Northern Ireland News
Retiring Northern Ireland captain Aaron Hughes has been denied the chance to make a farewell appearance after a groin injury forced him out of the final two Euro 2012 qualifiers against Estonia and Italy.
England have fallen four places to eighth in the new FIFA world rankings despite winning back-to-back Euro 2012 qualifying matches.
Kyle Lafferty and Chris Brunt return to Northern Ireland's squad for next month's Euro 2012 qualifiers against Serbia and Estonia, along with veteran keeper Maik Taylor.
Northern Ireland have lost three strikers ahead of their Euro 2012 qualifier against the Faroe Islands on Wednesday night, with Josh McQuoid, Martin Paterson and James McClean all withdrawing from the squad.
England could face a worst-case scenario of having to play France in qualifying for the 2014 World Cup after the pots for Saturday's draw were revealed.
Northern Ireland defender Stephen Craigan has announced his retirement from international football at the age of 34.
The Football Association insist they have letters from the other home nations accepting their right to select Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish players for British Olympic football teams.
Within minutes of the British Olympic Association claiming an "historic agreement" had been reached for a Team GB side to compete in both the men's and women's football competitions at London 2012, the Scottish FA has released a statement denying any knowledge of an agreement.
Northern Ireland are certain to be without injured pair Kyle Lafferty and Aaron Hughes for Tuesday's Euro 2012 qualifier against Slovenia, with both men back at their clubs for treatment.
Northern Ireland have suffered a blow ahead of their Euro 2012 qualifier against Serbia on Friday in Belgrade.