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  • Three-goal Gzira added to Pembroke's woes

    Three-goal Gzira added to Pembroke's woes

    GZIRA UNITED-3, PEMBROKE ATHLETA-0 Gzira United gained their second win of the season after hammering Pembroke Athleta 3-0. Missing a host of regular players through injury and suspension, Gzira United appeared to be facing an uphill battle but...

  • Maldini supporting son at Hibs Ground

    Maldini supporting son at Hibs Ground

    Milan legend Paolo Maldini is at the Hibernians Ground this evening to support his son Christian who is playing for Ħamrun. He arrived in Malta yesterday afternoon on a flight from LInate. Ħamrun Spartans are playing Tarxien Rainbows.

  • Modest Gollcher led by example

    Modest Gollcher led by example

    It is always sad to write obituaries. It seems that when one of our old football heroes departs, a part of me dies with him. It certainly felt so after the demise of Alex Gollcher who passed away last week and with him died a lot of what is fine...

  • London the perfect choice for 2020 climax – Ceferin

    London the perfect choice for 2020 climax – Ceferin

    New UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin believes London is the perfect choice to stage the climax to Euro 2020 after 12 other cities across the continent host earlier matches, he said yesterday. Under the controversial format being used for the...

  • Goalkeeping coach Tabone passes away

    Goalkeeping coach Tabone passes away

    The Maltese football community woke up to the sad news yesterday that goalkeepers’ trainer Mark Tabone (picture, right) had passed away after a long illness. Tabone, from Valletta, was well-known in local football circles having worked as...

  • Football news

    West Ham legend Billy Bonds has claimed the club’s new London Stadium “isn’t a football ground”. The Hammers moved into the former 2012 Olympic Stadium in Stratford ahead of the new season, but there have been a number of problems since the switch...

  • Wales beat Malta to avoid bottom place in group

    Malta 0Wales 3 Wales won the clash to avoid bottom place in Group 10 of the UEFA U-17 Championship following a 3-0 win over Malta at the Duarte Municipal Stadium, in Coimbra, Portugal, yesterday. Both sides came to the match with no points to show...

  • Sporting briefs

    Busquets: Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets will sign a new five-year contract with the Spanish champions. A statement published on Barca’s official website said Busquets, 28, would commit his future to the Catalan club until June 30, 2021 by...

  • Juventus go top, Napoli frustrated at Genoa

    Juventus go top, Napoli frustrated at Genoa

    Champions Juventus returned to the top of Serie A with a 4-0 home rout of Cagliari, while former leaders Napoli dropped to second after being held to a goalless draw at Genoa. First-half efforts from Daniele Rugani, Gonzalo Higuain and Dani Alves...

  • Man City march on with League Cup win over Swansea

    Man City march on with League Cup win over Swansea

    Manchester City reached the fourth round of the League Cup with a 2-1 win over Swansea City as they continued their imperious start to the season under Pep Guardiola with a ninth straight win in all competitions. Holders City, who have won two of...

  • Determined Greens spoil Valletta's unbeaten start

    Determined Greens spoil Valletta's unbeaten start

    FLORIANA-2, VALLETTA-0 Floriana gained a much-needed boost after beating champions Valletta 2-0 in the first derby of the 2016/17 season. Although Valletta saw more of the ball, Floriana deserved their win as they were the most determined and...

  • St Andrew's hit three past low-key Sliema

    St Andrew's hit three past low-key Sliema

    ST ANDREW'S-3, SLIEMA WANDERERS-0 St Andrew's claimed arguably one of the best results in their history after inflicting a 3-0 defeat on neighbours Sliema Wanderers in today's opening BOV Premier League game at the National Stadium. Although the...

  • Milan legend Paolo Maldini in Malta to watch son play for Ħamrun

    Milan legend Paolo Maldini in Malta to watch son play for Ħamrun

      Milan legend Paolo Maldini arrived in Malta this afternoon on a flight from Linate. He is expected to be at the Hibernians Ground to watch tomorrow's Premier League game between Ħamrun Spartans and Tarxien Rainbows as his son Christian is...

  • City braced for Floriana backlash in derby duel

    City braced  for Floriana  backlash in derby duel

    If recent results are anything to go by, champions Valletta should be regarded as favourites to emerge victorious from their tiff with Floriana but they will be wary of the wounded Greens who will be going all out to put their season back on track...

  • Platini could receive UEFA compensation despite suspension

    Platini could receive UEFA compensation despite suspension

    Michel Platini could receive a pay-off from UEFA despite being banned from the game over a payment from ex-FIFA president Sepp Blatter in 2011. Both men were originally banned for eight years last December but that was reduced to six years by a...

  • Napoli’s strong start fuels title expectations

    Napoli’s  strong start  fuels title  expectations

    Last weekend, Napoli chalked up their third straight league win after beating Bologna 3-1 to go top of the Serie A for the first time this season as champions Juventus lost to Inter and Roma failed to clear a tough hurdle away at...

  • Maturing Icardi impresses Milito

    Maturing Icardi impresses Milito

    Diego Milito believes that Mauro Icardi has matured as a player and is now at the same level of Juventus forward Gonzalo Higuain. Former Inter talisman Milito made his comments after watching his Argentine compatriot score one goal and set up...

  • City boss Guardiola demands an apology before Toure plays again

    Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure will not play for Manchester City again until the Premier League club receive an apology for comments made by his agent, manager Pep Guardiola said yesterday. “He must apologise. If he doesn’t, he won’t play,”...

  • Joey Barton under investigation over alleged Celtic bet

    Joey Barton under investigation over alleged Celtic bet

    Joey Barton is under investigation for allegedly breaking football betting rules, Press Association Sport reported yesterday. The controversial Rangers midfielder was banned from the club on Monday for three weeks after a training ground...

  • Football news

    Jeremie Aliadiere has rejoined Lorient on a free transfer, the Ligue 1 club has confirmed. The 33-year-old former Arsenal, West Ham and Middlesbrough striker was a free agent after spending the last two years with Umm Salal in Qatar. Aliadiere...