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  • Brazil invite Colombia to play in Chapecoense charity match

    Brazil have invited Colombia to play a friendly match next month with proceeds from the game going to families of the Chape-coense players and staff killed in the Medellin air crash, a Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) spokesman said. Last...

  • Strootman handed two-match suspension

    Roma’s Kevin Strootman has been given a two-game ban for his part in the Danilo Cataldi’s sending-off in the Derby della Capitale with Lazio. The injury-prone midfielder scored a 64th-minute opener, and in the celebrations squirted water at the...

  • Co-owner Sullivan backs West Ham boss Bilic

    West Ham United co-owner David Sullivan has backed under pressure manager Slaven Bilic and called for a show of unity at the East London club. Bilic was reported in the British media to be meeting with club owners on Monday following the 5-1 home...

  • Sassuolo hope to turn page after Empoli win

    Sassuolo hope to turn page after Empoli win

    Sassuolo were back to winning ways last weekend after beating Empoli 3-0 at home to move to 14th place in the Serie A standings on 17 points, nine ahead of third-bottom Pescara. The much-needed win saw Sassuolo put an end to a barren run of six...

  • Lawyer claims ‘several’ clubs have paid victims hush money

    The lawyer who helped set up a new Trust to raise money for footballers who were sexually abused as young players has claimed gagging orders have been used by “a number” of clubs. Chelsea on Saturday apologised to former player Gary Johnson for...

  • Ricciardo vows to unlock ‘hidden Honey Badger’

    Ricciardo vows to unlock ‘hidden Honey Badger’

    Daniel Ricciardo is ready to “unlock the hidden Honey Badger” when he starts training for next season’s new-look Formula One. The Australian, nicknamed after the cuddly but ferocious animal, finished third overall this year, the best of the rest...

  • Football news

    QPR have said they take “very seriously” allegations of historical sexual abuse made against former employee Chris Gieler and will cooperate in investigations. The Championship club are the latest to have been dragged into the ongoing scandal...

  • Sporting briefs

    Alderweireld: Tottenham Hotspur welcome back defender Toby Alderweireld for today’s Champions League clash with CSKA Moscow, but will be without injured Erik Lamela, manager Mauricio Pochettino said yesterday. Alderweireld, who has not played...

  • Paris elected Malta FA vice-president

    Paris elected Malta FA vice-president

    Matthew Paris will succeed Chris Bonett as Malta FA vice-president from January 1 after winning today's election at the Centenary Hall. Dr Paris, the vice-president of Premier League club Floriana, polled 37 votes to top the ballot which was...

  • Birkirkara FC sack their coach after dismal run

    Birkirkara FC sack their coach after dismal run

    Birkirkara football club have sacked coach Drazen Besek in the wake of the team's 2-0 defeat to Ħamrun Spartans on Sunday. Birkirkara were earlier eliminated from the FA Trophy by St Andrew's. Nikola Jaros, who has served as assistant coach, has...

  • Mercedes have to consider Alonso, says Wolff

    Mercedes have to consider Alonso, says Wolff

    Fernando Alonso would be on the list of possible replacements for retired Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg at Mercedes despite his contract with McLaren, according to team boss Toto Wolff. "You have to consider Fernando," the Austrian told...

  • Benfica and Napoli face showdown after slip-ups

    Benfica and Napoli face showdown after slip-ups

    Having squandered numerous chances to clinch their knockout stage place, Benfica and Napoli face a Champions League showdown tonight knowing they will only have themselves to blame if they are eliminated. The Group B match could easily have been...

  • Delegation from Fifa visiting Malta to further probe Malta vsLithuania betting claims

    Delegation from Fifa visiting Malta to further probe Malta vsLithuania betting claims

    A delegation from Fifa will be in Malta this week to carry out further inquiries and gather more information regarding the investigations into abnormal betting on the 2018 Fifa World Cup Group F qualifying match between Lithuania and Malta, the...

  • Griezmann confident ahead of trip to Munich

    Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann says that Bayern Munich have lost a bit of their fear factor as his side prepare to visit the Allianz Arena today. The Spanish side knocked Bayern out of the Champions League in the semi-finals last season...

  • Malta FA to elect Bonett’s successor today

    The Malta Football Association will elect a new vice-president this evening with seven candidates vying for the seat vacated by Chris Bonett. Dr Bonett, a lawyer by profession who also headed the Malta FA’s legal department, stepped down last...

  • Sepp Blatter loses appeal against ban

    Sepp Blatter loses appeal against ban

    Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has lost his appeal against a six-year ban for ethics violations, imposed amid the biggest corruption scandal to shake the world soccer body, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said yesterday. CAS ruled...

  • FIFA integrity officials in Malta as Lithuania betting probe gathers momentum

    FIFA integrity officials in Malta as Lithuania betting probe gathers momentum

    Officials from FIFA’s integrity office are currently in Malta to ramp up investigations into the 2018 World Cup qualifier between Lithuania and Malta. The Group F encounter, played in Vilnius on October 11 and won 2-0 by the host side, raised...

  • Aguero banned for four matches

    Sergio Aguero has been banned for four matches, as expected, by the English FA following his weekend dismissal which prompted a fractious finale to Manchester City’s loss to Chelsea. City striker Aguero was shown a straight red card for a reckless...

  • FIFA loses man who led fight against match-fixing

    The man who was leading FIFA’s fight against match-fixing has left his post, soccer’s world governing body said yesterday. FIFA confirmed that former German police chief Ralf Mutschke, who had been their head of security for 3-1/2 years, had...

  • Vettel clear he is staying at Ferrari

    Vettel clear he is staying at Ferrari

    Sebastian Vettel has made clear his future is with Ferrari as Mercedes look to replace newly-retired Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg for next season. Ferrari failed to win a race this year and Vettel’s name has been one of those mentioned...