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Ferdinand fitness doubts threaten England place

Rio Ferdinand faces the axe from Fabio Capello's England squad for the friendly against Brazil next week if he does not prove his fitness by playing at Chelsea in Manchester United's top-of-the-table match on Sunday.

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Bruce blast for 'shafting' from Brady

Steve Bruce last night accused Karren Brady, the managing director of Birmingham City during his six years as manager, of "shafting" him over a proposed new contract before he left St Andrew's two years ago and of selling a player against his wishes.

Wenger sorry he let Upson leave Arsenal

Arsene Wenger feels more than a tinge of regret that England defender Matthew Upson did not stay and fulfil his potential at Arsenal – and he even thought about buying him back.

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Stoke City defender Robert Huth was yesterday handed a three-match ban by the Football Association.

West Ham seek lift from World Cup contenders

Gianfranco Zola believes competition for a place in the England World Cup squad can only help West Ham climb the Premier League table.

Huth admits to violent conduct charge

Stoke defender Robert Huth has apologised for the incident in Saturday's match against West Ham when he struck Matthew Upson across the face.

Huth charged with violent conduct for Upson strike

Stoke defender Robert Huth has been charged with violent conduct after striking West Ham's Matthew Upson in Saturday's Premier League game. The German defender swung an arm and appeared to catch Upson in the face as the two players waited for a free-kick in Stoke's 2-1 victory at the Britannia Stadium. The Football Association said Huth had until today to respond to the charge and a disciplinary commission will consider the charge on Thursday.

Huth charged by FA

Stoke defender Robert Huth has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association over an incident involving West Ham defender Matthew Upson on Saturday.

Behrami laments 'bad luck' as Hammers slide continues

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Ferdinand goes back to basics after Capello's sharp reminder

Defender makes amends for his error in Ukraine by responding well to manager's public broadside. Mark Fleming reports

Ferdinand feels the heat of Capello regime

Injury-prone defender is so eager to impress he crashes into Rooney during training but backs Italian's stance on not taking unfit players to World Cup

Good fortune can't hide Hammers' failings

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Upson return boosts Hammers

The club welcome back Matthew Upson, who is over a calf injury, in time for tomorrow's Upton Park derby with Fulham. Midfielder Valon Behrami is also available again. Midfielder Jack Collison is out with a knee injury, however, and striker Guillermo Franco is short of match fitness.

Capello takes the long view with closer look at Cahill

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