Eden Hazard

Eden Hazard

In English football news, 

Eden Hazard could face a 3-match ban by England's Football Association, for kicking a ballboy yesterday. 

In the League Cup semi-final 2nd leg clash at the Liberty Stadium, the Chelsea striker had gone to retrieve a ball in the 79th minute, when it had gone out for a goal-kick. 

The ballboy who caught the ball, failed to return it promptly to the Swansea goalkeeper, and instead fell on the ground with his body covering the ball.

Hazard initially tried to grab the ball, but the 17 year old held on to it tightly. 

And reportedly in frustration, Hazard accidentally kicked the boy in his abdominal area and retrieved the ball. 

Referee Chris Foy was alerted by the incident and he flashed a straight red card at the Belgian striker. 

Blues manager Rafa Benitez said that both the player and ballboy did apologise to each other after the match. 

Meanwhile, 

Wilfried Zaha will undergo a medical with Manchester United by tomorrow, before completing a US$23 million dollar move from Crystal Palace. 

The 20-year-old forward has agreed a 5-and-a-half year deal, but will be loaned back to Palace until the end of the season, 

Zaha, who joined the 2nd division club as a 12-year-old, is expected to win his 2nd England cap against Brazil next month. 


Swinging over to the Australian Tennis Open, 

Victoria Azarenka ended the dream run of American teenager Sloane Stephens to reach the Women's Singles Final. 

Yesterday, the world number 1 needed 6 match points to defeat the 19 year old, 6-1, 6-4. 

Azarenka will retain top spot in the rankings if she defends her title at Melbourne Park tomorrow, when she faces Li Na. 

The 30 year old Chinese star stunned 4-time Grandslam champion Maria Sharapova 6-2, 6-2 in the other semi-final.