Liverpool's FA Cup third-round tie at Port Vale will be screened live on ITV at 2pm on Sunday 3 January. Sky will show the all-Premiership tie between Manchester United and Middlesbrough at 4pm on Sunday, and Preston's home tie with Arsenal at 8pm on Monday evening.
The Argentininan forward Ariel Ortega was suspended by his club Sampdoria yesterday following a drink-driving charge by police. Ortega's compatriot and team-mate Gaston Cordoba and Brazilian Cate were also suspended by the club.
A friendly international between Nigeria and Egypt originally scheduled to be played today has been called off by Nigerian officials after their Egyptian counterparts attempted to reschedule the game at the last minute for the second time in sucession.Reuse content