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Danny Welbeck has not featured for club or country this season due to knee surgery

Danny Welbeck targets New Year return for Arsenal

Lewis Hamilton, pictured on the podium alongside team-mate Nico Rosberg after winning the 2015 British Grand Prix at Silverstone, has paid tribute to the German's part in helping Mercedes win the Formula One team championship.

Lews Hamilton praises Nico Rosberg after team success

Eli Walker will link up with the Wales squad as a replacement for Liam Williams

Eli Walker called into Wales' World Cup squad in place of injured Liam Williams

Paul O'Connell's World Cup and Ireland Test career have been ended by injury

Paul O'Connell's World Cup and Ireland Test career ended by injury

Wales skipper Ashley Williams is looking forward to the party atmosphere against Andorra

Wales captain Ashley Williams: Everyone wants to play then celebrate tonight

James Anderson has moved into the top 10 of the all-time leading Test wicket-takers

England pay price for missed chances as Pakistan pair cash in

Harry Kane won his sixth England cap in the defeat of Lithuania

Harry Kane keen to tackle Europe's elite with England

Ross Barkley (left) celebrates with Adam Lallana after opening the scoring for England

Roy Hodgson revels in England's perfect 10

Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse has 15 caps for England's Under-21 side

Gareth Southgate: James Ward-Prowse could force way into England senior squad

Chris Coleman will tell his FAW bosses he must be allowed to build on his Euro 2016 success

Chris Coleman will 'rattle a few cages' to keep Wales moving forward

Misbah-ul-Haq leads Pakistan against England

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq believes England have learned from past mistakes

Alastair Cook has his sights set on a successful return to the United Arab Emirates

England captain Alastair Cook happy with 'underdogs' tag against Pakistan in UAE

Peter O'Mahony's World Cup is over

Ireland's Peter O'Mahony ruled out of World Cup

Ross Barkley, centre, opened the scoring for England

England finish with a flourish, although fighting fans mar victory in Vilnius

Jurgen Klopp has taken his first Liverpool training session

Philippe Coutinho hands new Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp early boost

No written contract for the £1.35million payment made to Michel Platini in 2011 has been provided to investigators

No written contract for £1.35m Michel Platini payment provided to investigators

Scotland's Jonny Gray could miss the World Cup quarter-final with Australia after being cited for a tip tackle against Samoa

Ross Ford and Jonny Gray await World Cup quarter-final fate at Tuesday hearing

Lewis Hamilton, pictured, is relishing the thought of a title battle with Sebastian Vettel next year

Lewis Hamilton relishing battle with Sebastian Vettel next season

Robbie Keane would have accepted a play-off berth if offered it at the start of the qualification campaign

Robbie Keane urges Ireland to forget about Poland disappointment

Lewis Hamilton is close to winning his third world championship

Lewis Hamilton backs Nico Rosberg to make stronger challenge in 2016

Alasdair Dickinson is happy for Scotland to be written off as underdogs when they face Australia

Alasdair Dickinson ready to embrace Scotland's underdog tag

Steven Finn will not play in the first Test

Steven Finn ruled out of England's first Test against Pakistan

Oliver Norwood came through the ranks at Manchester United

Oliver Norwood hails Sir Alex's impact on Northern Ireland's stars

Daniel Vettori will help England's spinners

Daniel Vettori recruited to help improve England's spin fortunes

Republic of Ireland midfielder Jeff Hendrick will put the anger of defeat to good use as he targets Euro 2016 play-off success

Ireland will be fired up for play-off chance - Hendrick

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill is adopting a bullish stance ahead of the Euro 2016 play-offs

Martin O'Neill bullish despite Republic of Ireland's automatic hopes ending

England manager Roy Hodgson is hoping to make history in Vilnius

Roy Hodgson: Jamie Carragher wrong to claim it's easy to earn England call-up

Lewis Hamilton edged closer to the world title in Sochi, while Mercedes clinched the constructors' championship

Lewis Hamilton savours belated Mercedes' constructors championship triumph

Tom Wood has backed Stuart Lancaster to remain as England coach

Tom Wood wants Stuart Lancaster and England coaches to 'come out fighting'

Phil Jagielka has been handed the captain's armband against Lithuania

Captain Phil Jagielka urges England to finish job in style with win in Lithuania

Scotland fans chanted Gordon Strachan's name throughout the game

Gordon Strachan proud of Tartan Army support as Scotland see off Gibraltar

Michael O'Neill was in no mood to be downcast as Northern Ireland finished top of Group F

Michael O'Neill delighted as Northern Ireland head to Euro 2016 group winners

Gareth Bale will get the chance to star on the big stage at next summer's European Championship

Chris Coleman: Wales not at Euro 2016 to make up numbers

Paul O'Connell was stretchered off against France

Ireland's Paul O'Connell may miss remainder of World Cup

Japan head coach Eddie Jones has been the subject of speculation linking him with a possible England role

Japan head coach Eddie Jones mischievous over England link

Seamus Coleman and the Republic of Ireland missed out on automatic qualification

Republic of Ireland's Seamus Coleman deflated by Poland defeat

Steven Fletcher's hat-trick helped Scotland to a convincing win in Faro

Steven Fletcher nets hat-trick as Scots thrash Gibraltar in final Euro qualifier

James Anderson is ready to return for England

James Anderson keen for England to show improvements against Pakistan

Jonathan Walters', left, penalty was not enough as Poland edged the Republic of Ireland

Robert Lewandowski ends Republic of Ireland's hopes of automatic qualification

Craig Cathcart opened the scoring for Northern Ireland in Helsinki

Northern Ireland finish top of Group F after draw against Finland

Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul suffered a season-ending knee injury while playing for Holland

Serious knee injury rules Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul out for rest of season

Nico Rosberg's chances of winning the championship appear all but over after he retired in Sochi

Nico Rosberg blames bad luck for his faltering F1 season

Matt Fitzpatrick claimed his first European Tour title at Woburn

Wire-to-wire win is special for England's Matt Fitzpatrick

Conor Murray scored one of Ireland's two tries

Ireland's World Cup triumph over France comes at great cost

Wales' Liam Williams has been forced out of the World Cup through injury.

Wales back Liam Williams forced out of World Cup with foot injury

Jamie Peacock has bowed out on a high

Jamie Peacock pleased to bow out on a high after Leeds' Grand Final triumph

Nick Easter scored a hat-trick of tries in England's demolition of Uruguay on Saturday

Nick Easter urges England to not look too far ahead

Italy's Tommaso Allan scored a try and kicked three conversions and two penalties against Romania

Italy beat Romania to seal 2019 Rugby World Cup qualification

Daniel Hourcade's Argentina have scored more pool-stage points than New Zealand, South Africa, Australia and Wales

Daniel Hourcade: Free-scoring Argentina a match for anyone at Rugby World Cup

Mercedes have won the contructors' championship

Mercedes win F1 constructors' championship after Kimi Raikkonen given penalty

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