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Thurs­day Oc­to­ber 25

COSTA RICA: Here­di­ano take a 2-0 lead from their home leg of the Con­Ca­Caf League fi­nal against Mo­tagua of Honduras.

EUROPA LEAGUE: Sevilla equal the com­pe­ti­tion’s record win­ning mar­gin with a 6-0 vic­tory over akhisar Belediye­spor of Tur­key, while arse­nal, Chelsea, Di­namo Za­greb, Ein­tract frank­furt, Red Bull Salzburg and Zurich all make it nine points from three games.

Fri­day Oc­to­ber 26

ENG­LAND: Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur ad­mit they will play the rest of this year’s home games at Wem­b­ley.

ITALY: Zhang Kangyang, who is more com­monly known as Steven Zhang, re­places Er­ick Tho­hir and be­comes In­ter­nazionale’s youngest pres­i­dent at the age of 26.

RO­MA­NIA: UEfa or­der Ro­ma­nia to play novem­ber’s home game against Lithua­nia in the na­tions League be­hind closed doors af­ter “racist be­hav­iour” in the crowd dur­ing a goal­less draw against Ser­bia on oc­to­ber 14.

SPAIN: La Liga con­sid­ers a le­gal chal­lenge af­ter fIfa rules it can’t stage matches in the USa.

Satur­day Oc­to­ber 27

ENG­LAND: Leices­ter City owner Vichai Sri­vad­dhanaprabha is one of five peo­ple killed when his he­li­copter crashes in a car park out­side the club’s sta­dium af­ter the 1-1 draw with West Ham United.

IRAQ: air force Club be­come the first team to win three con­sec­u­tive afC Cups, beat­ing Turk­menistan’s al­tyn asyr 2-0 in the fi­nal.

PhILIP­PINES: for­mer Eng­land man­ager Sven Go­ran Eriks­son will take charge of the Philip­pines at novem­ber’s aff Cham­pi­onship and next year’s asian Cup.

SOUTh AFRICA: or­lando Pi­rates come from be­hind to beat Kaizer Chiefs 2-1 in the Soweto derby and re­main in sec­ond place, be­hind Bid­vest Wits.

SPAIN: Celta Vigo striker Iago as­pas scores a hat-trick in the 4-0 vic­tory over Eibar af­ter spend­ing the pre­vi­ous night on a sofa in hospi­tal fol­low­ing the birth of his daugh­ter.

URUGUAY: Maxi Ro­driguez scores in in­jury time to seal the Clausura ti­tle with a game to spare as Pe­narol beat Pro­gresso 1-0.

Sun­day Oc­to­ber 28

ITALY: The only Serie a side to have con­ceded in every game this sea­son, Mi­lan beat Sam­p­do­ria 3-2 but have now gone 15 matches with­out keep­ing a clean sheet for the first time since 1946. Dries Mertens scores a last-minute equaliser as napoli draw 1-1 at home to Roma in a game played with­out VaR for the first 12 min­utes due to tech­ni­cal prob­lems.

hOL­LAND: feyeno­ord’s Jerry St Juste is sent off af­ter six min­utes in a 3-0 loss at ajax in the Klassieker.

PARAGUAY: San­ti­ago Sal­cedo’s free-kick in De­portivo Capi­ata’s 4-1 loss at home to olimpia sees the 37-year-old be­come the Paraguayan top flight’s all-time top scorer with 128 goals.

SCOT­LAND: In the League Cup semi-fi­nals, Celtic beat Hearts 3-0 and aberdeen beat Rangers 1-0.

SPAIN: Luis Suarez scores a hat­trick at Camp nou as Barcelona thrash Real Madrid 5-1.

TUR­KEY: fener­bahce sack Phillip Cocu af­ter a 3-1 home de­feat by ankaragucu leaves them just above the rel­e­ga­tion zone in 15th place.

USA: La Galaxy lose 3-2 to Hous­ton Dy­namo and miss out on the MLS play-offs, while new York Red Bulls beat or­lando City 1-0 and win the Sup­port­ers’ Shield for the best reg­u­lar-sea­son record.

Mon­day Oc­to­ber 29

ENG­LAND: Manch­ester City re­turn to the top of the ta­ble with a 1-0 win away to Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur.

ITALY: Mauro Icardi scores twice as In­ter­nazionale climb to sec­ond place with a 3-0 vic­tory at Lazio.

SPAIN: ninth in La Liga af­ter four de­feats in their last five games, Real Madrid sack Julen Lopetegui and “pro­vi­sion­ally re­place” him with B-team coach San­ti­ago So­lari.

