The Africa Cup of Nations entered the quarter-final stage following the conclusion of the knockout round.
Big names fell in the with pre-tournament favourites Ivory Coast among them.
Away from Africa, the European January transfer window will close in a few days' time, with clubs rushing to get deals done before teh January 31 deadline.
Here are some of the top stories from yesterday.
🔴 van de Beek receives loan bid from Crystal Palace
It might be finally happening. Donny van de Beek is getting nearer the exit doors at Carrington.
🚨 Eric Bailly misses penalty as Ivory Coast are knocked out of AFCON by Salah's Egypt
Ivory Coast's Africa Cup of Nations run came to an end as they lost 5-4 on penalties to Egypt in a match played in Douala on Wednesday evening.
Injury update on Senegal's Sadio Mane
Senegal superstar Sadio Mane has revealed he is fine despite being taken to hospital on Tuesday night after picking up a head injury.
🚨 E. Guinea beat Mali on penalties to book AFCON quarterfinal date with Senegal
Giant killing Equatorial Guinea are through to the last eight of the Africa Cup of Nations after beating Mali 6-5 on penalties on Wednesday night.
🇳🇬 Nigeria's coach resigns in press conference after AFCON flop
Wow, this was quick and messy. Nigeria's interim coach Augustine Eguavoen, lasted a month before deciding to resign on Tuesday after the AFCON 2021 failure.
Man City reach agreement to sign Argentine star Julián Álvarez
They're so aggressive in the market. Manchester City have reportedly agreed to sign Argentina's next superstar Julián Álvarez from River Plate.
Official: Niklas Süle to leave Bayern as free agent at the end of the season
Niklas Sule is set to leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season, the club has confirmed.
Lyon deny Bruno Guimarães deal with Newcastle
French side Lyon have denied reports that they have reached an agreement with Newcastle over the signing of midfielder Bruno Guimarães.
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