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Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines making AFF Cup defence hard for Thailand - Somyot Poompanmoung

Malaysia were made to wait until late in the second half to secure their second victory in AFF Cup Group A following a spirited showing from Laos.
Keisuke Honda's Cambodia were no match for Myanmar in the AFF Cup, as the Japanese great's team conceded four times unanswered in a 4-1 defeat.
Singapore have made a winning start to their 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup campaign with a 1-0 victory over 2016 runners-up Indonesia in Group B.
Norshahrul Idlan headed home the only goal of Malaysia's Suzuki Cup opener against Cambodia.

Thailand's football chief wants a third consecutive AFF Suzuki Cup title but has warned that the improving Malaysia, Singapore and Philippines squads make the 2018 edition that much harder.

After winning the 2014 and 2016 titles, the War Elephants kicked off their defence in Bangkok last week with a 7-0 win over Timor Leste but are aware that the challenge from rivals is increasing.

"We always want to win and we will always do our best but we know that standards in the region are improving," Somyot...

Deportivo Cali defender Juan Quintero survives post-match shooting

Deportivo Cali defender Juan Quintero narrowly escaped injury when his car was shot at after the Colombian team failed to make the first division playoffs, local media reported on Monday.

Quintero was in a car with his brother following the game against Pasto when two men on a motorcycle sprayed his car with bullets, he told Colombian reporters.

"I was driving to my flat with my brother when I felt someone knocking on the car window and I saw a gun pointing at me," the 23-year-old said.

"The only...

Black Queens need attention to make most of AWCON opportunity

For a team preparing for a big continental football competition as hosts, the atmosphere at the Black Queens training grounds is unusually muted.

At the El-Wak Stadium at the heart of a military base in Accra, Ghana's women's team go through their paces under scorching temperatures.

The session is competitive, and coach Bashir Hayford is in top voice, encouraging the ladies, admonishing them when he has to.

Apart from bus branded with logos of the Africa Women's Championship, which Ghana is hosting...

Ghana confirm Kwadwo Asamoah absence vs. Ethiopia

Ghana have confirmed that Kwadwo Asamoah will not join the Black Stars for their upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia after picking up a knee injury.

The utility man was named in Kwesi Appiah's squad for Sunday's qualifier against the Walias in Addis Ababa, but misses out after picking up an injury at the weekend.

The 29-year-old was hurt during Inter's 4-1 defeat by Atalanta in Serie A on Sunday.

"Kwadwo Asamoah has been ruled out of the Ghana versus Ethiopia game due to recurrent...

Arsenal's Danny Welbeck has second surgery on broken right ankle

Arsenal's Unai Emery admitted striker Danny Welbeck will be out for a lengthy period after he had surgery on an ankle injury during their Europa League match with Sporting Lisbon.
The FC guys answer your tweets on Arsenal's draw vs. Wolves and if Gregg Berhalter being appointed U.S. head coach is a formality at this point.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan netted a late equaliser to salvage a point for Arsenal in a 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan netted a late equaliser to salvage a point for Arsenal in a 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan netted a late equaliser to salvage a point for Arsenal in a 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton.
English Premier League: Henrikh Mkhitaryan (86') Arsenal 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
English Premier League: Ivan Cavaleiro (13') Arsenal 0-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Arsenal say striker Danny Welbeck has undergone a second operation on his broken right ankle, but that it's still too early to say when the England international will be back on the pitch.

Welbeck had his first surgery on Friday after breaking his ankle during Thursday's Europa League game against Sporting Lisbon, and the club issued a statement on Monday evening saying the striker "has undergone a second planned operation on his right ankle."

"Both procedures went well, without complications. Danny...

UEFA pledges new investigations if clubs abuse FFP following reports

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UEFA has warned it is ready to re-investigate clubs who may have "abused" its Financial Fair Play regulations following claims by Der Spiegel, the German publication, that Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain circumvented the rules to avoid strict penalties for non-compliance.

Der Spiegel released a number of stories earlier this month based on so-called Football Leaks data alleging that Premier League champions City and Ligue 1 winners PSG had avoided UEFA's FFP regulations.

PSG, owned by Qatar...