Sport Argentina celebrate their World Cup semi-final penalty shootout victory over the Netherlands

With Lionel Messi in fine form, we look at how Alejandro Sabella can lead his Argentina side to glory in Brazil

Gethin Jenkins has been the centre of attention in the Wales camp this week

Wales star Gethin Jenkins relieved to join the exclusive 100 club at last

It was an inauspicious start to an international career. On a cold Friday November night in Wrexham, Gethin Jenkins pulled on a Wales jersey for the first time in a sloppy but comfortable 40-3 win over Romania.

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Fifa Ballon d'Or: Lionel Messi's brother mocks Cristiano Ronaldo by comparing the trophy haul of the duo

The Barcelona and Real Madrid forwards are in the running for the Fifa Ballon d'Or, although Franck Ribery is the favourite to win the prize

Radamel Falcao celebrates a goal for Colombia against Belgium
Cory Allen, pictured during this year's Hong Kong Sevens, has been called up to face Argentina

Wales v Argentina: Head coach Warren Gatland relishing Cory Allen debut after seeing his centre options depleted by injury

First choice combination of Jamie Roberts and Jonathan Davies are on the long-term injury list which gives the Cardiff Blues star a chance to shine on Saturday

Alex Corbisiero’s knee injury has added to England’s front-row problems

England prop Alex Corbisiero to undergo knee surgery

The Northampton Saints player had already been ruled out of this weekend's clash with New Zealand

Both Barcelona and Lionel Messi's management have rubbished claims of a dispute over his recovery from injury

Rumours of Lionel Messi rift with Barcelona rubbished be representatives of the Argentina international

Messi is being treated by Argentinian doctor Luis Garcia despite him not being employed by the club triggering speculation that the 26-year-old is upset with the Catalan's medical staff

Wales Number Eight Toby Faletau attempts to break the tackle of the South African defence

Wales v Argentina: Toby Faletau happy to buck the trend after rejecting France approach to remain with the Newport Gwent Dragons

Wales centre Jonathan Davies was the latest to announce a move across the channel earlier this week but Faletau will remain in Wales until at least 2016

Lionel Messi is expected to be out until next year with a hamstring injury

Lionel Messi injury: Barcelona forward says he is working 'full time' to get back to fitness

Argentine is expected to be out until early next year

Manu Tuilagi could miss England's Six Nations campaign after suffering a setback in his recovery from a torn pectoral muscle

England centre Manu Tuilagi suffers setback in recovery from chest injury that could rule him out of 2014 Six Nations

The Leicester Tigers back has been sidelined since September with a torn pectoral muscle and has now had to undergo surgery in an effort to repair he damage

Barcelona players, including Cesc Fabregas, celebrate a goal

Barcelona extend deal with UNICEF which sees club pay charity £1.25m a year

The name of the charity is displayed on the back of the shirt

Pope Francis

Pope Francis corruption fury: Tie them to a rock and throw them in the sea

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Joe Marler is suffering from a concussion

England face headache over Joe Marler concussion

Forget the scrummaging machine and the midfield playbook; make way for the stethoscope, the thermometer and the neurocognitive assessment kit. This weekend’s “vengeance match” between England and New Zealand already has the makings of a medical drama as well as a sporting one, with the home camp expressing concern over the concussion suffered by the loose-head prop Joe Marler during the victory over Argentina three days ago and the tourists taking every anti-virus precaution under the sun.

Stuart Lancaster's side have won their last six games at Twickenham

All Blacks’ revenge mission will be our most difficult test so far, says Stuart Lancaster

Stuart Lancaster faces the most delicate motivational task of his international career as England seek to strengthen their credentials as potential winners of the home World Cup in 2015 by beating New Zealand, the reigning champions, at Twickenham this weekend. The All Blacks are treating the match as a revenge mission following their record defeat in London a year ago, while Lancaster’s men see it as a rite of passage.

Mako Vunipola

England v New Zealand: Mako Vunipola to miss Twickenham clash with knee injury

Despite suffering a concussion, Joe Marler may be fit to face the All Blacks

Lionel Messi is suffering his worst goalless run in two years

Lionel Messi injury: Barcelona forward to fall 46 goals short of last year's record breaking season

The Argentina international is not expected to play again this year

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