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Rooney fit but Falcao out for derby

Wayne Rooney is fit and will start for Manchester United in the derby with City but Radamel Falcao remains sidelined.

Ferdinand 'baffled' at Twitter fine

Rio Ferdinand appears to be "baffled" by his three-game ban and £25,000 fine from the FA for an offensive tweet.

Costa set to make Chelsea return

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho confirms striker Diego Costa will be available for Saturday's Premier League game with QPR.

Meyiwa suspect in court in S Africa

A suspect appears in court in South Africa over the killing of national football captain Senzo Meyiwa in a robbery.

St Johnstone v Motherwell

Preview followed by live coverage of Friday's Scottish Premiership game between St Johnstone and Motherwell.

Norwich City v Bolton Wanderers

Preview followed by live coverage of Friday's Championship game between Norwich City and Bolton Wanderers.

Al-Hilal allow 14 away fans at final

Only 14 Western Sydney Wanderers fans will travel to Saudi Arabia for the Asian Champions League final against Al-Hilal.

Silva out of Manchester derby

Manchester City's David Silva will miss the Manchester derby and could be out for three weeks with a knee injury.

I'm not bomb-proof, says Lambert

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert says he is not taking his job for granted despite signing a four-year extension in September.

England women to eclipse men's crowd

England women's historic first match at Wembley looks set to be played in front of a bumper crowd on 23 November.

Former World Cup ref Partridge dies

County Durham referee Pat Partridge, who officiated the 1975 FA Cup final and at the 1978 World Cup, dies at the age of 81.

Gerrard open to move from Liverpool

Steven Gerrard says he could join another club next summer if Liverpool do not offer him a new contract.

Man Utd in Milan friendly talks

AC Milan are in talks with Manchester United about playing a friendly in the new year, say the Italian side.

Accrington Stanley v Morecambe

Preview followed by live coverage of Friday's League Two game between Accrington Stanley and Morecambe.

McCoist fires warning to Celtic boss

Rangers manager Ally McCoist reckons Celtic counterpart Ronny Deila would be wrong to write off the Ibrox men.

Granada CF v Real Madrid

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Spanish La Liga game between Granada CF and Real Madrid.

Wenger concerned about Twitter

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits he is concerned by his players' use of social media site Twitter, plus more.

Messi 'more skilful' than Ronaldo

Barcelona's Lionel Messi is more skilful than Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, says former England boss Fabio Capello.

Brazil football club to open cemetery

Brazilian football club Corinthians is to open a cemetery for supporters who want to be buried close to their favourite players.

Reus plays down Bayern speculation

Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus attempts to play down speculation linking him with a move to Bayern Munich.

Brighton sign Wigan keeper Al-Habsi

Brighton & Hove Albion sign Wigan Athletic goalkeeper Ali Al-Habsi on a one-month loan deal.

Barcelona v Celta Vigo

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Spanish La Liga game between Barcelona and Celta Vigo.

Bayern Munich v Borussia Dortmund

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's German Bundesliga game between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.

Newcastle United v Liverpool

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Newcastle United and Liverpool.

Everton v Swansea City

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Everton and Swansea City.

Hull City v Southampton

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Hull City and Southampton.

Arsenal v Burnley

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Arsenal and Burnley.

'No agenda' for ref meeting - Monk

Garry Monk says he has 'no agenda' for his meeting with referees' boss Mike Riley after criticising decisions given against Swansea City.

Beaten Scots coach vows to stay

Anna Signeul says she will take Scotland to the next European finals despite suffering World Cup disappointment.

VIDEO: Courtois eyes Europe & League glory

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois tells Football Focus the Blues are "strong" enough to win the Champions League and Premier League this season.

VIDEO: Rachel Riley's Focus predictions

Countdown co-presenter Rachel Riley gives her predictions ahead of some of this weekend's Premier League fixtures.

VIDEO: Pelle reveals dancing past

Southampton striker Graziano Pelle explains to Football Focus how dancing influenced his goalscoring ability.

VIDEO: 'Too early to call Chelsea invincibles'

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says it is "too early" to compare Chelsea to his 'invincibles' team of 2003/04.

VIDEO: Halloween: Sporting horrors of 2014

In honour of Halloween, BBC Sport looks back at some of 2014's more 'horrifying' moments, including the shocks, the slips, the trips and the unexpected.

VIDEO: Top 50 FA Cup goals: Cardiff upset Leeds

BBC Sport is looking back at 50 iconic FA Cup goals in the build-up to the first round proper, which takes place in November.

