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Premiership trio avoid FA Cup exit

8 minutes ago

Arsenal, West Ham and Aston Villa have avoided the embarrassment of becoming the latest high-profile FA Cup casualties.

Congo qualify for AFCON quarters

20 minutes ago

French coach Claude le Roy enhanced a remarkable record as Congo defeated Burkina Faso to reach the 2015 AFCON quarter-finals.

2022 SWC likely held in winter

2015-01-25 21:15

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar looks increasingly likely to be played in winter to avoid the region's blazing summer heat.

Mayuka set to return to UK

2015-01-25 15:16

Zambia's lead striker Emmanuel Mayuka is set to return to Southampton after a groin injury effectively ruled him out of AFCON.

Cameroon, Guinea share the spoils

2015-01-24 23:03

Group D stills awaits its first win, after Cameroon and Guinea played out to a draw.

Ivory Coast snatch draw against Mali

2015-01-24 20:27

An 86th minute strike by substitute Max Gradel gave Cote d’Ivoire a deserved point as they played to a draw against Mali.

Mashaba: We must beat Ghana

2015-01-24 17:25

SA coach Shakes Mashaba admits his side will have to beat Ghana if they are to stand a chance of progressing to the quarter-finals.

Full houses cover AFCON cracks

2015-01-24 14:03

Fears the AFCON tournament in Equatorial Guinea would be a disaster are proving to be a little wide of the mark.

Odds were against United - Van Gaal

2015-01-24 11:54

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal wasn't worried by his side's performance in their 0-0 FA Cup draw at Cambridge United.

Bafana throw away lead in stalemate

2015-01-23 23:11
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Bafana Bafana threw away a one goal lead to draw 1-1 with Senegal in the African Nations Cup to remain in last spot in Group C.

Schuerrle will only go for 'phenomenal' fee

2015-01-23 20:45

It will take a "phenomenal" offer to prise Chelsea forward Andre Schuerrle away from the club, manager Jose Mourinho said.

Ballon d'Or only for Messi, Ronaldo - Ribery

2015-01-23 18:53

France's Franck Ribery says only Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona's Lionel Messi seem capable of winning the Ballon d'Or.

Gyan returns against Algeria

2015-01-23 16:39

Ghana coach Avram Grant makes two changes from his previous line-up as the Black Stars take on Algeria in Mongomo.

Algeria coach loses mother

2015-01-23 14:59

Algeria coach Christian Gourcuff's mother passed away on Thursday but the Frenchman is expected to be on the touchline for Friday's African Nations Cup Group C match against Ghana in Mongomo.The Algerian Football

Ivorians look to overcome Mali

2015-01-23 14:51

The Ivory Coast must overcome the absence of the suspended Gervinho as they look to overcome Mali in Malabo.

Ozil to start vs Brighton

2015-01-23 14:36

Arsène Wenger has confirmed that German international Mesut Ozil is likely to start against Brighton on Sunday.

Santi on fire - Wenger

2015-01-23 14:33

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger says Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla is playing the best football of his career.

Newcastle must wait for De Boer

2015-01-23 14:08

Ajax coach Frank de Boer is interested in filling the managerial vacancy at Newcastle, but only after the season has ended.

Mabokgwane is SA No 1 - Barker

2015-01-23 13:36

Clive Barker has backed goalkeeper Jackson Mabokgwane’s inclusion in the Bafana Bafana starting line-up.

Algeria coach loses mother

2015-01-23 13:06

Algeria coach Christian Gourcuff's mother passed away on Thursday but he is expected to be on the touchline for Friday's game.

'White elephant' under repair

2015-01-23 12:29

A new stadium in Cuiaba is being closed for "emergency repairs" just seven months after it held four World Cup matches.

Benitez coy over Napoli future

2015-01-23 12:15

Rafael Benitez has left doubts over his future at Napoli after steering them into the quarter-finals of the Italian Cup.

Napoli scrape through to last 8

2015-01-23 12:11

Coppa Italia holders Napoli scraped into the quarter-finals when they beat 10-man Udinese 5-4 on penalties.

LVG not a fan of 4-4-2

2015-01-23 12:06

Louis van Gaal admits Man United are still not comfortable playing the new 3-5-2 formation but are starting to adjust.

