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What's trending: Infantino named FIFA president, Chelsea to get Conte

Here are the latest stories from Friday:

FIFA: The election of the new FIFA president went to a second vote at the Extraordinary FIFA Congress in Zurich as Gianni Infantino won.

- The first round went like this: Infantino (88), Sheikh Salman (85), Prince Ali (27), Jerome Champagne (7) after Tokyo Sexwale withdrew.  The second round: Infantino (115), Salman (88), Ali (4), Champagne (0).

- Earlier, FIFA members vote in favour of reforms to address governance, accountability, transparency and diversity. Vote count: 179 YES, 22 NO, (201 valid votes).

- Michel Platini has conceded that it was not his destiny to become president of FIFA but he has vowed to continue his fight to clear his name.

MAN UNITED: Manchester United have been drawn against Premier League rivals Liverpool in the Europa League round of 16.

- The hamstring injury suffered by Anthony Martial before Manchester United's 5-1 win in Europa League last-32 second leg against Midtjylland on Thursday is "not heavy," manager Louis van Gaal says.

- Van Gaal also challenged Marcus Rashford to deliver consistently after the striker enjoyed a dream first-team debut as he scored twice at Old Trafford.

- Introducing Marcus Rashford, Man United's latest teenage star, by Arindam Rej.

- Jose Mourinho is the man to revive Manchester United because he will bring confidence to the whole club, according to former Porto and Barcelona star Deco.

CHELSEA: Captain John Terry will miss the next two games as he recovers from a hamstring injury, Guus Hiddink says.

- Antonio Conte could be named the next manager at Chelsea with the next 10 days after encouraging talks between the current Italy boss and Blues representatives on Thursday, according to multiple reports.

- However, Chelsea would be wise to leave Hiddink in charge at Stamford Bridge for another season, former Netherlands striker Patrick Kluivert told ESPN FC.

PSG: Serge Aurier will spend the next three weeks training with the club's reserve squad, but he does have a first-team future at the club after insulting manager Laurent Blanc and his teammates.

TOTTENHAM: Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino was "very pleased" with his side's display in their Europa League round of 32 win on Thursday, but has quickly turned his focus back on their Premier League title tilt and Sunday's clash with struggling Swansea.

- They will take on Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund in the next round.

- Eric Dier says Spurs have shown they can cope just fine even without Harry Kane.

LIVERPOOL: Jurgen Klopp felt his Liverpool team deserved to progress to the Europa League round of 16, despite admitting they were not fully in control near the end of their 1-0 win over Augsburg. Up next? United.

- Klopp will have a somewhat different plan against Man City in the Capital One Cup than the one that helped the Reds win 4-1 in November. He also urged his team to stay calm against City.

BARCELONA: Neymar has signed a new five-year deal with Barcelona that will make him the second-highest-paid player on the team behind Lionel Messi, ESPN Brasil has reported.

- However, Neymar's father insists that his son is still yet to sign a contract extension with Barcelona, saying that talks about a new deal will not begin until May.

REAL MADRID: Former Real Madrid star Guti believes no player on Atletico Madrid's squad has what it takes to break into Los Blancos' starting XI this season, but has admitted Los Colchoneros are decidedly better than they were in his day.

ARSENAL: Midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be out for several weeks with a "quite serious" knee injury, manager Arsene Wenger has said.

- The club notified fans about their fixtures against West Ham, Crystal Palace, Sunderland and Norwich that have been rescheduled for television purposes.

- The Gunners' financial results for 2015 showed a net loss.

LEICESTER: Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri believes the Foxes' next five games hold the key to their title chances. The Foxes host Norwich on Saturday before welcoming West Brom on Tuesday and they also face Watford, Newcastle and Crystal Palace before the international break next month.

- Jamie Vardy has revealed Ranieri stays up all night studying rivals and called Leicester's season a "theme park ride."

NIGERIA: Sunday Oliseh has resigned as coach of Nigeria citing "contract violations" as the reason for his departure. The former Borussia Dortmund player had come under pressure after Nigeria failed to get past the group stage of the African Nations Championship.

The federation moved quickly to replace him with Samson Siasia on an interim basis.

MLS: - Steven Gerrard has reiterated that this is likely his final season as a player, but he says he's eager to get into coaching quickly.

- The Seattle Sounders have completed the transfer of forward Obafemi Martins to Shanghai Shenhua of the Chinese Super League for an undisclosed sum.



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