Ivory Coast 1 Nigeria 2
Manchester United manager was furious with linesman who failed to award a penalty
Manchester United manager was furious after match against Tottenham
Rarely do professional footballers make public statements that zigzag anywhere near political engagement - so the appearance of West Ham's Matt Jarvis on the cover of Britain's best-selling gay magazine, Attitude, and his attempt to address homophobia, one of the beautiful game's last remaining stigmas (in 21 years of the Premier League not one footballer has come out), is to be welcomed. Here we select five other pros who have used their profile to political effect.
The Toxic Twins? Sure, John Terry and Ashley Cole have behaved idiotically. But then footballers always have, and you can't help resigning yourself to the fact they always will.
Chelsea midfielder set to start tonight after being left out of team for Stoke and Arsenal
Roberto Di Matteo today challenged Chelsea to prove they could “move on” from the Didier Drogba era in tomorrow's clash at Arsenal.
When Andre Villas-Boas studies the West Bromwich Albion team sheet today, he will be only too aware that there is one player itching to prove a point to him. Romelu Lukaku.
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No goals for 150 days, then two in 17 minutes. Even London bus passengers do not experience periods of drought and plenty to the extremes Fernando Torres has since joining Chelsea 14 months ago.
Birmingham City 0 Chelsea 2
Fan's view: If Rafa is appointed, he may be reshaping the team to a half-empty Bridge
Chelsea 3 Bolton 0
Fernando Torres' omission from the Spain squad for next month's friendly against Venezuela was the subject of considerable debate in today's Spanish newspapers.
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Man for man marking from the Stadio San Paolo