• Dale Carrick, the Hearts striker, has been ruled out for the foreseeable future with a hamstring tear sustained during last Wednesday's Under-20s defeat by St Mirren.

  • James Morrison, the Scotland midfielder, has extolled the impact made by Gordon Strachan since he took charge of the national side, with the Scots collecting four points from their last two European Championship qualifying matches.

  • Wes Hoolahan is expected to miss out on the Republic of Ireland's European Championship qualifier with Scotland next month.

  • Wolfgang Niersbach, the president of the German Football Association, has acknowledged that his national side must deliver better results or risk failing to qualify from Euro 2016 Group D.

  • Jose Mourinho is furious at Spain manager Vicente del Bosque after believing Diego Costa's hamstring problem was exacerbated on international duty.





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