Sebastian Hassett 10:07 PM Just 48 hours after being eliminated from the Asian Cup, Iran claimed that Iraq must be banned from the tournament for fielding an ineligible player. However, at 7.30pm their complaint was dismissed, meaning Iraq will face South Korea as planned with Abdul-Zahra taking the field.
11:16 PM A-League leaders Perth Glory score two goals in the last 12 minutes to salvage an entertaining 3-3 draw against Melbourne Victory
12:22 AM Premier League title challengers Chelsea and Manchester City both crashed out of the FA Cup after being sensationally beaten by lower-league opponents in the fourth round on Saturday.
Video: England's FA Cup, the oldest knockout competition in the world, is famous for its David against Goliath encounters.
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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.
Michael Lynch 2:04 PM That the scheduling of the Socceroos' Asian Cup semi-final clash against United Arab Emirates on Tuesday is in Newcastle instead of Melbourne is at best regretful and in reality an embarrassment.
Michael Lynch 1:34 PM Successful teams grow into tournaments. And so do players.
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.
12:14 AM 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.
Michael Lynch 9:33 PM Stadium Australia, Monday, 8pm
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.
The Socceroos have branded United Arab Emirates star Omar Abdulrahman as lazy and promised the playmaker a torrid time in their Asian Cup semi-final.
La Liga side Villarreal announced on Saturday they have reached an agreement with Arsenal for the transfer of Brazilian defender Gabriel Paulista.