Teenager staying put for the time being
The games involving Les Bleus will be classed as friendlies
The striker wants the best chance of going to the World Cup
Steve Bruce plays crucial role in securing forward
The lowdown on the teams in Group A
A look ahead to tonight’s World Cup play-off at the Laugardalsvollur Stadium
The Olympic gold medalist has no time to rest though as he will compete next Saturday on the undercard of Carl Froch v George Groves
The clash of giant egos is in Lisbon, the romance in Reykjavik, and the only previous winner under threat plays in Kiev, but perhaps the most intriguing European World Cup play-off begins on Friday night in Athens.
Belgian coach Marc Wilmots says he expects Fellaini to be available for Friday's clash with Croatia despite requiring surgery on damaged wrist ligaments
The defender will be out for up to four weeks
Lambert claims the rule 'comes back and bites you' if a player misses an international and then appears for his club within the five-day period
Team of six bottlenoses will use impeccable hearing and sonar capabilities to mark devices dropped during conflicts in the region
Step aside Sebo Kiss, Laurent Bram, Ergun Zorlu and Sami Ghorbel. Step forward Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Tomas Berdych and Juan Martin Del Potro. After three years fighting their way past some of the Davis Cup’s more obscure opposition, Britain are back in the World Group next year for the first time since 2008.
The Croatian will be able to return in February next month
Britain are within one singles victory of returning to the Davis Cup’s elite World Group after Andy Murray and Colin Fleming put Leon Smith’s team into a 2-1 lead after the second day of their play-off against Croatia here yesterday. Murray, having recovered from a sore back, led the way with some brilliant all-court tennis as the Scottish pair beat Ivan Dodig and Mate Pavic 6-3 6-2 6-7 6-1.
Painters and poets have long flocked to the Croatian city. James Hopkin pays a visit to learn its secrets