The Barcelona dressing room is eager for Isco to make the shocking move from Real Madrid once his contract expires in the summer of 2018. Club captain Andres Iniesta has revealed an admiration for his Spain national teammate on Thursday (23 March) while Denis Suarez has claimed that the midfielder would be more than welcome at the Catalan side. Isco's future at Real Madrid has come into doubt in recent times amid delays in negotiations to sign a new deal at the Santiago Bernabeu.
By Padraic Halpin DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's Seamus Coleman broke his leg after a scything challenge from Wales defender Neil Taylor, who was immediately dismissed in the goalless Group D qualifier at Dublin's Aviva Stadium on Friday. The Everton fullback left the field on a stretcher, with an oxygen mask on his face, after Taylor recklessly clattered into him on 68 minutes of the encounter that left Wales facing a tough task to qualify directly for the World Cup. Taylor's wild challenge came two minutes after a booking for Wales talisman Gareth Bale meant both men will now miss the key qualifier against Serbia, who top the group on 11 points, ahead of Ireland on goal difference and four points clear of Wales.
Heather Watson and Dominika Cibulkova have expressed their unhappiness after Maria Sharapova was handed a wild card paving the way for the return of the Russian tennis star after serving a 15-month ban for doping. The 29-year-old's ban will end effectively two days after the 2017 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix kick-starts on 24 April. Sharapova's return to next month's tournament in Stuttgart was confirmed by the Women Tennis Association (WTA).