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Summary

  1. Premier League news conferences at West Ham, Burnley and Leicester
  2. FA Cup quarter-finals previews, including Watford and Crystal Palace
  3. Get Involved: #bbcfootball or text #81111 (UK only)

Live Reporting

By Ben Collins

All times stated are UK

  1. Rice's first England call-up

    West Ham v Huddersfield (Sat, 15:00 GMT)

    West Ham United

    First up we have West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini talking about Declan Rice'sfirst England call-up after switching his allegiance from the Republic of Ireland.

    Pellegrini said: "It was a big decision for him to decide which country he would play for. I think his performances allow him to decide on which international team to play for."

  2. Welcome back

    Now then, we're live again to bring you the latest from the Premier League and FA Cup news conferences.

    We'll also have a catch-up on the news that's broken since we looked at the Champions League reaction earlier.

  3. Bye for now

    That's it for the time being folks. Thanks for joining us as we looked at the reaction to Wednesday night's Champions League action, which saw Liverpool make it four English teams in the last eight while Lionel Messi helped Barcelona ease through.

    We'll be back shortly, around 13:00 GMT, to bring you the latest from today's Premier League news conferences.

    Until then, I'll leave you with these stories on the Champions League:

    Video content

    Video caption: Liverpool are back - Klopp
  4. Get Involved

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    Benjamin: Everyone moaning about how only 11/44 of the players are English in champions league quarter final.... But, what’s the number of Spanish players or French etc?

    Ian Grainger: Barcelona only have 4 Spanish players in their starting 11. Juve only have 4 Italians, Porto have 2 Portuguese and Ajax have 5 from the Netherlands... it's just the modern game.

    Olli Mitchell: In response to Danny (10:53). It’s time everyone realises the reason the Prem is so good is the international quality we have. In light of this I think for each team to have 1/3 English players is pretty impressive!

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    SMS Message: Dream draw for English teams? City v Barcelona, Utd v Porto, Liverpool v Juventus, Tottenham v Ajax. Tough for all but doable for all, too. from Timbo
    Timbo
    SMS Message: Dream draw for me would be Spurs v Porto, Man City v Liverpool, Utd v Barca and Ajax v Juve. from Adam, Dartford
    Adam, Dartford
  6. Man Utd Champions League switch on the cards

    Simon Stone

    BBC Sport

    If Manchester United and Manchester City are drawn apart in the quarter-finals, but are supposed to be playing both legs at home at the same time, United's tie will be switched.

    Uefa have been informed the local authority do not want the clubs playing in Manchester in the same week.

    It has happened in the past but presumably, the magnitude of the games makes this impossible now.

    The same situation would apply for the semi-finals if both teams get through.

    At least Uefa have communicated this a day in advance. Some Arsenal fans lost money booking flights to France when their Europa League tie with Rennes was switched.

  7. BreakingHudson-Odoi gets first England U21 call-up

    England head coach Aidy Boothroyd has named his 26-player squad for this month’s home double-header against Poland (21 March) and Germany (26 March).

    SQUAD

    Goalkeepers: Freddie Woodman (Newcastle United), Angus Gunn (Southampton), Dean Henderson (Sheffield United, on loan from Manchester United).

    Defenders: Jake Clarke-Salter (Vitesse, on loan from Chelsea), Jay Dasilva (Bristol City, on loan from Chelsea), Dael Fry (Middlesbrough), Lloyd Kelly (Bristol City), Jonjoe Kenny (Everton), Ezri Konsa (Brentford), Fikayo Tomori (Derby County, on loan from Chelsea), Kyle Walker-Peters (Tottenham Hotspur), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Crystal Palace).

    Midfielders: Harvey Barnes (Leicester City), Hamza Choudhury (Leicester City), Tom Davies (Everton), Kieran Dowell (Sheffield United, on loan from Everton), Phil Foden (Manchester City), James Maddison (Leicester City), Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham).

    Forwards: Tammy Abraham (Aston Villa, on loan from Chelsea), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Demarai Gray (Leicester City), Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea), Ademola Lookman (Everton), Reiss Nelson (Hoffenheim, on loan from Arsenal), Dominic Solanke (AFC Bournemouth).

