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.
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.
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.
Andy Scott Tottenham Hotspur closed in on a place in the Europa League knockout stages with a 2-0 win away to Moldovan champions Sheriff Tiraspol on Thursday.
Greg Fraser Jermain Defoe broke Tottenham's European goal-scoring record on Thursday as he steered his side into the knockout phase of the Europa League with a tough 2-1 victory over Moldova's Sheriff Tiraspol.
Michael Lynch Matthew Spiranovic's A-League excellence puts a World Cup berth within reach.
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.
Swansea City produces remarkable performance on its Europa League debut.
Paul Hayward Mesut Ozil was not only the best buy of the English summer. He was also the stupidest sell.
Newly-appointed Sunderland boss Gustavo Poyet says it is time for the club to move on from the troubled tenure of former manager Paolo Di Canio.
London Manchester City confirmed on Tuesday that Spain winger Jesus Navas has completed his transfer to the English Premier League club from Sevilla.