From the Back Pages, May 29: Michel Platini will consider pulling England and other Uefa members out of the World Cup if Sepp Blatter wins Fifa president election

From the back pages
From the back pages

Michel Platini has said that Uefa will reconsider its relationship with Fifa if Sepp Blatter retains the presidency - in a move which could see England being pulled from the next World Cup. (The Independent)

As his regime faced its greatest threat, Sepp Blatter moved this evening to distance himself from the “shame and humiliation” suffered by Fifa following separate anti-corruption investigations in Switzerland and the United States, and pleaded for more time to rebuild trust in the organisation. (The Times)

In just over three years since his £7million move from Bolton, Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has won every possible honour. (Daily Mail)

Rugby fans vent fury over latest botched sale of World Cup tickets. Around 100,000 tickets available on Thursday, including 10,000 to England v Uruguay, but website struggles under surge of applications. (The Telegraph)

FORMER Manchester United and Everton boss David Moyes has turned down the Sunderland job, according to reports. (The Express)

Alastair Cook has described the appointment of Trevor Bayliss as England head coach as a coup and said the Australian’s impending arrival has his players buzzing. (The Guardian)

Alastair Cook has declared Graham Gooch to be England’s greatest ever batsman – even if he knocks over his runs-scoring record this week. (The Mirror)

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