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  • 'Retirement is an option' - Bayern icon Robben dreaming of fairytale farewell

    'Retirement is an option' - Bayern icon Robben dreaming of fairytale farewell

    Departing Dutch star Arjen Robben has said that he is still undecided about what to do when he leaves Bayern Munich, and admitted that he may still retire from football altogether. The 35-year-old winger is set to leave Munich after 10 years at...

  • Australia go for experience as women's World Cup squad named

    Australia go for experience as women's World Cup squad named

    Australia named a vastly experienced 23-player squad Tuesday for the women's World Cup in France, as the Matildas chase a maiden title. Coach Ante Milicic's playing squad has a combined 1,276 international caps, with four of his charges preparing...

  • Man. City "extremely concerned" by Champions League ban story

    Man. City "extremely concerned" by Champions League ban story

    Premier League champions Manchester City said Tuesday they were concerned "individuals intent on damaging" the club may be behind a news report that European football's financial regulators are poised to recommend they be barred from the Champions...

  • No surprises as Germany announce women's World Cup squad

    No surprises as Germany announce women's World Cup squad

    Germany coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg announced her 23-woman squad for the women's World Cup in France on Tuesday, led by captain and striker Alexandra Popp it contained no major surprises. "We had intense discussions and there were some tough...

  • MFA Awards finalists announced

    MFA Awards finalists announced

    Five players – three representing champions Valletta and two of Hibernians – have been shortlisted for the 2019 MFA Footballer of the Year Award. Valletta goalkeeper Henry Bonello and team-mates Steve Borg and Rowen Muscat together with Hibernians...

  • Valletta, Balzan driven by ambition in final showdown

    Valletta, Balzan driven by ambition in final showdown

    Valletta and Balzan will write the final chapter of the 2018-19 season on Saturday after battling through the FA Trophy semi-finals last weekend. The Cup holders, despite being dogged by injuries and fatigue, gave another example of their fiery...

  • Cup win would boost Stripes’ image – Sultana

    Cup win would boost Stripes’ image – Sultana

    The 2018/2019 women’s football campaign will come to an end today as Birkirkara and Mġarr United will contend the final honour of the season – the Women’s Knock-Out – at the Mosta Ground (kick-off: 8pm). The Stripes are on the back of their third...

  • Five things we learned in European football this weekend

    Five things we learned in European football this weekend

    Bayern Munich missed the chance to wrap up the Bundesliga title, but Ajax bounced back to close in on the Dutch crown, while Neymar offered a timely reminder of his quality at the weekend. Here, AFP Sport takes a look at five main talking points...

  • Barca's Oshoala in Nigeria's provisional Women’s World Cup squad

    Barca's Oshoala in Nigeria's provisional Women’s World Cup squad

    Nigeria coach Thomas Dennerby named a squad of 27 players for a final training camp in Austria ahead of next month’s women's World Cup in France. The bulk of the group is from the team who won a record 11th African women’s championship in Ghana...

  • Watford's Holebas free to play in FA Cup final after red card overturned

    Watford's Holebas free to play in FA Cup final after red card overturned

    Watford defender Jose Holebas is available for Saturday's FA Cup final against Manchester City after his red card in the 4-1 home defeat to West Ham was rescinded. The 34-year-old was sent off in Watford's final Premier League game of the season...

  • Watch: Florenzi hits back at Ronaldo's 'you're too small' jibe

    Watch: Florenzi hits back at Ronaldo's 'you're too small' jibe

    Roma captain Alessandro Florenzi hit back at a jibe by Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo about his height by going on to score the opener in a 2-0 win over the Serie A champions on Sunday. The pair clashed on the hour mark in the Stadio Olimpico in...

  • Watch: Dominant City will only get better, Guardiola warns rivals

    Watch: Dominant City will only get better, Guardiola warns rivals

    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has warned his side's rivals that the English champions will only get stronger after holding off Liverpool to become the first side in a decade to retain the Premier League. City came from behind to beat...

  • Brighton take "difficult decision" to sack Hughton

    Brighton take "difficult decision" to sack Hughton

    Brighton sacked manager Chris Hughton on Monday in what chairman Tony Bloom described as "one of the most difficult decisions" he had ever had to make. Hughton leaves despite guiding Brighton to the FA Cup semi-finals and retaining their Premier...

  • Juventus lose stripes as Roma keep Champions League hopes alive

    Juventus lose stripes as Roma keep Champions League hopes alive

    Alessandro Florenzi and Edin Dzeko scored late as Roma beat Juventus 2-0 to keep their hopes of Champions League football next season alive on Sunday. Dzeko set up Florenzi for the first after 79 minutes in the Stadio Olimpico with the Bosnian...

  • Valletta stay on course for a double

    Valletta stay on course for a double

    A depleted Valletta who betrayed signs of tiredness and dug deep into their energy reserves to beat Gżira United 2-0 and book a place in next Saturday’s FA Trophy final against Balzan. Valletta’s superiority surfaced immediataly during the first...

  • Defiant Liverpool turn to Euro dreams as title bid ends in frustration

    Defiant Liverpool turn to Euro dreams as title bid ends in frustration

    Liverpool may have fallen just a point short in the title race after Manchester City retained the Premier League crown with their 4-1 victory at Brighton. But the Anfield faithful were determined to remind the world that Sunday's 2-0 win against...

  • Watch: Manchester City batter Brighton to retain Premier League title

    Watch: Manchester City batter Brighton to retain Premier League title

      Liverpool applied as much pressure as they could with their own nine-game winning run to end the season and went in front early against Wolves to raise the tension inside the Amex Stadium. City had not conceded in their previous four games,...

  • Juventus lose their stripes as new kit unveiled

    Juventus lose their stripes as new kit unveiled

    Serie A champions Juventus on Sunday unveiled their new home kit for the 2019-20 season, which for the first time in over a century removes the iconic black-and-white stripes traditionally worn by players. The club was founded in 1897, but players...

  • Agius banking on City’s ambition to beat Gżira

    Agius banking on City’s ambition to beat Gżira

    Valletta coach Gilbert Agius is banking on his team’s resilience and hunger for success as the FA Trophy holders will be looking to book their place in a second successive final when they take on Gżira United at the National Stadium this afternoon...

  • Derby fume as Leeds survive play-off penalty drama

    Derby fume as Leeds survive play-off penalty drama

    Kemar Roofe gave Leeds a 1-0 win at Derby in the first leg of a feisty Championship play-off semi-final that saw the hosts angered after a controversial penalty reversal. Roofe slotted home early in the second half for his fourth goal against...