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  • Everton investigate Lille trouble

    Everton will continue to work with French and Merseyside police in a bid to establish the facts about the trouble involving Toffees fans in Lille this week, the Barclays Premier League club have said. The build-up to yesterday evening's Europa...

  • Serbia get walkover v Albania, three points deducted

    Serbia get walkover v Albania, three points deducted

    Serbia have been awarded a 3-0 walkover against Albania for last week's Euro 2016 qualifier, abandoned following a brawl between the players after a flag stunt, but also had three points deducted, the Serbian FA said today. Serbia have also been...

  • ‘It will be an honour to play for Malta’

    ‘It will be an honour to play for Malta’

    There are no ‘naturalised’ players in the current Malta squad but that could change next year if Qormi striker Alfred Effiong secures Maltese citizenship. Born and bred in Nigeria, Effiong has been playing in our country for the past 10 years,...

  • Juve at a loss to explain poor European form

    Juve at a loss to explain poor European form

    Juventus are at a loss to explain why they fail to play with the same conviction and authority in Europe that they have shown in dominating Serie A over the past three seasons. The Serie A champions are in danger of falling at the first hurdle for...

  • Swiss slide out of top 10

    Swiss slide out of top 10

    Switzerland, who were among the top seeds for the World Cup finals this summer, have dropped out of FIFA’s top 10 world rankings after a poor start to their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign. Portugal, who surprisingly lost 1-0 at home to Albania in...

  • Napoli beaten by Young Boys

    Napoli beaten by Young Boys

    Napoli dropped their first points of the Europa League campaign as they went down 2-0 away to Swiss side Young Boys yesterday. Goals from Guillaume Hoarau in the 52nd-minute and Leonardo Bertone in injury-time decided the contest and moved the...

  • Massimo Moratti ends Inter link after 19 years

    Massimo Moratti ends Inter link after 19 years

    Former Inter owner Massimo Moratti has resigned as honorary president, ending his 19-year association with the club. The 69-year-old quit almost exactly one year after selling a 70 per cent stake in the club to a consortium led by Indonesian...

  • Unbeaten Xewkija and Nadur lose perfect record

    Unbeaten Xewkija and Nadur lose perfect record

    Champions Xewkija Tigers and title rivals Nadur Youngsters dropped their first points of the championship after being held to a 1-1 draw by Kerċem Ajax and Victoria Hotspurs respectively. Following these results, the first-round clash between the...

  • Last-gasp goal sinks Valletta, Balzan march on

    Last-gasp goal sinks Valletta, Balzan march on

    A dramatic goal scored by Karl Saliba 4.1 seconds from the end gave Luxol St Andrew’s a dramatic 4-3 win over Valletta at the Corradino Sports Pavilion. As the scoreline indicates, this was not an easy game for the Saints who were erratic in front...

  • Football news

    Ignazio Abate has signalled he wants to end his career at Milan as he approaches the end of his present contract. The Italy defender has yet to sign an extension to his deal that ends next summer but insists he intends to stay at the San Siro. “My...

  • Sporting briefs

    Valdes: Former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes will continue his rehabilitation from a knee injury at Manchester United. The 32-year-old tore his cruciate knee ligaments in March and is without a club after leaving the Nou Camp at the end of...

  • Inter maintain unbeaten start

    Inter maintain unbeaten start

    Inter maintained their unbeaten start to Group F but were booed off after being held to a goalless home draw by St Etienne on Thursday evening. The out-of-sorts Italian giants could not find the breakthrough in an evenly-fought encounter at the...

  • Tottenham thrash Asteras Tripolis

    Tottenham thrash Asteras Tripolis

    Erik Lamela scored one of the finest goals ever seen at White Hart Lane on a night in which Tottenham's hat-trick hero Harry Kane ended the thrashing of Asteras Tripolis in goal. This Europa League encounter was not one which whetted the appetite,...

  • Martinez hails 'incredible' fans

    Martinez hails 'incredible' fans

    Everton boss Roberto Martinez expressed his "immense pride" for the club's "incredible" fans after a turbulent 24 hours building up to this evening's 0-0 Europa League draw at Lille. The contest had been preceded by trouble in the French city...

  • Napoli beaten by Young Boys

    Napoli beaten by Young Boys

    Napoli dropped their first points of the Europa League campaign as they went down 2-0 away to Swiss side Young Boys. Goals from Guillaume Hoarau in the 52nd-minute and Leonardo Bertone in injury-time decided the contest and moved the hosts level...

  • Moratti ends Inter link after 19 years

    Moratti ends Inter link after 19 years

    Former Inter owner Massimo Moratti has resigned as honorary president, ending his 19-year association with the club. The 69-year-old quit almost exactly one year after selling a 70 percent stake in the club to a consortium led by Indonesian...

  • Ronaldo leads rout at Anfield

    Ronaldo leads rout at Anfield

    Real Madrid earned their first-ever win over Liverpool with a wondrous Cristiano Ronaldo goal spearheading a 3-0 Champions League victory at Anfield yesterday which appeared as classy as it was dominant. The roar of one of Europe’s most...

  • Bayern Munich get Papal seal of approval

    Bayern Munich get Papal seal of approval

    A meeting with Pope Francis yesterday could not have been timed better for Bayern Munich as the German champions capped a two-day stay in Rome in style at the Vatican following Tuesday’s 7-1 demolition of Roma in the Champions League. The...

  • Roma debacle seen as a one-off

    Roma’s 7-1 home defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League is being seen in Italy as an unfortunate one-off rather than another sad reflection on the dismal state of Serie A. Tuesday’s match produced the inevitable soul-searching, plus...

  • United job too big for Moyes, says Ferguson

    United job too big for Moyes, says Ferguson

    Alex Ferguson has broken his silence on David Moyes’s short, traumatic reign at Manchester United, saying the former Everton manager underestimated the size of the job. In an updated version of his book, “My Autobiography”, Ferguson also says it...