Daily Links: 91 Days to World Cup

Bryn Lennon

In today's news: appointments, biting, and 40 years hoodoo. It's TLR's daily World Cup countdown!

Champions League recap

It's 0-for-2 in the Champions League for Premier League sides, as Manchester City fall at Nou Camp 2-1.

PSG is also through to the quarter-finals as they beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-1.

Rooney for Captain

This time it's Jamie Carragher, who thinks that the Manchester United man is the ideal candidate for England's next captain.

Saints New Chairman

Surprise, surprise, his name is Ralph Krueger, and last worked as a consultant for the Canadian National Hockey team who won gold in Sochi.

Sunderland name new Sporting Director

The Black Cats has appointed Lee Congerton, a former Chelsea chief scout, to replace Roberto De Fanti.

Steve Harper: Carver "right man"

John Carver is the "right man" to guide Newcastle during Pardew's absence according to former Magpies keeper, Steve Harper.

League Two footballer banned

Joss Labadie, midfielder for Torquay, has been banned for 10 matches after biting one two opponents in a league match. He's also fined £2,000 on top of that. Ouch.

40 Years and Counting

That's how long France Women's national unbeaten streak against England, which remain unbroken as they beat England Women's national team, 2-0 in the Cyprus Cup final.

"Get your Tickets!"

Better hurry and secure your ticket, since two-thirds of tickets for World Cup matches is sold out hours after being up for sale.

Falcao on Track

According to his surgeon, Radamel Falcao should recover in time to play in the World Cup. Elsewhere, defenders playing for Japan, Ivory Coast, and Greece are sweating ahead of the prospect.

A Footballing tit-for-tat

Two Russian members of parliament, responding to this petition by US Republican senators, has called FIFA to suspend the US and kicking them out from the World Cup.

A Picture speaks A Thousand Words

Check out these beautiful illustrations about.. the beautiful game, by Alex Bennet.

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