Arsenal set to sign Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Yacine Adli - source

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England vs Nigeria: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and team news for the international friendly

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England vs Nigeria: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and team news for the international friendly

ENGLAND continue to prepare for the 2018 World Cup in Russia this summer with an international friendly with Nigeria.

The two sides will meet at Wembley as Gareth Southgate’s side play for the first time since the final squad was confirmed.

Gareth Southgate’s side are preparing ahead of the World CupPA:Press Association What time is kick-off?

THIS game takes place on Saturday, June 2. 

The match will be held at Wembley.

Kick-off is at 5.15pm.

Which channel is it on and can I live stream it?

YOU can watch this game live on ITV, with coverage starting at 5pm. 

Fans will also be able to live stream the game from the ITV hub.

Alternatively, you can keep up-to-date with all the latest action on the SunSport LIVE blog.

What is the team news?

GARETH Southgate named his 23-man squad relatively early in May and will be choosing  his starting XI from these. 

The England boss also named his captain as Tottenham star Harry Kane.

Tottenham star Harry Kane will captain the sidePA:Press Association England squad:

Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford (Everton), Jack Butland (Stoke), Nick Pope (Burnley)

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Kyle Walker (Man City), Kieran Trippier, Danny Rose (both Tottenham), Harry Maguire (Leicester), Phil Jones (Man Utd), John Stones (Man City), Gary Cahill (Chelsea)

Midfielders: Jordan Henderson, (Liverpool), Eric Dier, Dele Alli (both Tottenham), Jesse Lingard, Ashley Young (both Man Utd), Fabian Delph (Man City), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea)

Forwards: Raheem Sterling (Man City), Jamie Vardy (Leicester), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Man Utd), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal)

Southgate had also named five standby players, but that list is down to four now after Burnley’s James Tarkowski pulled out on May 27 to undergo hernia surgery. England have confirmed that they have no plans to call up another defender at this time.

Standby list: Tom Heaton (Burnley), Lewis Cook (Bournemouth), Jake Livermore (West Brom) and Adam Lallana (Liverpool)

When Is The World Cup Opening Ceremony?

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When Is The World Cup Opening Ceremony?

The ceremony will mark the official beginning of the 2018 World Cup, but when is it?

When Is The World Cup Opening Ceremony?The Luzhniki Stadium will play host for the World Cup Opening Ceremony (Getty Images)The ceremony will mark the official beginning of the 2018 World Cup, but when is it?

Karius & Klopp: Why Liverpool manager won't replace his No1 despite Kiev calamity

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Karius & Klopp: Why Liverpool manager won't replace his No1 despite Kiev calamity
Karius & Klopp: Why Liverpool manager won't replace his No1 despite Kiev calamity

COMMENT: They will be merciless. Up and down the country. Those first few months of next season. The fans will be merciless. Even at home. At Anfield. There'll be no respite from the away end. Loris Karius will have to run the gauntlet.

Everytime he aims to roll or throw the ball to a teammate, the ironic cheers will belt out. Every speculative long range shot he saves, the reaction will be the same. And there'll be laughter. The jeers. The wind-ups. They're one thing. But the sound of thousands upon thousands of fans chuckling? Making Karius a figure of fun? Oh yeah, it's going to be gauntlet.

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Rooney would thrive in MLS, says DC United boss

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Rooney would thrive in MLS, says DC United boss
DC United head coach Ben Olsen is confident Wayne Rooney will prove a success if he completes an expected move to the Major League Soccer side. The Everton forward is believed to be close to leaving Goodison Park less than 12 months after returning to his boyhood club from a long stint at Manchester United. He has reportedly been offered a deal through to the end of the 2020 season in the United States as DC look to secure a household name ahead of the opening of their new 20,000-seater stadium. Olsen, who led his team to a 1-1 draw at Los Angeles FC on Saturday, is hopeful the 32-year-old former England captain will agree to terms. "There is interest in Wayne Rooney from our end and I think there is interest from his end too,'' he said, as quoted by the Press Association. "I hope it can get over the line because he's a very good player who can help us. He would be a great player for this league.'' Rooney netted 11 goals in his first season back at Everton, making 40 appearances in total.

