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  • Xi tells Infantino China wants to host World Cup

    Xi tells Infantino China wants to host World Cup

    Chinese President Xi Jinping told FIFA boss Gianni Infantino he hoped the Asian nation could host a World Cup “in the future”, the world soccer governing body said on Wednesday, after the two met in Beijing. Xi, an avid soccer fan, has launched an...

  • Saints search for manager with ‘long-term vision’

    Southampton are looking for a manager with a shared “long-term vision” after sacking Claude Puel. Frenchman Puel, 55, took over at St Mary’s last summer and guided Saints to the EFL Cup final, where they lost to Manchester United, and an...

  • Hibernians bring in Austrian defender

    Hibernians bring in Austrian defender

    Hibernians have completed the signing of Austrian defender Martin Kreuzriegler on a one-year contract. The 23-year-old is the Paolites’ first signing of the close season as they step up their preparations for the upcoming Champions League...

  • Gianluigi Donnarumma ready to leave Milan

    Gianluigi Donnarumma ready to leave Milan

    Teenage goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has put Europe’s top clubs on high alert after choosing against renewing his Milan contract. Serie A champions Juventus, La Liga winners Real Madrid and Premier League club Manchester United are all...

  • Football news

    Manchester United defender Phil Jones has welcomed the signing of fellow centre back Victor Lindelof and said it would increase competition for first-team action at the Premier League club. The 22-year-old Lindelof was a key player for Portuguese...

  • Sporting briefs

    Leicester: Leicester City signed Hull City centre back Harry Maguire on a five-year contract. The 24-year-old, who made 36 appearances for Hull last season, will join Craig Shakespeare's side in July ahead of their pre-season camp in Austria.

  • Valletta face Ħamrun in final

    Valletta face Ħamrun in final

    The 2016-2017 futsal season comes to an end tonight when Ħamrun Tre Angeli and Valletta will contest the final of the Gatorade Knock Out at the Corradino Pavilion (kick-off: 8pm). The cup competition will be decided this evening: if the match ends...

  • Maltese riders set for gruelling Dolomites test

    Maltese riders set for gruelling Dolomites test

    Malta will be represented by a team of seven cyclists during the eighth edition of the Hero Sudtirol Dolomites that will be held tomorrow. The Maltese contingent is formed by Marie Claire Aquilina, Mark Bonnici, Jeffrey Borg, Maurice Formosa, Mark...

  • Calleja to referee in CEV Euro League

    International volleyball referee Nello Calleja has been appointed by the European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) to form part of the group of neutral referees chosen for the Women’s European League Pool B, which will be played in Tbilisi, Georgia,...

  • Real Madrid have full confidence in Ronaldo

    Real Madrid insist they have “full confidence” in Cristiano Ronaldo with the forward facing allegations that he defrauded the Spanish tax office of €14.7million. The Portugal captain has been accused by Madrid’s regional state prosecutor of four...

  • Fans federation slams late EPL games proposal

    The Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) has warned that the proposed late evening Premier League matches could lead to “empty stands” as fans will struggle to attend games that are expected to start as late as 7.45pm. The changes were proposed...

  • United complete Lindel of transfer

    Manchester United have completed the signing of Sweden defender Victor Lindelof from Portuguese champions Benfica on a four-year contract with the option of extending it by another year, the Premier League club said yesterday. “Manchester United...

  • Southgate 'realistic' on England’s bid to match the elite sides

    Southgate 'realistic' on England’s bid to match the elite sides

    England were pushed to their “absolute limit” yet still fell short in France – a gap to the elite that does not surprise manager Gareth Southgate. Parachuted into the hotseat in September, a promising four-match interim stint persuaded the...

  • De Biasi quits as Albania coach, says his cycle over

    Albania coach Gianni De Biasi resigned yesterday after six years in charge during which he led them to Euro 2016, their first and only appearance at a major tournament. The 60-year-old, who made his announcement three days after Albania beat...

  • Chelsea to host Burnley in opener

    Chelsea to host  Burnley in opener

    Chelsea will open the defence of their Premier League title at home to Burnley when the season kicks off on the weekend of Aug. 12-13. The full list of fixtures was released yesterday with Antonio Conte’s side also slated for a follow-up game at...

  • Shadows from the past (1,195): Hibs make unusual Double

    Shadows from the past (1,195): Hibs make unusual Double

    At the start of the 1961-62 season, reigning champions Hibernians were firm favourites to retain the championship which they had won for the first time the previous campaign. There were huge expectations in Paola and the least their fans expected...

  • Agones rider Darmanin takes part in Vuelta Andalucia

    Agones rider Darmanin takes part in Vuelta Andalucia

    Agones SFC rider Adam Darmanin successfully completed the Vuelta Andalucia mountain bike race. The Vuelta is a demanding four-day stage XC marathon that includes prolonged climbs in Andalusian mountains. The first stage was held in Yunquera in the...

  • Football news

    Jack Butland wants to dislodge England number one Joe Hart before the 2018 World Cup and declared “bring on the competition”. The Stoke stopper shared goalkeeping duties with Tom Heaton in Tuesday’s 3-2 defeat by France, playing the second half to...

  • Sporting briefs

    Tolisso: German champions Bayern Munich yesterday broke their transfer record to sign versatile midfielder Corentin Tolisso for €41.5 million, with the 22-year-old France international penning a five year deal. Tolisso comes from Olympique Lyon,...

  • Azzopardi continues to break records

    Azzopardi  continues  to break  records

    In the last two or three years young swimmer Mya Azzopardi has blossomed into one of the finest Maltese swimmers after setting several age-group and national records both in individual and relay races. The latest achievement of this prodigious...