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  • Spurs legend Ledley King speaks about career, injury

    Spurs legend Ledley King speaks about career, injury

    Despite his long-term knee injury which threatened to cut short his career, Ledley King still managed to play over 300 matches for his boyhood club, Tottenham Hotspur. In the past days, King, now Spurs ambassador, was in Malta and spoke about his...

  • Floriana sign Grech, closing in on Akpan

    Leighton Grech is a new player of Floriana FC, the Premier League club announced yesterday. The 27-year-old winger has been training with the Greens squad for a week and has left a positive impression on coach Giovanni Tedesco who has decided to...

  • Klopp upbeat over improved Liverpool’s busy start to campaign

    Liverpool can handle the pressure of opening their Premier League campaign and taking part in a Champions League playoff within the same week as they have a stronger squad than last season, manager Juergen Klopp has said. Liverpool’s fourth-placed...

  • English Premier League season opens with late Friday kick-off

    The 2017-18 Premier League season will open with a Friday night clash between Arsenal and Leicester. The Premier League announced the selected televised matches for the early weeks of the new season yesterday. And the Emirates Stadium will host...

  • Germany regain top spot in world list

    Germany have returned to top spot in the FIFA world rankings following their Confederations Cup title triumph over Chile. Joachim Loew’s world champions lost their number one tag exactly two years ago but a 1-0 victory in St Petersburg on Sunday –...

  • Lacazette targets titles with Arsenal

    Lacazette targets titles with Arsenal

    New Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette cannot wait to link up with the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil to help fire the Gunners back into Premier League contention next season. The 26-year-old finally completed his protracted transfer from...

  • Dortmund midfielder Mario Gotze steps up his recovery

    Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mario Gotze will return to full training in the next few days as he steps up his recovery from a “metabolic problem”. The 25-year-old, whose playing time was restricted to just 24 minutes in 2017, was ruled out of...

  • Football news

    Atletico Madrid forward Fernando Torres has signed a one-year contract keeping him in the Spanish capital through to June 2018, the La Liga club said on Wednesday. “I’m delighted to stay here for another year,” the 33-year-old Torres, who joined...

  • Sporting briefs

    Szalai: Hoffenheim striker Adam Szalai has signed a new one-year deal that extends his stay at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena until the summer of 2019. The 29-year-old Hungary international, who made the switch to Hoffenheim from fellow Bundesliga side...

  • Rangers exit is worst result for British teams abroad – Barton

    Joey Barton has dubbed Rangers’ Europa League exit the worst-ever result by a British team abroad – but reckons it could actually boost the Light Blues’ league hopes. Rangers suffered fresh humiliation as they crashed out to Luxembourg minnows...

  • Theo Hernandez moves from Atletico to Real

    French teenager Theo Hernandez became the first player to cross the divide between Atletico and Real Madrid in 17 years on Wednesday, as the clubs confirmed they had reached an agreement which local media reported to be worth around 30 million...

  • Floriana look to bow out on a high against Red Star

    A 3-0 defeat to Red Star at the Rajko Mitic Stadium in Belgrade last week has all but extinguished Floriana’s hopes of reaching the second qualifying round of the Europa League. But Floriana president Riccardo Gaucci is still urging  his players...

  • Job not finished yet, says City coach

    Job not finished yet, says City coach

    Zoran Popovic has called on his players to produce a professional performance against Folgore at the Serravalle Olympic Stadium, as the Citizens look to book their place in the second qualifying round of the Europa League tonight (kick-off:...

  • Shadows from the past (1,198): Hammarby’s comeback

    Shadows from the past (1,198): Hammarby’s comeback

    In October 1960, Hammarby were playing a number of matches in Israel. At the end of their tour, the Swedish club wrote to the Maltese Tourism Office inquiring if it was possible for them to play a couple of friendlies here before returning to...

  • Football news

    Slovenia midfielder Josip Ilicic has made a permanent move to Atalanta from Serie A rivals Fiorentina, the Bergamo-based club said yesterday. The 29-year-old, who has won 44 caps for Slovenia, joined the Florentine club in 2013 after a three-year...

  • Sporting briefs

    MLS: Real Salt Lake, previously bottom of the Western Conference, sprung a surprise with a 6-2 win over the Los Angeles Galaxy. Jefferson Savarino scored twice for RSL, with Albert Rusnak, Kyle Beckerman, Yura Movsisyan and Joao Plata also finding...

  • Cremona joins Birkirkara

    Birkirkara continued to inject Maltese youth talent to their squad after they acquired the services of midfielder Llywelyn Cremona for the upcoming three seasons. The 22 year-old’s addition further bolsters the Stripes’ midfield department with...

  • Terry sets sights on returning to Chelsea as manager

    Terry sets sights on returning to Chelsea as manager

    Aston Villa’s new signing John Terry has set his sights on returning to Chelsea one day as manager. The 36-year-old chose to join Championship club Aston Villa having ruled out a Premier League move following 22 years at Stamford Bridge, saying...

  • Keane potential excites Koeman

    Keane potential excites Koeman

    Everton boss Ronald Koeman is convinced the best is yet to come from defender Michael Keane after splashing a fee which could rise to £30million to secure his services. The 24-year-old England international finally completed his move to Goodison...

  • Leipzig chief ‘bored’ by Keita rumours

    Leipzig chief executive Oliver Mintzlaff admits he is “bored” by constant speculation surrounding midfielder Naby Keita. The Guinea international is a target for Liverpool, who are prepared to smash their transfer record to acquire him, after just...

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