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  • ‘This will be my last term’

    ‘This will be my last term’

    Norman Darmanin Demajo has confirmed his intention to extend his tenure as Malta FA president but made it clear that, provided he wins the backing of the assembly during the association’s Annual General Meeting on July 30, this will be his last...

  • Rodgers sure about Celtic’s standing

    Rodgers sure about Celtic’s standing

    Brendan Rodgers insists he has not taken a step down in his career by becoming the new Celtic boss. The 43-year-old former Liverpool and Swansea manager met the media at Parkhead following confirmation of his appointment on a 12-month rolling...

  • Luis Enrique thrilled with Barca’s season

    Luis Enrique thrilled with Barca’s season

    Barcelona coach Luis Enrique hailed his players after their 2-0 extra-time win over Sevilla in the King’s Cup final on Sunday night saw them complete a league and cup double for the second season running. Barca had to play for more than an hour...

  • Coleman handed new Wales contract ahead of Euro 2016

    Wales manager Chris Coleman has signed a two-year contract extension to take in the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign. The deal, which was announced at a Football Association of Wales press conference yesterday afternoon, ends uncertainty over...

  • 10 mafia suspects arrested in Italian match-fixing probe

    Italian police have arrested 10 people on suspicion of being members of the mafia as part of a probe into football match-fixing, investigators in the southern city of Naples said yesterday. The arrests stem from a probe into two matches in Serie B...

  • A look back at Cantona’s career in English football

    A look back at Cantona’s career in English football

    “When the seagulls follow the trawler, it’s because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea.” A carefully-crafted 17-word statement from a man whose actions when on a football pitch appeared as off-the-cuff as they did ostentatious. Eric...

  • Goetze focused on Bayern, pours cold water on Liverpool move

    Bayern Munich attacking midfielder Mario Goetze has insisted he will not play for any other club next season and is committed to reaching full fitness in preparation for Carlo Ancelotti’s arrival as manager. The 23-year-old, linked in British...

  • Football news

    Departing striker Romelu Lukaku says there was a breakdown in the relationship between the Everton players and Roberto Martinez before the manager was sacked towards the end of the Premier League season. Despite the Merseyside club reaching the...

  • Sporting briefs

    Houllier: Former France and Liverpool coach Gerard Houllier looks set to return to Olympique Lyon as general manager, the Ligue 1 club’s president said yesterday. “We’ve been working with Gerard Houllier so that he becomes the general manager,”...

  • Darmanin Demajo to stand for re-election as MFA president

    Darmanin Demajo to stand for re-election as MFA president

    Norman Darmanin Demajo is to stand for re-election as president of the Malta FA at the next Annual General Meeting, to be held on July 30. Darmanin Demajo’s future has been the subject of conjecture for several months as his second term at the...

  • Guardiola hails Bayern ‘a great experience’

    Guardiola hails Bayern ‘a great experience’

    Pep Guardiola revealed he would miss his players more than anything else after bringing the curtain down on three years as coach of Bayern Munich by winning the DFB-Pokal. The Bayern coach saw his side beat Borussia Dortmund on penalties after a...

  • I’m not done yet, says Ibra

    I’m not done yet, says Ibra

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic insisted he was far from finished after signing off his Paris St Germain career with two goals in their 4-2 Coupe de France final victory over Marseille late Saturday. The Sweden international took his tally for the club to 156...

  • Morata refuses to discuss his future after Coppa success

    Morata refuses to discuss his future after Coppa success

    Alvaro Morata has refused to discuss whether his extra-time Coppa Italia winner could prove his last goal for Juventus. The Spain hitman climbed off the bench to sink Milan 1-0 in Rome on Saturday night, securing Juventus an historic second...

  • Vardy hits winner as England beat Turkey

    Vardy hits winner as England beat Turkey

    England began their Euro 2016 preparations with a hard-fought, if not entirely convincing, victory over Turkey in their first home match on the road in nine years, yesterday. Roy Hodgson’s men played the first of three warm-up matches at a...

  • Atletico must play CL final as if it was their last, says Koke

    Midfielder Koke issued a rallying cry to his Atletico Madrid team-mates yesterday ahead of this week’s UEFA Champions League final against city rivals Real Madrid. The midfielder told a news conference that the Atletico Madrid players have to face...

  • Football news

    Eintracht Frankfurt coach Niko Kovac says he is not even contemplating the idea of his side being relegated tonight. The Eagles go into the second leg of their play-off with Nuremberg having been held to a 1-1 draw in the home leg and needing to...

  • Sporting briefs

    West Ham: West Ham United have qualified for the Europa League as a result of Manchester United’s FA Cup triumph on Saturday. The Red Devils had already qualified for the Europa League by finishing fifth in the Premier League. The Euro place on...

  • Hogg eager to prove himself all over again

    Hogg eager to prove himself all over again

    The past six months have been anything but plainsailing for Andrew Hogg but the Malta goalkeeper has been striving to channel the anger caused by his enforced hiatus from football into motivation to come back stronger than ever. Not so long ago,...

  • Forget Europe, Liverpool need to conquer England first

    Forget Europe, Liverpool need to conquer England first

    It will be hard for Liverpool fans to accept right now, but losing the Europa League final last Wednesday night was actually a good thing. I understand missing out on any major trophy is depressing and, on that basis, it is always going to be hard...

  • Hibernian triumph marred by pitch invasion

    Hibernian triumph marred by pitch invasion

    Hibernian came from behind to beat Rangers 3-2 in a pulsating Scottish Cup final yesterday that ended with a violent pitch invasion after a stoppage-time winner from captain David Gray ended their 114-year wait for the trophy. Hibernian, who had...