LITESPORT RAYMOND DOMENECH has told Patrick Vieira: Play regularly for Arsenal and Ill pick you for France. Vieiras dream is to lead his country at the World Cup finals in South Africa next summer -- but he has yet to feature in their qualifying campaign. The 33-year-old, who left Arsenal for Juventus in 2005 before moving to Inter Milan, is now reported to be keen on areunionwithArseneWenger after playing just ten times in Serie A for Jose Mourinhos side last season. France boss Domenech doesnt care where he goes -- as long as he is playing regularly. He said: He has to be play- ing at club level. Youd have to askPatwhetherArsenalisthe right choice for him. I really hope he will start playing, whether its at Arsenal or Inter. To perform well in the Frenchteam,Patneedstoplay a lot to feel good, to get back to captain of the French team. We know it and Pat knows it, he has to be playing game after game, multiplying the matches, to get back to his level. Vieira has played in three friendlies for France since the 2006 World Cup, but he missed Euro 2008 and has yet to fea- ture in the current World Cup campaign. Although he has enjoyed a reasonable pre-sea- son at Inter, Domenech left him out of the squad to travel to the Faroe Islands for a World Cup qualifying tie next Wednesday, claiming that he needed players who were operational. Ironically, Domenech called up Tou- louses 19-year-old central midfielderMoussaSissokofor the first time ahead of Vieira. Sissoko is now a target for Tottenham following Vieiras decision not to go to White Hart Lane. London Lite Tuesday, 4 August 2009 33 LITE&BITTER Gotanaxetogrind?Doithere... ASHES: my friend Dermot tells me Australias Hot Dog cricketers dont relish ONIONS on their barbies. Our bowlers can cut the mustard, theyre red hot! Johann Strauss, W2 UPSETTING to see no mention of the Kiwis getting battered by the Springboks in the Tri Nations. Expected more! 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You can now keep up with all the action in LiteSport by logging on to: e-edition.thelondonlite.co.uk ARSENAL FIRST GAME: EVERTON (A) NEWCASTLE goalkeeper Tim Krul has quashed speculation linking him with a move to the Emirates. He said: There will be interest from other clubs but I feel like a Geordie now. PRE-SEASON: Sat Valencia (a) CHELSEA FIRST GAME: HULL (H) FRANK ARNESEN has hit back at critics who say the Blues can not groom home grown talent. He said: We have some very good prospects aged 17-18 years. I am satisfied. PRE-SEASON: Sun Man United (CS, Wembley) FULHAM BOBBY ZAMORA is out to prove a point after he managed just two league goals last year. He said Its nice to prove anybody wrong who doubts me. This season Im hoping to do that. Last year I came in for a bit of stick for no reason, really. NEXT FIVE GAMES:Thurs 6Futbolo KlubasVetra(EuropaCupQL2,h)August 15 Portsmouth(a)18Blackburn(h)23Chelsea(h) TOTTENHAM FIRSTGAME:LIVERPOOL(H) ALAN HUTTON has been told he still has a future at Spurs. The full-back dropped out of favour last season but boss Harry Redknapp said: I have no problems with Alan. PRE-SEASON:Sun Olympiakos (h) WEST HAM FIRST GAME: WOLVES (A) FABIO DAPRELA has set his sights on a first team spot following his move from Grasshopper Zurich. The Switzerland defender, who signed a five-year deal at Upton Park, said: I want to play with the first team in the Premier League. PRE-SEASON:Sat Napoli (h) CHAMPIONSHIP CRYSTAL PALACE SIMON THOMAS wants to quit Selhurst Park and join non-league outfit AFC Wimbledon after finding first team chances limited with the Eagles. FIRST FIVE GAMES:Sat Plymouth(h) August 11Torquay(CCR1,h)15BristolCity(a) 18Ipswich(a)22Newcastle(h) QPR ANDY MARSHALL will decide this week whether to take up QPRs offer of a one-year deal. 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FIRST FIVE GAMES:Sat Carlisle(a) August 11BristolCity(CCR1,h)15Brighton(h) 18Norwich(h)22Southampton(a) CHARLTON CHRIS SOLLY is a doubt for the new season after being stretchered off at the weekend against Bournemouth. He will be assessed later this week. FIRST FIVE GAMES:Sat Wycombe(h) August 11Hereford(CCR1,a)15Hartlepool(a) 18LeytonOrient(a)22Walsall(h) GILLINGHAM STUART LEWIS ankle injury could keep the midfielder out until late September. I was pleased with how the season ended and its gutting, especially for the injury to come in during pre-season, he said. FIRST FIVE GAMES:Sat Swindon(h) August 11Plymouth(CCR1,h)15Tranmere(a) 18Colchester(a)22Hartlepool(h) LEYTONORIENT GERAINT WILLIAMS is confident Orient will keep hold of star midfielder Jason Demetriou, despite interest from bigger clubs. 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FIRST FIVE GAMES:Sat LincolnCity(a) August 11Watford(CCR1,h)15Shrewsbury (h)18Morecambe(h)22Torquay(a) DAG & RED DAGGERS have yet to decide whether to accept Colchesters latest offer for defender Magnus Okuonghae. The defenders transfer fee will be decided by tribunal if the club reject last weeks move. FIRST FIVE GAMES:Sat Crewe(a) August 11Cardiff(CCR1,a)15Torquay(h)18 Shrewsbury(h)22NottsCounty(a) Fixtures are subject to change LONDON CALLING Yourclub-by-clubguidetoalltheteamsinandaroundthe capital.Keepupwiththelatestnewsonyourclubeveryday Star of the Orient: Jason Demetriou Spursclose inon12m starSissoko TOTTENHAM are increasingly confident they will succeed in signing Toulouse midfielder Moussa Sissoko in a 12m deal. Spurs have been following the French Under-21 international for some time as he was recommended by former sporting director Damien Comolli before he left the club last year. They have stepped up their efforts since Patrick Vieira made it clear he is not interested in leaving Inter Milan for White Hart Lane. Sissokos transfer will be funded by the 13m sale of Darren Bent, which should be concluded today. Sunderland assistant manager Eric Black said: Were very close. Were hopeful that in the next 24 hours hell be a Sunderland player. Hes a big name, hes somebody who has proved hes a Premier striker. He can only be good for us. Wanted: Moussa Sissoko Play for Gunners and I will pick you International rescue: French boss Raymond Domenech is offering a way back in for Patrick Vieira FrenchcoachDomenechsVieiraultimatum BY KRISS IVERSEN index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html