Evening Report: March 15

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Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is unsure whether Rio Ferdinand can fulfil his international commitments after getting a recalled to the England squad.

The Old Trafford chief said Ferdinand’s special preparations for games could make it difficult for him to play for Roy Hodgson’s side.

Fernando Torres’ recent misery continued as he was left out of the Spain squad for their latest World Cup qualifiers.

The Chelsea striker’s poor form has continued this season and he scored only his second goal since Christmas on Thursday night in the Europa League win over Steaua Bucharest – he missed a penalty soon after though.

Arsene Wenger has praised Lukasz Fabianski’s “mental transformation” after an impressive display in the win over Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

The Poland international had not played for Arsenal in over a year and Wenger was delighted with the maturity he has shown through his injury nightmare.

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has rubbished claims he is in talks with Zenit St Petersburg.

Recent reports have suggested the Russian side are targeting him this summer and that City’s poor title defence, added to another failed European campaign, has put his position at Etihad Stadium under threat.

Tottenham Hotspur defender William Gallas has insisted it would be justified for the players to walk off the pitch in response to racist abuse.

Spurs players were subjected to monkey chants from Inter Milan fans in their Europa League last 16 clash at the San Siro – the Londoners went through on away goals.

Paris St Germain manager Carlo Ancelotti believes the Champions League quarter-final clash with Barcelona will be a good test to see how far his side have come.

The draw means PSG star Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be pitted against the club he left under a cloud after a fallout with former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola.

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