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Video: Simon Rice talks through Chelsea's draw in the last 16 of the Champions League

Carlo Ancelotti still has plenty to prove at Paris Saint-Germain

Usually laid-back former Chelsea manager has started to lash out as big-spending PSG underperform and talk grows about his replacement

Roy Hodgson not concerned by losing top spot in World Cup qualifying group

England boss Roy Hodgson insists he has plenty of reasons to be cheerful even though his side enter their winter hibernation outside an automatic World Cup qualifying slot.

Steven Caulker had set his sights on making his breakthrough with the Three Lions before his 21st birthday

Tottenham defender Steven Caulker achieves personal milestone with England debut

Steven Caulker achieved a personal milestone with less than two months to spare when making his England debut in last night's friendly international against Sweden in Stockholm.

Danny Welbeck celebrates scoring England’s first goal

James Lawton: Welbeck and Sterling strike up a very promising alliance

England had their disappointments at the end of a night that had promised so much

James Lawton: Early promise gives way to reality amid slack-jawed admiration of Zlatan

Waiting for Wilfried Zaha was, naturally, a matter of great compulsion.

Steven Gerrard insists there are 'still a few more chapters to be written' in his England career

Steven Gerrard insists there are “still a few more chapters to be written” with England as he prepares to win his 100th cap in tomorrow's encounter with Sweden in Stockholm.

Lionel Messi in action for Barcelona

Lionel Messi double keeps Barcelona top of La Liga pile

Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona beat Rayo Vallecano 5-0 on Saturday to continue their unbeaten start and remain top of La Liga. David Villa, Cesc Fabregas and Xavi completed the rout.

Barcelona midfielder Pedro scored a hat-trick for Spain

International round-up: Ukraine draw a blank to lift England

Ukraine managed to produce just three shots on target as they drew 0-0 away to Moldova in the other game in England's Group H.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of many high-profile PSG signings

France: Marseilles aim to prevent Paris from buying way to title

While Spain has El Clasico, France has Le Classique; another contest whose bitterness is exacerbated by political history and geographical division. The football rivalry between Olympique Marseilles and Paris St-Germain, who meet tomorrow, only goes back a quarter of a century when PSG finally began to challenge for titles. But culturally the nation's capital and biggest port have distrusted each other for centuries.

AC Milan and Inter in Cassano-Pazzini exchange talks

AC Milan forward Antonio Cassano and Inter Milan striker Giampaolo Pazzini are discussing personal terms over a surprise swap deal.

Lucas Moura of Brazil

Manchester United 'target' Lucas Moura joins PSG in €45m deal

Paris St Germain last night confirmed that they had agreed a deal with Sao Paulo for the transfer of midfielder Lucas Moura.

Robin van Persie

Manchester United 'not getting any breakthrough with Arsenal' over transfer of Robin van Persie reveals Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed Manchester United have hit a brick wall in their attempts to sign Robin van Persie from Arsenal.

Lucas Moura in action for the Brazil Olympics side

PSG in late bid for Manchester United target Lucas Moura

French club PSG are set to hijack Manchester United's move for Sao Paulo youngster Lucas Moura after launching a last-minute bid.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovoic (Sweden)

Agent says deal between AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain for Zlatan Ibrahimovic far from done

The agent of Sweden international Zlatan Ibrahimovic has played down the intense speculation linking his client with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

<b> Luka Modric: </b> The diminutive midfielder once again showed what a fantastic player he is, exhibiting his full range of passing with unnerving accuracy. Created Croatia's best chance of the game with sublime ball from the outside of his right foot. 7

PSG manager Carlo Ancelotti reveals interest in Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric

Paris St Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti has praised Tottenham's Luka Modric but refused to confirm whether he will make a move for the Croatia playmaker.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee