What today’s papers are saying:
SUNDAY EXPRESS: England boss Fabio Capello will tonight select his under pressure captain John Terry for the double header against Spain and Sweden - but leave out Anton Ferdinand’s brother Rio. Also: David Beckham has called on the FA to appoint an Englishman as the next manager of the national team.
THE MAIL ON SUNDAY: John Terry is unlikely to lead England out against world champions Spain at Wembley on Saturday even though manager Fabio Capello will include him in his squad. Also: Wayne Rooney will use the two-match ban handed to Russia’s Andrey Arshavin at Euro 2008 as the cornerstone of his appeal against the longer suspension he received for kicking out at Montenegro’s Miodrag Dzudovic in England’s final Euro 2012 qualifier last month.
SUNDAY MIRROR: Tottenham aim to block England’s interest in Harry Redknapp by offering him a new three-year deal. Also: England coach Fabio Capello last night declared: “Racist problems do not exist with the players”.
DAILY STAR SUNDAY: Rampant Manchester City maintained their five-point Premier League lead over arch-rivals Man United with a thrilling 3-2 win over QPR last night. Also: Fabio Capello will name John Terry in the England squad tonight because he says his skipper is “innocent until proven guilty”.
THE OBSERVER: Fabio Capello will select John Terry for the England squad to face Spain and Sweden, insisting that the captain - who is the subject of Metropolitan police and FA investigations into an allegation of racial abuse - is innocent until presumed guilty. The manager claimed yesterday that he as “never found racism” in the England dressing room. Also: Adam Scott last night faced growing pressure to sack his caddie Steve Williams following his comment about Tiger Woods.
THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY: Fabio Capello last night broke his silence on the John Terry affair, declaring his captain “innocent until proven guilty” and available for the forthcoming friendlies against Spain and Sweden. Also: Steve Williams must justify himself in person to Tiger Woods on Tuesday as pressure grows on Adam Scott to sack his caddie for his controversial comments about the former world number one.
THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH: Militant England players threatened to boycott a farewell gala dinner attended by the public over a pay dispute before flying out to take part in the Rugby World Cup. Also: John Terry has been selected in the England squad to face Spain and Sweden, although Fabio Capello has hinted he could leave him out of the meeting with the world champions at Wembley.
THE SUNDAY TIMES: Manchester City were hailed as better than Barcelona by Neil Warnock, the Queens Park Rangers manager, after a pulsating 3-2 win at Loftus Road sent City into the international break with a five-point lead at the top of the Premier League - and gave Sri Alex Ferguson much to chew over on the weekend of his 25th anniversary in English football. Also: The Australian golfer Adam Scott has defended his caddie Steve Williams after he was forced to apologise for offensive comments made about Tiger Woods at a gold dinner at the HSBC Champions event in Shanghai.
THE PEOPLE: Fabio Capello is standing by John Terry as England skipper and insists the Chelsea star is innocent until proven guilty. Also: Nicolas Anelka will be offered a route out of Chelsea by QPR in January.