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  1. Brazil's 1970 World Cup-winning captain Carlos Alberto dies, aged 72
  2. Five EFL Cup fourth-round ties including Liverpool v Spurs (19:45)
  3. Arsenal v Reading, Bristol City v Hull, Leeds v Norwich, Newcastle v Preston
  4. Injured De Bruyne to miss EFL Cup Manchester derby
  5. Spain women v England women (17:00)
  6. Get Involved: Sporting haircuts - #bbcsportsday

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By Andy Donley, Gemma Collis and Alan Jewell

All times stated are UK

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That's it from us for tonight, but there's plenty more sport to keep your appetites sated.

You can follow England women's progress as they take on Spain in a friendly here.

And following that, we'll be following the five EFL Cup matches from 19:00 BST. so stay tuned for that one.

Then we'll be right back here to do this all again tomorrow morning at 08:00, with more League Cup matches, more football news and gossip and, fingers crossed, a few more dodgy haircuts to keep us chuckling through the day.

Until then, cheers and have a good night.

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'It was a pleasure to have known him'


Tottenham legend Ossie Ardiles, who won the World Cup with Argentina in 1978, has paid tribute to Brazil's 1970 World Cup-winning captain Carlos Alberto, who has died aged 72. 

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You can listen to an interview Carlos Alberto gave to BBC World Service Sport in May here.

Get Involved - best & worst haircuts


I'm not one for picking favourites, you've all been great. But this could just be my favourite. 

It may have been the obvious choice. It may have been tweeted in by a number of you reaching into double figures. But the sheer audacity to go for a double-bunched, cornrow ponytail, shaved on the sides and dyed fluorescent green. Well, you just have to take your hat off to it.

Take your hat off, and put it straight on Taribo West's head, to avoid looking at that ridiculous lid any longer.

Thank you all for keeping us entertained throughout the day, it's been a pretty decent Sportsday debate. And take one last look at that. Sublimely shocking.

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League the priority for Norwich

EFL Cup fourth round, Leeds United v Norwich City (19:45 BST)

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Norwich travel to Elland Road for their fourth round cup tie against fellow Championship side Leeds this evening.

The Canaries have reached this stage of the competition in four of the past five seasons, but have only reached the quarter-finals once in that time when they lost to Aston Villa in December 2012. 

Norwich sit 4th in the Championship and manager Alex Neil insists their promotion bid remains his primary aim. 

"The one thing I've made clear from day one is that if you're asking me what's the priority, the league is the priority," he told the club website. 

"However, the cup is important to us. You've seen the teams that I've put out, we went to Everton and managed to win the game 2-0. 

"The team that I will put out will be more than capable of winning the game if they perform well. I'm not going up there with an under-strength team by any means."

'Tough test' for Leeds

EFL Cup fourth round, Leeds v Norwich (19:45 BST)

Leeds boss Garry Monk
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Leeds United will host fellow Championship side Norwich City at Elland Road in the EFL Cup fourth round this evening.

The two sides haven't met yet in the league this season, with Leeds sitting 10th and Norwich pushing for promotion in fourth. 

Norwich won the last encounter between the sides 2-0 at Elland Road in April 2015, but this is the first time the two clubs have met in the League Cup. 

Leeds are unbeaten in their last five games at home and will be hoping to keep that run going. 

“They have a lot of high profile players with experience, so it will be a tough test for us," manager Gary Monk told the club website.

“We need to go out there, give 100% and try and put our football on the pitch and that is what we will be focusing on.”

Benitez to ring changes for Magpies

EFL Cup fourth round, Newcastle v Preston (19:45 BST)

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Rafael Benitez has his Newcastle side flying at the minute, with the Magpies looking strong to bounce straight back to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

Benitez is likely to make changes for the EFL Cup fourth-round tie against Preston, with Chancel Mbemba, Isaac Hayden and Aleksandar Mitrovic set to feature. Midfielder Cheick Tiote could return, while forward Daryl Murphy is fit after overcoming a calf problem.

