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  • Two clubs respond to Rummenigge remarks

    Two clubs respond to Rummenigge remarks

    Schalke and Borussia Moenchengladbach have hit back at Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge for suggesting the rest of the Bundesliga are plotting against his side. Rummenigge accused his club’s rivals of rejecting Bayern’s request to...

  • Valletta face tough challenge in Azerbaijan

    Valletta face tough challenge in Azerbaijan

    Valletta FC have an arduous task to prolong their stay in this season’s UEFA Champions League as they look to overturn a 1-0 deficit away at FC Qarabag in the return leg of the second qualifying round this evening (kick-off: 6.30pm). An early goal...

  • Only one vote at MFA general meeting today

    The Malta Football Association (MFA) annual general meeting will be staged at the Grand Hotel Excelsior today. Among the first topics at the assembly, starting at 5pm, will be the approval of the 2013 annual general meeting minutes and also the...

  • Callejon happy at Napoli

    Napoli forward Jose Callejon has revealed the club turned down a big money offer for his services from Atletico Madrid this summer. Callejon, 27, moved to Napoli last year from Real Madrid and went on to score 20 times in all competitions. That...

  • Kroos settled on Real after final

    Kroos settled on Real after final

    Toni Kroos has revealed he decided to move to Real Madrid only after winning the World Cup with Germany. The 24-year-old admitted he had been approached by the Spaniards, and “all the biggest clubs in the world”, prior to lifting the World Cup,...

  • Football news

    Stuttgart coach Armin Veh plans on leading the club back into Europe in the near future after his return this summer. He led Stuttgart to the Bundesliga title in 2007 before being dismissed a year later. Six years on, Veh is back in charge of the...

  • Sporting briefs

    Sahar: Newly-promoted Dutch club Willem II Tilburg have signed Israeli international forward Ben Sahar on a one-year contract with an option for a second year. The 24-year-old, who was last on loan at Arminia Bielefeld from Bundesliga side Hertha...

  • Mata sees trophies under Van Gaal

    Mata sees trophies under Van Gaal

    Juan Mata thinks Manchester United will be challenging for silverware this year under Louis van Gaal. When Mata signed for United last January, the club were in the midst of a dreadful run of form that cost manager David Moyes his job. Despite the...

  • Evra nearing Juventus switch

    Evra nearing Juventus switch

    Juventus are closing in on the signing of Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra. Evra signed a one-year contract extension with United eight weeks ago, but the defender has since been allowed to leave Old Trafford. The 33-year-old's move to...

  • Wenger positive but Walcott will miss start of the season

    Wenger positive but Walcott will miss start of the season

    Arsenal forward Theo Walcott will miss the start of the Premier League season but should be back in full training by the end of August and playing again soon afterwards, manager Arsene Wenger said. The 25-year-old England international ruptured...

  • Mourinho respect for Van Gaal

    Jose Mourinho has “deep respect” for new Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal – but the Chelsea boss is not concerned about their impending rivalry. The pair worked together for three years at Barcelona but will go head-to-head this season,...

  • Robin Van Persie tipped for United captaincy

    Robin Van Persie tipped for United captaincy

    Bryan Robson expects Robin van Persie to captain Manchester United next season. One of Louis van Gaal’s biggest priorities in his new role as United boss is to select a captain following the summer exit of Nemanja Vidic. After spending 10 years at...

  • Transfer spending hits £360m in two months

    English Premier League clubs are on a spending spree this summer with official figures showing a rise of £60m from the same point last year. The increase, to £360m from £300m in July 2013, means this transfer window is likely to surpass the record...

  • Spurs start tour with 3-3 draw in Seattle

    Spurs start tour with 3-3 draw in Seattle

    Tottenham Hotspur kicked off their summer tour of the US and Canada with a 3-3 draw against Seattle Sounders at Century Link Field on Saturday. In a game that saw three penalties, Spurs twice came from behind in Mauricio Pochettino’s first game in...

  • Navas future up in the air

    Levante coach Jose Luis Mendilibar says he is in the dark regarding the future of sought-after goalkeeper Keylor Navas – but insists the Costa Rica international is still his player. Navas has been heavily linked with a €10 million move to Real...

  • Napoli can win it all says Hamsik

    Marek Hamsik is buoyed by Napoli’s acquisition of Michu and Kalidou Koulibaly and said that his club can challenge for the honours next season. The Napoli skipper has made no secret of his lofty ambitions for the 2014-15 season. “We want to do...

  • Football news

    Sampdoria and Switzerland defender Gaetano Berardi left the Serie A to join Leeds United for an undisclosed transfer fee. Berardi, 25, agreed a two-year deal which will be completed once the Championship club gets an international...

  • Sporting briefs

    Astori: Cagliari have started talks with Juventus and Lazio for Davide Astori as the Italy defender is keen to leave Sardinia this summer. “We are in negotiations with both Lazio and Juventus,” club director Fran-cesco Marroccu said. “At the...

  • Sabella set to decide on future in midweek

    Sabella set to decide on future in midweek

    With a September friendly looming for Argentina against their World Cup final conquerors Germany, coach Alejandro Sabella is aware of the urgency of a decision on his future. Sabella, whose side lost 1-0 after extra time to Germany in the Maracana...

  • New Brazil coach to be named on Tuesday – CBF

    Brazil will reveal the identity of their new coach on Tuesday, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has announced. Luiz Felipe Scolari stood down last week after the hosts could only finish fourth at the World Cup, having been thrashed in...