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  1. Build-up to Fifa football awards - Ronaldo, Messi and Griezmann nominated for best male player
  2. Leicester Claudio Ranieri nominated for coach of the year award
  3. Transfer-listed Jose Fonte left out of Southampton squad for semi-final
  4. FA Cup fourth round draw tonight (19:00 GMT, BBC Two)
  5. Get Involved: Your favourite goal / moment of the weekend #bbcsportsday

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By Matthew Henry and Michael Emons

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Head over to the BBC Football section of our website for coverage of The Best Fifa Football Awards. 

Who'll win the big prize? Messi? Ronaldo? Or Griezmann? Stay with us to find out.

Then at 18:45 GMT we'll have build-up and coverage of the FA Cup draw followed by Cambridge v Leeds in the third round.


FA Cup draw coming up


Don't forget the fourth round FA Cup draw takes place at 19:00 GMT this evening.

Non-league sides Sutton United and Lincoln City will discover who they will face should they get through their third round replays.

The draw is live on BBC Two and the BBC Sport website, with the BBC presentation coming from Sutton United's Gander Green Lane stadium.

Nine ties must be decided by replay while 22 teams are assured of their place. 

Read who is through and the numbers to look out for here.

There will also be live text commentary, in-play clips and radio coverage of the final third round game Cambridge United v Leeds right on this website.

Ake a better player on Chelsea return


Nathan Ake

Nathan Ake says he is returning to Chelsea a better player after the club recalled him from a loan spell at Bournemouth. 

The 20-year-old full-back has played 12 times for Bournemouth and notably scored a 93rd minute winner against Liverpool.

“I really enjoyed it,” he told “From the first day I joined I was made to feel part of the group. Everyone took me in and welcomed me and as a result both myself and partner settled quickly.

“Over the six months I feel I have developed as a player, both on and off the pitch. To start with I wasn’t playing too much, but I dealt with that mentally, kept going and was happy when I got my chance.

“Of course the Liverpool game was the standout moment. It was a crazy game and to score the winning goal was an amazing feeling. It’s something that I’ll remember for the longest time. 

“The ambition now is to continue to improve and break into the team at Chelsea. It’s a great team and the manager there has given me a lot of confidence, so it’s something I’m looking forward to.”

Watch the best of the FA Cup action


We have had highlights from the weekend's FA Cup matches matches throughout today's Sportsday and now you can watch a clip of all the best action below.


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FA Cup: Stunning goals from the third round

No regrets for missing Bangladesh tour - Morgan


England one-day captain Eoin Morgan says he has "no regrets" over his decision to miss the Bangladesh series due to security concerns, as he rejoins the team in India.

The 30-year-old has returned to lead England in three one-day internationals in India, starting in Pune on Sunday.

Morgan added his family were affected by the criticism he received for missing the Bangladesh tour.

Will Liverpool and Dortmund win Fifa fans award?


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The best fans award will be presented for the first time tonight in Zurich, for an outstanding fan moment or gesture from the calendar year. 

Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund have a joint nomination for the award for their rendition of “You’ll Never Walk Alone” ahead of last year's Europa League fixture which came a day before the Hillsborough disaster’s 27th anniversary.

Iceland's supporters at Euro 2016 are also nominated for their Icelandic clap, as are ADO Den Haag's for when they threw soft toys to Feyenoord's fans to be given to Rotterdam’s Sophia Children’s Hospital.

Bournemouth's Hyndman joins Rangers


Rangers have completed the loan signing of Bournemouth midfielder Emerson Hyndman on a six-month deal.

The USA international is Mark Warburton's first January signing.

“There were a few clubs in the mix and stuff, but the manager here really explained what he wanted to do, both with Bournemouth and with me," the 20-year-old said.

"He’s developed players from the lower leagues to the Premier League, which is a huge achievement, so I knew he was well respected for that.”  

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Giroud close to signing new Arsenal deal


Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud says he is close to agreeing a new contract at the club.

The French 30-year-old - whose contract expires in the summer of 2018 - has scored four goals in four games after returning to the first team in recent weeks.

