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Gary Lineker calls for World Cup 2022 re-vote

Former England player and football pundit Gary Lineker has called for a re-vote over who should host the 2022 World Cup following fresh allegations regarding Qatar's bid.

He wrote on Twitter:

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More allegations of corruption against Qatar and members of FIFA exec. Is anyone surprised anymore?

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I think FIFA need another vote. The best candidate for 2022, given 2018 is in Europe was, and still is, Australia.

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Footballers' tributes to 'brilliant and gifted' Coleman

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"Keegan two,Heighway one,Liverpool three,Newcastle none". RIP David Coleman

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Sad to hear, David Coleman has died. A giant of sports broadcasting. Brilliant, gifted, precise and concise. Much more than 'one-nil' #RIP

Lineker's Twitter appeal after mum's car was stolen

Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker has tweeted an appeal for help in finding his mother's car, which was stolen as she underwent dialysis treatment in Stoneygate in Leicestershire.

He says she is "heartbroken" as there were many personal possessions inside.

His first tweet attracted over 5,000 retweets in 20 minutes:

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Some rotter has stolen my mum's car after dialysis in Leicester. Silver/grey Corsa EX09TXE. I'll reward any help with return. RT please.

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A lot of her personal possessions were in the car as she's moving home. Poor women is heartbroken.

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Should also say please call the police if you have information, as it's difficult to see all tweets. Car taken from Stoneygate.

Read more: Lineker says pushy parents 'need to shut up'

BT Sport 'mean business' with Champions League deal

Former footballer and Match of the Day host Gary Lineker believes BT Sport "means business" after the company announced a £897 million deal to broadcast live coverage of Champions League and Europa League games.

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Seems @btsport mean business. Securing the rights to the Champions League shows real ambition and an understanding of the power of football.

Read: Sky: BT paid 'far in excess' of our valuation

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Stars come out for Battersea Dogs Home

Event hosts Paul O'Grady and Amanda Holden.
Event hosts Paul O'Grady and Amanda Holden. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Stars and celebrities have been arriving on a red carpet with a difference at the Battersea Collars and Coats Gala Ball.

The guests at the charity event were greeted by some of the dogs from the animal shelter who will be benefiting from the money raised.

Gary and Danielle Lineker.
Gary and Danielle Lineker. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire
Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.
Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Lineker: Pushy parents 'need to shut up'

Gary Lineker has said that the behaviour of pushy parents is "utterly depressing."

Writing in the New Statesman the former striker, who was never booked during his career, said that he has even taken some parents aside to advise them to calm down.

Gary Lineker has said that the behaviour of pushy parents is "utterly depressing."
Gary Lineker has said that the behaviour of pushy parents is "utterly depressing." Credit: Doug Peters/Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

Lineker wrote: "The competitive nature of most mums and dads is astounding. The fear they instil in our promising but sensitive Johnny is utterly depressing.

"We need a parental cultural revolution. If we could just get them to shut the f*** up and let their children enjoy themselves, you would be staggered at the difference it would make."

Lineker: Hodgson 'neither a racist nor a comedian'

Former England striker Gary Lineker has tweeted that the national team's manager, Roy Hodgson, is "neither a racist nor a comedian" after criticism of a joke he made at half-time during a World Cup qualifier against Poland.

Football pundits' mixed reactions to Di Canio's exit

Football pundits had mixed reactions on Twitter to head coach Paolo Di Canio's exit from Sunderland AFC:

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Di Canio signed 14 players, brought in an entire back-room staff, and now he's gone. Football madness. Match that Downton!

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Di Canio sacked. Not sure what to make of that. He saved Sunderland last season but they have been awful so far this season.

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Suprised about di canio? Not me,not just about the results, treatment of players big factor also

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