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  • 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...

  • Video assistant referee system needs improvement, says FIFA

    The video assistant referee (VAR) technology being tested at the Confederations Cup in Russia should be refined, the head of refereeing at world soccer’s governing body FIFA said. “In general we have really good results but for sure... many...

  • Sporting briefs

    NORTHAMPTON: Chinese company 5USport has agreed to purchase a majority stake in English League One side Northampton Town, the club said in a statement. 5USport, a sports development and education firm, will purchase a stake in Northampton Town...

  • Hibs in charge in Champions League tie

    Hibs in charge in Champions League tie

    Hibernians scored two second-half goals to see off FCI Tallinn, of Estonia, 2-0 in the Champions League first qualifying round first leg tie at the Hibs Stadium. The Paolites endured a scare after only three minutes when the visitors were awarded...

  • FIFA makes shock move to publish report into 2018/2022 Word Cup bidding race

    FIFA makes shock move to publish report into 2018/2022 Word Cup bidding race

    FIFA has taken the dramatic step of publishing a controversial internal report into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process after it was leaked to a German newspaper this week. Produced by FIFA's chief ethics investigator Michael Garcia in...

  • Halliday among players left out of Gers Europa League opener

    Pedro Caixinha has given his biggest hint yet that he sees no future for a clutch of his Rangers first-team stars after leaving them out of his squad for their opening Europa League qualifier. The names of defender Rob Kiernan, midfielders Andy...

  • Ranieri unveiled as new Nantes boss

    Ranieri unveiled as new Nantes boss

    Claudio Ranieri insisted he had moved on from his title-winning spell at Leicester as he was unveiled as the new coach of Ligue 1 club Nantes. The Italian led the Foxes to a remarkable Premier League triumph in 2016 but was sacked just months...

  • Australia see positives despite early cup exit

    The Confederations Cup was a missed opportunity for Australia but the Socceroos should gain confidence from their improvement during the tournament in Russia, coach Ange Postecoglou has said. Australia bowed out with a 1-1 draw against Chile on...

  • De Boer keen to put stamp on Palace

    De Boer keen to put stamp on Palace

    Frank de Boer revealed plans to implement a more expansive brand of football following his appointment as Crystal Palace manager on a three-year contract. The 47-year-old succeeds Sam Allardyce following his resignation at the end of last season,...

  • Chile’s relentless style taking its toll in Russia

    Chile’s relentless  style taking its toll in Russia

    Chile’s high-octane style of play has made them one of the world’s most entertaining teams to watch but coach Juan Antonio Pizzi has admitted that it comes with a price. Pizzi said that such a relentless style involved an enormous physical effort,...

  • Malta-England ticket sales launched

    Two months away from the highly-anticipated World Cup qualifier between Malta and England, the Malta Football Association yesterday officially launched the ticket sales for the September 1 match at the National Stadium. Addressing the media during...

  • Football news

    Guangzhou Evergrande manager Luiz Felipe Scolari believes midfielder Paulinho’s proposed move to Barcelona is unlikely to happen as the Chinese Super League’s transfer regulations make it too expensive to find a replacement. The Brazilian’s form...

  • Sporting briefs

    Diouf: Former Liverpool striker El-Hadji Diouf has reopened his long-running feud with former captain Steven Gerrard after claiming the midfielder “did nothing for his country”. The ex-Senegal international has history with Gerrard stretching back...

  • VAR will punish divers immediately – Webb

    Howard Webb says diving players will run the risk of “immediate punishment” under the introduction of the Video Assistant Referee system. VAR is to be introduced in Major League Soccer from August 5, as well as from the third round of the upcoming...

  • England coaches proving they can match the best, says Paul Simpson

    Under-20 World Cup winner Paul Simpson insists English coaches are proving they are good enough to take the top jobs. Now Under-21 manager Aidy Boothroyd is one game away from the Euro 2017 final, with the Young Lions featuring in tomorrow’s...

  • Ronaldo and Santos criticise Zenit’s pitch

    Ronaldo and Santos criticise Zenit’s pitch

    The relaid pitch at the St Petersburg stadium was criticised again on Saturday, this time by Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo and coach Fernando Santos after their 4-0 win over New Zealand in the Confederations Cup. The 68,000-seat stadium, the...

  • Ex-United star Park reveals management ambitions

    Ex-United star Park reveals management ambitions

    Park Ji-sung may have hung up his boots but his work ethic remains, with the Manchester United fans’ favourite now determined to take his first steps into the world of sports management. The dynamic midfielder ingratiated himself to the Old...

  • FIFA still investigating McLaren report allegations

    Global soccer body FIFA is still investigating allegations that footballers were among the Russian athletes who were involved in or benefited from an elaborate state-sponsored doping scheme, it said yesterday. FIFA would not confirm a report in...

  • Tying down Antonio Conte would be vital - Lampard ­

    Tying down Antonio Conte would be vital - Lampard ­

    Frank Lampard believes if Chelsea tie Antonio Conte down to a new contract it would be their signing of the summer. Conte has signalled his eagerness to stay next season but an extension to his current deal, which expires in 2019, is yet to be...

  • Football news

    Swansea City manager Paul Clement hopes that having a full pre-season with his side will help them start the 2017-18 Premier League campaign strongly and avoid another relegation scrap. Clement joined Swansea in January, when they were bottom of...

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