Samuel Muston raises his glass
Take your pick in Courchevel, Chamonix, Sainte-Foy, Megève, and Val Thorens
Mourinho fulfilled a promise in supplying champagne for his pre-match press conference in celebration of his 51st birthday
The vote will be held next year, with current president Sepp Blatter yet to decide whether to go for another term
As New Year's Eve approaches, there are vast swathes of sparkling on offer in the high street, so here are three celebration bottles where quality and price match up…
In Japan, New Year's Eve itself is called oh-misoka, and is a day to spend quietly at home for most people. It is not a day for fireworks at all in Japan (fireworks are reserved for summertime). You reflect on the old year, watch some year-ending entertainment programmes on TV such as Kohaku Uta Gassen (a long-running singing contest show), and perhaps go to the local temple at midnight, while hearing the 108 rings of the bell to ring away the evils of the old year. People looking for a party on New Year's Eve are often disappointed.
Sales fall flat under pressure from cheaper alternatives
There may only be four days to go, but there's still time to snap up some great pressies for all the family
Some say the Sky is falling in after BT Sport's hijacking of the Champions' League broadcasting rights. Yet without the satellite platform we might not have seen Sachin Tendulkar's 200th and final Test match (Sky Sports 2, Thursday). They have been faithfully delivering cricket from all corners of the old empire since early 1990, coinciding with all but three months of the Little Master's remarkable 24-year career.
A number of other records were broken yesterday
The 22-year-old scored a stunning goal against Montenegro to cap a fine display
Ben White capped a remarkable 15-point run with the decisive try as Exeter battled back to overcome a London Irish side whose long injury list gained two additions in a rugged encounter.
Director Joe Hill-Gibbins can’t seem to decide quite what he wants his production (part of the Travelex season) of Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II to be - or indeed when.
Gold colouring expected on high-end iPhone update, the new iPhone 5S