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Popular Wales and Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale will sign a new contract at La Liga titan club Real Madrid that will keep him at the Bernabeu until 2022.

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney, 30 has 20 more months of his £300,000-a-week contract.

Uruguay Barcelona and Uruguay superstar striker Luis Suarez’s goal against Colombia in the South American World Cup qualifiers made him the joint-top goal scorer in the competition’s history along with Hernan Crespo with eight games left. Lionel Messi is also in contention for the all-time No.1 spot with 16 goals.

1. Hernan Crespo, Argentina: 19 goals in 33 games — 1998, 2002, 2006
Luis Suarez, Uruguay: 19 in 36 — 2010, 2014, 2018
3. Marcelo Salas, Chile: 18 in 32 — 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010
4. Ivan Zamorano, Chile: 17 in 23 — 1990, 1998, 2002
5. Joaquin Botero, Bolivia: 16 in 30 — 2002, 2006, 2010
Agustin Delgado, Ecuador: 16 in 30 — 1998, 2002, 2006
Lionel Messi, Argentina: 16 in 38 — 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson hopes interim England manager Gareth Southgate will be around for the long term. Henderson was named tempory captain for the start of Southgate's second game in charge, a 0-0 draw in Slovenia on Tuesday after a 2-0 win against Malta on Saturday. Southgate, 46, has the job for four games after he succeeded Sam Allardyce in September.

*See World Cup 2018 Russia European Qualifying: Slovenia 0-0 England

"The manager has been brilliant. The players have got on really well with him this week," said Henderson. "We need to put in the performances, not just for ourselves, but the fans and him and the coaching staff as well to make sure we keep working together for a long time."

"He gives responsibility to players and he listens. It's been a good week," said Henderson. "It would have been better with two wins, but we've got to take the positives; beating Malta and getting a good point from this game."

Former Middlesbrough manager Southgate said after the Slovenia game that he had "inherited a mess. It's been a remarkable experience. And I feel stronger and more confident for it, and I recognise the responsibility it brings."

Next England have a World Cup qualifier against Scotland at Wembley on November 11 and a friendly against Spain four days later.

Premier League Match Week 7 is quickly approaching just a few days after mid-week European competition. Match Week 6 Premier League matches made for some entertaining viewing so get ready for more of the same this weekend. Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United bounced back to form with a dominant 4-1 win at home against reigning EPL champions Leicester City. Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side continued their free-flowing scoring with a 5-1 masterclass defeat of Hull City. Arsenal’s massive 3-0 home victory against Chelsea was one of Arsenal’s best performances in years, according to manager Arsene Wenger.

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