Soccer

Sevilla, Everton get tricky Europa League draws

Saturday, 30 August 2014.

MONACO: Spanish holders Sevilla and English side Everton have been handed tricky ties in the draw for the UEFA Europa League group stage, made in Monaco on Friday.

Montpellier agree to sell Stambouli to Spurs

Saturday, 30 August 2014.

MONTPELLIER: French Ligue 1 club Montpellier on Friday announced that they had reached an agreement with Tottenham Hotspur to sell midfielder Benjamin Stambouli to the London outfit.

Bielsa’s Marseille thrashes Nice 4-0

Saturday, 30 August 2014.

PARIS: Marseille appear to be finding their stride under new coach Marcelo Bielsa after outclassing Mediterranean rivals Nice 4-0 at the Stade Velodrome in Ligue 1 on Friday evening.

Ozil gunning to prove critics wrong

Saturday, 30 August 2014.

LONDON: Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has come out all guns blazing after criticism of his displays by stating he is among the best number 10s in the world who can help lead his side to glory.

Reus rescues Dortmund against Augsburg

Saturday, 30 August 2014.

BERLIN: Germany midfielder Marco Reus scored one goal and set up another in three minutes as Borussia Dortmund survived a late comeback to beat Augsburg 3-2 on Friday and bounce back from an opening Bundesliga defeat last week.

Confident Van Gaal hits back at critics

Saturday, 30 August 2014.

LONDON: Louis van Gaal attempted to quash criticism of Manchester United’s dismal start to the season by insisting he is the right man to restore the fallen giants to their former glory.

It’s not all about you Mario, insists Rodgers

Saturday, 30 August 2014.

LONDON: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists he won’t build his team around Mario Balotelli as the maverick Italy striker prepares to make his return to the Premier League at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

Club managers, players join Nigeria league boycott

Saturday, 30 August 2014.

ABUJA: Players and clubs yesterday joined a boycott of Nigeria’s top flight league but the country’s football association insisted that matches would go ahead as planned.

Italy under a cloud

Saturday, 30 August 2014.

THE Serie A season kicks off today with Italian football at a new low following a miserable World Cup campaign and the election of a federation president embroiled in a racism row.

Stuttering PSG face high-flying St Etienne

Saturday, 30 August 2014.

PARIS: Big-spending Paris Saint Germain, poised for a tough Champions League campaign, turn their focus first to their stuttering Ligue 1 start when they host high-flying rivals St Etienne at the weekend.