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  • Scolari leaves Gremio

    Former Brazil manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has left Gremio after a run of poor results, the club said yesterday. “Luiz Felipe is no longer Gremio coach,” said club president Romildo Bolzan. “He resigned earlier this morning. He believed that his...

  • Xavi set to quit Barcelona

    Barcelona midfielder Xavi will end his long association with the Catalan giants at the end of the season, according to his father. Xavi joined the club’s famous La Masia youth system at the age of 11 and has developed into a central figure in a...

  • Dual nationality choice for Corchia

    Lille full-back Sebastien Corchia has raised the possibility he could turn his back on France to represent Italy at international level. Corchia won 26 caps for France at under-21 level and recently alluded to what he described as a...

  • Lazio seek to topple Juventus

    Lazio seek to topple Juventus

    Tonight, Juventus and Lazio will bring the curtains down on the 67th Coppa Italia as they face each other in the final at the Olympic Stadium. Juventus won their most recent of nine Italian Cups in Marcello Lippi’s maiden season with the club in...

  • Ballack tips coach Klopp for English move this summer

    Ballack tips coach Klopp for English move this summer

    Michael Ballack believes Jurgen Klopp will be working in the Premier League next season, saying he has all the attributes to do well in England. Klopp has already announced that he will be resigning as coach of Borussia Dortmund in the summer and...

  • Mediaset and Sky offices searched in anti-trust investigation

    Italy’s competition watchdog and financial police searched the offices of Mediaset SpA and Sky Italia, part of Sky Plc, yesterday in an investigation into the sale of Serie A rights, police and sources with knowledge of the matter said. Italy’s...

  • Football news

    Bournemouth will not be increasing the capacity of their Goldsands Stadium in time for their first season in the Premier League. The Goldsands Stadium can seat only 11,700 and it was ex-pected work would begin to meet the need for rising ticket...

  • Sporting briefs

    Fabinho: Brazilian defender Fabinho will be staying with Ligue 1 club AS Monaco until June 2019 under a deal with his parent club Rio Ave. The 21-year-old right back, called up by Brazil for this year’s Copa America, has been on loan for the past...

  • Jorginho, Lima sign new Hibs deals

    Brazilian players Jorginho and Jackson Lima are staying with Hibernians after signing new contracts with the newly-crowned champions. Jorginho, who joined Hibernians last summer, has extended his contract for another three years. The former Qormi...

  • Priso applies for Maltese passport

    Priso applies for Maltese passport

    Cameroonian winger Njongo Doding Priso is set to follow Nigeria-born striker Alfred Effiong after applying for a Maltese passport which would make him eligible to represent Malta in international football. Priso, who has been married to a Maltese...

  • Progress of local referees delights Elleray

    Progress of local referees delights Elleray

    Former FIFA referee David Elleray has paid tribute to the improvement made by Maltese match officials in recent years, a fact borne out by the increasing number of international appointments. “The level of referees at the top of Maltese football...

  • Messi eulogised after Barca’s Liga triumph

    Messi eulogised after Barca’s Liga triumph

    Spain’s biggest selling sports daily Marca summed it up in its headline yesterday after Barcelona wrapped up a fifth La Liga title in seven years and their 23rd overall on Sunday: “Messi’s League”. The Argentina forward scored a typically...

  • Real’s Ancelotti finding some have short memories in Spain

    If there is one lesson Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has learnt during his two seasons in Spain it is that resting on your laurels is not an option at the world’s richest club by income. After leading Real to a record-extending 10th European...

  • Fabregas off as ten-man Chelsea lose at West Brom

    Fabregas off as ten-man Chelsea lose at West Brom

    Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas was sent off in bizarre circumstances as the below-par Premier League champions, playing with 10 men for an hour, slumped 3-0 at West Bromwich Albion last night. Saido Berahino struck twice for Albion but the main...

  • UEFA chief hints at easing of FFP rules

    UEFA president Michel Platini has suggested European football’s break-even rule known as Financial Fair Play (FFP) could be “eased” with the executive committee to discuss the idea in June. FFP was introduced in 2010 in an attempt to prevent rich...

  • Napoli boost Euro hopes

    Napoli kept their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League next season alive, although they were made to work hard for a 3-2 win over Cesena last night. Without their coach Rafael Benitez, who was sitting out a one-game ban, the Azzurri fell...

  • Less hectic summer can boost Arsenal title challenge

    Less hectic summer can boost Arsenal title challenge

    Victory at home to Sunderland to-morrow will guarantee Arsenal at least third place in the Premier League and spare them their usual headache at the start of the season. It also represents progress, of sorts, for a club who have been mocked for...

  • Dybala set for Juventus move

    Dybala set for Juventus move

    Palermo forward Paulo Dybala will join Juventus this summer, according to his coach Giuseppe Iachini. Dybala, Palermo’s leading scorer, has been a reported target of Premier League sides Arsenal and Manchester City. However, Iachini says the...

  • Pressure group and workers’ unions want FIFA sponsors to act on human rights abuses

    FIFA’s sponsors must challenge soccer’s world governing body over human rights abuses at the 2022 World Cup construction sites in Qatar, pressure group New FIFA Now and international workers’ unions said yesterday. New FIFA Now will work alongside...

  • Bain handed Scotland call-up

    Dundee goalkeeper Scott Bain has been handed his first call-up to Gordon Strachan’s Scotland squad ahead of the June 5 friendly with Qatar and the Euro 2016 qualifier with the Republic of Ireland eight days later. The 24-year-old Dens Park keeper...

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