Four Iranian footballers have been "retired" from the national side after protesting against the contested election result in the country during a match against South Korea. The players drew attention to the situation in Iran by wearing green armbands during last week’s World Cup qualifying match in Seoul.
Manchester United are waiting on the fitness of England international Rio Ferdinand ahead of their vital trip to Wigan Athletic on Wednesday night. Ferdinand missed Sunday’s 2-0 Manchester derby victory which left United needing just four points from their remaining three games to wrap up a third Premier League title in a row. He is battling a calf strain with his replacement against City, Jonny Evans, also carrying a hamstring problem
His job was to drive the bus.