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  • AFC suspends Guam official who pleaded guilty in US bribery case

    FIFA audit and compliance committee member Richard Lai was provisionally suspended by the chairman of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Disciplinary and Ethics Committee on Friday after the Guam official pleaded guilty to charges of fraud.

  • Man City keeper Bravo could miss last five games

    Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo could miss the remaining five games of the season after sustaining an injury in Thursday's 0-0 Premier League draw with rivals Manchester United.

  • Rooney hopeful of future despite poor season

    Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney is confident he can play on at the highest level for another two to three years despite spending a significant part of the current campaign either on the bench or out injured.

  • Allardyce fears for Sakho after knee injury

    Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce fears on-loan defender Mamadou Sakho could miss the rest of the season after he was carried off on a stretcher in Wednesday's 1-0 Premier League defeat by Tottenham Hotspur.

  • Taylor banned for two games after leg-breaking tackle

    Wales defender Neil Taylor has been banned for two international matches after his wild tackle left Republic of Ireland's Seamus Coleman with a double leg fracture in last month's World Cup qualifier.

  • PSG sweep aside weakened Monaco team to reach Cup final

    Holders Paris St Germain reached the French Cup final with a thumping 5-0 home win against a weakened Monaco side in a one-sided last-four clash on Wednesday.

  • Copa America set to increase to 16-team tournament

    The Copa America is likely to be expanded to 16 teams when it next takes place in Brazil in 2019, South American soccer's governing body said on Wednesday.

  • Real, Barca still neck and neck after big wins

    Real Madrid thrashed Deportivo La Coruna 6-2 to stay level with Barcelona at the top of La Liga on Wednesday after the Catalans crushed Osasuna 7-1, condemning the minnows to relegation.

  • Pachuca lift CONCACAF title

    A late goal from Franco Jara gave Pachuca a 1-0 win over Tigres on Wednesday and helped the Mexican side to their fifth CONCACAF Champions League title with a 2-1 aggregate victory.

  • Madrid run riot to keep pace

    An under-strength Real Madrid crush Deportivo La Coruna 6-2 to pull level on points with Barcelona at the top of La Liga.

  • Paul faces 4-year drugs ban

    Indian goalkeeping great Subrata Paul said he was "speechless" on Wednesday after he failed a drugs test and was warned he could face a four-year ban.

  • Subrata Paul faces drugs ban

    Indian goalkeeping great Subrata Paul says he was "speechless" on Wednesday after he failed a drugs test and was warned he could face a four-year ban.

  • Frankfurt in German Cup final

    Eintracht Frankfurt won 7-6 in a penalty shoot-out at Borussia Moenchengladbach after a 1-1 draw on Tuesday to reach the German Cup final for the first time in 11 years and set up a showdown with either holders Bayern Munich or Borussia Dortmund.

  • Half-ton Costa gives Chelsea breathing room

    Diego Costa scores his 50th and 51st Premier League goals as Chelsea overcame spirited Southampton 4-2.

  • 'Spurs won't stop believing'

    Hugo Lloris insists Tottenham still believe they can win the Premier League despite the shattering blow of their FA Cup semifinal defeat against title rivals Chelsea.

  • Atletico await CAS verdict

    Atletico Madrid are waiting to find out if they will be allowed to sign new players in June after pleading their case over a FIFA-imposed transfer ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Monday.

  • Messi's 500th wins Barca El Clasico

    Lionel Messi scores his 500th Barcelona goal with the last kick of the game in a thrilling 3-2 win at Real Madrid.

  • Icardi speechless after capitulation

    Inter Milan captain Mauro Icardi launched a late-season rallying call following an "unexplainable" second-half collapse in a 5-4 defeat to Fiorentina that dented the Nerazzurri's hopes of Europa League football.

  • Griezmann strike enough for Atletico to beat Espanyol

    Antoine Griezmann's second-half strike was enough for under-par Atletico Madrid to beat Espanyol 1-0 on Saturday, tightening their grip on third place in La Liga.

  • Football fans electrocuted in Nigeria

    At least seven football fans were killed and 11 injured when an electric cable fell on a building where they were watching a Europa League match, Nigerian police said Friday.

  • Abahani to lose five booters?

    Five alleged footballers are likely to get off the hook as Bangladesh Premier League champions Abahani failed to provide enough documents to be incriminate those five national booters.

  • BD teams learn their opponents

    Bangladesh were placed in a comparatively easy group in the AFC U-19 Championship Qualifiers but they were pitted against tough opponents in AFC U-16 Championship Qualifiers, with the draw for both the qualifiers taking place at the AFC headquarters in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

  • Real, Atletico meet again; Juve face Monaco

    Holders Real Madrid face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semifinals as the city rivals do battle once more and French surprise-package Monaco take on Juventus.

  • Former England defender Ehiogu dies after cardiac arrest

    Former England and Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu has died in hospital aged 44 following a cardiac arrest, Tottenham Hotspur said on Friday.

  • Ajax hit back with 10 men to stun Schalke

    Ajax Amsterdam, trailing 3-0 and down to 10 men, scored two late goals to overcome Schalke 04 in the Europa League quarter-finals on Thursday while Olympique Lyonnais won a 16-kick penalty shootout against Besiktas.

  • Bale back in training

    Gareth Bale's chances of being fit for Sunday's blockbuster La Liga clash between Real Madrid and Barcelona were boosted as he returned to training yesterday.

  • Terry won't retire after leaving Chelsea

    John Terry insists he has no intention of retiring when he completes the toughest decision of his life by leaving Chelsea at the end of the season.

  • Walton to sponsor U-18 football finals

    Walton has earned the sponsorship rights for the final round of the National U-18 Football Championship, which will start at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on April 23.

  • Do or die for Abahani

    A struggling Abahani are looking forward to displaying an improved performance in the AFC Cup when the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) champions take on I-League champions Bengaluru FC at Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bangalore today. The match will start at 7:30pm (BST).

  • Fakirerpool told to play in BCL

    Fakirerpool Young Men's Club have been demoted to the Bangladesh Championship League (BCL), the second-tier of the professional football league, according to a decision from an emergency meeting of the executive committee of Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) yesterday.