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Preston are also going strong, sitting ninth after 14 Championship games having beated Norwich at Carrow Road on Saturday.

Striker Jermaine Beckford could make his comeback after two months out but Aiden McGeady is doubtful. John Welsh is ruled out and Marnick Vermijl and Alex Baptiste are cup-tied.

Bristol City v Hull

EFL Cup fourth round, Bristol City v Hull (Tues, 19:45 BST)

Championship side Bristol City host Hull City at Ashton Gate in the EFL Cup fourth round at 19:45 BST.

Bristol City currently sit sixth in the Championship, whilst Premier League side Hull find themselves in the relegation zone in 19th having earned only seven points in nine games this season. 

Bristol have already gone further in the competition than any other City team since 1988-89 when the club reached the last four. 

But head coach Lee Johnson is relishing the opportunity to go up against a Premier League team. 

“There’s no doubt we’re the underdogs, so if we win it’s definitely an upset," he told the club website.

“I think it would be a huge confidence boost for individuals to play at home and win against a Premier League side, because we’ve still got players who are growing at Championship level, never mind Premier League level.”

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Hull looking for momentum

EFL Cup fourth round, Bristol City v Hull (19:45 BST)

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Premier League strugglers Hull City are hoping to use tonight's EFL Cup fourth-round tie against Bristol City to gain some much-needed momentum. 

Hull have lost five of their past six matches, and find themselves in the relegation zone in 19th place with only seven points from nine games.

"We’ve got a real fight on our hands now, and sometimes that’s when we’re at our best as a club, when everyone writes us off," said midfielder Jake Livermore. 

“We need to build some momentum - simple as that. If we can do that away at Bristol City this evening, then so be it."

'There could be lots of goals'

EFL Cup fourth round, Arsenal v Reading (Tues, 19:45 BST)

Tim Dellor

BBC Berkshire sport editor

Whenever Arsenal and Reading have met in the past, there have been lots of goals.

In the 10 games between the two sides, 35 goals have been scored, 12 of them coming the last time the two sides met in the League Cup. Arsenal came from 4-0 down to beat Reading 7-5 in the fourth round in 2012.

Reading boast a more solid defence nowadays, but struggle to score goals. A 1-0 win at Rotherham on Saturday was fairly typical.

Arsenal haven't lost since the opening day of the Premier League season, so will offer a far sterner test than the Championship's bottom team.

Jaap Stam will be on the touchline alongside the only manager who was in post when he was a player at Manchester United, in Arsene Wenger.

His Reading team are trying to adopt a similar style of play, but some fans might think trying to play Arsenal at their own game is madness.

'Important to create space for youngsters'

EFL Cup fourth round, Liverpool v Tottenham, 19:45 BST

Harry Winks and Josh Onomah
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Tottenham pair Harry Winks and Josh Onomah

A promising start to the season from Tottenham sees the club sitting among the early pace-setters, one of five clubs within one point of each other at the top of the Premier League.

However, with the club operating with a relatively small group of senior players, manager Mauricio Pochettino is reliant on introducing his young players, especially in cup competitions like tonight.

"At Tottenham now we have a very small squad of senior players and many younger players," Pochettino says in the Evening Standard.

"If they can cope with the pressure they will be important players, like Harry Kane.

"It is important for a club like Tottenham, who has invested a lot of money, to create space for players with talent like Marcus Edwards, Harry Winks and Josh Onomah."

Winks, Onomah and defender Cameron Carter-Vickers could all start against Liverpool tonight.

Klopp praises returning Ings

EFL Cup fourth round, Liverpool v Tottenham, 19:45 BST

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The good news for Danny Ings is that he has finally returned from injury, after missing a year of first-team action. The bad news is he now has Divock Origi, Daniel Sturridge and Roberto Firmino above him in the pecking order at Liverpool.

However, it would seem that manager Jurgen Klopp is a big fan of the 24-year-old English striker.

"With his attitude everything will be good in the end," Klopp told the Liverpool Echo.

"He is a nice guy and a wonderful player. That’s a sign of the strength of the squad. You can be a really good player and you cannot even be in the squad." 

