The final matchday of the 2016-17 UEFA Champions League group stage takes place on Wednesday with two Premier League teams in action. [ LIVE: Champions League scores ] Leicester City is already through and has topped Group G with Claudio Ranieri‘s men securing a top spot for next Monday’s Round of 16 draw. The Foxes face FC Porto in Portugal with the hosts needing just a point to secure second place in the group and their spot in the last 16. Putting their Premier League worries aside, Leicester will aim to stay unbeaten throughout all six of their UCL group games. Tottenham Hotspur wish they could say the same but Mauricio Pochettino‘s men have already crashed out of the Champions League with
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Barcelona says it has extended an invitation to host a friendly match against the Brazilian soccer club involved in last week’s plane crash. Chapecoense was on its way to the final of the Copa Sudamericana, one of South America’s most prestigious club tournaments, when its flight went down in Colombia, killing all but six of the 77 players, officials and journalists on board. The match would be played in August. The friendly, called the Joan Gamper trophy, is used as Barcelona’s traditional curtain raiser for the new season. Barcelona says it sent a formal invitation to Chapecoense on Thursday. Barcelona says it wants to “pay homage to the 71 people who died in the accident
British police have revealed that 83 potential suspects have been identified in a probe into historical sexual abuse in football. The National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) also said that 98 football clubs have been "impacted", ranging from amateur teams to those in the Premier League, though this does not mean that all are under investigation by any of the 21 forces that are looking into the matter. An NSPCC helpline was set up in the aftermath of former Manchester City winger David White and ex-Crewe Alexandra players Andy Woodward and Steve Walters accusing former Crewe employee Barry Bennell of abusing them when they were young footballers.