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October 3, 2013

2022 FIFA World Cup organisers agree to shift tournament to winter
14:47 GMT

The organisers of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar have reportedly agreed to stage the tournament in the winter to avoid footballers playing in country's scorching summer months.

Ferguson rules out returning to Man U to rescue 'disappointing' season
12:22 GMT

Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has reportedly ruled out coming back to Old Trafford in a managerial capacity to rescue United's season after their disappointing start under new boss David Moyes.

Torres out for three weeks with knee injury
00:48 GMT

The Spaniard suffered a medial collateral ligament problem during Chelsea's Champions League clash with Steaua Bucharest and will now face a spell on the sidelines

October 2, 2013

Sir Alex Ferguson retirement stalled Januzaj contract negotiations
16:05 GMT

Plans to offer the Manchester United winger a new deal were halted by the Scottish manager's retirement, as the player's agent confirms other clubs are interested in signing him

Manchester City vs Bayern Munich UCL projected lineups include Negredo and Schweinsteiger
14:41 GMT

Manchester City face arguably their toughest test so far this season when Pep Guardiola leads defending Champions League title holders Bayern Munich to the Etihad Stadium.

Real Madrid handed Bale blow
14:19 GMT

The 24-year-old has suffered a stop-start beginning to his Blancos career and will miss the Liga side's latest European tie

Mourinho confident of Chelsea sailing into Champions League's 'knockout stages'
12:41 GMT

Returning Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has said that he is confident that his club will now go on to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League after a convincing 4-0 victory over Steaua Bucharest.

70 Nepalese workers died in 2022 World Cup preparations in Qatar since 2012: Report
08:24 GMT

70 Nepalese builders working in the preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar have died in construction sites since the start of 2012, according to a death toll announced by Nepal government representatives in Doha.

October 1, 2013

Ramos: Players behind Ancelotti
22:34 GMT

The Spain international insists that he and his team-mates are fully behind under-fire coach Carlo Ancelotti and is in no doubt that they will challenge for trophies this term

Lampard hails Mata's 'first-class attitude' in forcing way back in Chelsea team
16:04 GMT

Chelsea vice-captain Frank Lampard has said that he is impressed by the 'first-class' attitude shown by his teammate Juan Mata to battle his way back into the Chelsea playing team.

Why Manchester United Should Hold Their Nerve with David Moyes
14:38 GMT

After three defeats in the first six games of the Premiership season, some are raising doubts about the suitability of David Moyes as Manchester United manager.

Arsenal projected UCL lineup against Napoli features Ramsey and Gnabry
13:11 GMT

Arsenal continue to have injury concerns as Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lukas Podolski, Santi Cazorla, Abou Diaby and Yaya Sanogo are all still sidelined. Tomas Rosicky has joined training but he is unlikely to feature.

Benitez hails Wenger as 'best coach in Premier League'
12:27 GMT

New Napoli boss Rafael Benitez has said that he believes Arsene Wenger is the best coach in the Premier League and backed Arsenal as genuine contenders this season.

September 30, 2013

Chelsea news: Jose Mourinho storms out of pre-match press conference
19:02 GMT

Jose Mourinho has walked out of Chelsea's pre-match press conference in Romania when asked about the exclusion of Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne.

Ronaldo defends Ancelotti
14:34 GMT

Real Madrid were stunned in Saturday's massive La Liga match at the Santiago Bernabeu when Atletico Madrid walked out 1-0 winners thanks to an early Diego Costa goal.