Soccer

China stun Uzbekistan 2-1 at Asian Cup

Wednesday, 14 January 2015.

BRISBANE: China scored twice in 13 minutes to come from behind and upset Uzbekistan 2-1 at the Asian Cup to book themselves a spot in the quarter-finals.

Saudi thrashes North Korea 4-1 after early scare

Wednesday, 14 January 2015.

MELBOURNE: North Korea scored their first Asian Cup goal in 23 years but Saudi Arabia dashed their hopes of an upset by storming back for a 4-1 win.

Keeper Adrian the West Ham hero in Cup thriller

Wednesday, 14 January 2015.

LONDON: West Ham United goalkeeper Adrian converted the decisive spot-kick in a penalty shootout against 10-man Everton to send the Londoners into the FA Cup fourth round after a pulsating replay at Upton Park on Tuesday.

Jordan protest after dope test makes striker ill

Wednesday, 14 January 2015.

MELBOURNE: Jordan lodged a formal protest at the Asian Cup today after claiming a bungled doping test made one of their players be sick.

Assaidi leaves Liverpool to join Al Ahli

Tuesday, 13 January 2015.

LONDON: Moroccan winger Oussama Assaidi has left Liverpool to join Dubai-based Al Ahli Club on a permanent deal, the Premier League side announced on Monday.

Ronaldo wins another Ballon d'Or award

Tuesday, 13 January 2015.

BERNE: Cristiano Ronaldo won the FIFA Ballon d’Or award for the second year running and the third overall last night and said he wanted to become “one of the greatest players of all time.”

Man City set to sign Swansea’s Bony for £30 million

Sunday, 11 January 2015.

LONDON: Manchester City have agreed a £30 million fee to sign Swansea’s Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony, according to British media reports.

Iran floor Bahrain in Asian Cup thriller

Sunday, 11 January 2015.

MELBOURNE: Ehsan Hajsafi struck with a sumptuous volley in first-half stoppage time to propel Iran to a 2-0 victory over Bahrain in a tempestuous Asian Cup dust-up on Sunday.

UAE rout Qatar 4-1 in Gulf derby win

Sunday, 11 January 2015.

CANBERRA: The United Arab Emirates gladly made the most of a woeful performance from Qatari goalkeeper Qasem Burhan to rout the Gulf Cup winners 4-1 in their Asian Cup opener today.

Anelka waits for Algeria go-ahead

Sunday, 11 January 2015.

ALGIERS: Former Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool striker Nicolas Anelka is on the verge of signing for his 13th club, NAHD of Algeria, as long as he’s not judged to be too old.