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...And it's the weekend!

There's a stellar night of international football this evening, with England continuing on the long road to World Cup qualification, and you can follow it all with Sportsmail.

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Ever fancied watching Ronaldo versus Messi at the Bernabau, rubbing shoulders with football's elite at the Ballond'Or ceremony in Zurich or sitting down to lunch with Andre Villas-Boas? This and more await the highest bidders in Sir Bobby Robson's annough Breakthrough charity auction.

Sir Bobby's son Mark Robson paid tribute to the organisations who donated this year's auction items, including Fifa, who stumped up the rare access to football's most glamorous eventing.

Find out all the details on the link above.


Cardiff statement has finally arrived. Says Moody has left club but Tan supports Mackay. (Hmmm)

Tan said, 'I have every faith in Malky and his team to lead us through the challenges of the Premier League.'

So much for an explanation.

Statement: Cardiff City have issues a press release about Moody's suspension

The man below...

(Mesut Ozil if you're not familiar with him)

...will win his 50th international cap when Germany face the Republic of Ireland tonight.

He's not been having a bad few months, has he?


Follow Sportsmail's coverage of the World Cup qualifiers as Germany and Belgium are just two of the teams that can qualify for Brazil 2014 this evening.

Joachim Low's team can book their place at next summer's finals with a win against Republic of Ireland which would also end Irish hopes of qualification.

Belgium need just a point to qualify when they travel to Croatia, while Switzerland and Russia also have a chance of sealing a place in South America next summer.

Superstar: Mesut Ozil attends a press conference ahead of Germany's qualifier

Jack Wilshere has come in for more criticism regarding his view that only English people should play for England.

Yunus Lunat, chairman of the Football Association's race equality advisory group, says the England midfielder's comments were 'unhelpful and misguided' and believes the Arsenal star needs to clarify his views on the issue.

'Misguided and unhelpful': Jack Wilshere's recent comments have been criticised by Yunus Lunat, chairmain of the FA's race equality advisory

I've just crossed the border ahead of a match that could very well have a decisive bearing on Chris Coleman's future as Wales' boss.

Having seen every single qualifying match so far, I have to say there is merit in his claims that he has yet to field a consistent team.

Coleman took over in horrible circumstances following the death of Gary Speed and took time to find his feet in a difficult and unforgiving arena.

There is no question he has been hamstrung by injuries and there have been occasions - such as at home to Croatia and away in Macedonia where Wales have been hard done by.

However, they were fortunate to beat Scotland in Cardiff and the country's inability to even drag out draws in the above games has ended with Coleman looking upwards from the bottom of a difficult group.

With 15 players missing tonight, he has his work cut-out. However, if Belgium still need a point to qualify for Brazil on Tuesday it could get messy in Brussels.

My hope - because Coleman loves this job and is as up front and honest as they come - is that he absolutely goes for it in Cardiff tonight.

If you are going to get the push - you might as well go out having a bloody good go at it. If his team is applauded from the field tonight it might be enough for him to stay in situ, regardless of the result.

gaffer: Manager Chris Coleman looks on with Kit Symons(L) and Osian Roberts

Joe Ridge reports: When Peterborough signed Britt Assombalonga from Watford for a club record £1.5million in the summer it looked like an uncharacteristic gamble from a club usually known for their financial prudence.

Why would a League One club pay a seven-figure sum for a young striker whose best achievement to date had been to score 15 goals in League Two during a season-long loan at Southend?

Million pound man: Assombalonga cost Peterborough a club record transfer fee in the summer

Italy manager Cesare Prandelli has said that going to the World Cup without controversial striker Mario Balotelli would be unthinkable.

'Is it possible to go to the World Cup without him? Absolutely not,' Prandelli told Rai Sport ahead of Friday’s Group B qualifier against Denmark.

Balotelli was selected for the squad after serving a three-match suspension for an aggressive outburst at the end of AC Milan’s 2-1 defeat by Napoli last month, breaking Prandelli’s player code of ethics.

Hot shot: Italy coach Cesare Prandelli says Mario Balotelli is key to Italy's World Cup hopes

Via OptaJoe

3 - The last time England kept three successive clean sheets (all comps) was during qualification for Euro 2008 (Sept-Oct 2007). Watertight.


