Guinea qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals on Thursday after a drawing of lots was required to separate them and Mali....
South Korea prepared for this weekend's Asian Cup final against Australia in a relaxed mood on Thursday, insisting all the pressure would be on the host nation....
Neymar bagged a double as Barcelona twice came from behind to book their place in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey with a 3-2 win over nine-man Atletico Madrid to seal a 4-2 aggregate victory....
Former Portugal and Real Madrid winger Luis Figo announced on Wednesday that he is to challenge incumbent Sepp Blatter in this year's FIFA presidential election....
England /
Premier League
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will decide on Friday whether striker Daniel Sturridge is ready to make his comeback after a five-month injury lay-off....
Crystal Palace on Thursday announced the signings of midfielder Jordon Mutch from Premier League rivals Queens Park Rangers and former Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi....
West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce on Thursday criticised Senegal over their behaviour with regard to his club's players Diafra Sakho and Cheikhou Kouyate....
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Asian Cup
Australia's talisman Tim Cahill brushed off retirement talk before the Asian Cup final and cannily labelled South Korea favourites as he indulged in some mind games on Thursday....
United Arab Emirates coach Mahdi Ali Thursday said his team were hopeful of ending a nearly 30-year absence from the World Cup after their run to the Asian Cup's last four....
Australia defender Ivan Franjic has received a boost in his fight to be fit for the Asian Cup final after scans cleared him of serious injury, a report said on Thursday....
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Africa Cup
West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce on Thursday criticised Senegal over their behaviour with regard to his club's players Diafra Sakho and Cheikhou Kouyate....
Cameroon came into the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations with hope that a new-look young side could make an impression in Equatorial Guinea and put their disastrous World Cup behind them....
Football
Japan's Shinji Kagawa is poised to start for Bundesliga strugglers Borussia Dortmund at fellow Champions League side Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday with his side bidding to escape the relegation places....
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will decide on Friday whether striker Daniel Sturridge is ready to make his comeback after a five-month injury lay-off....
Dutch midfielder Kevin Strootman's injury-hit season is set to continue after Roma announced Thursday he will undergo keyhole surgery on his troublesome left knee....
Crystal Palace on Thursday announced the signings of midfielder Jordon Mutch from Premier League rivals Queens Park Rangers and former Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi....
Former France international David Ginola has claimed the football world is with him in his unlikely bid to try and unseat Sepp Blatter as FIFA president....
West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce on Thursday criticised Senegal over their behaviour with regard to his club's players Diafra Sakho and Cheikhou Kouyate....
Germany centre-back Mats Hummels has played down reports of a planned bid from Manchester United with the Borussia Dortmund captain insisting his only focus is helping the Bundesliga strugglers....
Cameroon came into the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations with hope that a new-look young side could make an impression in Equatorial Guinea and put their disastrous World Cup behind them....
La Liga strugglers Levante have signed former Nigerian international forward Kalu Uche on a free transfer....
Guinea qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals on Thursday after a drawing of lots was required to separate them and Mali....