positivity. the diagnosis said, they basically said there _ positivity. the diagnosis said, they basically said there is _ positivity. the diagnosis said, they basically said there is nothing - positivity. the diagnosis said, they basically said there is nothing we | basically said there is nothing we can do, here is your care nurse. go and find your own cure. it was a concerning time, but i still had a smile on my face.— concerning time, but i still had a smile on my face. doddie weir he raised millions _ smile on my face. doddie weir he raised millions for _ smile on my face. doddie weir he raised millions for research - smile on my face. doddie weir he raised millions for research into l raised millions for research into mnd. the recipient of the award is
doddie weir. his campaigning one in both wards and huge affection. this larger—than—life character, with an irrepressible spirit. i larger-than-life character, with an irrepressible spirit.— irrepressible spirit. i have been involved in _ irrepressible spirit. i have been involved in sport _ irrepressible spirit. i have been involved in sport for _ irrepressible spirit. i have been involved in sport for a - irrepressible spirit. i have been involved in sport for a long - irrepressible spirit. i have been i involved in sport for a long time, and it does show you that might have and it does show you that might have a fight to try to find a cure for mnd. ~ , ., ., ., mnd. while his health deteriorated, that sark mnd. while his health deteriorated, that spark never _ mnd. while his health deteriorated, that spark never left _ mnd. while his health deteriorated, that spark never left him. _ mnd. while his health deteriorated, that spark never left him. when - mnd. while his health deteriorated, that spark never left him. when he l that spark never left him. when he was awarded an honorary degree, he offered to students this advice. if things don't go your way, don't give up, and one more thing, don't forget to enjoy the guinness and the red wine along the way, just never in the same class stop it wine along the way, 'ust never in the same class stop_ wine along the way, 'ust never in the same class stop it summed up his zest for life- — the same class stop it summed up his zest for life. doddie _ the same class stop it summed up his zest for life. doddie weir, _ the same class stop it summed up his zest for life. doddie weir, a _ the same class stop it summed up his zest for life. doddie weir, a man - zest for life. doddie weir, a man whose charity was matched only by his charisma his courage. doddie
weir who has died at the age of 52. the weir family have put out a statement this evening about their beloved husband and father. "doddie was an inspirational force of nature. his unending energy and drive, and his strength of character powered him through his rugby and business careers an, we believe, enabled him to fight the efects of mnd for so many years... mnd took so much from doddie, but never his spirit and determination. he battled mnd so bravely, and whilst his own batle may be over, his fight continues through his foundation, until a cure is found for all those with this devastating disease." andy nichol is a former team—mate and hejoins me now. thank you for talking to us. tell us a bit about your memories of body and how you knew each other.— your memories of body and how you knew each other. they go back a long wa . 35 knew each other. they go back a long way- 35 years — knew each other. they go back a long way- 35 years i _ knew each other. they go back a long way. 35 years i have _ knew each other. they go back a long way. 35 years i have known _ knew each other. they go back a long
way. 35 years i have known doddie. i way. 35 years i have known doddie. he was an incredible character, incredible personality, and that was evident even at school. he was a tall, skinny, six foot, he played number eight when i first played with him. then he matured into second row. he was an amazing man. everybody is saying how much an inspiration he was and what impact he had on people's lives. what did he had on people's lives. what did he do and what impact did he have? we remember doddy for what he has donein we remember doddy for what he has done in his last five years when he has had mnd. he has been truly inspiration, how he has done it in a selfless way. it has been about finding a cure so that the next generations don't have to go through what he has gone through. we forget how good rugby player he was. he was a fantastic player. i sprayed
