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

Carlo Cudicini extends stay at Tottenham

Tottenham goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini has signed a new one-year contract, the Barclays Premier League club have announced.

England granted extra Europa League place

England has been granted an additional place in next season's Europa League via the UEFA Respect Fair Play ranking, UEFA have confirmed this morning.

Lennon angered by Izaguirre exit talk

Celtic manager Neil Lennon today emphatically shot down suggestions the impressive form of Emilio Izaguirre could make it difficult to hold onto him this summer.

Crisis? What crisis? Debt-ridden Portugal profits from Europa League

Having Porto, Benfica and Braga all in tonight's semi-finals is a welcome distraction from economic woes

Doyle out of Wolves' fight against relegation following knee injury

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Harry Redknapp rules out selling Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has claimed no club could bid enough money to convince him to part with Luka Modric.

Portuguese trio avoid each other in Europa League draw

All three Portuguese sides avoided each other in today's draw for the Europa League quarter-finals.

Martin Jiranek set for Birmingham talks

Birmingham are poised to open talks with central defender Martin Jiranek about extending his contract.

Murder suspect's video stokes ethnic tensions

A Dagestani man wanted by police for the murder of a Moscow football fan has released a video accusing Russian society of being racist and its political leaders of stoking up ethnic tensions.

Terry slump and Wilkins exit give Hollins the Blues

Injuries to spine of team, the captain's lack of pace and sacking popular No 2 have caused alarming decline, says Chelsea legend

Far right goes on rampage during anti-immigrant clashes in Moscow

Police detained around 1,000 people in central Moscow yesterday in an attempt to contain ethnic tensions between Russian nationalists and migrant workers – sparked by the killing of a football fan – from flaring into pitched street battles.

Ancelotti insists he is 'strong' despite latest loss for sorry Chelsea

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'Ultra' football fans protest over shooting

Fans of Spartak Moscow football club have blocked one of the Russian capital's main thoroughfares and chanted nationalist slogans, demanding revenge, after one of the club's fans was killed by a migrant from the country's troubled North Caucasus.

Ancelotti turns to his old guard to dig Blues out of a hole

A dead rubber but not a dead game for Carlo Ancelotti who promised to pick the strongest Chelsea team available in the hope they can find some inspiration on the Mediterranean coast ahead of the gathering storm that is heading his way.

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Offered the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series, Tony Jordan turned it down. Nine times. The man behind EastEnders and Life on Mars didn’t feel right for the job. Finally, he gave in - and found an unexpected kindred spirit
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