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  • Bajada back at Tarxien Rainbows

    Midfielder Roderick Bajada has joined his former coach Jacques Scerri at Tarxien Rainbows after agreeing a one-year deal. For Bajada this will be his second time with the Rainbows after his stint of season 2012-13. Last year, the much-travelled...

  • Hiddink quits as Netherlands coach

    Hiddink quits as Netherlands coach

    Guus Hiddink has quit as coach of the Netherlands after spending less than one year in his second spell in the job, the Football Association (KNVB) announced yesterday. The 68-year-old hands over to assistant Danny Blind with the Dutch third in...

  • Brazil defender Miranda undergoes Inter medical

    Atletico Madrid defender Joao Miranda is undergoing a medical in Milan yesterday ahead of his move to Inter Milan. The Brazil centre-back will reportedly join the Nerazzurri on a €15 million transfer and put pen to paper on a three-year...

  • Immobile to stay at Dortmund

    Borussia Dortmund forward Ciro Immobile is unlikely to leave the Bundesliga club this summer, according to the player’s agent. The Italy international endured a difficult debut season in Germany and is a reported target of Serie A clubs Napoli and...

  • Catania president admits fix attempts

    Former Catania president Antonino Pulvirenti has confessed to attempts to fix the results of five Serie B games in Italy this season in a bid to save his club from relegation to the third division. Pulvirenti and six other people, including club...

  • Muntari leaves Milan

    Reported Everton target Sulley Muntari has had his contract with Milan terminated by mutual consent. The Ghana midfielder made just 12 Serie A starts last season with his last appearance on March 7 and had another year left on his contract. A...

  • FIGC need new strategy for U-21s

    FIGC need new strategy for U-21s

    Looking back at Italy’s results in the UEFA Under-21 Championship between 1992 and 2004 and comparing them with the most recent six editions of the competition, it becomes evident that the Azzurrini need some kind of lift up. Italy were crowned...

  • UEFA softening break-even rule to attract investors

    UEFA has softened its break-even Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations in an attempt to encourage investment in European club football and move from “austerity to sustainable growth”. General secretary Gianni Infantino said FFP, implemented in...

  • Sweden crowned U-21 European champions

    Sweden crowned U-21 European champions

    Sweden are the winners of the 2015 U-21 European Championship after they beat Portugal 4-3 on penalties in the final at the Eden Arena in Prague, last night. There was little to separate the two finalists who could not find the breakthrough after...

  • Football news

    The agent of Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko has denied reports he had talks with Roma over a possible transfer of the player to the Serie A club. The Italian press has fuelled speculation that the Bosnia international will move to Italy as...

  • Sporting briefs

    Klaus: Hanover have announced the signing of Freiburg’s Felix Klaus. The 22-year-old winger has signed a deal through to the end of the 2018/19 season.“Despite having other Bundesliga offers, Felix Klaus turned them all down and decided to pick...

  • Euro debutants Balzan go down to Zeljeznicar

    Euro debutants Balzan go down to Zeljeznicar

    BALZAN-0, FK ZELJEZNICAR-2 Balzan suffered a 2-0 defeat to Bosnian team FK Zeljeznicar in their Europa League debut this evening. Rijad Bajic scored an early brace for the superior Zeljeznicar who were dominant in the first half at the Hibernians...

  • European newcomers Balzan target creditable showing

    European newcomers Balzan target creditable showing

    Balzan will be going all out to mark their debut in UEFA competitions with a spirited showing when they meet Bosnia’s FK Zeljeznicar this evening in the first leg of their Europa League first qualifying round match at the Hibernians Stadium...

  • Ambitious Tagliaferro eyes more signings

    Ambitious Tagliaferro eyes more signings

    Balzan FC president Anton Tagliaferro is prepared to sanction the signing of more players over the next two months. Buoyed by their fourth-place finish in the Premier League, Balzan have been busy in the close season. They have brought in Malta...

  • Azzopardi to make Europa League bow

    UEFA have selected Maltese football referee Adrian Azzopardi to take charge of the Europa League first qualifying round match between Brondby IF (Denmark) and AC Juvenes (San Marino) in Copenhagen on Thursday. This will mark Azzopardi’s debut in...

  • Liverpool close in on defender Clyne

    Liverpool close in on defender Clyne

    Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne underwent a medical on Merseyside yesterday ahead of his £12.5 million move to Liverpool. The 24-year-old England right-back has returned from holiday and is in the city to complete the final stages of his...

  • Chile’s Jara gets three-match ban for finger incident

    Chile’s Jara gets three-match ban for finger incident

    Chile defender Gonzalo Jara will miss the rest of the Copa America after being suspended for three matches for sticking his finger up an opponent’s backside and feigning injury during a match. CONMEBOL, the governing body of South American...

  • Chelsea keeper Cech joins London rivals Arsenal

    Chelsea keeper Cech joins London rivals Arsenal

    Czech Republic goalkeeper Petr Cech ended a highly successful 11-year spell at English champions Chelsea when he moved to Premier League rivals Arsenal yesterday. Cech, who made over 400 appearances at Stamford Bridge and won the Champions League...

  • No Roma contact for Casillas – agent

    Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas’ agent claims he has not been contacted by Roma regarding a summer switch for his client. Casillas’ future at the Bernabeu is in doubt with the club thought to be interested in acquiring Manchester United...

  • Real striker Ronaldo sells image rights

    Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has sold his image rights to Singaporean tycoon Peter Lim, owner of Primera Liga club Valencia. Ronaldo, the World Player of the Year, banked a reported £50 million last year in salary, bonus and endorsements,...