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  • Van Gaal retains faith in misfiring Rooney

    Van Gaal retains faith in misfiring Rooney

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal maintains he has complete faith in Wayne Rooney despite his indifferent start to the campaign. Rooney has been restored to his role as a central striker this season despite spending much of last term in...

  • Blatter hits back at Chung over ‘corrupt’ remarks

    Blatter hits back at Chung over ‘corrupt’ remarks

    Outgoing president Sepp Blatter hit back at Chung Mong-joon, one of the candidates to replace him, for labelling FIFA a “corrupt organisation” yesterday and said the South Korean’s remarks were “disturbing”. Swiss Blatter also pointed out in a...

  • FIFA to probe alleged Platini smear

    FIFA confirmed yesterday that they will investigate the alleged distribution from their headquarters of an anonymous heavily critical ‘dossier’ on UEFA president Michel Platini following a complaint from European football’s governing body. German...

  • Overseas clubs set sights on Jorginho

    Overseas clubs set sights on Jorginho

    With the end of the August transfer window looming large, a host of overseas clubs are reportedly showing interest in signing Hibernians striker Jorginho. Jorginho recently inked a new three-year contract with Hiber-nians after playing a crucial...

  • Benteke goal sinks Bournemouth

    Benteke goal sinks Bournemouth

    Promoted Bournemouth are still waiting for their first Premier League points after succumbing to a controversial Christian Benteke goal in a 1-0 defeat at Liverpool last night. Belgian forward Benteke, playing his second Liverpool game following...

  • Messi in Argentina squad

    Argentina coach Gerardo Martino quashed any lingering speculation that Lionel Messi might take a break from internationals by naming the Barcelona player in his US tour squad yesterday. Messi will lead Argentina in friendlies against Bolivia and...

  • Kompany takes more pride in clean sheets than scoring goals

    Kompany takes more pride in clean sheets than scoring goals

    Captain Vincent Kompany has scored in both of Manchester City’s Premier League games this season but the clean sheets the club kept during the two wins gave the central defender more pleasure. Last season’s runners-up City won 3-0 at West Bromwich...

  • ‘I never wanted to leave’

    ‘I never wanted to leave’

    Sergio Ramos has ended speculation over his future by signing a new five-year deal at Real Madrid, insisting he never wanted to leave the club. The 29-year-old World Cup winner has been linked with a move to Manchester United for most of the...

  • Inter to sell Kovacic due to FFP rules – Mancini

    Inter to sell Kovacic due to FFP rules – Mancini

    Inter midfielder Mateo Kovacic looks to be on his way to Real Madrid after coach Roberto Mancini suggested UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules left the club with no choice but to sell him. The 21-year-old joined Inter in 2013 and was described...

  • Watford sign Diamanti on season-long loan deal

    Watford have signed Italy midfielder Alessandro Diamanti on a season-long loan from Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande. The deal is subject to international clearance, the promoted Premier League club said on their website yesterday. Diamanti, 32,...

  • Football news

    Atletico Madrid’s new striker Jackson Martinez believes he is in “excellent shape” to pick up where he left off with former club Porto, starting with Saturday’s opening La Liga game at home to promoted Las Palmas. Colombia international Martinez,...

  • Sporting briefs

    Martins: Seattle striker Obafemi Martins marked his return to the line-up by scoring twice against Orlando City on Sunday as the Sounders brought their miserable five-game losing run in Major League Soccer to an end with a 4-0 home win. Martins,...

  • Liverpool beat Bournemouth with controversial goal

    Liverpool beat Bournemouth with controversial goal

    Promoted Bournemouth are still waiting for their first English Premier League points after succumbing to a controversial Christian Benteke goal in a 1-0 defeat at Liverpool. Belgian forward Benteke, playing his second Liverpool game following his...

  • City thrash misfiring Chelsea

    City thrash misfiring Chelsea

    The Premier League season is only a week old and the problems are already piling up for misfiring champions Chelsea after a 3-0 thrashing at Manchester City yesterday. Goals by Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and Fernandinho were the least City...

  • Ranieri promises his Foxes will bite

    Ranieri promises his Foxes will bite

    Claudio Ranieri has promised Leicester City fans that his players will fight for the cause when the going gets tough. So far the Italian has enjoyed a perfect start to life as Foxes manager having seen his side win 2-1 at West Ham on Saturday to...

  • UEFA complain over Platini smear campaign

    UEFA complain over Platini smear campaign

    European soccer’s governing body have asked FIFA to investigate the alleged distribution from their headquarters of an anonymous heavily critical ‘dossier’ on UEFA president Michel Platini, German newspaper Welt am Sonntag reported...

  • Kuyt scores for Feyenoord

    Dirk Kuyt scored the second goal of his second spell at Feyenoord in a 2-0 victory at Cambuur Leeuwarden that brought them level with Ajax at the top of the Eredivisie, yesterday. The Dutch striker, who has two goals in two wins since returning to...

  • Wolfsburg struggle to beat Eintracht

    Wolfsburg struggle to beat Eintracht

    Wolfsburg, last season’s runners-up, were made to work hard in their Bundesliga opener for a 2-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt yesterday despite establishing an early two-goal lead. The German Cup winners, who also beat Bayern Munich for the Super...

  • Barca need improvement for Super Cup showdown

    Barca need improvement for Super Cup showdown

    Barcelona have leaked eight goals in their opening two official games of the season and will need a drastic improvement in defence if they are to have any chance of denying Athletic Bilbao the Spanish Super Cup. After edging Sevilla 5-4 to win the...

  • Hibernians fight back for 3-3 draw

    Hibernians bounced back after two heavy defeats in this year’s Women’s Champions League qualifiers, to earn a 3-3 draw against Klaksvikar Itrottarfelag, of the Faroe Islands, yesterday. The Paolites came into this match in Paphos in very low...