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  • Live: Football transfer news and rumours

    Live: Football transfer news and rumours

    Welcome back for a whole new week of transfer news and coverage from the best leagues across Europe. 12.30pm Barcelona sporting director Robert Fernandez says the club are in talks to sign Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho. On Thursday, Reds...

  • Football transfers: what the UK papers say

    Football transfers: what the UK papers say

    WHAT THE PAPERS SAY The Philippe Coutinho-to-Barcelona transfer saga could rumble on until the end of the window with the Catalan club admitting it will be difficult to prise the Brazilian playmaker away from Anfield, the Liverpool Echo...

  • Watch: Milan hammer Shkendija in Europa League

    Watch: Milan hammer Shkendija in Europa League

    Andre Silva was the star with a brace as Milan made short work of Shkendija, crushing them 6-0 in the first leg of the Europa League play-off. Riccardo Montolivo (with a double of his own), Fabio Borini and Luca Antonelli rounded out the scoreline...

  • Messi and Ronaldo duel to be world's best again

    Messi and Ronaldo duel to be world's best again

    Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will again be duelling for the title of world's best footballer after their names once again headed the shortlist on Thursday for The Best FIFA Men's Player. The pair, who have dominated the global award in its...

  • Football transfers: what the UK papers say

    Football transfers: what the UK papers say

    WHAT THE PAPERS SAY Tottenham are yet to sign anybody during this transfer window, and are instead fending off further interest in their current players. The Sun reports that chairman Daniel Levy has warned that Dele Alli would not be sold even if...

  • Referees’ Talent and Mentor programme launched

    Referees’ Talent and Mentor programme launched

    The Malta FA Referees Department launched the two-year Talent and Mentor Programme with a seminar held in Cologne, Germany, late last month. A group of 15 referees and assistant referees, and six administrators, left Malta to Dusseldorf for their...

  • Watch: Dominant Real crush Barca to win Super Cup

    Watch: Dominant Real crush Barca to win Super Cup

    Real Madrid won the Spanish Super Cup for the 10th time with a 2-0 win over rivals Barcelona at a joyous Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday to complete a 5-1 aggregate victory. Marco Asensio followed up his brilliant late goal in Sunday's first leg...

  • Watch: Celtic hammer Astana in first leg

    Watch: Celtic hammer Astana in first leg

    Celtic confidently planted one foot into the Champions League group stages with a 5-0 thumping of Astana in the first leg of their play-off at Parkhead. Returning midfielder Tom Rogic's strike in the 31st minute was helped into his own net by...

  • Watch: Napoli win 2-0 as Nice finish with nine

    Watch: Napoli win 2-0 as Nice finish with nine

      Napoli scored from a disputed penalty to beat Nice 2-0 in the first leg of their Champions League playoff on Wednesday as the French side had two players sent off in quick succession late on. Dries Mertens put Napoli ahead in the 13th minute and...

  • Watch: Luke Gambin opens account at Luton Town

    Watch: Luke Gambin opens account at Luton Town

    Malta international Luke Gambin was included in the starting line-up for Luton Town for the first time this season, as they hosted Tottenham Hotspur U-21 in their Checkatrade Trophy opener. Gambin left a good impression in their 2-2 draw, as he...

  • Football transfers: what the UK papers say

    Football transfers: what the UK papers say

    WHAT THE PAPERS SAY L’Equipe reports Tottenham have agreed a deal to sign Paris St Germain right-back Serge Aurier to replace Kyle Walker, but must wait on a court ruling before they can complete the deal. Aurier is currently banned from entering...

  • Watch: Liverpool beat Hoffenheim away from home

    Watch: Liverpool beat Hoffenheim away from home

      Teenager Trent Alexander-Arnold enjoyed an extra-special European debut with a brilliant free-kick to set Liverpool on their way to a 2-1 victory in their Champions League play-off first leg against Hoffenheim. Set-pieces had been the team's...

  • Sharapova awarded main draw wildcard at U.S. Open

    Sharapova awarded main draw wildcard at U.S. Open

    Former world number one Maria Sharapova will make her first grand slam appearance in over 18 months after she was awarded a main draw wildcard for the upcoming U.S. Open, the tournament organisers confirmed on Tuesday. The 30-year-old Russian, who...

  • Buffon, Messi and Ronaldo on UEFA player of the year shortlist

    Buffon, Messi and Ronaldo on UEFA player of the year shortlist

    Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Gianluigi Buffon have been nominated for the UEFA's Player of the Year award, the sport's European governing body said on Tuesday. Ronaldo helped Real Madrid to a second consecutive Champions League title and...

  • Watch: Liverpool's press conference ahead of Hoffenheim clash

    Watch: Liverpool's press conference ahead of Hoffenheim clash

    Liverpool will return to Europe's biggest stage tomorrow when they take on German side Hoffenheim in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League play-off. As per usual, the Reds will be speaking before the media today ahead of tomorrow's clash,...

  • Ronaldo hit with five-match ban after shoving referee

    Ronaldo hit with five-match ban after shoving referee

    Cristiano Ronaldo was banned for five matches for pushing the referee after he was shown a red card against Barcelona in Real Madrid's 3-1 Spanish Super Cup first leg victory on Sunday, the Spanish Football Federation said on Monday. Ronaldo was...

  • Watch: Ronaldo hogs headlines as Real win 3-1 in Clasico

    Watch: Ronaldo hogs headlines as Real win 3-1 in Clasico

    Cristiano Ronaldo scored a sensational goal and was then sent off for a combination of his provocative celebration and for diving as Real Madrid beat Barcelona 3-1 in an explosive Spanish Super Cup first leg on Sunday. Gerard Pique scored an own...

  • Watch: Neymar shines on debut as PSG wins

    Watch: Neymar shines on debut as PSG wins

    Neymar lived up to expectations as he showed his class on his Ligue 1 debut on Sunday, scoring one and setting up another goal in Paris St Germain's 3-0 win at En Avant Guingamp. The Brazilian, who joined PSG for a record-shattering 222 million...

  • Watch: Late drama as Lazio beat Juve to claim Super Cup

    Watch: Late drama as Lazio beat Juve to claim Super Cup

    Ciro Immobile scored twice as Lazio cast some early doubt on Juventus' ability to sustain their domination of Italian football by claiming a 3-2 victory in the Supercoppa Italiana in Rome. Juve - under Antonio Conte and then Massimiliano Allegri -...

  • Farrugia's Chiasso to face Basel in Swiss Cup

    Farrugia's Chiasso to face Basel in Swiss Cup

    Jean Paul Farrugia's Chiasso are set to feature in their biggest game of the season after they have been drawn against Swiss giants and holders Basel in the last 16 of the Swiss Cup. Chiasso claimed a last 16 berth courtesy of Farrugia's solitary...