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Lafferty charged by the FA over betting misconduct

The Northern Ireland striker has been charged by the FA. Credit: PA

Norwich striker Kyle Lafferty has been charged by the Football Association with misconduct in relation to betting.

The 28-year-old Northern Ireland international is alleged to have broken FA rules by betting on a match in February.

The governing body said in a statement: "Kyle Lafferty has been charged by the FA for misconduct in relation to betting.

"It is alleged that on February 20 2016, the Norwich City forward placed a bet on the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of, or occurrence in, a football match or competition in breach of FA rule E8.

"He has until 5 August 2016 to respond to the charge."

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John Barnes backs Liverpool manager over Sakho

Barnes believes the power should lie with managers. Credit: PA

Former Liverpool winger John Barnes believes Jurgen Klopp's hardline stance in relation to Mamadou Sakho has helped swing the balance of power back towards managers.

The France defender was sent home from the club's pre-season tour of the United States earlier this week because of his poor time-keeping.

Barnes believes that immediately sent a message to the rest of the squad.

The ex-England international, speaking at the Silverstone Classic in support of Prostate Cancer UK, said:

Managers needs to be given that autonomy. The manager needs to be given that strength to then say if 'I take a decision to drop somebody or to send them home or tell someone off then you will have to back me' - and the fans do.

There are certain managers, (Jose) Mourinho, (Antonio) Conte, (Pep) Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp, they can take decisions and the fans will back them.

That's not happened in the past. Players have been too powerful at the clubs in the past where things have gone wrong and you blame the manager.

– Former Liverpool and England star John Barnes

Bafetimbi Gomis leaves Swansea for Marseille on loan

Gomis will get the chance to impress in Ligue 1. Credit: PA

Swansea striker Bafe Gomis has joined Marseille on a season-long loan, the Premier League club has confirmed.

Gomis, 30, who scored seven goals in 35 appearances for Swansea last season, has returned to France to join up with the nine-time Ligue 1 winners.

He is the seventh Swansea player to head out on loan this summer following the departures of Kyle Bartley, Matt Grimes (both Leeds), Ryan Hedges, Liam Shephard (both Yeovil), Josh Vickers (Barnet) and Oliver Davies

O'Shea convinced Sunderland have the right manager

O'Shea is happy with the arrival of David Moyes. Credit: PA

Sunderland defender John O'Shea is convinced the club have made the right appointment by bringing in David Moyes to replace Sam Allardyce.

With the Black Cats' former boss leaving for the England job Moyes was the first choice to take over.

O'Shea, after his Euro 2016 exploits with the Republic of Ireland, joined up with his team-mates last Sunday - the day after Moyes was appointed - as they headed off to their French training camp.

The Scot has had little time to implement major changes but O'Shea is impressed by the former Everton and Manchester United boss.

He told safc.com:

The new manager has a fantastic pedigree and I saw a stat that he's third or fourth highest in terms of all-time Premier League wins, so we have a manager who knows how to win football matches.

I've had very tough games against his teams in the past and although he hasn't had much time with the group yet he's been getting his ideas across.

– Sunderland defender John O'Shea

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Brad Guzan joins Middlesbrough from Aston Villa

Guzan has agreed a two-year contract with the Teessiders. Credit: PA

Middlesbrough have made their eighth signing of the summer after agreeing a deal for Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan.

The United States international has agreed a two-year contract with the Teessiders.

Guzan made 34 appearances for relegated Villa last season and played every match in the USA's run to the Copa America semi-final.

The 31-year-old is likely to be back-up at Boro to former Barcelona and Spain goalkeeper Victor Valdes, who joined the newly-promoted Premier League club earlier this month.

Schweinsteiger retires from international football

Schweinsteiger has had a very successful international career. Credit: PA

Bastian Schweinsteiger has announced his retirement from international football.

Three weeks after Germany were knocked out of Euro 2016 following a semi-final loss to France, the Manchester United midfielder has said he is stepping down as captain of the national team and ending his international playing career.

The 31-year-old said on his Twitter page: "Dear fans of the Germany national team. I have just asked the national team coach not to consider me any more for his national team selections in future since I would like to retire."

Schweinsteiger, whose final game for Joachim Low's team was the 2-0 defeat to France, was capped 120 times by his country and scored 24 goals.

He became captain after Philipp Lahm retired following the 2014 World Cup, which he won as vice-captain.

His record with Germany, for whom he debuted in June 2004 in a 2-0 defeat to Hungary, reads 81 wins, 19 draws and 20 defeats.

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