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  • Costa future unclear as China changes quota on foreigners

    Costa future unclear as China changes quota on foreigners

    The likelihood of Chelsea striker Diego Costa transferring to China this winter appears to have reduced following the Chinese Super League’s tightened regulations on foreign players. Chelsea and owner Roman Abramovich are determined to keep the...

  • Van Gaal ends his coaching career after family tragedy

    Van Gaal ends his coaching career after family tragedy

    Former Manchester United and Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal has ended his coaching career following a family tragedy, Dutch media reported yesterday. The 65-year-old, who is out of work since United sacked him in May last year, has turned down...

  • Gasperini gets two-match ban for insulting match officials

    Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini has been given a two-match ban for insulting match officials and Torino’s Sinisa Mihajlovic has been fined for breaking an interview backdrop screen, Serie A’s disciplinary tribunal said yesterday. Gasperini was...

  • Zaza looking to secure long-term stay with Valencia

    Zaza looking to secure long-term stay with Valencia

    Simone Zaza is hoping to earn himself a long-term stay at Valencia by producing the kind of performances he admits he failed to do at London club West Ham United. The 25-year-old Italy forward was presented by Valencia on Monday after cutting...

  • Judge rules footballer and his ex-teammate raped woman

    David Goodwillie will not be selected to play for Plymouth Argyle until the club has considered a court judgment which ruled he and a former teammate raped a woman. The former Scotland international striker and his ex-Dundee United team-mate David...

  • Wanderers eyeing Pearson transfer

    Sliema Wanderers are engaged in talks with BOV Premier League rivals Hibernians over the transfer of defender Jonathan Pearson. Club president Keith Perry confirmed the Wanderers are looking to strengthen their backline this month and have...

  • Atalanta and Lazio show improvement at the half-way stage in Italy

    Atalanta and Lazio show improvement at the half-way stage in Italy

    The first round of the 2016/17 Serie A came to a close earlier this month with a few teams doing well and achieving more than what was expected from them, as others are misfiring badly in the wrong end of the table. Atalanta and Lazio are the...

  • Sporting briefs

    Goss: QPR are interested in signing Manchester United midfielder Sean Goss. The 21-year-old moved to Old Trafford from Exeter in 2012 and has impressed for Nicky Butt’s reserves. Goss’s performances have attracted admiring glances and QPR are...

  • Football news

    Dimitri Payet’s desired exit from West Ham remains some distance away after the club rejected an improved offer from his former club Marseille. Reports said a fee believed to be just over the £20 million mark has been rebuffed by chairman David...

  • Title is beyond City after Everton loss, says Pep

    Title is beyond City after Everton loss, says Pep

    Pep Guardiola appeared to concede that winning the Premier League title was beyond his Manchester City side after perhaps the most chastening defeat of his managerial career on Sunday. After a 4-0 defeat at Everton, the biggest he has suffered in...

  • Fiorentina offer tantalising glimpse of true potential

    Fiorentina offer tantalising glimpse of true potential

    Fiorentina’s performance in the 2-1 win over Juventus on Sunday offered their fans a tantalising glimpse of what they are capable of when they put their minds to it. The Violets outplayed their opponents, exposing weaknesses in Juve’s much-vaunted...

  • Sergio Ramos sees reverse in fortunes as Real’s record run ends

    Sergio Ramos has so often been Real Madrid’s man of the moment but the captain saw the tables turn as his own goal helped his former club Sevilla to a 2-1 win over the La Liga leaders late on Sunday, ending a record-breaking 40-game unbeaten...

  • BOV Premier League statistics

    BOV Premier League statistics

    BalzanKaljevic 16 (4 pens); Piciollo 5; Effiong 3, Nafti 3; Fenech 2, Da Silva Souza 2; Agius; Micallef (pen); Arab. Own goal: Lima (vs Hibernians).Red cards: Serrano (vs Tarxien); Da Silva Souza (vs Floriana); Effiong (vs...

  • Valletta tie a perfect test to our ambitions – Kaljevic

    Valletta tie a perfect test to our ambitions – Kaljevic

    A weekend of high drama in the BOV Premier League failed to break the equilibrium in this year’s title race. Leaders Balzan looked set to steal a march on their nearest pursuers but they were made to pay for their profligacy in front of goal as...

  • Scoring against Benfica a dream, says Schembri

    Scoring against Benfica a dream, says Schembri

    Andre Schembri described his goal against Portuguese giants Benfica as something of a dream come true as he played for Boavista in a thrilling 3-3 draw against the Primeira Liga leaders at the mythical Stadium of Light, last weekend. Schembri...

  • Robben extends Bayern contract

    Arjen Robben has extended his contract with Bayern Munich for a further 12 months, the Bundesliga club have announced. The former Chelsea and Real Madrid winger is now tied to the German league champions until June 2018. Robben, 32, arrived at the...

  • Spartans striker Giusti named player of the month

    Spartans striker Giusti named player of the month

    Ħamrun Spartans forward Massimiliano Giusti (picture) was named as the BOV Player of the Month for December 2016. In his first season playing in Malta, the 21-year old Italian striker proved his mettle in the Spartans 2-0 win over higher-ranked...

  • Ivory Coast held to a goalless draw

    Ivory Coast were held to a 0-0 draw by Togo as they began the defence of their African Nations Cup title with an uninspiring display in the opening Group C game yesterday. It was the fourth draw in the opening five games at this year’s finals...

  • Football news

    Two days after his 44th birthday, Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary is set to become the oldest player to compete at the African Nations Cup finals and among the oldest internationals in soccer history. El Hadary is playing at his seventh finals,...

  • Sporting briefs

    Neymar: Neymar is the most valuable player in Europe – worth about £216m – according to a new study. The Barcelona striker is ahead of team-mate Lionel Messi, who is valued by academics at £149m. The only England players in the top 10 are...