Sports world: Germany seek win against nemesis Italy

Germany seek win against nemesis Italy

MUNICH • Shell-shocked Germany hunt a rare win over bogey side Italy in an international football friendly in Munich today as the world champions seek to bounce back from their 3-2 defeat by England.

In the 32 meetings between the two European powerhouses, Germany have won just seven games, with Italy winning 15 and the other 10 games drawn.

Antonio Conte's Italy warmed up for the Munich match with a 1-1 draw against Spain on Thursday.


Zlatan confirms EPL clubs' contact

STOCKHOLM • Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic confirmed on Sunday that Premier League football clubs have indicated an interest in signing him from French champions Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).

The 34-year-old has been linked with a move to the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal and is out of contract with PSG at the end of this season.


I have not done wrong, says Petrova

SOFIA • Bulgarian triple jumper Gabriela Petrova, runner-up at the 2015 European indoor championships in Prague, has denied any wrong-doing after testing positive for the banned substance meldonium.

The 23-year-old claimed that she stopped taking the medication last September. Meldonium was added to the World Anti-Doping Agency's list of banned substances on Jan 1.


Farah admits it'll be hard to win Rio gold

LONDON • Mo Farah has said that winning Olympic 5,000m and 10,000m golds in Rio will be much tougher than four years ago, after his valiant but comprehensive defeat by the Kenyan Geoffrey Kamworor at the world half-marathon championships.

But the British runner insists he remains the man to beat on the track even if the Kenyans repeat their tactic of going hard from the gun - a strategy that worked to perfection in Cardiff on Saturday.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 29, 2016, with the headline 'Sports world: Germany seek win against nemesis Italy'. Print Edition | Subscribe