Giroud told French broadcaster Telefoot: "We are about to reach an agreement for an extension (to my contract). 

"It was also a gesture of confidence, I want to continue the adventure here in this family of Arsenal. I feel good here. When I spoke to the coach, he always told me that I was an important player. 

"I know what I am capable of. I just needed to be patient, to work in training and wait for my hour to come." 

Watch Giroud's winner against Preston in the FA Cup on Saturday in the video below.

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FA Cup: Preston North End 1-2 Arsenal highlights

Glamorgan in talks to sign de Lange


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Glamorgan are in negotiations to sign South African former Proteas fast bowler Marchant de Lange on a Kolpak deal.

De Lange could be the next South African to opt for a Kolpak deal after David Wiese joined Sussex on Monday.

South Africa lost Kyle Abbott and Rilee Rossouw last week, after the pair both signed deals with Hampshire.

The 26-year-old has played two Tests, four one-day internationals and six T20 games for South Africa after making his debut in 2011, and played his last international match in 2015.

The Fifa best women's coach award


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Silvia Neid, who led Germany to a gold medal at Rio 2016, leads the nominees for the best women's coach award.

The shortlist also includes Pia Sundhage, the manager of Sweden who won silver in Rio and beat Brazil and the United States en route, plus Jillian Ellis, the manager of the US.

That award should be awarded around 18:00 GMT.

Team news

Cambridge United v Leeds United (19:45 GMT)

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The last of the FA Cup third round ties takes place tonight as League Two Cambridge entertain Championship side Leeds United.

Cambridge are hopeful Brad Halliday and George Maris (both knocks) will feature for them in Monday's FA Cup tie against Leeds. Forward Barry Corr and winger Medy Elito have knee injuries as boss Shaun Derry faces a side he used to play for.

Leeds midfielder Eunan O'Kane could return after being out for seven matches with a groin strain. Defender Charlie Taylor (Achilles) is out so Gaetano Berardi is expected to continue at left-back.

There will be live commentary on BBC Radio 5 live with kick-off at 19:45 GMT

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Your favourite goal / moment from the weekend's FA Cup games

Paul Limbert: Richard Keogh's goalline clearance early on in the Derby v West Brom game.

Dave Newton: Having 8,600 Argyle fans chanting 'can we play you every week' in the final stage of the game at Anfield. Top banter.

Matt Parry: Ronald Koeman's post match interview as it dawns on him how badly our board dither over everything. 

Watch the highlights from Everton's 2-1 home loss to Leicester below.

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FA Cup: Everton 1-2 Leicester highlights

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Nominees for Fifa best women's player


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Germany's Melanie Behringer, the United States' Carli Lloyd and Brazil's Marta make up the shortlist for tonight's best women's player award.

Behringer won gold with Germany at the Rio Olympics last summer and retired shortly afterwards with 123 caps. The midfielder also won a second consecutive league title with Bayern Munich.

She is up against 34-year-old Lloyd who plays for Houston Dash. Lloyd won the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year.

Also in the running is Marta, a five time winner of the award and a nominee for 12 of the last 13 editions. The 30-year-old was a flag bearer at her home Olympic Games where her team took bronze.

Conte to block loan move for Loftus-Cheek

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte will not allow midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek to leave on loan in January, according to the Daily Mail.

The 20-year-old is reportedly of interest to a number of clubs including Swansea, Watford and Middlesbrough.

Loftus-Cheek has played just four times for Chelsea this season but Conte wants to hold on to the youngster after midfielders John Mikel Obi and Oscar both left Stamford Bridge for China.

Ancelotti backs former assistant Clement


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Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti says Swansea manager Paul Clement has the skills and quality to be a "top manager".

Clement left his assistant manager role at the German champions to take the job in Wales and the pair have previously worked together at Chelsea, Paris St-Germain and Real Madrid.

"Of course, at a certain point, an assistant like this, he wanted to be a manager in the Premier League," Ancelotti said.

