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Diego Maradona: I have many chances to become Fifa’s new vice-president

Diego Maradona has claimed that he may be in line to become a vice-president of Fifa should Prince Ali Bin al-Hussein be elected as Sepp Blatter’s successor as president. The 1986 World Cup winner and former Argentina coach, whose last role in football was as “spiritual coach” to the Primera D side Deportivo Riestra, has […]

Stan Wawrinka admits he is ‘not as good as the big four’ after French Open win

The newly-crowned French Open champion, Stanislas Wawrinka, says he still has ground to make up to be considered an equal to “the big four” despite his shock final victory over Novak Djokovic. Djokovic was the strong favourite to clinch his first title at Roland Garros and complete a career Grand Slam but Wawrinka outplayed the […]

Transfer news: Free agent Victor Valdes to train with Manchester United after knee injury

Victor Valdes: Missed World Cup with knee injury Former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes is training with Manchester United as he recovers from a serious knee injury. The 32-year-old damaged a cruciate ligament in March and missed out on a place in Spain’s World Cup squad. He had already announced he would be leaving Barca in […]

Champions League: UEFA drops charges against Arsenal

UEFA has dropped charges against Arsenal Arsenal will face no UEFA action following an incident during their Champions League game against Galatasaray on October 1. Several flares were thrown onto the pitch towards the end of the first half from the section where the 3,000 away supporters were located, causing the Group D match to be briefly halted. Metropolitan […]

Premier League: Southampton’s Ronald Koeman and Graziano Pelle win September Manager and Player awards

Pelle and Koeman: With their September awards at St Mary’s Southampton duo Ronald Koeman and Graziano Pelle have landed the Barclays Premier League Manager and Player of the Month awards for September. Koeman guided the Saints to three wins out of three last month, beating Newcastle, Swansea and QPR in a sparkling run of form which […]