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  • 5 Players to watch at the Under-20 World Cup

    5 Players to watch at the Under-20 World Cup

    Associated Press
    5 Players to watch at the Under-20 World Cup

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Five players to watch at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup, which kicks off Saturday in New Zealand: …

  • Arsenal bid to down Villa and become leading FA Cup club

    Arsenal bid to down Villa and become leading FA Cup club

    Reuters
    Arsenal bid to down Villa and become leading FA Cup club

    Arsene Wenger will seek to guide Arsenal to a record 12th FA Cup triumph when they face Aston Villa on Saturday and become the most successful manager in the history of the grand old competition. Pitted against famished Premier League opponents Villa, who are desperate for success after a 19-year trophy drought and faced a relegation battle this side, Wenger's side are ready to retain the trophy they won last year against Hull City. …

  • Aston Villa FA Cup final penpix

    Aston Villa FA Cup final penpix

    AFP News
    Aston Villa FA Cup final penpix

    Aston Villa take on holders Arsenal in Saturday's FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium, with Tim Sherwood's men looking to upset the odds after eliminating Liverpool in the semi-finals. Here, AFP Sports looks at the players bidding to take the cup to Villa Park for the first time in almost 70 years. Brad Guzan (USA) Should cup goalkeeper Shay Given fail to recover from injury, 30-year-old Guzan will be ready to step in, having been number-one choice during the club's rocky Premier League campaign. …

  • Arsenal FA Cup final penpix

    Arsenal FA Cup final penpix

    AFP News
    Arsenal FA Cup final penpix

    Arsenal face Aston Villa in Saturday's FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium, when Arsene Wenger's men will attempt to defend the trophy they won by defeating Hull City last year. Wojciech Szczesny (POL) Szczesny was dropped following a 2-0 loss at Southampton on New Year's Day amid reports he had been caught smoking in the showers after the match, but the Pole has played in the last four rounds of the FA Cup. 13. David Ospina (COL) Colombia international Ospina, signed from Nice last year, has …

  • Five memorable FA Cup final goals

    Five memorable FA Cup final goals

    AFP News
    Five memorable FA Cup final goals

    Ahead of holders Arsenal's showdown with Aston Villa at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, AFP Sports recalls five classic FA Cup final goals: Kevin Keegan (Liverpool 3 Newcastle United 0, 1974) In legendary manager Bill Shankly's final game in the dug-out, Liverpool produced a ruthless performance that foreshadowed their dominance of the next decade and a half. Keegan gave Liverpool the lead in the 57th minute with a rasping drive from the edge of the box and sealed victory by finishing off a …