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  • Fellaini to play in attacking role

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has revealed he intends to use Marouane Fellaini as a striker this season. United may have enjoyed an unbeaten start to the season, but their form in front of goal has so far been far from...

  • Cuadrado makes Juventus loan move

    Cuadrado makes Juventus loan move

    Juan Cuadrado has joined Juventus on a season-long loan from Chelsea, both clubs have confirmed. The 27-year-old Colombia forward returns to Serie A seven months since moving to Chelsea from Fiorentina. Whether there is an option for the move to...

  • Balotelli undergoes medical ahead of Milan return

    Balotelli undergoes medical ahead of Milan return

    Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has completed his medical at Milan and declared his delight at returning to the Rossoneri ahead of his loan switch. Both clubs have yet to announce the deal, which will see the Italy international represent the...

  • Arsenal’s Ramsey calls for video technology

    Arsenal’s Ramsey calls for video technology

    Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has called for video technology to help with crucial decisions after his goal against Liverpool during Monday’s 0-0 draw at the Emirates Stadium was ruled out for offside. Ramsey ran through onto Santi Cazorla‘s...

  • Depth will help Manchester City to challenge on all fronts – Kompany

    Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has hailed his team’s strength in depth following a busy summer transfer window and said the extra competition will help them challenge on all fronts this season, the British media reported. City have made a...

  • I will be appreciated when I’m gone, says Blatter

    I will be appreciated when I’m gone, says Blatter

    Outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter believes his critics will realise they have been wrong and will recognise his achievements once he has left soccer’s world governing body. In an interview with the BBC, the 79-year-old Swiss defended his record...

  • Shock results suggest a closer title race in Serie A

    Shock results suggest a closer title race in Serie A

    What a start we had to the 2015/16 Serie A! Juventus lost at their own backyard to Udinese and ten-man Milan conceded a goal in each half to go down 2-0 in Florence as title contenders Napoli did even worse and lost by the odd goal in three away...

  • Football news

    Barcelona have brushed aside media speculation linking Neymar with a world record transfer move to Manchester United and reveal the club will soon offer the Brazilian superstar a contract extension. Reports in England claimed United were prepared...

  • Sporting briefs

    Van Marwijk: Former Netherlands coach Bert Van Marwijk will lead Saudi Arabia for one year after being appointed as their manager yesterday. Van Marwijk will arrive in Jeddah on Sunday and his deal will start from Sept. 1, the Saudi Football...

  • Monaco facing elimination as play-offs promise drama

    Monaco facing elimination as play-offs promise drama

    Monaco, quarter-finalists last season, must overturn a two-goal deficit at home to Valencia in arguably the most attractive of the UEFA Champions League play-offs round second-leg clashes and Lazio defend a one-goal lead at Bayer...

  • Malmo coach Hareide hits back over ‘pigs’ jibe

    Malmo coach Hareide hits back over ‘pigs’ jibe

    Malmo boss Age Hareide has attacked the Scottish media amid controversy over the “pigs” jibe aimed at Celtic following the first leg of their Champions League play-off. Malmo goalkeeper Johan Wiland branded Celtic players “grisar” – a Swedish word...

  • Mihajlovic accepts Rossoneri defeat

    Mihajlovic accepts Rossoneri defeat

    Milan coach Sinisa Mihajlovic admitted his side got what they deserved from their Serie A opener at Fiorentina. Fiorentina won 2-0 with the Rossoneri playing with just 10 men from the 36th minute after Brazilian defender Rodrigo Ely was sent off...

  • Italian federation chief Tavecchio promises no more Parma cases

    The Italian soccer federation (FIGC) says there will be no repeat of last season’s case involving Parma who were bailed out by the organisation to avoid losing their Serie A place due to money problems. FIGC president Carlo Tavecchio has explained...

  • Muscat urging players to stay grounded after landmark win

    Muscat urging players to stay grounded after landmark win

    Pembroke Athleta had a dream start to life in the Premier League as in their first-ever appearance in the top flight they beat Qormi 2-1 to put three useful points on the board as they bid to avoid an immediate drop back to Division One at the end...

  • Cech denies Liverpool

    Cech denies Liverpool

    Liverpool’s 100 per cent start to the season ended with a hard-fought goalless draw against top-four rivals Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium last night. Arsenal were indebted to goalkeeper Petr Cech – at fault for West Ham United’s goals in a 2-0...

  • Mourinho hails debutant Pedro

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho hailed Pedro’s instant impact after the winger scored on his debut in the 3-2 win over West Brom. Pedro also set up Diego Costa for Chelsea’s second before Cesar Azpilicueta’s goal and they hung on after John Terry’s...

  • Montebello moves to Tarxien on loan

    Tarxien Rainbows have reached an agreement with BOV Premier League rivals Valletta to sign striker Luke Montebello on loan until the end of the season. The Rainbows, who opened their league campaign with an eye-catching 2-0 win over Sliema...

  • Benzema happy to call Madrid ‘home’

    Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has insisted he has no plans to leave the Bernabeu. The France forward has been persistently linked with Arsenal, but took to Twitter to say he was going nowhere. “For all those clowns who want to make believe...

  • Football news

    Augsburg goalkeeper Marwin Hitz believes his side’s latest poor start to a season is down to more than just bad luck as for the fifth year running the Bavarians have failed to win either of their opening two league fixtures. A 1-1 draw at...

  • Sporting briefs

    Stark: Hertha Berlin have signed Germany’s former Under-19 European champion Niklas Stark on a four-year deal from second division Nuremberg. The 20-year-old Stark, who is now an Under-21 international, trained with the squad after completing his...

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