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What we learned from Australia 2-0 UAE: Fast start decisive for Socceroos

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.
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Anderlecht condemn Standard's Defour banner

Anderlecht chairman Roger Vanden Stock has placed blame for Steven Defour's dismissal firmly with the Standard Liege fans who provoked him.
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Socceroos through to Asian Cup final

A devastating early onslaught has ensured the Socceroos are through to the AFC Asian Cup final after beating UAE 2-0 in their semi-final at a rain-soaked Newcastle Stadium on Tuesday night.
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Barca overhaul youth system

After being hit with a transfer ban for breaching rules at youth level, Barcelona have pledged to make changes to their system.
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FIFPro demands clubs respect contractual obligations

Talks break down as clubs reject FIFPro's proposal to protect players when contractual obligations are not met.
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Mahmoud targeting World Cup place with Iraq

Iraq can reach the World Cup in 2018 after impressive Asian Cup performance, says captain Younis Mahmoud.
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Fabregas wants Chelsea to show winning mentality

Cesc Fabregas wants Chelsea to show the mental strength that was such a feature of the side he used to play against for Arsenal.
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Rangers borrow £10m from Ashley's Sports Direct

Mike Ashley has ploughed further investment into Rangers, with his retail company lending the financially stricken club £10million.
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Lyon face anxious wait over Lacazette

Alexandre Lacazette will miss Lyon's trip to Monaco on Sunday through injury and is a major doubt to face Paris Saint-Germain on February 8.
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Undermanned Lazio recall Perea

Lazio have ended striker Brayan Perea's loan at Perugia to give coach Stefano Pioli more depth in the forward third.
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Asian Cup Semi-Final Preview: Socceroos v UAE

​Tuesday night will be an event to rival the Socceroos’ 2005 Uruguay World Cup qualifier.
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Mourinho not dwelling on Bradford defeat

Jose Mourinho has already shifted his focus away from Chelsea's shock FA Cup defeat at the hands of Bradford City.
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Ki wants South Korea to prove their superiority

Captain Ki Sung-yueng believes the 2015 Asian Cup is the opportunity South Korea needs to prove they are the best in Asia.
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Ghana's Gyan wary of South Africa

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan is wary that South Africa may produce their best football in Tuesday's Africa Cup of Nations match.
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Mashaba urges South Africa to attack

South Africa coach Ephraim Mashaba said attack may be the best form of defence when his team take on Ghana on Tuesday.
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Benitez: Napoli deserved to win

Napoli coach Rafael Benitez refused to discuss the referees after his team's dubious 2-1 victory over Genoa in Serie A on Monday.
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Transfer Rumours - Tues Jan 27

All the latest football transfer news.
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Cristiano Ronaldo: From Miss BumBum to just bum

Amid reports Cristiano Ronaldo has split with girlfriend Irina Shayk over rumours linking him with a model known as Miss BumBum, the Real Madrid superstar has become something of a bum himself, posing as a homeless man on the streets of the Spanish capital.
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Real hit back at media reports over transfer dealings

Real Madrid released a statement on Monday, rubbishing allegations of wrongdoing relating to their transfer dealings involving foreign minors.
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Pacos de Ferreira 1 Benfica 0: Leaders fail from the spot

Penalty woes cost defending champions Benfica the chance at a nine-point lead in the Primeira Liga on Monday.
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