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1. Louis Van Gaal believes he will still be Manchester United manager in the 2016/17 if he can secure Champions League qualification for the club at the end of the current season.
2. Former England manager Sven Goran Eriksson believes it is only a matter of time before the likes of Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are plying their trade in the Chinese Super League.
3. West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis has argued that the price for away tickets in the Premier League should be fixed at £10, in order to stop rising match-day costs killing the atmosphere in the league.
4. FIFA Presidential candidate Gianni Infantino’s plans for an expanded 40-team World Cup have come under scrutiny from two of his presidential rivals, who said Infantino’s promises were unprofessional.
5. Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain rejected a £40m move to Stamford Bridge in the summer because Chelsea couldn’t guarantee he would be their first choice forward.
6. What a time to make such a comment – Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino flippantly remarked that he put ticket prices up by £5 to punish fans who criticised him (The Daily Mail).
7. Introducing Valentine FC, the Australian club with the most seasonal name in the game (Who Ate All The Pies).
8. A manager in Argentina used a traffic cone to communicate with his players after he was sent to the stands during a game (The Metro).
9. Steven Fletcher scored on his Marseille debut and was praised for his flair in setting up the other in a 2-0 French Cup win (The Independent).
10. Watch Trinidad and Tobago women concede possibly the most bizarre penalty of all time (Joe.co.uk).
By Chris Horricks.