Bhutan off to a winning start in their first ever World Cup fixture.

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Bhutan
Bhutan defeated Sri Lanka in Colombo on Thursday to win their first ever World Cup match.

Officially the worst team in the world, the mix of students and part-time players take a 1-0 lead back to the Himalayas for the second leg of their Asian first qualifying round. Tshering Dorji was the man to make history, scoring the only goal of the game nine minutes from time.

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Aston Villa
The Football Association are investigating the crowd trouble which marred Aston Villa’s 2-0 FA Cup quarter-final victory over Midlands rivals West Bromwich Albion at Villa Park.

Dozens of supporters came on to the field to celebrate after Scott Siinclair scored Villa’s second goal. There was another invasion during stoppage time, and when the final whistle was blown, thousands of fans ran on to the pitch.

West Bromwich chairman Jeremy Peace accused Aston Villa of “putting our players at risk”.

West Bromwich fans are alleged to have thrown seats on to the pitch. Seventeen arrests were made in total.

West Brom captain Chris Brunt has been charged by the FA with using insulting or abusive words/or behaviour towards referee Anthony Taylor in the tunnel after the match.

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Olexandr Kucher

Shakhtar’s Olexandr Kucher, second left, is awarded a red card against Bayern Munich.


The Shakhtar Donetsk defender’s red card after just three minutes against Bayern Munich on Wednesday night was the quickest in Champions League history.

Zimbabwe
The Zimbabwean FA’s failure to pay former coach Jose Claudinei’s wages sees the national team expelled from 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign. The Brazilian has been owed money since 2008.