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Australia's James Troisi (R) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against South Korea during extra time of their Asian Cup final soccer match at the Stadium Australia in Sydney January 31, 2015. Photo: Reuters
Australia's James Troisi (L) fights for the ball with South Korea's Ki Sung-yueng during their Asian Cup final soccer match at the Stadium Australia in Sydney January 31, 2015. Photo: Reuters
Australia's James Troisi (14) scores a goal against South Korea during extra time of their Asian Cup final soccer match at the Stadium Australia in Sydney January 31, 2015. Photo: Reuters
South Korea book a date with destiny

South Korea book a date with destiny

SYDNEY — South Korea moved a step closer to burying their 55-year Asian Cup hoodoo when they grabbed a goal in each half to beat Iraq 2-0 yesterday and set up a final against...

Standard Liege fans in hot water over banner

Standard Liege fans in hot water over banner

BRUSSELS — The Belgian authorities and the country’s football federation are seeking action against Standard Liege fans who displayed a massive banner showing a drawing of a...

Order restored in FA Cup as big teams avoid upsets

Order restored in FA Cup as big teams avoid upsets

LONDON — After one of the most startling days in the FA Cup’s 144-year history, three Premier League clubs restored order yesterday (Jan 25) with fourth-round victories to stem...

Iran protest rejected, Iraq to play semi-final

Iran protest rejected, Iraq to play semi-final

SYDNEY — The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) yesterday dismissed a protest from Iran over their quarter-final loss to Iraq in the continental championship, saying the...

Mourinho pained by FA Cup exit

Mourinho pained by FA Cup exit

LONDON — Jose Mourinho said he and his players should feel “ashamed” after the “disgrace” of crashing out of the FA Cup against League One team Bradford City on Saturday.

Arsenal to buy Villarreal’s Gabriel Paulista

BARCELONA – Villarreal have agreed to sell Brazilian defender Gabriel Paulista to Arsenal with Costa Rican striker Joel Campbell going the other way on loan until the end of the...

Ronaldo off in Real win as Barca hit six

Ronaldo off in Real win as Barca hit six

BARCELONA – Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off for kicking out at an opponent but Real Madrid still beat Cordoba 2-1 away yesterday (Jan 24) while Barcelona kept on their heels with...

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