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  • Andrei Agius signs for Hibs

    Andrei Agius signs for Hibs

      Hibernians have continued to strengthen their squad with the signing of Malta defender Andrei Agius. Agius was out of contract after his deal with Italian side Aprilia expired at the end of last season. Having spent most of his career in Italy,...

  • Malta to face Slovakia in friendly on Thursday

    Malta to face Slovakia in friendly on Thursday

    The senior national team will be lining up against Slovakia on Thursday at 18.20pm in an away friendly match in preparation for the upcoming Euro 2016 group matches campaign. In a statement, the Malta Football Association said coach Pietro Ghedin...

  • Updated: Manchester United confirm Falcao one-year loan

    Updated: Manchester United confirm Falcao one-year loan

    Manchester United confirmed they had signed Colombian striker Radamel Falcao on a one-year loan deal from Monaco after the transfer window closed on Monday. “#mufc is delighted to announce Radamel Falcao has joined on a 1-year loan from Monaco...

  • Amalfitano set for West Ham move

    Marseille winger Morgan Amalfitano was set to join English Premier League side West Ham, Press Association Sport repor-ted last night. The 29-year-old was in talks to become the Hammers’ ninth signing of the summer. Amalfitano spent last season on...

  • Saviola agrees to join Verona

    Verona have announced the signing of veteran Argentinian forward Javier Saviola from Olympiakos. The terms of the deal were not announced by either club. Saviola, 32, began his career at River Plate, where an impressive goalscoring record caught...

  • Milan wrap up deal for Bonaventura

    Milan have agreed to sign Giacomo Bonaventura from Atalanta after missing out on Parma striker Jonathan Biabiany. The Rossoneri had looked poised to sign French forward Biabiany from Parma in a deal that would have seen the Gialloblu receive €4...

  • New Azzurri mentor Conte to implement a strict regime

    New Azzurri mentor Conte to implement a strict regime

    New Italy coach Antonio Conte is ready to lay down the law as he looks to build a successful team. Conte held his first training session yesterday morning in Coverciano, Florence, since replacing Cesare Prandelli at the helm of the Azzurri...

  • Germany’s Mesut Ozil doubtful for friendly against Argentina

    Germany’s Mesut Ozil is unlikely to play in the friendly against World Cup finalists Argentina tomorrow but could be fit for the Euro 2016 qualifier against Scotland on Sunday, team manager Oliver Bierhoff said yesterday. Arsenal midfielder Ozil...

  • Foreign strikers dominate transfer deadline day

    Foreign strikers dominate transfer deadline day

    There were no major movements on the final day of transfers among the 12 BOV Premier League clubs yesterday with the only signings completed being those of foreign strikers who joined Birkirkara, Sliema Wanderers, Floriana and Żebbuġ...

  • Casillas wants improvement from ‘horrible’ Real Madrid

    Casillas wants improvement from ‘horrible’ Real Madrid

    Real Madrid captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas has called for a big im-provement after the European champions suffered a surprise early-season setback at Real Sociedad in La Liga on Sunday. Real were missing injured top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo...

  • Fiorentina’s Rossi suffers another injury to his knee

    Italy and Fiorentina have suffered a blow with news that striker Giuseppe Rossi will have to undergo another knee surgery. The Italy international hurt his right leg in training last month and tests revealed signs of excessive pressure being put...

  • Former Premier League player charged in match-fixing probe

    Former Premier League striker Delroy Facey has been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery, officers investigating match-fixing said yesterday. Facey, who played for Bolton, was arrested in November 2013 and will appear in court at Cannock in...

  • Lija Athletic FC present squad

    Lija Athletic FC present squad

    Division One club Lija Athletic kept themselves busy this summer preparing for the new season as they will be aiming for promotion under the charge of new coach Joe Brincat (front, second left). Among the new faces at Lija are the likes of Cleaven...

  • Football news

    Karim El Ahmadi has rejoined Feyenoord on a three-year deal from Aston Villa. The midfielder had been linked with a return to De Kuip – where he played between 2008 and 2012. El Ahmadi joined Villa from Feyenoord in 2012 for £2 million and made 56...

  • Sporting briefs

    Iniesta: Spain playmaker Andres Iniesta will miss Thursday’s friendly against France in Paris and their opening Euro 2016 qualifier against Macedonia in Valencia four days later due to a knee injury. Iniesta, sidelined for Barcelona’s 1-0 La Liga...

  • Inspired Lopez helps Milan win on Inzaghi’s debut

    Inspired Lopez helps Milan win on Inzaghi’s debut

    Goalkeeper Diego Lopez made an inspired debut for Milan as he helped them beat Lazio 3-1 in their first competitive game under new coach Filippo Inzaghi yesterday. Milan raced into a 3-0 lead in little more than an hour with goals from Keisuke...

  • Striker Balotelli out of Azzurri squad

    Antonio Conte has left striker Mario Balotelli out of his first squad since replacing Cesare Prandelli as Italy coach. Conte, who won three league titles with Juventus, was appointed Azzurri mentor last month after Prandelli resigned immediately...

  • Atletico agree deal for Cerci

    Atletico Madrid have agreed a deal to sign Italy forward Alessio Cerci from Torino, the Spanish champions have announced. The 27-year-old Cerci, who had been linked with a move to Arsenal, will pen a three-year contract with Atletico, pending a...

  • Irresistible Liverpool trounce Tottenham

    Irresistible Liverpool trounce Tottenham

    Brendan Rodgers marked his 100th game in charge by watching Liverpool produce an irresistible performance as they beat a toothless Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 in the Premier League at White Hart Lane yesterday. Raheem Sterling, Steven Gerrard and...

  • Problems mount for Deila as Griffiths rescues 1-1 draw

    Ronny Deila found only a little respite as his Celtic side had to scrap for a point in their 1-1 Premiership draw with Dundee FC at Dens Park, yesterday. The Norwegian manager was under pressure after the Hoops had crashed out of the Champions...