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  • Another break as Blues and Saints maintain march

    Another break as Blues and Saints maintain march

    The English Premier League takes another break this weekend as Roy Hodgson’s national team faces Slovenia in a Euro 2016 qualifier at Wembley Stadium, today. Chelsea, the only undefeated team after 11 matches and with the best scoring record, are...

  • Mancini back at Inter

    Mancini back at Inter

    Roberto Mancini has been confirmed as the new coach of Inter. The news means that the former Manchester City boss will embark on a second spell in charge of the Nerazzurri, having first coached the club between 2004 and 2008. The former Italy...

  • Football news

    The English Premier League is to fund a scheme which aims to significantly boost the number of coaches from black and ethnic minority (BME) communities. A meeting of 20 club chairmen on Thursday agreed to fund a scheme that every year will see six...

  • Sporting briefs

    Graham: Wolves have signed Sunderland striker Danny Graham on loan until the end of the year. The 29-year-old has moved to Molineux after playing just once for the Black Cats this season. He will stay with Wolves until December 31 and will link up...

  • Talks sought amid World Cup row

    The public rift between the two leaders of Fifa's investigation into allegations of World Cup bidding corruption is heading for personal talks. Fifa ethics judge Joachim Eckert said he is reaching out to US investigator Michael Garcia, who...

  • Updated: Inter reappoint Mancini after sacking Mazzarri

    Updated: Inter reappoint Mancini after sacking Mazzarri

    Inter reappointed Roberto Mancini as coach today in a bid to rediscover their glory days when they won three successive Serie A titles under the Italian. Walter Mazzarri was earlier sacked after a string of poor results left Inter ninth in the...

  • Iceland take centre stage

    Iceland take centre stage

    Surprise packages Iceland, Northern Ireland and Slovakia will all attempt to chalk up their fourth straight wins in the wildly unpredictable Euro 2016 qualifiers which resume over the weekend. Iceland, who have scored eight goals without...

  • Newcomers thrilled by Malta call-up

    Newcomers thrilled by Malta call-up

    Malta will jet out to Sofia in the early hours of this morning with three new faces in the squad after Floriana duo Brooke Farrugia and Clyde Borg and Owen Bugeja, the Tarxien Rainbows defender, were named in the 23-man travelling party. Coach...

  • Hospital: Pele recovering from kidney stone removal

    Brazil great Pele underwent a procedure yesterday to remove kidney stones that were obstructing his urinary tract, his doctors at a Sao Paulo hospital said. The 74-year-old was admitted to the Albert Einstein Hospital on Wednesday with abdominal...

  • FIFA clears Qatar, Russia

    FIFA clears Qatar, Russia

    FIFA cleared Russia and Qatar yesterday of wrongdoing in their bids to host the World Cup, but the former US prosecutor who led the investigation by football’s governing body said it had misrepresented his findings. A German judge who ruled on...

  • Moyes relishing Sociedad challenge

    David Moyes said Real Sociedad were the “only side that tugged at my heartstrings” after revealing he had turned down offers from a number of Premier League clubs before agreeing to take over the Primera Division strugglers. Moyes was confirmed as...

  • Spartans go second, Gżira break their duck

    Spartans go second, Gżira break their duck

    Rogerio dos Santos Filho scored twice as Ħamrun Spartans clim-bed to second place in the Premier Division standings following a hard-earned 4-2 win over neighbours Qormi. After finding themselves a goal down, the Spartans reacted to turn the...

  • Stojanovic steers Nadur past Wanderers, Tigers keep the pace

    The last matches from the first round of the GFA Division One championship were played last weekend at the Gozo Stadium with leaders Nadur having to work overtime to see off SK Victoria Wanderers 1-0. Overconfidence must have complicated Nadur’s...

  • Football news

    Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane called police to the Ireland team hotel on Wednesday after an incident involving a member of the public, the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) said. British media reports said Keane, who is an...

  • Sporting briefs

    Dutch squad: Coach Guus Hiddink called up Karim Rekik for the Netherlands’ Euro 2016 qualifier against Latvia with defender Ron Vlaar doubtful for Sunday’s game because of an injury. Vlaar suffered a calf problem during the 3-2 defeat by Mexico in...

  • Final squad for match against Bulgaria announced

    The National 'A' Team Final Squad called up by National Coach Pietro Ghedin for the match against Bulgaria in Sofia on Sunday is as follows: National 'A' Team Final Squad               Name DOB Club Club Country Position...

  • Garcia to appeal against FIFA bid process report

    Michael Garcia, chairman of the investigatory chamber of FIFA's Ethics Committee, plans to appeal against the report by world soccer's ruling body into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, he said today. The tournaments are set go...

  • Pele treated for 'stomach pains'

    Pele treated for 'stomach pains'

    Pele has been admitted to hospital for a "medical evaluation" after cancelling his appearance at an event in his museum. The Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo did not disclose why the Brazilian football star was admitted, saying in a statement...

  • Germany promise goals galore against Gibraltar

    Germany promise goals galore against Gibraltar

    World Cup winners Germany are in no mood to experiment against minnows Gibraltar in their Euro 2016 qualifier tomorrow, promising a goal bonanza to make amends for recent poor results. The Germans, who clinched their fourth World Cup in Brazil in...

  • Russia FA says can’t afford to pay coach Capello

    Russia’s FA does not have enough money to pay national team manager Fabio Capello, according to Sergey Stepashin who is a member of the governing body’s executive committee. “I can say for a fact that the Russian Football Union simply does not...