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June 23, 2019
Harry Redknapp says Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino should axe Christian Eriksen

Harry Redknapp says Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino should axe Christian Eriksen

Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has urged Mauricio Pochettino to leave Christian Eriksen out of his starting XI if he wants to leave the club and says club should try and sell him in January.

Former Liverpool and Leeds defender Dominic Matteo 'in incredible form' after brain tumour operation

Former Liverpool and Leeds defender Dominic Matteo 'in incredible form' after brain tumour operation

Dominic Matteo is looking bright and in 'incredible form' following recent surgery to remove a brain tumour, a close friend has revealed. The former footballer was taken ill last week, causing concern.

Karim Benzema is Real Madrid's unlikely saviour in post-Cristiano Ronaldo era

Karim Benzema is Real Madrid's unlikely saviour in post-Cristiano Ronaldo era

After a disastrous season where they surrendered their grip on the Champions League and finished 19 points adrift of champions Barcelona, change was needed at Real Madrid last summer.

Luxembourg vs Portugal, LIVE: Cristiano Ronaldo and Co look to seal Euro 2020 qualification

Luxembourg vs Portugal, LIVE: Cristiano Ronaldo and Co look to seal Euro 2020 qualification

Portugal have to match Serbia's result against Ukraine on Sunday afternoon to seal their place at Euro 2020 next summer. Follow the action with JAMES AYLES.

Barcelona 'considered Thierry Henry taking over as boss if Ernesto Valverde didn't renew'

Barcelona 'considered Thierry Henry taking over as boss if Ernesto Valverde didn't renew'

If circumstances had panned-out differently, Thierry Henry could now be sitting in Barcelona's Nou Camp hot-seat instead of the Montreal Impact dugout at the Saputo Stadium

Crystal Palace 'interested in signing Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard in January for £20m'

Crystal Palace 'interested in signing Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard in January for £20m'

Crystal Palace's downfall so far in 2019/20 has been their finishing - but a £20million January swoop for hot-shot Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard could make the difference for Roy Hodgson's side.

Manchester United identify EIGHT transfer targets with Callum Wilson, John McGinn and Jack Grealish

Manchester United identify EIGHT transfer targets with Callum Wilson, John McGinn and Jack Grealish

Ole Gunnar Solskaer has drawn up a wish list with eight transfer targets for the upcoming January transfer window. United are eyeing up more attacking talents after their summer departures.

Barcelona director of football Eric Abidal reveals club is monitoring Inter's Lautaro Martinez

Barcelona director of football Eric Abidal reveals club is monitoring Inter's Lautaro Martinez

Barcelona technical director Eric Abidal has admitted the Spanish giants are keeping a close eye on Inter Milan star Lautaro Martinez.

Napoli could take action against Eljif Elmas after he spoke to media 'without permission'

Napoli could take action against Eljif Elmas after he spoke to media 'without permission'

Elmas gave an interview while on international duty with Macedonia, and although he didn't criticise the club at all, Napoli released a statement saying they could take action against the player.

Australia's James Pattinson charged for 'homophobic slur' will miss first test against Pakistan 

Australia's James Pattinson charged for 'homophobic slur' will miss first test against Pakistan 

Fast bowler James Pattinson will miss the first test against Pakistan after choosing not to contest a charge of breaching Cricket Australia's code of conduct during a domestic Sheffield Shield match.

Jos Buttler turns to former England batsman Marcus Trescothick for guidance

Jos Buttler turns to former England batsman Marcus Trescothick for guidance

LAWRENCE BOOTH AT WHANGAREI: Buttler, who was rested for the Twenty20 series here, made 110 against New Zealand A at Whangarei, only the sixth first-class hundred of his career.

All you need to know about MLS new boys Inter Miami 

All you need to know about MLS new boys Inter Miami 

It has been a long slog for David Beckham and the power brokers behind Inter Miami but next March, they will finally see their vision become a reality.

'He is a Rolls-Royce': Scott Brown full of praise for former team-mate Virgil Van Dijk

'He is a Rolls-Royce': Scott Brown full of praise for former team-mate Virgil Van Dijk

Van Dijk, who captained the Netherlands to Euro 2020 qualification on Saturday evening, played with Brown during his two-year stay at Celtic Park from 2013-2015, winning three trophies.

