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News from around the footballing world for Wednesday, February 24, 2016.

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RUMOURS: Ighalo tops Arsenal's shortlist - Goal.com
Sure. Right.

Daniel Sturridge addresses Liverpool exit rumors head on – ProSoccerTalk
Reds striker is back fit but questions linger regarding his Anfield future.

Massimo Cellino’s ownership vehicle has injected £42.96m into Leeds United | Football | The Guardian
That's 1.01 Mesut Ozils!

All you need to know about the Fifa presidential election - Goal.com
World football nears a crucial moment as it gears up for the presidential election at the end of February.

The Latest: FIFA ethics judges open 2 more cases
FIFA ethics judges have formally opened cases against South American soccer officials Luis Bedoya and Sergio Jadue, who have made guilty pleas to U.S. prosecutors about taking bribes.

Ex-Turkey & Inter striker Hakan Sukur faces four-year prison sentence - Goal.com
The Turkey legend could spend a considerable amount of time in jail after criticising his country's ruler via social media.

Football quiz: demolished stadiums | Football | The Guardian
Today’s quiz was built a long, long time ago.

Miguel Aguilar: the most politically significant player in MLS | Football | The Guardian
Simon Campbell: The rise of the DC United midfielder – the first top athlete to benefit from DACA legislation – puts a fine point on US Soccer’s problems

Seattle Sounders, D.C. United squander opportunities in CCL | SI.com
Because yesterday wasn't bad enough for me! MLS sides Seattle Sounders and D.C. United wasted valuable opportunities vs. their respective Mexican opponents in Tuesday night’s CONCACAF Champions League matches

And finally... You know that whole Hamilton thing? Well, I know you're interested in knowing how it all got started. Here's Hamilton creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda performing what he then called the first track of a concept album about the life of Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton. At the White House. For the President of the United States. What's your name, man?