Ings is expected to feature against Spurs tonight, as Klopp takes the chance to shuffle his pack.

Liverpool not close to 100% - Klopp

EFL Cup fourth round, Liverpool v Tottenham, 19:45 BST

So we've got five matches coming up in a little under three hours, and none more exciting than what's taking place down at Anfield.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says his team are "not close to 100%" despite their recent good form, adding there are "a lot of things" to improve before their EFL Cup game against Tottenham tonight.  

Considering they're level on points at the top of the league and playing exhilarating football, that isn't really what their rivals will want to hear...

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I like this - a bad hair cut paired with a good joke. Good effort. 

Mind you, Pietersen was at his swashbuckling best during the days when he was as lethal with a bottle of hair dye as he was with a cricket bat. Maybe the buzz cut trimmed an edge off his batting prowess. 

We're into our final hour of today's Sportsday, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't keep sending in your dodgy lids. In fact, I positively encourage you to shower us with suggestions to finish the day on a high.

Tweet us at #bbcsportsday, text 81111 or head to the BBC Sport Facebook page.

England women make one change


England women make just one change from Friday's 0-0 draw against France, with Nikita Parris coming in at the expense of Rachel Daly.

We've got a live text covering that match coming up later, but don't worry, we'll point you in the right direction when it's up and running.

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England to face Spain at 17:00 BST


England women line up for a friendly against Spain this evening in Guadalajara at 17:00 BST.

Spain are ranked seventh in Europe, whilst the Lionesses are the third highest-ranked team before Euro 2017.

England drew 0-0 during a friendly against France at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster on Friday night, having had a late Toni Duggan goal disallowed for handball. 

Former England forward Sue Smith says "these are the games they need to play" before the European Championships.

"The likes of France, Spain and the Netherlands - they will give them different problems and they can play different personnel in those games to work out the problems."

The Lionesses secured Euro 2017 qualification with ease as group winners, having won seven and drawn one.

The groups for Euro 2017 will be drawn on 8 November in Rotterdam's Luxor Theatre.  

England Women's football team celebrate during their Euro 2017 qualifying match against Estonia
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The Lionesses scored 32 goals and conceded only one during the Euro 2017 qualification campaign

Brazil legend Carlos Alberto dies


Brazil 1970 team
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Here's the Brazil team that won the won the 1970 World Cup - possibly the greatest side of all time.

Captain Carlos Alberto is on the left of the back row, Pele second from the right on the front row.

They could play a bit.

Our developing story on the death of Carlos Alberto can be found here. 

Brazil legend Carlos Alberto dies


Carlos Alberto, who has died aged 72, played the majority of his career in his native Brazil, turning out for Santos over 400 times, before finishing his career in the USA.   

When he captained Brazil to a 4-1 win over Italy in the 1970 World Cup final, it was the third time in four tournaments they had triumphed and they were allowed to keep the Jules Rimet trophy forever.

Go on, watch that goal again. You can never tire of it.

"Sheer delightful football", as BBC commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme said.

Brazil legend Carlos Alberto dies


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Brazil legend Carlos Alberto has died of a heart attack aged 72.

Famous both for captaining that 1970 World Cup-winning side, and for scoring what is often described as the greatest goal of all time in the final of the same competition, the right-back played 53 times for his country, scoring eight goals.

Watch Carlos Alberto finish off that stunning team move in the 1970 World Cup final against Italy here.

BreakingBrazil legend Carlos Alberto dies


Brazil legend Carlos Alberto, the captain of the 1970 World Cup-winning side, has died aged 72.

On this day...


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In 2004 Manchester United plc cut off negotiations with prospective owner Malcolm Glazer, who had raised his stake in the club to 28.11% and was close to the mark where he had to make a formal takeover offer. 

The American eventually bought a controlling stake in the club in May 2005.

Knight welcomes parity for World Cup


The International Cricket Council has announced that the eight teams that qualify for the 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup will be treated the same as their male counterparts at major tournaments.