As Raheem Sterling was driven away it seemed years of work uniting the England squad had been ruined

As Raheem Sterling was driven away it seemed years of work uniting the England squad had been ruined

In the sweeping bar and restaurant concourse housed behind Wembley's main stand there is a private area marked-out where the select few can gather with England players after a game.

Unai Emery 'has month to save his job but Arsenal chiefs fear sacking him wouldn't end crisis'

Unai Emery 'has month to save his job but Arsenal chiefs fear sacking him wouldn't end crisis'

Unai Emery has reportedly been given a month to save his job as Arsenal head coach, but club chiefs are fearful that sacking him wouldn't solve all of the Gunners' problems.

OLIVER HOLT: Southgate's handing of the Sterling-Gomez affair could be key in England's progress

OLIVER HOLT: Southgate's handing of the Sterling-Gomez affair could be key in England's progress

OLIVER HOLT - MAIL ON SUNDAY CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: It was obvious that the treatment of Gomez upset Southgate and tainted Thursday night. In many ways, it felt like a defining week.

England boss Gareth Southgate insists Joe Gomez will be stronger after turbulent week

England boss Gareth Southgate insists Joe Gomez will be stronger after turbulent week

DOMINIC KING IN PRISTINA: Gareth Southgate insists Joe Gomez will be stronger for the experience after the most turbulent week of his career ended with a freak injury.

'It was a missed opportunity': NI manager Michael O'Neill rues Steven Davis penalty miss

'It was a missed opportunity': NI manager Michael O'Neill rues Steven Davis penalty miss

Captain Steven Davis skied his spot-kick just after the half-hour mark. Northern Ireland manager O'Neill said: 'It was a big moment for him, he knows that. You sense his disappointment.'

Benzema calls on France to allow him to play for ANOTHER national team he's 'eligible for'

Benzema calls on France to allow him to play for ANOTHER national team he's 'eligible for'

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has threatened to switch his international allegiance after not being called up to the French squad again.

England conclude their Test preparations in New Zealand with Jofra Archer taking the limelight 

England conclude their Test preparations in New Zealand with Jofra Archer taking the limelight 

Archer's pace ruffled a number of batsmen as he and Sam Curran collected three wickets apiece to put England within sight of victory, but New Zealand A saved themselves with a ninth-wicket stand.

Jose Mourinho 'keeping an eye on Spurs situation  despite being confident of Real Madrid return 

Jose Mourinho 'keeping an eye on Spurs situation despite being confident of Real Madrid return 

Jose Mourinho is keeping an eye on the situation at Tottenham despite being confident that he could secure a return to Real Madrid.

Virgil van Dijk reveals how Jurgen Klopp gets the best out him at Liverpool

Virgil van Dijk reveals how Jurgen Klopp gets the best out him at Liverpool

Virgil van Dijk may be the bookmakers' favourite to win the Ballon d'Or and be crowned Europe's best footballer next month, but he has revealed exactly how Jurgen Klopp keeps him humble.

Bernie Ecclestone claims Lewis Hamilton should QUIT F1 if he wins seventh title

Bernie Ecclestone claims Lewis Hamilton should QUIT F1 if he wins seventh title

JONATHAN McEVOY IN SAO PAULO: The 89-year-old Ecclestone thinks a clean break would suit the six-time world champion better than seeking a final hurrah with Ferrari.

PSG join race to sign Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho as Neymar replacement

PSG join race to sign Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho as Neymar replacement

Paris Saint Germain have reportedly become the latest team to declare their interest in England superstar Jadon Sancho, and will make Borussia Dortmund an offer.

James Harden scores 49 points as Houston Rockets win again... while Paul Pogba watches Miami Heat

James Harden scores 49 points as Houston Rockets win again... while Paul Pogba watches Miami Heat

James Harden was in brilliant form on Saturday night as the Houston Rockets beat the Minnesota Timberwolves, while Paul Pogba was in Florida to watch the Miami Heat beat the Pelicans.

