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  • Chinese group completes West Brom takeover

    West Bromwich Albion’s takeover by Chinese investment group Yunyi Guokai (Shanghai) Sports Development Ltd has been completed, the Premier League club said yesterday. The deal was originally announced in August after former chairman Jeremy Peace...

  • Celtic must not accept defeat in Europe – Keane

    Roy Keane claims Celtic should be setting their sights higher in Europe following their 7-0 thrashing by Barcelona. Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers argued the Nou Camp loss was no embarrassment, but Keane feels his former club’s mindset needs to...

  • Premier League tops FIFA’s global transfer chart

    Premier League tops FIFA’s global transfer chart

    Premier League clubs spent almost twice as much on international transfers as the second-biggest spending league Germany this summer. Data from FIFA’s Transfer Matching System shows that teams in England, fuelled by a £2.7 billion-a-season...

  • Football news

    Manchester United’s injury-prone defender Phil Jones could be sidelined for around a month due to a knee problem, the Premier League club said in a statement. The 24-year-old, who is yet to feature for United this season, did not travel with the...

  • Sporting briefs

    De Sciglio: Milan will have to do without Mattia De Sciglio for the Serie A match against Sampdoria tonight (kick-off: 20.45). The full-back is struggling with injury and was forced to train on his own. Coach Vincenzo Montella has decided to leave...

  • United under pressure – Kuyt

    United under pressure – Kuyt

    Liverpool fans’ favourite Dirk Kuyt believes Manchester United are under “enormous pressure” this season – and plans to increase it by inspiring Feyenoord to victory in the Europa League today. Jose Mourinho has brought energy back to Old Trafford...

  • Malta Under-17 team off to Portugal

    Malta’s Under-17 squad departed for Portugal yesterday afternoon ahead of their participation in a 2016/17 UEFA Championship mini-tournament competition. Scotland, Wales and hosts Portugal are the other teams in Group 10. Silvio Vella, the Malta...

  • UEFA keen to start new chapter, says Darmanin Demajo

    Malta FA president Norman Darmanin Demajo said the election of Aleksander Ceferin as the new head of UEFA sends out a strong message that the members of the European body are willing to start a new chapter after a turbulent period caused by the...

  • Eight-goal Sarosi inspires Ferencvaros’ rout of MFA XI

    When, in 1938, it was announced that the world famous Ferencvaros were visiting Malta, the expectations of the Maltese enthusiasts were sky-high. The MFA took immediate steps to prepare the national team for the tourney which was expected to break...

  • Bakmaz and Baker get one-match suspension

    Only two players were sanctioned by the MFA Disciplinary Commissioner yesterday after match-day three of the 2016/17 BOV Premier League. Ante Bakmaz, the St Andrew’s defender, and centre-half Ebiabowei Baker, who plays for Tarxien Rainbows, were...

  • Rodgers insists Celtic will maintain focus despite 7-0 loss to Barcelona

    Boss Brendan Rodgers insists Celtic’s season will not be derailed by the 7-0 Champions League thrashing they suffered at the hands of Barcelona on Tuesday night. The home side were at their relentless and punishing best in the Group C opener at...

  • Suarez delighted to run riot with Messi and Neymar again

    Suarez delighted to run riot with Messi and Neymar again

    Luis Suarez said he had missed linking up with his insatiable strike partners Neymar and Lionel Messi after Barcelona’s ‘MSN’ attack scored six goals in their 7-0 record rout of Celtic on Tuesday. Messi scored a record sixth European Cup hat-trick...

  • Football news

    Wolves boss Walter Zenga launched a blistering attack on his players after the 4-0 Championship defeat at the hands of Barnsley. Four goals in the final 17 minutes from skipper Conor Hourihane, former Wolves winger Adam Hammill, Saidy Janko and...

  • Sporting briefs

    Di Canio: Sky Italia has suspended its ties with former Lazio and West Ham striker Paolo Di Canio after he presented a show wearing a T-shirt that showed he had a tattoo celebrating former Fascist leader Benito Mussolini. Di Canio had his own...

  • Juventus draw at home against Sevilla

    Juventus draw at home against Sevilla

    Juventus 0 Sevilla 0 A Gonzalo Higuain header that hit the crossbar was the closest Juventus came to breaking the deadlock in their Champions League Group H opener against Sevilla in Turin. Sami Khedira, playing his 50th Champions League match and...

  • Late goals lift holders Real

    Late goals lift holders Real

    Late strikes from Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata gave Real Madrid a last-gasp 2-1 win over Sporting Lisbon as the European champions came from behind to win the first game of their Champions League defence, yesterday. Manchester City’s Sergio...

  • Aguero hat trick makes it easy for Manchester City

    Aguero hat trick makes it easy for Manchester City

    Manchester City's Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick as coach Pep Guardiola maintained his 100 percent record at the club with a commanding 4-0 victory against Borussia Moenchengladbach in their rearranged Champions League Group C opener. City...

  • Leicester have brilliant Champions League debut

    Leicester have brilliant Champions League debut

    Leicester City enjoyed the easiest possible introduction to Champions League football as two Riyad Mahrez goals helped them to brush off the limited Group G challenge of Club Bruges 3-0 at the Jan Breydel stadium. The win was Leicester's first in...

  • Uefa backs futsal in Malta

    The Futsal Malta Association should get “the best possible access to sport facilities”, a Uefa official has said. Uefa futsal competitions manager Laurent Morel said: “We are expressing our strongest support to the FMA, and Uefa has for several...

  • Wasteful PSG held by Arsenal as Barca hammer Celtic 7-0

    Wasteful PSG held by Arsenal as Barca hammer Celtic 7-0

    Paris St Germain’s stuttering start to the season continued last night when they were held to a 1-1 home draw by Arsenal in their Champions League Group A opener. The hosts enjoyed a dream start when Edinson Cavani put them ahead in the first...