"He had this opportunity and I think he took the right decision to go there. I hope for him all the best, but he has absolutely the skills, the quality to be a top manager.

"I think Clement has a different personality," the Italian added. "He's less quiet than me, but he has a strong motivation; really focused on his job. 

"He's thinking about his job 24 hours a day, and the character is different. But we had a really good time together. We won a lot, but always we had a good time." 

Paul Clement and Carlo Ancelotti

Ranieri in the running for manager award


Claudio Ranieri
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Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri is also in the running for an award tonight, as one of three nominees for the men's best coach award.

The Premier League winning boss is up against Fernando Santos who led Portugal to Euro 2016 glory and Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane who won the Champions League in his first season as a manager.

The result of the best manager award is expected around 18:30 GMT.

Voting is by national team captains and coaches, selected journalists and, for the first time, an online poll of fans.

Each category counts for 25% of the points.

Ronaldo favourite for Fifa award


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Can Ronaldo add a Fifa world's best player award to his four Balon d'Ors?

Less than two hours to go until the start of our coverage of tonight's inaugural Best Fifa Football Awards ceremony in Zurich.

Cristiano Ronaldo is the favourite for the men's award and is up against Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann.

Ronaldo is fancied for the title after winning the Champions League with Real Madrid and Euro 2016 with Portugal in 2016.

He also won the the Ballon d'Or award for a fourth time last month. Fifa ended its collaboration with that award last year.

You can follow live coverage of the ceremony on the BBC Sport website from 17:00 GMT with the main award expected to be presented around 18:45 GMT.

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Your favourite goal / moment from the weekend's FA Cup action

Chris Waldock: Being one of the 700 who got up at stupid o'clock to go to Cardiff and see (Fulham's) Ryan Sessegnon make history.

Liam Coates: Josh Tyson's first senior goal vs Swansea. Was a great finish and basically his first kick of the game. 

And here it is...

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Highlights: Hull 2-0 Swansea

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'Inflammation' ruled Boufal out of Afcon


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Southampton manager Claude Puel also confirmed inflammation of the knee has ruled winger Sofiane Boufal out of the Africa Cup of Nations.

The Morocco international was sent home from a training camp with the national team on Sunday.

Puel said he hoped the 23-year-old would return to action in three weeks.

Blades want Man Utd youngster Riley


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Manchester United youngster Joe Riley is a transfer window target for League One leaders Sheffield United.

Blades boss Chris Wilder is looking to bolster his squad for their promotion push and Riley, 20, is set for a loan move.

However, the deal is not likely to be completed until later this month after United have played Under-23 matches against Manchester City and Liverpool.

Riley has played twice for United’s first team, making his debut as a substitute in the FA Cup against Shrewsbury last February and starting the Europa League defeat of Midtyjlland three days later.

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Rob Page sacking: 'Results have not been good enough' - Lee Harper

Lee Harper

Former Northampton Town goalkeeper

Rob Page is a really nice guy first and foremost, but there were so many changes so quickly from a team that played an attacking brand of football that the club had last season.

I think the manner of the defeat on Saturday made the decision for the chairman, the results of late haven't been good enough and it's a cut-throat industry.  

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The way the team has been playing, for example against Bradford, the team has been dropping, especially at home, where you want your side to have a good go - they haven't been doing that.

The buck falls with the manager, I sympathise with him and I've been there, but the manager is responsible for the results.

On this day...


In 2003 Two-time US Open champion Pat Rafter announced his retirement from professional tennis.

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Fonte speculation has made preparation difficult - Puel

Southampton v Liverpool (Wednesday, 19:45 GMT)

Asked if speculation around Jose Fonte’s future had made preparations difficult for his side’s EFL Cup semi-final, Southampton manager Claude Puel said: “Yes.

“It is perhaps little difficult because of the situation for Jose. The window is always difficult for the players. It is always speculation, possibilities to leave the club.

“We are professional we have the capacity to keep concentration on our work and now we have an exciting game on Wednesday. The most important thing is concentration on this game."