Conor O'Shea resigns as Italy coach following Rugby World Cup pool-stage exit

Conor O'Shea resigns as Italy coach following Rugby World Cup pool-stage exit

Irishman O'Shea, who has been linked in the media with a post in the England set-up, took charge of Azzurri in March 2016 and was contracted to stay in the job until the end of May 2020.

Cristiano Ronaldo 'approves Juventus bid for Manchester United's Paul Pogba in January' 

Cristiano Ronaldo 'approves Juventus bid for Manchester United's Paul Pogba in January' 

The French World Cup winner's future at Old Trafford looks hazy and with United underperforming in the league, it looks only a matter of time before he seals a move away.

Israel Folau sermon on same-sex marriage, abortion and Australia's bushfires

Israel Folau sermon on same-sex marriage, abortion and Australia's bushfires

Footage uploaded online shows the 30-year-old speaking at the Church of Jesus Christ Church in Kenthurst in Sydney's north-west on Sunday.

Arsenal 'willing to sell Granit Xhaka to Borussia Monchengladbach in return for Denis Zakaria'

Arsenal 'willing to sell Granit Xhaka to Borussia Monchengladbach in return for Denis Zakaria'

After being stripped of the captaincy, Granit Xhaka is heading towards the exit door at Arsenal, and could be involved in a swap deal for Switzerland team-mate Denis Zakaria at Borussia Monchengladbach.

Our pick of the best 20 young players to keep an eye on in 2020  

Our pick of the best 20 young players to keep an eye on in 2020  

ADAM SHERGOLD: These are the young talents causing quite the buzz around the leading academies in Europe and beyond right now. It's our 20 rising stars to watch in 2020.

The fire inside Ben Stokes: His genius lit up our summer, but what really drives England's talisman?

The fire inside Ben Stokes: His genius lit up our summer, but what really drives England's talisman?

EXCLUSIVE BY OLIVER HOLT IN CHRISTCHURCH: What Stokes did last summer was like watching Liverpool come back from 3-0 down to beat AC Milan in Istanbul.

VAR the joy killer: Fans in stadiums NEED to know what's going on or they will just stay at home 

VAR the joy killer: Fans in stadiums NEED to know what's going on or they will just stay at home 

Football's lawmakers are under increasing pressure to allow Video Assistant Referee (VAR) communications to be broadcast in stadiums, to save the technology from ruining the sport.

Bath 16-17 Ulster: Stuart Hooper's men leave World Cup magic back in Japan

Bath 16-17 Ulster: Stuart Hooper's men leave World Cup magic back in Japan

NIK SIMON AT THE REC: The stadium announcer greeted Bath's 'World Cup heroes' before kick-off but, by the final whistle, they must have wished they were back in Japan.

Bristol face Justin Tipuric battle after making £500,000-a-year offer as French clubs circle

Bristol face Justin Tipuric battle after making £500,000-a-year offer as French clubs circle

NIK SIMON - THE GAINLINE: Justin Tipuric is weighing up a £500,000-a-year offer from Bristol - but some of France's biggest clubs are also keen on the Wales flanker.

'Welcome and Respect' banners greet England team in Kosovo ahead of Euro 2020 qualifier

'Welcome and Respect' banners greet England team in Kosovo ahead of Euro 2020 qualifier

Such is the sense of gratitude felt for the British government's role in the 1999 NATO bombing raids which brought independence to Kosovo, banners and poppies cover the capital.

Arsenal 'eye January move for defender Pau Torres as they aim to fix problems at the back' 

Arsenal 'eye January move for defender Pau Torres as they aim to fix problems at the back' 

If the Gunners want to land Torres it will set them back £43million to trigger his release clause, and it is thought that the club are willing to sanction the move to bring stability to their back line.

Saracens set to make dramatic U-turn and ACCEPT penalties for salary cap breaches

Saracens set to make dramatic U-turn and ACCEPT penalties for salary cap breaches

Saracens are set to accept the 35-point penalty and £5.4m fine for a breach of the salary cap, having reportedly made a dramatic u-turn in the last few days on whether they will review the judgment.