It follows a media outcry at the different treatment of the sexes at the 2016 at the T20 World Cup in India.

The women will now enjoy business class travel, three to five-star accommodation and the same daily allowances which men's internationals enjoy.

England captain Heather Knight and Clare Connor, chair of the ICC Women's Committee, spoke to BBC London's Sara Orchard about the development.

Get Involved - best & worst sporting haircuts


Not quite as embarrassing as presenting Match of the Day in your underpants but still....

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Tweet us at #bbcsportsday, text 81111 or head to the BBC Sport Facebook page to tell us your suggestions.

Work on 'Cruyff sport pitch' under way


Johan Cruyff

Work to create a community sports facility named after football legend Johan Cruyff has got under way in Aberdeen.

Netherlands player Cruyff died aged 68 in March.

He made his name as a forward with Ajax and Barcelona, and was named European footballer of the year three times.

The work on the £250,000 Catherine Street Court all-weather project is expected to take about two and a half months.

Bennett can handle England 'banter' - Burgess

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England captain Sam Burgess has praised new head coach Wayne Bennett, saying the Australian is "a real joy" to have around and can handle the team "banter".  

Where are all the Englishmen?


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Jamie Vardy's inclusion on the Ballon d'Or shortlist got us thinking about how many Englishman have been nominated in recent years.

The answer: Not many.

Wayne Rooney was the last one to be shortlisted - in 2011.

Englishmen have been few and far between in the eventual top three as well. Since Kevin Keegan's back-to-back wins in 1978 and 1979, the roll of honour is:

1986: Gary Lineker (third)

1996: Alan Shearer (third)

1999: David Beckham (second)

2001: Michael Owen (winner)

2005: Frank Lampard (second) and Steven Gerrard (third)

Apart from Owen and Keegan, the only other English winners are Sir Stanley Matthews, who was the first winner of the award in 1956, and Sir Bobby Charlton, after the 1966 World Cup win. 

Get Involved - best & worst sporting hair cuts


Australia's James O'Connor must be a hard bloke. I would not fancy walking into the Wallabies dressing room with that lid. Abuse must have been flying thick and fast. 

Is this the worst rugby hair cut? How about cricket, can you think of a player strolling around the Lords outfield with a perm? 

Get in touch with us if you think you know the worst sporting hair-do of all time. Tweet us on #bbcsportsday, text 81111 or head to the BBC Sport Facebook page.

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Snodgrass out for four weeks


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Hull City's Robert Snodgrass will be out for four weeks, after suffering ankle ligament damage against Stoke City at the weekend.

Scotland international Snodgrass, 29, has played nine times for Hull this season, scoring three goals. 


A Question of Sport Teaser

Earlier we asked you who the last five different women to win the WTA finals had been.

The answers were Kim Clijsters, Petra Kvitova, Agnieszka Radwanska, Serena Williams and Venus Williams.

Congrats if you got them all. I didn't. No point lying about this kind of thing, is there?

Kerber beats Halep at WTA finals


Angelique Kerber

World number one Angelique Kerber has secured her second straight win at the WTA Finals with a 6-4 6-2 victory over Simona Halep in Singapore.

The Australian Open and US Open champion, 28, is now almost certain of reaching the semi-finals of the elite eight-woman event. 

Kerber beat Slovak Dominika Cibulkova in her first match in the red group on Sunday, while Halep had defeated American sixth seed Madison Keys in her opener.

Keys and Cibulkova meet later on Tuesday.

Wolves confirm Zenga sacking


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As we reported at 13:58 BST, Wolves boss Walter Zenga has left the club with the Championship side now confirming his sacking.

His assistant, Stefano Cusin, has also gone.

A club statement said: "Wolves will be conducting a thorough process to recruit a new head coach and won’t be revealing any timescales associated with this important task."   

First team coach Rob Edwards has been placed in interim charge of the first team, supported by Under-23s coach Scott Sellars. 

Get Involved - best & worst sporting haircuts


Did Arsenal put something in the Highbury waters in the early to mid 2000s? 

