Morocco coach Herve Renard masterminded another victory over his former team Ivory Coast on Friday as a 1-0 win sent the north Africans through to the last 16 in Egypt.
Haiti rallied with two second-half goals to beat Costa Rica 2-1 on Monday and reach the quarter-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup as winners of Group B.
With the summer transfer window drawing to an close, Al Dhafra completed their foreign signings by roping in Moroccan player Issam Eladoua even as other clubs in the UAE are busy revamping their squads with new recruits for new challenges this season.
Senegal defender Racine Coly’s injury time winner claimed petrochemical billionaire Jim Ratcliffe’s first win as Nice owner as they beat Rennes 2-1 on Sunday.
Manchester United’s record signing Harry Maguire wants his team mates to control games and rediscover their swagger after they dropped points in the Premier League for the third game in succession at Southampton.
Gareth Bale scored twice to save Real Madrid from a damaging defeat away at Villarreal on Sunday before capping a dramatic 2-2 draw by being sent off in injury-time.
England star Jadon Sancho fears players will lose their love of football unless racist abuse is stamped out. Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku was the latest victim on Sunday when the former Manchester United
Liverpool recovered from a shock Newcastle opener to open up a five-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a 3-1 win at Anfield, as Tottenham and Chelsea bounced back to form with big wins on Saturday.
Both Shabab Al Ahli and Sharjah did try to break the deadlock but the former were more aggressive as they created more chances in the first-half.