scottish schools with him, and with the lions memorably in 1997. in a sport like rugby, i don't know anyone that has a bad word to say about doddie, which isjust astonishing. he wasjust about doddie, which isjust astonishing. he was just universally loved and that was just as a rugby player. what he has done in the last five years has been nothing short of incredible. he was a remarkable man, full of life, full of humour, mischievous as hell. even from a young age he was always up to stuff. he was always up for little tricks and trying to get you off guard. he did it with an incredible smile on his face. it did it with an incredible smile on his face. ,., , ~ .,, ., his face. it sounds like he was a real character _ his face. it sounds like he was a real character to _ his face. it sounds like he was a real character to have _ his face. it sounds like he was a real character to have in - his face. it sounds like he was a real character to have in the - real character to have in the dressing room and in life. you are someone who has got involved in his charity, helping him to raise
millions. for his work and at the charity sector, how much of a lasting legacy will it leave, having raised so much money, and raise the profile of combating mnd? it has been incredible, _ profile of combating mnd? it has been incredible, and _ profile of combating mnd? it has been incredible, and it's - profile of combating mnd? it has been incredible, and it's the - been incredible, and it's the selfless way he has done it. it is never been about what he is having to go through, it is about trying to find the cure. he spoke passionately about how there was only one drug in 20 five years to help. it wasn't even to help cure mnd, it was just to make the journey to the inevitable just a little bit more bearable. he wasn't having it, he said there is no way, we have to find a better cure. think of the advancements that have taken place in other terrible illnesses like cancer and alzheimer's and parkinson's. they have made real progress, but mnd hasn't. doddie has shone a light on it. the awareness now of motor neurone disease is so
much more than it was. doddie sadly contracted it in 2016. his legacy is immense. the money raised has been incredible, and it is making a difference. the research that is required to find a cure needs funding, and that is what a lot of the foundation has been guided towards. his legacy is immense. his legacy as a rugby player was set, he was a brilliant rugby player, but what he has done since then with mnd will be forever remembered. and? will be forever remembered. andy nichol reflecting _ will be forever remembered. andy nichol reflecting on _ will be forever remembered. andy nichol reflecting on the _ will be forever remembered. andy nichol reflecting on the life of doddie weir, who has died at the age of 52. moving onto the world cup now — and france have secured their place in the last 16 by beating denmark this afternoon. kylian mbappe with both their goals — as the defending champions set the standard in qatar. joe lynsky reports. no team has retained the world cup since 1962. all through this french squad is quality and belief. denmark
face the champions. twice in four months this year they have beaten france, and for an hour, kept the superstars quiet. this is the world cup, where the best find a way. that was kylian mbappe's 13th goal in 12 france games. he is the sport's modern great at still just 23. so dominant were france, that with that it looked settled. denmark were level when andreas christensen headed in, but five minutes from time, this. seven goals at world cup finals, 31 for france, and mbappe is in a race for greatness. this was a
winning goalfrom a yard out and far from france at their best. chasing a feat not done for 60 years, it is hard to see who can stop them. australia are back in with a chance of progressing to the knockouts. they beat tunisia 1—0, in the first game of the day — the victory their first at a world cup since 2010. qualification is now in their own hands — as craig templeton reports. every game at world cup means something. for tunisia they are setting their sights on reaching the knockout stages for the first time. australia needs to bounce back from defeats to stay in the fight. the socceroos scored the opener in that 4—1 loss to france, and mitchell duke rose to the occasion. an important goal and a special moment. the next time the ball hit duke's head, he was nowhere near as happy. after a few choice words, it was time to move on. the chances were
starting to move in favour of tunisia. after the break australia sprang back into life, and it looked more likely they would get a second, rather than a tunisian equaliser. that next goal never arrived, and that means australia have their first world cup win since 2010, and could still make the knockouts. a huge victory for australia there and we saw mitchell duke — who scored the winner — with a celebration dedicated to his son, jaxson, who was watching on from the stands. duke said scoring in a world cup was one of his proudest moments. like i'm going to start crying because it was such a big moment. it is the best feeling in the world. i'm trying not to get too caught up in it because the job is not done yet. we have one more game to win. describe the emotions when you saw the ball in the back of the net. it was the best moment of my life, in my football career. there are no words.
