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Summary

  1. Fifa vote to increase the World Cup to 48 nations, consisting of 16 groups of three countries, from 2026
  2. EFL Cup semi-final, first leg: Manchester United v Hull City (19:45 GMT)
  3. England XI beat India A by three wickets
  4. Get Involved: Your reaction to the 2026 World Cup expanding to 48 nations #bbcsportsday

Live Reporting

By Elizabeth Hudson and Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

Get involved

  1. Sportsday Live

    That's it for Tuesday's Sportsday Live.

    Keep up to date with all of the evening's sport via BBC Radio 5 Live and the BBC Sport website and we will be back with more on Wednesday from 08:00 GMT.

  2. EFL Cup preview

    Manchester United v Hull FC (Tuesday, 20:00 GMT)

    Here are some key facts about Tuesday night's EFL Cup semi-final first leg tie at Old Trafford...

    • Manchester United have won 11 and lost none of their past 12 matches against Hull in all competitions.
    • Hull have won only once against United at Old Trafford - 2-0 in the FA Cup in January 1952.
    • United have reached the League Cup semi-final for the 14th time; only Liverpool (17) have made more but this is the first time Hull have reached the semi-final.
    Old Trafford
  3. EFL Cup preview

    Manchester United v Hull City (Tuesday, 20:00 GMT)

    Striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and midfielder Paul Pogba are set to return to the Manchester United side for the first leg of the EFL Cup semi-final.

    Ander Herrera and Antonio Valencia are also poised to start the first leg at Old Trafford after missing the FA Cup win over Reading.

    Hull City captain Michael Dawson (shoulder) is a doubt, as is Harry Maguire (hip).

    Abel Hernandez could start after coming off the bench to score on Saturday.

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic
  4. Ayala to serve three-match ban

    Football

    Middlesbrough defender Daniel Ayala will serve a three-match suspension after he lost his appeal against his sending off.

    Ayala was dismissed against Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup on Sunday.

  5. Coe to be recalled by Commons committee

    Athletics

    Lord Coe, the head of world athletics, will be recalled by the Culture, Media and Sport select committee, after MPs heard evidence that "undermined" his comments to them in December 2015.

    Coe told the committee he was unaware of specific cases of corruption before they became public in December 2014.

    But former athlete Dave Bedford said he contacted Coe about Russian athlete Liliya Shobukhova in August that year.

    Bedford added he spoke to Coe about a related matter on 21 November 2014.

    Lord Coe
  6. Tonight on the BBC...

    Manchester United v Hull City (Tuesday, 20:00 GMT)

    A reminder that coming up later on BBC Radio 5 live, you can hear commentary of the EFL Cup semi-final first leg at Old Trafford as Jose Mourinho's Manchester United take on fellow Premier League side Hull City. 

    5 Live Sport from 19:00 GMT builds up to the game, and also has the day's sportsnews.

    Jose Mourinho
  7. Schalke sign Badstuber

    Football

    Schalke have signed Manchester City target Holger Badstuber on loan from Bayern Munich for six months.

    The 27-year-old centre-back has had a string of bad injuries and has only played 18 out of 135 Bundesliga games over the past four years.

    Holger Badstuber
  8. Terry loses appeal after sending-off

    Football

    Chelsea's John Terry has lost his appeal against his sending-off in last weekend's FA Cup tie against Peterborough United.

    Terry will now serve a one-match ban and will miss Saturday's Premier League game at champions Leicester.

    John Terry
  9. Team Sky controversy regrettable - Brailsford

    Cycling

    Team Sky boss Sir Dave Brailsford says the controversy surrounding Sir Bradley Wiggins and a mystery package is regrettable and refuses to say whether he believes he still has the backing of three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome.  

    Video content

    Video caption: Watch awkward interview with Sir David Brailsford & BBC reporter
  10. Snooker loopy!

    Snooker

    More than one million people have watched a snooker trick shot set up across a bar in Bristol.  

    You can watch what all the fuss is about.

    Video content

    Video caption: More than a million people watch a snooker trick shot on Facebook.
  11. Chinese Super League will tempt older players - Dembele

    Football

    Spurs midfielder Mousa Dembele says that the Chinese Super League could be a tempting location for ageing players.

    The 29-year-old has seen Belgium team-mate Axel Witsel, 27, make the switch to the far east to join up with newly promoted Tianjin Quanjian for a reported salary of £255,000-a-week.