When And Where Is The Champions League Final?

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When And Where Is The Champions League Final?

Make sure you know all the details on the Champions league Final between Liverpool and Real Madrid

When And Where Is The Champions League Final?Liverpool vs Real Madrid. Klopp vs Zidane. Who Will Win? (Getty Images) Make sure you know all the details on the Champions league Final between Liverpool and Real Madrid

​Keane says Man Utd star Pogba knows he must improve

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​Keane says Man Utd star Pogba knows he must improve
​Keane says Man Utd star Pogba knows he must improve

Roy Keane is certain Paul Pogba could perform at a higher level and that the Frenchman knows it himself.

Manchester United legend says good players must be self-critical if they play in a big club and fail to win a trophy.

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Arsenal star Aubameyang hails 'very good coach' Emery

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Arsenal star Aubameyang hails 'very good coach' Emery
Arsenal star Aubameyang hails 'very good coach' Emery

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is happy with Arsenal naming Unai Emery as the club's new manager.

The Gabonese striker thinks the former PSG coach is 'very good' and has done a great job in Paris.

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Andres Iniesta on way to Japanese club Vissel Kobe: Reports

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Andres Iniesta on way to Japanese club Vissel Kobe: Reports
Andres Iniesta on way to Japanese club Vissel Kobe: Reports

WATCH: Arsenal unveil new 2018/19 home kit

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WATCH: Arsenal unveil new 2018/19 home kit
WATCH: Arsenal unveil new 2018/19 home kit

Arsenal and their kit partner PUMA have officially unveiled their new home kit for the upcoming 2018/19 season.

The traditionally red and white Arsenal kit was presented in a special video on the official website. Models wearing the kit are Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mesut Ozil, Alex Iwobi and Hector Bellerin.

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Andres Iniesta bids Barcelona farewell after 'difficult day' at the Camp Nou

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BARCELONA -- Andres Iniesta remained at the Camp Nou until the early hours of Monday morning, sat alone on the pitch after bidding <a

Small clubs cross fingers for World Cup windfalls

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Small clubs cross fingers for World Cup windfalls
Small clubs cross fingers for World Cup windfalls

Ferdinand raps Mourinho for not backing Man Utd attacking talent

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Ferdinand raps Mourinho for not backing Man Utd attacking talent

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand says manager Jose Mourinho refuses to back his attacking players.

Ferdinand, 39, acknowledges his former side have progressed from last season with their second-placed finish.

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TALKING TACTICS: How Conte's Chelsea can lift the FA Cup

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TALKING TACTICS: How Conte's Chelsea can lift the FA Cup
TALKING TACTICS: How Conte's Chelsea can lift the FA Cup

This Saturday, Chelsea take on Manchester United in an FA Cup final rich with backstory. There are several intriguing angles available when previewing this game, such as the fact Jose Mourinho has managed both teams, or that he and his opposite man Antonio Conte had a running feud earlier this season. However, here at Tribal Football we've opted for a more analytical approach.

The tactical battle that this match represents simply cannot be underestimated, as two managers with very different philosophies will come together. And considering the constant speculation surrounding Conte's future, it could prove to be their last tussle for a while.

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Steve Corica to continue Graham Arnold's Sydney FC culture - Brandon O'Neill

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Could lack of pressure work in England's favour?

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Despite England's recent struggles, Ian Darke and the ESPN panel are cautiously optimistic about England's World Cup chances.

Wenger: Taking another Premier League job would betray Arsenal

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Wenger: Taking another Premier League job would betray Arsenal
Arsene Wenger says he will not take another job in the Premier League as it would feel like a betrayal of Arsenal. The veteran Frenchman is ending a 22-year stay at Arsenal but he has yet to confirm his next move, while former player Mikel Arteta is reportedly the front-runner to succeed him at Emirates Stadium. Wenger, who signed off with a 1-0 win at Huddersfield Town on Sunday, says he is mulling over his options but is unlikely to stay in English football. "It will be very difficult for me [without Arsenal]," Wenger told the official Arsenal website. "At the moment if I want to continue to work, I think I have to move out of the country, because my gut feeling at the moment is that I would feel I would betray my club by staying in England. "People might feel that I've betrayed what I've built here. That is the problem I face at the moment. "My club is here, my heart is here and will be forever. As I said in my speech on the pitch after the Burnley game, I'm a fan above all."

