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  • Football news

    England will play glamour friendlies against world champions Germany and France in the build-up to Euro 2016. The FA announced yesterday that the Three Lions will host France on November 17 next year, and it also confirmed England will play a...

  • Sporting briefs

    Mackay: Malky Mackay is back in football after Wigan confirmed the Scot as their new manager. The 42-year-old, out of work since being axed by Cardiff last December, takes over a club in the Championship’s bottom three. In August, Mackay admitted...

  • Blatter rejects Dyke's demands

    Blatter rejects Dyke's demands

    FIFA president Sepp Blatter has rejected FA chairman Greg Dyke's call to publish the Garcia report into allegations of corruption in World Cup bidding. Blatter has replied to a letter from Dyke, saying publishing the report would break FIFA's...

  • Rooney silences Scots

    Rooney silences Scots

    England dominated a typically passionate Auld Enemy friendly to beat Scotland 3-1 with Wayne Rooney scoring twice after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain gave the visitors a half-time lead at Celtic Park last night. Elsewhere, Toni Kroos struck with a...

  • United revenues fall on CLeague absence

    United revenues fall on CLeague absence

    English Premier League club Manchester United posted a 10 per cent fall in first quarter revenue as the absence of lucrative Champions League football this season took its toll. United, currently seventh in the table and still struggling with what...

  • Bayern’s Lahm out for months with injury

    Bayern’s Lahm out for months with injury

    Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm will have surgery after breaking his right ankle in training yesterday and will be out for up to three months. The Bayern captain, who retired from international football after Germany’s World Cup win in July,...

  • Malta sign off with a 3-1 win in Euro qualifiers

    Malta sign off with a 3-1 win in Euro qualifiers

    Malta ended their commitments in the UEFA U-19 Championship qualifiers with a 3-1 win over Gibraltar in their final Group Six match in Tramore, Ireland, yesterday. Wayne Attard’s boys were looking to sign off from the competition with a positive...

  • FIFA lodge criminal complaint re 2018 and 2022 WCups

    World soccer’s governing body FIFA yesterday lodged a criminal complaint over the “possible misconduct of individual persons” in connection with the awarding of hosting rights for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Last Thursday FIFA said there were no...

  • UEFA look into Italy disturbance

    UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Italy and Croatia following Sunday’s match in Milan. The 2016 European Championship qualifier at the San Siro was temporarily stopped in both halves by Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers after visiting...

  • Mancini’s return at the helm of Inter exposes club’s frailties

    Mancini’s return at the helm of Inter exposes club’s frailties

    Walter Mazzarri paid the price for Inter’s indifferent start to the 2014/15 Serie A season and last week he was fired by the San Siro club. With only 16 points from a possible 33, the Inter hierarchy had no option but to make Mazzarri only the...

  • Football results

    FA Cup: First round replays – Wimbledon vs York 3-1; Accrington vs Notts County 2-1; Mansfield vs Concord Rangers 1-1; Rochdale vs Northampton 2-1; Sheffield United vs Crewe 2-0; Shrewsbury vs Walsall 1-0; Southport vs Dagenham 2-0; Telford vs...

  • Football news

    Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric is set to miss the rest of the year with a thigh injury, the La Liga club said yesterday. Modric went off injured in the first half of Croatia’s Euro 2016 qualifier in Italy on Sunday and team doctor Boris...

  • Sporting briefs

    Dallas quits: The head of referees in Greece’s Central Refereeing Committee (KED) has stepped down four days after matches were suspended indefinitely following an attack on a KED official. Hugh Dallas, a retired Scottish referee, was appointed...

  • FIFA lodges criminal complaint

    FIFA lodges criminal complaint

    FIFA has lodged a criminal complaint with the Swiss attorney general over "possible misconduct" by individuals in connection with the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. The move follows a recommendation by FIFA's ethics judge Hans-Joachim...

  • Bulgaria to sack Penev after Malta draw

    Bulgaria to sack Penev after Malta draw

    Bulgaria are set to sack coach Luboslav Penev after their poor run in their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign continued on Sunday with a 1-1 home draw against minnows Malta, local media reported. The result left Bulgaria fourth in Group H with four...

  • ‘Point gives us serenity’

    ‘Point gives us serenity’

    Malta coach Pietro Ghedin tells Kevin Azzopardi that the players deserve credit for their spirited showing in the 1-1 draw against Bulgaria in Sunday’s Euro 2016 Group H qualifier at the Vassil Levski Stadium How many times have we heard the...

  • Contrasting objectives in Spain-Germany friendly

    Contrasting objectives in Spain-Germany friendly

    Spain and Germany will have different objectives when they play a friendly in Vigo tonight in the first meeting between the European heavyweights since Spain’s 1-0 win in the semi-finals of the 2010 World Cup. Vicente del Bosque’s new-look side...

  • Hodgson plays down rivalry with Scotland

    England manager Roy Hodgson appeared to play down the old rivalry between Scotland and England when he said tonight’s friendly was just another game, despite the intense atmosphere likely at Celtic Park. The Auld Enemy game was once one of the...

  • Arsenal must banish doubts to overcome blip − Arteta

    Arsenal must banish doubts to overcome blip − Arteta

    After relinquishing a winning position twice in five days, the Arsenal players must banish self-doubt if they are to restore good times at the Emirates Stadium, captain Mikel Arteta said yesterday. Before the international break, Arsene Wenger’s...

  • Everton chairman Kenwright hits back at Keane

    Everton chairman Bill Kenwright has hit back at Roy Keane for “saying some stupid things” following the Ireland assistant’s comments about Toffees boss Roberto Martinez over the management of his international players. Keane took Martinez to task...