Forget Gareth Bale, a family arrangement could have ended up yielding Real Madrid's signing of the summer.

And it's all thanks to Carlo Ancelotti's daughter.

Katia is responsible for the Spanish giants hiring Mino Fulco - a nutritionist.

Why? Because Fulco happens to be her boyfriend.

Who's this then? Mino Fulco, boyfriend of Carlo Ancelotti's daughter Katia, is Real Madrid's nutritionist

Neil Ashton reports: Andros Townsend is set to be handed a sensational surprise start as Roy Hodgson aims to take England a step closer to next year's World Cup against Montenegro.

Sportsmail understands the young Tottenham star will line-up on the right-hand side of midfield, with Manchester United's Danny Welbeck on the other flank.

Deep end: Andros Townsend heads the ball during the England training session

Ireland caretaker boss is currently contemplating whether to risk captain Robbie Keane tonight The LA Galaxy striker has an ankle injury He came through a fitness test this morning and should be ready to face Germany in Cologne

Striker: Ireland's interim coach Noel King and Robbie Keane during a training session

@ Paris Orly Airport On my way to Tunis on International duty. Go Indomitable Lions of Cameroon. #WC2014

Leaving on a jet plane: Eto'o greets fans at the airport

Elliot Bretland reports: Joe Allen hopes to return to the Liverpool first-team against Newcastle next weekend.

The Wales midfielder picked up a hamstring injury during the Reds' capital One Cup win against Notts County in August but hopes to be available for Liverpool's trip to the North East on October 19.

Being sidelined so early into the new season, the former Swansea man is closing in on a return Brendan Rodgers' side and sees his comeback as a fresh start.

Fresh start: Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen is closing in on a return to Brendan Rodgers' starting eleven

Laurie Whitwell: Twenty years ago this month England entered a make-or-break World Cup qualifying match with Holland in Rotterdam. What happened next has gone down in national folklore and is still remembered vividly by the protagonists today.

England lost 2-0 and were out of USA 94 but bitter accusations of cheating and blunders remain.

The flashpoint came in the 57th minute. As David Platt raced on to a long pass he was pulled down by Ronald Koeman on the edge of the area.


Cardiff are due to hold a board meeting on Monday in the wake of the removal of Iain Moody as head of recruitment.



Can you guess who this former England player is? 


England team news...

... should be with us shortly.

One of the talking points has been whether Jack Wilshere will make the starting XI.

Will Roy Hodgson opt with Frank Lampard and Michael Carrick?


Leeds are among a number of Championship clubs interested in signing highly-rated Manchester United striker Will Keane on loan.

Elland Road boss Brian McDermott was at Carrington on Thursday afternoon to see Keane score in United’s 3-1 defeat to Birmingham in a friendly behind closed doors.
Derby, Nottingham Forest and Blackburn are among the other clubs looking at Keane and midfielder Larnell Cole who was also in action.

Hot shot: Keane, 20, was voted United’s top young player in 2010.

Riath Al-Samarrai reports: Cardiff City will hold a board meeting on Monday as they attempt to plot a path out of the chaos caused by the decision to remove Malky Mackay’s right-hand man.

Sportsmail understands CEO Simon Lim will be at the meeting, which club sources insist was planned well in advance of the extraordinary call to place head of recruitment Iain Moody on gardening leave.

Lim is currently in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he is meeting with owner Vincent Tan to discuss the situation, which has seen Alisher Apsalyamov, a 23-year-old friend of Tan’s son U-Jiun, put in charge of scouting and rumours that Mackay was asked to resign.

Meetings: Cardiff owner Vincent Tan (pictured) will the meet the club's CEO Simon Lim in Kuala Lumpur

Rob Lee knows a few things about England. Spent some time with him today and he maintains representing his country was his proudest career moment. He scored on his debut against Romania in 1994.

Conversely his worst memory was being left out of the Euro 96 squad by Terry Venables, when he felt at the height of his career.

Believes young players get over-coached at times and should be able to enjoy the ball more. Also advocates ex-pros being around training. 'If young players watch older players that is a much better education,' he says. 'And they would give them little tips as they go round.'