Jose Mourinho hits back at 'negative' Gary Neville for Scott McTominay comments

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MANCHESTER, England -- Jose Mourinho has accused Gary Neville of negativity over the emergence of Scott McTominay at Manchester

Tim Vickery’s Notes from South America: Boca suffer Libertadores wobble – and Tevez is part of the problem

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Tim Vickery’s Notes from South America: Boca suffer Libertadores wobble – and Tevez is part of the problem

Returning hero, now 34, has struggled to make the impact that Boca had hoped for

Carlos Tevez of Boca Juniors. (Photo: Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images)Returning hero, now 34, has struggled to make the impact that Boca had hoped for

Chelsea 2005 or Man City 2018? Lampard picks his combined XI

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Chelsea 2005 or Man City 2018? Lampard picks his combined XI
Former England midfielder Frank Lampard selects his combined XI from his Chelsea 2005 title-winning side and 2018 champions Manchester City.

Lincoln vs Exeter LIVE SCORE: Latest updates from League Two play-off clash

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Lincoln vs Exeter LIVE SCORE: Latest updates from League Two play-off clash

LINCOLN CITY face Exeter in the League Two play-off first leg.

The second leg takes place on Thursday.

Why Tottenham will want Real Madrid to beat Liverpool in Champions League final

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Why Tottenham will want Real Madrid to beat Liverpool in Champions League final

SPURS will get a Champions League seeding boost if Liverpool oust Chelsea in the top four battle – but only if they then lose to Real Madrid in Kiev.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side sealed their third successive season among the Uefa elite with their 1-0 Wembley win over Newcastle United.

Harry Kane’s winner against Newcastle assured Tottenham of another season in the Champions LeagueREUTERS

It means Tottenham are assured of a place in the Champions League for their first season back at White Hart Lane and their new 62,000-capacity home.

But Spurs’ chances of an easier path when the group phase draw is made in Monaco in August will be increased if Liverpool edge out Chelsea on Sunday but then fail to win their sixth European crown on May 25.

Under Champions League rules, the eight top seeds are the champions of the highest-ranked nations based on recent performances.

The eight are Spain, Germany, England, Italy, France, Russia, Portugal and Ukraine, meaning Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Juventus – although they still need one point – Paris St-Germain, Lokomotiv Moscow, Porto and Shakhtar Donetsk would be in the first bracket.

If Liverpool have the edge on Chelsea on Sunday then Spurs could land a more favourable Champions League groupGetty Images - Getty But Spurs could also so with Liverpool beating Real Madrid in the Champions League finalAP:Associated Press

But as neither Real nor Liverpool will be domestic champions this season, and the title holders are now automatically top seeds, it means Donetsk will be booted down to the second tier.

Seeding berths are calculated by co-efficient scores, points gained over the past five seasons.

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If Liverpool finish in the top four but lose to Madrid, then Spurs would be guaranteed a place in the second seeding block, joining Manchester United, Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Donetsk, Napoli and – assuming they qualify through the knock-out stage in August – Benfica and Basel.

But if Liverpool win in Kiev, claiming a top seed spot, Real would be in the second tier, meaning Spurs would need one of Benfica or Basel to get knocked out to stay in Pot Two.

If Liverpool win in Kiev they will claim a top seed Champions League spotGetty Images - Getty Tottenham, meanwhile, will see bank £34.2m in prize money if they finish third in the Premier LeagueGetty Images - Getty

And Chelsea would also be ahead of Spurs, knocking them down, if they win at Newcastle and Liverpool slip up at home to Brighton.

As it stands, Liverpool would be in Pot Three if they finish in the top four but lose to Madrid, requiring both Benfica and Basel to be eliminated for them to move up.

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While Spurs have no pressure on them ahead of their final Wembley home game against Leicester, victory could be worth up to £10m.

Finishing third will see Spurs bank £34.2m in prize money, £1.9m more than a fourth place finish.

