From the Back Pages, May 23: Suarez faces battle to be fit for England World Cup clash after emergency knee surgery

The Uruguay Football Association today issued a deeply pessimistic statement on Luis Suarez’s prospects of facing England in their group match at the World Cup next month. (The Independent)

Thursday, 22nd May 2014, 9:22 pm
From the back pages

Newcastle’s Dummett suffers death threats from Uruguay fans over Suarez injury. (The Telegraph)

Arsene Wenger is ready to bring Cesc Fabregas back to Arsenal. Barcelona will listen to offers for Fabregas this summer – and the Gunners have first refusal on their former captain. (The Mirror)

England have revealed their World Cup squad numbers for the tournament in Brazil this summer. Roy Hodgson and his squad are currently in Vale do Lobo resort in Portugal, and will return to England to face Peru at Wembley in their final send-off on Friday, May 30. (Daily Mail)

MANCHESTER UNITED have surprisingly gone cold on Toni Kroos despite midfield legend Paul Scholes urging them to make him their top summer signing. (The Express)

Lou Vincent and Naved Arif have been charged by the ECB with attempting to fix a televised 40-over game between Sussex and Kent three years ago, facing the possibility of life bans from cricket if they are found guilty. (The Times)

On a chilly, thunder-struck day in south London some of the most interesting action during England’s rain-shortened one-day international against Sri Lanka took place off the pitch as Paul Downton spoke for the first time in detail about the sacking of Kevin Pietersen. (The Guardian)