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Liverpool player rushed to hospital with head injury

Sam Hart was injured during the 3-0 youth win over Basel. Credit: PA

Liverpool under-19 defender Sam Hart has been rushed to hospital after suffering a head injury in Tuesday's UEFA Youth League group stage victory over Basel.

Medics provided the 18 year-old defender with oxygen and treated him on the pitch for 13 minutes after a nasty clash of heads in the penalty box during Liverpool's 3-0 win.

The Bolton-born teenager joined the Reds from rivals Man United during the 2012-13 season.



Michel Platini will not stand for Fifa presidency

Uefa president Michel Platini has ruled out standing for the Fifa presidency.

Michel Platini. Credit: Reuters

Platini, 59, was rumoured to be preparing to challenge current president Sepp Blatter in next year's election.

He previously said Fifa - which has been blighted by corruption allegations - needed a "new breath of fresh air".

But former France international told Uefa officials at a meeting in Monaco that he had opted against standing as he wanted to concentrate on leading European football's ruling body instead.

Goal-line technology to be used in UEFA Euro 2016

UEFA president Michel Platini will introduce goal-line technology at the 2016 European Championship in France, FIFA president Sepp Blatter has said.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter. Credit: PA

Platini, the former France midfielder and national coach, has been a staunch opponent of the system in his seven years as UEFA chief. The system is being used by FIFA at the World Cup for the first time.

"I have spoken to UEFA president Michel Platini who said he will introduce goal-line technology at the next European Championship in France in 2016", said Blatter, once an opponent of the system himself.

Man City: Uefa transfer fine is 'compromise agreement'

Manchester City have defended their action over transfers but said they have accepted Uefa's £49m fine as part of a "compromise agreement" with European football's governing body.

The recently crowned Premier League champions said there had been a "fundamental disagreement" over the interpretation of the Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations on players bought before 2010.

Manchester City said the new 21 player Champions League limit matched the number the club used in last season's campaign. Credit: Press Association Images

The club statement also played down the implications of Uefa's squad restriction and spending limits that were handed down along with the fine.

City said it had no plans to exceed a £49m net limit on new players this summer and said the "existing MCFC business plan" anticipated a "natural decline" in the club's wage bill.

The club said it only used 21 players in last season's Champions League, so already adhered to the newly enforced limit.

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