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Watch the best of the week's NBA action


Watch the top 10 baskets from the NBA's plays of the week, including a superb buzzer-beater from Giannis Antetokounmpo for the Milwaukee Bucks.  

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NBA: Buzzer-beater baskets in Plays of the Week

World Rugby unhappy with North treatment

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World Rugby is "disappointed" by Northampton's failure to treat George North's most recent head injury "appropriately".

The Wales wing, 24, appeared motionless after a mid-air tackle in the loss to Leicester on 3 December, but played on. A concussion panel review last month concluded North should not have played on, but did not sanction Saints.

A statement from rugby union's governing body said: "While it is impossible to completely remove the risk of error, World Rugby remains disappointed that there was a failure in this case to identify and manage the injury appropriately, in particular considering North's medical history." 

Fonte left out of Saints squad

Southampton v Liverpool (Wednesday, 19:45 GMT)

Southampton manager Claude Puel has said that centre-half Jose Fonte, who has handed in a transfer request, will not play in the club's EFL Cup semi-final first leg against Liverpool on Wednesday.

"It is important for me to keep stability in the defence with players, we don't know the future for Jose, it is a difficult situation," said Puel.

"You know the situation with Jose. I respect Jose and this is not easy for him, the squad or the staff.

"He is a good professional, but we have to respect this situation."

The 33-year-old Portugal defender has 18 months left to run on his current deal, which he signed in October 2015, and has been linked with a move to either Manchester United or Liverpool.  

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Your favourite goal / moment from the weekend's FA Cup action

Martin Huggins: Argyle's masterclass in defending against Liverpool. Now we need to attack them in the replay.

Nick Johnson: Dan Scarr's equaliser for Stourbridge. Strong backing from the away fans were sent into delirium. 

Watch the highlights from non-league Stourbridge's FA Cup tie at Wycombe below.

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FA Cup: Wycombe Wanderers 2-1 Stourbridge highlights

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Hull need new signings fast - Silva

Manchester United v Hull City (Tuesday, 19:45 GMT)

Hull City manager Marco Silva says he quickly needs to strengthen his new squad in the January transfer window.

The Tigers play at Manchester United in the first leg of the EFL Cup semi-final on Tuesday but are bottom of the Premier League, without a league win since November.

"I have worked two training sessions with 13-15 players and if you want to improve our team we have to do something fast," said Silva, who replaced Mike Phelan as Hull boss last week.

Hull midfielder Robert Snodgrass (pictured) has been linked with a move to West Ham, despite only signing a new contract just before Christmas.

"At the moment I just want to improve our team, I do not want to lose any important players," added Silva.

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United in three-way Premier League battle for Bakayoko?

Latest gossip

Tiemoue Bakayoko

The player above is a wanted man.

He is Tiemoue Bakayoko and Manchester United have joined Manchester City and Chelsea in a three-way transfer battle for his services, according to the Daily Mirror.

The paper claims the 22-year-old's club Monaco are now reconsidering their position that the Frenchman would not be sold in January.

A defensive midfielder, Bakayoko has played 26 times for Monaco this season.

Klopp unconcerned by fixture congestion

Southampton v Liverpool (Wednesday, 19:45 GMT)

Some more quotes from Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp on his side's fixtures, with them now playing six more times in January.

As well as two League Cup semi-final ties, they also have to play another three more league games and an FA Cup replay at Plymouth after his young team drew 0-0 at Anfield on Sunday.

"Last year from October to May we had that so I'm used to it," said Klopp. "We have one game more, it was not the plan but it will not make that much difference. On Wednesday we will play the best team we can."

On the return of midfielder Philippe Coutinho, Klopp adds: "I think Phil is fit enough to be part of the squad, it means it could be (getting) minutes, but it depends on the game.

"It was six or seven weeks (since his injury) and that is a long time so he needs minutes in training but also minutes in games. It is his third complete session with the team, tomorrow will be the fourth. It is not that many, but enough to be in the squad."

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Jurgen Klopp took Liverpool to the League Cup final last year, and they play the first leg of their semi-final against Southampton on Wednesday

Morgan's family affected by criticism


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England one-day captain Eoin Morgan says his family were affected by the criticism he received for missing the Bangladesh tour.