But it is also understood to mean they will take a higher share of the “market pool” for the four English clubs taking place in the Champions League.

This season the difference between third-placed City and Liverpool in fourth was around £6m up front.

But with next year’s competition taking place under a new TV deal which has seen BT splash out £1.2billion for three years –  £100m per season more than their previous agreement – more money is on the table.

Palace spearhead Zaha named Premier League Player of the Month

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Wilfried Zaha has been named the Premier League Player of the Month after dragging Crystal Palace clear of the relegation dogfight in April. The in-form attacker netted four goals in as many games as Palace collected eight points in the penultimate month of the season. Palace were in peril after losing each of their first seven league matches, but secured top-flight football for another season with a 2-1 win at Stoke City last weekend. Zaha has been integral to the recovery - netting eight times in total - and has now become his club's first Player of the Month recipient since Andy Johnson in October 2004. "I'm just happy that the performances are coming together and people are actually seeing for themselves that I've put in the hard work," the 25-year-old said. Speaking about the central striking role he has been asked to fill, Zaha added: "I prefer playing up front really, because I feel like if I make the right run, or if I get the ball at the right time, I can just be one-on-one with the defender and then if I manage to get past the centre-back, it's one-on-one with the 'keeper. "So, I feel better in that position." Buzzzing to get my first @premierleague POTM award. Thanks for all your support!  #CPFC #GodIsGreat pic.twitter.com/rjqk7e1xaA — Wilfried Zaha (@wilfriedzaha) May 9, 2018 Meanwhile, Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen scooped Goal of the Month for the first time courtesy of his stunning long-range strike in the come-from-behind 3-1 win at Chelsea. "Before I received the ball I knew I had some space to take it into and to get my shot away," the Denmark international said of his 30-yard effort. "It's definitely up there [as one of my best] and it's one of my most important goals. I am pleased with how it went in." Take a touch. Let fly.  The April @carling Goal of the Month? This stunner for @SpursOfficial's @ChrisEriksen8...#PLAwards pic.twitter.com/qo0gbo6BLP — Premier League (@premierleague) May 9, 2018

Simon Grayson: Bradford City manager leaves after short-term deal ends

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Simon Grayson: Bradford City manager leaves after short-term deal ends
Simon Grayson: Bradford City manager leaves after short-term deal ends
Simon Grayson leaves his role as Bradford City manager after his short-term deal ended at the end of the League One season.

Southampton need Nathan Redmond in form for relegation battle - Mark Hughes

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Southampton need Nathan Redmond in form for relegation battle - Mark Hughes
Southampton defender Nathan Redmond calls out the referee for not asserting control of the game in the latter stages of their 1-1 draw at Everton. A deflected goal helped Everton steal a point at the brink, as Southampton miss a golden opportunity in the battle for Premier League survival. A deflected goal helped Everton steal a point at the brink, as Southampton miss a golden opportunity in the battle for Premier League survival. A deflected goal helped Everton steal a point at the brink, as Southampton miss a golden opportunity in the battle for Premier League survival. Craig Burley looks back at the latest drama to unfold from the Premier League relegation race, as Stoke go down, Southampton slip up and West Brom hang by a thread. Nathan Redmond could be returning to his best at just the right time, according to Southampton manager Mark Hughes. Redmond came off the bench at half-time to give Southampton the lead at Everton on Saturday, only for the visitors to leak a late goal to leave Goodison Park with a frustrating 1-1 draw. Southampton now face Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Tuesday night in a Premier League survival shootout, with either side able to take a giant step towards safety with victory. Hughes believes...

Ex-Man Utd boss Ferguson remains in intensive care

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Ex-Man Utd boss Ferguson remains in intensive care
Ex-Man Utd boss Ferguson remains in intensive care
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson remains in intensive care after having emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage.

Real to refuse champions Barca a Clasico guard of honour

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Real to refuse champions Barca a Clasico guard of honour
Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Spanish La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil not 'fit to wear the shirt' in Europa League defeat - Martin Keown

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Former Arsenal defender Martin Keown blasted Mesut Ozil following Arsenal's Europa League semifinal defeat to Atletico Madrid, saying <a

Who is Rio Ferdinand, why he is getting into boxing, and who’s his girlfriend Kate Wright?

