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Live Reporting

Ben Collins and Deepak Mahay

All times stated are UK

  1. See you later

    We'll be back later for live text commentary on those EFL Cup third-round ties, from 18:30 BST.

    Thanks for joining us for reaction to Tuesday's games and for letting us know some of your favourite Fifa tunes over the years.

    We're off to grab some lunch so we'll leave you with some of today's top stories:

  2. Phil Jones returns for Man Utd

    Manchester United fans...

    The last time you saw Phil Jones in your shirt was in January 2020.

    If you forgot what he looks like here is a pic of him in his last outing, an FA Cup fourth-round tie at Tranmere, when he was on the scoresheet.

    He returns to the squad to face West Ham later.

    Phil Jones
  3. Rodriguez move to Qatar edging closer

    Alistair Magowan

    BBC Sport

    James Rodriguez's move from Everton to Qatari club Al Rayyan is edging closer.

    The Middle East outfit appear to be teasing a new player acquisition with the Colombian midfielder, 30, set to leave Goodison Park a year after joining from Real Madrid.

    It's hard not to feel it is a climbdown for the player with over 100m social media followers, but with reported wages of £200,000 a week, the move will certainly free up funds for Toffees boss Rafael Benitez, who may well be looking to strengthen in January after the last two defeats.

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  4. Get Involved - Your favourite Fifa songs

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    Phil Jenkins: Chumbawumba - Tubthumping from the classic Fifa 98.

    I didn't even know that was the name of the track. I always used to just refer to it as 'I get knocked down, but I get up again'. Tune though.

  5. Get Involved - Your favourite Fifa songs

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    SMS Message: Showing my age somewhat, but It's Only Us by Robbie Williams as the title music to Fifa 2000 was a banger. Video featuring Robbie as a footballer was great too! from Alex, London
    Alex, London

    Remember this one, it was the song on the intro to the game too. Memories.

    Robbie Williams
  6. Fit-again Lamptey set to return for Seagulls

    Brighton v Swansea City (19:30 BST)

    Brighton & Hove Albion

    Brighton were sponsored by Fatboy Slim's record label Skint from 1999, and the Seagulls are in action later as the EFL Cup third round continues.

    Tariq Lamptey could make his return from injury having not played since suffering a hamstring injury on 16 December 2020.

    The 20-year-old right-back was an unused substitute in Sunday's 2-1 Premier League win over Leicester.

    "He is in the squad, in the 18, so there's a good chance," said boss Graham Potter. "It would be fantastic for everybody for him to be on the pitch."

  7. Get Involved - Your favourite Fifa songs

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    Dan Davies: Rockafella Skank by Fatboy Slim on Fifa 99. Used to just happily sit on the menu to listen to that.

    Fatboy Slim
  8. James gets helicopter to game after son born

    Fulham 0-0 Leeds United (Leeds win 6-5 on pens)

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  9. 'It was incredible, I have no other words'

    Watford 1-3 Stoke City


    Watford had a whopping 26 shots during Tuesday's defeat by Stoke, who had 11, with the Hornets getting seven on target and Stoke six.

    Watford manager Xisco Munoz: "These games sometimes happen and today was the day.

    "The game was perfect [for Stoke]. The goalkeeper saved incredible balls, we hit the post, we missed the chances. In the second half we played the complete game, had control of the game, and I don't know how many chances in the second half.

    "We can say that it was an incredible game because I have no other words about this."

  10. Questions for Everton

    QPR 2-2 Everton (QPR win 8-7 on pens)

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer

    There's a fair bit of angst among Everton supporters this morning after their EFL Cup exit at QPR and sudden concern about Saturday's home game against bottom club Norwich City.

    Manager Rafael Benitez had made a fine start until the losses against Aston Villa last Saturday and then QPR, and his work this season has to be placed in the context of him only being allowed to spend £1.7m this summer as Everton work within Financial Fair Play rules. He has also been hit by injuries to strike duo Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison, plus goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

    Greater attention must surely be focused on director of football Marcel Brands, who has been central to a hugely expensive, flawed and dysfunctional transfer policy in recent seasons and the club's academy, which is hardly providing a successful production line of players for the first team.

    Everton players looking disappointed after their penalty shootout defeat against QPR
  11. Get Involved - Stoke knock Watford out of EFL Cup

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    SMS Message: I'm not sure a second string Watford XI losing to Stoke is that huge an upset. Once the teams were revealed it seemed a fairly even match-up. Given Watford's hapless record in the past decade in this cup it was almost predictable. I'm a Watford supporter incidentally. from Jeff, Maidenhead
    Jeff, Maidenhead

    Thanks Jeff, appreciate Watford weren't at their strongest. The Hornets made 11 changes no less. But we should also note that Stoke made eight.