Tues­day Oc­to­ber 30

AR­GENTINA: Trail­ing 1-0 from their home leg and 1-0 down on the night in Brazil, River Plate hit

back with an 82nd-minute goal from Rafael San­tos Borre and then a Gon­zalo Mar­tinez penalty in the fifth minute of in­jury time to beat Gremio on away goals and reach the Lib­er­ta­dores Cup Fi­nal.

CHINA: Marcello Lippi says he has turned down a four-year con­tract ex­ten­sion and will step down as China’s na­tional coach af­ter the up­com­ing Asian Cup.

ETHIOPIA: De­fence Force beat Jimma Aba Ji­far on penal­ties to win the Ethiopian Su­per Cup in the cur­tain raiser to the new sea­son.

Wed­nes­day Oc­to­ber 31

AR­GENTINA: Lead­ing 2-0 from the first leg, Boca Ju­niors draw 2-2 with Palmeiras in Brazil to set up a

Su­per­cla­sico Lib­er­ta­dores Cup Fi­nal against River Plate.

ITALY: A 2006 World Cup win­ner, Vin­cenzo Iaquinta is sen­tenced to two years in prison for the il­le­gal posses­sion of firearms. His father, Giuseppe, is found guilty of

af­fil­i­a­tion to the ’Ndrangheta – an or­gan­ised crime group in Cal­abria – and will serve 19 years in prison.

SOUTH KO­REA: Ul­san Hyundai will meet Daegu in De­cem­ber’s Ko­rea FA Cup Fi­nal af­ter both win 2-1 in their semi-fi­nals, against Su­won Bluew­ings and Jeon­nam Dragons re­spec­tively.

SPAIN: Real So­ciedad’s 23-yearold mid­fielder Luca San­galli is hos­pi­talised af­ter suf­fer­ing a stroke.

VENEZUELA: Zu­lia beat Aragua 3-1 on ag­gre­gate to win the Venezue­lan Cup for a sec­ond time.

Thurs­day Novem­ber 1

COLOM­BIA: Atletico Na­cional win the Colom­bia Cup for the fourth time in seven years, beat­ing Once Cal­das 4-3 on ag­gre­gate.

COSTA RICA: Here­di­ano win the CON­CA­CAF League Fi­nal, beat­ing Mo­tagua of Honduras 3-2 on ag­gre­gate to qual­ify for next year’s CON­CA­CAF Cham­pi­ons League.

SOUTH KO­REA: Jang Hyun-soo, a 27-year-old de­fender who has won 58 caps, is banned from play­ing for the na­tional team for life af­ter fak­ing com­mu­nity ser­vice records in or­der to avoid mil­i­tary ser­vice.

USA: Wayne Rooney misses his spot-kick as DC United are knocked out of the MLS play-offs on penal­ties by Colum­bus Crew.

Fri­day Novem­ber 2

AUS­TRALIA: Cen­tral Coast Mariners an­nounce that Usain Bolt’s trial has come to an end and Ja­maica’s eight-time Olympic sprint cham­pion will not be of­fered a play­ing con­tract.

DEN­MARK: In­ter­na­tional striker Nick­las Bendtner, who plays for Rosen­borg in Nor­way, is sen­tenced to 50 days in jail for as­sault­ing a taxi driver in Copen­hagen. He is later re­leased on ap­peal un­til a sec­ond hear­ing.

EGYPT: Al Ahly beat Tu­nisian side Esper­ance 3-1 in their home leg of the CAF Cham­pi­ons League Fi­nal.

FRANCE: Paris Saint-Ger­main beat Lille 2-1 to be­come the first team to win all 12 of their open­ing games in one of Europe’s top five leagues.

TUR­KEY: Galatasaray’s Badou Ndi­aye and Fener­bahce’s Roberto Soldado and Jail­son are sent off af­ter the fi­nal whis­tle fol­low­ing a 30-man brawl in­volv­ing play­ers and staff from both sides as the Is­tan­bul derby ends in a 2-2 draw.

Satur­day Novem­ber 3

ENG­LAND: Liver­pool draw 1-1 at Arse­nal with a 50th Pre­mier League goal from James Mil­ner, who is yet to be on the los­ing side in the com­pe­ti­tion when he scores.

GREECE: PAOK drop their first points of the sea­son with a 1-1 draw at sec­ond-placed Atro­mi­tos, while Panathi­naikos and AEK draw 0-0 in the Athens derby.