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Who is Rio Ferdinand, why he is getting into boxing, and who’s his girlfriend Kate Wright?

RIO FERDINAND is making a shock switch to boxing.

The Manchester United star retired from football in 2015 after a trophy-laden career and he is now set for a professional fight in a ring. Here’s the lowdown…

Rio Ferdinand is set to enter the world of boxing
What do we know about Rio Ferdinand’s boxing match?

The former England international footballer announced in September last year he was switching sports in a partnership with bookmaker Betfair.

But he’ll never be able to get in the ring after he was refused a licence, The Sun’s Bizarre column reported.

A source said: “Because after that boxer died two months ago he was meant to be going for his licence and it’s a combination of the British board of boxing thinking it would look wrong and him also s******g it.

In an Instagram post, he said: “Having been training 4-5 times a week since announcing the aim of achieving a professional boxing licence and stepping into the ring, it is with a heavy heart that I am hanging up my gloves on @betfair #DefendertoContender challenge.

“Despite having never felt better physically or mentally, After notifying the British Boxing Board of Control of my intention to apply for a licence, I have received confirmation that they would not be reviewing my application at this point in time.

“To say I’m disappointed by this decision is an understatement. To not be given the chance to demonstrate my ability to the BBBoC through the standard assessment afforded to others is hard to take, not only for me, but also to @richie_woodhall, @meldeane12 and the countless others who have dedicated their time to my boxing development over the past five months.”

Rio Ferdinand heartbreakingly revealed he turned to alcohol to cope with the loss of his wifeRio Ferdinand has worked as a pundit since retiring from footballRex Features Who is Rio’s girlfriend?

Ferdinand and Kate Wright have made their romance public.

Ferdinand’s “soul mate” Ellison died from breast cancer in 2015, at the age of just 34, leaving him to raise their three children alone.

The England legend had to cope with the tragic loss of his wife, Rebecca Ellison. His mother, Janice St Fort, also died following a cancer battle – the second tragedy to hit former defender in just two years.

Towie's Kate Wright has been spotted getting close to Rio FerdinandTowie’s Kate Wright has been spotted getting close to Rio Ferdinand

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After the death of his wife Ferdinand asked to be allowed to grieve in private as he continued to raise their three young children.

Since then he has worked tirelessly to help them grow up in the best way possible and has adapted to life as a single parent.

However, in January The Sun reported that Rio had “grown close” to 25-year-old reality TV star Kate Wright.

The pair met in Dubai shortly after Kate split with Towie co-star Dan Edgar.

Rio Ferdinand has so far refused to discuss new romance by declaring there is “no right time” to move on following the death of his wife.

But they went a step closer to going public after he introduced Kate to his children and then posted a pictured on social media of all of them wearing matching trainers.

When did Rio Ferdinand’s wife die? Rio Ferdinand tragically lost his wife in 2015 to breast cancerRio Ferdinand tragically lost his wife in 2015 to breast cancerPA:Press Association

Ferdinand told all about her battle with the illness and his life as a single dad of three in BBC One documentary called Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum and Dad.

He was hailed by celebs and TV fans alike who described him as a “warrior”, “brave” and a “brilliant dad”.

Rebecca passed away after a battle with breast cancer on May 2 2015, aged just 34.

The couple had been dating for several years before they married in 2009, three years after the couple gave birth to their first son.

Though she had been fighting the disease for a short time, the couple remained private about her ill health so it came as a huge shock when her death was announced.

In a statement he released to announce the news, Ferdinand said: “My soul mate slipped away last night.

“Rebecca, my wonderful wife, passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London.

“She was a fantastic loving mother to our three beautiful children. She will be missed as a wife, sister, aunt, daughter and granddaughter. She will live on in our memory, as a guide and inspiration.”

The 38-year-old opened up about his life as a widower in the hour-long BBC documentary Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum and Dad.

Rio Ferdinand bravely opens up about his wife and personal life since her deathBBC Rio Ferdinand bravely opens up about his wife and personal life since her death[/caption]

What has Rio Ferdinand revealed about his wife’s death?

