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Scotland recall 40-year-old Weir for qualifiers

Craig Levein will rely on experience as he tries to guide Scotland through their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign after recalling 40-year-old David Weir and Paul Hartley, 33, to his squad. The pair have been brought back for the double header against Lithuania and Liechtenstein next month with Levein, the manager, wanting the veterans around as Scotland begin "playing for real".

Weir poised for Scotland return

David Weir is set to make a dramatic return to the Scotland team.

Fletcher insists Sweden friendly is vital practice for Levein's Scots

Darren Fletcher insists Scotland's friendly in Sweden is a more than worthwhile exercise despite Craig Levein's side suffering a raft of withdrawals with the game taking place just days before the start of the new domestic season.

Diary may reveal source of Haider's 'secret £40m fortune'

Austrian authorities were yesterday investigating links between the late right-wing politician Jörg Haider and foreign dictators following claims that he had hidden a £40m fortune in secret accounts in Liechtenstein.

McGregor returns to Scotland squad

Allan McGregor has been named as expected this morning in the Scotland squad for next Wednesday's friendly against Sweden in Stockholm.

Sunderland and Scotland rocked by Craig Gordon injury

Craig Levein admits Scotland's Euro 2012 qualification campaign has been dealt a blow following the news that goalkeeper Craig Gordon has suffered a broken arm.

Errors have been driving force in goalkeeping selections for years

David James is imaginative enough to believe in redemption, though even he would not have imagined that 43 days short of his 40th birthday he would finally make his World Cup finals debut.

England U-17s aim to have final say against Spain

Liechtenstein is rarely the centre of the football world but the Football Association will be focusing on the tiny principality tomorrow afternoon as the England Under-17s attempt to win the nation's first major trophy since 1993.

Anti-avoidance: New tax crackdown to raise more than £1.6bn

The latest raft of anti tax avoidance measures are set to raise £1.6bn towards plugging the hole in Britain's public finances, the Government said yesterday.

Contrast of styles gives Levein a clearer picture

An international manager is always strategising, and Craig Levein's intention is to govern expectations. A rush of optimism is generated by a new appointment, and the prospect of a fresh qualifying campaign. This is a wellspring for Levein, but hubris has soured Scottish hearts too often in the past. He is trying to restrain anticipation, so that it remains an ally.

Uproar as Germany pays €2.5m for stolen Credit Suisse data

Files are set to expose 1,500 tax evaders – and intensify threat to traditional Swiss banking secrecy

England hope to avoid six-team group

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Informant offers Germany secret Swiss bank data

An informant has offered to sell the German government the data of 1,500 possible tax evaders with bank accounts in Switzerland, a respected German daily reported today, without identifying its sources.

England among top seeds for Euro 2012

England have been named among the top seeds for February's European Championship qualifying draw - but Scotland are in the third band after falling down the rankings.

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