Queens Park Rangers defender Steven Caulker believes the experience of being relegated from the Premier League with Cardiff City last season could help him escape the same fate with the west Londoners a year on.
Liverpool`s Kolo Toure and fellow 33-year-old defender Didier Zokora were recalled to the Ivory Coast squad on Friday for back-to-back Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sierra Leone and Cameroon.
Luis Suarez can bite a fellow player and still escaped with a ban lasting few months and some matches. But, for a player in the lower league in Switzerland, kicking a ball at the referee meant a 50-year ban.
Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has called for the champions to underline their status in Italy`s Serie A after a European slip-up in midweek that has injected extra belief into Roma ahead of the sides` Serie A showdown on Sunday.
Bayern Munich`s last-minute victory over Manchester City may have left fans delighted with a winning Champions League Group E start but highlighted their need to improve their finishing after missing a string of clear chances.