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England's friendly with France has been postponed after they were drawn in the same group for the Fifa Women's World Cup.
England postpone France friendly
22 Dec 2014, 3:23 pm

England's friendly with France has been postponed after they were drawn in the same group for the Fifa Women's World Cup.

Midfielder Jonas Gutierrez plays for 87 minutes for Newcastle in an Under-21s cup game after overcoming cancer.
Gutierrez wins on return from cancer
22 Dec 2014, 3:16 pm

Midfielder Jonas Gutierrez plays for 87 minutes for Newcastle in an Under-21s cup game after overcoming cancer.

Bristol Rovers' Lee Mansell kissed Gateshead's JJ O'Donnell to avoid
Mansell laughs off O'Donnell kiss
22 Dec 2014, 2:23 pm

Bristol Rovers' Lee Mansell kissed Gateshead's JJ O'Donnell to avoid "doing something silly" after their clash on Friday.

Striker Darren Bent says he would be happy to stay at Brighton if there is no prospect of starting for parent club Aston Villa.
Bent open to longer Brighton stay
22 Dec 2014, 2:23 pm

Striker Darren Bent says he would be happy to stay at Brighton if there is no prospect of starting for parent club Aston Villa.

The Football Association says it is aware of a reported row between Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston and a club supporter.
Oyston in alleged supporter bust-up
22 Dec 2014, 1:59 pm

The Football Association says it is aware of a reported row between Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston and a club supporter.

As Europe's major leagues go into hibernation for winter breaks, BBC Sport assesses how the game has unfolded on the continent.
From record-breakers to 'idiots'
22 Dec 2014, 1:39 pm

As Europe's major leagues go into hibernation for winter breaks, BBC Sport assesses how the game has unfolded on the continent.

Former Liverpool player Mark Lawrenson, who had described the Reds as
Reds starting to recover - Lawrenson
22 Dec 2014, 1:33 pm

Former Liverpool player Mark Lawrenson, who had described the Reds as "rudderless", says there are now signs of recovery.

Hull City recall winger Tom Ince and defender Maynor Figueroa from their loan spells at Nottingham Forest and Wigan respectively.
Hull City recall Ince and Figueroa
22 Dec 2014, 12:59 pm

Hull City recall winger Tom Ince and defender Maynor Figueroa from their loan spells at Nottingham Forest and Wigan respectively.

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel says he needed seven staples for a head injury suffered in Sunday's draw with Arsenal.
Skrtel posts picture of head injury
22 Dec 2014, 12:58 pm

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel says he needed seven staples for a head injury suffered in Sunday's draw with Arsenal.

Roy Hodgson says England are not getting carried away despite the positive start they have made to Euro 2016 qualifying.
England remain grounded - Hodgson
22 Dec 2014, 12:52 pm

Roy Hodgson says England are not getting carried away despite the positive start they have made to Euro 2016 qualifying.

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