Sport Chelsea's Eden Hazard in action during last weekend's FA Cup Fourth Round match against Stoke City

Chelsea manager tips the Belgian to be among the world's best in near future

Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye celebrates a goal at Anfield

Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye undergoes surgery

Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye has undergone groin surgery in Paris today.

South Africa lock Eben Etzebeth cited

Etzebeth will appear before an International Rugby Board disciplinary hearing on Tuesday

Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole

Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole advised to return to France

Newcastle United's Yohan Cabaye has told former England international Joe Cole he should forget trying to regain his place at Liverpool and return to French club Lille.

Skeleton of elderly man who died at least 15 years ago found in bed still wearing his pyjamas in abandoned house

Piles of unopened post dating back to 1996 were found at the property

Skeleton of elderly man found in bed (in pyjamas) who died at least 15 years ago

Police in France are attempting to identify a mystery body, which was discovered last week.

The skeleton of the man is believed to have lain in bed for more than 15 years.

Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye

Europa League can help Newcastle United progress says Yohan Cabaye

Midfielder Yohan Cabaye has urged Newcastle to use the Europa League as a stepping stone towards sustained success after he did just that at Lille.

Debutant Eden Hazard played a starring role in Chelsea's win over Wigan this afternoon

Chelsea new boy Eden Hazard takes hard knocks of the Premier League

Eden Hazard insists he has no fears about playing in England. The Belgium forward made a fine Premier League debut for Chelsea on Sunday with two assists in the first seven minutes of the 2-0 win at Wigan. The Latics resorted to tough measures to stop the £32m signing, with captain Gary Caldwell booked for a late challenge.

Samir Nasri reacts after scoring for France

Samir Nasri and Hatem Ben Arfa among those omitted from France squad

Didier Deschamps has warned that the absence from his first France squad of the four players disciplined following the European Championship is an indication of the standards he expects.

Debuchy had reiterated his desire to quit Lille after Euro 2012

Mathieu Debuchy wants Newcastle move, says Yohan Cabaye

Yohan Cabaye is hoping Newcastle can capture France team-mate Mathieu Debuchy after revealing the defender is desperate to follow him to Tyneside.

Newcastle target Mathieu Debuchy plans to leave Lille

Mathieu Debuchy has reiterated his desire to quit Lille and seek a new challenge.

Didier Deschamps has managed Monaco, Marseille and Juventus

The Last Word: 'Water carrier' is the only man to douse French egos

France will have recognised Didier Deschamps as the only candidate with the clout to bang galactico heads together

Mathieu Debuchy in action for France

Newcastle close in on France international Mathieu Debuchy

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew was today poised to make a significant transfer breakthrough as he closed in on Lille full-back Mathieu Debuchy.

Joe Cole has impressed since making the switch to Lille

Joe Cole features in Liverpool plans says Brendan Rodgers

After meeting with the Liverpool coaching staff, Brendan Rodgers has said he is keen to fully assess his entire first team squad.

<b> Mathieu Debuchy : </b> The right-back had an intriguing battle with Oxlade-Chamberlain and was out-fought at times. But Debuchy seemed to grow in confidence and kept Oxlade-Chamberlain busy in the second half by pressing forward in attack. 6

Newcastle 'target' Mathieu Debuchy will decide future after Euro 2012

France full-back Mathieu Debuchy has insisted his club future will be decided after Euro 2012.

Lampard feels Hazard's emergence is a sign of the flourishing talent in the Belgium squad

Lampard 'excited' by Hazard signing

Frank Lampard is relishing the prospect of midfielder Eden Hazard joining Chelsea and could get a first-hand look at his quality during England's Wembley friendly with Belgium on Saturday.

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Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

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Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I'd end up killing myself in jail'

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