The former Newcastle captain is now in charge of the London branch of Speedflex, a high intensity workout class that burns calories rapidly. Lee Bowyer was in for a 45 minute session and he came out looking very sweaty.

Rob Lee is predicting a 2-0 win for England tonight by the way.


Chelsea defender David Luiz reckons Brazil's opponents this weekend are among the best in the world.

Luiz Felipe Scolari's men take on South Korea, who are ranked only 58th in the latest FIFA standings. But Luiz was full of praise for their opponents citing Cardiff City's Kim Bo-Kyung as an 'outstanding' player.

Centre of attention: David Luiz speaks to reporters ahead of Brazil's friendly against South Korea

... But you'll be able to follow all the action from England's World Cup qualifier tonight live on Sportsmail.

Dan Ripley will be brining you the best of the action with his live commentary which kicks off at 18.00.

Big match: England football training at London Colney on Thursday

Cristiano Ronaldo has written a letter to a Florida attorney begging them not to prosecute a fan who ran onto the pitch to hug him during Real Madrid's pre-season match with Chelsea in Miami.

The Portuguese superstar personally intervened to try and spare Ronald Gjoka, a 20-year-old Albanian-born Canadian, a jail sentence by writing that his future should not be ruined by 'an error of judgement'.

Once in a lifetime: Gjoka spent a night in jail after entering the field of play but got a hug from hero Ronaldo

Adam Shergold reports: While most eyes will be on the critical World Cup qualifiers across the globe this weekend, life elsewhere goes on as normal.

Something for the Weekend has the best of what else is going on. 

On the up: Leon Clarke (right) has helped Coventry enjoy a resurgence despite their points deduction

Chris Wheeler: Mesut Ozil could still have become a Manchester United player hours before the transfer window closed on deadline day and the Real Madrid star made a £42.4million move to Arsenal.

The Ozil drama came at the end of a chaotic window for United and their new manager David Moyes in which the Premier League champions tried and failed with a scattergun approach to signing some of Europe’s top midfielders.

Sportsmail can reveal that Ozil’s father and advisor Mustafa is taking legal action against an agent over what he claims is a forged mandate offering the Germany international to United on August 7.

Top Gunner: Mesut Ozil has been a revelation for Arsenal but came close to being a Manchester United player

The Manchester United midfielder has picked up a clad injury and is out of the games with Montenegro and Poland.

He will return to training with Manchester United.

Crocked: Ki Sung Yueng of Sunderland battles with Tom Cleverley of Manchester United

Joey Barton claims Sir Alex Ferguson 'couldn't put on a coaching session to save his life'.

The Queens Park Rangers midfielder said he was not trying to disrespect the former Manchester United manager and instead point out why the English national team is 's***'.

Barton said: 'We rate managers but we don't rate coaches in this country. I don't mean to disrespect Sir Alex Ferguson - he was a great manager but he couldn't put on a coaching session to save his life.

Hitting out: Barton did not hold back at the Leaders in Football conference

In response to Lineker’s tweet about those selected to be in Greg Dyke’s gang, it has to be said that many more glamorous names have agreed to engage with the FA commission and offer their help - including Jose Mourinho - but don’t have the time to commit to a full-time role.


Fresh from his incredible dribble that saw him net West Ham's third at White Hart Lane last weekend, Ravel Morrison led San Marino a merry dance in England U21s 4-0 win.

The former Manchester United starlet was captured showing off his skills and bamboozling the San Marino defence with a series of flicks and drag-backs.

Midfielder Morrison's showcase saw him sail past three opponents before releasing a chipped through-ball.

Mesmerising: Ravel Morrison embarks on his mazy dribble for England U21

Matt Barlow reports: Arsenal supporters have written to Stan Kroenke to ask when he will fulfil a promise made more than two years ago to talk to meet them and discuss his plans for the club.

Kroenke completed his takeover in April 2011 and made a specific commitment to fans amid concerns that his ownership might damage the community traditions of the North London club.

Arsenal’s four biggest supporters’ groups are still waiting for their audience with the America billionaire and last month, the Black Scarf Movement, sent a letter on behalf of all groups in the hope of a meeting around the club’s AGM next week.

