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  • Milan sign Deulofeu on loan from Everton

    Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu has joined Milan on loan until the end of the season, the Premier League club have announced yesterday. The 22-year-old joined the Toffees from Barcelona on a permanent deal in July 2015 having previously spent the...

  • Russian FA chief Mutko announces Kremlin setting for 2018 draw

    Russian FA chief Mutko announces Kremlin setting for 2018 draw

    Russia’s deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko has revealed the draw for the 2018 World Cup is set to take place in the Kremlin on Friday, December 1. The date was already known but the confirmation of the venue – the official residence of Russian...

  • Wenger charged after clash with fourth official

    Wenger charged after clash with fourth official

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been hit with a misconduct charge from the Football Association following two altercations with fourth official Anthony Taylor during Sunday’s win over Burnley. The Frenchman was sent from his technical area by...

  • Skipper Muscat hails Wanderers’ character

    Skipper Muscat hails Wanderers’ character

    It’s in difficult situations that a team’s real character is revealed and on Sunday Sliema Wanderers did just that after showing their true mettle when beating Old Firm rivals Floriana 3-1 at the Hibs Stadium. Sliema’s performance caught the eye...

  • BOV Premier League statistics

    BOV Premier League statistics

    BalzanKaljevic 16 (4 pens); Piciollo 5; Effiong 3, Nafti 3; Fenech 2, Da Silva Souza 2; Agius, Micallef (pen), Arab, Bruno. Own goal: Lima (vs Hibernians).Red cards: Serrano (vs Tarxien); Da Silva Souza (vs Floriana); Effiong (vs...

  • Football news

    Borussia Dortmund have signed Swedish teenager Alexander Isak on a long-term contract pending a green light from FIFA due to the gifted striker being under 18. The 17-year-old Isak, who only days ago he was reportedly set to join Spanish giants...

  • Sporting briefs

    Scotland: Gordon Strachan will use a friendly clash with Canada to ready his Scotland side for their do-or-die World Cup qualifier with Slovenia. The Scots’ faint hopes of reaching Russia in 2018 could be snuffed out if they do not emerge...

  • Henderson confident ’Pool can bounce back from Swansea defeat

    Liverpool face a pivotal few days in their season with captain Jordan Henderson insisting nothing should be read into one bad result. The Reds’ only win in 2017 has come against League Two side Plymouth in an FA Cup replay and Saturday’s 3-2...

  • Qormi fail to close gap on the leaders after a stalemate

    Pieta Hotspurs 1Qormi 1 Qormi failed to profit from Naxxar’s failure to beat Lija on Saturday as they were held to a one-all draw by Pieta Hotspurs. Djibril Cisse Mademba, a 21-year-old striker from Mali, made his debut for Pieta who remain in a...

  • Sides settle for 0-0 draw

    Sides settle for 0-0 draw

    Marsa 0Melita 0 Marsa and Melita shared the spoils in a low-key match with both sides seemingly happy at the final whistle to have avoided defeat as they seek to move away from relegation trouble. Melita, who had beaten Lija in their last match,...

  • Football news

    A close associate of disgraced former Asian Football Confederation president Mohammed bin Hammam has been banned from the game for life by FIFA’s ethics committee. Najeeb Chirakal was first suspended by world football’s governing body in 2012 for...

  • Sporting briefs

    Cup draw: Scottish Cup holders Hibernian could face an Edinburgh derby against Hearts in the fifth round. Hearts must contest a replay against Raith Rovers after a 1-1 draw but, if they come through that, they will host their neighbours at...

  • Costa back to fire Chelsea, Wenger sent off as Arsenal chase

    Costa back to fire Chelsea, Wenger sent off as Arsenal chase

    Diego Costa returned for Chelsea with deadly effect today, scoring in the 2-0 win over Hull City which increased their lead at the top of the Premier League to eight points after Arsenal had earlier taken up the mantle as their nearest...

  • Hamrun beat Mosta

    Hamrun Spartans: 3 Mosta: 0 Hamrun Spartans collected their second win in a row after they overcame Mosta’s challenge with a convincing 3-0 victory this afternoon Following this win, Hamrun have now 26 points, reducing their gap withi Birkirkara...

  • Sliema beat Floriana in Old Firm derby

    Sliema Wanderers maintained their upperhand against Old Firm rivals Floriana after clinching a 3-1 win at the Hibs Stadium. The match turned out to be a hard-fought encounter with Sliema taking the lead on 25 minutes. Denni forced his way into the...

  • Yallow sinks his former team

    HIBS 3 GZIRA 0 Mamadou Yallow came back to haunt his former club Gzira United as the Gambian striker grabbed a well taken brace to propel his new team Hibernians to a comfortable 3-0 win at the Tedesco Stadium. It was Gżira who threatened first...

  • Tarxien crush Pembroke 7-1

    Tarxien Rainbows piled on the misery on bottom-placed Pembroke Athleta when they raced to a convincing 7-1 win at the Hibs Stadium.   The Rainbows took just eight minutes to forge ahead when Ponce hit a curling drive from the edge of the area that...

  • Juve back to winning ways as Allegri throws caution to the wind

    Juve back to winning ways as Allegri throws caution to the wind

    Serie A leaders Juventus bounced back from a rare defeat with a 2-0 win over Lazio today after coach Massimiliano Allegri threw caution to the wind with their pride having been clearly wounded by last weekend's reverse at Fiorentina. Allegri, an...

  • Champions Leicester slip to new low at Southampton

    Champions Leicester slip to new low at Southampton

    SOUTHAMPTON 3 LEICESTER CITY 0 England Champions Leicester City's alarming slump continued with a 3-0 Premier League defeat at Southampton today that left them just five points off the drop zone and firmly embroiled in a relegation...

  • Allegri rounds on critics of Juventus

    Allegri rounds on critics of Juventus

    Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri, baffled by criticism of the league leaders, said that winning should never be considered routine and that a Serie A triumph should not be taken for granted. “The Serie A title race has never been a foregone...

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