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# Group A

Last year
# Champions League
John Lundstram wants Rangers to use ‘aura’ of Ibrox when they face Liverpool
The Light Blues are participating in European football’s elite club competition for the first time in 12 years.
All time
# Elsewhere
Luxembourg win in Azerbaijan to edge race for third in Ireland's group
The result means Stephen Kenny’s side need at least a draw against Portugal tonight to avoid finishing behind Luxembourg.
# Group A
Own goal gives Portugal narrow win over Azerbaijan in Ireland's qualifying group
It finished 1-0 to the winners in Turin.
# The Egyptian King
Mohamed Salah scores free-kick as Egypt maintain perfect Africa Cup of Nations record
Pre-tournament favourites Egypt have booked their place in the knockout stages.
# last gasp
Egypt go home empty-handed as 95th-minute goal earns dramatic win for Saudi Arabia
Salem Al Dawsari was the hero as Mohamed Salah’s side ended the tournament on zero points.
# last sixteen
Suarez leads Uruguay to the knockout stages as Saudi Arabia exit World Cup
Uruguay made it two wins from two on Wednesday afternoon as Saudi Arabia become the second team to exit this year’s World Cup.
# Late Late Show
Uruguay break Egyptian hearts as 89th minute Gimenez header snatches dramatic late win
With Mohamed Salah sat on the bench, Egypt suffered a heartbreaking late defeat in their first World Cup game since 1990.
# Pharaohs
Benched: Mohamed Salah named among substitutes for Egypt's opening World Cup game
The 26-year-old has been trying to regain full fitness after being forced off with a shoulder injury during the Champions League final.
# around europe
Champions League round-up: Atleti claim easy win while Olympiakos stun Juve
The Greeks go joint-top of Group A after surprise victory against Italian giants.
# drought over
Tevez ends five-year drought to fire Juventus to two-goal win over Malmo
The Argentinian hadn’t scored in the Champions League since 2009 before his brace.
# opening night jitters
'There will be 100 penalties in this World Cup,' fumes Croatia coach Kovac
Niko Kovac branded the game-changing decision ‘ridiculous’, but would not blame Fred for his attempt to win the spot-kick.
# who'd be a hero?
3 players set to influence tonight's World Cup opener
Can Croatia shock the hosts in Sao Paulo?
# Motivation
David Moyes urges United to raise game in last 16
The Red Devils beat Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 at Old Trafford, enabling them to finish top of Group A.
# Relief
Manchester United find home comforts with Shakhtar win
The hosts beat their Ukrainian opponents by a single goal to win Group A.
# Deadlocked
Fitzgibbon Cup Group A: Draws the order of the day
It finished all square in Limerick between Mary Immaculate College and UCC, and in Galway between NUIG and GMIT.
O'Byrne Cup: Wins for Dublin, Longford and Carlow
After last night’s action Dublin look on course for top spot in Group B but there is still plenty to play for in Group A.
# Preview
Champions League: Porto and PSG eye top spot
Both Group A teams are already assured of their places in the knockout stages.
# Preview
Wales and Scotland in 'must-win' Cardiff clash
Both sides have started badly in Group A and need a positive result in Cardiff this evening.
# Group A
Champions League preview: PSG back in the big time
The nouveau riche open their European adventure at home to Dynamo Kiev. Porto travel to Zagreb.
# Big Hitter
Luis Suarez included in Uruguayan Olympic football squad
The striker’s new coach, Brendan Rodgers, may not be too pleased that one of his star players will miss Liverpool’s pre-season.
# London 2012
Yet another dream team for the USA as Blake Griffin joins LeBron and Kobe
Coach Mike Krzyzewski might be missing four of the NBA’s biggest stars but his 12-man squad for the Olympics is pretty nifty.
# Euro 2012
Poland captain Blaszczykowski blames ticket trouble
The Borussia Dortmund midfielder says the players had to beg the FA’s president to help out their families before being eliminated from the tournament yesterday.
# Talking Points
Euro 2012 talking points: day 9
Miguel Delaney attempts to analyse and make sense of an incredible day
# Group A
Preview: Russia target win, but draw enough to see them through
Greece meanwhile, go into the game knowing anything short of a win will put them on the plane home.
# make or break
A nation's hope: Poland must win to continue Euro dream
The co-hosts have impressed greatly, but could be bowing out of their own tournament tonight.
Poland v Russia, Euro 2012
In what was tense encounter, the co-hosts faced a crucial match to keep their hopes of staying in the tournament in their hands.
Greece v Czech Republic, Euro 2012
We went minute-by-minute as Greece and the Czech Republic tried to keep their quarter-final hopes alive.
# Preview
More than a game: Poland out to upset Russia, take control of group A
Russia can become the first team to book a quarter final place with victory over an old foe tonight.
# departure lounge
Group A preview: Czechs refusing to be counted out before Greek battle
‘A 4-1 defeat doesn’t look the best but it’s basically the same as 1-0′, says goalkeeper Petr Cech.
# Euro 2012
Politics off menu for Poland as Russia match looms
“We want to win. We don’t want to lose. We’re aware we have one point and thanks to this point we still have chances.”
Russia v Czech Republic, Euro 2012
A grudge match between former Eastern Bloc “allies”, the second encounter of the opening night had the potential to get messy. Good thing Howard Webb was on hand…
# know before you go
Grand Designs: Your Group A venue guide
Going to games? Or do you just want to gorge yourself on Euro 2012 trivia? Get your architecturally sound stadium info right here.
African Cup of Nations 2012 preview: Group A
Africa’s biggest football tournament begins on Saturday and we start our four-part look at the teams involved today.