Trending: Rooney apologises for 'inappropriate images,' Prem video trial
Here are the latest stories for Thursday.
ENGLAND: Captain Wayne Rooney has "unreservedly'' apologised to interim manager Gareth Southgate and Football Association technical director Dan Ashworth, admitting images taken of him drinking at a wedding after England's win over Scotland were "inappropriate for someone in his position.''
- Jurgen Klopp has sympathised with Wayne Rooney after the Manchester United forward was photographed allegedly drinking late into the night while on international duty.
- Southgate has become a "much stronger" candidate for the England manager's job, according to Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn, after overseeing a four-game unbeaten run in interim charge.
PREMIER LEAGUE: The league has been conducting trials over the use of video technology this season, referees' chief Mike Riley has revealed.
REAL MADRID: Former Colombia international Faustino Asprilla has told ESPN Deportes that Cristiano Ronaldo is a bad influence on James Rodriguez, inspiring "ugly gestures" that show a lack of respect to teammates.
- Barcelona have denied that their new four-year, €220 million sponsorship deal with Rakuten contains a "Lionel Messi clause" and hinges on him staying at the club.
- New York City FC midfielder Andrea Pirlo wishes he had played under Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola when the Spaniard was coach of Barcelona and also regrets never having signed for Real Madrid.
- Right-back Hector Bellerin will be sidelined for four weeks with an ankle injury, Arsene Wenger has said.
- The Gunners will assess forward Alexis Sanchez on his return from international duty with Chile, but look set to again have to do without playmaker Santi Cazorla for Saturday's trip to Manchester United.
MAN UNITED: Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville has told Sky Sports that suggestions Jose Mourinho has lost his magic are "ridiculous."
- Thierry Henry has told Sky Sports that Manchester United's game against Arsenal on Saturday is a "must-win" for Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho.
LIVERPOOL: Jurgen Klopp is confident that Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge's future is firmly at Liverpool.
- Lucas Leiva has told ESPN FC that Jurgen Klopp's team must blank out the "emotion" surrounding the club's pursuit of the Premier League title.
UNITED STATES: Jozy Altidore believes he and his United States teammates need to take a look in the mirror following a humiliating 4-0 loss to Costa Rica in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying on Tuesday.
MLS: New York City FC is preparing to reduce the average age of its squad by targeting younger recruits rather than an aging superstar to fill the designated player slot vacated by Frank Lampard's departure, sources have told ESPN FC.
- D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid is training with English Premier League side Swansea City, according to the Washington Post.
- D.C. United has acquired midfielder Luciano Acosta on a permanent basis from Boca Juniors, following the completion of a one-year loan, the club has announced.
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