European football clubs have been told the UEFA Cup will be rebranded to revive its fortunes and earn them more money.
Bayern Munich all but assured its place in the quarterfinals of the UEFA Cup on Thursday with a 5-0 win at Anderlecht, and Marseille and PSV Eindhoven also won.
Two-time winners Sevilla and Racing Santander both crashed out of the UEFA Cup, while England's Tottenham Hotspur were among teams to advance to the last 32.
Bayern Munich is one of four German clubs aiming to take a step closer to the quarterfinals of the UEFA Cup on Thursday.
By Krystyna Rudzki Tim Cahill fired the late winner to ensure Everton joined Atletico Madrid, Villarreal, Hamburger SV and FC Basel in advancing to the UEFA Cup's round-of-32.
Swedish side Helsingborgs reached the last 32 of the UEFA Cup while Germany's SV Hamburg were among teams close to qualifying after clear victories.
Tim Sherwood's prospects of remaining in the Tottenham Hotspur manager's job long-term were not helped as his side lost 3-1 at home to Benfica in their Europa League last 16, first leg on Thursday.
Chris Rodgers Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers could not have been more evocative in summing up the sense of destiny, history, and emotion at Anfield ahead of his club's most significant league game in 24 years.
Chris Rodgers Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers could not have been more evocative in summing up the sense of destiny, history and emotion at Anfield ahead of his club's most significant league game in 24 years.
Jeremy Wilson The top three contenders for Old Trafford's hot seat
Sevilla snatched a last-gasp place in the Europa League final when a 94th-minute Stephane Mbia header put them through on away goals after their semi-final against Valencia ended 3-3 on aggregate on...
Inter Milan defender given a rousing farewell by the club's appreciative supporters after the 40-year-old Argentine ended an era by playing his final match at the San Siro.
Sebastian Hassett For someone with almost two decades of experience between the posts of football clubs around the world, you’d have thought Ante Covic would have seen and done it all over and over again.
Sevilla beat Benfica 4-2 on penalties after a goalless draw to win the Europa League final on Wednesday, extending the Portuguese side's extraordinary run of defeats in European finals.
Troubled striker in
Dutchman Louis van Gaal was named as Manchester United's new manager, with Ryan Giggs as his assistant, as the Premier League club issued a statement confirming the worst-kept secret in the game on...
Cristiano Ronaldo is keen to end the years of domination by Lionel Messi.
Sebastian Hassett Australia's third-most-capped Socceroo, Brett Emerton, will announce on Thursday morning that his 18-year professional career is over.
Sebastian Hassett Third-most-capped Socceroo of all time set to announce his 18-year professional career is over.
Michael Lynch Former Australian international defender Patrick Kisnorbo joins on a one-year deal.