Sebastian Hassett 10:16 PM If indeed Australia do beat the United Arab Emirates in Newcastle on Tuesday night – as the football world, rightly or wrongly, is largely expecting – they'd better not count their chickens before the final.
James Gardiner 8:18 PM Mile Jedinak "absolutely" benefited from his return match. But the inspirational Socceroos skipper insists the Asian Cup semi-final is not about him.
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Michael Washbourne 12:42 AM It's not often Kenny Lowe is lost for words, but even the Perth Glory coach is trying to find new terms to describe his team's fighting qualities, after scoring twice in the last 12 minutes to salvage a 3-3 draw against Melbourne Victory.
Josh Leeson 8:25 PM UAE coach Mahdi Ali dismissed Socceroos comments about his star player Omar Abdulrahman being lazy in defence and said their sole focus was their on-field performance.
Michael Carayannis 4:18 PM Confidence was so high in the Japanese camp, that team officials sent the bulk of the team's luggage to Newcastle.
3:06 PM Dani Parejo hit a double as Valencia beat Sevilla 3-1 in a highly-charged clash and moved above them into fourth place in La Liga on Sunday.
10:27 AM Paul Pogba-inspired Juventus boosted their chances of a fourth consecutive Serie A crown after opening up a seven-point gap on Sunday over title challengers Roma.
8:43 AM French coach Claude le Roy enhanced a remarkable record as Congo Brazzaville defeated Burkina Faso 2-1 on Sunday to reach the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.
8:25 AM Fans of Belgian giants Standard Liege caused outrage on Sunday when they unfurled a banner showing a mocked-up image of former captain Steven Defour being beheaded.
7:52 AM Holders Arsenal have held on for a 3-2 win at Brighton to lead a trio of Premier League teams into the fifth round of the FA Cup.
3:53 AM Diafra Sakho's header saw West Ham beat Bristol City 1-0 on Sunday during a sensational weekend of FA Cup action.
AC Milan will finish without a January win in Serie A for the first time in 70 years after a 3-1 defeat to Lazio on Saturday which saw irate defender Philippe Mexes sent off in a bad-tempered finale.
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Talek Harris Asian Cup organisers scrambled on Sunday to deal with a sensational protest from Iran claiming that Iraq fielded an ineligible player during their stormy quarter-final defeat.