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    SMS Message: Four English teams may have progressed into the QF but only 25% (11 of 44) of the starting Xl's were English. Takes the shine off slightly. from Darren
    Darren
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    There may be four English teams in the last eight of the Champions League but is it good news for the national team?

    Danny: Everyone raving about 50% English teams still in Europe. How many English players in the match-day squads? 5/18 Liverpool. 4/18 Tottenham. 6/18 United. 5/18 City. Poor.

  10. Who would you pick for England's Euro 2020 qualifiers?

    England begin their Euro 2020 qualification campaign in March with fixtures against the Czech Republic and Montenegro.

    And you can have a go at picking your starting XI right here

  11. Dual nationality to be more frequent issue - Southgate

    Declan Rice

    England manager Gareth Southgate has said that dual nationality is a "complicated" issue which international football will increasingly have to deal with.

    He has given Declan Rice his first England call-up, with the West Ham midfielder having recently switched international allegiance after playing in three friendlies for the Republic of Ireland.

  12. England Under-21s set to be announced

    Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland was the only Championship player named in England's senior squad on Wednesday.

    I expect there will be a few more in the England's Under-21s though. Their latest squad is set to be announced at 11:00 GMT.

  13. Norwich return to Championship summit

    Norwich City 3-2 Hull City

    And Norwich went back to the top of the Championship table, with Emi Buendia scoring twice in a 3-2 home win over Hull.

  14. Celina has to 'rise above' mocking - Potter

    West Brom 3-0 Swansea

    Swansea City

    Elsewhere in the Championship, Swansea's Bersant Celina made such a bad connection with his penalty against West Brom on Wednesday night that it almost went backwards!

    The Kosovan midfielder tried to chip the spot-kick but made a hash of it as his standing foot slipped. West Brom went on to win 3-0 to go back within nine points of the top two.

    Swansea boss Graham Potter said: "It's easy to mock. He just has to rise above it. It's a challenge for him but if you want to put yourself in those positions then you have to deal with it if it doesn't go well."

    Bersant Celina misses a penalty against West Brom
  15. Blues and Villa charged

    The FA has just released this statement:

    Birmingham and Aston Villa have been charged with a breach of FA Rule E20 following their fixture in the EFL Championship on Sunday.

    It is alleged they failed to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion during the fifth minute of the fixture. Both clubs have until Monday to respond.

    The incident in the fifth minute was after Maikel Kieftenbeld’s challenge on Jack Grealish, which sparked a melee with the Birmingham player also booked. A spectator then attacked Grealish in the 10th minute and has now been jailed.

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    SMS Message: Re Jamie fox 9:48; so utd get through via a refs help with a penalty which should never of stood, and city batter a very poor mid-table schalke team,yet POOL as you put it,beat the best team in Germany who are top of their domestic league,and yet pool won't go any further? Wait and see sonny. from Sharkey
    Sharkey
    SMS Message: Re: Jamie Fox 9:48. Bayern are top of the Bundesliga, and maybe they aren't as good as past Bayern teams but they are still a very good team. And Utd better? Give me a break, they are the weakest team left in it! Great away result for Liverpool. from Marc Baker
    Marc Baker
  17. Liverpool are back - Klopp

    Bayern Munich 1-3 Liverpool (Agg: 1-3)

    Liverpool

    Manager Jurgen Klopp feels Liverpool belong in the Champions League's last eight. But how far can they go?

    "It's a big step and we'll see what we can do with it," Klopp said after their win at Bayern Munich.

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    Video caption: Liverpool are back - Klopp
  18. 'What a night!'

    Who would have that Bayern Munich would only give Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson two shots to save as Liverpool clinched a 3-1 win to book their place in the Champions League quarter-finals.

    He posted this on Instagram, saying "God is good!! What a night!!"

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    Ash Williams: All the written press are hyping Liverpool’s win up but as great as the outcome was we played poorly, just not as poor as Bayern.

    Matt: Liverpool Bayern was probably the worst tie I’ve seen in a long time. Passing was all over the place. Liverpool were better but Bayern were absolutely awful, comfortably the worst Bayern team I’ve seen in years. It’s like they didn’t even want to score over both legs.

    Jamie Fox: Munich aren't a good team anymore on the decline ageing. but where's mo been the last few games? not scoring that's for sure. They wont make the final - City, United, Barca, Juve all better than POOL.