i am just so happy and proud of the boys. we made so many sacrifices to get here. it's the best feeling. it was the best friendly we could have had against france. if you make a small mistake you get punished. i couldn't be prouder of the boys. incredible effort and the australian fans here have given great support and now we move forward. we have achieved one win, it is nothing. he's regarded as one of the best strikers in the world. and today — a moment for robert lewandowski to remember. poland's captain was on the scoresheet — as they beat saudi arabia, the side that stunned argentina in their opening match — and were hoping to become the first side to get through to the knockouts. ben croucher reports. saudi arabia sing to
glory and supremacy, few traits you would expect to see from them at the world cup. robert lewandowski turned provider. saudi arabia refused to go down. not a penalty at first glance, but at second, yes. celebrating as if they had equalised. one obvious problem, the inevitable. the goalkeeper denying saudi arabia not once, but twice. the woodwork had the same plans for the polish too, getting their and goes askew. the best player in the world hadn't
scored at world cup and had never been gifted a chance like this. polished finish. for saudi arabia, their glory will have to come in the next story, but all still to play for. we're under way in the final game of the day — between argentina and mexico... pressure will be on both sides — particularly argentina. they're one of the big favourites — with superstar players in their ranks — and were beaten in their opening game, by saudi arabia. we get the latest on that — and updates from england and wales . with our correspondent nesta mcgregor, who is in doha for us. nesta, what's been happening in this crucial group c match...? is just isjust approaching is just approaching half—time and it is still 0—0. we should expect nothing less in this clash. argentina have dominated possession, we have also seen some tasty tackles. mexican centre back was
booked for a tackle that some described as one from the 1990s. mexico did have a free kick but it was well saved by martinez, in goal for argentina. was well saved by martinez, in goal forargentina. if argentina was well saved by martinez, in goal for argentina. if argentina lose tonight they are out of the world cup. a draw is a good result for mexico, because they will fancy their chances against saudi arabia in the final group game. who knows, this could be the last time we could see the great lee messi at a world cup tournament. he is 35 now, so unlikely to play in another one. it would be a shame if he went out in the group stage. england and wales have got all to play for for the last group game. england are looking like they are likely to go through. england had the chance to do that against the usa and they failed to take that opportunity. how will they be feeling after that goalless draw? a lot of criticism has come gareth southgate's way. h0
a lot of criticism has come gareth southgate's way.— a lot of criticism has come gareth southgate's way. no doubt it was a missed opportunity. _ southgate's way. no doubt it was a missed opportunity. instead - southgate's way. no doubt it was a missed opportunity. instead of - southgate's way. no doubt it was a missed opportunity. instead of not| missed opportunity. instead of not coming home, it is going sideways, sideways and backwards. that was a reference to the way england were passing the ball. it looked quite negative at times, especially the substitutions. phil foden and marcus rashford on the bench. the day after the game is always a quieter one. the players that didn't play last night did train today in a full session. the rest of the squad had a recovery programme. the good news for gareth southgate is that james maddison, the leicester city midfielder, train for the first time since the tournament began. the 26—year—old was suffering from a hamstring injury but good to see him backin hamstring injury but good to see him back in training. he is a player that can unlock defences, and he will be a great option to have going forward. ., ., ~' will be a great option to have going forward. ., ., ~ ., will be a great option to have going forward. ., ~ ., , , forward. looking at the wales camp, the will be forward. looking at the wales camp, they will be looking _ forward. looking at the wales camp, they will be looking to _ forward. looking at the wales camp, they will be looking to lift _ they will be looking to lift themselves after that demoralising defeat against iran. two stoppage time goals, the goalkeeper sent off.