The 30-year-old has returned to lead England in three one-day internationals in India, starting in Pune on Sunday.

"My way of dealing with it was to get away from things, which I did," Morgan told BBC Sport.

"My family saw a lot of it and were very offended, but that is part and parcel of being in the limelight."

Davies out, Hull wait on Dawson

Manchester United v Hull (tuesday, 20:00 GMT)

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Hull defender Curtis Davies has been ruled out of Tuesday's EFL Cup semi-final first leg against Manchester United at Old Trafford. 

The centre-back misses out with a hamstring injury while Michael Dawson will have further tests on a shoulder injury - sustained during Saturday's FA Cup win over Swansea - on Monday.

A decision on Harry Maguire's hip injury will be made after training on Monday.

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Your favourite goal / moment from the weekend's FA Cup action

Ben Coulson: Negredo charging down a botched clearance and making it 2-0 with 10 men.

Daniel Clarke: Morgan Gibbs White making his debut for Wolves against Stoke at the age of 16 on the 62nd minute.

Time for Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Joe Wildsmith to look away, as here is that Alvaro Negredo goal during Middlesbrough's 3-0 win over the Owls.

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FA Cup: Howler from Joe Wildsmith gifts Alvaro Negredo goal

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Liverpool injury update

Southampton v Liverpool (Wednesday, 19:45 GMT)

Joel Matip
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As well as positive news on Philippe Coutinho, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has given an injury update on more first team players.

"Joel (Matip) took first steps in team training this morning. (James) Milner no problem anymore. Hendo (Jordan Henderson) is in a good way," the German said.

"It's all good. No new injuries and all the rest are on their way back." 

Matip has been out with an ankle ligament problem since December 11, while Milner and Henderson have had calf and heel injuries respectively.

Klopp @EFLCup #LFC "We have 18/19/20 players ready for the game. Some played yesterday, some didn't."

Nugent set to join Derby


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Derby County are closing in on the signing of striker David Nugent from Middlesbrough. The deal - worth around £2.5m - could go through today.

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David Nugent has scored nine goals in 45 games for Middlesbrough, but has not played for them since 17 September

Klopp focused on Southampton test

Southampton v Liverpool (Wednesday, 19:45 GMT)

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More from Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp's pre-match news conference ahead of their EFL Cup semi-final at Southampton.

"I know everyone is thinking Liverpool v Manchester United would be a nice final but there is still a tie to play," Klopp said.

"Wednesday (will be the) best team we can line up."

Coutinho 'fit enough' for EFL Cup squad - Klopp

Southampton v Liverpool (Wednesday, 19:45 GMT)

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Good news Liverpool fans.

Manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Philippe Coutinho is "fit enough" to be included in Liverpool's squad to play Southampton in the EFL Cup semi-final first leg on Wednesday.

The Brazilian forward trained again on Monday, having returned last week for the first time since suffering an ankle injury against Sunderland in November.

Klopp also said it is "pretty likely" goalkeeper Loris Karius will start against Southampton.

Jurgen Klopp #LFC "Phil trained again this morning. Milner no issues anymore. Henderson is in a good way."

Jurgen Klopp #LFC "Phil trained again this morning. Milner no issues anymore. Henderson is in a good way."

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We asked you who will win the FA Cup and you voted in your thousands.

The winner is Manchester United, with 29% of the vote, with Chelsea and Liverpool both getting 14%, Tottenham 13%, Arsenal 10% and Manchester City 8%.

Eleven per cent think this year's winners will be a side not currently in the top six of the Premier League.

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Rodgers throws 'unbelievable' Hail Mary

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Final play of the half? 42-yards? 

No problem.

Watch the video below as Aaron Rodgers stuns the New York Giants with a Hail Mary touchdown pass to Randall Cobb during Green Bay's 38-13 play-off victory.

Impressive stuff.

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NFL play-offs: Watch 'unbelievable' 42-yard Hail Mary touchdown