Former Manchester United footballer Phil Neville

Phil Neville to Valencia: Former Manchester United defender named as La Liga side's assistant coach

Neville has experience of coaching at Manchester United

Gareth Bale with Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo will 'move' before Gareth Bale, claims former Real Madrid manager

John Toshack believes the Ballon d'Or holder will be outlasted by his Welsh team-mate

Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos celebrates after scoring against Malaga FC

Sergio Ramos to Manchester United: New £35.4m bid lodged as Real Madrid start to accept that they have lost the battle for Spain defender

The Old Trafford club are also chasing the signings of Bastian Schweinsteiger of Bayern Munich and Morgan Schneiderlin of Southampton

Sergio Ramos to Manchester United: Red Devils upbeat over deal for Real Madrid defender despite failure of £32m opening bid

The Spaniard has not gone public himself, but his interest in a move to Old Trafford has been made known, at his own request

Galatasaray midfielder Felipe Melo

Felip Melo Z: Galatasaray midfielder launches new gaming app that sees football take on a zombie apocalypse - and he needs your help

When not busy on the pitch in Turkey, Melo is fighting zombies off it

Sergio Ramos to Manchester United: £30m opening bid for unsettled Real Madrid defender made as United seek to secure move

Exclusive: The Spanish international believes he is worth more than the €7m Real are understood to be willing to pay, and cannot understand the club allowing him to enter the last two years of his contract

Rio Ferdinand has sent Lionel Messi a happy birthday salute

Lionel Messi's birthday: Rio Ferdinand sends 'salute' to Barcelona forward in happy birthday video as Twitter celebrates with #Messi28

Ferdinand recorded a video to send his best to Messi on his 28th birthday

The Champions League and Europa League trophies on display at the entrance of Uefa's headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland

Financial Fair Play: Uefa appeal against court ruling that could grant clubs an extra £10 million to spend on players

The governing body is preparing to make its own changes to the regime at an executive committee meeting in Prague next week

Croatia’s supporters throw flares during the Euro 2016 qualifying football match against Italy. File photo

Croatia election: Swastika on pitch during Euro 2016 qualifier with Italy is symbolic of the rise of the far right in the Balkan state

Serbs and other minorities live in fear as ultra-nationalists uses fascist chants and emblems ahead of poll, fuelled by deep economic hardship

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Members of the Porto team show off the new away kit

Porto have just released their new 2015/16 away kit and it's a candidate for the worst ever

The two-tone brown strip with turquoise stripes and trim hasn't gone down well among football fans

Slaven Bilic on the touchline for Besiktas last season

West Ham Europa League draw: Hammers to begin European campaign against Andorra runners-up FC Lusitanos

West Ham enter the Europa League in the first qualifying round after winning Uefa's Fair Play League

New West Ham manager Slaven Bilic faces an early start to next season

West Ham return to training early as they prepare for Europa League qualifiers

The tie will be Slaven Bilic's first games in charge after succeeding Sam Allardyce at the club

Rafa Benitez pictured at his unveiling as Real Madrid manager

Rafa Benitez 'told to lose weight' by Real Madrid hierarchy who fear fat jibes that followed him during Chelsea spell

Club trying to 'prevent attack' of the kind he received at Chelsea

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England players and coaching staff celebrate their quarter-final victory over host nation Canada at the Women’s World Cup early on Sunday
Women's World Cup: Though Japan lifted the trophy at the 2011 tournament in Germany, they lost 2-0 to England at the group stage then
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Steven Gerrard and wife Alex arrive in America
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Former Manchester United footballer Phil Neville
The former Manchester United and England full-back had previous coaching experience under David Moyes at United
Daniel Agger and his Golden Retriever
The pet of ex-Liverpool defender went to be groomed and 'never came home'
Chico Flores of Swansea City celebrates his goal
Former Swansea player takes picture of himself, the priest, his new wife and entire congregation
Paulinho and Jamie Carragher
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Partick Thistle's new mascot designed by David Shrigley at Firhill Stadium in Glasgow
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Residents just want water and power in a city chosen to be a ‘smart’ metropolis

The Indian Government has launched an ambitious plan to transform 100 of its crumbling cities
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How to stop an asteroid hitting Earth

Would people cooperate to face a global peril?
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One day to find €1.6bn

Greece is edging inexorably towards an exit from the euro
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'Iron Man' augmented reality technology could become reality

Holographic projections would provide extra information on objects in a person's visual field in real time
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Sugary drinks are killing 184,000 adults around the world every year

The drinks that should be eliminated from people's diets
Pride of Place: Historians map out untold LGBT histories of locations throughout UK

Historians map out untold LGBT histories

Public are being asked to help improve the map
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Lionel, Patti, Burt and The Who rock Glasto

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Isis, a year of the caliphate

Who can defeat the so-called 'Islamic State' – and how?
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Can a new team of designers put the spark back into the high-street brand?
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'We haven't invaded France'

Italy's Prime Minister 'reclaims' Europe's highest peak
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Why do we ignore the worst of the massacres?

The West’s determination not to offend its Sunni allies helps Isis and puts us all at risk, says Patrick Cockburn
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We want robots to do our drudge work, and to look enough like us for comfort. But are the scientists developing artificial intelligence in danger of replicating the TV drama Humans?