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  • Run against Blatter or shut up says Watzke

    Run against Blatter or shut up says Watzke

    Opponents of FIFA president Sepp Blatter should run against him instead of merely criticising his decision to go for another term at the helm of world soccer’s governing body, Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said yesterday. Watzke also...

  • Top duo duel at Stamford Bridge

    Top duo duel at Stamford Bridge

    Chelsea and Swansea, the only two teams with a perfect 100 per cent record after three matches in the Premier League, go head-to-head at Stamford Bridge this afternoon. Jose Mourinho’s Blues start favourites to beat the Swans on the back of an...

  • Dortmund prepare for Kagawa return

    Dortmund prepare for Kagawa return

    Shinji Kagawa will make his return to the Bundesliga this weekend when Borussia Dortmund host Freiburg. The Japan international returned to the Westphalian club after their last game before the international break, ending a disappointing two years...

  • Torres raring to go for Milan

    Torres raring to go for Milan

    Fernando Torres is desperate to make his Milan debut tomorrow as the Rossoneri look to claim their second straight win at the start of the season away to Parma. The Spanish striker joined Milan earlier this month on a two-year loan deal from...

  • US investment firm considering bid for Tottenham Hotspur

    Tottenham Hotspur said yesterday they have met representatives of US private investment company Cain Hoy Enterprises but were not in discussions over a possible takeover. Cain Hoy earlier issued a statement saying it was considering making an...

  • Msida turn defeat into victory

    Msida turn defeat into victory

    St George’S 1Msida St Joseph 2 Young Brazilian Yuri de Jesus Messias, one of the many signings for Msida St Joseph this summer, was twice on the mark to put his team in the driving seat and seal an unlikely victory against St George’s in the...

  • Vassallo says MFA committed to raising standards across the board

    Vassallo says MFA committed to raising standards across the board

    As the Malta FA launched ticket sales for next month’s Euro 2016 qualifiers against Norway (October 10) and Italy (October 13), general secretary Bjorn Vassallo insisted that the association remained fully committed to raising the level of the...

  • Football news

    Club supremo Massimo Ferrero revealed Sampdoria are planning to build a new stadium by the sea to replace the Stadio Ferraris. Ferrero said: “This is a dream project. You can see in the plans there is a nautical hall as we’ll build the stadium by...

  • Sporting briefs

    Materazzi: Former Italy de-fender Marco Materazzi has joined Chennai in the new Indian Super League (ISL) following in the footsteps of former national team-mate Alessandro Del Piero. The 41-year-old Materazzi will be player-manager of the team...

  • Spartans present new signings

    Spartans present new signings

    Hamrun Spartans FC presented their new signings during a press conference today at Eurosport in Birkirkara. Gaetano Debattista, the club vice president, stated that following the misfortune of being relegated to Division Two last season, the...

  • Rodgers wants Sterling protected

    Rodgers wants Sterling protected

    Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling needs protecting, not putting on a pedestal as England's next great hope, according to manager Brendan Rodgers. The talented 19-year-old has enjoyed a stellar nine months since regaining a place in the starting...

  • Falcao relishing challenge at Manchester United

    Falcao relishing challenge at Manchester United

    Radamel Falcao is relishing the challenge of turning out for Manchester United following his transfer deadline day season-long loan move from Monaco. The 28-year-old Colombia striker was put in front of the media for the first time since arriving...

  • No international U-turn for Ribery

    Franck Ribery will not back down on his retirement from the France national team. The 31-year-old Bayern Munich winger missed this summer’s World Cup with a back problem and called time on his international career once the tournament was...

  • Rossi will make ‘complete recovery’

    Fiorentina are confident Giuseppe Rossi will make a full recovery after the Italy international underwent successful right knee surgery last week. The 27-year-old striker, who had already undergone two operations to reconstruct cruciate ligaments...

  • Portugal coach Bento pays the price of failure

    Portugal coach Bento pays the price of failure

    Portugal coach Paulo Bento lost his job yesterday after a calamitous start to the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign following a dismal World Cup. The Portuguese Football Federation confirmed his departure, which had looked inevitable after the shock...

  • Rodgers slams England’s treatment of Sturridge

    Rodgers slams England’s treatment of Sturridge

    Daniel Sturridge’s thigh strain “could have been prevented” and the FA must do more to protect international players from injury, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said yesterday. Striker Sturridge played 89 minutes of England’s 1-0 friendly win...

  • Confident Welbeck is ‘ideal’ signing, says Arsenal coach

    Confident Welbeck is ‘ideal’ signing, says Arsenal coach

    England striker Danny Welbeck is the “ideal” signing for Arsenal and could make his debut against Manchester City this weekend, manager Arsene Wenger said yesterday. Welbeck joined the Gunners from Manchester United for £16 million on transfer...

  • Fierce promotion fight looms as14-team league kicks off today

    Fierce promotion fight looms as14-team league kicks off today

    The 2014/15 BOV Division One league gets under way this evening when St George’s take on Msida St Joseph in the opening match at the Luxol Stadium (kick-off 19.30). A total of 14 teams are contesting the championship after 13 took part last season...

  • Spurs deny £1 billion takeover rumours

    Spurs deny £1 billion takeover rumours

    Tottenham have denied they are in discussions regarding a reported £1 billion takeover. It was suggested billionaire owner Joe Lewis was prepared to sell the club as Spurs build a new stadium adjacent to their current White Hart Lane home. A...

  • Hull up for sale since April, says owner

    Hull up for sale since April, says owner

    Hull owner Assem Allam says he put the club up for sale 22 hours after the decision to reject a change of name for the team was announced in April. The Egyptian addressed the media at the KC Stadium yesterday and said he would either sell the club...

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