Arsenal maintained their challenge for the Premier League title after beating Liverpool 2-0 to open up a five-point lead at the top of the log.
Sunderland won their first match under new manager Paolo Di Canio, beating Newcastle United 3-0 in a thunderous derby to ease their relegation woes.
Holders Chelsea or Manchester United will face Manchester City in the FA Cup semifinals.
Liverpool ended Tottenham Hotspur's 12-match unbeaten Premier League run when a late Steven Gerrard penalty sealed a 3-2 win at Anfield on Sunday.
Burkina Faso reached the semifinals of the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time since 1998 after a 1-0 win over fellow outsiders Togo on Sunday.
Zambia defended their Afcon crown in frustrating fashion with a 1-1 draw against an Ethiopia side whose goalkeeper was red-carded.
A Luis Suarez hat-trick and goals from Steven Gerrard and Nuri Sahin has ended Liverpool's worst start to a Premier League season for 101 years.
The Olympics kick off on Wednesday with a women's soccer match between Britain and New Zealand, and Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt vowing to win again.
England manager Roy Hodgson says he will definitely pick Wayne Rooney for his first match at Euro 2012 against Ukraine.
Fifa president Sepp Blatter says Fabrice Muamba's collapse has brought back memories of Marc-Vivien Foe who died in similar circumstances in 2003.