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  • Three into two won’t go in Champions League

    Three into two won’t go in Champions League

    With the title and relegation issues decided, three teams will scrap for the two remaining Champions League places on the final day of the Premier League season today. Three points separate Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal, with each hoping...

  • Conte is grateful players embraced his methods

    Antonio Conte has expressed gratitude that his Chelsea players embraced his methods in their Premier League title success. Conte was concerned in September when Chelsea, despite winning their first three games, suffered back-to-back losses to...

  • A Premier anti-climax

    A Premier anti-climax

    The title was sown up more than a week ago, Tottenham Hotspur are assured of the dubious honour of being runners-up, and we already know which three teams are going to be playing in the Championship next season. All in all, this afternoon’s final...

  • Football news

    Clinton N’Jie will miss out on next month’s Confederations Cup in Russia after Cameroon coach Hugo Broos dropped the Tottenham winger from a 30-man preliminary squad for the eight-nation tournament. N’Jie, on loan at Olympique Marseille this...

  • Sporting briefs

    Millwall: Steve Morison fired Millwall back to the Championship and then hit out at the fans who “ruined” their big moment. Lions striker Morison prodded home an 85th-minute winner to sink Bradford 1-0 in the League One play-off final at Wembley.

  • Roma beat Chievo to keep pace with Juventus

    Roma beat Chievo to keep pace with Juventus

    Two goals each from Stephan El Shaarawy and Mohamed Salah kept Roma's Serie A title hopes alive as they twice came from behind to win 5-3 at Chievo Verona and move one point behind stuttering leaders Juventus. The win takes Luciano Spalletti's...

  • Floriana win FA Trophy after beating Sliema

    Floriana win FA Trophy after beating Sliema

    FLORIANA 2 (Ruiz 4, Borg 90) SLIEMA WANDERERS 0 Floriana became the first club to put their hands on the new FA Trophy after beating Sliema to win the coveted trophu for the 20th time. After an early shot by Frank Temile had sailed over the bar,...

  • Usmanov launches bid to buy Arsenal

    Russian businessman Alisher Usmanov has launched a £1billion bid to buy Arsenal. The 63-year-old currently owns 30 per cent of the club through Red & White Holdings and has made a move to wrestle a further 67 per cent away from majority...

  • Escape artists Crotone hope to spoil Juve party

    Escape artists Crotone hope to spoil Juve party

    Treble-chasing Juventus will try for the second time to wrap up the Serie A title at the weekend, this time against a Crotone team attempting to pull off one of the greatest escapes in the competition’s recent history. Playing in the top flight...

  • Sevilla’s Sampaoli says could not snub ‘dream’ Argentina job

    Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli said yesterday a firm offer to coach Argentina would be too tempting to turn down, adding negotiations between his native country and the LaLiga club were well advanced. The Argentine FA, which sacked Edgardo Bauza in...

  • Coach Gisdol hopes support can lead Hamburg to safety

    Coach Gisdol hopes  support can lead  Hamburg to safety

    Hamburg coach Markus Gisdol hopes playing on home soil will give his team enough incentive in their decisive Bundesliga clash with Wolfsburg at the Volksparkstadion. Top-flight safety is at stake for both teams on the final day of the season as...

  • Blues, Greens clash as new cup, European berth at stake

    Blues, Greens clash as new  cup, European berth at stake

    The two most successful clubs in Maltese football will do battle for the newly-designed FA Trophy to-day as holders Sliema and Floriana face each other in what promises to be a keen clash at the National Stadium (kick-off: 17.00). For both the...

  • Managers are divided over retrospective diving bans

    Managers are divided over retrospective diving bans

    West Brom manager Tony Pulis has welcomed the prospect of players being retrospectively banned for diving, but Swansea boss Paul Clement claims “it is not the answer”. The new offence of ‘successful deception of a match official’ will be...

  • FA Trophy finalists visit the President

    FA Trophy finalists visit the President

    Earlier this week, delegates from FA Trophy finalists Floriana and Sliema Wanderers, along with officials from the Malta FA, paid a courtesy visit to President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca at the San Anton Palace. The President congratulated both...

  • Football news

    Armando Izzo will return to contention for Genoa in October after his 18-month suspension for failing to report match-fixing was reduced by a year on appeal. The 25-year-old defender was hit with the lengthy ban in April after the Italian Football...

  • Lukaku, Sanchez hunt Kane for Golden Boot

    Lukaku, Sanchez hunt Kane for Golden Boot

    Harry Kane’s four-goal salvo on Thursday catapulted him to the top of the Premier League scorers charts, but hot on his heels are two players with contrasting styles who go head-to-head when Arsenal host Everton on the final day of the season...

  • Sporting briefs

    Anderlecht: Belgian giants Anderlecht claimed a record-extending 34th Belgian league title after coming from a goal down at half-time to beat Charleroi 3-1 away on Thursday. Lukasz Teodorczyk returned to the side to score twice as Anderlecht won...

  • FIFPro hold congress in Malta

    FIFPro hold  congress in Malta

    After only three years of full membership, the Maltese Football Players Association (MFPA), was trusted to host the FIFPro European Congress. Delegates from all over Europe met in Malta earlier this week to discuss the next steps for the World...

  • Lahm rules out coaching role

    Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm has all-but ruled out becoming a manager after he retires from football. The 33-year-old will bring his 15-year top-flight playing career to a close on Saturday when Bundesliga champions Bayern face Freiburg. He...

  • Monaco hope to keep Mbappe

    Monaco hope to  keep Mbappe

    French prodigy Kylian Mbappe was once again the centre of attention as Monaco clinched their first league title in 17 years on Wednesday, taking his tally to 15 goals for the season to add further fuel to speculation of a possible departure. The...