Turkeystick with winning formula

All 23 of Turkey's World Cup heroes will be back on duty when the third-place finishers open their new campaign with friendly against Georgia next Wednesday.

Jardelto join Barcelona

Barcelona are poised to sign Sporting Lisbon's prolific striker Mario Jardel after the club agreed a deal to bring the Brazilian-born striker to the Nou Camp.

Martyngoing nowhere says Venables

Leeds keeper Nigel Martyn will not be leaving the club, according to new boss Terry Venables, despite reports linking the England keeper with a move to fellow Premiership club Southampton.

Martynpoised for Southampton switch

Nigel Martyn is poised for a move to Southammpton after being informed that he was no longer automatic first choice keeper at Leeds.

FKAustria interested in Effenberg

FK Austria are offering Stefan Effenberg a route back into football after the veteran German midfielder said he was on the brink of quitting.

Chinavows to make 2014 World Cup bid

The Chinese government has promised to back a bidto host the 2014 World Cup if FIFA decides that is when rotation will bring the finals back to Asia.

Luxemburgoquits Palmeiras for Cruzeiro

Former Brazil coach Vanderley Luxemburgo has walked out on Palmeiras to join rivals Cruzeiro just days after the start of the Brazilian championship.