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Mirallas apologises for his behaviour in training

Kevin Mirallas has made just one league start for Everton this season. Credit: PA

Everton forward Kevin Mirallas has apologised for his behaviour in a training session last week but rejected suggestions he was disciplined for a poor attitude.

Both the 30-year-old and Morgan Schneiderlin were left out of the squad for Sunday's 3-2 win over Watford after what Press Association Sport understands was an incident at the club's Finch Farm complex.

On Monday Schneiderlin, writing on Twitter, dismissed reports he had been sent home from training on the eve of the game because of a poor attitude and now Mirallas has spoken out, admitting he struggled to contain his frustration after being told he was being left out.

"I have to restore the truth after some articles in the medias," he wrote on Instagram.

"I was not excluded of the squad due to a lack of commitment during training this was a manager Decision And I was frustrated as I am fully committed in Everton since arriving in 2012 and I can't accept our actual ranking....

"I apologize to the president and owner, my team mates and the manager for not being able to cope at that moment with my frustration."

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Sterling, Delph and Henderson ruled out of England friendlies

Sterling, Henderson and Delph are the latest to pull out of the England squad. Credit: PA

Raheem Sterling, Fabian Delph and Jordan Henderson have become the latest withdrawals from England's injury-hit squad.

Gareth Southgate's men kick-off their World Cup preparations with back-to-back Wembley friendlies against Germany and Brazil this coming week.

Tottenham's Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Harry Winks have already withdrawn from the initial 25-man squad, with England receiving three further setbacks on Tuesday.

"Manchester City duo Raheem Sterling and Fabian Delph have returned to their club after being ruled out of England's forthcoming fixtures," a statement from the Football Association read.

"Liverpool's Jordan Henderson will also miss out on the back-to-back games against Germany and Brazil at Wembley Stadium through injury."

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United boss to face tax hearing in Madrid

Jose Mourinho is facing tax fraud accusations during his spell as Real Madrid manager Credit: pa

Jose Mourinho is scheduled to face accusations of tax fraud in Spain on Friday and his familiar routine has already changed ahead of Manchester United's trip to Chelsea.

The Spanish authorities opened a case against the 54-year-old in June for alleged tax evasion during his spell at Real Madrid boss.

It was alleged Mourinho owes the Spanish state nearly £2.9million in undeclared revenue related to image rights in 2011 and 2012 - a claim that has been strenuously denied by his representatives.

The Manchester United boss was later summoned to appear in a Madrid court on November 3, which falls two days before Mourinho takes his current side to his former club Chelsea in the Premier League.

United have yet to confirm whether Mourinho will attend the hearing, but the club announced their manager will hold his match preview press conference on Thursday ahead of Sunday's game.

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The allegations against Mourinho are part of a wider crackdown by the Spain authorities against tax fraud, with several leading figures in football having been investigated.

Commenting on the allegations against the United boss in June, his representatives, Gestifute Media, said: "Jose Mourinho, who lived in Spain from June 2010 until May 2013, paid more than 26 million euros in taxes, with an average tax rate over 41 per cent, and accepted the regularisation proposals made by the Spanish tax authorities in 2015 regarding the years of 2011 and 2012 and entered into a settlement agreement regarding 2013.

"The Spanish government in turn, through the tax department, issued a certificate in which it attested that he had regularised his position and was in compliance with all his tax obligations."

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