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  • Football news

    Bayern Munich have signed former Arsenal midfielder, youth Serge Gnabry from Werder Bremen on a three-year contract, the German champions said yesterday. The 21-year-old scored 11 league goals for Werder last season and was also the joint top...

  • Sporting briefs

    Leyton Orient: A judge is preparing to make decisions about the future of struggling Leyton Orient. Registrar Sally Barber is due to consider issues at a Bankruptcy & Companies Court hearing in London today in the wake of moves to have the club...

  • Italy hoping to hit goal-trail against Liechtenstein

    Italy hoping to hit goal-trail against Liechtenstein

    Italy forward Ciro Immobile has called on his team-mates to run up a big score against Liechtenstein to improve their chances of topping World Cup qualifying Group G ahead of Spain. Italy go into the game with Liechtenstein in Udine level on 13...

  • More to come from Argentina, says Sampaoli

    More to come from Argentina, says Sampaoli

    Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli insists there is more to come from his side after their 1-0 win over Brazil. Gabriel Mercado’s first-half goal earned Argentina victory in Melbourne in Sampaoli’s first game in charge on Friday. Sampaoli is...

  • Man. United agree fee for defender Lindelof

    Man. United agree fee for defender Lindelof

    Manchester United have reached an agreement to sign Victor Lindelof from Benfica for 35 million euros. Having secured Champions League football by adding the Europa League to their EFL Cup and Community Shield triumphs, attention quickly turned to...

  • Oh no, not another Pep…

    Oh no, not another Pep…

    There were several things that irked me about Real Madrid’s Champions League victory last weekend. For starters I am getting pretty sick of this Spanish dominance of European football. I don’t mind a nation having a purple patch, but the Spanish...

  • Football news

    Patrick Kluivert has left Paris St Germain after less than a year as director of football, the French club have announced. Kluivert took up the post on July 14, 2016 but PSG announced on Friday they had mutually agreed a deal to end the former...

  • Sporting briefs

    Serie A: Serie A league said yesterday it was launching a new tender for television rights to transmit matches for the seasons from 2018-2021 after private broadcaster Mediaset made no bid in the original tender. “We don’t believe the offers...

  • Kane silences Scotland's celebration with late England leveller

    Kane silences Scotland's celebration with late England leveller

    Harry Kane's injury-time goal gave England a 2-2 draw in a crazy finish to their World Cup qualifier against Scotland after Leigh Griffiths had struck twice for the home side in the final three minutes. Scotland were moments away from a famous...

  • Malta lose 2-0 in Slovenia

    Malta lose 2-0 in Slovenia

    Josip Ilicic and Milivoje Novakovic condemned Malta to its sixth successive defeat in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers as Slovenia scored a goal in each half to cruise to a 2-0 win at the Stozice Stadium in Ljubljana. It was a disappointing result...

  • Football news

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho deserves his title of “The Special One” as he can make challenging decisions to get wins and has won three trophies in his debut campaign at the Premier League club, midfielder Paul Pogba said. Mourinho won...

  • Sporting briefs

    O’SHEA: John O'Shea is among a number of senior players not included on Sunderland's retained list in the wake of relegation. The vastly-experienced Republic of Ireland international's current deal expires at the end of the month and as things...

  • Coach Baroni leads Benevento celebrations

    Coach Baroni leads Benevento celebrations

    Benevento head coach Marco Baroni is revelling in a feeling of “incredible joy” after guiding the club into Serie A at the first attempt. On Thursday night the Stregoni – or ‘witches’ in English – secured a first-ever season in the top flight by...

  • Willy Sagnol returns to Bayern to assist Ancelotti

    Former France defender Willy Sagnol has been named as Carlo Ancelotti’s assistant coach at Bayern Munich. Sagnol, who won five Bundesliga titles and the Champions League during a nine-year spell with Bayern as a player, has signed a two-year...

  • Ibrahimovic released by Man.United

    Ibrahimovic released by Man.United

    Manchester United have released top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic after a year at Old Trafford, with the injured Swedish striker’s name appearing on a list published by the Premier League yesterday. The 35-year-old joined United on a year-long...

  • Spalletti is latest coach to occupy Inter hot seat

    Luciano Spalletti became Inter’s 10th coach in the last seven years when he was named yesterday and handed the task of restoring the club to their former greatness. The 58-year-old’s appointment had been widely expected after he confirmed on...

  • Jorge Sampaoli off to a winning start

    Jorge Sampaoli off to a winning start

    Jorge Sampaoli enjoyed a perfect start to his Argentina reign with a 1-0 friendly win over Brazil last night, ending opposing coach Tite’s honeymoon in front of a mammoth crowd at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Sampaoli unveiled a new front three...

  • Sweden defeat France

    Sweden defeat France

    An error by France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris handed Sweden’s Ola Toivonen a last-gasp goal to secure a 2-1 win in their World Cup Group A qualifier at the Friends Arena last night. Lloris’s poor clearance fell straight to the midfielder who lobbed...

  • Players are ready to take on England – Strachan

    Players are ready to take on England – Strachan

    Gordon Strachan claims Scotland are “physically and mentally” ready for their World Cup qualifier against England at Hampden Park today. Strachan has seen enough from his charges this week to suggest his side can gain revenge for their 3-0 defeat...

  • Ghedin stays positive ahead of testing match in Ljubljana

    Ghedin stays positive ahead  of testing match in Ljubljana

    Encouraged by the national team’s resilient showing in the 1-0 friendly win over Ukraine earlier this week, Malta coach Pietro Ghedin is optimistic that the side could finally get off the mark in the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign when they...