VIDEO: Highlights - Celtic 6-0 Partick Thistle

Highlights from Celtic's emphatic win against Partick Thistle in the Scottish League Cup.

VIDEO: Redknapp 'doesn't understand Twitter'

QPR manager Harry Redknapp says he won't be advising his players on the use of social media because he "doesn't know what Twitter is".

VIDEO: Man City 'must recover trust as team'

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says his side are "not in a good moment" and must "recover their trust as a team", after being knocked out of the League Cup by Newcastle.

VIDEO: Top 50 FA Cup goals: Sutton's huge upset

BBC Sport is looking back at 50 iconic FA Cup goals in the build-up to the first round proper, which takes place in November.

AUDIO: Chelsea were professional - Mourinho

Manager Jose Mourinho says Chelsea showed "professionalism" to beat Shrewsbury 2-1 and reach the League Cup quarter-finals.

VIDEO: Highlights - Hibs 3-3 Dundee Utd (6-7 pens)

Dundee United squeeze through to the last four in the League Cup after a night of high drama at Easter Road.

VIDEO: Six of the best derby day goals

Ahead of this weekend's derbies in Manchester and west London, we look back at some great Premier League derby goals.

VIDEO: Now is the time to try blind football

With the 2020 Tokyo Games still six years away, the FA wants to find new players who can train for their future Paralympic team.

VIDEO: Five 'deliberate' own goals in five minutes

Indonesian clubs PSS Sleman and PSIS Semarang are disqualified from the country's first division playoffs for scoring five own goals.

VIDEO: Macheda gets Halloween scare

Cardiff City striker Federico Macheda gets a scare from team-mate Bruno Ecuele Manga before a BBC Sport Wales interview.

VIDEO: Defoe dreams of return for England

Former Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe talks about his new life with Toronto FC and his hopes of playing for England again.

VIDEO: Players are behind me - Pardew

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew says his players are behind him, after the Magpies recorded their first ever win at Etihad Stadium to knock Manchester City out of the League Cup.

VIDEO: Schmeichel recalls Manchester derbies

Peter Schmeichel, who played in goal for Manchester United and Manchester City, recalls his derby memories ahead of the teams' Premier League meeting on Sunday.

VIDEO: Austin scores goals anywhere - Redknapp

Manager Harry Redknapp says striker Charlie Austin can "score goals anywhere" as the striker's two goals give Queens Park Rangers a 2-0 Premier League win over Aston Villa.

Predictions: Lawro v Rachel Riley

BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on Countdown co-presenter Rachel Riley.

Miracle of Istanbul is dream ticket

Liverpool's miraculous turnaround in the 2005 Champions League final is your #BBCDreamTicket.

FA Cup: What you may have missed

BBC Sport looks back at the stories from the FA Cup qualifying rounds, with the line-up for the first round complete.

The 21 sharing Tan's American dream

What does Vincent Tan's investment in new franchise Los Angeles Football Club say about Major League Soccer?

Football bosses carved in pumpkins

A football fan carves pumpkin versions of Manchester's two Premier League managers ahead of their clubs' derby match on Halloween weekend.

Why are Rangers in such trouble?

How are Rangers in financial turmoil and what is Newcastle owner Mike Ashley's part at the club? Chris McLaughlin explains.

Creating tomorrow's footballer

Independent, intelligent, emotionally stable, two-footed and technically advanced - how innovative coaches are creating a new breed of player.

50 iconic FA Cup goals

BBC Sport is looking back at an iconic FA Cup goal every day in the build-up to the first round proper, which kicks off in November.

Manager ins and outs - October 2014

Track the managerial ins and outs and a list of every boss in the top five leagues in England and the Scottish Premiership.

Whelan urges fan caution over Ashley

Wigan chairman Dave Whelan says Rangers fans should be wary of Mike Ashley because the owner should always be a fan.

Symons set to remain Wales assistant

Newly-appointed Fulham manager Kit Symons set to remain as assistant to Wales manager Chris Coleman.

NI fans able to attend Romania match

NI supporters are told they can attend the Euro 2016 qualifier in Bucharest as Uefa decide against stadium closure.

Pellegrini under pressure - Savage

BBC Sport's Robbie Savage on Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini's pivotal week as he prepares for the Manchester derby.

Zidane coaching ban put on hold

Zinedine Zidane can continue coaching Real Madrid reserves until his appeal against a three-month ban is heard.