    Watford's Christian Kabasele and Stoke's Josh Tymon
  12. Gossip - Asensio told he will get game time at Real


    Spain winger Marco Asensio, 25, could leave Real Madrid if he is not given more first-team opportunities under Carlo Ancelotti this season, says Spanish radio network Cadena Ser.

    Real Madrid boss Ancelotti says it is normal that those not playing are not happy but insists that squad members such as Asensio are training well and will get minutes on the pitch, reports Marca.

  13. Wednesday's La Liga fixtures

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    Real Madrid have the chance to go back above Atletico Madrid at the top of the Spanish table later. Here are all of Wednesday's La Liga fixtures:

    • Espanyol Alaves (18:30)
    • Sevilla v Valencia (18:30)
    • Real Madrid v Mallorca (21:00)
    • Villarreal v Elche (21:00)
  14. Suarez double sees Atletico fight back against 10-man Getafe

    Getafe 1-2 Atletico Madrid

    La Liga champions Atletico Madrid returned to the top of the table on Tuesday as Luis Suarez scored two late goals to come from behind and beat neighbours Getafe.

    Getafe's first goal against Atleti since 2011 came when Stefan Mitrovic's header hit the post on the stroke of half-time and went in off goalkeeper Jan Oblak's hand.

    But Carles Alena was sent off for Getafe on 74 minutes before Suarez equalised and then claimed a 90th-minute winner.

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  15. Get Involved - Fifa's greatest hits

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    Here's Newsbeat's selection:

    • Blur - Song 2 (1998)
    • Gorillaz - 19-2000 (2004)
    • MGMT - Kids (2009)
    • John Newman - Love Me Again (2014)
    • Billie Eilish - You Should See Me In A Crown (2019)
    • Foals - The Runner (2020)
    • Skepta - Same Old Story (2020)

    What about your favourite Fifa tunes? Any glaring omissions? Let us know by using #bbcfootball on Twitter or texting 81111 (UK only - standard message rates apply)

  16. The 'honour' of getting on the Fifa 22 soundtrack

    BBC Newsbeat

    Right, Fifa fans (the game)... For the last 20 years or so, the game's soundtrack has blended well-established artists with brand new singer-songwriters to create a unique football mixtape.

    The songs just get in your head, and appearing on Fifa 22 has been described as a "bucket list" moment by Willow Kayne, one of the newer artists lucky enough to be selected this year.

    "It's an honour to be on the soundtrack," she told Radio 1 Newsbeat. "It's a big achievement for me."

    So, just what does it mean to those featured on the playlist and what are your most memorable Fifa tunes?

    Still image from the Fifa 22 game
  17. Gossip - Barca also interested in Guardiola & Rodgers

    Roberto Martinez and Xavi have both been linked to the Barcelona job.

    To that list you can add Pep Guardiola, with club president Joan Laporta having not given up on luring the Manchester City boss back to the Nou Camp, says Spanish newspaper El Nacional.

    And Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers is said to still be on Barca's radar. (90 Min)

    Stranger things have happened. Terry Venables managed to earn the Barca job after leading a newly-promoted QPR side to a fifth-place finish in England's top flight in 1984.

    Brendan Rodgers and Pep Guardiola
  18. The 'toxic battle' ripping Barcelona apart

    Banner for Guillem Balague's BBC Sport column

    Just what is going on at Barcelona?

    The tense battle between president Joan Laporta and manager Ronald Koeman is tearing the club apart, writes Guillem Balague in his latest BBC Sport column.

    After eight points from four games in La Liga they sit in eighth place. Early days, yes, but climbing up the table seems just one of their concerns.

    Joan Laporta and Ronald Koeman
  19. Gossip - Xavi to replace Koeman at Barca?


    Ronald Koeman may not want to talk about his future, but there is plenty of speculation in today's gossip column.

    Goal are saying that Barcelona are preparing to part ways with their head coach, with Belgium boss Roberto Martinez the "preferred option" to replace the Dutchman.

    And their former midfielder Andres Iniesta believes his ex-Barcelona team-mate Xavi, who is manager of Qatari club Al Sadd, is ready to take charge at the Nou Camp, says Goal via Sport.

    Ronald Koeman