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  • UEFA might consider salary cap – Ceferin

    UEFA might consider salary cap – Ceferin

    European soccer’s governing body UEFA would seriously consider introducing a salary cap to help level an increasingly uneven playing field in the sport, its president was quoted as saying yesterday. A cap would be aimed at bridging the gulf...

  • Germany coach Loew hails keeper Ter Stegen

    Germany coach Loew hails keeper Ter Stegen

    Germany manager Joachim Loew singled out goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen for particular praise as his young side reached the Confederations Cup final following a comfortable 4-1 victory over Mexico. The Barcelona custodian made several key saves...

  • Malta defender Sam Magri signs for Ebbsfleet

    Malta international defender Sam Magri has swapped clubs ahead of the new season after signing for newly-promoted Ebbsfleet United, in the National League. Last year, Magri featured for Dover Athletic in the National League as well, helping them...

  • Germany claim Under-21 title

    Germany claim Under-21 title

    Mitchell Weiser’s sole goal proved enough for Germany to secure their second Under-21 championship, as they defeated favourites Spain in Krakow, yesterday. The German side could have increased their lead as Max Meyer hit the woodwork while Bayern...

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    West Ham are focused on adding quality strikers to the squad as their current forwards continue to struggle with recurring injury problems, the Premier League club’s joint-chairman David Gold has said. Strikers Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho scored...

  • Sporting briefs

    Chievo: Chievo have signed midfielder Gianluca Gaudino from Bayern Munich. The 20-year-old, who has spent time on loan at Swiss side St Gallen, made eight Bundesliga appearances for the German champions. Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told...

  • Warner claims bid demands ‘not out of ordinary’

    Warner claims bid demands ‘not out of ordinary’

    Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner insists he asked for “nothing out of the ordinary” in the controversial race for the 2018 World Cup. The decision to award Russia the 2018 World Cup and Qatar the 2022 edition in December 2010 has been dogged...

  • New president for Birkirkara

    New president for Birkirkara

    Frank Zarb is the new president of Birkirkara FC. Zarb succeeds Dr Adrian Delia, who had filled this post for the past two seasons but decided to enter the political fray. Zarb is not a new face in the club as for the last two years he was a...

  • Goretzka double drives Germany into final

    Germany’s Leon Goretzka scored two expertly-taken early goals to set them on the way to a thumping 4-1 win over Mexico in a dramatic, end-to-end Confederations Cup semi-final yesterday. Mexico had more chances and more possession but their defence...

  • Football news

    Former England and Fulham midfielder Scott Parker has announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 36. Parker, who began his career at Charlton Athletic, has played in over 450 league games for seven English teams across...

  • Sporting briefs

    Mulder: Premier League Swansea City have made Dutch goalkeeper Erwin Mulder their first summer signing on a free transfer after the 28-year-old turned down a new contract at Eredivisie side Heerenveen. Swansea said on their website that Mulder had...

  • Floriana and Balzan suffer away defeats

    Floriana chances of progressing to the second qualifying round of the Europa League look dim following a 3-0 defeat to Red Star yesterday. Floriana were dealt a double-blow just before half-time as they conceded a penalty with Enzo Ruiz earning a...

  • Valletta see off Folgore

    Valletta see off Folgore

    Valletta scored a goal in each half to see off Folgore, of San Marino, 2-0 in the opening leg of the Europa League first qualifying round match at the Hibs Stadium. The Citizens dominated proceedings at the Hibs Stadium but they struggled to...

  • Floriana and Balzan face tough away matches

    Floriana and Balzan open their Europa League campaign with tough away assignments at Serbia’s Red Star and Videoton, of Hungary, today. The two Maltese teams will have a common goal, that of trying to keep alive the tie before next week’s home leg...

  • City coach not underestimating Folgore’s threat

    City coach not underestimating Folgore’s threat

    New Valletta coach Zoran Popovic is warning his players against  complacency as the Citizens open their Europa League campaign with a match against fellow minnows San Marino’s Folgore at the Hibs Stadium this evening. When the draw for the first...

  • Shadows from the past (1,197): Keeper Sultana inspires Maroons to trophy glory

    Shadows from the past (1,197): Keeper Sultana inspires  Maroons to trophy glory

    Michael Sultana had all the ingredients of a fine goalkeeper. He was tall, had a safe pair of hands, his interceptions were prompt and his fielding accurate. These qualities made him one of the best goalkeepers of the sixties and early...

  • Football news

    Defender Dani Alves has confirmed that he has left Serie A champions Juventus after one season in Italy, with Manchester City the most likely destination for the Brazilian, according to media reports. The 34-year-old joined Juventus on a two-year...

  • FIFA publishes Garcia World Cups report after leak

    FIFA publishes Garcia World Cups report after leak

    The global soccer body FIFA said yesterday it had decided to publish the Garcia report into the decision to award the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar respectively, more than two-and-a-half years after the investigation was...

  • Football news

    Liverpool are unlikely to face disciplinary proceedings from the Premier League after being accused by Southampton of making an illegal approach to sign their defensive lynchpin Virgil van Dijk. Liverpool ended their interest in the Dutch centre...

  • Chile gear up for tough semi-final against Ronaldo’s Portugal

    Chile gear up for tough semi-final against Ronaldo’s Portugal

    Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi will renew old acquaintances when his reigning two-time Copa America champions take on Portugal in what he expects to be a tough Confederations Cup semi-final today. Pizzi, who played under Portuguese coach Fernando...

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