Media playback is not supported on this device Fifa president Gianni Infantino has defended the expansion of the World Cup to 48 teams, insisting the change was based on “sporting merit” and not to make money. The sport’s world governing body voted unanimously in favour of the change at a meeting in Zurich on Tuesday.
Manchester City’s Bacary Sagna has been charged with misconduct for a “10 against 12” comment posted on Instagram after his side’s 2-1 win over Burnley. City were reduced to 10 men in the 32nd minute of the match on 2 January when referee Lee Mason sent off Fernandinho. The Football Association allege that the defender’s
Liverpool will demand £20m for defender Mamadou Sakho if he moves during the January transfer window. Galatasaray and Sevilla have shown an interest in the 26-year-old, while Southampton are also considering a move after captain Jose Fonte asked to leave St Mary’s. The France international signed a new long-term deal at Anfield in 2015. But
Sam Allardyce has appointed his former England assistant Sammy Lee as his number two at Crystal Palace. The 57-year-old, who also worked under Allardyce at Bolton, left the England set-up after Gareth Southgate’s four games as interim boss. He has also worked in the backroom staff at Liverpool and Southampton, whom he left this summer.
The World Cup will be expanded to host 48 teams, up from 32, Fifa has decided. An initial stage of 16 groups of three teams will precede a knockout stage for the remaining 32 when the change is made for the 2026 tournament. The sport’s world governing body voted through the change at a meeting
Media playback is not supported on this device Leeds United came from behind to defeat stubborn Cambridge United in a hotly contested FA Cup third-round tie. The League Two hosts dominated their Championship opponents in the first half, taking the lead through Uche Ikpeazu’s low turn and shot. But a different Leeds came out after
Alex Mowatt’s header from close range puts Leeds United 2-1 up against League Two Cambridge in their FA Cup third-round tie. Follow live text commentary and watch goal clips of Cambridge Utd v Leeds Utd Watch all the best action from the FA Cup third round Available to UK users only. BBC Sports – View
Uche Ikpeazu fires in at the near post past goalkeeper Marco Silvestri to give League Two Cambridge a surprise lead against Leeds United in their FA Cup third-round tie. Follow live text commentary and watch goal clips of Cambridge Utd v Leeds Utd here. Watch all the best action from the FA Cup third round
Cristiano Ronaldo was named the world’s best player at the inaugural Best Fifa Football Awards in Zurich. Real Madrid and Portugal forward Ronaldo, 31, beat Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann to the prize. Ronaldo also won the Ballon d’Or in December, with both honours recognition for success in the Champions League with
Media playback is not supported on this device FA Cup fourth-round draw Date: Monday, 9 January Time: 19:00 GMT Coverage: Live on BBC Two, BBC Radio 5 live & BBC Sport website Non-league sides Sutton United and Lincoln City will discover on Monday who they will play in the FA Cup fourth round if they