BSM spokesman David O’Leary said: “Mr Kroenke has recently stated that he spends 30 to 40 days a year on Arsenal business so we remain hopeful that he will find a small amount of time to meet this extremely important commitment, and ideally this will be at the time of Arsenal’s AGM when he will be in London.”

Kroenke could not choose a better time to face fans for the first time. Although many of their concerns about the direction of the club since they left Highbury for the Emirates Stadium in 2006 and the sanitised and corporate atmosphere of the new home still exist, at least the team are on top of the Barclays Premier League after seven games.

The letter: Arsenal fans want to meet Kroenke

Craig Hope reports: Zinedine Zidane has defended Real Madrid’s use of world-record signing Gareth Bale.

The £86million man - signed on September 1 - appeared just three times in the white of the Spanish giants before succumbing to injury.

Bale was this week forced to withdraw from the Wales squad ahead of their World Cup qualifiers citing a thigh problem, prompting national-team boss Chris Coleman to launch an attack on his Bernabeu employers.

Real deal: Zinedine Zidane says Gareth Bale is already back in training despite having withdrawn from the Wales squad because of a thigh injury

Tom Bellwood reports: Gary Lineker has launched a scathing attack on the Football Association and described as 'utterly pointless' some of chairman Greg Dyke's appointments to the commission charged with improving the national team.

Dyke has set England the target of winning the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and has set-up the commission to shape the domestic game to help the Three Lions to victory.

Not impressed: Lineker has launched an attack on the appointments made by FA chief Dyke to his commission

The absence of the Premier League needn't be too taxing over the coming days, as the international break still has a few surprises to throw up.

With some teams already qualified and others fighting for a World Cup spot, some managers are blooding in young stars in a bid to prepare them for the rigours of a major tournament - or as a last-ditch gamble to book their ticket to Brazil.

Here are Sportsmail's top 10 picks of the youthful international talents on show as the World Cup qualifying stage draws to a close.

Ones to watch: Which youngsters should you be keeping an eye on?

Jeff Powell: Jack Wilshere, last seen with a fag hanging from his lips, seemed an unlikely candidate to speak out for the rightful way the England team should be run.

I trust he will forgive me for saying so.

Because, praise be, this young man has had the guts to say something from which the mealy-mouthed administrators of our national game shy away, to their shame.

Honest Jack: Wilshere said that only Englishmen should play for England

Newcastle are preparing a January move for Manchester City defender Micah Richards.

Toon boss Alan Pardew is a long-term admirer of the English right-back, who was offered a new deal to extend his eight-year stay at City in the summer.

But Richards wants assurances over his place in manager Manuel Pellegrini's plans before signing the four-year contract.

Wanted: Bayern Munich midfielder Franck Ribery is challenged by Micah Richards

Janine Self reports: Wilfried Zaha has played two senior games this season, both at Wembley, four days apart. In August.

Eight weeks later and Manchester United’s £15million winger has discovered how quickly the top of the world can become a slippery slope.

Since playing in the Community Shield for club, and in the friendly against Scotland for country, Zaha’s fall from grace has been quite spectacular.

He is off the radar at United – shunted into the background by the prodigious talents of 18-year-old Adnan Januzaj.

Out in the cold: Wilfried Zaha (left) was left on the bench for England's Under-21 clash against San Marino

Ever wanted to see the stars performing their top tricks? Well, now you can – right here.

Moussa Sissoko begins his bid to knock fellow Frenchman Zinedine Zidane off the top of our Football Freestyle chart.

The Real Madrid legend and 1998 World Cup winner has had the most-watched video in the new MailOnline Sport series so far.

Time to shine: Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko is the latest to take on our Football Freestyle challenge

Other bids for Bobby Robson charity so far...

The Akasha" Magnificent Catamaran has raised the most cash at £7500 in just one day.

The FC Barcelona Experience has had 30 bids so far reaching £1,200

Lunch with Andre Villas-Boas has had 34 bids and is at £920

Tickets to the FIFA Ballon d’Or Awards has had 15 bids and sits at £680

And the prize of being Kieron Dyer’s guest to see Real Madrid face Barcelona at the “Clasico” has raised £2,050 with 27 bids so far.

The auction is now live– to bid go to and click the ‘Regsiter to Bid’ button.


