Team GB coach, Stuart Pearce, will not make a formal complaint about Gareth Bale withdrawing from the squad.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter claimed the Spurs winger could be suspended for the duration of the London 2012 games after he appeared for his club in a pre-season friendly, having pulled out of Pearce's squad due to injury.

The ban can only be imposed if the FA were to make a complaint to world football's governing body, however, which does not look to be forthcoming.
 

Frank Lampard has revealed his desire to end his career with Chelsea and wants talks to begin over a new deal.

The England international's current contract expires next summer, which has led to speculation over his future at Stamford Bridge in the past few months.

Lampard was on the scoresheet as the Blues continued their pre-season tour of the USA, but his efforts could not prevent the Londoners from falling to a 3-2 defeat against the MLS All Stars.

Captain John Terry headed in Chelsea's other goal, but strikes from Chris Wondolowski, Chris Pontius and a deflected injury time winner from former Fulham striker Eddie Johnson won it for the Americans.
 

Swansea City have expressed anger at Liverpool's approach for midfielder Joe Allen.

They claim the Anfield side have breached a written agreement that was signed when Brendan Rodgers moved to Merseyside form the Swans, which stipulated Liverpool would not try to sign any Swansea players fro 12 months.

However, Allen's contract has a clause that allows him to move to one of the Premier League's five leading clubs if a bid of £15million is lodged - Swansea also expressed anger at the loophole being made public.
 

And finally, the Olympic games in London got off to an embarrassing start when members of the North Korean women's football team walked off the pitch after their images were displayed next to the South Korean flag.

Relations between the two countries, who are technically at war, are tense and it took an hour of negotiations and the correct flag being displayed before officials convince them to return to the field at Glasgow's Hampden Park.

The players did not seem to be affected by the furore, however, as they ran out comfortable 2-0 winners against Colombia.

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