With the international break now over, attention in England turns to domestic matters where for half of the Premier League clubs means focussing on one thing: avoiding relegation. FIFA.com breaks down the battle to avoid the drop....
Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean says he intends to lead the club back to the top flight despite being at the helm as the former Premier League champions saw their 11-year stay amongst the elite come to an end.
Blackburn Rovers were relegated from the English Premier League after a 1-0 defeat at home to Wigan ended the 11-year stay of the 1995 champions.
England striker Darren Bent admits he faces a race against time to recover from ankle ligament surgery in time to make UEFA EURO 2012.
Wigan Athletic defender Antolin Alcaraz has been suspended for three matches after accepting the Football Association charge that he spat at Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Richard Stearman.
Antolin Alcaraz will be missing for Wigan Athletic for the next two months after he tore a leg muscle during their 0-0 draw with Swansea.