ERIKKSON lAUNCHES LEGAL ACTION

England football manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has launched legal action against a tabloid for "breach of confidence" following the fake sheikh sting. Law firm Charles Russell LLP said Eriksson, his agent Athole Still and lawyer Richard Des Voeux had begun legal action against the News of the World. The statement from Charles Russell LLP said the newspaper "published a series of articles about a trip our clients made to Dubai at the invitation of an apparently legitimate company to discuss the possibility of a future sports development consultancy. It is now clear that this was all a highly sophisticated deception by the newspaper."