One of world football's most intense rivalries will resume for the first time in nearly three years on Sunday as Celtic take on Rangers at Hampden for a place in the League Cup final....
VfL Wolfsburg are poised to sign Chelsea's Germany international Andre Schuerrle for a club record transfer, according to German media reports, after selling Croatia's Ivica Olic to Hamburg on Friday....
Ali Mabkhout put one hand on the Asian Cup top-scorer award on Friday as the United Arab Emirates came from behind to beat 10-man Iraq 3-2 in an entertaining third-place play-off....
Australia coach Ange Postecoglou on Friday warned South Korea to expect a backlash from his snarling, snapping Socceroos when the teams clash in the Asian Cup final....
England /
Premier League
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini risked angering Chelsea counterpart Jose Mourinho on Friday by insisting banned Blues striker Diego Costa needs to change his game....
World football's governing body FIFA on Friday again refused to validate the transfer of Hatem Ben Arfa from Newcastle to Nice because it deemed the France international has already played for two clubs this season, a source close to the case said....
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said Friday he was prepared to let Darren Fletcher leave on a free transfer to Premier League rivals West Ham as he ruled out adding to his squad before Monday's transfer deadline....
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Asian Cup
South Korea skipper Ki Sung-Yueng has spoken of his "shame" at the country's failure to lift the Asian Cup for 55 years as they prepare for Saturday's final against hosts Australia....
Goal-machine Ali Mabkhout will start for the United Arab Emirates on Friday as he chases the Asian Cup golden boot award in the third-place play-off against Iraq....
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....
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Africa Cup
Congo Brazzaville coach Claude Le Roy says African countries need to show more respect to their own coaches if they are to excel at domestic and international level....
Tunisia coach Georges Leekens has urged his side to go into Saturday's Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final against hosts Equatorial Guinea with no fear....
Football
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini risked angering Chelsea counterpart Jose Mourinho on Friday by insisting banned Blues striker Diego Costa needs to change his game....
World football's governing body FIFA on Friday again refused to validate the transfer of Hatem Ben Arfa from Newcastle to Nice because it deemed the France international has already played for two clubs this season, a source close to the case said....
French Ligue 1 giants Marseille were the victims of a EUR700,000 ($793,000) international bank transfer scam to China last year, sources close to the case told AFP on Friday....
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said Friday he was prepared to let Darren Fletcher leave on a free transfer to Premier League rivals West Ham as he ruled out adding to his squad before Monday's transfer deadline....
Former Portugal international Luis Figo confirmed on Friday he has obtained the backing letters of six national football associations, with five being the minimum, to challenge Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency....
Congo Brazzaville coach Claude Le Roy says African countries need to show more respect to their own coaches if they are to excel at domestic and international level....
Tunisia coach Georges Leekens has urged his side to go into Saturday's Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final against hosts Equatorial Guinea with no fear....
Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse is to stay at St Mary's after signing a new five-and-a-half-year deal, the English Premiership club announced Friday....
Colombian pop star Shakira has given birth to her second child with Barcelona footballer Gerard Pique in Spain, their family said on Friday....
VfL Wolfsburg are poised to sign Chelsea's Germany international Andre Schuerrle for a club record transfer, according to German media reports, after selling Croatia's Ivica Olic to Hamburg on Friday....