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  • Stripes close in on keeper Schranz

    Stripes close in on keeper Schranz

    Birkirkara are closing in on the signing of young goalkeeper Philip Schranz, from Melita. The Stripes have been forced to delve into the market as both first-team goalkeepers are currently struggling with injury. Birkirkara’s no.1 Justin Haber is...

  • Former Milan trio to coach at Balzan FC Challenge Camp

    Balzan FC will be holding a Serie A Skills Challenge Camp for young players, starting on Friday. The camp will be led by four UEFA-qualified coaches from Italy including former Milan trio Andrea Icardi, Andrea Manzo and Giuseppe...

  • Football news

    Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan has signed a new five-year deal. The 27-year-old Belgium international has put pen to paper on a new contract which will see him stay at the Stadio Olimpico until the end of the 2019-20. Nainggolan, a January 2014...

  • Sporting briefs

    Arshavin: Former Russia captain Andrei Arshavin has signed a one-year deal with Kuban Krasnodar as a free agent. The 34-year-old midfielder, whose Zenit St Petersburg contract ended last month, scored 17 goals in 74 internationals. He played most...

  • ‘C’est fini’, says tearful keeper Casillas as he quits R. Madrid

    ‘C’est fini’, says tearful keeper Casillas as he quits R. Madrid

    “C’est fini”. With those few words in French a tearful Iker Casillas brought to an end his farewell statement yesterday to the Real Madrid fans he has served as first-team goalkeeper and captain for 16 seasons. Dressed in a dark blue shirt and...

  • Prosecutors receive more ‘suspicious activity’ reports

    Switzerland now has 81 reports of suspicious financial activity linked to FIFA’s decisions to let Russia and Qatar run the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments, the Swiss attorney general’s office said yesterday. Swiss prosecutors investigating...

  • English FA boss Dyke slams Blatter over ‘strange’ outbursts

    English FA boss Dyke slams Blatter over ‘strange’ outbursts

    English Football Association (FA) chairman Greg Dyke slammed embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter for being anti-British and said the next boss of football’s governing body had to be very different from the controversial Swiss. In May, Blatter...

  • Gerrard makes quiet debut for LA Galaxy

    Gerrard makes quiet debut for LA Galaxy

    Steven Gerrard made a quiet start to his new career with the Los Angeles Galaxy in a friendly on Saturday. Gerrard had one scoring chance in the opening game of the International Champions Cup against Mexico team Club America, that was saved, but...

  • Liverpool, City reach Sterling agreement

    Liverpool, City reach Sterling agreement

    Liverpool have reached an agreement with Manchester City for the £49 million transfer of Raheem Sterling, Press Association Sport reported. The wantaway forward was left out of Liverpool’s squad which flew out yesterday for their pre-season tour...

  • Stoke City bring in defender Johnson on a two-year deal

    Stoke City have completed the signing of former Liverpool defender Glen Johnson on a two-year contract, the Premier League side announced yesterday. The 30-year-old right-back, who picked up 54 England caps, was released by Liverpool following six...

  • Sevilla take Immobile on loan

    Europa League winners Sevilla have sealed a deal to take Italy striker Ciro Immobile on loan from Borussia Dortmund for the 2015-16 season. Immobile, 25, will travel to Seville today and take his medical test before joining up with his new...

  • Football news

    Celta Vigo have snapped up former Manchester City striker John Guidetti on a free transfer. The 23-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Celtic, has signed a five-year deal with the Spanish club. Celta are hoping Guidetti can rediscover the...

  • Sporting briefs

    De Roon: Dutch midfielder Marten de Roon joined Atalanta from Heerenveen, the Serie A club said. The transfer was finalised yesterday after talks between both clubs had started earlier this month. Reports said the transfer fee was €1.25m. De Roon,...

  • Malta FA, BOV agree new three-year sponsorship deal

    Malta FA, BOV agree new three-year sponsorship deal

    The Malta FA have concluded talks with Bank of Valletta to renew the sponsorship deal for the national football leagues for another three years. This was announced at a news conference yesterday during which the draws for the 2015/16 Division One,...

  • Marsaxlokk FC live to fight another day

    Marsaxlokk FC will continue to exist after a new committee was elected during an Extraordinary General Meeting, held on Friday at the Division Three club’s training grounds. Until a few weeks ago, the future of Marsaxlokk FC looked bleak after...

  • Women’s football breaks new ground

    Women’s football breaks new ground

    There are two reasons why I didn’t watch very much of the recent Women’s World Cup. The first is that it was being held in Canada, and that meant many of the best games were played at stupid o’clock in the morning. The second, slightly...

  • Schweinsteiger to join Man. United

    Schweinsteiger to join Man. United

    Manchester United have moved to bolster their midfield with the addition of Germany’s World Cup-winner Bastian Schweinsteiger from Bayern Munich as they bid to re-establish themselves as a Premier League force following two poor...

  • City target Sterling to go on Liverpool tour

    City target Sterling to go on Liverpool tour

    Raheem Sterling has been included in Liverpool’s 30-man squad for their pre-season tour of Thailand, Australia and Malaysia. The English Premier League club named their squad for the tour yesterday with the 20-year-old England striker included,...

  • Delph rules out Aston Villa exit

    Delph rules out Aston Villa exit

    Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph has ruled out a move to Manchester City and insisted he will stay with Tim Sherwood’s side. Delph did not fly out with the rest of the Villa squad for their training camp in Portugal last week amid strong...

  • Behrami joins Watford

    Watford have announced the signing of midfielder Valon Behrami on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee. The Switzerland international completed his medical at the newly-promoted Premier League club and makes the move from German club...