JA­PAN: Goals from Leo Silva and Serginho give Kashima Antlers a 2-0 lead over Perse­po­lis of Iran af­ter their home leg of the AFC Cham­pi­ons League Fi­nal.

SCOT­LAND: League lead­ers Hearts lose 5-0 at Celtic.

Sun­day Novem­ber 4

PARAGUAY: A week af­ter mak­ing his de­but, 14-year-old Fer­nando Ovelar scores Cerro Porteno’s open­ing goal in a 2-2 draw against Olimpia in the Su­per­cla­sico.

SAUDI ARA­BIA: A 2-1 vic­tory over South Ko­rea sees Saudi Ara­bia win the AFC Un­der-19 ti­tle for a third time. Both fi­nal­ists, along with semi-fi­nal­ists Qatar and Ja­pan, qual­ify for next year’s Un­der-20 World Cup in Poland.

Mon­day Novem­ber 5

ENG­LAND: Liver­pool omit Xher­dan Shaqiri – an eth­nic Al­ba­nian from Kosovo – from their squad to face Ser­bian side Red Star Bel­grade in the Cham­pi­ons League on Tues­day to “avoid any dis­trac­tions” that may be caused by the Switzer­land in­ter­na­tional’s her­itage.

Tues­day Novem­ber 6

FRANCE: Bot­tom of the league, Guingamp sack An­toine Kom­bouare and put Syl­vain Di­dot and Vin­cent Rau­tureau in tem­po­rary con­trol. US in­vest­ment fund GACP com­pletes a € 100mil­lion takeover of Bordeaux.

ITALY: Em­poli ap­point Giuseppe Iachini as coach, the day af­ter sack­ing Aure­lio Andreazzoli on his 65th birth­day. Marek Ham­sik makes a record 512th ap­pear­ance for Napoli as they draw 1-1 with Paris Saint-Ger­main.

SER­BIA: Red Star beat Liver­pool 2-0 in Bel­grade to be­come the first Ser­bian side to win a Cham­pi­ons League group game.

SPAIN: Barcelona draw 1-1 away to In­ter­nazionale and are the first team to reach the knock­out stage of the Cham­pi­ons League.

Wed­nes­day Novem­ber 7

CHINA: Shang­hai SIPG beat Bei­jing Renhe 2-1 to win their first ti­tle and end Guangzhou Ev­er­grande’s run of seven suc­ces­sive Chi­nese Su­per League cham­pi­onships.

ENG­LAND: Trail­ing 1-0 with four min­utes re­main­ing, Manch­ester

United win 2-1 at Ju­ven­tus in the Cham­pi­ons League. Gabriel Je­sus gets a hat-trick as Manch­ester City beat Shakhtar Donetsk 6-0.

GER­MANY: Robert Le­wandowski marks his 100th game in UEFA club com­pe­ti­tion with both goals as Bay­ern Mu­nich beat AEK 2-0.

LITHUA­NIA: Suduva re­tain their league ti­tle with a 6-0 vic­tory at home to At­lantas.

Thurs­day Novem­ber 8

AFF CHAM­PI­ONSHIP: Malaysia get the tour­na­ment un­der­way with a 1-0 vic­tory over Cam­bo­dia. EUROPA LEAGUE: Arse­nal, Bayer Lev­erkusen, Chelsea, Di­namo Za­greb, Ein­tra­cht Frank­furt, Lazio and Zurich all qual­ify for the round of 32 with two games to spare.

FRANCE: Guingamp an­nounce Jo­ce­lyn Gourvennec will re­turn to the club as coach, hav­ing left to take charge of Bordeaux in 2016.

TUR­KEY: Fener­bahce’s Jail­son and Roberto Soldado are given eigh­tand six-match bans re­spec­tively fol­low­ing a brawl in last Fri­day’s Is­tan­bul derby, while Galatasaray’s Ryan Donk gets six games, with team-mates Badou Ndi­aye and Garry Ro­drigues given five and three-game sus­pen­sions. Gala boss Faith Terim is handed a sev­en­match ban while his as­sis­tant Hasan Sas gets eight games.

USA: Louisville City beat Phoenix Ris­ing, who in­clude co-owner Di­dier Drogba in their side, 1-0 in the United Soc­cer League Cup Fi­nal.

Fri­day Novem­ber 9

TU­NISIA: Trail­ing 3-1 from the first leg in Egypt, Esper­ance beat Al Ahly 3-0 to clinch their third CAF Cham­pi­ons League crown.

Satur­day Novem­ber 10

ES­TO­NIA: League lead­ers Flora lose 2-1 at Le­va­dia, which al­lows

Nomme Kalju to leapfrog them and win the league with a 4-1 vic­tory over Trans.

