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  • Striker Piciollo set to join Lega Pro club on loan

    Striker Piciollo set to join Lega Pro club on loan

    Floriana are expected to sanction Matteo Piciollo’s move to ASD Lupa Castelli Romani following clear-the-air talks between the Italian striker and Riccardo Gaucci, the president of the BOV Premier League club. Piciollo’s failure to report for...

  • MFA, GFA haggle over relegation issue

    MFA, GFA haggle over relegation issue

    The first Malta FA Council meeting for season 2015/16 was dominated by a lengthy discussion on the anomalous situation that has surfaced in Gozitan football following the demotion of Nadur Youngsters. Nadur Youngsters, one of the leading clubs on...

  • Kaka leads MLS All-Star side to win over Spurs

    Kaka leads MLS All-Star side to win over Spurs

    Former Brazil international Kaka made the most of his first appearance in the Major League Soccer All-Star Game as he helped lead his team past English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 on Wednesday night. Kaka, who enjoyed a long career...

  • Di Maria ‘close’ to PSG move

    Di Maria ‘close’ to PSG move

    Laurent Blanc claims Paris St Germain are close to completing the signing of Manchester United midfielder Angel Di Maria. United’s tour of the United States ended on a disappointing note in the early hours of yesterday morning as they lost 2-0 to...

  • Football news

    River Plate moved into position to claim a third Libertadores Cup title on Wednesday when the Argentine side held Tigres to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of the final, giving them the edge going into the home fixture in Buenos Aires next...

  • Sporting briefs

    Mbemba: Newcastle have announced the signing of Chancel Mbemba and hope he will be granted a work permit in time to start the Premier League season at the club. The 20-year-old DR Congo defender was granted governing body endorsement (GBE) at a...

  • Floriana FC settles differences with former president

    Floriana football club said today it reached an out of court settlement with Johann Said, covering all legal disputes. In 2012, Johann Said, who spearheaded the Greens between 2009 and 2011, obtained a garnishee order against the club. Last...

  • Qormi Football Club president resigns

    Qormi Football Club president Redino Apap has resigned with immediate effect. He told the club the main reasons behind his decisions were the lack of enthusiasm and commitment from supporters. He will remain a committee member.

  • Platini to stand for president

    Platini to stand for president

    UEFA president Michel Platini ended weeks of uncertainty yesterday when he announced that he would stand for the presidency of FIFA in place of outgoing Sepp Blatter. The former French international, who has been UEFA president since 2007 and a...

  • Prince Ali says Platini candidacy is ‘not good for FIFA’

    Former FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan yesterday described Michel Platini’s decision to stand for the post in February’s election as “not good for FIFA.” UEFA president Platini announced earlier in the day that he...

  • Rowen Muscat happy to stay put for now

    Rowen Muscat happy to stay put for now

    Rowen Muscat is determined to make a big impact at Birkirkara this season but the Malta midfielder still has strong ambitions to play abroad in the future despite signing a new four-year deal with the FA Trophy winners. The 24-year-old had an...

  • Kristensen invited for Trapani trial

    Kristensen invited for Trapani trial

    Bjorn Kristensen has been invited to go for a trial with Italian club Trapani. Sources told Times of Malta that the Serie B outfit are very keen on having a closer look at the Malta international after receiving some positive recommendations about...

  • Bologna consider Balotelli move

    Promoted Bologna could offer Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli the opportunity to rekindle his career in Serie A. The 24-year-old scored just one Premier League goal in his first season at Anfield and the Italy international’s position has been...

  • Higuain backed to shine for Napoli

    Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri feels Gonzalo Higuain has plenty more to offer the club amid reports linking the Argentina striker with a move to the English Premier Lea-gue this summer. The 27-year-old has scored 35 Serie A goals in his two years...

  • Chelsea end tour in US with penalty win over Barcelona

    Chelsea end tour in US with penalty win over Barcelona

    Chelsea finished their pre-season tour of North America by defeating European champions Barcelona 4-2 on penalties after a 2-2 draw over 90 minutes in Washington DC. The Blues converted all four of their spot-kicks in the International Champions...

  • Mourinho targets Benitez over wife’s messy remark

    Jose Mourinho has launched a stinging attack on Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez after the Spaniard’s wife teased the Chelsea boss by saying her husband was always having to tidy up messes left by the Portuguese. Montserrat Seara triggered the...

  • Aulas anticipates tough PSG clash

    Aulas anticipates tough PSG clash

    Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has warned coach Hubert Fournier that Saturday’s Trophee des Champions against Paris St Germain is anything but a friendly. Fournier, along with several members of his coaching staff, signed new contracts last week...

  • Kane delivers the goals for improved Spurs

    Kane delivers the goals for improved Spurs

    Swansea City succeeded in jumping four places from the previous term by finishing eighth at the end of the 2014-15 Premier League campaign. However, the Welsh side failed narrowly missed out on qualification to the Europa League. Tottenham will be...

  • Urpani hits hat-trick against Barry Town

    Urpani hits hat-trick against Barry Town

    The Barry Town tourney in May 1961 came too late in the season to create much of an interest. Before flying to Malta, the Welsh team were boosted with the presence of Wales international Colin Webster and Reg Davies, of Swansea City. These two...

  • Football news

    Barcelona full-back Douglas has suffered a hamstring injury that is likely to keep him out for two months, the club said yesterday. The Brazilian, who was given little playing time by coach Luis Enrique last season, went off in the first half of...