From the Back Pages, November 16: Guus Hiddink: Daley Blind may have suffered knee ligament damage

MANCHESTER UNITED’s injury woes continue as Guus Hiddink has revealed that Daley Blind may have suffered knee damaged during the Netherlands’ Euro 2016 Qualifier against Latvia on Sunday. (The Express)

From the back pages
From the back pages

Italy’s European Championship qualifier with Croatia at the San Siro was suspended after 75 minutes as Croatia fans threw flares and fireworks on to the San Siro pitch, leaving the stadium covered with smoke. The referee marched the players down the tunnel with the score at 1-1 as the smoke continued to grow and riot police attempted to restrain the Croatian supporters. Antonio Candreva had opened the scoring for Italy before Ivan Perisic equalised just four minutes later. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal are being linked with a £7million swoop for Petr Cech. (The Mirror)

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Wales maintained their unbeaten start in Euro 2016 qualifying as a defensive performance of true grit and resilience saw Group B favourites Belgium held in Brussels. (The Independent)

Mathieu Debuchy has given Arsenal a timely boost amid their defensive injury crisis after declaring himself ready to resume training with a view to being available for the packed festive schedule of matches. (The Telegraph)

George Ford is almost certain to start at No 10 for England against Samoa on Saturday. It will be the first time in 17 matches that Owen Farrell, when fit, has not been England’s first-choice fly half. (The Times)

Roger Federer created the wrong sort of history in Greenwich on Sunday night when he withdrew at the last minute from the final of the ATP World Tour Finals with a recurrence of the back injury that blighted his 2013 season. It is the first time in a career spanning 16 years and 1,221 matches the Swiss has retired during a tournament. (The Guardian)