Sport Patrice Evra, Cristiano Ronaldo and Nemanja Vidic of Manchester United pose with the Carling Cup trophy in the dressing room after their 2006 win

The United captain gave the 2006 medal to former team-mate Giuseppe Rossi

Morocco's Oussama Assaidi should sign for Liverpool today

Brendan Rodgers bolsters Liverpool's attacking options with £2.3m Oussama Assaidi

Liverpool are set to make their third signing of the summer with the addition of Heerenveen's Morocco forward Oussama Assaidi for a fee of around £2.3m.

Manchester United defender Rafael

Manchester United defender Rafael named among strong Brazil squad for Olympics

Brazil have named Porto striker Hulk, Real Madrid full-back Marcelo and AC Milan centre-back Thiago Silva as their three over-age players for the London 2012 Olympics.

Michael Laudrup

Michael Laudrup to use Brendan Rodgers' set-up at Swansea

Michael Laudrup has insisted he would not be making wholesale changes at Swansea City after being unveiled as the club's new manager yesterday.

Michael Laudrup

Michael Laudrup named as new Swansea manager

Michael Laudrup has vowed Swansea will continue to play their traditional passing game under his leadership.

Brendan Rodgers wants Kenny Dalglish still to have a role at Anfield

Swansea hopeful of appointing Brendan Rodgers successor by Friday

Swansea hope to appoint Brendan Rodgers' successor by the end of the week, Press Association Sport understands.

Towering presence: Shane Long scores with a header in Dublin to give the Republic a timely boost before Euro 2012

Long gives Ireland perfect send-off

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Roy Keane

Roy Keane 'has an opinion on everything' says Ireland winger Aiden McGeady

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Roberto Di Matteo had argued for Chelsea’s FA Cup tie to be played on a Friday night

Sam Wallace: Why Chelsea should not be given kick-off times just to suit them

By changing the league programme to suit the Champions League big boys we reinforce the elite

Pavel Pogrebnyak scoring for Fulham at QPR

Pavel Pogrebnyak refuses to look beyond the present

Fulham striker Pavel Pogrebnyak insists he is only concerned about the present and not what will happen at the end of the season.

<b>Roman Pavlyuchenko</b><br/>
The Tottenham forward turned heads when he won a seat on a regional council in Stavropol krai, in south west Russia. Pavlyuchenko was one of six listed candidates for Vladimir Putin's United Russia party and was elected when his party received 66 per cent of the vote. Due to his Spurs duties Pavlyuchenko does not attend council meetings, but offers advice on the development possibilities for exercise and sport.

Roman Pavlyuchenko completes move to Lokomotiv Moscow

Roman Pavlyuchenko has completed his transfer from Tottenham to Lokomotiv Moscow, the Russian club have confirmed.

Fulham seal deal for Russian international Pavel Pogrebnyak

Fulham have completed the signing of Stuttgart striker Pavel Pogrebnyak on a six-month contract, the Barclays Premier League club have announced.

<b>Roman Pavlyuchenko</b><br/>
The Tottenham forward turned heads when he won a seat on a regional council in Stavropol krai, in south west Russia. Pavlyuchenko was one of six listed candidates for Vladimir Putin's United Russia party and was elected when his party received 66 per cent of the vote. Due to his Spurs duties Pavlyuchenko does not attend council meetings, but offers advice on the development possibilities for exercise and sport.

Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko in talks with Lokomotiv Moscow

Lokomotiv Moscow are in talks to sign Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko, Press Association Sport understands.

Lennon praised as Celtic edge back to black during tough times

The Celtic chairman, John Reid, has praised manager Neil Lennon for restoring "pride and passion" as the club reported a return to profit and a reduction in bank debt of more than £5m.

Jonathan Woodgate parts company with Tottenham

Tottenham have confirmed injury-plagued defender Jonathan Woodgate has left the club.

Roman Pavlyuchenko denies Russian switch rumours

Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko insists there is no truth in reports linking him with a return to Russia with big-spending Anzhi Makhachkala.

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