GER­MANY: Borus­sia Dort­mund twice come from be­hind in Der Klas­siker to beat de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons Bay­ern Mu­nich 3-2 and re­main top of the Bun­desliga.

HOL­LAND: PSV make it 12 wins from 12 league games with a 4-1 vic­tory away to De Graaf­schap.

JA­PAN: Kashima Antlers draw 0-0 with Perse­po­lis in Iran to win 2-0 on ag­gre­gate and claim their first AFC Cham­pi­ons League ti­tle. In the J.League, Kawasaki Frontale re­tain their ti­tle de­spite los­ing 2-1 to

Cerezo Osaka as their clos­est chal­lengers San­frecce Hiroshima go down 1-0 to Ve­galta Sendai.

Sun­day Novem­ber 11

AR­GENTINA: Post­poned for 24 hours af­ter heavy rain, River Plate twice come from be­hind to draw 2-2 at Boca Ju­niors in the first leg of the Lib­er­ta­dores Cup Fi­nal.

ENG­LAND: Manch­ester City win 3-1 at home to Manch­ester United and top the ta­ble.

FRANCE: Edin­son Ca­vani gets a hat-trick as Paris Saint-Ger­main win 4-0 at Monaco to move 13 points clear at the top of Ligue 1.

ITALY: On-loan Gon­zalo Higuain misses a penalty and is sent off against his par­ent club as Mi­lan lose 2-0 at home to Ju­ven­tus.

RUS­SIA: CSKA beat Zenit for the first time since March 2014, win­ning 2-0 against the league lead­ers.

SPAIN: Barcelona lose at home in La Liga for the first time in two years, beaten 4-3 by Real Betis.

SWE­DEN: AIK are crowned league cham­pi­ons for the first time since 2009 with a 1-0 win over Kal­mar.

Mon­day Novem­ber 12

SPAIN: Celta Vigo sack coach An­to­nio Mo­hamed and re­place him with Miguel Car­doso af­ter a poor start to the sea­son.

SWE­DEN: Manch­ester United de­fender Vic­tor Lin­de­lof is named Swe­den’s player of the year.

Tues­day Novem­ber 13

ENG­LAND: Cham­pi­onship club Brent­ford an­nounce that their tech­ni­cal di­rec­tor, Robert Rowan, has died at the age of just 28.

ITALY: Chievo ac­cept coach Gi­ampiero Ven­tura’s res­ig­na­tion and re-ap­point for­mer boss Domenico Di Carlo. Da­vide Nicola re­places Julio Ve­lazquez at Udi­nese.

SPAIN: Hav­ing won all four games as care­taker coach, Real Madrid hand San­ti­ago So­lari a two-anda-half-year per­ma­nent deal.

USA: Tampa Bay Rowdies’ for­mer Eng­land mid­fielder Joe Cole an­nounces his re­tire­ment at 37.

Wed­nes­day Novem­ber 14

CECAFA: The Coun­cil for East and Cen­tral Africa Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tions can­cels its CECAFA Cup, which was sched­uled to start later in the month, af­ter Zanz­ibar and then Kenya with­drew as the host na­tion.

ENG­LAND: Cur­rently bot­tom of the Pre­mier League, Ful­ham sack Slav­isa Jokanovic and ap­point

Clau­dio Ranieri as man­ager.

Thurs­day Novem­ber 15

ENG­LAND: Pre­mier League clubs agree in prin­ci­ple to VAR be­ing used as of next sea­son. Wayne Rooney wins his 120th and fi­nal cap in a 3-0 vic­tory over the USA, in which Cal­lum Wil­son scores on his de­but, as Lewis Dunk and Alex McCarthy also win their first caps.

ITALY: Croa­tia de­fender Ivan Strinic, who hasn’t played since join­ing Mi­lan from Sam­p­do­ria in July, is cleared to start train­ing af­ter three months out with a heart prob­lem.

UEFA NA­TIONS LEAGUE: Bosnia se­cure pro­mo­tion from League B with a goal­less draw in Aus­tria – a re­sult that rel­e­gates North­ern Ire­land. Fin­land lose 1-0 away to Greece but are still pro­moted from League C, while Es­to­nia lose 2-0 in Hun­gary and are de­moted to League D.

Fri­day Novem­ber 16

BRAZIL: Napoli mid­fielder Al­lan makes his de­but in a 1-0 friendly win against Uruguay but re­mains el­i­gi­ble for both Italy and Por­tu­gal.

