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  • Arsenal beat West Ham 3-1 to regain fourth place

    Olivier Giroud’s sublime finish and a double from Lukas Podolski gave FA Cup finalists Arsenal a 3-1 win over West Ham at the Emirates Stadium to move back up into the top four of the Premier League. After a slow start following their...

  • Football results

    Championship: Charlton vs Barnsley 1-2.League One: Crawley vs Tranmere 2-0.Scottish Championship: Raith Rovers vs Queen of South 3-2.League One: Rangers vs Forfar 3-0.French Cup SF: Rennes vs Angers 3-2. Today’s SF – 21.00 Guingamp vs Monaco.

  • Conte puts personal interests aside

    Coach Antonio Conte stressed he was fully focused on Juve’s title charge rather than his own future after his team moved a step closer to a third straight Scudetto with a 2-0 triumph at Udinese late Monday. Juventus responded to Roma’s weekend...

  • Real’s Ronaldo to miss cup final against Barca

    Real Madrid top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo will miss tonight’s King’s Cup final (kick-off: 21.30) against Barcelona after failing to recover from knee and thigh muscle problems, coach Carlo Ancelotti said yesterday. The Portugal captain has missed...

  • Simeone won’t stop Costa move to Chelsea

    Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has admitted he may be powerless to stop Diego Costa joining Chelsea in the summer. Costa has been the standout player in Atletico’s exceptional season to date, with his 26 goals in 31 Primera Liga matches...

  • Sydney see red over sky blue Melbourne

    Sydney FC are up in arms about the proposed rebranding of Melbourne Heart in line with club owners Manchester City, protesting that there is only room for A-League team playing in sky blue. Twice champions Sydney have played in sky blue, the state...

  • Young Maltese referees officiating in England

    Two young Maltese referees, Ishmael Barbara and Alex Johnson, are currently in England officiating matches following an agreement of collaboration reached between English Referees General Manager Mike Riley and Malta FA Director of Refereeing...

  • Benfica pose a tough task for Juve

    Last week’s Europa League draw at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon paired Sevilla with their Primera Liga rivals Valencia which means a place for a Spanish team in the final is guaranteed. Juventus got a tough draw as Benfica could deny the...

  • Immobile, Cerci lead Italy goal talent charge

    Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has a striker selection headache ahead of the World Cup in Brazil with Torino pair Ciro Immobile and Alessio Cerci leading a surge of young Italian attacking talent. The duo were the architects of Torino’s last-gasp...

  • Football news

    Swansea have confirmed “a couple of incidents between certain players” took place during training last week. Media reports surfaced yesterday of a training ground bust-up prior to the Chelsea game that Swansea lost 1-0 two days ago. “Yes, there...

  • Sporting briefs

    Wilmots: Marc Wilmots has extended his contract as Belgium coach by four years until 2018, the Royal Belgian FA (URBSFA) said yesterday. “Marc Wilmots and the URBSFA have found an agreement to extend their collaboration for four more years,” it said.

  • Top clubs set to learn FFP fates

    Manchester City and Paris St Germain will learn this week whether they are deemed to be in serious breach of UEFA’s financial fair play rules. The Club Financial Control Body’s (CFCB) investigatory chamber, headed by former Belgium Prime Minister...

  • Italian crowds fall by over six per cent in a year

    The number of people going to watch soccer in Italian stadiums has dropped by over 800,000 or six per cent in the space of a year, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) said yesterday. With the game in Italy losing ground on the pitch to European...

  • Juventus edge closer to title

    Juventus re-opened an eight-point lead at the top of the Serie A standings following a 2-0 win away at Udinese last night. The visitors had defender Andrea Barzagli, Arturo Vidal, Leonardo Bonucci and Carlos Tevez not figuring in the starting...

  • We need to keep fighting – Rodgers

    Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is trying to keep things on an even keel despite the win over rivals Manchester City edging the Reds closer to a long-awaited title. The 3-2 win at Anfield leaves Liverpool just four matches in which to end a...

  • Wenger eyes strong finish

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has challenged his side to build on their FA Cup semi-final penalty shoot-out triumph by winning all of their remaining five Premier League matches to secure a top-four finish. The Gunners will host West Ham tonight...

  • Denni eager to boost City title push

    Denni could not have chosen a better moment to serve up a reminder of his match-winning qualities. Restored to Valletta’s starting XI on Saturday after his befuddling omission from the squad for the previous three games, the nimble forward...

  • BOV Premier League statistics

    Balzan: Armario Negrin 11 (1 pen); Micallef 7; Darmanin 4; Bezzina 2, Scicluna 2, Spiteri 2; Agius, Aboulezz, Pereira, Sciberras, Grima, Pedrinho.Own goal: Pearson (vs Hibs).Red cards: Agius (vs Vittoriosa), Vignaroli (vs Sliema, Birkirkara),...

  • Pembroke host U-11 festival

    The Youth FA’s experiment of entrusting the organisation of a series of Under-11 festivals, which feature sports and cultural activities, to local nurseries has proved a huge success. Five nurseries were chosen to host this season’s events. Mġarr,...

  • Football news

    Hoffenheim midfielder Boris Vukcevic has not given up hope of one day playing football again following his near-fatal car accident. The 24-year-old is still recovering from the September 2012 crash, which left him in a coma for almost two...

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