Swansea will face Bradford in the League Cup Final
In English football action,
Bradford City will meet Swansea City in next month's League Cup Final at Wembley Stadium.
This morning, Swansea and fellow Premiership club Chelsea drew goal-less in the 2nd leg semi-final at the Liberty Stadium.
But with a shock 2-0 win over the Blues at Stamford Bridge in the 1st leg, Swansea City reached their first major English final with a 2-0 aggregate score.
In related news,
Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard was sent off, for kicking a ball boy during this morning's clash against Swansea.
The Belgian was trying to retrieve the ball from under the ball boy who had fallen on top of it.
The ball boy had failed to return the ball promptly, after it had gone out for a goal kick.
But referee Chris Foy showed the 22-year-old player a straight red card on the 80th minute mark.
Blues boss Rafael Benitez said player and ball boy did apologise to each other after the match.
Still on football,
Italian legend Roberto Baggio has resigned as the Italian Football Federation's technical director.
And the reason for his departure was because, he was not permitted to do the job he wanted to do.
Having featured in Italy's 3rd and 2nd place finish in the 1990 and '94 FIFA World Cup campaigns, Baggio was appointed to the technical director's role,
after the Azzurri flopped as defending champions, by going out in the group stage of the 2010 World Cup.
And the 45 year old's challenge, was to reinvigorate the Italian game and boost the country's poor track record of blooding youngsters.
But Baggio claims he was largely ignored by the Federation.
Onto Tennis and the Australian Open,
Roger Federer will meet Andy Murray for the 3rd time in less than 9 months.
Last night at the Rod Laver Arena, the Federer Express took down Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in 5 sets to reach the semi-finals.
Murray beat Jeremy Chardy in straight sets, to advance into the last 4.
And having lost to Federer in last year's Wimbledon Final and then bouncing back to beat the Swiss Maestro in the Olympic Gold Medal Final, Murray is now looking to beat him
again in his quest for his 2nd Grandslam title.