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Sainsbury ready for right-back switch

Socceroo defender Trent Sainsbury is confident team-mate Ivan Franjic will be fit for Saturday night’s Asian Cup final but is ready to fill-in at right-back if the Torpedo Moscow man is ruled out.
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Transfer Rumours - Wednesday Jan 28

All the latest football transfer news.
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No Dallas move for Essien

FC Dallas have not offered a contract to Milan midfielder Michael Essien, according to the MLS club's technical director.
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Bale rubbishes United link, Ronaldo rift

Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale has no plans to move to Manchester United and denied he is a "ball-hog".
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Sahin in 'good shape' for Bundesliga resumption

Borussia Dortmund's Nuri Sahin cannot wait for the Bundesliga's resumption after playing just seven minutes in the first half of the season.
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Rodgers slams Costa's stamp collection

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers declared Chelsea striker Diego Costa was "very fortunate" to avoid a red card on Tuesday.
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Rodgers: Courtois saved Chelsea

Thibaut Courtois was the key to Chelsea's League Cup semi-final triumph, according to Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.
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Juric: Time for payback

Socceroo striker Tomi Juric says the Aussies can learn from their loss to South Korea when they face the Taeguk Warriors in Saturday night’s Asian Cup final in Sydney.
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Under-fire Inzaghi urges patience

Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi urged patience after his team suffered their second straight defeat to Lazio on Tuesday.
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Cahill: Socceroos could have been better

Tim Cahill wasn't impressed with the Socceroos' performance in their 2-0 semi-final victory over UAE despite the Aussies booking a spot in Saturday’s Asian Cup final against Korea Republic.
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Chelsea 1 Liverpool 0 (aet, agg 2-1): Ivanovic settles action-packed League Cup semi-final

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.
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Mourinho coy on Costa stamping incidents

Chelsea's last-four League Cup win over Liverpool was controversial, but Jose Mourinho kept his counsel on incidents involving Diego Costa.
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Exhausted Leckie ready for game of his life

Mathew Leckie hasn’t played in a final before, so Saturday night’s Asian Cup final will be extra special for the Socceroos’ striker, who admits he was very tired after Australia’s 2-0 semi-final win over UAE in Newcastle.
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Luongo: Time to barbeque Korea in Asian Cup

Midfielder Massimo Luongo says the Socceroos don’t have to do too much different to overturn a group-stage loss to Korea Republic as they close in on lifting the Asian Cup on Saturday night.
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Mashaba wants lessons to be learnt after AFCON exit

Following the end of South Africa's Africa Cup of Nations campaign, coach Ephraim Mashaba wants to get "back to our basics".
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Football League Review: Bent double sends Derby second, Rotherham triumph

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.
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Crowd 'energy' to power Socceroos

Goals from Trent Sainsbury and Jason Davidson sent Australia to the Asian Cup final, where Ange Postecoglou hopes for home-field advantage.
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What we learned from Socceroos 2-0 win over UAE

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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Milan 0 Lazio 1: Inzaghi future plunged into further doubt

Ten-man Lazio piled yet more pressure on under-fire Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi with a 1-0 Coppa Italia quarter-final win.
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Neymar dreaming of ending Brazil's home hoodoo

After the embarrassing World Cup failure in 2014, Neymar is dreaming of helping Brazil win Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro.
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