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  • Belhanda gives Morocco deserved warm-up win over Slovakia

    Belhanda gives Morocco deserved warm-up win over Slovakia

    Morocco's Ayoub Kaabi and Younes Belhanda scored in a 10-minute second-half spell to give the World Cup-bound side a convincing 2-1 win over Slovakia in a warm-up friendly on Monday. The North Africans, who play Spain, Portugal and Iran in their...

  • Toothless Serbia slump to 1-0 warm-up loss against Chile

    Toothless Serbia slump to 1-0 warm-up loss against Chile

    rnament in Russia after a tepid performance in Monday's 1-0 friendly defeat by a second-string Chile side. Only two astonishing misses by substitute Angelo Henriquez spared the Serbians from a heavier defeat, with centre back Guillermo Maripan...

  • Liverpool goalkeeper suffered concussion in Champions League final, scans reveal

    Liverpool goalkeeper suffered concussion in Champions League final, scans reveal

    Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius sustained a concussion during the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid in which he made two crucial errors, hospital scans have revealed. Massachusetts General Hospital has confirmed the German underwent...

  • Sane misses out, Neuer makes Germany World Cup squad

    Sane misses out, Neuer makes Germany World Cup squad

    Attacking midfielder Leroy Sane was a surprise omission from Joachim Loew's final Germany squad for the World Cup finals on Monday as goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was named among the 23 players heading to Russia for the defending champions. Neuer made...

  • Lopetegui not concerned by Switzerland draw

    Lopetegui not concerned by Switzerland draw

    Spain goalkeeper David de Gea made a rare error which led to his side drawing 1-1 at home to Switzerland in a World Cup warm-up friendly on Sunday which the hosts dominated but failed to make their superior possession count. Real Sociedad right...

  • Watch: Neymar returns in scoring style as Brazil beat Croatia

    Watch: Neymar returns in scoring style as Brazil beat Croatia

    Neymar scored on his return to action after three months out through injury as Brazil warmed up for the World Cup with a 2-0 friendly win over Croatia at Anfield on Sunday.

  • Watch: Schembri unveils biography to inspire young players

    Watch: Schembri unveils biography to inspire young players

    Andre Schembri’s European journey has now become an open book as the Malta vice-captain launched his autobiography. In Schembri’s words, the aim of the autobiography, “10 snin nilgħab fl-Ewropa,” is to inspire as many youngsters as possible to...

  • Neuer returns but unable to prevent Germany loss to Austria

    Neuer returns but unable to prevent Germany loss to Austria

    Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer made his comeback from a nine-month injury break on Saturday but was unable to prevent the world champions suffering a surprise 2-1 friendly defeat to Austria. Neuer, who had not played a single official game since...

  • England show World Cup promise in home victory over Nigeria

    England show World Cup promise in home victory over Nigeria

    England beat Nigeria 2-1 in a friendly on Saturday that provided some clues as to how coach Gareth Southgate will line up his still experimental side when the World Cup gets underway in two weeks' time. First-half goals from Gary Cahill and...

  • France show attacking force as they down Italy 3-1

    France show attacking force as they down Italy 3-1

    France showed the full range of their attacking weapons as they continued their preparations for the World Cup in convincing fashion with a 3-1 win over Italy in a friendly on Friday. Roberto Mancini's second game in charge of Italy, who did not...

  • Visca hat-trick spoils South Korea farewell in Jeonju

    Visca hat-trick spoils South Korea farewell in Jeonju

    South Korea were left with plenty to ponder ahead of this month's World Cup finals after Edin Visca scored a hat-trick to give Bosnia and Herzegovina a 3-1 victory in a friendly in Jeonju on Friday. The Koreans had been hoping for a win in their...

  • Australia trounce Czechs 4-0 in World Cup warm-up

    Australia trounce Czechs 4-0 in World Cup warm-up

    Australia cruised to a 4-0 win against the Czech Republic on Friday, giving the Socceroos a much-needed confidence boost ahead of this month's World Cup with their first victory abroad in nearly two years. Australia, headed to their fourth...

  • Malta concede late defeat to Georgia

    Malta concede late defeat to Georgia

    Ray Farrugia suffered his first defeat as coach of the national team after Malta conceded a late 1-0 defeat to Georgia in Austria, on Friday.  Georgia made their intentions clear from the early stages of the game when Otar Kiteishvili connected...

  • Fenech back at Sliema Wanderers

    Fenech back at Sliema Wanderers

    Ryan Fenech has completed a return to his former club Sliema Wanderers after the veteran midfielder put pen to paper on a three-year contract. The 32-year-old left Balzan at the end of last season and the Wanderers immediately stepped up their...

  • Watch: Real begin search for Zidane’s successor

    Watch: Real begin search for Zidane’s successor

    Real Madrid have started their search for Zinedine Zidane’s replacement – but will face a challenge to lure Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino to the Bernabeu. Less than a week after leading Los Blancos to Champions League glory for a third...

  • World Cup hosts Russia suffer more misery in loss to Austria

    World Cup hosts Russia suffer more misery in loss to Austria

    World Cup hosts Russia turned in another unconvincing display as Austria extended their winless run stretching back to October with a 1-0 victory in a friendly on Wednesday. The home side, who have not qualified for the finals, exposed defensive...

  • Five contenders to be the next Real Madrid coach

    Five contenders to be the next Real Madrid coach

    Real Madrid are on the hunt for a new manager after Zinedine Zidane announced he would leave the club. The Frenchman won the Champions League for a third successive season as his side beat Liverpool 3-1 in Kiev on Saturday but he has decided to...

  • Ħamrun appoint Tedesco as coach

    Ħamrun appoint Tedesco as coach

    Giovanni Tedesco will make his return to Maltese football after he was appointed coach of Ħamrun Spartans, on Thursday.  The 46-year old Italian tactician was at the helm of Floriana during the 2017/2018 campaign but he left the Greens post in...

  • Everton name Silva as manager

    Everton name Silva as manager

    Everton have named Portuguese Marco Silva as their manager, the Premier League club said on Thursday. The 40-year-old Silva, former manager of Watford and Hull City, takes over from Sam Allardyce who left Goodison Park at the end of last...

  • Peru captain Guerrero cleared to play in World Cup after court ruling

    Peru captain Guerrero cleared to play in World Cup after court ruling

    Peru captain Paolo Guerrero was cleared to play at next month's World Cup after a Swiss court on Thursday agreed to temporarily lift his doping suspension while it considered his appeal against a 14-month ban. The Swiss Federal Tribunal said in a...