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FA Cup semi-finals preview

Arsenal and Liverpool will be confident of setting up a fourth FA Cup Final meeting when they face Reading and Aston Villa, respectively, in the semi-finals at Wembley at the weekend.

Reading will be firmly in the underdog role when they take on Arsenal in the first semi-final in what will seem like Rocky coming up against Apollo Creed for the first time. Reading, though, will be hoping for a different outcome from that fight when it was the favourite and title holder who actually won. It therefore promises to be a nervy wait for the semi-finals. But if you want to experience in advance the More >

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Sting in the end of confusing Hull City and Steve Bruce tale?

Truth be told, there are probably seven teams still locked in the Premier League relegation dogfight.

West Bromwich Albion may not have done enough to relax just yet but, with the wily Tony Pulis at the helm, you get the feeling that they will be there soon. 

Aston Villa are also showing positive signs under Tim Sherwood and will be confident that, having struggled to get out of reverse for much of the campaign, they still have a few gears to go through.

That, then, means that five must go into three.

The intriguing thing about this tussle, at this stage, is that the quintet with the most to More >

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Arsenal set sights on thrashing out a deal with “The next Lionel Messi”

The future looks bright for Arsenal, who recently picked up a comfortable home victory against last season’s title-challenging Liverpool.

With their sights firmly set on a top-four finish, the Gunners are finding form right when it matters most in the season. With one eye on the future of the club, there has been some media speculation about the signing of Argentine teenage striker Maximiliano Romero, who has been touted as ‘the next Lionel Messi.’

Snapping up young transfers is a tactic that has worked wonders in the past for boss Arsene Wenger, who acquired the services of Cesc Fabregas at More >

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Australian ball boy helped Chinese keeper to save a Saudi Arabian penalty at the Asia Cup

The ballboy pointed for the keeper on the left and Wang Dalei saved the penalty.

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Unusual moment happened in the match between China and Saudi Arabia at the Asian Cup. In the 62 minute after penalty for Saudi Arabia, the Chinese goalkeeper, Wang Dalei, turned to 12-year-old ball boy who pointed for the keeper to dive left and the Saudi penalty was saved. China won the match 10 minutes before the end after Yu Hai scored the winning goal for 1:0.

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1/8 finals UEFA Champions League Draw: PSG host Chelsea, City take on Barca

In the first matchs in 1/8 finals of UEFA Champions League Draw: PSG host Chelsea, while Manchester City take on Barcelona.

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Other matches of 1/8 finals in UEFA Champions League Draw.
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Upcoming Premier League Fixtures and Champions League Matches

There’s some exciting football matches coming up this week with games from the group stage of the Champions league and a full round of Premier League fixtures to look forward to.

On Saturday attention turns to eight Premier League matches, including a clash between two teams with different league ambitions Hull City and Man City, while Liverpool host Everton at Anfield. Louis van gaal and his team are looking for their second win in Premier league against West Ham. Later that day, in another city derby Arsenal host Tottenham at Emirates in the evening kick-off. On Sunday, two candidates for More >
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VIDEO: Zlatan Ibrahimovic becomes Sweden’s all-time top scorer

Sweden’s 2-0 friendly win over Estonia on Thursday saw Zlatan Ibrahimovic notch both of the match’s goals to surpass Sven Rydell as Sweden’s all-time leading scorer.

And, of course, because it’s Ibrahimovic, and everything he does is done in jaw-dropping style, his record 50th goal for Sweden was scored in classic Zlatan fashion. Upon receiving a well-placed pass from Sebastian Larsson inside the six-yard box, Ibrahimovic – as he’s been known to do – positioned himself perfectly and popped the ball into the back of the net with a cheeky back-heel that Estonian ‘keeper Sergei Pareiko could do More >
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