it did not like they made many chances. sitting bad by their standards. they were go into this match knowing they have to get a big result against england to go through. how will they be feeling flocking a big result against england to go through. how will they be feeling looking this england to go through. how will they be feeling lookin— be feeling looking this is the first time wales _ be feeling looking this is the first time wales have _ be feeling looking this is the first time wales have qualified - be feeling looking this is the first time wales have qualified for- be feeling looking this is the first time wales have qualified for a i time wales have qualified for a world cup since 1958 and the legion of fans who have travelled have had little to cheer so far. upsetting england would definitely tick that box. wales, regardless of the criticism, do have an outside chance of qualifying. they have to beat england and hope that the usa and iran draw, so it is not an impossibility. going forward, the big problem for robert page is, does he play gareth bale and aaron ramsey. two players that don't have the legs they used to. some players have said they are being carried. can he have them in the squad. hoping for a moment of magic, will he rest one or both of them? a big call for robert page to make. we do
know that being a home nation clash, and the two sets of fans gathering, we are in for a cracking game. the english coach of canada — john herdman — has apologised after using a derogatory term, when instructing his players how to approach their game against croatia on sunday. it's must win for both teams. croatia have 1 point in the group — and canada lost their opening game. herdman is certainly relishing the contest. iam super i am super excited for a huge match tomorrow. 0urteam i am super excited for a huge match tomorrow. our team are light, bright, and clear, and ready to go. it will be a defining moment for canada in this world cup. it is one of those do or die games that we have to perform in to stay in the world cup. i am pretty excited, to be honest. it is a massive game,
canada playing croatia a world cup. we get a chance to play against great players, it is a hell of a match coming. away from the world cup — and plenty of domestic fa cup action today — with the second round taking place. and a shock for afc wimbledon, beaten by non—league opposition. the lost to chesterfield, of the national league 2—0 at home. goals coming from armando dobra in the first half — and jeff king — 15 minutes before the end. they seal their spot in the third round, the stage where premier league and championship teams enter the mix. the dream is over for seventh tier alvechurch. they were beaten by league 0ne's forest green rovers, 2—1... jed abbey equalised for alvechurch in the second half — after they fell behind to a first half penalty. josh march scored the winner for forest green — against the side he used to play for. could there be a hollywood draw for wrexham they're into the hat with a 4—1 victory over farnborough. paul mullin scoring a hat
trick for the welsh side. as they ran out 3—0 winners. luke norris scored twice — and this effort from jamie reid sealed the win with all three goals coming in a five minute second half spell. rangers remain top of the swpl, following a 0—0 draw in a game of very few chances, it was rangers midfielder tessel middag who came closest. the experienced dutch international hitting the bar with a free kick from outside the area. well — on a sad day for rugby union, given the news of doddie weir's passing — we also had the final round of autumn internationals. england were in action against the world champions south africa and fell to a 27—13 defeat at twickenham. the springboks led 14—3 at the break through kurt—lee arendse's brilliant try and eddiejones�* side never looked like getting back into it despite south africa going a man down, henry slade's converted try with nine minutes remaining proving to be a consolation. in the other autumn international,
wales had victory in their sights, but cruelly lost out in the final moments against australia — a 39—34 defeat piling the pressure on their head coach. reginaldo rosario reports. when payback stood in disbelief. the welsh players crestfallen. again they'd had in their hands flipped in they'd had in their hands flipped in the blink of an eye. it had started well for wales, who responded to the shock defeat to georgia with two early tries. leading 20—13 at half—time, wales quickly went over twice after the break. extending their lead to 21 points. this from justin to prick, with 15 minutes to 90, justin to prick, with 15 minutes to go, sent him to the sin bin, and open up an opportunity for australia. suddenly the injury
depleted wallabies had all the momentum, wales giving away a penalty try, and down to 13 with seven minutes remaining. australia sensed their moment. the ball slipping through welsh hands, is really completing a remarkable comeback. the end of a dreadful 2022 for wales, comeback. the end of a dreadful 2022 forwales, one comeback. the end of a dreadful 2022 for wales, one final defeat that could spell the end of p back. there was one game in the premiership this afternoon. sale beat bristol 25—20 to remain second in the table. a penalty either side of half time from aj macginty gave bristol a slender advantage, against his former club.. in response, sale kept pushing to find their way back in to the game, and a scrappy late try from jean—luc du preez secured victory for the home side. in the united rugby championship — three games have been played this afternoon, with munster v connacht due to get underway in the next hour. league leaders leinster
maintained their 100% record — this with a a0 points to 5 win over glasgow. rob russell grabbed a hat—trick for the home side, with his final try coming inside the last ten minutes. elsewhere, bulls ran in seven tries as they secured a comfortable 113—26 victory over 0spreys. david kriel scored a brace for the south african side, who move up to third in the table. but quick thinking from captain dewaldt duvenage allowed rhyno smith to score the match winning try. let's have a quick look at some of the other stories making the headlines today.. the favourite le milos — held off the challenge of re—mastered ... to win the coral gold cup at newbury. ever women's big bash. chasing 148 to win, the sixers fell
10 runs short with deandra dotting bruce mouat with two fantastic closing shots to win 5—4. australia's cameron smith has a three shot lead going into the final round of the australian pga championship. the open champion shot a third round of 69 to sit clear at royal queensland. his round included four birdies in the first six holes before struggling in windy conditions on the back nine. england's cara gainer is five shots off the lead going into the final round of the andalucia 0pen. swizerland's morgan matreux leads on 1a under par.
