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Algeria team
15:44 GMT

Algeria are the top-ranked African team and are considered title favourites at the Africa Cup of Nations after advancing from a group of death along with Ghana.

Omar Abdulrahman
15:36 GMT

The United Arab Emirates face off against Iraq for third place in the Asian Cup Friday but the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers are now looming large on the horizon.

Radhi Shenaishil
13:11 GMT

Iraq coach Radhi Shenaishil is set to return to his club after leading the team in the Asian Cup third-place match against the United Arab Emirates on Friday but the players are anxious to retain their boss.

It's Serena versus Sharapova in Oz Open final
09:53 GMT

World number one Serena Williams trounced her unseeded American opponent Madison Keys in straight sets to set up a clash against arch-rival Maria Sharapova in the Australian Open final in Melbourne.

January 28, 2015

Ange Postecoglou
22:27 GMT

Australia coach Ange Postecoglou said he's not worried about South Korea's miserly defence in the Asian Cup final after the Socceroos underlined their incredible ability to score through almost any player.

Alireza Faghani
16:55 GMT

Iran’s Alireza Faghani has been selected to judge the Saturday South Korea–Australia match in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup final.

Madjid Bougherra
16:14 GMT

Algerian defender Madjid Bougherra has proven again that he provides glue the that keeps this generation of players together - on and off the pitch.

Luis Figo
14:01 GMT

The former Barcelona and Real Madrid star has joined the list of candidates challenging Sepp Blatter for the head role of the game's world governing body

Prince Ali bin al Hussein
09:19 GMT

The Football Association will back Prince Ali bin al Hussein's campaign for the Fifa presidency.

January 27, 2015

Senegal 0-2 Algeria: Bentaleb and Mahrez secure top spot for Gourcuff's men
20:15 GMT

Ghana's win over South Africa in the other game ensured them and Algeria finished level on points, but it is the Desert Warriors who finish in pole position on goal difference

Mino Raiola
15:12 GMT

The agent has opted to withdraw his candidacy following the revelation that Michael van Praag has also set his sights on the top job in football

Michael van Praag
14:28 GMT

Dutch Football Association (FA) president Michael van Praag has revealed that he would stand against Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency, claiming that he had the necessary nominations from five football associations.

Australia 2-0 United Arab Emirates: Socceroos cruise into Asian Cup final
12:55 GMT

The host nation will face South Korea in the tournament decider after overcoming Mahdi Ali's men thanks to early goals from defensive duo Trent Sainsbury and Jason Davidson

SGourcuff confident of success in open Group C
09:20 GMT

All four teams are in with a chance of progressing into the knockout phase heading into the final match but the coach is sure his side can see it through

January 26, 2015

DR Congo 1-1 Tunisia: Bokila steals draw as Ibenge's men scrape through
21:03 GMT

Ahmed Akaichi scored in the first half to give Tunisia the lead but a goal from Jeremy Bokila put his side through on goals scored