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  • Mexico coach apologises for touchline rant

    Mexico coach apologises for touchline rant

    Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio has apologised after television cameras caught him using an expletive during Wednesday’s ill-tempered Confederations Cup match against New Zealand. Osorio said he was incensed during the first half of the game when...

  • Investor to purchase 60% share of Parma

    Investor to purchase 60% share of Parma

    Chinese businessman Jiang Lizhang has agreed to buy a 60 percent stake in Italian side Parma, who have just been promoted to the second tier, the club said yesterday. Parma also announced that former Argentina forward Hernan Crespo, who played for...

  • Liverpool sign winger Salah from Roma

    Liverpool have finally kick-started their summer recruitment drive in earnest after completing a deal for Roma winger Mohamed Salah. The Egypt international has signed a five-year contract for a fee Press Association Sport understands is in the...

  • Football news

    Gus Poyet has received the backing of the Shanghai Shenhua president following growing calls for the Uruguayan coach’s dismissal after a disappointing start to the Chinese Super League season. Club president Wu Xiaohui stressed that the Shenhua...

  • Sporting briefs

    Palermo: Palermo, who employed five coaches on their way to relegation from Serie A last season, named Bruno Tedino yesterday to lead them in their attempt to bounce back to the top flight. Tedino, 52, was previously in charge of third tier...

  • Germany well-equipped to cope with Chile – Stindl

    Forward Lars Stindl feels Germany’s young team are well equipped to deal with the experienced threat of Copa America champions Chile when they go head to head for the Confederations Cup Group B clash in Kazan. German coach Joachim Loew has taken a...

  • Shadows from the past (1,196): City and Stripes give life to a modern classic

    Shadows from the past (1,196): City and Stripes give life to a modern classic

    Season 1997-98 saw Valletta and Birkirkara fighting it out for the biggest honour in Maltese football. However, at the start of the season Hibs seemed to be the best bet for the league title. Traditionally slow starters, the Paolites defied the...

  • Coach seeks a brighter beginning from Cameroon

    Cameroon will seek to impose themselves early on in today’s match against Australia at the Confederations Cup to avoid a repeat of the tepid start to their opening game of the tournament which they lost to Chile, said coach Hugo Broos. “I hope we...

  • Alves to quit Juve as Pep reunion beckons

    Dani Alves has asked to leave Juventus, the Italian champions’ chief Giuseppe Marotta said yesterday, as reports gather pace that the Brazilian is set to reunite with former coach Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. Alves, 34, had a spectacular...

  • United cleared in Pogba deal

    United cleared  in Pogba deal

    FIFA have cleared Manchester United of any wrongdoing in the transfer of midfielder Paul Pogba from Juventus but said yesterday they had opened disciplinary proceedings against the Italian side. World soccer’s governing body had asked both clubs...

  • Jose Mourinho denies tax fraud allegations

    Jose Mourinho’s representatives have released documents to show he “was in compliance with all his tax obligations” after it emerged Spanish prosecutors have filed a complaint accusing the Portuguese coach of committing two crimes of tax fraud to...

  • Bayern Munich dismiss Lewandowski rumours

    Bayern Munich dismiss Lewandowski rumours

    Bayern Munich have dismissed speculation linking Robert Lewandowski with a move to Manchester United or Chelsea. The Bundesliga giants were adamant Lewandowski would be staying and suggested any club seeking to negotiate directly with the player...

  • MFA leagues draw to be held on July 3

    The draws of the Premier League, Division One, Division Two and Division Three will be held on July 3. Angelo Chetcuti, general secretary of the Malta Football Association, told the Malta FA Council that the Premier League season kicks off on...

  • Football news

    Boca Juniors lifted their 32nd Argentine title on Tuesday after closest challengers Banfield lost 1-0 at San Lorenzo to remain five points behind with only one game of the season left. Fernando Bellusci scored the winner for San Lorenzo after 56...

  • Sporting briefs

    Oscar: Former Chelsea midfielder Oscar looks set to face a disciplinary hearing over his involvement in a brawl that marred his Shanghai SIPG side’s 1-1 draw with Guangzhou R&F in the Chinese Super League at the weekend. Chinese media reported...

  • Coach Loew pleased with experimental Germany

    Coach Loew pleased with experimental Germany

    Germany boss Joachim Loew declared himself pleased with his experimental team and defended goalkeeper Bernd Leno for his two errors in the 3-2 Confederations Cup win over Australia. The world champions are in Russia without many of those who...

  • Leipzig and Salzburg are cleared to compete in Champions League

    Bundesliga runners-up RB Leipzig and Austrian champions Salzburg can both play in the Champions League next season after UEFA said it was satisfied that energy drinks manufacturer Red Bull does not have a controlling influence in both clubs. The...

  • Madrid chief Perez ‘not contemplating’ Ronaldo departure

    Madrid chief Perez ‘not contemplating’  Ronaldo departure

    Newly re-elected Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is “not contemplating” Cristiano Ronaldo leaving the European champions, despite talk of the disgruntled star returning to Manchester United. The reigning Ballon d’Or and Best FIFA Men’s...

  • Liverpool close in on record deal for Salah

    Liverpool close in on record deal for Salah

    Liverpool are closing in on a deal to sign Roma winger Mohamed Salah for a potential club-record fee. Press Association Sport reported yesterday that the Reds are set to pay in the region of £35million – which includes add-ons. However, with some...

  • Defender Baldacchino joins Floriana

    Defender Baldacchino joins Floriana

    Floriana have strengthened their defensive department with the signing of James Baldacchino. The 20-year-old centre back has been training with the Greens for the past week and has left a very good impression during a friendly against Hibernians...

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