BUL­GARIA: Ge­orgi Petkov plays in the 0-0 Na­tions League draw with Cyprus at the age of 42 years, eight months and two days – nine years af­ter his pre­vi­ous cap for the na­tional side. UEFA NA­TIONS LEAGUE: In League A, Hol­land beat France 2-0 to rel­e­gate Ger­many, who will be re­placed by Den­mark, whose 2-1 win in Wales rel­e­gates Repub­lic of Ire­land. In League C, Slove­nia are rel­e­gated with a 1-1 draw at home to Nor­way.

Satur­day Novem­ber 17

CHILE: Forty years af­ter they last won the Chilean Cup, Palestino lift the tro­phy again, beat­ing Au­dax Ital­iano 4-2 on ag­gre­gate.

UEFA NA­TIONS LEAGUE: Por­tu­gal draw 0-0 with Italy and be­come the first team to qual­ify for the semi-fi­nals. Tur­key are rel­e­gated from League B, Al­ba­nia and Lithua­nia go down from League C.

Sun­day Novem­ber 18

HONDURAS: Os­car Mun­guia, a goal­keeper with top-flight side CD Vida, is shot dead fol­low­ing an ar­gu­ment at a ho­tel in the city of La Ceiba. MAU­RI­TA­NIA: Is­mael Di­akite scores the win­ner as Mau­ri­ta­nia beat Botswana 2-1 to qual­ify for the African Na­tions Cup fi­nals for the first time.

SPAIN: Celta Vigo mid­fielder

Brais Men­dez makes his de­but as a sub and scores the only goal in a friendly win over Bosnia.

UEFA NA­TIONS LEAGUE: Eng­land and Switzer­land both come from be­hind, against Croa­tia and Bel­gium re­spec­tively, to reach the semi­fi­nals. Croa­tia drop down to League B, while Be­larus are pro­moted to League C with a 2-0 vic­tory away to San Marino.

VENEZUELA: De­portivo La Guaira draw 0-0 away to De­portivo Lara in the first leg of the Clausura Fi­nal.

Mon­day Novem­ber 19

AUS­TRALIA: Chris Nikou re­places Steven Lowy as Foot­ball Fed­er­a­tion Aus­tralia chair­man.

UEFA NA­TIONS LEAGUE: Hol­land score twice in the last five min­utes to draw 2-2 in Ger­many and claim a semi-fi­nal spot ahead of France. Czech Repub­lic rel­e­gate Slo­vakia from League B, while Nor­way earn pro­mo­tion to League B and Mace­do­nia go up to League C.

USA: Os­car Pareja agrees to part com­pany with Dal­las af­ter five sea­sons as coach.

Tues­day Novem­ber 20

AUS­TRALIA: Tim Cahill comes on as an 82nd-minute sub and wins his 108th cap as Aus­tralia beat Le­banon 3-0 in Syd­ney.

UEFA NA­TIONS LEAGUE: Swe­den beat Rus­sia 2-0 to seal pro­mo­tion to League A. Scot­land and Ser­bia go up from League C, while Kosovo move up from League D. Cyprus are de­moted to the fourth tier.

WALES: Chris Gunter plays a record 93rd game for Wales as they lose 1-0 to Al­ba­nia in a friendly.

Wed­nes­day Novem­ber 21

CHINA: Play­ers in China will be re­quired to sign new con­tracts next year that must com­ply with an as yet un­de­cided salary cap.

DEN­MARK: In­ter­na­tional striker Nick­las Bendtner drops his ap­peal against a 50-day jail term for as­sault­ing a taxi driver and will serve the sen­tence un­der “in­ten­sive sur­veil­lance” with an elec­tronic tag.

ITALY: The com­pany deal­ing with the sale of Pa­lermo con­firm that Mau­r­izio Zam­par­ini has sold 100 per cent of the Serie B club.

REPUB­LIC OF IRE­LAND: Martin O’Neill re­signs as na­tional coach, along with his as­sis­tant Roy Keane, af­ter one win in 11 games.

USA: A 2-0 win over Mex­ico sees the USA re­tain the CON­CA­CAF Un­der-20 ti­tle. The fi­nal­ists will be joined by Honduras and Panama at the 2019 Un­der-19 World Cup.

Late show...Pe­narol’s Maxi Ro­driguez cel­e­brates scor­ing the goal that wins the Uruguayan Clausura

hat-trick...Luis Suarez scores Barcelona’s fourth goal against Real Madrid

Semi-fi­nal...Boca Ju­niors’ Cris­tian Pavon (left) and Felipe Melo of Palmeiras

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