Tottenham Hotspur's reputation as a club that thrives in knockout competition was dented by an FA Cup exit at the hands of Leicester at the weekend but Mauricio Pochettino's men remain close to reaching the League Cup final, nonetheless....
Gonzalo Higuain struck a controversial brace including a late penalty in a 2-1 win over Genoa to send Rafael Benitez's side up to third place in Italy's Serie A on Monday....
Tunisia and DR Congo became the latest two teams to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations on Monday after playing out a 1-1 draw in Bata....
Real Madrid director of institutional relations Emilio Butragueno has insisted the European champions will collaborate with FIFA over any investigation into their recruiting of players under the age of 18....
England /
Premier League
Senegal coach Alain Giresse on Monday admitted his "surprise" on hearing that striker Diafra Sakho had returned to action for his club West Ham United....
John Carver has been appointed as head coach of Newcastle United for the remainder of the season, the English Premier League side announced Monday....
Jose Mourinho insisted Monday that Chelsea's stunning FA Cup exit at the hands of fourth-tier Bradford City had been consigned to history as far as he was concerned....
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Asian Cup
Australia defender Matthew Spiranovic returned from suspension as coach Ange Postecoglou made two changes for the Asian Cup semi-final against United Arab Emirates on Tuesday....
South Korea forward Son Heung-Min has warned team-mates and an expectant nation to keep their feet on the ground after reaching their first Asian Cup final in 27 years....
Iraq coach Radhi Shenaishil took a swipe at the Asian Cup scheduling after the 2007 champions crashed out to South Korea in the semi-finals on Monday....
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Africa Cup
DR Congo captain Youssouf Mulumbu has said he will miss Saturday's Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final against neighbours Congo Brazzaville with a hamstring injury....
Cape Verde and Zambia were eliminated from the Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea on Monday after a dour 0-0 draw in a match hit by a tropical storm....
Football
Dynamo Moscow's French international Mathieu Valbuena said Tuesday he was confident the Russian side could seriously challenge for trophies this season....
DR Congo captain Youssouf Mulumbu has said he will miss Saturday's Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final against neighbours Congo Brazzaville with a hamstring injury....
Australia defender Matthew Spiranovic returned from suspension as coach Ange Postecoglou made two changes for the Asian Cup semi-final against United Arab Emirates on Tuesday....
South Korea forward Son Heung-Min has warned team-mates and an expectant nation to keep their feet on the ground after reaching their first Asian Cup final in 27 years....
Stoke easily avoided joining the growing list of famous FA Cup casualties as fine goals from Bojan Krkic and Victor Moses inspired a 4-1 win at Rochdale in the fourth round on Monday....
Cape Verde and Zambia were eliminated from the Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea on Monday after a dour 0-0 draw in a match hit by a tropical storm....
Dutch football chief Michael van Praag on Monday announced he would stand against FIFA president Sepp Blatter in May's election for the top job in football....
Tottenham Hotspur's reputation as a club that thrives in knockout competition was dented by an FA Cup exit at the hands of Leicester at the weekend but Mauricio Pochettino's men remain close to reaching the League Cup final, nonetheless....
Gonzalo Higuain struck a controversial brace including a late penalty in a 2-1 win over Genoa to send Rafael Benitez's side up to third place in Italy's Serie A on Monday....
Tunisia and DR Congo became the latest two teams to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations on Monday after playing out a 1-1 draw in Bata....