- Beleaguered England captain Alastair Cook should step down and take a break from the sport to avoid suffering from a damaging burnout that could end his career, a number of former England captains said on Tuesday.
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BARCELONA - Portuguese midfielder Tiago has signed a new two-year deal with Atletico Madrid, the La Liga champions confirmed on Tuesday, ruling out a possible return to former club Chelsea.
- Striker Alvaro Morata's 20 million euros (15.8 million pounds) move to Juventus has quickly turned sour after the Spaniard injured his knee in his first training session and was ruled out for seven weeks.
BELGRADE - Dutchman Dick Advocaat will take over as Serbia coach to lead the team's bid to qualify for the 2016 European Championship, the Balkan country’s Football Association (FSS) president Tomislav Karadzic told Reuters.
- Four Frenchmen, including former international Luis Fernandez, have been named on a shortlist of five prospective candidates to take over as national coach of the Ivory Coast, the country's football federation said.
- Carlos Queiroz has backtracked on his decision to quit as Iran coach and is negotiating an extension through to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Iranian media reported.