MORNING FOOTBALL NEWS
The FA Cup quarter-final draw has delivered some great ties which will be played across the weekend of March 20.
Everton vs Manchester City has the potential to be the match of the round.
While you can expect end-to-end action for Leicester’s clash against Man Utd.
Chelsea have been handed another favourable tie as they will host Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United.
And you can be sure of fireworks in the south coast derby between Bournemouth and Southampton.
In other news, English football has united to demand social media giants stop talking and start acting to root out online abuse.
In a direct and no punches pulled message to Twitter chief Jack Dorsey and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, representatives of all areas of the game came together in an open letter to tell the companies that ‘basic human decency’ required intervention.
Meanwhile, Bayern Munich have become just the second team to complete the sextuple after beating Tigres 1-0 in the Club World Cup final.
Benjamin Pavard scored the only goal of the game as Hansi Flick’s men joined Pep Guardiola’s 2009 Barcelona side with a clean swoop of all six available trophies in the last year.
It is Bayern’s second time winning the Club World Cup, having lifted the trophy in 2013.
Manchester City’s pursuit of Lionel Messi has been given a boost after reports the Argentine ‘does not like’ the way PSG are going after him.
A great deal of noise has come out of PSG about the possibility of signing Messi, with Neymar and Angel Di Maria among those who have commented on his potential arrival.
And now there are reports surfacing about how Messi has not looked favourably upon that method of persuasion.
Finally, the two Romanian officials at the centre of the Champions League racism row have been charged by Uefa.
Sebastian Coltescu, the fourth official whose alleged comments to former Cameroon star Pierre Webo saw the players of both Istanbul Basaksehir and PSG walk off the pitch in December, and assistant ref Octavian Sovre face severe sanctions if the cases are deemed proved.
Uefa announced that the pair had both been charged with “potential violation” of its Article 11.