Gareth Southgate blessed with the exciting array of attacking talent at England

Gareth Southgate blessed with the exciting array of attacking talent at England

Tammy Abraham is second in Premier League goal-scoring with 10 behind Jamie Vardy, on 11, though the Leicester centre-forward has declared himself unavailable for duty.

Gareth Southgate set to hand Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope his full England debut against Kosovo

Gareth Southgate set to hand Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope his full England debut against Kosovo

SAMI MOKBEL IN PRISTINA: Southgate is set to ring the changes for their final Euro 2020 qualifier against Kosovo, with Burnley goalkeeper Pope poised to get the nod on Sunday.

Rory McIlroy's hopes for Race to Dubai glory rest on Bernd Wiesberger at the Nedbank Challenge 

Rory McIlroy's hopes for Race to Dubai glory rest on Bernd Wiesberger at the Nedbank Challenge 

Rory McIlroy will cut an agitated figure as he waits on Bernd Wiesberger final-round showing at the Nedbank Challenge in South Africa to see if he still has any chance of winning the Race to Dubai.

Chelsea loanee Conor Gallagher reveals how heart surgery 'drives him on'

Chelsea loanee Conor Gallagher reveals how heart surgery 'drives him on'

Chelsea youngster Conor Gallagher revealed how heart surgery gave him a fresh perspective in life after making an impressive start to his England Under-21 career by scoring against Albania.

Lewis Ludlam nearly swapped rugby for a job in finance 12 months before World Cup call-up

Lewis Ludlam nearly swapped rugby for a job in finance 12 months before World Cup call-up

EXCLUSIVE BY NIK SIMON: Stored away in the corner of the living room, among the collection of vinyl records and skateboards, Lewis Ludlam's England kitbag is a reminder of a crazy year.

PSG 'could make shock move for Adam Lallana as they aim to snap him up for free

PSG 'could make shock move for Adam Lallana as they aim to snap him up for free

Paris Saint-Germain could sign Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana next summer in a shock move. Lallana sees his Liverpool contract expire at the conclusion of the current campaign

Real Madrid convinced 'Gareth Bale could be a Manchester United player by January'

Real Madrid convinced 'Gareth Bale could be a Manchester United player by January'

Real Madrid are confident that Manchester United will seal the signing of want-away Welshman Gareth Bale by January, according to The Sun.

Northern Ireland 0-0 Holland: Steven Davis missed penalty proves crucial

Northern Ireland 0-0 Holland: Steven Davis missed penalty proves crucial

CHRIS WHEELER AT WINDSOR PARK: A goalless draw was enough to send Holland through to Euro 2020 and render Northern Ireland's final Group C game against Germany meaningless.

Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy says his team will use Denmark jibe as motivation

Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy says his team will use Denmark jibe as motivation

If there is an edge to the game, then it comes from recent unflattering comments by the Danes about the Irish style of play. Now the manager intends to use those words as a motivational tool.

Manu Tuilagi is lined up for move to the Super League with Toronto Wolfpack

Manu Tuilagi is lined up for move to the Super League with Toronto Wolfpack

A shock move for Manu Tuilagi to the Super League with Toronto Wolfpack looks to be on the cards as the Canadian club's coach confirms negotiations are taking place for the England star.

Lewis Hamilton does not expect knighthood despite landing sixth F1 championship

Lewis Hamilton does not expect knighthood despite landing sixth F1 championship

Former Labour cabinet minister Lord Hain has written to Downing Street calling for Hamilton to be rewarded with an upgrade on the MBE he received after he won his maiden championship in 2008.

DANNY MURPHY: Axing Raheem Sterling for Montenegro may backfire for England

DANNY MURPHY: Axing Raheem Sterling for Montenegro may backfire for England

DANNY MURPHY: Job well done, England. They've qualified for Euro 2020 with today's game in Kosovo to spare and you can't be more emphatic than booking your place with a 7-0 win.

La Rochelle 12-31 Exeter: Chiefs record biggest-ever away win in Heineken Champions Cup

La Rochelle 12-31 Exeter: Chiefs record biggest-ever away win in Heineken Champions Cup

BY LEE NOLAN AT STADE MARCEL DEFLANDRE: Exeter Chiefs got their Heineken Champions Cup campaign off to a perfect start with their biggest ever away win in the competition.

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