It came with a scare but Tottenham's progression to the League Cup final was deserved, according to coach Mauricio Pochettino.
Luis Figo has become the latest candidate to announce his intention to challenge Sepp Blatter as FIFA president.
Africa Cup of Nations begins now for Ivory Coast coach Herve Renard after 1-0 win over Cameroon seals quarter-final place.
Juventus' 1-0 Coppa Italia quarter-final win at Parma was far from convincing, but coach Massimiliano Allegri was pleased.
Atletico Madrid's Arda Turan throws boot at assistant referee, escapes with a yellow card.
Newcastle Jets owner Nathan Tinkler has sacked five senior players including ex-Socceroo David Carney, club stalwart Joel Griffiths and captain Kew Jaliens.
Barcelona completed a 4-2 aggregate victory over nine-man Atletico Madrid with a 3-2 win in the Copa del Rey quarter-final second leg.
Substitute Alvaro Morata's last-gasp goal gave Juventus a 1-0 Coppa Italia quarter-final win at Parma on Wednesday.
Tottenham dramatically overcame Sheffield United to secure a Wembley date with Chelsea in the League Cup final.
The Football Association has charged Chelsea striker Diego Costa with violent conduct for appearing to stamp on Emre Can.
With the Copa America fast approaching, Ecuador have opted to dismiss head coach Sixto Vizuete.
Middlesbrough's excellent form is sure to be tested at Brentford on Saturday, while Championship leaders Bournemouth clash with Watford.
The drawing of lots will decide the runners-up spot in Africa Cup of Nations Group D after Guinea and Mali drew 1-1.
Ivory Coast booked their place in the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals with a 1-0 victory over Cameroon in Group D on Wednesday.
The drawing of lots will be required to decide whether Guinea or Mali qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.
Ajax travel to Vitesse on Sunday with coach Frank de Boer warning that they can ill-afford any further slip-ups in defence of their title
A first-against-second clash marks the return of the Bundesliga on Friday as leaders Bayern Munich travel to Wolfsburg.
Tim Howard is set to return next month, with manager Roberto Martinez saying the Everton goalkeeper is ahead of schedule with his recovery.
As Monaco's Ligue 1 momentum builds, head coach Leonardo Jardim has cooled expectations ahead of Sunday's showdown with leaders Lyon.
Midfielder Stuart O'Keefe has left Crystal Palace to sign for Championship club Cardiff City on a two-and-a-half-year deal.