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  • 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...

  • No-one gave us a chance – Perry

    No-one gave us a chance – Perry

    Written off as also-rans for most of the season, Sliema Wanderers saved their best for last after overcoming Balzan 5-4 on penalties to capture the FA Trophy for a record-extending 21st time. Their success on Saturday sealed an amazing turnaround...

  • I was desperate to break this record, says Napoli’s Higuain

    I was desperate to break this record, says Napoli’s Higuain

    Breaking Gunnar Nordahl’s 66-year record for most goals in a Serie A season is a “fantastic moment in my career”, Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain said. The Argentine notched a hat-trick in Napoli’s 4-0 home win over relegated Frosinone on Saturday...

  • Carpi relegated from Serie A, Palermo survive

    Carpi were relegated after just one season in Serie A despite a 2-1 win at Udinese last night with their swift return to the second tier confirmed by Palermo’s 3-2 victory over Verona. Tiny Carpi were playing in the fifth division just six seasons...

  • Celtic hand Deila fitting farewell

    Celtic hand Deila fitting farewell

    An emotional Ronny Deila ended his tenure as Celtic boss in a “perfect” way as the Hoops romped to a 7-0 win over Motherwell at Parkhead, yesterday. The Premiership champions hit top form and the rout began in the 21st minute when 18-year-old...