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Cook to be removed as England one-day captain

Alastair Cook has struggled in the shorter game. Credit: PA

Alastair Cook is to relieved of his duties as England one-day captain after a poor run of personal and team form, according to reports in the Daily Telegraph.

The opener is set to be replaced with Eoin Morgan, when a 15-man squad is named on Saturday for an upcoming series in Australia ahead of the World Cup in February.

England selectors made the decision after a meeting at Trent Bridge on Friday.

Essex batsman Cook will continue in his role as Test captain.

The ECB are yet to confirm Cook's departure.

Platini: Fifa credibility at stake over report

Michel Platini is hoping for a successful outcome. Credit: PA

Uefa president Michel Platini says the credibility of Fifa depends on the report in the World Cup bidding process.

Platini, who has been frequently critical of Sepp Blatter, was speaking after Fifa announced they would release Michael Garcia's findings.

"This is a step in right direction. Let us hope that the (corruption) report can now be published as quickly as possible. The credibility of Fifa depends on it," Platini told the media on Friday.

Ex-Liverpool boss Dalglish describes Hillsborough 'mayhem'

Kenny Dalglish wore a '96' badge to the inquest. Credit: PA

Former Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has finished giving evidence at the Hillsborough inquiry.

Dalglish, 63, was questioned for two hours at Warrington Coroners Court about the tragedy that saw 96 Liverpool fans died.

The Scot described the situation at the ground as 'mayhem' during the questioning.

"It was mayhem. Nobody knew what was going on. There were stories coming from every angle," Daglish told the jury.

Blatter: The Fifa crisis stops today

Fifa president Sepp Blatter says he will turn round the organisation following a period of 'crisis'.

Blatter, who intends to stand for the presidency for a fifth time, was speaking after it was announced Michael Garcia's report into the World Cup bidding process would be published.

Sepp Blatter wants to end the crisis. Credit: PA

Blatter told journalists: "It's not the first time we have been in a critical situation. We will fight. But we need your help, you are making public opinion.

"We have been in a crisis, but today the crisis stopped. I will bring back FIFA. But not alone. I need my Exco & the FIFA family."

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Blatter: World Cups will not be revoked

Sepp Blatter will have the report published. Credit: PA

Fifa president Sepp Blatter says the 2018 and 2022 World Cups will be hosted by Russia and Qatar, as intended

Blatter said "external legal experts" supported the view that "there are no legal grounds" to revoke the controversial vote in 2010 to award the World Cups to the respective nations.

Manchester City strikers all injured for Palace clash

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed that all three of his first-team strikers are unavailable for their game with Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Sergio Aguero, Stevan Jovetic and Edin Dzeko have all suffered injuries in recent weeks, forcing the manager to utilise teenager Jose Angel Pozo as their lone frontman.

Fifa president Blatter: The truth will be shown

Fifa president Sepp Blatter says he is pleased that Michael Garcia's report into the World Cup bidding process will be published.

Blatter hopes the publication will help boost public confidence in the organisation after the summary of the report was heavily criticised.

Sepp Blatter seems quite happy with the outcome. Credit: PA

"I am pleased they have agreed. It has been a long process to arrive at this point and I understand the views of those who have been critical," Blatter said in a statement.

"We have always been determined that the truth should be known.

"It is clear that while a summary of the report was issued, the publication of this report has become a barrier to rebuilding public confidence and trust in FIFA.

"Now it is important that the work of the Ethics Committee continues and that any instances of wrongdoing are fully investigated and their perpetrators pursued and sanctioned."

Fifa to publish Garcia World Cup report

Michael Garcia resigned over the handling of his report. Credit: Reuters

Fifa's executive committee has unanimously agreed to publish Michael Garcia's reporting into the World Cup bidding process.

The decision was taken following a meeting in Morocco, but there was no vote taken. The report will not be published until charges against three Fifa ExCo members are resolved.

Domenico Scala, the head of FIFA's audit and compliance committee, gave a presentation to the ExCo suggesting the report should be published in an "appropriate form" - with all names and other details redacted.

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