The clash of giant egos is in Lisbon, the romance in Reykjavik, and the only previous winner under threat plays in Kiev, but perhaps the most intriguing European World Cup play-off begins on Friday night in Athens.
The Argentina international is not expected to play again this year
Gareth Bale scored his first goal in the Champions League for Real Madrid, but the Spanish side still lost their 100 per cent record in Group B as they were held 2-2 by Juventus.
Ukraine kept up the pressure on England at the top of Group H but also ensured Roy Hodgson’s side will face an eliminated team on Tuesday when they beat Poland 1-0 in Kiev last night.
The Uruguay international signs a five-year contract
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The Brazilian had been banned for the forthcoming season
With Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola and Andre-Villas Boas already snapped occupied, the candidates are running low to takeover at the Ligue 1 champions
Director of football Leonardo refuses to rule out big signings by French club
The Premier League leaders have no plans to move for Radamel Falcao
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Such a move would cast doubt over the future of Wayne Rooney
The former England captain now plays for PSG
The French side won 3-2 on aggregate against Valencia, but were far from convincing
Mega-rich side win Coupe de France tie against arch rivals 2-0
Former Manchester United man became PSG's 400th player