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  • Bayern defender Badstuber agrees Schalke loan deal

    Bayern Munich defender Holger Badstuber has agreed to join Schalke 04 on loan until the end of the season as he looks to battle back to his best following several injury-plagued years. The 27-year-old Germany international will undergo a medical...

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    Cohen Bramall admits it is “incredible” that he has gone from non-league football and redundancy to joining Arsenal – with the Gunners announcing his signing yesterday. The 20-year-old left-back had been on trial with Arsene Wenger’s side, with...

  • Sporting briefs

    Sagna: Manchester City defender Bacary Sagna has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association following the “10 against 12” Instagram post he made earlier this month. The 33-year-old uploaded an image with the caption “10 against 12..

  • Fellaini helps United to 2-0 win over Hull in Cup semi

    Fellaini helps United to 2-0 win over Hull in Cup semi

    Manchester United planted one foot in the League Cup final after a late Marouane Fellaini header gave them a 2-0 win over Hull City in the first leg of their last four clash. Juan Mata put United ahead early in the second half of what had looked...

  • January could prove to be defining month for Juve – Allegri

    January could prove to be defining month for Juve – Allegri

    Massimiliano Allegri believes January could prove to be a defining month for Juventus as they target glory on three fronts. The reigning Serie A champions and current leaders returned from their winter break to demolish Bologna 3-0 in Turin, with...

  • Maradona backs Infantino’s 48-team World Cup plan

    Diego Maradona is delighted by plans to expand the World Cup to 48 teams and Argentina’s former captain said yesterday that it would rekindle interest in the tournament. The FIFA Council is expected to approve a proposal to expand the finals from...

  • Global players’ poll snubs EPL-based talent

    No players based in the English Premier League (EPL) have been selected for the 2016 World XI that was announced at the inaugural The Best FIFA Awards ceremony in Zurich, yesterday. Organised by FIFPro, the body that represents players’...

  • BOV Premier League statistics

    BOV Premier League statistics

    BalzanKaljevic 15 (3 pens); Piciollo 5; Effiong 3, Nafti 3; Fenech 2, Da Silva Souza 2; Agius; Micallef (pen); Arab. Own goal: Lima (vs Hibernians).Red cards: Serrano (vs Tarxien); Da Silva Souza (vs Floriana); Effiong (vs...

  • Schembri stars in Boavista’s 1-0 win

    Andre Schembri played a key role as Boavista made it two wins in a row in the Portuguese Primeira Liga after defeating Vitoria Setubal at home on Sunday. The Malta striker retained his place in the starting formation and won the decisive penalty...

  • Liverpool set to be boosted by Coutinho return

    Liverpool set to be boosted by Coutinho return

    Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho is set to return to action after almost seven weeks out to boost manager Juergen Klopp’s attacking options. Klopp is unrepentant about fielding the club’s youngest ever line-up in the FA Cup goalless draw at...

  • Grass pitches needed to lure more teams – Empl

    Grass pitches needed to lure more teams – Empl

    Malta is fast becoming a popular destination for mid-season training camps with over 50 European teams expected here over the next three months to step up preparations for the second part of the football campaign. Among the teams currently...

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    Carlo Ancelotti has backed new Swansea City boss Paul Clement to flourish in his role at the Liberty Stadium. Last week, Ancelotti saw his trusted assistant leave Bayern Munich to take over the struggling Premier League club, having worked under...

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    Cabanas: Former New York Cosmos, Boca Juniors and Paraguay forward Roberto Cabanas has died aged 55, his brother said yesterday. Cabanas, who played for Cosmos in the early 1980s and was the former NASL’s top scorer and MVP in 1983, had spells in...

  • Ronaldo, Messi, Griezmann up for FIFA awards

    Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann are hoping to be crowned The Best in today’s rebranded FIFA awards. On the 25th anniversary of honouring the top performers – and having split with France Football – the governing body...

  • FIFA proposes Americas-wide qualifying contest

    FIFA has proposed merging the CONCACAF and South American qualifiers as part of its plans to expand the 2026 World Cup. Venezuelan Football Federation president Laureano Gonzalez said the idea for the merger had come from FIFA president Gianni...

  • Italians keen to invest in Spartans

    Ħamrun Spartans are in negotiations with a foreign company interested in investing in the Premier League outfit. The club yesterday called a meeting for its members at the Ħamrun Local Council offices where details of new developments with the...

  • Qormi bridge the gap on Naxxar as Hotspurs win

    Qormi bridge the gap on Naxxar as Hotspurs win

    Qormi 3Sirens 0 Two first-half goals put Qormi on their way to a comfortable victory over Sirens. For Brian Spiteri’s men this was their sixth successive victory that lifted them to just one point behind leaders Naxxar Lions. Sirens were the...

  • Chelsea considering Terry red card appeal

    Antonio Conte believes referee Kevin Friend was wrong to send off John Terry in yesterday’s FA Cup third-round win over Peterborough and says Chelsea are considering an appeal. Terry, making his first start since the EFL Cup exit at West Ham in...

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    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has taken responsibility for the club’s recent inconsistent form and said he is still getting to know his players and how best to use them. City made a flying start under Guardiola, winning their first 10...

  • Sporting briefs

    Belotti: Torino’s claim that Arsenal made a bid of £55 million for striker Andrea Belotti has been disputed in north London. The Serie A club’s director of sport Gianluca Petrachi said yesterday that a bid had been received, but Press Association...