For any scores left to settle…

With the World Cup ending in spectacular fashion yesterday, it’s only fitting that we mention the first ad hoc arbitration panel set up by Fifa with the Court of Arbitration for Sport to settle any emergency disputes that might have arisen from the now-concluded tournament.

No, Michael Beloff QC of Blackstone Chambers – the only UK representative on the panel – was not poised to run out onto the pitch at Gelsenkirchen to arbitrate a friendly handshake between Rooney and Ronaldo. But what price to be a fly on the wall for the first day of Manchester United’s training camp?