dillian whyte returns to the ring this evening, as he takes on undefeated americanjermaine franklin at wembley arena. whyte has not fought since a defeat to tyson fury in april and feels tonight's opponent poses a difficult test. he isa he is a big guy, he looks like you might be about 300 pounds. he says he is in knock me out, he says is good at do this. i think is a bit confused in his head as to what he wants to do. that makes him dangerous. he is a bit unpredictable in his head. just a reminder of the story we brought you at the top of sportsday. former scottish rugby international doddie weir has passed away at the age of 52. weir had been diagnosed with motor neurone disease six years ago. he went on to raise millions, though his charity work on mnd. earlier this month, he appeared at murrayfield with the match ball before scotland kicked off against new zealand.
my name's doddie foundation chief executivejill douglas told me doddie continues to shine a light on mnd." he is survived by his wife kathy and sons hamish, angus and ben. hello, it's not been a pleasant day today. grey skies and outbreaks of rain. a bit better tomorrow but for the rest of this evening and overnight we can expect more rain. having said that. later in the night the weather should start to improve across northern and western areas of the uk. this is the weather front that crossing the country right now. that is the centre of low pressure that weather front will sweep over us through the course of this evening and the first part of the night. and then the early hours of sunday morning we will see the weather improving across the western and northwestern part of the uk. this is what it looks like over the next few hours. the rain will not clear
east anglia and the southeast. that's where it will stall early on sunday morning. elsewhere, where it is dry on sunday morning it will be a little colder. 6 degrees celsius and more like 11 in the london area. this weather front will drag its heels. it's what we call a waving front, it wobbles a little and does not want to clear away towards the east. so that does mean that in east anglia and the southeast. in fact, probably from central to southern england and possibly even into lincolnshire a bit of uncertainty here. it could be raining through most of the day and certainly in kent you are in for a wet day. elsewhere across the country it will be a bright day with scattered clouds and occasional showers in the west. it will remain blustery. not particularly cold though. tomorrow evening you can see that rain still in kent and sussex. just about clearing the coast of east anglia out in the west we will have more showers. monday and tuesday we will see
high—pressure building high pressure building in from the south west. this ridge of high—pressure means that things dry out. the weather front, or remnants of it, still out in the north sea. but this ridge builds in and that will keep things settled at least for most of us on monday, certainly by tuesday. most of us are in that drier, clear weather. i say clearer, there will be sunshine around on monday. and indeed on tuesday. in places it would be quite foggy, and murky in the morning. where the fog persists it could end up being pretty cold. i think, on balance it is around eight to 10 degrees as far as the week ahead is concerned. goodbye.
this is bbc news with the headlines.... france have become the first team at the world cup in qatar to secure their passage to the last 16 knockout stages. heavy rains on the italian island of ischia have caused a landslide with reports of one woman dying and others still missing. pakistan's former prime minister, imran khan, addresses a protest rally for the first time since he was shot earlier this month. hello and welcome to bbc world news. we begin in qatar, where the world cup match between argentina and mexico