Which one of these pearlers is the worst? I'm unsure, but I think the fact that Freddie Ljungberg is receding beneath that bright red badger stripe just takes the biscuit.

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Keep them coming, you've done great so far. Tweet us on #bbcsportsday, text 81111 or head to the BBC Sport Facebook page.

Mourinho 'set for Old Trafford clearout'

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But while Mkhitaryan is struggling to settle at Manchester United, there are plenty of other players failing to find their feet.

The Manchester Evening News are reporting that as many as five players could leave the club in January.

They cite the Sun as saying that Wayne Rooney could leave, but add Bastian Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin, Memphis Depay and Matteo Darmian to the list of names that could be headed out of Old Trafford. 

Many more performances like the one on Sunday, and Mourinho will be shipping out more than five of his players come Summer...

Doubts over Mkhitaryan at United?

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan has returned to fitness for Manchester United, and is available for selection against Manchester City tomorrow in the EFL Cup.

However, the Independent are reporting that Jose Mourinho is reluctant to pick the 27-year-old Armenia midfielder, amid fears he is struggling to adjust to the physicality and tempo of English football.

Furthermore, they say that the £26m man was scouted under previous manager Louis van Gaal, but dismissed - as scouts believed he would struggle to adapt. 

Does Mkhitaryan have a future at Old Trafford?

Scotland can beat England - Ferguson


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Scotland have to win at Wembley next month to have a chance of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, according to Sir Alex Ferguson.

The Scots are in fourth place in their qualifying group, three points behind leaders England after three rounds of matches. 

''I think they have to win it, but that's not a problem," said Ferguson.

"Scotland always do well against England, it's always a great incentive when we are the underdogs."

Wanyama's lucky day


Victor Wanyama thought that today couldn't get any better (look back to 09:33 BST...)

He thought that today was the best day of his life. It's world pasta day. A man who loves, loves his pasta, enjoying a day when nothing but pasta matters.

Well, Victor, it just got better.

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Free pasta, on world pasta day. Well done Victor, you deserve it.

Olsson not worried by lack of football


Jonas Olsson
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Defender Jonas Olsson says he is not too concerned about his lack of first-team football at West Bromwich Albion.

The 33-year-old Swede made his first Premier League appearance since 20 August in the Baggies' 2-1 defeat by Liverpool in place of the suspended Jonny Evans.

But with Evans available for Saturday's visit of Manchester City, Olsson is set to return to the bench.

"I just have to try my best when called upon," Olsson told BBC WM 95.6.

Get Involved - best & worst sporting haircuts


Abel Xavier: the gift that keeps on giving. Bottom centre is one of the strangest haircuts I've ever seen in my life. It looks like an intricate helmet on a Lord of the Rings character. 

We're having great fun perusing your suggestions, so don't stop now. 

Tweet us on #bbcsportsday, text 81111 or head to the BBC Sport Facebook page.

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'Aguero is a special player'


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There were rumours last week that Sergio Aguero faced an uncertain future at Manchester City, after the Argentina striker was left out of the side's 4-0 defeat against Barcelona.

And while Guardiola says that he is excited at the signing of Brazil's Gabriel Jesus - a £27m summer purchase from Palmeiras who will arrive at the club in December - he insists Aguero is still his main man.

"We are so happy because Jesus is 20 years old playing as a nine for Brazil," he said. "He has Fernandinho and Fernando to help him adjust.  

"I am so happy with Sergio and hopefully he can stay for the long time here. I want him to stay and play with us. He’s a special player."

'Zenga parts company with Wolves'


Walter Zenga
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More on the news that Wolves have parted company with boss Walter Zenga, as reported by BBC WM 95.6.

They are 18th in the Championship after a run of five league matches without a win, culminating in Saturday's 1-0 home defeat by Leeds.

After the game midfielder Dave Edwards said: "I can guarantee that every single player is behind the manager."

Former Italy goalkeeper Zenga took charge at Molineux seven days before the start of the season and his side took eight points from their first four league matches, but have claimed only eight from the following 10 games.