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Concussion substitutes: Fifa to trial idea at Club World Cup next month (2021)

Liverpool won the Fifa Club World Cup in 2019



Fifa will trial substitutions for actual or suspected concussion at the Club World Cup in Qatar next month.

Each team will be able to use one concussion substitution per match with the switch able to happen regardless of the number of changes already made.

Read more: Concussion substitutes: Fifa to trial idea at Club World Cup next month (2021)

FA Cup Report (2021): Liverpool need second-half flurry to overcome depleted Aston Villa




Liverpool reached the FA Cup fourth round with a comfortable victory over a Covid-affected Aston Villa - but it took until the second half to get on top of a home side made up of academy players with no first-team experience.

A coronavirus outbreak at their training ground this week meant no first-team players were available to Villa, with the club fielding a starting XI composed of seven under-23 players and four from the under-18s.

Read more: FA Cup Report (2021): Liverpool need second-half flurry to overcome depleted Aston Villa

Arsenal take out £120m loan to help with Covid-19 impact (2021)

Arsenal are 11th in the Premier League after playing 17 games



Arsenal have taken out a short-term £120m loan to help deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

The club say they "met the criteria set by the Bank of England for the Covid Corporate Financing Facility" and a loan which is repayable in May 2021.

Read more: Arsenal take out £120m loan to help with Covid-19 impact (2021)

Aston Villa plan to play youngsters against Liverpool in FA Cup after Covid outbreak (2021)

Villa are scheduled to host Liverpool at Villa Park in the FA Cup on Friday



Aston Villa are preparing to field a team of youngsters in Friday's FA Cup third-round tie at home to Liverpool after a "significant" Covid-19 outbreak at the club.

A final decision on whether the game will take place at all will be made on Friday.

Read more: Aston Villa plan to play youngsters against Liverpool in FA Cup after Covid outbreak (2021)

FA Cup Preview (2021): Leicester's Vardy and Maddison likely to miss FA Cup tie at Stoke

James Maddison scored his fourth league of the season against Newcastle last Saturday



Leicester City are likely to be without striker Jamie Vardy and midfielder James Maddison for Saturday's FA Cup third-round game against Stoke City.

Vardy has a long-standing hip problem while Maddison suffered a knee injury during the 2-1 win at Newcastle in the Premier League.

Read more: FA Cup Preview (2021): Leicester's Vardy and Maddison likely to miss FA Cup tie at Stoke


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