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  • Football news

    Schalke have found a replacement for Joel Matip, who will join Liverpool next season, by signing Brazilian defender Naldo from Bundesliga rivals Wolfsburg. The 33-year-old has joined the Royal Blues on a free transfer due to a clause in his...

  • Sporting briefs

    Drogba: Didier Drogba hit his fourth goal of the season as the Montreal Impact were held to a fourth straight draw after their MLS clash with the Philadelphia Union ended 1-1. The former Chelsea striker opened the scoring just four minutes into...

  • Ranieri wants champions’ performance at Chelsea

    Ranieri wants champions’ performance at Chelsea

    Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has urged his side to play like the champions they are. The Foxes were crowned Premier League winners last week and will parade the trophy through the city’s streets tomorrow evening. They go to last year’s...

  • Roy ready to break some hearts

    Roy ready to break some hearts

    Some of England’s finest footballers will be nervously tossing and turning in their beds tonight with Three Lions manager Roy Hodgson due to name his Euro 2016 squad tomorrow. The announcement had originally been scheduled for last Thursday but...

  • Gers want Barton

    Rangers are in talks with Joey Barton over a move to Ibrox, reports said yesterday. The midfielder visited Ibrox and the club’s training ground yesterday and is close to signing a three-year contract. Barton was a key player in Burnley’s...

  • Stuttgart down as late winner saves Werder

    Stuttgart down as late winner saves Werder

    Former Bundesliga champions Stuttgart were relegated for the first time in 41 years after losing 3-1 at Wolfsburg in the top flight season finale yesterday. Werder Bremen needed an 88th-minute goal by Papy Djilobodji to beat visiting relegation...

  • Domenico Scala quits FIFA role

    FIFA has been hit by fresh turmoil after Domenico Scala quit as president of the organisation’s audit and compliance committee over fears that new powers handed to the ruling Council could “impede” future corruption investigations. The FIFA...

  • Football news

    A 28-year-old man has been arrested by detectives investigating the attack on the Manchester United team bus before last Tuesday’s Premier League clash at West Ham United. The suspect handed himself in to an east London police station on Friday...

  • Young Kopite interviews his idols

    Young Kopite interviews his idols

    Jerome Scerri, an 11-year-old Liverpool FC Junior Member, was recently invited, along with 19 other young Reds supporters, to take part in a Junior Press Conference at Liverpool’s Melwood Training Ground. The event took place in the build-up to...

  • Sporting briefs

    Giampaolo: Empoli manager Marco Giampaolo will step down after their final game of the Serie A season this weekend just a year after taking charge. “I will no longer be the Empoli coach,” he said. “I can confirm that tomorrow (today) will be my...

  • Sliema land FA Trophy after beating Balzan on penalties

    Sliema land FA Trophy after beating Balzan on penalties

    BALZAN-0, SLIEMA WANDERERS-0 (AET - Sliema win 5-4 on penalties) Sliema Wanderers ended their seven-year wait to win an honour after edging Balzan in a dramatic FA Trophy final this evening. A tight final had failed to produce a goal after 120...

  • Juventus celebrate title with 5-0 rout

    Juventus celebrate title with 5-0 rout

    Giorgio Chiellini marked his 400th Juventus appearance with a goal and Paulo Dybala scored twice as the Serie A champions rounded off their campaign with a 5-0 thrashing of Sampdoria 5-0 on Saturday. Juve, who clinched their record fifth...

  • Hat-trick hero Suarez leads Barcelona to title glory

    Hat-trick hero Suarez leads Barcelona to title glory

    A ravenous Luis Suarez bagged a third hat-trick in five games as defending champions Barcelona won 3-0 at Granada to clinch their 24th La Liga title on Saturday. The Uruguayan converted Jordi Alba's low pass in the 22nd minute to give Luis...

  • FIFA finds it hard to give up five-star lifestyle

    FIFA finds it hard to give up five-star lifestyle

    A few steps from the entrance to Mexico City's imposing Presidente Hotel, where FIFA delegates are staying during this week's Congrees, a boy of around 10-years-old sells tamarind balls covered in chili powder from a cart for 10 Mexican pesos...

  • Old meets new in KO duel

    Old meets new in KO duel

    Tradition meets novelty this afternoon as Sliema Wanderers, the most decorated club in the history of Maltese football, take on Balzan, the emerging force of the Premier League, in the final of the FA Trophy at the National Stadium (kick-off...

  • Gambin gets Malta call-up, passport on the way

    Gambin gets Malta call-up, passport on the way

    Luke Gambin has been named in Malta’s provisional squad for the upcoming friendly matches against the Czech Republic (May 27) and Austria (May 31) even though the Barnet FC winger is still waiting for his Maltese passport. The Malta FA has been...

  • Clubs ready cheque books as ‘king’ Ibra bids Paris SG adieu

    Clubs ready cheque books as ‘king’ Ibra bids Paris SG adieu

    Sweden’s larger-than-life captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic will play his final game for Paris Saint Germain today, he said in a social media post that is likely to send clubs around the world reaching for their cheque books. With an ego in keeping with...

  • Real can pip Barca to the title says Zidane

    Real Madrid can pip Barcelona to the La Liga title this evening even though their destiny is out of their hands, coach Zinedine Zidane said on the eve of the season finale. Real Madrid need to win at mid-table Deportivo La Coruna and hope leaders...

  • City, United vie for fourth place

    City, United vie for fourth place

    New champions Leicester City earned the applause they deserved last week after beating Everton 3-1 at home to spark their celebrations at the King Power Stadium. Tottenham and Arsenal are still engaged in a race for second place but both Londoners...

  • Vardy – Player of the season

    Vardy – Player of the season

    Leicester City’s England striker Jamie Vardy has been named Premier League Player of the Season after his pivotal role in the club’s remarkable title-winning campaign. The East Midlands club defied the odds to lift their first top-flight crown...