With both quarterfinal spots from Group D up for grabs, Japan, Jordan and Iraq have plenty to play for Tuesday. Japan needs just a draw from its last group match against Jordan to advance, while Iraq will be looking for a big score over Palestine to boost its chances.
Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan was diagnosed with malaria while at the African Cup of Nations and was admitted to the hospital in the remote eastern town of Mongomo in Equatorial Guinea, the Ghana Football Association said on Sunday.
Fans of Brazilian club Flamengo invaded the changing room of an opposing team before a match in the Rio de Janeiro state championship on Saturday, injuring a player and reportedly stealing boots and other items.
Royals fans turned out in record numbers to attend the first FanFest following the team’s memorable 2014 postseason romp, with attendees lining up to see current and former players on Friday at Bartle Hall.
Host Equatorial Guinea benefited from a hotly disputed penalty in the last minute of normal time to go on and beat a furious Tunisian team 2-1 in extra time of a chaotic African Cup quarterfinal on Saturday.
Chelsea settled for a 1-1 draw with title rival Manchester City to protect its Premier League lead Saturday, and Real Madrid won big without the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo to stay on top of the Spanish standings.