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  • Chelsea eye Nantes defender Djilobodji

    Chelsea are bidding to solve their defensive troubles with Senegal defender Papy Djilobodji as a switch from Nantes nears completion. The Premier League champions have conceded nine goals in four games in accruing four points to sit eight adrift...

  • Football news

    The English FA has suspended ticket sales for the European Championships qualifier with Switzerland today week because of a proposed tube strike. The FA says it has made the “temporary” move in order to allow “transport providers to ensure they...

  • Sporting briefs

    Rolando: Portugal defender Rolando has joined Olympique de Marseille from Porto, the French club said yesterday without disclosing any further details. Centre back Rolando, 30, has spent the last two seasons on loan at Napoli, Inter Milan and...

  • Swansea end United unbeaten start, Southampton win 3-0

    Swansea end United unbeaten start, Southampton win 3-0

    Swansea City came from behind to end Manchester United’s un-beaten start to the Premier League season with an impressive 2-1 victory at the Liberty Stadium yesterday. After an entertaining first half ended goalless Juan Mata fired Luke Shaw’s...

  • Mourinho aims dig at Chelsea performance

    Mourinho aims dig at Chelsea performance

    Jose Mourinho blamed an under-performing handful of his multi-millionaire Chelsea players and a bad refereeing decision after suffering the second home defeat of his 200-match Premier League career on Saturday. The Portuguese also aimed a dig at...

  • Caruana suffers injury blow ahead of Italy qualifier

    Caruana suffers injury blow ahead of Italy qualifier

    Valletta captain Jonathan Caruana is set to miss Malta’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Italy on Thursday after picking up a groin injury in his team’s Premier League 1-0 victory over Sliema Wanderers. A mainstay of the national team’s defence for...

  • Pirlo, Giovinco named in Conte’s provisional list

    Italy coach Antonio Conte has named America-based players Sebastian Giovinco and Andrea Pirlo in his provisional squad for the forthcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers against Malta and Bulgaria. The Azzurri host Malta in Florence on Thursday before they...

  • Roma hand Juve second successive league defeat

    Roma hand Juve second successive league defeat

    After losing only three league games last season Juventus have now lost the first two of the new campaign as a deserved 2-1 defeat at Roma yesterday condemned the champions to their worst-ever Serie A start. Not since Bologna in 1941 have the...

  • Shelvey back in England squad

    Jonjo Shelvey had a day to remember yesterday when, after helping Swansea City upset Manchester United 2-1 in the Premier League, he was named in the England squad for the Euro 2016 qualifiers against San Marino and Switzerland. The powerful...

  • City sign Belgian De Bruyne

    City sign Belgian De Bruyne

    Manchester City have bolstered their midfield ranks with the signing of highly-rated Belgian Kevin de Bruyne from VfL Wolfsburg on a six-year contract, the twice Premier League champions said yesterday. The fee was not disclosed but British media...

  • Coman seals two-year Bayern Munich loan

    Bayern Munich have completed the signing of French forward Kingsley Coman on a two-year loan deal from Juventus. The France U-21 international, who appeared for his country at the Under-19 Championship in the summer, will spend the next two...

  • Dortmund reclaim top spot

    Japan international Shinji Kagawa helped set up two goals as Borussia Dortmund beat Hertha Berlin 3-1 yesterday to go back top of the Bundesliga, ahead of champions Bayern Munich, on goal difference. Kagawa, who looks to have rediscovered his form...

  • Football news

    Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood snapped his hamstring during his side’s 2-2 draw with Sunderland after kicking out at a water bottle in disgust at the referee denying a penalty. “I’ve done my hamstring. I never did it as a player, I have now done...

  • Sporting briefs

    Twente: Twente Enschede coach Alfred Schreuder became the first casualty of the new Dutch league season after being sacked on Sunday, less than 24 hours after they lost their derby match at Heracles Almelo. Schreuder, 42, had been in charge since...

  • Updated: Rubinho and Evra see red as Serie A champions Juventus slump to Roma defeat

    Updated: Rubinho and Evra see red as Serie A champions Juventus slump to Roma defeat

    Juventus had two men sent off as their dismal start to the Serie A season continued at Roma. The champions, who lost their opening match at home to Udinese last week, went down 2-1 at the Stadio Olimpico and had Rubinho and Patrice Evra sent off...

  • Updated: Swansea end United unbeaten start, Southampton win

    Updated: Swansea end United unbeaten start, Southampton win

    Swansea City came from behind to end Manchester United's unbeaten start to the Premier League season with an impressive 2-1 victory at the Liberty Stadium. After an entertaining first half ended goalless Juan Mata fired Luke Shaw's teasing cross...

  • Italy provisional squad for game against Malta in Azerbaijan

    The provisional Italy squad for the game against Malta in Azerbaijan on September 20 can be seen in the pdf link below.  

  • Fidelis goal hands Mosta victory in dour match

    Fidelis goal hands Mosta victory in dour match

    Mosta 1Fidelis 47;Qormi 0 Mosta registered their second win after battling past Qormi in a drab encounter last night. It was far from a good performance from the Blues who struggled for fluency throughout the 90 minutes but were grateful in the...

  • Pembroke make it two from two

    Pembroke make it two from two

    Pembroke Athleta 4Maltz 2, 19; Bardsley 40; O’Brien 76;St Andrew’s 3Sehitaj 30; De Nguidjol 68; Desira Buttigieg 90; Pembroke Athleta continued with their dream start to the BOV Premier League when they edged past neighbouring rivals St Andrew’s...

  • City maintain perfect start

    City maintain perfect start

    Manchester City maintained their perfect start to the season with a 2-0 victory over promoted Watford as champions Chelsea suffered a shock 2-1 home defeat by Crystal Palace yesterday. Raheem Sterling scored his first goal for the club and...