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FA Cup 5th-round shocks are proof that romance is not dead

"Football, bloody hell!" Those were Sir Alex Ferguson's famous words to describe his Manchester United side's comeback over Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League final, but they would have been just as apt to describe the FA Cup this weekend.
Soure:Global Times: 2017/2/19 23:38:39

Villarreal edge Sociedad

Villarreal kept their hopes of Champions League football next season alive as Samu Castillejo's 93rd-minute winner secured a vital 1-0 win at Real Sociedad in La Liga on Sunday.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/2/19 23:38:39

Bielsa to coach Lille

Marcelo Bielsa will return to Ligue 1 next season when he takes charge of Lille two years after leaving Olympique de Marseille unexpectedly.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/2/19 23:33:39

Lincoln boss hails ‘life-changing’ run

The manager of non-league team Lincoln City said his club had been on a "life-changing" run in the FA Cup after they knocked Premier League side Burnley out of the competition in one of the all-time great ­upsets.
Soure:AFP: 2017/2/19 23:33:39

He Ain’t Heavy…

There have been plenty of footballing brothers over the years, many of whom have shared similar success as teammates and rivals. But there have also been the brothers – younger and older – who have had to live in the shadow of a more famous footballer in the family. These are the modern-day equivalents of Hugo Maradona, Joel Cantona and Carl Hoddle.
Soure:Global Times: 2017/2/18 7:49:43

Russia slams BBC documentary on World Cup hooligan claims

Russian officials on Friday slammed a BBC documentary warning of a "festival of violence" by hooligans at next year's World Cup in the country as "propaganda" aimed at tarring the event.
Soure:AFP: 2017/2/18 0:03:39

Arsenal decision looming for Wenger

Arsene Wenger said Friday that he will make a decision on his Arsenal future "in March or April" as he vowed to remain in football management come what may next season.
Soure:AFP: 2017/2/17 23:53:39

Chelsea face Wolves test

Chelsea will look to avoid an FA Cup upset at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday with the mood still upbeat despite being held to a disappointing 1-1 draw at Burnley last week.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/2/17 23:48:39

Have Man City found missing piece of their Champions League puzzle?

Manchester City Football Club may now think that this is their year to win the Champions League. This is not because Barcelona are all but out after losing 4-0 to Paris Saint-Germain or because ­Arsenal reverted to type in facing Bayern Munich - their 5-1 loss on Wednesday the same scoreline as the group stage in 2015-16.
Soure:Global Times: 2017/2/16 23:33:40

Utd launch MUTV app

Manchester United are launching a subscription-based app for their MUTV channel across 165 countries and regions to help fans follow news and content about the English Premier League club.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/2/16 23:13:41

Zeman to coach Pescara

Former Roma coach Zdenek Zeman is set for a surprise return to Serie A as boss of rock-bottom Pescara, reports said Thursday.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/2/16 23:13:41

FA posts record £370 million turnover

England’s Euro 2016 campaign may have ended in a humiliating defeat by Iceland, but that did not stop the national governing Football Association making a record 370 million pound ($462 million) turnover during the 2015-16 season.
Soure:AFP: 2017/2/16 23:13:41

Germany hails ‘sensational’ Bayern

The German media poured praise on Carlo Ancelotti’s Bayern Munich on Thursday after their 5-1 drubbing of ­Arsenal allowed the Italian to step out of Pep Guardiola’s shadow.
Soure:AFP: 2017/2/16 23:13:40

French football bodies open Beijing office

The French Football Federation (FFF) and the French Football League (LFP) announced Thursday they will open a new shared office in Beijing, China.
Soure:Global Times: 2017/2/16 22:33:40

China's Hebei aims to become provincial football powerhouse

Authorities in north China's Hebei Province have issued a mid- to long-term plan for the development of football in the 2016-2050 period.
Soure:Xinhua: 2017/2/16 14:40:24

Turkey says will bid to host Euro 2024

Turkey announced Thursday an ambitious bid backed by President ­Recep Tayyip Erdogan to host the Euro 2024 soccer tournament, brushing off concerns over security and infrastructure.
Soure:AFP: 2017/2/16 0:03:40

Trio miss Utd training

Captain Wayne Rooney, Michael Carrick and Phil Jones all missed training on Wednesday ahead of Manchester United’s Europa League clash with Saint-Etienne on Thursday.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/2/15 23:58:41

Carvalho joins SIPG

Shanghai SIPG confirmed Wednesday the signing of ­former Real Madrid and Chelsea player Ricardo Carvalho, making him the latest foreigner to be tempted by the riches of China's Super League.
Soure:Agencies: 2017/2/15 23:58:41