Bafana on the verge of AFCON exit

2015-01-23 11:27

The nation's breath will be held collectively tonight as defeat could see Bafana Bafana eliminated from the competition.

 

Hosts Equatorial Guinea down Gabon

15 minutes ago

Equatorial Guinea have reached the Africa Nations Cup quarter-finals after pulsating Group A victory over Gabon.

Hlatshwayo to miss Ghana clash

2015-01-25 21:23

Bafana Bafana defender Thulani “Tyson” Hlatshwayo has been ruled out of the crucial final Group C AFCON clash against Ghana.

Sakho heads Hammers into win

2015-01-25 18:22

Diafra Sakho's header has seen West Ham beat Bristol City as they avoided becoming the latest side to be knocked out.

Iraq get nod to play in semis

2015-01-25 14:14

Iraq have been cleared to take their place in the Asian Cup quarter-final against South Korea after a protest was turned down.

Mourinho 'ashamed', 'embarrassed'

2015-01-24 21:35

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has said he felt "ashamed" after his side were knocked out of the FA Cup.

Chelsea, Man City humbled

2015-01-24 19:51

Premier League title challengers Chelsea and Manchester City both crashed out of the FA Cup after being sensationally beaten.

Ghana take aim at Bafana

2015-01-24 15:30

Ghana's Black Stars are keeping their feet on the ground ahead of Tuesday's decisive AFCON Group C clash against South Africa.

Jose plays down quadruple talk

2015-01-24 11:54

Jose Mourinho insists his Chelsea stars must ignore talk of a potential quadruple because it is virtually impossible.

Shakes not giving up hope

2015-01-24 08:14
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Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba is not giving hope on his side's chances of qualifying for the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.

Enrique confident Suarez will find his feet

2015-01-23 22:40

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique insisted he was untroubled by Luis Suarez's form despite the striker scoring just five times since his arrival.

Gyan opens up 'Group of death'

2015-01-23 20:10

Asamoah Gyan returned from a bout of malaria to score a stoppage-time winner and keep Ghana's AFCON hopes alive with a 1-0 win over Algeria.

Amajita through to Com Cup final

2015-01-23 18:53

The South African U/20 national team progressed to the final of the Commonwealth Cup tournament overcoming Belarus 4-3 on penalties.

We can win without Toure - Pellegrini

2015-01-23 16:11

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says his players must forget about the 'Yaya Toure' factor despite losing four games without him.

Jose wants Schurrle to stay

2015-01-23 14:56

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho wants Germany's World Cup winner Andre Schurrle to remain at Stamford Bridge.

Walcott dreams of FA Cup success

2015-01-23 14:44

Theo Walcott cannot wait to face Brighton because he wants to make up for missing last season's FA Cup win.

Furman aware of pressure

2015-01-23 14:36

Dean Furman says the players have moved on from the results of the previous match and are now focused on the new challenge.

SSU move not based on boo-boys

2015-01-23 14:25

Kingston Nkhatha reveals it was not Kaizer Chiefs’ boo-boys who made him switch allegiance and join SuperSport United.

Poldi to bow out after Euro 2016

2015-01-23 13:37

Germany forward Lukas Podolski says he plans to retire from international football following Euro 2016 in France.

Mulumbu faces scan on hamstring

2015-01-23 13:22

Democratic Republic of Congo captain Youssouf Mulumbu will undergo a scan on Friday on a hamstring injury.

FIFA lose three major sponsors

2015-01-23 12:53

Three of world governing body FIFA's major sponsors have ended their relationships with the organisation.

Can Ivorians stun Mali?

2015-01-23 12:16

Cote d’Ivoire will take on Mali in an aim to consolidate their chances of qualifying for the next round of AFCON 2015.

Journey to SWC 2018 starts in October

2015-01-23 12:14

The 52 nations that will go in search of a place in the 2018 World Cup in Russia will begin their quest in October.

Espanyol on verge of Cup semis

2015-01-23 12:10

Espanyol have one foot in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey after a surprise win over Sevilla.

As it happened: Bafana Bafana 1 - 1 Senegal

2015-01-23 12:00

LIVE scoring and interactive commentary from the AFCON match between Bafana Bafana and Senegal.

Baxter: Itu must fight for place

2015-01-23 11:24

Stuart Baxter refuses to offer Itumeleng Khune any assurances that he’ll be restored to the Kaizer Chiefs starting line-up.

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