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The Football Association are yet to confirm who will perform the squad, although Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard and the rest of Roy Hodgson's team have already been ruled out

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Kieron Dyer played just seven competitive minutes for Queen's Park Rangers last season but will be with QPR for the 2012-13 Premier League campaign after signing a new one-year deal yesterday.

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The Newcastle goalkeeper Steve Harper has admitted the club's fight for Champions League qualification this season has taken everyone by surprise.

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Newcastle are to honour former manager Sir Bobby Robson by unveiling a new statue at St James' Park.

Ray Barlow: Footballer at the heart of West Bromwich Albion's free-flowing 1950s side

Ray Barlow was a footballing artist, the sweet-passing midfield fulcrum of Vic Buckingham's delightfully free-flowing West Bromwich Albion side of the mid-1950s, and it was not only Baggies loyalists who scratched their heads in perplexity that the stylish wing-half was awarded only a single England cap. Certainly there was no shortage of shrewd observers within the game who reckoned the tall, rangy Wiltshireman preferable to Jimmy Dickinson, the splendidly consistent and defensively ultra-solid Portsmouth stalwart who kept Barlow out during his prime, Dickinson wearing his country's colours 48 times in the process.

Jamie Carragher (right) celebrates the Carling Cup final victory with fellow Liverpool stalwart Steven Gerrard last month

Carragher covets medals more as chances run out

The Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher admits that losing his place in the first-team starting line-up this season has given him a new appreciation of his career.

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David O'Leary has asked Fifa to intervene in a contract dispute with his former club Al Ahli.

Craig Bellamy and West Ham's Jack Collison (right) during a Wales training session at the Millennium Stadium

Wales night of sentiment for Speed

Gary Speed's teenaged sons will lead out Wales in the company of Aaron Ramsey and Craig Bellamy tonight, after their grandfather has given the team-talk in the dressing room. For very obvious and understandable reasons this friendly will resemble no other as the country pays tribute to their deceased manager.

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque

Vicente del Bosque: So, how good is it to be the Spain coach?

Vicente del Bosque opens up to Henry Swarbrick on what it's like to manage the world champions, the threat from England at the Euros and why he had to drop Torres

Kenny Dalglish, the Liverpool manager

Dalglish tries to take heat out of trip to Old Trafford

Liverpool manager praises Ferguson and is confident Suarez can cope with hostility today

Suarez claimed 'negro' was a friendly form of address

Suarez's evidence was implausible and incredible

FA reveal full reasons why Liverpool star has been banned for eight games

The Chelsea captain, John Terry, clashes with QPR's Anton Ferdinand during the match at Loftus Road

Sponsors shun Terry over charge for racism

Umbro downplay association with England captain, who heads for court on 1 February

John Terry will remain England captain during racism investigation

John Terry will remain England captain for next month's friendly double-header with Spain and Sweden if the investigation into his alleged racist slur against Anton Ferdinand has not concluded.

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Manchester United v Chelsea: Previous meetings

Chelsea play Manchester United this weekend in what has been dubbed a 'winner takes all' tie in the race for the Premier League title.

Stats say Manchester United for the title with Liverpool in fourth

Brian Sears: Just 82 Premier League games remain to be played this season, and it’s great fun trying to predict the outcome. But on what basis can we try to do this with some credible, evidence-based data?

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