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  • Sevilla’s ‘hat-trick’ extends Spanish dominance in Europe

    Sevilla’s ‘hat-trick’ extends Spanish dominance in Europe

    Sevilla extended Spain’s dominance of European competition when they won the Europa League for the third time in a row on Wednesday night, soundly beating Liverpool 3-1 in the final. Sevilla’s title meant that, with Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid...

  • Proof that La Liga is very tough – Neymar

    Proof that La Liga is very tough – Neymar

    Barcelona players should not be too disheartened about missing out on the Champions League final as Spain’s domination of European club football shows the highly-competitive level of the Spanish game, Barcelona striker Neymar said. Sevilla rammed...

  • Conte ‘fully focused’ on Italy job, not thinking of Chelsea

    Conte ‘fully focused’ on Italy job, not thinking of Chelsea

    Outgoing Italy manager Antonio Conte insisted his focus was fully on the national team’s Euro 2016 campaign in France ahead of his move to Chelsea after the conclusion of the 24-team tournament in July. The 46-year-old, who took over from Cesare...

  • ‘For Sale’ van outside Elland Road

    Leeds fans’ group Time To Go Massimo plan to park an advertisement van with a huge ‘For Sale’ sign outside Elland Road in a bid to help owner Massimo Cellino sell the club. Cellino, 59, charged by the Football Association with breaching...

  • Yarmolenko, Stepanenko in provisional Ukraine squad after settling dispute

    Andriy Yarmolenko and Taras Stepanenko were named in Ukraine’s provisional 28-man squad for Euro 2016 after they shook hands to settle a dispute which had threatened to overshadow coach Mykhaylo Fomenko’s preparations for next month’s...

  • Football League proposes radical overhaul

    The Football League has proposed the introduction of a fifth division in a radical shake-up of the English club game. The governing body wants four divisions of 20 teams below the Premier League by the 2019/20 season. With 24 teams currently in...

  • Leicester boss confident of keeping star players

    Leicester boss confident of keeping star players

    Leicester City’s billionaire owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha says he is optimistic of hanging on to the club’s key players next season amid speculation linking them to bigger rivals in England or Europe. Premier League Player of the Season Jamie...

  • Sorry United seek to raise spirits with victory – Herrera

    Sorry United seek to raise spirits with victory – Herrera

    A club of Manchester United’s stature should be vying for silverware on all fronts, midfielder Ander Herrera said, adding that a win in the FA Cup final against Crystal Palace tomorrow would raise spirits after a poor season. Louis van Gaal’s men,...

  • Football news

    Underachieving Udinese have appointed Giuseppe Iachini as their new head coach on a two-year deal. The 52-year-old was most recently in charge of Palermo, who on Sunday finished 17th in Serie A – just one place above Udinese – after going through...

  • Sporting briefs

    Murray: Fulham are reportedly keen on signing Glenn Murray from Bournemouth. The Evening Standard said the Cherries would be prepared to let the striker go on a free after he scored five goals in 25 appearances this season. Murray was signed for...

  • Skills-4-Kids at University

    The Malta University Sports and Leisure organisation will be running an eight-week football programme, focusing mainly on the development of skills and related fun games, this summer. University Football Skills-4-Kids, open to boys and girls aged...

  • Gambin secures Maltese passport

    Gambin secures Maltese passport

    A year on from his first trial with the national team, Luke Gambin has finally been granted Maltese citizenship which clears the way for the Barnet winger to represent Malta in international football. After breaking the story of Gambin’s training...

  • Aguero is expecting Guardiola to push City to new heights

    Aguero is expecting Guardiola to push City to new heights

    Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero expects incoming manager Pep Guardiola to be a hard task master who will extract the best out of a side that has shone domestically but struggled against Europe’s elite. City completed a mixed campaign on...

  • My Milan future doesn’t depend on Coppa Italia final – Brocchi

    My Milan future doesn’t depend on Coppa Italia final – Brocchi

    Under-fire Milan coach Cristian Brocchi insists his future does not depend on the result of this Saturday’s Coppa Italia final against Juventus. The 40-year-old has only been in charge at San Siro since April but Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at home to...

  • Dutch FA chief says he’ll stand to replace Platini

    Dutch FA chief says he’ll stand to replace Platini

    Dutch FA chief Michael van Praag said he would stand as a candidate to replace disgraced Michel Platini as head of UEFA yesterday after European football’s governing body announced a September election for president. Van Praag, announcing his bid...

  • Strootman earns Dutch recall after injuries

    Kevin Strootman is set to play his first match for the Netherlands in more than two years after being added to the squad for three friendlies in the coming weeks, the Dutch football association said yesterday. The Roma midfielder has suffered two...

  • Twente Enschede relegated

    Twente Enschede have been relegated to the second division in the Netherlands as punishment for breaching financial regulations linked to the transfer market, the Dutch football association said yesterday. The announcement followed crisis talks...

  • Demichelis avoids a ban after accepting FA’s betting charge

    Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis has escaped a ban after accepting a betting-related charge. The Argentinian has instead been fined £22,058 and warned as to his future conduct by the English FA. A statement from the FA read: “The...

  • Man. City’s Toure linked with summer move to Inter

    Yaya Toure’s agent has claimed talks are being held with Inter over a summer move. Speculation about the Manchester City midfielder’s future has been an ongoing theme and it appears he could reunite with former City manager Roberto Mancini at the...

  • An Alpha and Omega in Sliema Wanderers’ FA Trophy history

    An Alpha and Omega in Sliema Wanderers’ FA Trophy history

    There are many who cherish episodes marked with romance in life. Football is no exception as the game is replete with stories that verge from fairytale to highly-sentimental endings. Leicester City’s Premier League title this year falls into this...