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 Al Rayyan's Yakubu Ayegbeni, left, tries to escape the attention of Jazira's Khamis Ismail. Karim Jaafar / AFP Photo

Late strike puts Al Jazira on verge of qualifying for the last 16 of Asian Champions League

All to play for across East Asia during final round of group phase.

 Manchester City's Vincent Kompany reacts after being sent off by referee Lee Mason during their English Premier League soccer match against Hull City at the KC stadium in Hull, northern England March 15, 2014. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

Man City’s Manuel Pellegrini says Vincent Kompany is an important player

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini defends team captain and talks about team's injuries ahead of clash with Sunderland at home on Wednesday night.

 Supporters of China during the Asian Cup Qualifier match between Iraq vs China at Sharjah football stadium in Sharjah. Iraq won the match by 3-1. Pawan Singh / The National

Asian Cup expanding to 24 football teams in 2019

As part of a regional shake-up, the 2019 Asian Cup will climb to 24 teams but next month’s Challenge Cup in the Maldives will be the last, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced.

 Latifa Ali Al Shamsi of UAE fights compatriot Boshra Ghanem Al Zadjali in their 38.5kg match at the Junior World Jiu-Jitsu Championship. Christopher Pike / The National

Competitors at Abu Dhabi Junior World Jiu-Jitsu Championship target world domination

All of Wednesday’s winners at the tournament, being held in the UAE capital, are ambitious enough to target a black belt and reach the pinnacle of the sport, Amith Passela reports.

 Jacques Kallis top-scored with 72 for Kolkata Knight Riders against Mumbai Indians at Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Pawan Singh / The National

Kallis kicks off IPL 7 with fifty as Kolkata thrash Mumbai

South African legend shows class is permanent as Knight Riders beat defending champions by 41 runs. Osman Samiuddin reports from Abu Dhabi.

 Amir Khan, during a workout at the Gloves Community Centre on March 24, 2014 in Bolton, England, says his fight will be the real main event in Las Vegas on May 3. Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Amir Khan says bout with Luis Collazo ‘will steal the show’ in Las Vegas on May 3

British-Pakistani boxer Amir Khan says his fight with Luis Collazo will be the main attraction on same fight card led by Floyd Mayweather Jr and Marcos Maidana, writes Omar Al Raisi.

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Carlo Ancelotti savours Gareth Bale strike in win over Barcelona

It was Gareth Bale’s first match-winning goal since joining Real Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur last summer for a world-record fee and came at the right time as Real beat Barcelona 2-1 in Copa del Rey final.

Manuel Pellegrini says Liverpool hangover cost Manchester City

Manchester City needed to win the first of their two games in hand on Liverpool to keep the pressure on the league leaders and second-placed Chelsea while a 2-2 draw to last-place Sunderland did not help their cause.

Plenty of life still in Barcelona, says Gerardo Martino

Barcelona coach maintained his side can still return to their former glories after they were beaten 2-1 by a Gareth Bale-inspired Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey final.

Roberto Martinez still hopeful after Everton loss

Everton boss has stressed he remains encouraged about his side’s chances of securing a top-four Premier League finish despite their damaging 3-2 home loss to Crystal Palace.

Late strike puts Al Jazira on verge of qualifying for the last 16 of Asian Champions League

All to play for across East Asia during final round of group phase.

Asian Cup expanding to 24 football teams in 2019

As part of a regional shake-up, the 2019 Asian Cup will climb to 24 teams but next month’s Challenge Cup in the Maldives will be the last, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced.

Time is almost up for Barcelona ahead of Copa del Rey

Season has fallen apart in the space of four days and Barcelona supporters are far from happy just ahead of the Copa del Rey final with Real Madrid, writes Andy Mitten.

Carlos Tevez denies reports of rift with Lionel Messi keeping him out of Argentina squad

Juventus star has not played for Argentina since Copa America exit in 2011

Kroos to turn down potential Manchester United offer to stay at Bayern

German midfielder wants to stay at Bundesliga club until at least 2015, his agent says.

Barcelona or Real Madrid? Copa del Rey result too close to call

A clasico in the final usually means drama, writes Andy Mitten.

Anfield holds memorial to mark 25th anniversary of Hillsborough disaster

Loved ones of the 96 Liverpool fans who died were joined at Anfield by players, club officials and ordinary fans among the 24,000 who attended to mark Tuesday’s emotional anniversary.

Real Madrid can take first step to a treble with Copa del Rey win

Cristiano Ronaldo is out with a hamstring injury but Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has plenty of depth to throw at Barcelona in Copa del Rey final, writes Andy Mitten.

Manchester City’s Yaya Toure could miss up to three games

The Ivory Coast international limped out of Sunday’s 3-2 loss at Liverpool, and Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says he will need 10-to-14 days to recover from the muscle injury.

Arsene Wenger gamble on Arsenal’s golden oldies pays off

The Frenchman fielded a team with an average age of 29 at the Emirates, with Olivier Giroud their youngest outfield player at 27, as they rolled to a 3-1 win over West Ham United and regained fourth place in the English Prmeier League.