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  • Stop sniping and appreciate the quality, says Juve coach

    Stop sniping and appreciate the quality, says Juve coach

    Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has come to the conclusion that everyone in Italy is against the Turin side. Leaders and title holders Juventus, who have a 100 per cent record after six matches, visit bottom-of-the-table Sassuolo tonight,...

  • Del Bosque plans to quit Spain after Euro 2016

    Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque has confirmed that he plans to stand down after La Roja bid for a third successive triumph at Euro 2016. “In life you cannot be absolutely sure about anything but it is my intention to continue until France 2016 and...

  • Man. City out to end Spurs’ unbeaten away run

    Man. City out to end Spurs’ unbeaten away run

    Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur are unbeaten on the away front so far this season. Tottenham, currently sixth, will put their record on the line as they visit second-placed Manchester City who will leave no stone unturned in their...

  • Unlucky Malta undone by late goal in opener

    A vibrant performance from the Malta U-17 side went unrewarded yesterday as hosts Serbia struck a late goal to snatch a 1-0 win in the teams’ opening match from Group Eight of the UEFA U-17 Championship. It was a frustrating outcome for Sergio...

  • Football news

    Berti Vogts has resigned as head coach of Azerbaijan after six years at the helm, with the country’s football association confirming his departure following a meeting with its president Rovnag Abdullayev in Zurich. “Vogts, unfortunately, said that...

  • Sporting briefs

    Sturridge: Daniel Sturridge could feature in Liverpool’s Premier League trip to bottom club Queens Park Rangers tomorrow, manager Brendan Rodgers said yesterday. The England striker has been unavailable since early September with a thigh injury...

  • Chiellini thanks Maltese man for 'incredible' gift

    Chiellini thanks Maltese man for 'incredible' gift

    Juventus player and Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini has tweeted his thanks to William Micallef for giving him a shirt that belonged to Italian defender Gaetano Scirea. In the tweet, Chiellini is seen holding the shirt.

  • We don’t sit on piles of cash, Gazidis tells Arsenal supporters

    We don’t sit on piles of cash, Gazidis tells Arsenal supporters

    Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis rejected the idea the club are sitting on piles of cash which they refuse to give to manager Arsene Wenger to spend on players when he addressed the AGM yesterday. Arsenal fans have griped for years that the...

  • Ancelotti predicts more attractive La Liga

    Ancelotti predicts more attractive La Liga

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is expecting a more competitive La Liga this season, with Valencia and Sevilla possibly challenging last term’s top three. Atletico Madrid secured their first Spanish league title in 18 years in 2013-14 when they...

  • Ebola outbreak puts Newcastle on alert

    Ebola outbreak puts Newcastle on alert

    Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has revealed the club are making provisions for their African Nations Cup hopefuls amid the Ebola crisis on the continent. Ivory Coast midfielder Cheick Tiote and Senegal striker Papiss Cisse were heading back from...

  • Balotelli ‘working hard’ to succeed at Liverpool

    Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli insists he is working harder to become more of a threat in the penalty area but would prefer a partner to play off up front. The Italy international may get his wish for greater support, with Daniel Sturridge set...

  • ‘Messi had nothing to do with tax affairs’

    ‘Messi had nothing to do with tax affairs’

    Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi had nothing to do with his own tax affairs and should not be included in an investigation into an alleged fraud, his father Jorge has insisted. Messi and his father, who have denied wrongdoing, have...

  • MLS chief hits back at coach Klinsmann over comments

    MLS chief hits back at coach Klinsmann over comments

    Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber hit back strongly at US national team coach Juergen Klinsmann for saying players switching to the league could be hampered by a drop in form. While MLS has trumpeted the return of leading US players like...

  • Koeman committed to Southampton job

    Koeman committed to Southampton job

    Ronald Koeman has pledged not to desert Southampton for the Holland job, despite former Netherlands team-mates tipping him to succeed under-fire Guus Hiddink. Southampton boss Koeman claimed Holland missed their chance to install him as national...

  • Under-fire Ranieri gets Greece backing

    Under-pressure Greece coach Claudio Ranieri was publicly backed by Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) president Giorgos Sarris yesterday amid doubts over the Italian’s future after his team’s dire start to the Euro 2016 qualifiers. Ranieri, who...

  • Easy for Xewkija but Nadur made to sweat

    Easy for Xewkija but Nadur made to sweat

    Xewkija Tigers and Nadur Youngsters maintained their march at the top of the GFA Division One standings last weekend after wins over Oratory Youths and Kerċem Ajax, respectively. Xewkija were too strong for the Youths as the 6-2 scoreline amply...

  • Holders Balzan, Valletta and Qormi ease into second round

    Holders Balzan, Valletta and Qormi ease into second round

    Balzan launched the defence of their knock-out title with a 13-0 drubbing of Luqa to stroll into the second round of the competition. Player/coach Boycho Marev scored four goals for Balzan. Nicola del Re and Eslam Khalifa hit a brace each while...

  • Football news

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Mesut Ozil faces around six weeks out with a knee ligament injury, a problem that was only discovered when he joined up with the Germany squad for duty last week. Ozil, 26, first felt pain in the...

  • Sporting briefs

    O’Shea: Sunderland captain John O’Shea completed a week to remember yesterday by signing two-year contract extension which will keep him at the Stadium of Light until 2017. The defender, who marked his 100th cap for Ireland by scoring a stoppage...

  • Serbia, Albania charged by UEFA

    Serbia, Albania charged by UEFA

    Serbia and Albania are facing stiff sanctions after UEFA charged the countries with a number of offences following the abandoned Euro 2016 qualifier in Belgrade. The match was abandoned after a melee erupted after a mini unmanned drone trailed a...

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