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November 4, 2014

Emirates says ending FIFA's sponsorship over not meeting 'expectations' (Picture courtesy of
13:16 GMT

The world football governing body suffered a major blow as Airline Emirates announced on Monday that it was ending its sponsorship of FIFA in light of the body's ongoing investigation to check if there was corruption in the bidding process for the next two World Cups.

November 3, 2014

2022 World Cup logo
21:32 GMT

The tournament appears certain to be staged in winter although Fifa could be on a collision course with the International Olympic Committee

CAF logo
20:38 GMT

Morocco have voiced their concerns over hosting the tournament and the risk of Ebola spreading to the country, but the governing body are determined to see the competition go ahead

Van Gaal brands Smalling's sending-off during 1-0 loss in Manchester derby 'stupid'
13:13 GMT

Manchester United football team manager Louis van Gaal has said that centre back Chris Smalling's sending-off in their Manchester derby against Manchester City was 'stupid'.

November 2, 2014

Louis van Gaal
21:36 GMT

The Belgian stooped over Sergio Aguero following a rejected penalty appeal but his manager says it was natural and "when you shout there is saliva"

Manchester City 1-0 Manchester United: Aguero wins derby after foolish Smalling red
15:45 GMT

Sergio Aguero's 10th Premier League of the season proved the difference as Manchester City sealed a narrow victory over local rivals Manchester United.

Gareth Baleasua
13:21 GMT

Manchester United has reportedly been associated with a 90 million dollars deal to get Gareth Bale in the winter transfer window with Isco impressing for the Spanish side during the Welsh winger's absence through injury.

Setif crowned African Champions
10:33 GMT

A one-all draw in the second leg was all Algerian side, ES Setif needed to claim the 2014 Orange CFA Champions League title.

November 1, 2014

Al-Hilal 0-0 Western Sydney (agg 0-1)
20:25 GMT

It's mission accomplished in extraordinary fashion for the Australian club, holding on for a draw away from home to win on aggregate

Chelsea 2-1 QPR: Hazard penalty sways fierce London derby
17:31 GMT

Oscar gave the Blues the lead in the first half, and though Charlie Austin threatened to claim a surprise point for the Rs, the Belgium winger stepped up from 12 yards to win it

Arsenal 3-0 Burnley: Alexis stars as Gunners pull through
17:23 GMT

The Chile international made the breakthrough for Arsene Wenger's side and Calum Chambers notched his first goal for the club in a strong second-half showing against the Cherries

Newcastle 1-0 Liverpool: Perez strike consigns Reds to another defeat
15:09 GMT

The Spanish forward, introduced from the bench at half-time, capitalised on a defensive mistake from Alberto Moreno to smash the ball home and keep up the Magpies' impressive form

Manchester Derby preview: Hart calls on hosts to step up
11:17 GMT

The Premier League champions have not won any of their last three outings and now face their close neighbours, who have been boosted by Wayne Rooney's return

October 31, 2014

Senzo Meyiwa
17:11 GMT

South Africa will bid farewell to Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates Football Club captain Senzo Meyiwa at the 60000-seat Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Saturday, 1 November.

David Silva
17:01 GMT

The Spain international will miss Sunday's derby with Manchester United and is set for a spell on the sidelines with a knee ligament injury