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England’s World Cup build-up continues at home to Egypt and we’ve got all the BestPrice betting – Simon Hopper gives you all the best odds and tips here.

Portsmouth will return to the High Court on 15 March after their case against Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs was adjourned.

HMRC has questioned the decision to allow the club to go into voluntary administration, and owner Balram Chainrai has been given more time to provide key documentation.

“We expect the administration to proceed,” said Pompey administrator Andrew Andronikou before the hearing.

Pompey’s move into administration means HMRC is now ranked below their football-related creditors in terms of the debts that will be repaid.

Andronikou will also meet the Premier League on Tuesday to discuss Pompey’s proposed nine-point penalty for entering administration.

The deduction would leave the Hampshire club on 10 points – 14 from safety and virtual guaranteed to be relegated.

On Thursday, Andronikou will attend a meeting of Premier League chairmen to discuss the possibility of whether clubs would consider allowing Portsmouth to sell players and then take them back on loan for the remainder of the season.

The revenue and customs authority has also questioned the validity of Andronikou’s appointment as administrator last week.

Revenue and customs claimed at the High Court on Tuesday that the firm that hired Andronikou may have links with owner Chainrai, compromising his independence.

A Pompey spokesman said before the case: “We don’t want to pre-empt anything or pre-judge what will happen, but hopefully the Premier League and our fellow Premier League clubs will be as sympathetic as possible to our situation.

“The Premier League have been incredibly understanding and [club owner] Balram Chainrai would like to place on record his gratitude to chief executive Richard Scudamore, chairman Sir David Richards, company secretary and head of football administration Jane Purdon, general secretary Mike Foster and director of finance and administration Javed Khan.”

England’s World Cup build-up continues at home to Egypt and we’ve got all the BestPrice betting – Simon Hopper gives you all the best odds and tips here.

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