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Blatter submits bid for fifth term as FIFA president

PARIS: FIFA boss Joseph Blatter yesterday submitted his candidature for a fifth term as president of world football’s governing body. “Today is a key date in the electoral calendar. I’ve…

Ivanovic heads Chelsea into League Cup final

LONDON: Chelsea reached the League Cup final after Branislav Ivanovic’s towering extratime header secured a 1-0 victory over Liverpool in a rip-roaring semi-final second leg at an electric Stamford Bridge…

Australia stun UAE to reach Asian Cup final

NEWCASTLE: Australia stunned United Arab Emirates with two goals in the first 14 minutes to reach a second successive Asian Cup final with a 2-0 victory at a rain-soaked Newcastle…

S Korea beat Iraq 2-0 to reach Asian Cup final

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…

Arsenal see off brave Brighton

LONDON: Holders Arsenal won through to the last 16 of the FA Cup with a hard-fought 3-2 victory away to Brighton and Hove Albion yesterday as West Ham and Aston…

Chelsea rocked by Bradford – Greatest FA Cup upset

LONDON: Chelsea were victims of one of the greatest-ever FA Cup upsets as third tier Bradford City stormed back from two goals down to earn a stunning 4-2 victory at…

UAE, Iraq win in night of upsets

SYDNEY: The United Arab Emirates shocked holders Japan and Iraq sent their arch-rivals Iran crashing out as a stunning night of upsets turned the Asian Cup on its head yesterday.…

Messi scores late as Barca beat Atletico

BARCELONA: Lionel Messi finished off his own missed penalty with five minutes left to give Barcelona a 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Copa del…

Cahill scores twice as Australia beat China

BRISBANE: Tim Cahill came to Australia’s rescue again yesterday, scoring two goals, one of them among the most spectacular ever seen at an Asian Cup, to lead the host-nation into…

Brendan Rodgers buoyed by Sterling-inspired Liverpool

LIVERPOOL: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said his side’s stirring display in their League Cup semi-final first leg with Chelsea had convinced him of their ability to win the tie. A…

Japan into quarters with 2-0 Jordan win

MELBOURNE: Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa were on target to give Japan a 2-0 win over Jordan yesterday as the holders swept imperiously into the Asian Cup quarter-finals. Talisman Honda…

Messi hits 3 in Barca victory

MADRID: Barcelona boss Luis Enrique hailed Lionel Messi’s consistent brilliance this season after the Argentine took his tally to 28 goals in 27 games with a hat-trick in a 4-0…

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