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  • Valencia tick key box in Peter Lim masterplan

    Valencia’s progress to the lucrative Champions League group stage on Tuesday thanks to a 4-3 aggregate success against Monaco took them over a key hurdle in owner Peter Lim’s push to return the La Liga club to the continent’s elite. Singapore...

  • Defender Cini in provisional squad

    Defender Cini in provisional squad

    Pembroke Athleta defender Alex Cini was a surprise addition to Pietro Ghedin’s provisional squad of 27 players for the European Championship Group H qualifiers against Italy and Azerbaijan. Last week, Cini played his part as Pembroke marked their...

  • Ghanaian midfielder Bruce seals Valletta move

    BOV Premier League club Valletta yesterday completed the signing of midfielder Albert Bruce. The Ghanaian has inked a two-year contract at City after securing his release from the financially-hit Qormi FC. Bruce emerged as a target for Valletta...

  • Coentrao joins Monaco on loan

    Monaco have announced the signing of Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao on a season-long loan. Coentrao joined Real Madrid from Benfica in the summer of 2011 and helped Los Blancos to their last league title in his first season at the club. He...

  • Arsenal visit Spurs in League Cup

    Arsenal must travel to last season’s League Cup runners-up Tottenham Hotspur after the draw for the third round made late Tuesday threw up several mouth-watering local derbies. The London rivals have met three times in the competition in the last...

  • Bonnici stars for Blues

    Bonnici stars for Blues

    One by one they are all passing away. I know that it is morbid thinking but I can’t help feeling sad seeing those heroes of my youth passing away into distant memory. During the last few months I had to write the obituary of quite a number of...

  • Union Berlin supporters plan protest against Red Bull’s Leipzig

    Fans of German second division club Union Berlin are planning a 15-minute silence at the start of their home game against RB Leipzig tomorrow to protest against the big-spending club backed by energy drink maker Red Bull. RB Leipzig is controlled...

  • Villa ever present in the Premier League

    Villa ever present in the Premier League

    Aston Villa were among the 22 teams that contested the first English Premier League in 1992-93. The others were Arsenal, Blackburn, Chelsea, Coventry, Crystal Palace, Everton, Ipswich, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United,...

  • Football news

    James Milner has no regrets over leaving Manchester City for Liverpool in search of more playing time in his favoured central midfield role. “That is the decision I have made. I am delighted to have joined Liverpool and am enjoying every minute,”...

  • Sporting briefs

    Hoewedes: Schalke captain Benedikt Hoewedes is expected to return to team training next month after recovering from a serious ligament injury, coach Andre Breitenreiter said. The Germany defender sustained a partial ligament tear in his left ankle...

  • Celtic miss out after defeat at Malmo

    Celtic miss out after defeat at Malmo

    Celtic’s Champions League hopes ended amid some controversy as a 2-0 defeat by Malmo at the Swedbank Stadion put the Swedish side through to the group stages on a 4-3 aggregate victory. Spain became the first nation to have five teams in the...

  • Stones hands in transfer request

    Everton defender John Stones has handed in a transfer request in an attempt to force through a move to Chelsea. After three failed bids – the last in excess of £30 million – from the Stamford Bridge club, Press Association Sport reported that the...

  • Fellaini to play in attacking role

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has revealed he intends to use Marouane Fellaini as a striker this season. United may have enjoyed an unbeaten start to the season, but their form in front of goal has so far been far from...

  • Cuadrado makes Juventus loan move

    Cuadrado makes Juventus loan move

    Juan Cuadrado has joined Juventus on a season-long loan from Chelsea, both clubs have confirmed. The 27-year-old Colombia forward returns to Serie A seven months since moving to Chelsea from Fiorentina. Whether there is an option for the move to...

  • Balotelli undergoes medical ahead of Milan return

    Balotelli undergoes medical ahead of Milan return

    Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has completed his medical at Milan and declared his delight at returning to the Rossoneri ahead of his loan switch. Both clubs have yet to announce the deal, which will see the Italy international represent the...

  • Arsenal’s Ramsey calls for video technology

    Arsenal’s Ramsey calls for video technology

    Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has called for video technology to help with crucial decisions after his goal against Liverpool during Monday’s 0-0 draw at the Emirates Stadium was ruled out for offside. Ramsey ran through onto Santi Cazorla‘s...

  • Depth will help Manchester City to challenge on all fronts – Kompany

    Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has hailed his team’s strength in depth following a busy summer transfer window and said the extra competition will help them challenge on all fronts this season, the British media reported. City have made a...

  • I will be appreciated when I’m gone, says Blatter

    I will be appreciated when I’m gone, says Blatter

    Outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter believes his critics will realise they have been wrong and will recognise his achievements once he has left soccer’s world governing body. In an interview with the BBC, the 79-year-old Swiss defended his record...

  • Shock results suggest a closer title race in Serie A

    Shock results suggest a closer title race in Serie A

    What a start we had to the 2015/16 Serie A! Juventus lost at their own backyard to Udinese and ten-man Milan conceded a goal in each half to go down 2-0 in Florence as title contenders Napoli did even worse and lost by the odd goal in three away...

  • Football news

    Barcelona have brushed aside media speculation linking Neymar with a world record transfer move to Manchester United and reveal the club will soon offer the Brazilian superstar a contract extension. Reports in England claimed United were prepared...