What's trending: FIFA admits World Cup hosting bribes for first time
Here are the latest stories from Wednesday.
FIFA: FIFA has acknowledged for the first time that votes were bought in past World Cup hosting contests.
- FIFA has filed a legal claim with the United States' Department of Justice for restitution of assets seized by U.S. prosecutors in their investigation into corruption within world football's governing body.
- Just how exactly is FIFA going to seek restitution from itself and its member federations? ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti answers our questions.
MAN CITY: Vincent Kompany looks set to be out for at least a month after limping out of Manchester City's Champions League clash with Dynamo Kiev with a recurrence of his calf muscle injury. The match ended 0-0, as City won 3-1 on aggregate.
- VIDEO: Who'll step up in Kompany's absence?
BARCELONA: Neymar says he does not see himself leaving Barcelona, although there has yet to be an announcement over his contact renewal with the club facing increasing financial worries.
- Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen says he does not know where he will be playing his football next season.
ATLETICO MADRID: Atletico Madrid match-winner Juanfran Torres said his side had shown "hunger and heart" after the right-back netted the winning penalty for his side to progress 8-7 in the shootout past PSV Eindhoven in Tuesday's tense Champions League round-of-16 second leg.
ARSENAL: Arsene Wenger insists his motivation to manage Arsenal is stronger than ever, seemingly dismissing suggestions that fan disgruntlement could make him consider stepping down after 20 years in charge.
- Mesut Ozil says Arsenal have to remain "ice cold" in the heated atmosphere of the Camp Nou to have a chance of beating Barcelona in Wednesday's round-of-16 Champions League match.
MAN UNITED: While talks engulfing Louis van Gaal's future continue to swirl around Old Trafford, former Manchester United great Paul Scholes has urged his old club to sign Luka Modric, Raphael Varane and Paul Pogba to revive their ailing fortunes.
- Ryan Giggs says Manchester United's players should be relishing the high-pressure games against Liverpool and Manchester City this week.
- Real Madrid centre-forward Karim Benzema looks set to return for his club in Sunday evening's La Liga clash with Sevilla at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
8-7 - @Atleti's shootout victory against PSV (8-7 on pens) was the highest scoring shootout in CL/Euro Cup history (excl. qualifiers). Spot.- OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 15, 2016
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