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England to burst out of the blocks

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Usain Bolt in football: Olympic sprint king offered contract by Australian side Central Coast Mariners

Usain Bolt celebrates for Central Coast Mariners
Usain Bolt celebrates for Central Coast Mariners

Usain Bolt's pursuit of a career in football has taken a major step forward with the news the Olympic sprinting legend has been offered a contract by Central Coast Mariners.

The eight-time gold medallist has been on trial with the New South Wales club and scored his first goals in a friendly last weekend.

It now seems he will be given a chance to play his way into contention.

"I can confirm Usain has been offered a contract by Central Coast Mariners," Bolt's agent Ricky Simms said in a statement to Press Association Sport.

Bolt began a trial with the A-League club in August, following short spells trying out in Germany, Norway and South Africa.

Coach Mike Mulvey, following Sunday's 1-1 draw against Brisbane Roar in the season opener, refused to be drawn on Bolt's future when asked about it in his post-match press conference.

"We don't talk about speculation. I don't know anything about that. It is a few pay-grades above my level," he said.

"I do appreciate how important this story is for the rest of the world. You're just talking about speculation, I don't know anything about what you're talking about and that's the God's honest truth.

"You have a look at our front line today and you wonder whether he could get into any of those positions, wouldn't you?"

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Sporting Life's betting tips for England v Croatia on November 18
1

England to burst out of the blocks

George Pitts fancies England to win their crunch Nations League match with Croatia on Sunday, with two recommended bets for the Wembley meeting.

Gareth Southgate at Saturday's press conference2

Southgate expecting thriller

Gareth Southgate believe's Sunday's Nation League decider between England and Croatia will live up to the billing.

Get all the football gossip from the National Papers3

Paper Talk: Chelsea close to Pulisic deal

Chelsea close in on Christian Pulisic and Manchester City could face a potential FIFA transfer ban.

Luton Town manager Nathan Jones4

League One Round-up: Luton five alive

Luton Town claim a big win, as Sunderland miss the chance to go top and managerless Shrewsbury win.

Track your Super 6 predictions and your Saturday bets here alongside our in-play recommendations5

RECAP: Saturday's Football Betting Blog

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Sporting Life's betting tips for England v Croatia on November 18

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