<b>Leighton Baines</b><br/>
Quality deliveries in dead-ball situations, only a fine save stopped his curling free-kick in the first half. 7/10

Leighton Baines will not leave Everton insists assistant manager Steve Round

Everton assistant manager Steve Round is adamant Leighton Baines will not leave the club during this transfer window.

Stadium: The failure to secure a permanent tenant for the £486m Olympic Stadium has been a major hiccup in Locog’s legacy aims. Earlier efforts ended in High Court recriminations involving West Ham, Tottenham Hotspur and Leyton Orient. Athletics was to be at its core – a promise originally made by Lord Coe during the bid – and the running track will remain. Mayor Boris Johnson took the venue into public ownership and it will host the 2015 IAA F World Championships. Meanwhile a new bidding process is under way. A football tenant, almost certainly West Ham, remains the most probable outcome despite a late challenge from Formula 1 and an application to use the pared-back venue for a sports business university

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce issues Olympic Stadium warning

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has warned London's Olympic Stadium could become a "white elephant" if his side are not allowed to relocate there.

The Olympic Stadium will require extra stewards because of fears of overcrowding

Formula One race-track idea among bids for Olympic Stadium in London

A Formula One race could be staged in and around the Olympic Stadium after it was reported a bid for future use of the venue included such plans for the showpiece arena of the London 2012 Games.

Broncos take to the road

London Broncos are to test the water away from their Twickenham base in effort to boost worrying attendances.

West Ham lodge new bid to take over Olympic Stadium

West Ham United have re-submitted a bid to take over the Olympic Stadium post-Games. Yesterday was the deadline for applicants to lodge proposals with the Olympic Park Legacy Company, which will decide the future of the £500m stadium.

The Olympic Stadium in Stratford will play host to the opening ceremony

16 parties register interest in Olympic Stadium

West Ham are believed to be one of 16 parties interested in moving to the Olympic Stadium after this summer's London Games as the January 30 deadline passed.

<b>GROUP C</b><br/>
<b>Morocco</b><br/>
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<b>Best Performance:</b> Champion in 1976.
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<b>Key Player:</b> Houssine Kharja, midfielder; Adel Taarabt, midfielder (pictured); Marouane Chamakh, striker.
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<b>Coach:</b> Eric Gerets (Belgium).
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<b>FIFA Ranking:</b> No. 61.
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<b>Nickname:</b> Atlas Lions.
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Could be an outside shot for success with Houssine Kharja and Adel Taarabt calling the shots and clever Belgian coach Eric Gerets in charge. The form of Marouane Chamakh will be crucial as the Arsenal forward has had little first team action with his English club ahead of the tournament.

Adel Taarabt happy to stay at QPR now Neil Warnock has left

Adel Taarabt has declared he wants to stay at QPR now Mark Hughes has replaced Neil Warnock as manager.

5. Will big-spending Blues end up dangerously in the red?
Andre Villas-Boas is expected to invest heavily next month as he seeks to accelerate his overhaul of Chelsea's team. But how will spending £50m-plus on the likes of Falcao, Daniel Pranjic and Gary Cahill square with the club's need to meet Uefa's impending financial fair-play regulations?

Sam Wallace: Villas-Boas wrong to attack sacred element of our game

English football still cherishes the identity and continuity of its clubs, big or small

‘We don’t want to finish below Tottenham – that is my main target,’ says Wojciech Szczesny, Arsenal goalkeeper

Arsenal fixture threatened by Tube strike

Arsenal yesterday became the first London club to signal their home Boxing Day fixture was under threat from proposed industrial action that would hit Tube services in the capital. The club said that they were "monitoring the situation" regarding the proposed London Underground strike which could affect their game against Wolves on Monday.

The decision fulfils promise that the Olympic Stadium would have an enduring athletics legacy

West Ham consider retractable seating for Olympic Stadium

The Olympic Stadium could have retractable seating installed over the running track after the London 2012 Games to make it more attractive to football fans, it can be disclosed.

Matt Tubbs, right, scored a hat-trick in the League Two pacemakers' 5-0 romp

FA Cup round-up: Tolley on target as Red Dragons' fire proves too much for Bees

Blue Square Conference leaders Wrexham led the giantkilling in yesterday's FA Cup Second Round, Jamie Tolley's goal just after the half-hour enough to beat League One Brentford 1-0 at Griffin Park and earn the Red Dragons a place in this afternoon's Third Round draw, with its tantalising potential for a tie at Old Trafford, Anfield or the Emirates.

Controversial Club Call to be retained

Super League clubs have voted overwhelmingly to keep the controversial Club Call system next season. For the past two years, the highest-placed side reaching the last four of the play-offs has been able to choose their opponents.

FA Cup round-up: Stourbridge pour on the pain for Argyle

Stourbridge heaped more misery on impoverished Plymouth Argyle last night, embarrassing the south coast side 2-0 in their FA Cup first-round replay to reach the second round for the first time in their history.

Golden years: 'I love managing and one day I want to earn a living doing it,' says Mark Goldberg

Mark Goldberg: Small change for the owner who blew £40m

You would have thought a man who lost £40m in less than a year in football would have had his fill, but Mark Goldberg's passion for the game is as strong as ever.

No stick for Di Canio after Connell twist

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