Sport Samuel Eto'o in action for Chelsea

The Cameroon striker will see his deal at Stamford Bridge expire at the end of the season

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Republic of Ireland 3 Latvia 0 match report: Joy for Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane as Republic revel in fresh start

It was one of those curious nights when events on the sidelines were always going to be more telling than those on the pitch, but Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane can at least take plenty of encouragement from a statement first win in charge of the Republic of Ireland. The new regime got off to a fine start with a commanding win over Latvia.

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Roy Keane first to arrive for Republic of Ireland training

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England v Republic of Ireland: Robbie Keane hopeful of healthy rivalry

The sides meet for the first time since 1995

England v Republic of Ireland: Key battles

Roy Hodgson faces the latest test of his international management skills tomorrow when England take on the Republic of Ireland at Wembley.

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Norwich's Anthony Pilkington withdraws from Republic of Ireland squad

Norwich winger Anthony Pilkington has been withdrawn from the Republic of Ireland squad, the Football Association of Ireland has confirmed.

David Beckham is thrown into the air after his last match, with the French team also celebrating the league title (AFP/Getty Images)

David Beckham will not become football manager predicts Kevin Keegan

The former England captain is to retire from playing

Tears and cheers as David Beckham ends glittering career after helping PSG to final win

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James Lawton: David Beckham has taken more credit for himself than anyone else could give

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David Beckham

Is David Beckham one of the Premier League all-time greats? He's not even in the top 1,000 says Chris Waddle

He never had a trick, wasn't particularly quick but did sell shirts says Waddle

David Beckham holds the Olympic flame during the 2012 London Olympics, he was one of the key figures in the city's bid for the Games

David Beckham admits criticism of celebrity lifestyle hurts

The former England captain has announced he is retiring

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