Uefa president Michel Platini who announced yesterday he will not be running against Sepp Blatter for the Fifa presidency next year. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Uefa president was repeatedly critical of his former ally during the press conference

David Silva of Manchester City takes a free kick during the Champions League clash against Bayern Munich at the Etihad Stadium last October. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty

Brendan Rodgers’ side set to face reigning holders on their return to Champions League action

Cristiano Ronaldo (centre) reacts after being voted  Uefa’s Best Player in Europe for 2013-2014 award during the Uefa Champions League draw at the Grimaldi Forum, in Monaco yesterday. Bayern Munich and Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer (left) and   Bayern Munich’s Dutch forward Arjen Robben (right) were runners-up to the Real Madrid and  Portugal winger. Photograph: Claude Paris/AP Photo

Fourth time lucky as Portuguese star beats off Manuel Neuer and Arjen Robben

Apoel’s  Cillian Sheridan after scoring against  Aalborg BK  in a Champions League play-off game.

Former Celtic striker now plies his trade in Cyprus, where his goals have proved crucial to Apoel Nicosia

 Jack Grealish: will be hoping to make a big impression with  Aston Villa’s first team this season. Photo: David Rogers/Getty

Top English Premier League clubs are scouring the globe for the best young talent

Norwic City’s Wes Hoolahan: “I came back in for the pre-season and the manager spoke to me and talked me through his plans. Now I just can’t wait to get started and I’m delighted to be here for another couple of seasons.” Photo: Tom Dulat/Getty

Republic of Ireland midfielder “delighted” to extend his stay at Carrow Road

New manager Pat Fenlon: “My ambition is to try to build the club here”. Photograph: Inpho

New manager wants to improves club’s structure as well as winning trophies

Drogheda’s Paul Andrews in action against Sligo Rovers’ Danny North. Andrews ruturns from suspension for new manager Damien Richardson’s side. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Stephen Kenny’s side in confident mood for the visit to local rivals Drogheda

Pat Fenlon has just been appointed as manager of Shamrock Rovers. Photograph: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

Fenlon to take over from Trevor Croly who departed last weekend after a poor run of form

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