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  • Sporting briefs

    Costa: Former Valencia captain Ricardo Costa has taken a new turn in his career by joining Qatari side Al-Sailiya. Last week the 33-year-old defender rescinded his contract with Valencia a year before it was due to expire. The Portugal...

  • Judge rules fraud case against Messi will go ahead

    Judge rules fraud case against Messi will go ahead

    A Spanish court will push ahead with the process of prosecuting Argentina and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi for alleged tax evasion despite a recommendation from the public prosecutor the charges be dismissed. The prosecutor argued back in June...

  • Juventus start their title defence against Chievo

    Juventus start their title defence against Chievo

    Juventus start the defence of their Serie A title at Chievo next month but the pick of the first-day fixtures announced yesterday will see last season’s runners-up Roma host Fiorentina who finished fourth. The opening weekend, on August 30-31,...

  • De Vrij closing in on Lazio transfer

    Holland defender Stefan de Vrij is to have a medical ahead of a move to Lazio, the Serie A club have announced. The 22-year-old impressed in his country’s run to third place in the World Cup and scored in their opening 5-1 rout of defending...

  • FIFA ask FIGC to investigate Italy racism row

    FIFA has asked the Italian football federation (FIGC) to investigate comments made by Carlo Tavecchio, the favourite to become its next president, in which he referred to African players as “banana eaters”. “Reports concerning alleged ra-cist...

  • Defender Lovren seals his move to Liverpool

    Defender Lovren seals his move to Liverpool

    Liverpool have announced the signing of defender Dejan Lovren from Southampton on a long-term contract. The Croatia international penned his deal with the Reds to become the third Southampton player to move to Anfield this summer following striker...

  • Arsenal complete deal for full-back Chambers

    Arsenal have signed full-back Calum Chambers from Southampton for an undisclosed fee, the London club announced yesterday. Chambers, 19, continues the exodus of players from St Mary’s after agreeing a “long-term” contract with the Gunners. “Calum...

  • Caruana joins City after ending long Floriana stint

    Caruana joins City after ending long Floriana stint

    Christian Caruana has left Floriana to join rivals Valletta after agreeing a one-year deal with the champions. News of Caruana’s move caused a few eyebrows to be raised as it’s somewhat unusual for a Maltese player to cross the divide between the...

  • Sammut’s 10-year ban extended globally by FIFA

    Former Malta midfielder Kevin Sammut’s 10-year ban for match-fixing has been extended globally by FIFA. On May 28, the Lausanne-based Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) banned Sammut from all football-related activities for a period of 10 years...

  • Bosnian Besic joins Everton

    Bosnian midfielder Muhamed Besic has joined Everton from Hungarian club Ferencvaros for an undisclosed fee, the Premier League club said yesterday. Besic, 21, has signed a five-year deal at Goodison Park, the club’s website reported. “Muhamed is a...

  • Champions League fixtures

    Third qualifying round (first legs)   1st leg 2nd leg Agg. Playing today       Sparta Prague vs Malmo FF       Slovan Bratislava vs FC Sheriff       Debrecen vs BATE Borisov       Tomorrow       Aktobe vs Steaua Bucharest       FK...

  • Football news

    Manchester United defender Rafael has returned home early from the club’s tour of the United States to have treatment on a groin problem. The 24-year-old sustained the injury in training prior to the Red Devils’ win over Roma on Friday. Even...

  • Sporting briefs

    Pires: Robert Pires has followed former Arsenal team-mate Freddie Ljungberg in signing up for the inaugural Indian Super League. It was announced last week that former Sweden midfielder Ljungberg had penned an ambassadorial contract with the ISL,...

  • Russia should lose tournament over Ukraine – UK deputy PM

    Russia should lose tournament over Ukraine – UK deputy PM

    Russia should be stripped of the right to host the 2018 World Cup unless President Vladimir Putin stops destabilising Ukraine, Britain’s Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said yesterday, warning the world would look weak if it didn’t act. Nick...

  • Possession is key, says United boss Van Gaal

    Possession is key, says United boss Van Gaal

    Louis van Gaal hit out at his players for almost allowing Roma to break his 100 per cent record as Manchester United manager. Van Gaal made it two wins from two as United boss thanks to a 3-2 win over the Italian giants in the Colorado...

  • Di Maria expected back at Real for training – Ancelotti

    Di Maria expected back at Real for training – Ancelotti

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is expecting Angel Di Maria to begin pre-season training on August 5 and has no information about the Argentina winger leaving for Paris St Germain. “There is nothing new in the market,” Ancelotti said when asked...

  • Liverpool pull out of Remy deal after failed medical – reports

    Liverpool pull out of Remy deal after failed medical – reports

    Liverpool have pulled out of signing France international striker Loic Remy from promoted Queens Park Rangers, according to media reports in England and the United States where Liverpool are on tour. Remy, 27, flew to Boston last week to join up...

  • We’ll never sack Pep, says Rummenigge

    We’ll never sack Pep, says Rummenigge

    Pep Guardiola has been told he has a job for life at Bayern Munich. Former Barcelona coach Guardiola led Bayern to four trophies in his first season in charge, but he has said the expectations at Bayern are such that a smaller return would not be...

  • Gunners swoop for keeper Ospina

    Gunners swoop for keeper Ospina

    Arsenal have announced the signing of Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina from Nice on a long-term contract. The 25-year-old, who impressed as Colombia reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Brazil, has moved to the Emirates Stadium for an...

  • Football news

    Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim expects Colombia striker Radamel Falcao to make his long-awaited comeback from injury at the Emirates Stadium this coming weekend. The 28-year-old has spent the summer stepping up his recovery and looks set to run out...