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  • FIFA presidential election to be held on February 26 in Zurich

    FIFA presidential election to be held on February 26 in Zurich

    World football’s troubled governing body FIFA will vote for a new president, to replace Sepp Blatter, at a special congress to be held on February 26 in Zurich, the organisation said yesterday. An “extraordinary elective congress” with all 209...

  • Under-fire Blatter caught up in money stunt

    Under-fire Blatter caught up in money stunt

    An English comedian threw money at Sepp Blatter as the president of world football’s governing body prepared to give details of the February 26 presidential election at a press conference. Blatter, who announced at the start of June that he would...

  • New signings on target as ’Pool beat Adelaide United

    New signings on target as ’Pool beat Adelaide United

    New signings James Milner and Danny Ings were on target as Liverpool beat Adelaide United 2-0 yesterday to make it three wins out of three on their pre-season tour of Asia and Australia. For the second time in four days, the Premier League club...

  • Savic confirms Atletico switch

    Stefan Savic has confirmed he will join Atletico Madrid from Fiorentina on a permanent transfer. Both clubs have reportedly reached a deal for Savic to move to the Vicente Calderon stadium and the Montenegro international arrived to Madrid...

  • Sterling set for City debut

    Raheem Sterling is expected to make his Manchester City debut against Roma today. Manuel Pellegrini confirmed the £49 million summer signing from Liverpool is in line to feature in the International Champions Cup match in Melbourne. The Chilean...

  • Bartomeu must resolve Qatar deal

    Bartomeu must resolve Qatar deal

    Barcelona’s sponsorship deal with Qatar is one of the burning issues club president Josep Maria Bartomeu must tackle following his re-election on Saturday. The shirt contract, due to expire next year, became a central theme during campaigning for...

  • Football news

    Claudio Ranieri has issued Esteban Cambiasso an ultimatum. The new Foxes boss has held talks with the midfielder but he is yet to commit his future to the club after his contract expired last month. Ranieri managed Cambiasso at Inter between 2011...

  • Sporting briefs

    Ryan: Valencia are closing in on signing Australia goalkeeper Mat Ryan from Club Brugge. The Belgian club announced yesterday they had given the 23-year-old international permission to travel to Spain to complete his transfer for an undisclosed fee.

  • Trialist Coronado shines in Trapani’s friendly against Samp

    Trialist Coronado shines in Trapani’s friendly against Samp

    Igor Coronado has strengthened his prospects of securing a move to Serie B club Trapani after the Floriana playmaker produced a lively performance in a 1-1 draw against Sampdoria in a friendly match on Saturday. Coronado, who joined Trapani for a...

  • ‘Working with Mourinho in treble season was incredible’

    ‘Working with Mourinho in treble season was incredible’

    Former Italy defender Giuseppe Baresi has enjoyed significant success with Inter but winning the treble as Jose Mourinho’s right-hand man in 2010 was the defining moment of his footballing odyssey. The presence of a man who has devoted virtually...

  • Powerbrokers to plot FIFA future in meeting today

    FIFA’s future will begin to take shape today when its executive committee meets to choose a date for the presidential election and discuss proposed reforms to football’s discredited governing body. If they decide on a December election, it could...

  • Re-elected Bartomeu to lead Barcelona for next six years

    Re-elected Bartomeu to lead Barcelona for next six years

    Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu was re-elected to lead the treble winners for the next six years on Saturday night, beating off the challenge of former incumbent Joan Laporta. Bartomeu took over in January 2014 from Sandro Rosell who...

  • Liverpool conclude deal for Benteke

    Liverpool conclude deal for Benteke

    Liverpool yesterday reached an agreement with Aston Villa over the payment terms for the £32.5 million transfer of Christian Benteke. A bid to trigger the Belgium international’s release clause was submitted on Friday and Reds chief executive Ian...

  • Man. United return to Europe excites Mata

    Juan Mata is hungry for Champions League glory with Manchester United after being forced to watch the biggest club competition in the world from his sofa last year. Two years after Mata helped Chelsea win the competition on that famous nail-biting...

  • Football news

    Manchester City completed the signing of talented youngster Patrick Roberts from Championship side Fulham yesterday. The 18-year-old, who has represented England at Under-16, Under-17 and Under-19 levels, made his Fulham debut against City in 2014...

  • Sporting briefs

    Pelé: Brazilian football legend Pelé has undergone back surgery, a close aide told Reuters, the latest in a series of recent health problems afflicting the 74-year-old former player. Pelé has been at Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein in Sao Paulo...

  • Benitez suffers frustrating Real debut in Melbourne

    Benitez suffers frustrating Real debut in Melbourne

    Rafa Benitez kicked off his tenure as Real Madrid boss with a frustrating 7-6 penalty shootout loss to Roma in a pre-season friendly, in Australia, yesterday. With both teams goalless at full-time in front of a crowd of 80,746 at the Melbourne...

  • Newcomer Schneiderlin scores to give United win

    Newcomer Schneiderlin scores to give United win

    Morgan Schneiderlin took less than five minutes to score on his Manchester United debut in a 1-0 win over Mexico side Club America late Friday. The French midfielder, who signed a four-year contract and cost United a reported £25 million, got on...

  • US SEC launches civil probe into FIFA bribery case – source

    US securities regulators are examining the behaviour of several companies with links to FIFA or other soccer bodies caught up in a major corruption scandal to see if there were possible violations of US federal bribery laws, a person with...

  • West Ham need to adapt says Adrian

    West Ham need to adapt says Adrian

    West Ham United goalkeeper Adrian knows the players must prepare themselves to do things very differently under new manager Slaven Bilic. The Croatian was appointed as replacement for Sam Allardyce earlier in the summer following a somewhat...