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From the back pages, February 5: Match played in England among 380 that were fixed

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A Champions League game played in England in the last four years is one of 380 matches to have been fixed across Europe, the continent’s police agency believes. (The Times)

Uefa has warned Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain they will not be allowed to “cheat” its financial fair play rules, as new figures showed the scale of the challenge in stemming the flow of red ink across Europe and it emerged that two English clubs would have fallen foul of the rules had they been in place this season. (The Guardian)

Daniel Sturridge, the Liverpool striker, has been ruled out of England’s friendly with Brazil at Wembley Stadium after the 23 year-old picked up a thigh injury on Sunday. (The Telegraph)

Jose Mourinho is ready to return to Stamford Bridge and rescue his beloved Chelsea. All the Special One is waiting for is the call from Blues’ billionaire owner Roman Abramovich, who is desperately seeking a new manager to take over from reviled interim boss Rafa Benitez. (The Sun)

Tom Wood has warned Ireland there is no risk of England not “showing up” in Dublin this time. Wood was in the last England side to play a Six Nations match at the Aviva Stadium - when the rampant Irish tore them to pieces. (The Mirror)

QPR fear that £8million striker Loic Remy could be out for two months with the injury he suffered in training last week which forced him to miss Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Norwich. The France forward scored on his QPR debut in the 1-1 draw at West Ham after signing from Marseille during the transfer window. (Daily Mail)

Dale Steyn claimed match figures of 11 for 60 and AB de Villiers equalled a world record as South Africa completed a routine win over Pakistan in the first Test. (Express)

 

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