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Daily Links: 77 Days to World Cup

Another league winning team in Europe, Maradona hits out at AFA, FA remain committed to grassroots football, and a new international tournament? It's here in TLR's Daily World Cup Countdown!

Julian Finney
West Ham beat Hull but booed by own fans

West Ham beat 10-man Hull City, who had goalkeeper Allan McGregor sent-off, 2-1, but was booed by its own fans. Prompting Sam Allardyce to cup his ear in disbelief.

Liverpool keep title hopes alive

Skipper Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge scores to give Liverpool the 2-1 win over relegation threatened Sunderland, they now trail Chelsea by a single point.

FA committed to grassroots despite cuts

Alex Horne, FA's General Secretary, believes that FA remain committed to grassroots football despite having their funding cut by Sport England.

Celtic won title for 45th time

With seven games to spare, Celtic has clinched the Scottish title with 5-1 win over Partick Thistle, prompting boss Neil Lennon to praise his side as 'breathtaking'.

Valdes farewell?

The Barcelona keeper torn his ACL during the La Liga match against Celta Vigo, which means he is set to miss the World Cup and having announced his intention to leave Barcelona after the expiration of his contract, has likely play his last game for Barcelona.

Maradona hits out at AFA

The World Cup winning legend of Argentina has criticized his former employer, the Argentine FA, saying that the leadership in AFA 'understand football as much about football as Pakistan does'. Maradona guided Argentina to the quarter-finals of 2010 World Cup, but was not retained.

Hitzfeld: 'France favorites'

Switzerland national team manager, Ottmar Hitzfeld believes that it will be a huge surprise should his side beat France who is 'favorites in the group'. MIND GAMES ALERT!

Nations League approved

UEFA has approved the new Nations League tournament, which is to be held from 2018. It will replace most international friendlies and will also offer tickets for the European Championship.