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  • Costa, Mata omitted from Spain’s provisional squad

    Costa, Mata omitted from Spain’s provisional squad

    Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been left out of Spain’s provisional 25-man squad for this summer’s Euro 2016 in France. Costa, who has scored 16 goals for the Blues in the Premier League this season, has been dogged by hamstring injuries and has...

  • Golden Boot little consolation to Kane

    Finishing the season as the Premier League’s top scorer has done little to numb Tottenham striker Harry Kane’s pain after Spurs not only lost out to Leicester City in the title race but saw bitter rivals Arsenal climb above them on the final...

  • Germany’s Loew opts for youth in preliminary squad

    Germany’s Loew opts for youth in preliminary squad

    Germany coach Joachim Loew (picture) has named four talented youngsters, including three uncapped players, in his preliminary 27-man squad for Euro 2016. Versatile midfielder Joshua Kimmich, striker Leroy Sane, Julian Weigl – another midfielder –...

  • Juventus favourites to lift Coppa and clinch double

    Juventus favourites to lift Coppa and clinch double

    It all started on August 8, 2015 when two second-half goals, scored by new signings Mario Mandzukic and Paulo Dybala, saw Juventus beating Lazio 2-0 at the Shanghai Stadium, in China, to lift the Italian Super Cup. Despite that auspicious start to...

  • Added interest in local competitions

    Added interest in local competitions

    Masters Football competitions are becoming more popular all over the world. In England alone, all leadings clubs, including Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham, all participate in national leagues and...

  • Football news

    Antonio Conte has included seven new faces in a 28-man training squad as Italy step up their preparations for the European Championship. The head coach has omitted Juventus and Milan players ahead of Saturday’s Coppa Italia final in Rome. Marco...

  • Sporting briefs

    Mbokani: Norwich City striker Dieumerci Mbokani has been dropped from the Democratic Republic of Congo’s squad for three matches. Mbokani missed the last two African Nations Cup qualifiers for the country after being caught up in the Brussels...

  • Rashford is urged to seize his chance

    Rashford is urged to seize his chance

    Marcus Rashford will be given the chance to “knock someone off their perch” after Roy Hodgson included the uncapped 18-year-old in an expanded 26-man squad for Euro 2016, yesterday. Rashford, who has never even played for the U-21s, was the most...

  • Police chief demands answers from United over Old Trafford ‘shambles’

    Police chief demands answers from United over Old Trafford ‘shambles’

    Manchester United must be “up front” with answers about Sunday’s “shambolic” security scare at Old Trafford, the city’s police and crime commissioner has said. Tony Lloyd, who is also the mayor of Greater Manchester, said the club’s reputation and...

  • Werder keep faith in coach Skripnik

    Werder Bremen’s director of sport Thomas Eichin has confirmed that coach Viktor Skripnik will still be in charge of the club next season. Bremen avoided relegation to the second division thanks to an 87th-minute goal by Papy Djilobodji on the...

  • ‘Ronaldo’ on duty for Hereford

    Ronaldo has been cleared to take to the Wembley pitch for minor league Hereford in Sunday’s FA Vase final although opponents Morpeth Town need not lose any sleep over it. For Ronaldo, full name Hawkesbury 1 Ronaldo, is not a three-times world...

  • Leicester City celebrate Premier League title success

    Leicester City celebrate Premier League title success

    Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri and his players parade the Premier League trophy on top of an open bus through the City Centre. The Foxes celebrated the first league title in the club’s 132-year history with thousands of their supporters yesterday.

  • Judge acquits future Chelsea coach Conte in match-fixing case

    Judge acquits future Chelsea coach Conte in match-fixing case

    An Italian judge yesterday acquitted Antonio Conte, the future coach of English Premier League club Chelsea, for allegedly doing nothing to halt a 2011 match-fixing scandal while he was in charge of Siena. Conte, who will coach Italy’s national...

  • Floriana, Oliveira part ways

    Floriana, Oliveira part ways

    Floriana FC and coach Luis Oliveira have decided not to extend their association beyond the 2015-16 season, the Premier League club announced yesterday. “Floriana FC would like to thank Luis Oliveira for his professional service as coach of our...

  • Keeper Mignolet hoping to avoid final spotlight

    Keeper Mignolet hoping to avoid final spotlight

    Simon Mignolet has no desire to be Liverpool’s hero in the Europa League final despite earning praise from former Reds goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek. It is the first time the Merseysiders have reached a European final since their famous Champions League...

  • PSG midfielder Verratti undergoes groin surgery

    Paris St Germain and Italy midfielder Marco Verratti has undergone a “successful” operation on his persistent groin problem. PSG announced earlier in the month that Verratti was set for surgery after an injury-hit season and would miss this...

  • Sassuolo given UEFA licence

    Serie A surprise package Sassuolo have secured the UEFA licence which permits them to compete in next season’s Europa League. The Neroverdi, who finished sixth in the table, above Italian giants Milan and Lazio, could play continental football for...

  • ‘KIA Champ’ tournament at Luxol Grounds

    Cars International, representatives of Kia Motors in Malta, are giving local football enthusiasts an opportunity to participate in a five-a-side tournament and stand a chance of winning an all-inclusive trip to France for this summer’s Euro...

  • Sporting briefs

    Anichebe: West Brom striker Victor Anichebe is leaving the Premier League club after nearly three years at The Hawthorns. The 28-year-old Nigeria international has scored six Premier League goals in 30 appearances since joining West Brom from...

  • Football news

    Inter president Erick Thohir is happy to resist calls to sack head coach Roberto Mancini. Despite investing heavily in the San Siro outfit’s squad, Mancini could only secure a fourth-place finish in Serie A, with champions Juventus 24 points...