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  • FIFA cannot be dominated by one continent, warns Blatter

    Scandal-hit FIFA can never be dominated by one continent, outgoing president Sepp Blatter said yesterday. Without going into details or naming anyone, Blatter said that in the past one continental federation had tried to exert a dominance over the...

  • Bayern leave it late to beat Hoffenheim

    Bayern leave it late to beat Hoffenheim

    Champions Bayern Munich scored a 90th minute winner through Robert Lewandowski to edge past Hoffenheim 2-1 yesterday, with the champions reduced to 10 men following the second-half dismissal of defender Jerome Boateng. Lewandowski tapped in after...

  • Hearts make it five wins from five games

    Hearts collected a fifth straight Scottish Premiership win with a convincing 3-0 victory over Partick Thistle to maintain their flawless start to the season, yesterday. Following a slow start from Robbie Neilson’s side, the hosts went ahead...

  • Football news

    Croatia have banned their own fans from the team’s Euro 2016 away qualifiers fearing racist incidents could get them thrown out of the competition, the country’s FA (HNS) said. “There will be no organised section for Croatian fans in games at...

  • Sporting briefs

    FIFA visit: FIFA will send a team to investigate the state of play in Indonesian soccer with the Southeast Asians hopeful the world governing body will overturn a ban administered for government interference. Indonesia Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi...

  • Spot-on Priso leads Valletta to a 3-0 win

    Spot-on Priso leads Valletta to a 3-0 win

    Valletta 3Priso 45 pen, 67 pen; Falcone 89;St Andrews 0 Njongo Priso scored two penalties and Federico Falcone was also on the mark as Valletta marked the start of Paul Zammit’s second spell at the City club with a 3-0 victory over St Andrew’s...

  • Pembroke’s dream start

    Qormi 1Gauci 50;Pembroke 2Villalobos 13, 71; Pembroke Athleta had a dream start to their first-ever Premier League campaign yesterday as they beat a Qormi team in disarray. At times, it seemed that Jesmond Zerafa’s Yellows were the debutants in...

  • Rainbows strike late to down 10-man Blues

    Sliema 0Tarxien 2Azzopardi 75 pen, Hevia 83; Ayrton Azzopardi came off the bench to inspire Tarxien to victory after scoring a 75th-minute penalty and set up a second goal against ten-man Sliema yesterday. It was a deserved victory for the...

  • Plut and Miccoli tame the Lions

    Plut and Miccoli tame the Lions

    Birkirkara 4Miccoli 11; Plut 13, Sciberras 43; Fenech 73;Naxxar Lions 0 Birkirkara made a comfortable start to their league trek as they broke little sweat to see off the feeble challenge of Naxxar Lions yesterday. The Stripes were clearly in a...

  • All-red duel at the Emirates

    All-red duel at the Emirates

    Title contenders Arsenal and Liverpool clash at the Emirates Stadium in London on Monday night. Last weekend, Arsene Wenger was seen breathing more easily after the Gunners chalked up their first points of the season following a hard-earned 2-1...

  • United could have signed Pedro if they wanted, says Van Gaal

    United could have signed Pedro if they wanted, says Van Gaal

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal played down the club’s interest in signing Pedro from Barcelona yesterday after the Spanish international decided to join Premier League cham-pions Chelsea instead. He also defended the club’s executive...

  • Milan look set to put years of mediocrity behind them

    Milan look set to put years of mediocrity behind them

    With a new coach, a new investor and possibly a new stadium on the way, Milan look as if they can finally put several years of confusion and mediocrity behind them in Serie A this season. Milan should join Roma and Napoli as the main challengers...

  • Dortmund see 2014-15 turnover rise

    Borussia Dortmund boosted their turnover for the year 2014-15 to €276 million, up by more than €15 million from a year earlier, despite an early Champions League elimination last season. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation...

  • Controversial Benteke goal should have been ruled out

    Christian Benteke’s winning goal for Liverpool against Bourne-mouth on Monday should have been ruled out, the English Premier League said in a rare comment on refereeing decisions yesterday. An announcement on the League’s website said all 20...

  • Football news

    Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin, 29, is thrilled to have signed a one-year contract extension to keep him at the club until the end of the 2018-19 campaign. The Uruguay captain has been a pivotal player for the Rojiblancos since joining the...

  • Striker Kane hopes to punish Foxes on return to Leicester

    Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane will look to rediscover his scoring touch against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium today, with the England international hoping to open his account against a defence he breached four times last...

  • Sporting briefs

    Zabaleta: Manchester City’s Argentine full-back Pablo Zabaleta will be out of action for at least a month after injuring a knee in training. He could miss up to six games. “It happened in training,” Zabaleta confirmed. “It’s the first time in 12...

  • Champions face tricky start

    Champions face tricky start

    After weeks of pre-season preparation, the 2015-16 Premier League gets under way this evening with a four-match programme played at two different venues. Champions Hibernians get into the action tomorrow and from the look of things they will again...

  • Birkirkara and Valletta eyeing fast take-offs

    Birkirkara will be looking to hit the ground running when they open their league commitments against Naxxar Lions this evening at the ground in Corradino. Giovanni Tedesco’s team have been one of the stand-out performers this summer after a couple...

  • Naxxar focused solely on the fight against the drop

    Naxxar focused solely on the fight against the drop

    Retaining their top-flight status for a third successive year is the priority for Naxxar Lions this season as yesterday they paraded their new signings and technical staff during a news conference at the club in the village square. Last season,...

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