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  • Van Gaal begins reign as Man. United manager

    Van Gaal begins reign as Man. United manager

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal arrived at the club’s Carrington training ground yesterday to begin his new role. The Dutchman dodged the cameras at the main gate but was shown in pictures on the club’s Twitter feed alongside his...

  • We want to keep Vidal, says Marotta

    Juventus have no intention of selling Arturo Vidal unless the Chilean midfielder expresses his wish to leave. The 27-year-old Vidal, who has three years left on his contract with the Italian champions, is a reported target of Manchester United...

  • Parreira issues foreign warning

    Parreira issues foreign warning

    Departing Brazil technical director Carlos Alberto Parreira has warned the country’s football federation (CBF) against appointing a foreign coach. Luiz Felipe Scolari stood down as the Selecao’s coach after their World Cup dream fell apart in a...

  • We have nothing to hide, says Qatar official

    The 2022 World Cup will take place as planned in Qatar and the country has nothing to hide over allegations of corruption during the bid process, the tournament communications director Nasser Al Khater said on Wednesday. “We’ve held ourselves to...

  • Barcelona director defends Suarez over biting scandal

    Barcelona director defends Suarez over biting scandal

    Barcelona sports director Andoni Zubizarreta defended new signing Luis Suarez over his World Cup biting scandal yesterday, saying nobody was perfect. Suarez joined the Catalan club on a five-year-deal last week from Liverpool despite receiving a...

  • Chelsea agree Filipe Luis deal

    Chelsea have reached an agreement with Atletico Madrid to sign Brazilian left-back Filipe Luis. The 28-year-old, who is yet to agree personal terms at Stamford Bridge, is poised to become the Blues’ second signing from Atletico in the last 24...

  • Europa League – Playing today

    Second qualifying round, first legFC Astana vs H. Tel AvivKairat Almaty vs Esbjerg fBFK Neftchi vs KoperKosice vs S. LiberecLaci vs ZoryaBuducnost vs Omonia NicosiaDinamo Minsk vs MYPATrencin vs VojvodinaElfsborg vs Inter BakuK. Atlantas vs S.

  • Champions League

    Second qualifying round, first legPlayed yesterdayDinamo Tbilisi vs Aktobe - 0-1Legia Warsaw vs St Patrick’s - 1-1Malmo FF vs Ventspils - 0-0Ludogorets R. vs Dudelange - 4-0Stroemsgodset vs S. Bucharest - 0-1 Second legs: July 22/23.

  • Suarez bids adieu to Premier League

    Suarez bids adieu to Premier League

    Last season, Liverpool striker Luis Suarez finished as the Premier League’s leading marksman with a total of 31 goals. It seemed that the Uruguayan reserved his best for matches against Norwich who were relegated to the Championship at the end of...

  • Debono bolsters Floriana defence

    Debono bolsters Floriana defence

    Alfred Debono’s best trait as a player was his clean and steady style of play. Quite unassuming, he gave his opponents a false impression. Beneath the calm and unruffled exterior, lay a dormant volcano which made him one of the toughest defenders...

  • Football news

    Mainz have snapped up Chile international Gonzalo Jara on a two-year contract after he became a free agent. The 28-year-old defender, who played for West Brom, Nottingham Forest and Brighton in England, could extend his stay with the Bundesliga...

  • Sporting briefs

    Huszti: Szabolcs Huszti is on the verge of joining Chinese club Changchun Yatai after their offer was accepted by Hannover. The Hungarian attacking midfielder, who joined Hannover from Zenit St Petersburg two years ago, requested a move this...

  • Berlin crowds welcome German champs home

    Berlin crowds welcome German champs home

    About a million jubilant Germans welcomed their triumphant national team home to Berlin yesterday, many waving flags and banners saying “We are all world champions!” as they basked in the nation’s fourth World Cup victory. Hundreds of thousands of...

  • Conte quits Juve

    Conte quits Juve

    Antonio Conte has left his post as coach of Juventus after winning the Serie A title for three successive years. The 44-year-old announced his decision in a video interview on the club’s official website yesterday evening – just a day after the...

  • Roma defender Cole says English players are afraid to leave home

    Former Arsenal and Chelsea de-fender Ashley Cole says English players are afraid of leaving their comfort zone and playing overseas. The former England international has joined Serie A side Roma on a two-year deal after eight trophy-laden years at...

  • Early goal downs gritty City

    Early goal downs gritty City

    Valletta 0FK Qarabag 1Cicero 17; A fighting display from Valletta was not enough to avert defeat as Azeri champions Qarabag eked out a 1-0 victory to put themselves in the driving seat in this Champions League second qualifying round...

  • Costa signs Chelsea deal

    Spain striker Diego Costa has completed his move to Chelsea from Atletico Madrid, the Blues announced yesterday. The Brazil-born striker has long been linked with a switch to Stamford Bridge and the clubs agreed a fee early this month, with...

  • 2018 hosts Russia with plenty to do

    2018 hosts Russia with plenty to do

    In the aftermath of Russia’s premature exit from the World Cup finals, Fabio Capello, instead of doing the noble gesture of stepping down, went on to hit the headlines by vehemently defending his record and vowed to see out the rest of his...

  • Football news

    Verona have bought the full playing registration of midfielder Romulo from Fiorentina for an undisclosed fee. The Brazil-born Italy international joined Verona on loan from Fiorentina last summer, with the two clubs each owning 50 per cent of his...

  • Sporting briefs

    Valero: Spain midfielder Borja Valero has pledged his long-term future to Fiorentina by signing a five-year contract extension. The 29-year-old’s previous deal ex-pired this summer but the new agreement will keep him with the Florence club until...