Euro qualifiers: Northern Ireland close to making historical debut

Northern Ireland are close to qualifying for a European Championships for the first time, but have to contend with injuries and suspensions. The goods news, says manager Michael ONeill, is that that gives opportunities to players who have waited a long time. Oct 7, 2015

Fifa: Presidential hopeful Chung Mong-joon plans to sue Sepp Blatter

Fifa presidential hopeful Chung Mong-joon, who says he is facing a 15 year ban from football, came out fighting on 7 October, branding Fifa President Sepp Blatter a liar and hypocrite. Chung, who also said he would sue Blatter for embezzlement over the Swiss salary and expenses, told reporters in London that he was the victim of a smear campaign. Oct 7, 2015

Rugby World Cup: Welsh team see ghost at team hotel

Welsh rugby union players competing at the world cup have had more on their minds than just facing Australia in their last pool match on 10 October. One of the coaches reported that Wales captain Sam Warburton was unable to sleep after team mate Dan Lydiate said he had seen a ghost in room 1313 at their base at Oatlands Park in Surrey. Oct 7, 2015

David Beckham back at Man Utd for Unicef charity match

Former Manchester United and England football star David Beckham will captain a Great Britain and Ireland star line-up to play against a Rest of the World team led by Zinedine Zidane in a match at Old Trafford on 14 November, to raise awareness and funds for Unicef, the worlds childrens organisation. Oct 7, 2015