Brazil legend takes swipe at young striker
From Pele's triumph in 1970 to Socrates' despair in 1982, no other nation comes close to matching Brazil's unbridled passion
Legend will also attend England's friendly with Brazil
Tennis star takes part in kick-about in Sao Paulo
Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola hailed the unique talents of Lionel Messi after the Argentina forward's five goals against Bayer Leverkusen last night eased the holders into the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Sepp Blatter's unopposed re-election as Fifa president last year should be the subject of an internal investigation into whether he unfairly exploited his position, according to a Council of Europe assembly committee.
An investigation was under way last night after two trains running on the same track crashed head-on in southern Poland, leaving 16 people dead and 58 injured in the country's worst rail disaster in more than 20 years.
Sir Trevor Brooking, a key figure in the Football Association's recruitment of the new England manager, would not allow any personal issues to affect his judgement as to whether Harry Redknapp is a suitable candidate for the role, it is understood.
No 8 forced to return to club rather than rest with country while Narraway chooses move to France
England Under-21 4 Belgium Under-21 0
The Dutch can wake up in the morning disliking the hotel decor and go on strike
Premier League clubs could be in for another massive television cash windfall with a serious challenge to Sky's domination of top-flight domestic TV coverage by Al Jazeera now a "realistic prospect", according to the European head of ESPN.
English football is a step closer to reintroducing artificial pitches after the Football League announced plans to seek opinion on their possible return. The public consultation will run until the end of April and canvass the views of clubs, fans and officials.
Portsmouth have been issued with a winding-up petition by HM Revenue and Customs.
Sunderland 2 Swansea 0
The Gambia offers sunshine and sunloungers on its Atlantic coast, but it's easy to get off the beaten track and experience a different side of this West African state.