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Germany's Mario Gotze came off injured against the Republic of Ireland

Germany midfielder Mario Gotze facing up to three months out with groin injury

Shay Given suffered an injury against Germany on Thursday

Shay Given ruled out of the Republic of Ireland's crunch showdown with Poland

Moeen Ali struggled in England's warm-up matches

Moeen Ali set for opening spot despite struggles in Sharjah

Lewis Hamilton hopes for better weather conditions in Sochi over the weekend

Rain limits Lewis Hamilton's practice sessions at Russian Grand Prix

England backs coach Andy Farrell, right, and forwards coach Graham Rowntree, left will be confined to limited roles on Saturday

Andy Farrell and Graham Rowntree bans add to England's World Cup woes

Flashback to last year's Grand Final when referee Phil Bentham showed the red card to Ben Flower, who has the chance to redeem himself on Saturday

Wigan determined to help forward Ben Flower put right Grand Final wrong

Sam Allardyce will join Sunderland as manager on a two-year deal

Sunderland appoint Sam Allardyce as manager on a two-year deal

The election is due to be held on February 26

FIFA crisis: ExCo members push for delay to presidential election

New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was unveiled at Anfield

I am the Normal One, says Jurgen Klopp as he is unveiled as Liverpool's new boss

Gordon Strachan's future as Scotland manager is unclear after they were eliminated from Euro 2016

Kenny Dalglish: Scotland would be crazy to ditch Gordon Strachan

Gareth McAuley, pictured, has heaped praise on Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill

Gareth McAuley: Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill deserves "massive credit"

Moeen Ali fell cheaply, twice, in Sharjah

Moeen Ali and Alex Hales fluff their lines for England opener role

Republic of Ireland skipper Robbie Keane, left, congratulates match-winner Shane Long

Robbie Keane: Ireland never gave up on Euro 2016 automatic qualification dream

David Healy was a proud observer as Northern Ireland sealed their  qualification for Euro 2016

David Healy hopes Northern Irish triumph can heal old wounds

Former Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish, pictured, has been impressed by new boss Jurgen Klopp so far

Kenny Dalglish impressed by new Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp's attitude

Bernie Ecclestone expects 22 drivers on the grid in 2016

Bernie Ecclestone expects full F1 grid in 2016 amid Red Bull uncertainty

Joe Launchbury was named player of the match in England's defeat against Australia

Joe Launchbury embarrassed by "strange" man of the match award against Wallabies

New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has no problem with the club's transfer committee

Jurgen Klopp happy to work with Liverpool's transfer committee

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero suffered an injury playing for Argentina

Man City striker Sergio Aguero suffers hamstring injury on international duty

Scotland's head coach Vern Cotter first called up John Hardie in June

John Hardie happy to take slow road back for Scotland after concussion

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill was understandably elated with his side's achievement

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill basking in pride after Euro qualification

Harry Kane will lead England's attack against Estonia

Roy Hodgson urges Harry Kane to seize 'big opportunity' in England shirt

Stuart Lancaster says he has learned from his experiences with England

England boss Stuart Lancaster: I back myself to coach at this level

Warren Gatland has given his backing to Stuart Lancaster

Warren Gatland supports Stuart Lancaster amid 'assassination by media'

Matt Fitzpatrick claimed the clubhouse lead after the opening day at Woburn

Matt Fitzpatrick steals show from tournament host Ian Poulter

Steven Finn still has a chance of figuring in the first Test against Pakistan

England's Steven Finn expects to be overlooked for first Test against Pakistan

Jamie Peacock is preparing for his final game of rugby league

Retiring Jamie Peacock relaxed as he chases ninth Grand Final victory

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill is taking nothing for granted

Ireland boss Martin O'Neill staying cautious despite beating Germany

Gordon Strachan was devastated for his Scotland players after Poland's late equaliser

Gordon Strachan devastated but proud of his Scotland side

UEFA president Michel Platini (left) and FIFA president Sepp Blatter (right) have been suspended

FIFA in turmoil as Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini are suspended

Jurgen Klopp is set to be presented to the media on Friday

Liverpool announce appointment of Jurgen Klopp as new manager

Shane Long fires the Republic of Ireland's winner

Republic of Ireland take step towards Euro 2016 with win over Germany

Steven Davis, pictured left, scored twice against Greece as Northern Ireland booked their place at Euro 2016

Northern Ireland secure qualification for Euro 2016 with 3-1 victory over Greece

Robert Lewandowski, right, scored in injury time to end Scotland's hopes of qualifying for Euro 2016

Scotland's hopes of Euro 2016 qualification ended after draw to Poland

Chelsea and Arsenal players clashed in their meeting at Stamford Bridge last month.

Chelsea and Arsenal both fined by FA following stormy Stamford Bridge encounter

Harlequins boss Conor O'Shea has backed Chris Robshaw, pictured, to retain the England captaincy

Conor O'Shea stands by his man Chris Robshaw to carry on as England skipper

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke will give evidence to MPs on the FA's backing for Michel Platini at a parliamentary hearing in two weeks' time.

Greg Dyke to give evidence at parliamentary hearing

Gary McAllister was appointed as a first-team coach at Liverpool in the summer.

Gary McAllister takes Anfield ambassadorial role

Greg Dyke, pictured, confirmed the FA would drop its support for Michel Platini if the Frenchman was found to have behaved improperly

Greg Dyke: FA will not support Michel Platini if he has behaved dishonestly

Jenson Button has had only two top-10 finishes this season

Jenson Button convinced McLaren will improve next season

Issa Hayatou is the acting president of FIFA

Issa Hayatou: A profile of FIFA's acting president

Danny Cipriani was left out of England's World Cup squad

Stuart Lancaster won't dwell on Mike Catt-Danny Cipriani bust-up

Steven Finn took two four wickets for five runs in Sharjah

Steven Finn takes advantage with four wickets as England give chances to all

Dele Alli's fine form for Tottenham this season won him an England call-up

Dele Alli: England debut at Wembley would be a dream come true

Luke Shaw is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines

Pierluigi Collina uses Luke Shaw injury to highlight the need for safety first

Greig Laidlaw has urged his Scotland players to take the last step needed to clinch a World Cup quarter-final slot

Greig Laidlaw: Scotland "desperate" to secure World Cup quarter-final berth

Heyneke Meyer, pictured, enjoyed Bryan Habana's three-try show

South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer 'so proud' of record-matching Bryan Habana

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton lifts the trophy as he celebrates with the fans after winning the 2015 British Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit, Towcester.

Silverstone managing director Patrick Allen blasts current state of Formula One

Milton Haig's Georgia won on Wednesday

Mixed emotions for Milton Haig after Georgia's win

South Africa's Bryan Habana dives in to bring up his hat-trick

Springbok hat-trick ace Bryan Habana matches Jonah Lomu's World Cup try record


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