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  • Enrique: Suarez goal top-notch

    Barcelona coach Luis Enrique believes that few players would be capable of scoring the Luis Suarez goal that gave them a 2-1 victory over Real Madrid in Sunday’s La Liga ‘Clasico’. Suarez was slow to get into his stride at Barca following a...

  • Coach Conte happy to pick players born outside Italy

    Coach Conte happy to pick players born outside Italy

    Italy coach Antonio Conte is defending his call-ups of non-Italian born players to the national team. Sampdoria’s Brazilian-born striker Eder and Palermo’s Argentine playmaker Franco Vazquez, who each have Italian nationality, have been included...

  • First England call-up for Mason

    Uncapped Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason has been called up to the England squad for the first time. The Football Association (FA) announced yesterday that Mason, 23, had been drafted into the national squad for the upcoming games against...

  • Gudja end Fgura’s run

    Gudja United 3Fgura United 2 Gudja came back from two goals down to end Fgura’s 15-match unbeaten run at the Centenary Stadium yesterday. The victory lifted Gudja up to fifth place on 37 points, just two points adrift of Fgura who occupy the third...

  • Football news

    UEFA has criticised one of its representatives on the FIFA executive committee, Theo Zwanziger, saying it was “sad and upset” at the German’s recent conduct. Zwanziger recently made a complaint to FIFA’s ethics committee which led it to...

  • Sporting briefs

    Celtic fined: Scottish champions Celtic have been fined €8,000 by UEFA for the misconduct of their players during a Europa League tie against Inter in Italy last month. The two teams were also fined €5,000 each after fans let off fireworks inside...

  • Failla to miss Malta games

    Failla to miss Malta games

    Clayton Failla was the most notable absentee from the 23-man squad named by Malta coach Pietro Ghedin yesterday ahead of this week’s international commitments. Malta meet Georgia in a friendly match in Tbilisi on Wednesday before heading to...

  • Gill to take FA’s fight against Blatter into FIFA Exco

    Gill to take FA’s fight against Blatter into FIFA Exco

    Former Manchester United chief executive David Gill will become one of the “awkward squad” asking the difficult questions if he is elected as Britain’s FIFA vice-president, English FA chairman Greg Dyke said. Gill, 57, is standing against Wales’...

  • Gladbach stage sensation with 2-0 win at Bayern

    Borussia Moenchengladbach’s Raffael scored in each half to secure a shock 2-0 win at Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich, who suffered their first home league loss of the season yesterday. The Brazilian beat keeper Manuel Neuer with a half-volley...

  • Rangers beat Hibs to hand Hearts the title

    A Lee Wallace goal sent Rangers on their way to their most impressive victory of the Scottish Championship season – and handed his former club Hearts the title. Wallace was handed the freedom to get forward as Stuart McCall changed his faltering...

  • United’s Mata sinks Liverpool

    United’s Mata sinks Liverpool

    Juan Mata’s marvellous volley helped Manchester United beat Liverpool in the duel for Champions League qualification while his former club Chelsea nervously regained their six-point lead in the Premier League yesterday. At the end of a week where...

  • Tevez secures win for Juve

    Tevez secures win for Juve

    Juventus moved closer to a fourth straight Serie A title with a 1-0 win over Genoa yesterday. Carlos Tevez scored the only goal of the game after 25 minutes to secure a 20th win in 28 Serie A fixtures for Massimiliano Allegri’s men. Their...

  • Mallia brace gives St George’s derby joy

    Mallia brace gives St George’s derby joy

    St George’s 2Vittoriosa Stars 1 St George’s jolted Vittoriosa Stars’ promotion aspirations after winning the Cottonera derby 2-1 thanks to Larson Mallia’s first-half brace. The Saints’ supporters celebrated loudly at the final whistle as the team...

  • Barcelona on top in El Clasico

    Barcelona on top in El Clasico

    A lethal finish from Luis Suarez on 55 minutes gave Barcelona a 2-1 victory over Real Madrid in a typically frantic ‘Clasico’ last night as they stretched their lead at the top of La Liga to four points over their rivals. Barcelona went ahead...

  • Football results

    La LigaAth. Bilbao vs Almeria 2-1; Granada vs Eibar 0-0; Deportivo vs Espanyol 0-0; Villarreal vs Sevilla 0-2; R. Sociedad vs Cordoba 3-1 ; Barcelona vs Real Madrid 2-1. Leading standings: Barcelona 68; Real Madrid 64; Valencia 60; Atl. Madrid 59;...

  • Football news

    Video technology should be introduced to English football to help referees avoid errors after West Brom defender Gareth McAuley was sent off in a case of mistaken identity on Saturday, referees’ chief Mike Riley said. McAuley was shown the red...

  • Sporting briefs

    Sacked: Struggling Dutch club Go Ahead Eagles fired coach Foeke Booy yesterday as they plunged into relegation danger after a home loss on Saturday to Vitesse Arnhem. Booy had already announced his intention to leave at the end of the season but a...

  • Man. City cruise past 10-man West Brom

    Man. City cruise past 10-man West Brom

    Manchester City kept their title hopes alive thanks to a 3-0 win against 10-man West Bromwich Albion but Arsenal remain hot on their heels after a 2-1 victory against Newcastle United in the Premier League yesterday. Much-maligned after their...

  • Arter strikes for Bournemouth

    Harry Arter scored his second wonder goal in five days as Bournemouth stepped up their bid to reach the Premier League with an emphatic 3-0 win over Middlesbrough, yesterday. Arter’s powerful 20-yard strike early in the second half was sandwiched...

  • Martino hits out at proximity of CLeague final with Copa

    Martino hits out at proximity of CLeague final with Copa

    Argentina coach Gerardo Martino complained about the scheduling of the European Champions League final which could involve a number of his players five days before the Copa America kicks off in Chile. The Champions League final in Berlin is...

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