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ICYMI: Van Persie returns to Man United as part of UEFA coaching course

Robin van Persie is at Manchester United’s Carrington training ground this week so he can complete a mandatory element of his UEFA Pro Licence.

United have opened the doors to their former striker, allowing him to watch training under Erik ten Hag and conduct interviews with staff.

Van Persie, a coach at Feyenoord since 2020, is taking the final step of his qualifications as he aims to build a career in management.

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Robin van Persie returns to Manchester United as part of UEFA coaching course

ICYMI: Son ‘devastated’ after South Korea Asian Cup exit

ICYMI: Son 'devastated' after South Korea Asian Cup exit

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Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min says he is “devastated” after South Korea exited the Asian Cup at the semi-final stage following a 2-0 defeat to Jordan.

Jordan had never before beaten South Korea but the nation ranked 84th in the world were convincing winners, with South Korea goalkeeper Jo Hyeon-woo turning in a player of the match performance.

Second-half goals from Yazan Al-Naimat and Musa Al-Taamari saw Jordan to victory and booked their place in Saturday’s final.

“It is very disappointing. I am devastated about this result. Jordan are having an amazing journey this tournament,” said Son. “They are incredible and they deserve it. They have been fighting until the end but for us, it was very disappointing”

The defeat for South Korea sees Son, plus Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Hwang Hee-chan, return from the tournament to the Premier League ahead of the weekend’s fixtures.

Today’s fixtures

There’s a selection of fixtures to look forward to from across the globe today… here’s what’s in store (all times GMT):

AFCON semi-finals

  • Nigeria vs South Africa (5pm)
  • Ivory Coast vs DR Congo (8pm)

Asian Cup semi-finals

FA Cup fourth-round replays

  • Nottingham Forest vs Bristol City (7:45pm)
  • Aston Villa vs Chelsea (8pm)

Continental Cup quarter-finals

  • Brighton vs Aston Villa (7pm)
  • Chelsea vs Sunderland (7pm)
  • London City Lionesses vs Arsenal (7pm)
  • Tottenham vs Manchester City (7:30pm)

Copa del Rey semi-finals

  • Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Bilbao (8:30pm)


  • Mainz vs Union Berlin (5:30pm)

DFB-Pokal quarter-finals

  • Saarbrucken vs Monchengladbach


Good morning and welcome to today’s rolling live news blog.

We’ll bring you the reaction from yesterday’s fixtures and build towards tonight’s games, plus the latest breaking news from the Premier League and beyond.

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