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  • Football news

    Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric is set to miss the rest of the year with a thigh injury, the La Liga club said yesterday. Modric went off injured in the first half of Croatia’s Euro 2016 qualifier in Italy on Sunday and team doctor Boris...

  • Sporting briefs

    Dallas quits: The head of referees in Greece’s Central Refereeing Committee (KED) has stepped down four days after matches were suspended indefinitely following an attack on a KED official. Hugh Dallas, a retired Scottish referee, was appointed...

  • FIFA lodges criminal complaint

    FIFA lodges criminal complaint

    FIFA has lodged a criminal complaint with the Swiss attorney general over "possible misconduct" by individuals in connection with the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. The move follows a recommendation by FIFA's ethics judge Hans-Joachim...

  • Bulgaria to sack Penev after Malta draw

    Bulgaria to sack Penev after Malta draw

    Bulgaria are set to sack coach Luboslav Penev after their poor run in their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign continued on Sunday with a 1-1 home draw against minnows Malta, local media reported. The result left Bulgaria fourth in Group H with four...

  • ‘Point gives us serenity’

    ‘Point gives us serenity’

    Malta coach Pietro Ghedin tells Kevin Azzopardi that the players deserve credit for their spirited showing in the 1-1 draw against Bulgaria in Sunday’s Euro 2016 Group H qualifier at the Vassil Levski Stadium How many times have we heard the...

  • Contrasting objectives in Spain-Germany friendly

    Contrasting objectives in Spain-Germany friendly

    Spain and Germany will have different objectives when they play a friendly in Vigo tonight in the first meeting between the European heavyweights since Spain’s 1-0 win in the semi-finals of the 2010 World Cup. Vicente del Bosque’s new-look side...

  • Hodgson plays down rivalry with Scotland

    England manager Roy Hodgson appeared to play down the old rivalry between Scotland and England when he said tonight’s friendly was just another game, despite the intense atmosphere likely at Celtic Park. The Auld Enemy game was once one of the...

  • Arsenal must banish doubts to overcome blip − Arteta

    Arsenal must banish doubts to overcome blip − Arteta

    After relinquishing a winning position twice in five days, the Arsenal players must banish self-doubt if they are to restore good times at the Emirates Stadium, captain Mikel Arteta said yesterday. Before the international break, Arsene Wenger’s...

  • Everton chairman Kenwright hits back at Keane

    Everton chairman Bill Kenwright has hit back at Roy Keane for “saying some stupid things” following the Ireland assistant’s comments about Toffees boss Roberto Martinez over the management of his international players. Keane took Martinez to task...

  • Sunderland, QPR fined for not controlling players

    Sunderland and Queens Park Rangers have been fined £20,000 each for failing to control their players in two separate Premier League matches, the Football Association said yesterday. Both clubs admitted the charge of “failing to ensure its players...

  • Thiago Silva gets firm response from Dunga over Brazil captaincy

    Brazil coach Dunga gave a predictably firm response yesterday to Thiago Silva’s complaints that nobody had told the defender he was no longer captain of the side. Silva captained Brazil at this year’s World Cup, when he was praised for holding...

  • Football results

    League Two: Wycombe Wanderers vs Burton Albion 1-3. Lega Pro: Group A – Renate vs Feralpisalo 1-2. Under-21 friendlies: Italy vs Denmark 0-1; Lithuania vs Belarus 1-1; Russia vs Ireland 2-2; Belgium vs Norway 4-0; France vs England 3-2.

  • Euro boycott of FIFA urged by Bernstein

    Euro boycott of FIFA urged by Bernstein

    The former chairman of England’s Football Association has urged the FA to lobby UEFA to organise a European boycott of the next World Cup unless the sport’s governing body FIFA reforms itself. David Bernstein, who was FA chairman between 2011 and...

  • Manchester United count cost of European absence

    Manchester United count cost of European absence

    Manchester United will today reveal the first definitive figures on the financial cost of missing out on the Champions League. The club have estimated revenues will fall this season by between £38 million and £48 million – a drop of between 8.77...

  • Football news

    Bosnia have sacked coach Safet Susic after a poor start to their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign culminated in Sunday’s 3-0 defeat by Israel which left their chances of reaching the 24-nation tournament hanging by a thread. “The Bosnian football...

  • Sporting briefs

    Okore: Jores Okore has refused to give up on his Aston Villa career, but has not ruled out a January move. The defender is yet to play this term after returning from a serious knee injury. “I came to Villa to play and I am going to fight to make...

  • Bold Malta make their point

    Bold Malta make their point

    Bulgaria 1Galabinov 6;Malta 1Failla 49 pen; It was all-hands-to-the-pump in the end but Malta’s resilience paid off. Returning to the scene of their most harrowing experience in Pietro Ghedin’s second spell as coach, a 6-0 drubbing in arctic...

  • Crowd trouble mars Croatia draw with Italy at San Siro

    Crowd trouble mars Croatia draw with Italy at San Siro

    Unruly crowd scenes, with fans throwing firecrackers and flares on to the pitch, forced the referee to take the players off the field in Milan before Italy and Croatia were finally able to complete their Euro 2016 qualifier and fight out a 1-1...

  • Blind facing a long lay-off

    Manchester United midfielder Daley Blind could be out for a lengthy period after coming off after 20 minutes of the Netherlands’ 6-0 win over Latvia in a Euro 2016 qualifier yesterday. United said on their website that it looked like a thigh...

  • Reliable Welbeck delights Hodgson

    Reliable Welbeck delights Hodgson

    Danny Welbeck may frustrate at club level but put the Arsenal striker in an England shirt and he has proved himself to be a reliable figure on the international stage. Welbeck scored two goals in England’s 3-1 Euro 2016 qualifying victory over...

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