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Gold Cup TV schedules set for quarter-finals featuring USA, Mexico and other nations

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Now that the group stage of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup has been completed, the schedule for the quarter-finals of the tournament can be revealed.

The USA, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, El Salvador, Jamaica, Canada and Honduras are through and will play midweek. Meanwhile, Martinique, Curacao, French Guiana and Nicaragua go home.

Gold Cup TV schedules set for quarter-finals featuring USA, Mexico and other nations

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Now that the group stage of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup has been completed, the schedule for the quarter-finals of the tournament can be revealed.

The USA, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, El Salvador, Jamaica, Canada and Honduras are through and will play midweek. Meanwhile, Martinique, Curacao, French Guiana and Nicaragua go home.

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Jamaica, El Salvador secure spots in CONCACAF Gold Cup quarters

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Jamaica and El Salvador both punched their tickets to the quarter-finals after playing to a 1-1 draw in a Group C match at the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament on Sunday.

Jamaica now have one win and two draws which moves them into first place in the group standings with five points - just ahead of seven-time champions Mexico who have a game in hand.

Costa Rica, Canada reach quarter-finals of Gold Cup

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Frisco (United States) (AFP) – Canada advanced to their first quarter-final since 2009 after playing to a scoreless draw with Honduras in the final Group A match of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament on Friday.

Canada and Honduras moved on to the quarters where they will join Group A winner Costa Rica who advanced with a dominating 3-0 victory over winless French Guiana earlier Friday.

Football: Costa Rica, Canada reach quarter-finals of Gold Cup

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Frisco (United States) (AFP) – Canada advanced to their first quarter-final since 2009 after playing to a scoreless draw with Honduras in the final Group A match of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament on Friday.

Canada and Honduras moved on to the quarters where they will join Group A winner Costa Rica who advanced with a dominating 3-0 victory over winless French Guiana earlier Friday.

Paulinho the hero as Evergrande into last eight

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Kawasaki (Japan) (AFP) – Ex-Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Paulinho grabbed a crucial goal as two-time winners Guangzhou Evergrande squeaked past Kashima Antlers on away goals on Tuesday to reach the AFC Champions League quarter-finals.

Paulinho, the scorer in last week’s 1-0 win in Guangzhou, scored a tap-in on 55 minutes and it was enough to put the Chinese team through despite their 2-1 defeat on the night.

Paulinho the hero as Evergrande into last eight

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Kawasaki (Japan) (AFP) – Ex-Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Paulinho grabbed a crucial goal as two-time winners Guangzhou Evergrande squeaked past Kashima Antlers on away goals on Tuesday to reach the AFC Champions League quarter-finals.

Paulinho, the scorer in last week’s 1-0 win in Guangzhou, scored a tap-in on 55 minutes and it was enough to put the Chinese team through despite their 2-1 defeat on the night.

Real draw Bayern; Juve faces Barca in Champions League quarters

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Nyon (Switzerland) (AFP) – Holders Real Madrid will face their former coach Carlo Ancelotti’s Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals as Juventus were drawn on Friday against comeback kings Barcelona.

English champions Leicester play their first quarter-finals in the top-tier European competition against Atletico Madrid as France’s Monaco clash with Borussia Dortmund over two legs in April.

Real draw Bayern; Juve faces Barca in Champions League quarters

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Nyon (Switzerland) (AFP) – Holders Real Madrid will face their former coach Carlo Ancelotti’s Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals as Juventus were drawn on Friday against comeback kings Barcelona.

English champions Leicester play their first quarter-finals in the top-tier European competition against Atletico Madrid as France’s Monaco clash with Borussia Dortmund over two legs in April.

Dybala fires Juve past depleted Porto

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) – A first-half penalty from Paulo Dybala helped fire Juventus into the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday after a 1-0 win sent the Serie A champions through 3-0 on aggregate.

Porto coach Nuno Espirito Santo had hailed Juve’s 20-game unbeaten home run in Europe as he played down the Portuguese side’s chances of overturning a 2-0 first leg defeat at the Estadio do Dragao.

Leicester through to Champions League quarter-finals

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Kasper Schmeichel saved a late penalty as Leicester City beat Sevilla 2-0 on Tuesday to win their Champions League last-16 tie 3-2 on aggregate.

Trailing 2-1 from the first leg in Spain three weeks ago, Leicester opened the scoring on the night when Wes Morgan bundled the ball in from close range on 27 minutes.

Torres back as Atletico close on quarters

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Madrid (AFP) – Fernando Torres is set to make his return just two weeks after losing consciousness in a sickening head clash as Atletico Madrid look to seal their place in the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday.

Atletico are strong favourites to reach the last eight for a fourth straight year as Torres was on target in a 4-2 first leg win against Bayer Leverkusen in Germany three weeks ago to give the Spanish side a commanding lead.

