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  • Chippy Moyes banned for two matches

    Real Sociedad coach David Moyes has been banned from the touchline for two games by the Spanish federation (RFEF) following his sending-off in Wednesday’s King’s Cup game at home to Villarreal. Moyes made light of his first dismissal since taking...

  • Nasri out for four weeks

    Manchester City’s Samir Nasri will miss tomorrow’s game against former club Arsenal after being ruled out for up to a month with a calf injury, manager Manuel Pellegrini said yesterday. The France playmaker is also likely to sit out their crucial...

  • Football news

    Former bricklayer Charlie Austin continued his remarkable rise from the backwaters of part-time football as the Queens Park Rangers striker was named De-cember’s Premier League player of the month yesterday. The 25-year-old Englishman outshone the...

  • Tricky test for City at the Etihad

    Tricky test for City at the Etihad

    Manchester City lost ground in the Premier League title race last week after a 1-1 draw at Everton saw them dropping to second place and two points behind Chelsea. The Citizens will be under pressure not to fall further behind as they face a stiff...

  • Sporting briefs

    Cornet: French league leaders Lyon have signed teenage hot property Maxwel Cornet from Metz. The 18-year-old moves with immediate effect to the Ligue 1 front-runners and has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal. Cornet has been out of favour with...

  • Updated: MFA general secretary hails ‘historic day’ for local football

    Updated: MFA general secretary hails ‘historic day’ for local football

    The implementation of the minimum requisites for contracts of professional players across Europe was discussed this morning when the members of the European Professional Football Social Dialogue Taskforce met with representatives of Maltese...

  • Savicevic’s son linked with move to Maltese club

    Savicevic’s son linked with move to Maltese club

    Vladimir Savicevic, the son of former Milan stalwart Dejan Savicevic, is poised to continue his career in Maltese football. Savicevic has long declared his willingness to try a new experience in a foreign league and well-placed sources have told...

  • Collina backs ‘white card’ idea

    Collina backs ‘white card’ idea

    UEFA’s refereeing chief Pierluigi Collina has thrown his support behind the idea of implementing sin bins as a form of punishment to help curtail players’ simulation and over-zealous protesting of refereeing decisions. Speaking at the ‘Football...

  • Brazilian Ronaldo looks to get in shape for possible comeback

    Brazilian Ronaldo looks to get in shape for possible comeback

    Former Brazil forward Ronaldo has said he will try to get back into shape with an eye on coming out of retirement to play for North American second division club Fort Lauderdale Strikers. The 38-year-old three-times FIFA world player of the year,...

  • Iran ride wave of support into last eight, Qatar out

    Iran stormed into the Asian Cup quarter-finals on a wave of passionate support with a 1-0 win over Qatar in their second Group C match at Stadium Australia yesterday. Striker Sardar Azmoun scored the only goal in the 52nd minute to send the vast...

  • Two-goal Torres sends Atletico into Cup quarters

    Two-goal Torres sends Atletico into Cup quarters

    Fernando Torres stole the show with a dramatic double as Atletico Madrid secured a battling 2-2 draw at Real Madrid yesterday that dumped the holders out of the King’s Cup 4-2 on aggregate. Back at his boyhood club after seven years of mixed...

  • Juve crush Verona 6-1

    Sebastian Giovinco struck twice as Serie A leaders Juventus crushed Verona 6-1 to reach the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia, last night. Roberto Pereyra, Paul Pogba, Alvaro Morata and Kingsley Coman also got on the scoresheet as the hosts made...

  • Arsenal lose Arteta and Debuchy for three months

    Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta will be out for the next three months after having a “successful” operation on the left ankle that has kept him sidelined since late November, the club said yesterday. Arsenal will also be without France international...

  • Solid Saints frustrate Hotspurs

    Solid Saints frustrate Hotspurs

    The first two games from matchday 11 of the GFA Division One championship, involving teams in the bottom half of the standings, produced two draws that brought very little changes to the standings. St Lawrence Spurs and Victoria Hotspurs shared...

  • Andorra beat Malta 4-0

    Andorra beat Malta 4-0

    Andorra bagged their first victory in the Euro 2016 preliminary round Group E when they eased past Malta 4-0 at the Corradino Pavilion yesterday. Malta came into the match harbouring high hopes of earning a positive result but Andorra had other...

  • Football news

    Manchester United have sacked their Denmark-based scout Torben Aakjaer for posting alleged offensive messages on Facebook. The club investigated his account after being alerted to the posts by The Guardian newspaper. The posts have since been...

  • Sporting briefs

    Defoe: Jermain Defoe is expected to become a Sunderland player today after the final details of his transfer were tied up. However, the Black Cats are waiting for Jozy Altidore’s proposed swap-move to Toronto to be processed before making an...

  • Juve crush Verona in cup

    Sebastian Giovinco struck twice as Serie A leaders Juventus crushed Verona 6-1 to reach the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia. Roberto Pereyra, Paul Pogba, Alvaro Morata and Kingsley Coman also got on the scoresheet as the hosts made light of...

  • Futsal: Andorra beat Malta 4-0

    Futsal: Andorra beat Malta 4-0

    Andorra bagged their first victory in the Euro 2016 preliminary round Group E when they eased past Malta 4-0 at the Corradino Pavilion . Malta came into the match harbouring high hopes of earning a positive result but Andorra had other plans as...

  • Brazilian Pedrinho gets second chance with Wanderers

    Brazilian Pedrinho gets second chance with Wanderers

    Sliema Wanderers have concluded negotiations to re-sign Brazilian playmaker Pedrinho. The Blues, seventh in the Premier League with 22 points, acted swiftly to agree a deal with Pedrinho after he terminated his contract with Mosta. Pedrinho is...

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