Everton have sacked manager Ronald Koeman after Sunday's 5-2 home defeat by Arsenal left them in the Premier League relegation zone.
Cristiano Ronaldo's stunning exploits with Real Madrid make him the strong favourite to win the 2017 Best FIFA Men's Player Award at Monday's ceremony in London.
Lyon piled the pressure on Everton manager Ronald Koeman with a 2-1 Europa League win at Goodison Park on Thursday, while Olivier Giroud's acrobatic late strike snatched Arsenal a 1-0 victory over 10-man Red Star Belgrade.
Leicester City have sacked manager Craig Shakespeare just four months after he signed a three-year deal to take the job on a permanent basis.
Liverpool forward Sadio Mane could be out for up to six weeks with a hamstring injury picked up on international duty with Senegal.
Reported incidents of discrimination at English professional football matches have risen by 53% in a year, according to equality organisation Kick It Out.
Kolo Toure has been appointed as part of the coaching staff for the Ivory Coast's senior national team.
Fifa has handed out punishments to eight African nations for various offences committed during September's 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata could be out for more than a month after injuring his hamstring during Saturday's defeat by Manchester City.
Carlo Ancelotti has been sacked as manager of Bayern Munich. Following Wednesday's 3-0 Champions League defeat by Paris St-Germain, the club's board has decided to dismiss the Italian, who replaced Pep Guardiola at the start of last season.