Torres back as Atletico close on quarters

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Madrid (AFP) – Fernando Torres is set to make his return just two weeks after losing consciousness in a sickening head clash as Atletico Madrid look to seal their place in the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday.

Atletico are strong favourites to reach the last eight for a fourth straight year as Torres was on target in a 4-2 first leg win against Bayer Leverkusen in Germany three weeks ago to give the Spanish side a commanding lead.

Shakespeare pens new act in Leicester fairytale

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London (AFP) – A relative unknown on the global football scene just weeks ago, Craig Shakespeare now stands poised to steer Leicester City into the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

The jocular coach was promoted from his role as assistant manager following Claudio Ranieri’s shock dismissal last month, which he said left him feeling like a “pantomime villain”.

Lincoln dreaming of Arsenal scalp in fairytale quarter-final

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London (AFP) – Non-league Lincoln City have enjoyed a fairytale run to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup and are now dreaming of piling more misery on Arsene Wenger and Arsenal on Saturday.

The sides meet at the Emirates Stadium with under-pressure Wenger knowing an unthinkable defeat against fifth-tier opposition would surely spell the end for him in north London.

Fourth sub introduced for FA Cup’s latter stages

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London (AFP) – Teams competing in the latter stages of this season’s FA Cup will be able to use a fourth substitute in extra-time, the Football Association announced on Friday.

The English FA last year agreed to play a lead role in testing the idea, which was proposed by football’s law-making-body the International Football Association Board (IFAB).

FA Cup is not a side issue for Manchester City, says Fernandinho

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho insists the FA Cup remains a priority for his side despite their bid to advance in the Champions League.

Last week’s thrilling 5-3 victory over French side Monaco has left Pep Guardiola’s side in a strong position to advance to the quarter-finals in a competition in which the coach has excelled throughout his career.

Holders Bayern host Schalke in cup quarters

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Berlin (AFP) – Holders Bayern Munich will face Schalke 04 in the German Cup quarter-finals while last season’s finalists Borussia Dortmund are away to third division giant-killers Sportfreunde Lotte.

The quarter-finals will be played on February 28 or March 1 with the final taking place at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium on May 27.

Payet debuts as Marseille advance to Cup quarter-finals

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Paris (AFP) Marseille's star recruit Dimitri Payet made his debut on Tuesday but it was Brazilian Doria who booked the team's French Cup quarter-final berth with a 2-1 extra time win over Lyon.

Payet rejoined the Ligue 1 side on a four-and-a-half-year deal on Sunday after Marseille paid 30 million euros ($31.

Morocco must grasp Cup of Nations chance – Renard

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) Morocco coach Herve Renard has called on his side to "seize the opportunity" at the Africa Cup of Nations after fulfilling their initial objective of reaching the quarter-finals.

"It is already a privilege to be in the last eight but now we need to be much more ambitious than that," Renard told reporters ahead of Sunday's meeting with Egypt in Port-Gentil, Gabon.

Morocco must grasp Cup of Nations chance – Renard

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) Morocco coach Herve Renard has called on his side to "seize the opportunity" at the Africa Cup of Nations after fulfilling their initial objective of reaching the quarter-finals.

"It is already a privilege to be in the last eight but now we need to be much more ambitious than that," Renard told reporters ahead of Sunday's meeting with Egypt in Port-Gentil, Gabon.

Ghana sweat on fitness of skipper Gyan

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) Ghana coach Avram Grant has admitted captain Asamoah Gyan is a doubt for the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations after he came off injured against Egypt on Wednesday.

"It's not looking so good but Gyan is a very strong boy," said Grant when asked about the extent of the problem.

Egypt look to join Ghana in Cup of Nations quarters

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) Seven-time champions Egypt face Ghana in Port-Gentil on Wednesday looking for the result that will see them join their opponents in qualifying for the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.

The Pharaohs need only draw the game, which kicks off at 8pm (1900 GMT), in the Gabonese port city to be certain of progressing to the last eight, although if Mali fail to beat Uganda they will be through anyway.

Burkina Faso, Cameroon into Cup of Nations quarters, Gabon out

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Libreville (AFP) Burkina Faso and Cameroon secured progress to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday as hosts Gabon crashed out.

Gabon were held to a 0-0 draw by Cameroon in Libreville, and their opponents went through to the last eight as runners-up in Group A.

Burkina Faso won the group on goal difference after a 2-0 victory against Guinea-Bissau in Franceville.

Gyan steers Ghana into Cup of Nations quarter-finals

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) Ghana secured their place in the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations as Asamoah Gyan's goal was enough to beat Mali 1-0 in Port-Gentil on Saturday.

