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  • Ronaldo cannot wait for ‘special’ Sporting match

    Real Madrid talisman Cristiano Ronaldo faces an emotional re-union with boyhood club Sporting Lisbon when his side begin the defence of their Champions League crown today. Ronaldo, who scored the decisive penalty in the shootout win over Atletico...

  • McGhee backs Snodgrass to fill Brown void for Scotland

    McGhee backs Snodgrass to fill Brown void for Scotland

    Scotland assistant boss Mark McGhee has backed Robert Snodgrass to drive Scotland’s World Cup dream forward in the wake of Scott Brown’s retirement. Hull playmaker Snodgrass shrugged off two years of injury hell to fire a hat-trick in the Dark...

  • Souare to make full recovery

    Crystal Palace defender Pape Souare is expected to make a full recovery after he was seriously injured in a car accident on Sunday, according to the club’s chairman Steve Parish. Parish announced the good news on Tuesday afternoon in a statement...

  • Celtic chief Lawwell pledges calm response to effigy issue

    Chief executive Peter Lawwell insists Celtic will not get involved in a spat with Rangers after the Ibrox club accused the Parkhead support of a “sickening and shameful display of outright sectarian hatred”. Controversy was sparked during...

  • Marco Reus’s return for B. Dortmund delayed

    Marco Reus faces a delayed return to action for Borussia Dortmund but the club remain hopeful he can feature this month. The 27-year-old playmaker has been out of action since sustaining a groin injury in the DFB-Pokal final defeat to Bayern...

  • European game split as UEFA elects new chief

    European game split as UEFA elects new chief

    UEFA elects a new president today whose main task will be to stop what European officials say is an inexorable slide towards a breakaway soccer Super League open only to wealthy clubs such as Real Madrid and Manchester City. Report: Brian...

  • Mihajlovic needs time to get Toro in shape

    Mihajlovic needs time to get Toro in shape

    Torino were off to a bumpy start to their Serie A campaign, collecting three points from three matches following last weekend’s 2-1 upset away to Atalanta. Last month, Torino were beaten by Milan by the odd goal in five on the opening day with...

  • Football news

    Chelsea long-serving captain John Terry has been ruled out for around 10 days with strained ligaments in his foot and will miss next Friday’s Premier League clash with Liverpool, the London club said yesterday. The 35-year-old, who has played all...

  • Barca seek response against Celtic after Alaves shock

    Barca seek response against Celtic after Alaves shock

    Barcelona are eyeing their Champions League opener against Celtic tonight as a chance to make amends for their shock 2-1 defeat at home to La Liga newcomers Alaves on Saturday. Preview: Richard Martin With many of his players in action with their...

  • German FA wants to stick with coach Loew past 2018

    Germany’s football association (DFB) is eager to extend the contract of national team coach Joachim Loew past the 2018 World Cup, DFB president Reinhard Grindel said. Loew, who has been in charge since 2006, coached Germany to the 2014 World Cup...

  • Briffa faces anxious wait after suffering knee injury

    Briffa faces anxious wait after suffering knee injury

    Roderick Briffa faces an anxious wait to discover the nature and extent of his injury after the Valletta midfielder hurt his knee in the opening half of his side’s 5-1 Premier League victory over Pembroke Athleta on Saturday. The veteran stalwart,...

  • Gambin sets up Barnet winner

    Gambin sets up Barnet winner

    Luke Gambin played a leading role as Barnet won 1-0 at Mansfield in the English League Two last Saturday. The Malta winger, restored to the Bees’ starting formation by manager Martin Allen, picked out John Akinde on the right wing and the burly...

  • Platini to speak at UEFA Congress despite ban

    Platini to speak at UEFA Congress despite ban

    UEFA’s disgraced former president Michel Platini will be allowed to address its Congress tomorrow as a “gesture of humanity” despite his ban from the sport, FIFA’s ethics committee said yesterday. The Frenchman has been banned for four years from...

  • Palace’s Souare in hospital after car accident

    Crystal Palace defender Pape Souare was airlifted to hospital on Sunday after suffering thigh and jaw injuries in a car accident. The club announced that the 26-year-old full-back would remain in hospital to receive treatment. A statement on the...

  • Shearer unveils his statue

    Shearer unveils his statue

    Former England captain Alan Shearer said he was very proud and honoured to unveil a bronze statue of himself in his home city of Newcastle. The 46-year-old, who is still the Premier League’s record goal scorer, was speaking next to the 16 foot...

  • Wenger back on familiar ground for PSG opener

    Wenger back on familiar ground for PSG opener

    Arsenal’s long-serving manager Arsene Wenger will feel at home when he takes his team to the Parc des Princes for tonight’s Champions League opening Group A match against Paris St Germain. A regular visitor to the French capital, the...

  • Manchester United earnings to dip on CLeague absence

    Manchester United earnings to dip on CLeague absence

    Manchester United reported a 30 per cent rise in fourth-quarter revenue yesterday but forecast lower earnings for the current year as the club will miss out on Champions League football  after finishing fifth in the English Premier League last...

  • Sporting briefs

    Ronaldo: Sporting Lisbon president Bruno de Carvalho wants Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo to end his playing career with the Portuguese club. Ronaldo, 31, began his career at Sporting Lisbon and will face the club when Madrid launch their...

  • Football news

    Premier League champions Leicester City have appointed Spaniard Eduardo Macia as head of senior recruitment, filling the gap left by the departure of Steve Walsh to Everton. Macia previously worked with Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri in La Liga...

  • Luis Enrique accepts criticism after shock defeat for Barcelona

    Luis Enrique accepts criticism after shock defeat for Barcelona

    Luis Enrique lamented a Bar-celona performance which he described as fragile defensively and uninspired in the attacking third as they slumped to a 2-1 home defeat to Alaves late Saturday. Barcelona appeared disjointed in their return to action...