STRUGGLE: Manager demands response from slumping United
GARY Cahill reckons Chelsea are showing the character required to pull off a second successive away victory at Stoke City today and so increase the pressure on Premier League leaders Arsenal.
LONDON: Former Cardiff City head of recruitment Iain Moody claims he has still not been told why he was sacked by the club's owner, Tan Sri Vincent Tan.
MADRID: Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino has said he can't guarantee that World Player of the Year Lionel Messi will be fit to feature when his side return to action after the Spanish winter break in January.
SERIE A: Pirlo-less Juve ready for crucial week
BAYERN Munich can reach the milestone of 40 league games unbeaten by extending their Bundesliga record at Werder Bremen today but they will be without winger Arjen Robben who is out for six weeks.
MADRID: Spain's Euro 2008-winning coach Luis Aragones on Thursday denied reports that he had retired, insisting he was still open to the right offer.
MANCHESTER City will look to continue the improvements in their away form when they travel to Southampton for a Premier League fixture at St Mary's today.
KUALA Lumpur has won the bid to host the 2017 Fifa Congress.
COSTA DO SAUIPE (Brazil): In the belief football can play a role in resolving political strife, Fifa said Thursday it is further extending its frontiers, unveiling India as hosts for the Under-17 World Cup in 2017.
LIVERPOOL: Brendan Rodgers does not believe Liverpool need to finish in the top four of the Premier League to ensure Luis Suarez remains at the club.
MANCHESTER: Ryan Giggs believes December gives Manchester United the opportunity to get back into the title race as David Moyes's team prepare to face Newcastle.
COSTA DO SAUIPE (Brazil): Tickets for the final and the opening match of the 2014 World Cup will not be available to fans when a new sales phase opens after yesterday's draw in Brazil.
IN DECLINE: Cracks begin to show at Old Trafford
DRIFTING AWAY: Everton stun the Red Devils at Old Trafford to dent their chances of retaining crown