Chelsea's last-four League Cup win over Liverpool was controversial, but Jose Mourinho kept his counsel on incidents involving Diego Costa.
Derby County moved up to second in the Championship on Tuesday with a 2-0 victory over Blackburn, while Rotherham won 4-2 against Bolton.
In a League Cup semi-final full of controversy, Branislav Ivanovic's header sent Chelsea to Wembley with a 2-1 aggregate win over Liverpool.
Goals from Trent Sainsbury and Jason Davidson sent Australia to the Asian Cup final, where Ange Postecoglou hopes for home-field advantage.
The Socceroos were professional in their win over the UAE on Tuesday night but there is still room for improvement, as Goal Australia chief editor Iain Strachan writes.
Ten-man Lazio piled yet more pressure on under-fire Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi with a 1-0 Coppa Italia quarter-final win.
After the embarrassing World Cup failure in 2014, Neymar is dreaming of helping Brazil win Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro.
Ghana qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals thanks to a late Andre Ayew goal in a 2-1 win against South Africa.
Algeria beat Senegal 2-0 to progress behind Group C winners Ghana to Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.
Serie A side Milan have agreed in principle to sign Spartak Moscow defender Salvatore Bocchetti on loan for the rest of the season.
Rudi Garcia will have to consider his options when Roma play Empoli after Daniele De Rossi suffered a calf injury.
"That's possible," according to U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati. But "we hope that's not the case."
Cristian Montano has accused Oldham of double standards after they sacked him amid spot-fixing allegations before trying to sign Ched Evans.
Stoke City have been dealt a major blow with confirmation that Bojan Krkic has been ruled out for the rest of the season.
Herve Renard has defended Yaya Toure's performance levels ahead of the Ivory Coast's Africa Cup of Nations clash with Cameroon.
Roma have signed France international defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa from Newcastle United on a permanent basis for a fee of £5.5million.
Guinea and Mali have all to play for in Africa Cup of Nations Group D, as both teams seek a place in the quarter-finals.
A season without European football would not be a financial disaster for Serie A giants Inter, insists owner Erick Thohir.
Werder Bremen have moved to address their defensive frailities by signing out-of-favour Hoffenheim centre-back Jannik Vestergaard.
Antonio Cassano could be a January transfer target for Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri after his release from Parma.