Eat your heart out Xavi, Iniesta, David Silva, Torres or any other member of Spain's star-studded forward line.

Anything you can do, centre-half Sergio Ramos can do better it would seem.

The Real Madrid defender wowed his teammates and the crowd with his sublime flicked finishes during an open training session ahead of Friday night's World Cup qualifier with Belarus.

Eyes on the ball: Sergio Ramos (third right) tracks the cross from the byline and shapes to shoot

How to get fit asap!! @Arsenal #getfit #ready Como recuerarse pronto! #ganasdevolver

Treatment: Santi Cazorla tweeted this picture of his receiving physio

Simon Jones reports: England's big-match players can inspire their own team-mates to clinch World Cup qualification.

That’s the firm belief of former England striker and World Cup hero Paul Mariner as England face their double header deciders against Montenegro and Poland.

Mariner was the hero 32 years ago in 1981 when his goal proved decisive in the qualifier against Hungary. The 1-0 win signalled a return to the World Cup finals for England after a 12 year absence following qualifying failures in 1973 and 1977.

Match-winner: Steven Gerrard can inspire England, according to Paul Mariner

Wembley is again going to be serving ‘proper chips with a classic recipe thick curry sauce’. They’re ‘back by popular demand’, apparently. ‘England expects’, all right…

Mmmm: Chips and curry sauce are back on the menu at Wembley

Dennis Wise has won a claim for return of £500,000 from former Charlton co-owner Tony Jimenez at the High Court.

The former Chelsea captain handed over the sum of money in July 2007 as part of a £23million plan to invest in a French golf course but wanted it back, after he claimed promises had been broken.

Dennis Wise: The former Chelsea man was in court on Friday morning

Graham Poll: Howard Webb steps out in Zagreb to referee the Croatia v Belgium qualifier still uncertain whether he will be going to Brazil next year.

Unlike the England players who know that two wins will guarantee qualification, Webb will have to wait until all play-offs are finished and the squad of referees are announced to see if he will be making history.

There has never been a World Cup final referee who has returned to referee in the following tournament and some will wonder what Webb’s motivation to go to another tournament that he cannot referee the final of is.

Will he make the cut? Howard Webb won't find out if he's in the referee's squad for the World Cup until after the play-off round in November

Sir Bobby’s Breakthrough Online Charity Auction kicks off by announcing the ultimate football fan experience

In 2011, Sir Bobby’s Breakthrough Online Charity Auction brought you Mourinho’s FIFA Ballon d’Or 2010 World Coach of the Year Trophy.

To kick off this year, the online auction has upped the ante - giving one lucky bidder the chance to attend the official event and mingle with football’s elite.

The auction is now live– to bid go to and click the ‘Regsiter to Bid’ button.

Star studded: Cristiano Ronaldo, Andres Iniesta, Lionel Messi pose prior to the start of the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards

He's got the moves with his trademark celebration grooves, now Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge could be the man to bring the world the sequel no-one's been waiting for - a new Anfield Rap.

The England striker has revealed he spends his time off the pitch in a studio producing music with a friend and says he likes to rap and occasionally sing.

But the bashful rhymemaster, who's told Jay-Z's Life & Times website that he's a fan of Drake, J.Cole and considers Kanye West an 'innovator', would still rather score goals than a record deal.

Rhyme plays: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge has moves on the field and rapping grooves off it

The last time England failed to qualify for the World Cup finals was 20 years ago this weekend. Graham Taylor's disastrous campaign was - amazingly - recorded by a Channel 4 documentary crew. That film featured an extraordinary press conference confrontation between England boss Taylor and MailOnline Sport columnist

ROB SHEPHERD, who then worked for the now defunct Today newspaper. As England look to avoid another failed campaign against Montenegro and then Poland, Shepherd recalls that infamous exchange and doomed campaign of 1992/3...

Flare up: England manager Taylor loses his temper (above) in the 1993 press conference

Sami Mokbel reports: Roy Hodgson has dispatched one of his senior scouts to Ukraine as he keeps an eye on Tuesday's crucial World Cup showdown against Poland.

An FA representative will be at the Metalist Stadium here in Kharkov tonight to run the rule over next week's visitors to Wembley before relaying his findings to Hodgson tomorrow.

