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Southgate handed task of reviving England’s fortunes

Southgate handed task of reviving England’s fortunes

Gareth Southgate was handed the onerous task of ending England’s decades of under-achievement at major tournaments when he agreed a four-year deal to become national team manager yesterday. The 46-year-old former international defender had been in temporary charge since Sam Allardyce quit 67 days into his reign in September after becoming embroiled in a...

  • Arsenal and PSG draw 2-2 as Group A top spot remains undecided

    Arsenal and PSG draw 2-2 as Group A top spot remains undecided

    Arsenal and Paris St Germain's hopes of topping Champions League Group A were still in the balance after they played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at the Emirates. Lucas's deflected 77th minute header earned PSG a point when it had looked as though...

  • Man City reach knockout stage with draw at Gladbach

    Man City reach knockout stage with draw at Gladbach

    Manchester City booked a spot in the Champions League last 16 after scraping a 1-1 draw at Borussia Moenchengladbach in their Group C match  as both teams had a player sent off. The hosts, who secured third place in the group and will go into the...

  • United to extend Ibrahimovic's contract

    United to extend Ibrahimovic's contract

    Manchester United will exercise their option to extend veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic's contract for a second season at Old Trafford, manager Jose Mourinho said. The 35-year-old Ibrahimovic, who joined on a free transfer in July, has had a...

  • Buoyant City seek knockout spot at struggling Gladbach

    Buoyant City seek knockout spot at struggling Gladbach

    Manchester City, buoyed by the return of Yaya Toure, will look to seal a spot in the Champions League knockout stage when they travel to Borussia Moenchengladbach today to play a team struggling for form. Toure, banned by coach Pep Guardiola...

  • Lazio – a force to reckon with

    Lazio – a force to reckon with

    Last weekend, Lazio extended their unbeaten run to eight games (five wins and three draws) after a sound 3-1 win at home to Genoa. After 13 games, the team from the capital are fourth, level with the season’s surprise package Atalanta on 25...

  • Iniala unveiled as Valletta’s new shirt sponsors

    Iniala unveiled as Valletta’s new shirt sponsors

    Iniala have become Valletta’s main shirt sponsors for the next three years. Victor Sciriha, president of Valletta FC, told reporters yesterday that an agreement was reached with Mark Weingard, owner of the glamorous Iniala beach hotel resort in...

  • Arena named head coach of US team

    Arena named head coach of US team

    Bruce Arena (picture) has been handed the tall order of getting the United States’ qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup back on track after being named head coach of the national team, US Soccer said. Arena, a five-times Major League Soccer...

  • United investigate security breach after two fans sleep at Old Trafford

    Manchester United are investigating how two supporters managed to stay overnight at Old Trafford before Saturday afternoon’s Premier League match with Arsenal. The pair, reported to be foreign students, were part of an official stadium tour on the...

  • Ivory Coast’s Toure left off shortlist

    Ivory Coast’s Toure left off shortlist

    Four-time winner Yaya Toure has failed to make the five-man shortlist for the African Player of the Year award. The Manchester City midfielder has just returned to favour with his club, making his first Premier League appearance of the season on...

  • Football news

    Liverpool goalkeeper Adam Bogdan’s loan spell at Wigan Athletic is expected to be cut short after he suffered a season-ending knee injury. Bogdan, who joined the Latics in the summer, was carried off on a stretcher during the second half of the...

  • Sporting briefs

    Kompany: Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany will be out for several weeks after picking up a knee injury in their 2-1 victory at Crystal Palace on Saturday. Kompany was making his first Premier League start for seven months but lasted just 37...

  • Juve qualify after stormy 3-1 win at ten-man Sevilla

    Juve qualify after stormy 3-1 win at ten-man Sevilla

    Juventus qualified for the Champions League knockout stage after Leonardo Bonucci and Mario Mandzukic scored late goals to give them a stormy 3-1 win at Sevilla, who played the entire second half with 10 men. Nicolas Pareja gave the hosts a...

  • Sevilla vs Juventus offers intriguing clash of styles

    Sevilla vs Juventus offers intriguing clash of styles

    Sevilla’s wild-eyed, excitable Jorge Sampaoli faces Juve’s phlegmatic Massimiliano Allegri in a fascinating clash of coaching styles in the Champions League today. Both sides are unbeaten in Group H and seem set to qualify though Sevilla, on 10...

  • Inter’s Kondogbia gets a new lease of life from coach Pioli

    Stefano Pioli’s arrival as Inter coach has given a new lease of life to midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia who has regained his place after being dropped and publicly criticised by former manager Frank de Boer. Kondogbia, who has struggled to live up...

  • Bellerin signs long-term contract

    Spain right-back Hector Bellerin has signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal. The Premier League club yesterday announced that the 21-year-old had committed his future to the Gunners. Bellerin’s impressive performances had seen him linked...

  • Players have adapted quickly to my philosophy, says Doncic

    Players have adapted quickly to my philosophy, says Doncic

    St Andrews’ enterprising showing in their 1-1 draw against Birkirkara last weekend further underlined the positive impact Danilo Doncic has had on the team. In their five league games since Doncic’s appointment as head coach, St Andrews have...

  • Scandinavian scorpion kick joins Messi and Neymar goals on shortlist

    A goal scored with a scorpion kick in the Swedish league was included on the shortlist for FIFA’s goal of the year award along with efforts from Lionel Messi and Neymar. Mario Gaspar’s scissors kick in last year’s Spain against England friendly...

  • Schembri scores but Boavista ousted from cup

    Andrè Schembri was back on the scoresheet on Sunday but his goal was not enough as Boavista crashed out of the Portuguese Cup after a 2-1 home upset to Guimaraes in extra-time. Schembri was in the starting XI for the Last 16 tie but the home side...

  • Premier League statistics

    Premier League statistics

    BalzanKaljevic 10 (3 pens); Effiong 3; Nafti 3; Fenech 2; Da Silva Souza 2; Agius; Micallef (pen); Piciollo. Red card: Serrano (vs Tarxien). BirkirkaraTemile 5, Dimitrov 5, Plut 5; Brincat 2; Attard 2; Scicluna 2; Sciberras 2; Herrera;...

  • Football news

    Juergen Klinsmann has been fired as head coach of the US men’s national team yesterday. Klinsmann was under contract through 2018 but his future with the team had been in doubt after a pair of recent losses left their hopes of qualifying for the...