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Spurs sweep into League Cup final

Christian Eriksen added a late goal to his sublime early free kick to help Tottenham scrape a 2-2 draw with third-tier Sheffield United on Wednesday and secure a place in the League Cup final against Chelsea. Tottenham advanced 3-2 on aggregate and will play in its first cup final in ...

Chelsea reaches League Cup final

Jan 28, 2015

Chelsea reaches League Cup final

Branislav Ivanovic headed Chelsea into the League Cup final with a 1-0 victory over Liverpool on Tuesday, settling an enthralling semifinal in extra time. After a 1-1 draw in the first leg, Ivanovic rose to meet Willian’s free kick in the 94th minute at ...

Jan 28, 2015

J-Village to partially reopen in 2018

Fukushima Prefecture and the Japan Football Association plan to partially reopen the J-Village national soccer training center in July 2018, nine months ahead of schedule, sources close to the matter said Wednesday. The facility now serves as Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s forward base for ...

South Korea sinks Iraq to reach Asian Cup final

| Jan 26, 2015

South Korea sinks Iraq to reach Asian Cup final

South Korea edged closer toward its first Asian Cup title in over half a century Monday with a comfortable 2-0 win over Iraq in their semifinal in Sydney. Goals in each half from Lee Jeong-hyeop and Kim Young-gwon did the damage in wet and ...

Premier League sides restore pride

Jan 26, 2015

Premier League sides restore pride

Arsenal, West Ham and Aston Villa redressed the balance for Premier League teams after a flow of upsets in the F.A. Cup, securing narrow wins over awkward lower-league opposition to advance to the fifth round on Sunday. Chelsea and Manchester City were among five ...

Aguirre says no contact from authorities in match-fixing case

Jan 25, 2015

Aguirre says no contact from authorities in match-fixing case

Japan manager Javier Aguirre said Sunday that he has yet to be contacted by Spanish authorities over the match-fixing scandal implicating him in a reportedly staged La Liga match in 2011. Aguirre, upon returning from Sydney where Japan was eliminated in the Asian Cup ...

Ronaldo red-carded after kicking foe in Real Madrid victory

Jan 25, 2015

Ronaldo red-carded after kicking foe in Real Madrid victory

Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off for kicking an opponent in Real Madrid’s 2-1 win at Cordoba, and Lionel Messi reached the 30-goal mark for a seventh straight season in the Spanish League on Saturday. Madrid completed its comeback when Gareth Bale converted an 89th-minute ...

| Jan 25, 2015

Iran protests over 'ineligible' player

Asian Cup officials scrambled on Sunday to deal with a sensational protest from Iran claiming that Iraq fielded an ineligible player during their stormy quarterfinal defeat. The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) disciplinary committee was set to consider the complaint against Alaa Abdulzehra, who is ...

Fourth-division club stymies United

Jan 24, 2015

Fourth-division club stymies United

Cambridge held star-studded Manchester United to a 0-0 draw at home in the fourth round of the F.A. Cup on Friday, earning the fourth-tier club a lucrative replay at Old Trafford. Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie both missed good chances to score in ...