Tonight's result will have a major impact on England's hopes of qualifying for next summer's World Cup.

Training: England Manager Roy Hodgson (centre) listens to Gary Neville and Ray Lewington

Adam Crafton reports: There will be much relief among the England management team to have Wayne Rooney back from injury and in fine fettle ahead of the decisive World Cup qualifiers against Montenegro and Poland.

There was one statistical oddity about the painful draw with Ukraine: for the first time in Roy Hodgson's reign as England manager, not a single Manchester United player was selected in his starting line-up.

Relief: Wayne Rooney is ready to make his comeback against Montenegro on Friday night

David de Gea is ready to sign a bumper new deal to extend his stay at Manchester United until 2018.

Barcelona have been linked with a move for the 22-year-old Spaniard - whose current contract runs until 2016 at Old Trafford.

De Gea's agent Jorge Mendes is heading to Manchester to finalise the deal which will also see his salary increase by £15,000 to take him past the £75,000 mark.

Staying game: De Gea is set to sign a new deal to keep him at Old Trafford until 2018

An excellent game day Footballer's Football Column from from retired England skipper Bryan Robson.

Robson made 90 appearances for England, captaining his country 65 times while the Manchester United legend played in three World Cups; Spain in 1982, Mexico in 1986 and Italia 90 four years later.

In his Footballers' Football Column, Robson implores the current England side to seize their chance against Montenegro at Wembley as they bid to reach the finals in Brazil.

Go for it: Robson believes England have had too many draws under Roy Hodgson

England players will take a morning stroll in the grounds of the Grove Hotel in Hertfordshire today before Roy Hodgson calls a meeting to tell them the team. The big call is in the centre of midfield where Michael Carrick, Frank Lampard and Jack Wilshere are locked in a three-way fight for a starting berth alongside skipper Steven Gerrard.


Galatasaray manager Roberto Mancini is planning a raid on former home Manchester by lining up a move for United winger Antonio Valencia.

The former Manchester City boss wants to snap up the Ecuador international for £12.5million as he looks to improve the squad left to him by Fatih Terim.

New start: Galatasaray boss Roberto Mancini wants to sign United winger Antonio Valencia

Former England defender sol Campbell has criticised the ethnic make-up of the Football Association's commission to shape the future direction of the game.

All eight members of the panel, announced by chairman Greg Dyke earlier this week, are white.

Not representative: Former England defender Sol Campbell criticised the all-white make-up of the Football Association Commission set up by Greg Dyke this week

John Edwards: Liverpool have emerged as Manchester United's biggest rivals for Will Hughes after Brendan Rodgers installed the teenage prospect as his top target for the January transfer window.

Already linked with Hughes, along with several other Barclays Premier League clubs, Liverpool are now ready to grasp the initiative, with Rodgers poised to ask for the necessary funding to land Derby's England Under 21 midfielder when the market opens again.

Derby manager Steve McClaren effectively sounded the starting gun for a scramble to sign Hughes in the New Year by admitting the Championship club could not hope to hold on to him much longer.

Top target: Liverpool and Manchester United want Derby's Will Hughes in the January window

FIFA has confirmed that the German-based GoalControl GmbH will be the official provider of goal-line technology for next year's World Cup in Brazil.

GoalControl won a tender in April that saw their technology used in the Confederations Cup in June with an additional licence for the World Cup which was dependent on the system's initial performance.

Farce: Frank Lampard was denied a clear goal against Germany in the 2010 World Cup

Martin Samuel and Neil Ashton report: Roy Hodgson is facing the biggest selection decision of his England career as he agonises over whether to drop Jack Wilshere for Friday night’s crucial World Cup clash with Montenegro.

Sportsmail can reveal Michael Carrick, Frank Lampard and Wilshere are locked in a three-way fight for a central midfield berth alongside captain Steven Gerrard.

Battle: Jack Wilshere in action during an England training session at London Colney

Arsenal have discussed a January loan move for Juventus forward Fernando Llorente.

Despite his side's excellent start to the season, Arsene Wenger remains keen to sign a new striker.

And the Gunners are closely monitoring the Spain striker's situation in Turin ahead of a swoop at the start of next year.

Target man: Fernando Llorente celebrates a goal against Manchester United
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