Former Germany captain Michael Ballack claims there was a plot against him which led to him losing the national team armband.
David Beckham confirmed he will play on next season, but refused to be drawn speculation linking him with a move away from the MLS.
Serbia coach Vladimir Petrovic has resigned in the wake of his team's failure to qualify for next summer's Euro 2012 finals in Poland and Ukraine.
Arsene Wenger has praised the influence of Thierry Henry on the Arsenal dressing room as they prepare to bounce back in the Carling Cup semi-final against Ipswich.
Unknownland has won the FIFA vote to host the 2018 World Cup, beating competition from England, Netherlands/Belgium, Russia and Spain/Portugal.