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How Wigan can help win the World Cup

How Wigan can help win the World Cup

Media playback is not supported on this device Watch Wigan Athletic play Manchester City in the FA Cup fifth round, live on BBC One and the BBC Sport website on Monday from 19:30 GMT On the face of it, winning the World Cup seems a very different challenge to negotiating a successful FA Cup campaign but, as Belgium boss Roberto ...

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Man Utd v Brighton in FA Cup last eight

Man Utd v Brighton in FA Cup last eight

Manchester United will play Brighton in the FA Cup quarter-finals, in a repeat of the 1983 final. The winner of Tottenham’s match at Rochdale on Sunday will meet Sheffield Wednesday or Swansea, who will go to a replay after Saturday’s 0-0 draw. Southampton travel to the winners of Monday’s match between Manchester City and Wigan, while Leicester and Chelsea meet ...

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The inside story of Wigan’s FA Cup win

The inside story of Wigan’s FA Cup win

When Manchester City’s players went downstairs on the morning of the 2013 FA Cup final, the televisions in their hotel were showing wall-to-wall coverage of reports that their manager Roberto Mancini was about to be sacked. As far as last-minute preparations for Wembley go, it was not exactly ideal. In contrast, the Wigan squad had woken up to find inspirational ...

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Man City face Birmingham Cup rematch

Man City face Birmingham Cup rematch

Holders Manchester City will travel to fellow top-flight side Birmingham City in the Women’s FA Cup fifth round, in a repeat of last season’s final. Record 14-time winners Arsenal will host second-tier Millwall Lionesses, while Chelsea play Neil Redfearn’s six-time winners Doncaster Rovers Belles. Women’s Super League sides entered the competition in round four, with Man City winning 2-0 at ...

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Wigan v Man City in FA Cup fifth round

Wigan v Man City in FA Cup fifth round

Media playback is not supported on this device Premier League leaders Manchester City will visit League One table-toppers Wigan in the fifth round of the FA Cup. It is a repeat of the 2013 FA Cup final, which Wigan – then in the top flight – won 1-0. Elsewhere, Manchester United will travel to fellow Premier League side Huddersfield or ...

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Newport boss hails 'huge' FA Cup result

Newport boss hails 'huge' FA Cup result

Media playback is not supported on this device Manager Mike Flynn spoke of his pride after Newport County earned an FA Cup replay with Tottenham at Wembley which could transform the club’s finances. The League Two team led Premier League Spurs in Saturday’s fourth-round tie at Rodney Parade through Padraig Amond, before Harry Kane’s late equaliser. Flynn estimates the cup ...

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FA Cup fourth-round predictions – Lawro v Poet and Vuj

FA Cup fourth-round predictions - Lawro v Poet and Vuj

Manchester City and Manchester United are the top two teams in the Premier League, but how will they fare away from home against lower-division opposition in the FA Cup? United’s game at League Two strugglers Yeovil (19:55 GMT, Friday) and City’s trip to Championship high-flyers Cardiff (16:00 GMT, Sunday) are the two FA Cup fourth-round ties live on the BBC ...

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Morocco launches 2026 World Cup campaign

Morocco launches 2026 World Cup campaign

Morocco has launched its campaign to host the 2026 World Cup in Casablanca. The North African nation, making its fifth bid to host the finals, faces competition from a joint bid proposed by Canada, Mexico and the USA. “Morocco 2026 will showcase the best of football, at the heart of the world,” bid chairman Moulay Hafid Elalamy said at Tuesday’s ...

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VAR to be reviewed before cup replays

Media playback is not supported on this device The Video Assistant Review (VAR) system faces an amendment after it made its debut in English competition this week. VAR was used in the FA Cup tie between Brighton and Crystal Palace and again in the Carabao Cup match between Chelsea and Arsenal. Referees boss Mike Riley said there could be a ...

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World Cup play-off referee admits error

The referee who awarded a controversial penalty against Northern Ireland during their World Cup play-off defeat by Switzerland says he made a mistake. Ovidiu Hategan ruled that Corry Evans blocked a shot with his arm during the first leg, despite replays showing the ball struck the player’s shoulder. “It was a sad and unpleasant moment for me, sad because I ...

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