After a 5-0 thrashing of Moldova on Friday, England will face a much tougher challenge when they play Ukraine tomorrow at Wembley. John Terry has been ruled out of the match after failing to recover from the ankle injury he suffered in the match in Chisinau.
Fellow Chelsea teammate Gary Cahill is likely to play instead at the back alongside Joleon Lescott. Leighton Baines, scorer of a free kick in the Moldova game, will once again start at left back in place of the injured Ashley Cole.
Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini has taken back comments he made about wanting to leave the club in January. The big-haired Belgian midfielder was quoted by his hometown newspaper as saying he wanted a fresh challenge after five years in Liverpool.
He has now dismissed those claims, saying that the signing of forward Kevin Mirrallas was a sign of the club’s ambition. If Fellaini were to leave Everton, he would command a significant transfer fee as there are still four years left on his contract.
Wayne Rooney’s new autobiography, My Decade in the Premier League, is about to hit the shelves, and it contains quite a few mentions of former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo. In the book Rooney says, "If there's one person with a -bigger self-belief than Ronaldo, I haven't met him yet. He's not shy."
Rooney also declared that there was no bad blood between the two after Ronaldo’s antics saw the England striker sent off before the winger winked to the crowd. But Rooney said that the rest of the United squad laughed about it, and that the two got on really well whilst they both played in Manchester.
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