On an appalling playing surface, Gyan headed home from Jordan Ayew's cross in the 21st minute to score his eighth goal at the Cup of Nations over six consecutive tournaments going back to 2008.

Gyan steers Ghana into Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) Ghana secured their place in the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations as Asamoah Gyan's goal was enough for them to beat Mali 1-0 in Port-Gentil on Saturday.

On an appalling playing surface, Gyan headed home from Jordan Ayew's cross in the 21st minute to score his eighth goal at the Cup of Nations over six consecutive tournaments going back to 2008.

Gyan steers Ghana into Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) Ghana secured their place in the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations as Asamoah Gyan's goal was enough for them to beat Mali 1-0 in Port-Gentil on Saturday.

On an appalling playing surface, Gyan headed home from Jordan Ayew's cross in the 21st minute to score his eighth goal at the Cup of Nations over six consecutive tournaments going back to 2008.

Ghana through to Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) Ghana secured their place in the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations as Asamoah Gyan's goal was enough for them to beat Mali 1-0 in Port-Gentil on Saturday.

On an appalling playing surface, Gyan headed home from Jordan Ayew's cross in the 21st minute to score his eighth goal at the Cup of Nations over six consecutive tournaments going back to 2008.

Ghana through to Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) Ghana secured their place in the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations as Asamoah Gyan's goal was enough for them to beat Mali 1-0 in Port-Gentil on Saturday.

On an appalling playing surface, Gyan headed home from Jordan Ayew's cross in the 21st minute to score his eighth goal at the Cup of Nations over six consecutive tournaments going back to 2008.

Senegal end dismal run by reaching last eight

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Franceville (Gabon) (AFP) Senegal put a string of disastrous Africa Cup of Nations campaigns behind them Thursday by beating Zimbabwe 2-0 and becoming the first qualifiers for the 2017 quarter-finals.

The Group B match was all but over as a contest after only 13 minutes in Gabonese city Franceville after Liverpool star Sadio Mane and Henri Saivet scored.

Mane scores as Senegal reach quarter-finals

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Franceville (Gabon) (AFP) Liverpool star Sadio Mane scored as Senegal defeated Zimbabwe 2-0 in Franceville Thursday to become the first qualifiers for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.

The Senegalese Teranga Lions burst out of the blocks in the southeastern Gabonese city to score twice within 13 minutes through Mane and Henri Saivet.

Champions League

Champions League: Juventus Into Quarter-Finals

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Paulo Dybala's first-half penalty ensured Juventus reached the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals for the third time in five seasons, seeing off a Porto side who again played more than half the game with ten men.

Two-nil up from their trip to Portugal three weeks ago, Juventus initially looked set to seize the initiative once again, with Dybala twice trying his luck in the opening ten minutes.

Real Madrid Take Step Towards Quarter Finals While Porto Get A Draw In Basel

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The European and World Club champions took a big step towards reaching the Champions League quarter finals as they beat Schalke 2-0 in Germany on Wednesday.

Cristiano Ronaldo ended a rare drought of three games by heading Real ahead in the first half before Marcelo made victory safe with a terrific long range effort in the 79th minute.

Manchester City

Draw for UEFA Champions League quarter-finals has been made

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Manchester City have been drawn against Paris Saint-Germain in the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Friday.

Holders Barcelona and their feared attacking trident drew fellow Spaniards Atletico Madrid, while Bayern Munich will face Benfica and Wolfsburg take on ten-time winners Real Madrid.

Draw for UEFA Champions League quarter-finals has been made

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Manchester City have been drawn against Paris Saint-Germain in the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Friday.

Holders Barcelona and their feared attacking trident drew fellow Spaniards Atletico Madrid, while Bayern Munich will face Benfica and Wolfsburg take on ten-time winners Real Madrid.

Superb Manchester City have quarter-finals in sight after beating Kiev

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Manchester City may be toiling domestically at the moment but they produced a superb European away performance to beat Dynamo Kiev 3-1 in Ukraine in their Champions League last 16, first leg on Wednesday.

Manuel Pellegrini's side did enough to win the game in the first half with Sergio Aguero and David Silva both scoring to underline their importance to City.

Superb Manchester City have quarter-finals in sight after beating Kiev

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Manchester City may be toiling domestically at the moment but they produced a superb European away performance to beat Dynamo Kiev 3-1 in Ukraine in their Champions League last 16, first leg on Wednesday.

Manuel Pellegrini's side did enough to win the game in the first half with Sergio Aguero and David Silva both scoring to underline their importance to City.

The Rest

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MATCH PREVIEW: Southampton V Liverpool

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It's the quarter final of the League Cup for Liverpool on Wednesday evening as they travel to Southampton to face Koeman's side. The Reds struggled against Swansea at the weekend but walked away victorious thanks to a penalty scored by James Milner.

Messi may have to do it all alone against the Dutch

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