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  • Youth policy a priority for newcomers St Andrew’s

    Youth policy a priority for newcomers St Andrew’s

    Attracting young hopefuls and nurturing them into top players has always been the mantra of St Andrew’s FC. Last season, despite having a squad of mainly inexperienced players the Saints still succeeded in winning promotion to the top flight along...

  • Kaljevic back for Balzan

    Bojan Kaljevic is expected to form part of Balzan FC’s squad that will be heading to Bosnia this morning for Thursday’s Europa League first qualifying round, second leg, against Zeljeznicar. The striker was nursing an ankle injury that had ruled...

  • Former Wanderers stalwart Bonnici dies

    Former Wanderers stalwart Bonnici dies

    The Malta Football Association yesterday announced the death of Salvu Bonnici, the former Sliema Wanderers international defender who played over 200 competitive matches for the Blues between 1951 and 1967. Bonnici, born in Sliema on December 21,...

  • Barca agree to sign playmaker Arda

    Barca agree to sign playmaker Arda

    Barcelona have added an extra creative option in midfield by agreeing to sign Turkey playmaker Arda Turan from La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid, the Spanish and European champions said last night. Barca will pay €34 million ($37.6 million) for Arda,...

  • Stunning Lloyd hat-trick inspires US to 5-2 victory

    Stunning Lloyd hat-trick inspires US to 5-2 victory

    Carli Lloyd led from the front as the United States won the Women’s World Cup for a third time with a crushing 5-2 victory over Japan late Sunday, the striker scoring the tournament’s fastest ever hat-trick, including a spectacular long-range...

  • Verratti happy at Paris SG says agent

    The agent of Marco Verratti has denied reports linking his client with a move away from Paris St Germain this summer. Reports in the Spanish press of a recent meeting between Verratti’s agent and Barcelona presidential candidate Toni Freixa...

  • Pirlo joins New York

    Pirlo joins New York

    Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo, one of the most elegant and distinctive players of his generation, is to join New York City FC from Serie A champions Juventus later this month. “I have been wanting this experience for a long time and now that the...

  • Football news

    UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Aberdeen’s Europa League rivals Shkendija after Dons goalkeeper Danny Ward was targeted with a laser during last week’s clash in Skopje. The Dons lodged an official complaint with Europe’s governing...

  • Sporting briefs

    Duisburg: German second-division club Duisburg have told fans to stop travelling to their stadium in a bid to buy tickets for their DFB-Pokal first-round clash with Schalke since the queues are already too long. Lengthy lines of fans built up...

  • Cheeky Sanchez penalty clinches Chile’s first title

    Cheeky Sanchez penalty clinches Chile’s first title

    Chile won the Copa America for the first time late Saturday when a cheeky penalty from Alexis Sanchez clinched a shootout victory over Argentina and glory for the host nation’s golden generation in front of their own fans. The two sides were...

  • Losing a second major final with Argentina is torture – Mascherano

    Losing a second major final in a year was absolute torture for Argentina, midfielder Javier Mascherano said. Argentina were beaten by Germany in the World Cup final last July and Saturday’s 4-1 loss on penalties to Chile left them still looking...

  • Williams penalty gives England third place

    Williams penalty gives England third place

    Fara Williams struck an extra-time winner from the penalty spot as England defeated Germany 1-0 to claim third place in the Women’s World Cup on Saturday night. The Lionesses gained some consolation for their heartbreaking loss to Japan in the...

  • Houghton hoping Sampson stays

    Captain Steph Houghton hopes England hang on to manager Mark Sampson after his tactical ingenuity guided the Lionesses to third place at the Women’s World Cup. Sampson was plucked from Women’s Super League side Bristol Academy barely 18 months ago...

  • Sepp Blatter makes new World Cup claim

    Sepp Blatter makes new World Cup claim

    FIFA president Sepp Blatter has claimed there were “political interventions” from the Presidents of France and Germany ahead of the voting for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Embattled chief of football’s world governing body Sepp Blatter alleges...

  • Saints eye Alderweireld

    Southampton are expecting to complete a deal for Toby Alderweireld after Atletico Madrid failed to cancel the buy-out clause in time, Press Association Sport reported. The 26-year-old spent a highly-successful season on loan at St Mary’s last term...

  • Roberto Carlos joins Delhi

    Former Brazil and Real Madrid defender Roberto Carlos will manage Delhi Dynamos in this year’s Indian Super League (ISL), the club announced yesterday. “I’m coming to you and into the club which is mine now... I want to win together,” the...

  • Goetze needs more support – agent

    Goetze needs more support – agent

    Mario Goetze’s agent has criticised Bayern Munich for not giving the Germany international enough support last season. Goetze failed to set the Bundesliga alight in his first full campaign after his World Cup-winning goal and his agent Volker...

  • Football news

    West Brom hope to have new owners by the end of the month after the granting of exclusive negotiations to an unnamed bidder, BBC reported. Jeremy Peace, who owns 88 per cent of the club, has been chairman for 13 years, and said in February he...

  • Sporting briefs

    Keshi sacked: The topsy-turvy troubled relationship between the Nigeria Football Federation and their coach Stephen “Big Boss” Keshi has ended with the NFF sacking him because “he is not committed enough” to the job, the NFF said in a statement.

  • Chile beat Argentina to win Copa America title

    Chile beat Argentina to win Copa America title

    Chile beat Argentina 4-1 on penalties to win their first ever Copa America title on home soil. After a goalless 120 minutes in Santiago, it was Alexis Sanchez's audacious chip from 12 yards that proved to be the winner after Matias Fernandez,...