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  • Sporting briefs

    Materazzi: Former Italy de-fender Marco Materazzi has joined Chennai in the new Indian Super League (ISL) following in the footsteps of former national team-mate Alessandro Del Piero. The 41-year-old Materazzi will be player-manager of the team...

  • Football news

    Club supremo Massimo Ferrero revealed Sampdoria are planning to build a new stadium by the sea to replace the Stadio Ferraris. Ferrero said: “This is a dream project. You can see in the plans there is a nautical hall as we’ll build the stadium by...

  • Spartans present new signings

    Spartans present new signings

    Hamrun Spartans FC presented their new signings during a press conference today at Eurosport in Birkirkara. Gaetano Debattista, the club vice president, stated that following the misfortune of being relegated to Division Two last season, the...

  • Rodgers wants Sterling protected

    Rodgers wants Sterling protected

    Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling needs protecting, not putting on a pedestal as England's next great hope, according to manager Brendan Rodgers. The talented 19-year-old has enjoyed a stellar nine months since regaining a place in the starting...

  • Falcao relishing challenge at Manchester United

    Falcao relishing challenge at Manchester United

    Radamel Falcao is relishing the challenge of turning out for Manchester United following his transfer deadline day season-long loan move from Monaco. The 28-year-old Colombia striker was put in front of the media for the first time since arriving...

  • No international U-turn for Ribery

    Franck Ribery will not back down on his retirement from the France national team. The 31-year-old Bayern Munich winger missed this summer’s World Cup with a back problem and called time on his international career once the tournament was...

  • Rossi will make ‘complete recovery’

    Fiorentina are confident Giuseppe Rossi will make a full recovery after the Italy international underwent successful right knee surgery last week. The 27-year-old striker, who had already undergone two operations to reconstruct cruciate ligaments...

  • Portugal coach Bento pays the price of failure

    Portugal coach Bento pays the price of failure

    Portugal coach Paulo Bento lost his job yesterday after a calamitous start to the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign following a dismal World Cup. The Portuguese Football Federation confirmed his departure, which had looked inevitable after the shock...

  • Rodgers slams England’s treatment of Sturridge

    Rodgers slams England’s treatment of Sturridge

    Daniel Sturridge’s thigh strain “could have been prevented” and the FA must do more to protect international players from injury, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said yesterday. Striker Sturridge played 89 minutes of England’s 1-0 friendly win...

  • Confident Welbeck is ‘ideal’ signing, says Arsenal coach

    Confident Welbeck is ‘ideal’ signing, says Arsenal coach

    England striker Danny Welbeck is the “ideal” signing for Arsenal and could make his debut against Manchester City this weekend, manager Arsene Wenger said yesterday. Welbeck joined the Gunners from Manchester United for £16 million on transfer...

  • Fierce promotion fight looms as14-team league kicks off today

    Fierce promotion fight looms as14-team league kicks off today

    The 2014/15 BOV Division One league gets under way this evening when St George’s take on Msida St Joseph in the opening match at the Luxol Stadium (kick-off 19.30). A total of 14 teams are contesting the championship after 13 took part last season...

  • Spurs deny £1 billion takeover rumours

    Spurs deny £1 billion takeover rumours

    Tottenham have denied they are in discussions regarding a reported £1 billion takeover. It was suggested billionaire owner Joe Lewis was prepared to sell the club as Spurs build a new stadium adjacent to their current White Hart Lane home. A...

  • Hull up for sale since April, says owner

    Hull up for sale since April, says owner

    Hull owner Assem Allam says he put the club up for sale 22 hours after the decision to reject a change of name for the team was announced in April. The Egyptian addressed the media at the KC Stadium yesterday and said he would either sell the club...

  • Football news

    Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has signed a new five-year contract with Chelsea, the Premier League club said yesterday. The 22-year-old, who joined the west Londoners from Belgian side KRC Genk in 2011, has replaced Petr Cech as Chelsea’s...

  • Sporting briefs

    Zabaleta: Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta is confident he will be fit for tomorrow’s Premier League clash with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. The full-back limped off during the team’s 4-2 friendly win over Germany last week. Zabaleta...

  • Resolute Malta performance boosts Ghedin’s optimism

    Resolute Malta performance boosts Ghedin’s optimism

    The challenge was an arduous one but Malta were not found wanting. Croatia away was always going to be a daunting opener for Malta but the general feeling after the game was that our players had given everything to the cause. It’s always hard to...

  • Conte thrilled with Italy show in Oslo

    Conte thrilled with Italy show in Oslo

    Italy coach Antonio Conte praised his team and claimed they were on the right path following their 2-0 win against Norway. The Azzurri produced a solid performance in their Euro 2016 qualifying Group H opener in Oslo on Tuesday. Goals from Simone...

  • Willian strike gives Brazil victory over Ecuador in NJersey friendly

    Willian strike gives Brazil victory over Ecuador in NJersey friendly

    Brazil beat Ecuador 1-0 in an international friendly in New Jersey, United States, late Tuesday with a first-half goal from Willian enough to give coach Dunga his second successive victory. The win came four days after Brazil beat Colombia and the...

  • Man. United expect profit to fall, seek Euro return

    Man. United expect profit to fall, seek Euro return

    Manchester United targeted a swift return to the lucrative Champions League yesterday, after forecasting lower profit this season when they will be absent from European competition for the first time in more than two decades. Twenty-times English...

  • Kaljevic player of the month

    Bojan Kaljevic is the BOV Player of the Month for August. The Mosta player from Montenegro had an impressive start to the season as he scored the only goal in his club’s shock win over champions Valletta in their opening match. Kaljevic followed...

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