    “It is a very difficult choice,” Dembele told Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad.

    “For young players who are still growing, it is not wise to go. For older players maybe it’s different. But honestly I have no idea about the level of the championship there. It is hard to say.”

    Mousa Dembele
  12. BBC to show Lincoln v Ipswich replay

    Football

    Lincoln City's FA Cup third-round replay with Ipswich Town on Tuesday, 17 January will be shown live on BBC One.

    National League leaders Lincoln almost caused an upset on Saturday as they led 2-1 at the side 15th in the Championship before Tom Lawrence equalised late on.

    The replay will take place at Sincil Bank with kick-off at 20:05 GMT.

    The winner will face Championship leaders Brighton in the fourth round.

    Lincoln celebrate
  13. Pick your favourite FA Cup third round goal

    Football

    You have until 17:00 GMT to cast your vote for your favourite goal of the FA Cup third round.

    To find out who is contention, go to the BBC Sport website.

  14. Redpath to leave Yorkshire Carnegie

    Rugby Union

    Former Scotland captain Bryan Redpath is to leave his post at Yorkshire Carnegie at the end of the season to take up a job in the financial sector. 

    The former Melrose, Narbonne and Sale scrum-half won 60 caps for Scotland, captaining the team on 26 occasions, and appeared in three World Cups in 1995, 1999 and 2003. 

    He began his coaching career with Gloucester and also coached Sale before joining Yorkshire Carnegie in March 2015.

    Former rugby league international James Lowes, who returned to the club last year following his departure from Bradford Bulls, will take over from Redpath and Carnegie also intend to appoint an experienced director of rugby to work alongside him. 

    Bryan Redpath
  15. FA want more talks on World Cup expansion

    Football

    And we've also heard from the Football Association on the same subject.

    "Following today’s Fifa council decision, we will work with Uefa, Fifa and the other European associations to understand how the 48-team Fifa World Cup will work," says a statement.

    "The priority has to be consideration of the potential impact on fans, players, teams and leagues, and also recognition of the importance of sporting integrity and commercial viability.

    "In terms of the allocation of places, we note that further discussions will follow across the confederations and would expect a proper consultation process to be carried out before any decision is made."

  16. Uefa react to World Cup expansion

    Football

    Uefa has released a statement on the news that the World Cup will be expanded to 48 teams from 2026.

    “During the Fifa council meeting in Zurich, it was clear that all other confederations were overwhelmingly in favour of expanding the Fifa World Cup to 48 teams starting in 2026. As a result, Uefa decided to join in supporting the new format of the competition," it says.

    "Uefa is satisfied that it succeeded in postponing the final decision regarding the slot allocation of every confederation in the future format of the Fifa World Cup.

    "We would also like to state that we are happy that the new proposed length and format of the tournament does not increase the burden on players. We will also ensure that clubs’ interests will continue to be protected.”

    Germany celebrate winning the World Cup
  17. England XI beat India A by three wickets

    Cricket

    An England XI have beaten India A by three wickets in a 50-over match in Mumbai.

    The hosts made 304-5 thanks to Ambati Rayudu (100), MS Dhoni (68 not out), Shikar Dhawan (63) and Yuvraj Singh (56).

    Sam Billings top-scored for the England XI with 93 off 85 balls, with other useful contributions from Jason Roy (62), Jos Buttler (46), Liam Dawson (41) and Alex Hales (40).

    Kuldeep Yadaw claimed bowling figures of 5-60 but it was not enough the deny the tourists, who reached 307-7 to win with seven balls to spare.

    England will play another match against an India A side on Thursday before the three-match one-day international series starts on Sunday.

    Full scorecard.

    Sam Billings
    Image caption: Sam Billings hit eight fours in his innings, which consisted of 85 deliveries
  18. Doull hopes to impress with Team Sky

    Cycling

    Welsh cyclist Owain Doull hopes his first major race for Team Sky can help him win selection for the Tour of Flanders in April.

    The 23-year-old Olympic track pursuit gold medallist will ride alongside fellow Welshmen Geraint Thomas and Luke Rowe in Australia's Tour Down Under from 14-22 January.

    Doull left Team Wiggins to join Team Sky for the 2017 season.

    Owain Doull
  19. Question of Sport teaser answer

    Football

    Earlier today our Question of Sport Teaser was...

    And the answers are...

  20. India A v England XI update

    Cricket

    Full scorecard.