In truly heartbreaking manner, Ferdinand has revealed he turned to alcohol in a bid to numb the pain felt from the loss of his ‘soul mate’.

The footballer said: “At the beginning I was drinking a lot at night time.

“We have a lady lucky enough who lives with us, she would go to bed and I’d come back down in the middle of the night and probably drink a lot for the first three or four months.

“I used to look at people or read stories and think, how can you be so selfish and commit suicide or attempt to commit suicide or whatever.

‘But I can actually sympathise now because I understand that you get to places where you think, if I didn’t have that network of people or my kids who I use as an inspiration to be able to get up and think straight, I can understand that.”

Rio Ferdinand has revealed his newfound respect for mums everywhere

Rio Ferdinand has revealed his newfound respect for mums everywhere

How many children does Rio Ferdinand have and what has he said about being a single parent?

The former football has three children – aged 6, 8 and 11 – all with former wife Rebecca.

Eldest son Lorenz was born in 2006, followed by second son Tate three years later.

The couple then had daughter Tia in 2011, and the family settled back into living in London after Ferdinand left Manchester United.

The ex-footballer has revealed his newfound respect for mums everywhere, saying his transition to being a multi-tasking single parent is somewhat overwhelming.

Ferdinand said: “There’s all this organisation and structure within a family home that men don’t see.

“Women are thinking constantly what needs doing; I used to wake up, get dressed, have some breakfast with them, and then I’d take them, drop them off and get out and go to training, and think I was doing my bit.

“But that’s the easy bit. Rebecca would fill in all the blanks that I wasn’t involved with, but now it’s a totally different scenario. Where are their shoes? Where are their clothes? Where are their bags?

“Then you get in the school playground and you’ve got parents coming up to you, ‘Can we take him to a play date? Would you have so-and-so?’ And your kid’s saying, ‘Can I bring so-and-so home?’

“And you’re just sitting there thinking, ‘Wow, this is mental’.”

Who did Rio Ferdinand play for? Rio Ferdinand and Ryan Giggs lift the Champions League trophy with Manchester United in 2008Rio Ferdinand and Ryan Giggs lift the Champions League trophy with Manchester United in 2008Getty Images

Ferdinand began his playing career in the West Ham first team aged just 17, following a successful loan spell at Bournemouth.

He made his England debut as an 18-year-old and was rated as one of the best young prospects in world football by the time Leeds United paid a club-record £18m to sign him in 2000.

Following an impressive display in the 2002 World Cup, Ferdinand became the most expensive player in British football when Manchester United paid £30m to sign him from Leeds.

Rio Ferdinand spent the early days of his career at West HamRio Ferdinand spent the early days of his career at West HamNews Group Newspapers Ltd

He spent 12 successful seasons at Old Trafford before he joined Queens Park Rangers on a free transfer for one year in 2014.

Over a 14-year international career Ferdinand made 81 appearances for his country and was appointed the national team captain in 2010.

1996-2000 – West Ham 1996-97 – Bournemouth (loan) 2000-2002 – Leeds 2002-2014 – Manchester United 2014-2015 – Queens Park Rangers
What is Rio’s net worth? Rio Ferdinand was rated as one of the best defenders in the world at his peakRio Ferdinand was rated as one of the best defenders in the world at his peakPA:Press Association

Though he retired from football in 2015, Ferdinand has continued to increase his net worth which is now estimated at £68million.

Ferdinand was one of the most highly paid English footballers of his generation, and also earned extra from lucrative endorsement deals.

From early in his career he also invested his money wisely in property, with a portfolio in the UK and in the Caribbean.

Since retirement he has worked as a pundit for BT Sport.

​Chelsea star Willian lavishes praise on Brazil coach Tite

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​Chelsea star Willian lavishes praise on Brazil coach Tite
​Chelsea star Willian lavishes praise on Brazil coach Tite

Willian has lavished praise on Brazil national team coach Tite.

Though the Brazilians have not been in the best of form during recent years by their standards, they are one of the pre-tournament favourites to win the tournament, which takes place in Russia this summer.

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