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Qatar's players celebrate their forth goal during the 2019 AFC Asian Cup semi-final football match between Qatar and UAE at the Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on January 29, 2019

Abudhabi: Qatar beat hosts United Arab Emirates 4-0 to reach the final of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. Qatar opened the scoring with Boualem Khoukhi in the 22nd minute with Almoez Ali adding a second 15 minutes later.

Hassan al-Haydos added a third in the 80th minute with a chip over the UAE goal-keeper and Ismaeil sealed Qatar's progress with a goal in injury time.

The match was marred by crowd trouble twice where shoes and bottles were thrown at Qatari players celebrating after scoring.

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UAE players greet the fans after their victory during the 2019 AFC Asian Cup quarter-final football match between UAE and Australia at Hazaa bin Zayed Stadium in Al-Ain on January 25, 2019

Abu Dhabi: Hosts United Arab Emirates (UAE) dethroned Australia to advance into the Asian Cup semifinal where it will face Qatar, which saw off South Korea.

The UAE, the 1996 runner-up, defeated Australia, the defending champion 1-0 on Friday night on the strength of a second-half goal by Ali Ahmed Mabkhout, which allowed the host to move a step closer to equaling its best run in 1996 when it also was the host.

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Arsenal players reacts as they wait to kick off after going 3-1 behind during the English FA Cup fourth round football match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 25, 2019

London: Manchester United has defeated Arsenal 3-1 in a fourth-round FA Cup match to eliminate the Gunners from the tournament.

While United fans could rejoice in an eighth straight win since Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho as coach, Arsenal saw themselves bounced out of a competition that they have won a record 13 times, most recently in 2017.

Arsenal had more of the ball during the first half at London's Emirates Stadium on Friday night but were unable to translate possession into chances, reports Efe news.

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Paris: Brazilian football superstar Neymar has suffered a recurrence of an injury to the fifth metatarsal in his right foot, the Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain announced on Thursday.

Neymar was forced off around the hour mark in PSG's 2-0 home win over Strasbourg on Wednesday, securing a last 16 spot in the French Cup, reports Xinhua news agency.

"Initial examinations have revealed a painful recurrence of his injury to the fifth metatarsal of his right foot," PSG said in a statement.

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Chennai: Chennaiyin FC on Thursday announced the arrival of forward C.K. Vineeth and winger Halicharan Narzary from Kerala Blasters on loan till the end of the ongoing season.

In the same deal, young forward Baoringdao Bodo joined the Kochi-based ISL club from Chennaiyin FC on a permanent move.

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Manchester City's Brazilian defender Danilo (C) goes over to celebrate with Manchester City's Portuguese midfielder Bernardo Silva on the touchline after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Huddersfield Town and Manchester City at the John Smith's stadium in Huddersfield, northern England on January 20, 2019

Huddersfield: Premier League defending champion Manchester City rolled to a 3-0 win over last-place Huddersfield, continuing to chase leader Liverpool.

Brazilian full back Danilo got the Citizens on the scoreboard 18 minutes into the game on Sunday night, when he fired a shot that was deflected by German center back Christopher Schindler past Danish goalkeeper Jonas Lossl, reports Efe news.

After the intermission, German midfielder Leroy Sane stole the limelight, assisting on City's second goal and then scoring to make it 3-0.

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Jeddah: Cristiano Ronaldo scored the lone goal in Juventus' 1-0 victory over AC Milan in the Supercoppa Italiana, a win that gives the Portuguese superstar his first title with the Bianconeri.

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London: Declan Rice's first West Ham goal secured a 1-0 win over Arsenal in a capital city derby clash at the London Stadium.

The victory in Saturday's early kick-off saw the Hammers move up to eighth in the Premier League table, on 31 points, ahead of the bulk of the weekend's fixtures.

Irish teenager Rice gave himself an early present for his 20th birthday on Monday by scoring the only goal of the game three minutes into the second half.

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Manchester City's Algerian midfielder Riyad Mahrez (C) celebrates after scoring their ninth goal during the League Cup first leg semi-final football match between Manchester City and Burton Albion at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, northwest England on January 9, 2019

Manchester: Holders Manchester City can look forward to defending the League Cup in next month's final at Wembley as Gabriel Jesus struck four goals in a 9-0 thrashing of Burton Albion in their semi-final, first leg.

Kevin de Bruyne, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Phil Foden, Kyle Walker and Riyad Mahrez were also on target against Nigel Clough's League One side as City ensured their visit to the Pirelli Stadium on January 23 is a mere formality.

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Doha: French World Cup winning defender Benjamin Pavard will join Bayern Munich from Stuttgart on a five-year contract as of July 1, the defending German champions revealed Wednesday.

Media reports in Germany put the transfer at 35 million euros ($40 million) for the 22-year-old who can play at right-back or centre-back.

"He is young and a world champion, so we are happy and proud to have won over such a player," said Bayern's sports director Hasan Salihamidzic at their winter training camp in Doha.

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