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Evening Standard: Arshavin to retire in the summer

Andrey Arshavin in happier times at Arsenal back in 2010. Credit: PA

The Evening Standard's James Olley is reporting that Arsenal and Russia international playmaker Andrey Arshavin is ready to hang his boots up at the end of the season, aged just 32. Arshavin is said to have become disillusioned with football after falling down the pecking order at the Emirates.


Highlights: England U17s 1-2 Russia U17s

England crashed to a defeat at home in their Under-17 Elite match against Russia at Burton's Pirelli Stadium. Now the England youngsters must beat Slovenia on Wednesday to have any chance of making it through to this year's Euro Finals. (Via FATV)

Russia train at Stamford Bridge ahead of friendly against Brazil

After the snow that greeted them in Belfast this week, the Russian team have pristine turf to play on in West London. Credit: PA
Former Chelsea defender Yury Zhirkov is back at Stamford Bridge for the first time since leaving the club for Anzhi. Credit: PA
Fabio Capello is also back in London, a year after quitting as England coach. Credit: PA

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Ice on the pitch at Windsor Park


UPDATE: The referee has just called the match OFF as ice is forming on the pitch. There is no need for fans to come to Windsor Park to help


We realise that the request for help was quickly followed by the official postponement, but it was the referee's decision due to the ice

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