Chelsea could afford to miss a late penalty in a 1-1 draw at Liverpool on Tuesday, as Antonio Conte's side extended its lead at the top of the Premier League and its rivals sabotaged their own title bids
While the Premier League's top teams were quiet on a low-key final day of Europe's winter transfer window, Hull and Crystal Palace were busy Tuesday in late bids for survival.
China plans to nearly double the number of publicly-run youth football schools this year to 20,000, state media reported on Wednesday, as authorities push ahead with reforms aimed at becoming a football power.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed he will accept a Football Association misconduct charge after being sent off in Sunday's explosive win over Burnley.
Just 45 days after winning the club's first MLS Cup title, the Seattle Sounders returned to the practice field on Tuesday for the beginning of training camp.
Russian Premier League club FC Krasnodar have signed Swedish international midfielder Viktor Claesson from Sweden's Elfsborg as they look to challenge for a place in Europe.
Algeria coach George Leekens has resigned following the team's early exit from the African Cup of Nations.
Still to clear up the ambiguity over last weekend's absence from the Chelsea team, Diego Costa did his talking on the pitch on Sunday.
With Lionel Messi's fifth goal in six games this year, Barcelona comfortably defeated Eibar 4-0 on Sunday to keep pace with leaders Real Madrid and Sevilla at the halfway point of the Spanish league.
Hertha Berlin missed out on a chance to go third in the Bundesliga as it slipped to a 3-1 loss at Bayer Leverkusen on two goals from Hakan Calhanoglu on Sunday.