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  • Mourinho keen to keep Chelsea squad intact

    Mourinho keen to keep Chelsea squad intact

    Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has no plans to let any of his English Premier League title-winning squad depart Stamford Bridge in the close season. The Portuguese, who steered Chelsea to a fifth English title earlier this month, said his focus was...

  • Europa League champs Sevilla face struggle to keep top talent

    Europa League champs Sevilla face struggle to keep top talent

    Sevilla further underlined their European pedigree with a record fourth Europa League title but now face the more daunting task of converting their continental success into a challenge for domestic honours. While Wednesday’s 3-2 win over Dnipro...

  • Ancelotti pondering offer to return at Milan

    Carlo Ancelotti will decide whether or not to manage Milan next season on Wednesday, according to club vice-president Adriano Galliani. Galliani held a second meeting with Ancelotti in Spain yesterday hoping to convince the veteran Italian...

  • Football news

    Real Madrid have denied a report in an Italian newspaper that claimed the La Liga club had made an offer to buy Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba. “Real Madrid have had no contact either with Juventus or the player’s agent and, as a consequence, the...

  • Sporting briefs

    Hernandez: Hull City forward Abel Hernandez has been suspended for three matches for punching Manchester United’s Phil Jones during their 0-0 Premier League draw on Sunday, the FA said. The fracas occurred in the 70th minute as the pair jostled...

  • Putin: US meddling in Fifa affairs

    Putin: US meddling in Fifa affairs

    Russian President Vladimir Putin says the United States is meddling in Fifa's affairs in an attempt to take the 2018 World Cup away from his country. Mr Putin said in televised comments that it is "odd" that the probe was launched at the request...

  • Update 2: Blatter 'aims to restore trust'

    Update 2: Blatter 'aims to restore trust'

    Fifa president Sepp Blatter said he intends to help restore trust in world football after a pair of corruption investigations brought "shame and humiliation" on the sport. Mr Blatter spoke publicly for the first time since the corruption scandals...

  • Ex-Fifa chief Jack Warner arrested

    Ex-Fifa chief Jack Warner arrested

    Former Fifa vice president Jack Warner turned himself over to police in Trinidad and Tobago today, shortly after they issued an arrest warrant at the request of authorities in the US, where he was one of 14 people linked to international soccer...

  • Bacca helps Sevilla retain title

    Bacca helps Sevilla retain title

    Sevilla retained their Europa League title to claim the trophy for a record fourth time with a 3-2 victory over plucky Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk thanks to Carlos Bacca’s double in an exciting final last night. Colombia striker Bacca netted the winner...

  • Top global heads arrested in US, Swiss corruption cases

    Top global heads arrested in US, Swiss corruption cases

    Seven of the most powerful figures in global soccer faced extradition to the United States on corruption charges after being arrested yesterday in Switzerland, where authorities also announced a criminal investigation into the awarding of the next...

  • UEFA calls for FIFA election to be postponed

    UEFA calls for FIFA election to be postponed

    UEFA has called for tomorrow’s FIFA presidential election to be postponed, secretary general Gianni Infantino told reporters yesterday. “We strongly believe the FIFA Congress should be postponed with new FIFA presidential elections to be organised...

  • Napoli deny Benitez announcement

    Napoli deny Benitez announcement

    Napoli insist a hastily-scheduled press conference has not been organised to confirm the departure of head coach Rafael Benitez for Real Madrid. The Serie A club have called an unexpected briefing with club president Aurelio De Laurentiis and head...

  • Rossoneri chief Galliani ‘won’t give up on Ancelotti’

    Milan have “not given up hope” of bringing Carlo Ancelotti back to the San Siro to guide the team next season. Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani met with Ancelotti in Spain on Tuesday evening, less than 24 hours after his sacking by Real...

  • Heartbroken Thomas quits after second health scare

    Heartbroken Thomas quits after second health scare

    Trevor Thomas had high hopes of resuscitating his football career after surviving a serious health scare in September but fate has decreed otherwise. The recurrence of the medical problem that almost cost him his life a few months back has...

  • Bournemouth blaze their way to top flight

    Bournemouth blaze their way to top flight

    Bournemouth defied the odds last season as they sealed promotion to the Premier League for the first time after topping the standings in The Championship, pipping Watford for the crown by a single point. Bournemouth wrapped up their season with a...

  • Three JHA players return from training stint in Sunderland

    Three JHA players return from training stint in Sunderland

    Three young members of the Justin Haber Academy (JHA) have just returned from a one-week football experience at the Sunderland AFC Academy of Light. Brooklyn Borg, Nathan Cope and Jake Vassallo, who were accompanied by Michael Farrugia, the head...

  • Tale of two Talianas

    Tale of two Talianas

    In 1985-86, as in the previous season, the eight First Division teams and the Gozo selection took part in the FA Trophy. This made the competition more interesting. With few exceptions, all matches were balanced and very keenly-contested. Although...

  • Football news

    Manchester United may have lost their dominance over the Premier League but they are still top of the table when it comes to social media. A league table based on Twitter conversations throughout the campaign put United ahead of actual champions...

  • Briefs

    Federici: Premier League newcomers Bournemouth signed a second goalkeeper in two days yesterday, adding Australian international Adam Federici to their squad. He was a free agent after leaving Reading at the end of the season. On Tuesday,...

  • Uefa call to postpone Fifa election

    European football's governing body has said the election to choose a new president for international organisation Fifa should be postponed following the arrest of soccer officials in Zurich. Uefa general secretary Gianni Infantino said the...

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