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  • Complacency not a threat - Mourinho

    Complacency not a threat - Mourinho

    Jose Mourinho has dismissed the possibility of complacency creeping in at Chelsea as the runaway leaders prepare to face the side which inflicted their most recent Barclays Premier League defeat. Chelsea are six points clear at the top of the...

  • Malta FA land UEFA award for Reach Out initiative

    Malta FA land UEFA award for Reach Out initiative

    The Malta FA’s efforts to entice thousands of enthusiastic young fans for the UEFA Under-17 Championship matches, have received further recognition from European football’s governing body. At the 2014 UEFA Kiss Marketing Awards Ceremony, held last...

  • Juventus win fails to placate bottle-kicking Allegri

    Juventus win fails to placate bottle-kicking Allegri

    If Juventus players thought that the days of half-time rants and flying water bottles had ended with Antonio Conte’s departure, coach Massimiliano Allegri’s outburst against Malmo suggests they were sorely mistaken. Television cameras caught the...

  • It’s in our hands now, says Rodgers

    It’s in our hands now, says Rodgers

    Under-pressure Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said he always believed his side’s Champions League fate would come down to the last match at home to FC Basel and he has been proved right. Liverpool conceded a late equaliser in a 2-2 draw away to...

  • Ancelotti lauds players after Real equal best-ever run

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti gave all the credit to his players after the Champions League holders matched the club record for consecutive victories of 15 on Wednesday. The 1-0 win at FC Basel, a fifth straight success in Group B thanks to a...

  • Little change at the top, England gain ground

    Little change at the top, England gain ground

    The November edition of the FIFA world rankings reveals very little change in the top 10, with the leading seven positions unaltered from last month and world champions Germany still out in front ahead of Argentina and Colombia. France, however,...

  • Last 32 line up taking shape

    Last 32 line up taking shape

    The line-up for the last 32 of the Europa League began to look a little clearer last night with Everton, Trabzonspor, Napoli, Inter, Celtic and Tottenham among the teams to progress to the knockout stages. Everton qualified as Group H winners with...

  • Arsenal midfielder Wilshere ruled out for three months

    Arsenal midfielder Wilshere ruled out for three months

    Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere will be out of action for three months after undergoing ankle surgery, the Premier League club said yesterday. The 22-year-old England international damaged ligaments during the league match against Manchester...

  • Galatasaray sack coach Prandelli – reports

    Galatasaray have dismissed former Italy World Cup coach Cesare Prandelli after a string of poor results culminating in their exit from European competition, the Dogan news agency reported yesterday. Anderlecht beat Galatasaray 2-0 in their...

  • Two-game test awaits Malta

    Two-game test awaits Malta

    The Malta futsal team, under the guidance of coach Mark Marlow, will be in action tomorrow and Monday in an international friendly tournament at the Corradino Pavilion. Serbia and Gibraltar are the other teams taking part in the tournament. After...

  • Holders Nadur reach semis after 6-0 rout of Lions

    Xewkija Tigers overcame fellow Division One rivals Victoria Hotspurs 3-2 in the GFA Cup quarter-finals as holders Nadur Youngsters joined the last four of the competition after a com-fortable 6-0 win over Sannat Lions. The Hotspurs looked more...

  • Football news

    Former Chelsea boss Avram Grant is the new coach of Ghana after agreeing a 27-month contract, the country’s football association announced yesterday. The 54-year-old Israeli, who missed out on the Champions League with Chelsea in 2008 after a...

  • Sporting briefs

    Whelan: Dave Whelan, owner of Championship side Wigan Athletic, has been charged by the FA for insulting Jewish and Chinese people in a newspaper interview. “It is alleged the Wigan Athletic chairman breached FA Rule E3 in that his comments were...

  • Arsenal halt Dortmund’s run to reach last 16, Atletico through

    Arsenal halt Dortmund’s run to reach last 16, Atletico through

    Arsenal qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League for the 15th successive season when they ended Borussia Dortmund’s 100 per cent record in Group D with a 2-0 win at the Emirates Stadium yesterday. Atletico Madrid also swept into...

  • Messi the ‘greatest ever’, says Enrique

    Messi the ‘greatest ever’, says Enrique

    Lionel Messi was hailed as the best player ever by Barcelona coach Luis Enrique after setting a Champions League scoring record of 74 goals with a hat-trick in Tuesday’s 4-0 win at APOEL Nicosia. “Lionel is the greatest player of all time,...

  • Qualification is still in our hands – Roma’s Garcia

    Roma coach Rudi Garcia said he thought his side had done enough for victory against CSKA Moscow, who scored in stoppage time to grab a crucial Champions League point on Tuesday. Vasili Berezutski’s equaliser at the death earned CSKA Moscow a...

  • Rivals unite in aid of L-iStrina

    Rivals unite in aid of L-iStrina

    Neighbouring clubs Melita and St Andrew’s have put their rivalry to one side to organise a charity match in aid of L-iStrina. A selection featuring former Melita and St Andrew’s players will play against a team made up of former Malta...

  • Four players sanctioned after earning four cautions

    Four players will miss their teams’ next Premier League match after being handed a one-match ban yesterday. Balzan will be without defender Samir Arab for their clash with Naxxar Lions on Saturday. Arab collected his fourth yellow card in last...

  • Crunch time for hopefuls as KO stages loom

    Four teams have already qualified for the knock-out stages of the Europa League and others could join them in the penultimate round of group matches tonight. Salzburg, Dynamo Moscow, Fiorentina and Legia Warsaw are all certain of their places in...

  • Anti-sexism group contacts English clubs

    All 92 Premier League and Football League clubs in England have been contacted by campaigners in a bid to tackle sexist abuse in the game. Women in Football, backed by the FA, has written to every club with recommendations to highlight a series of...