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  • Tottenham out of Europa League after Dele Alli sees red in draw with Gent

    Tottenham out of Europa League after Dele Alli sees red in draw with Gent

    Tottenham bowed out of the Europa League as they drew 2-2 with Gent and had Dele Alli sent off at Wembley to lose 3-2 on aggregate. Mauricio Pochettino's side, trailing 1-0 after their first-leg defeat in Belgium, made a positive start when...

  • Claudio Ranieri sacked as Leicester manager

    Claudio Ranieri sacked as Leicester manager

    Leicester have sacked manager Claudio Ranieri less than a year after their incredible run to the Premier League title. With the Foxes hovering just one point above the relegation zone, the Italian was relieved of his duties after the team...

  • Malta’s first international football match

    Malta’s first international football match

    It will be 60 years tomorrow since the first international football match played by Malta. The match against Austria was played at the Empire Stadium in Gzira to a sell-out crowd. The Austrians won the game 3-2 after a late rally by Joe...

  • Africa tells FIFA it wants 10 places at 2026 World Cup

    Africa will be looking to double the number of places it has at an expanded World Cup, the continent’s football association presidents have told soccer’s world governing body FIFA. Africa wants at least 10 spots in the 48-team World Cup that FIFA...

  • We could have scored more, says Atletico coach Simeone

    Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone praised his team for perfectly executing his game plan in their 4-2 Champions League victory at Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday and said the scoreline should have been even higher. Atletico ripped the Leverkusen...

  • Attack is best form of defence for Guardiola

    Attack is best form of defence for Guardiola

    Facing Europe’s most potent strikeforce would cause some managers to man the barricades but for Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola there was only one option in Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Monaco – “attack, attack, attack”. As it turned...

  • The 1938-39 Riga FK tourney

    The 1938-39 Riga FK tourney

    Riga FK were founded in 1923. By the time the Latvian club came to Malta in December 1938 for the Christmas Tourney they had already won the domestic championship eight times and the cup twice. Riga were virtually unknown but this did not stop the...

  • Rooney agent in China for talks on possible move

    Rooney agent in China for talks on possible move

    Wayne Rooney's agent Paul Stretford is in China to see if he can negotiate a deal for the England captain to leave Manchester United, according to reports. A month on from becoming United's all-time top scorer, speculation is growing that the...

  • Khedira confident Juve can end 21-year wait for European glory

    Khedira confident Juve can end 21-year wait for European glory

    Sami Khedira believes this could be the season that Juventus end their 21-year wait for a third European title after the Italian side beat Porto 2-0 away in their Champions League last-16 first leg match last night. Marko Pjaca and Dani Alves came...

  • Football news

    Everton midfielder Ross Barkley is determined to reach double figures in both goals and assists by the end of the Premier League season, the 23-year-old has said. Barkley has been playing in a more advanced midfield role under manager Ronald...

  • Sporting briefs

    FA Cup: Chelsea will tackle Manchester United in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup on Monday, March 13 at 8:45pm. All four ties are set to be televised, with non-league Lincoln’s trip to Arsenal scheduled for Saturday, March 11, kicking off at the...

  • Paul Fenech to sit out Mosta clash

    Balzan will be without Paul Fenech for tomorrow’s league clash against Mosta at the National Stadium. The MFA Disciplinary Commissioner handed a one-match ban Fenech after he picked up a fourth yellow card in his team’s 2-1 defeat to Sliema...

  • Real stunned by Valencia

    Real Madrid suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat at struggling Valencia yesterday as they missed the opportunity to extend their lead at the top of La Liga after losing for only the second time in the league this season. Simone Zaza, who endured an...

  • Juventus close in on quarters as substitutes see off Porto

    Juventus close in on quarters as substitutes see off Porto

    Juventus edged closer to the Champions League quarter-finals after second-half goals from substitutes Marko Pjaca and Dani Alves earned them a 2-0 away win at 10-man Porto in their last 16 first-leg tie. Porto's downfall was partly self-inflicted...

  • United ease past St Etienne but suffer injury blows

    United ease past St Etienne but suffer injury blows

    Manchester United strolled into the Europa League last 16 despite having Eric Bailly sent off after Henrikh Mkhitaryan's first-half goal secured a resounding 4-0 aggregate victory over St Etienne. The only negatives in a comfortable win for United...

  • St Etienne coach not giving up hope of turning tie around

    St Etienne coach not giving  up hope of turning tie around

    St Etienne coach Christophe Galtier does not believe the 3-0 loss at Manchester United is an “insurmountable handicap” and pledged to go for the jugular in the Europa League return leg. Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s hat-trick and the battle between the...

  • Liverpool announce plans to leave Melwood training ground for Kirkby

    Liverpool announce plans to leave Melwood training ground for Kirkby

    English Premier League side Liverpool announced plans today that will see the first team leave their long-time training base in Melwood and move to a redeveloped site in Kirkby, where their youth academy is located. Melwood, the training ground of...

  • Allegri downplays Juve’s favourites tag

    Allegri downplays Juve’s favourites tag

    Juve’s rampant domestic form doesn’t make them Champions League favourites, according to coach Massimiliano Allegri, but the Serie A leaders are looking increasingly unstoppable before they meet FC Porto in the first leg of their round of 16...

  • Middle finger gesture costs Ancelotti €5,000

    Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti will face no further action over an offensive gesture he made following his side’s 1-1 draw at Hertha Berlin on Saturday. The Bundesliga leaders announced that an investigation has been dropped by the German...

  • Leicester must not lose at Sevilla, says Zieler

    Leicester City goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler has warned his team that they must avoid defeat in Sevilla in the first leg of their last 16 tie today to have any hope of avoiding a premature exit from the Champions League. Leicester finished top of...

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