World Cup qualifier team news, reaction to Wednesday's friendlies, gossip and sporting farewells debate.
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Despite conflict entering a seventh year, the 16-team Syrian Premier League is still going and the international team still harbour hopes of making it to the biggest stage of all, the World Cup.
BBC Sport's Richard Conway & David Lockwood follow the Syria football team as they chase World Cup qualification against the backdrop of war.
With Germany hosting England in an international friendly, we've scoured our picture archive for some of the more obscure German players to feature in the Premier League.