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  • Birkirkara floor champs to win FA Trophy

    Birkirkara floor champs to win FA Trophy

    Hibernians - 0 Birkirkara - 2 Birkirkara produced a brilliant performance to see off champions Hibernians in the final of the FA Trophy. Goals from Argentine defender Mauricio Mazzetti and Brazilian forward Rafael Ledesma earned Birkirkara a...

  • Hibs on double mission

    Hibs on double mission

    The four men on the panel did their best to emphasise the respect that exists between the clubs they represent. Hibernians talisman Andrew Cohen and Paul Fenech, the Bir-kirkara captain, espoused the notion that their teams have been the best this...

  • Gaucci keen to hand coaching job to Luis Oliveira

    Former Belgium international Luis Oliveira has emerged as one of the leading candidates to take over as coach of Premier League club Floriana. The Greens are searching for a new coach after Italian Giovanni Tedesco quit his post earlier this...

  • Chelsea’s Mourinho is manager of the year

    Chelsea’s Mourinho is manager of the year

    Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has been named Premier League manager of the season. Mourinho guided Chelsea to their first Premier League title in five years earlier this month which completed a domestic double, the Blues having beaten Tottenham in...

  • Sterling will see out contract – Rodgers

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers expects Raheem Sterling to see out the remaining two years of his contract despite claims made by the winger’s agent that the England international will snub any new deal. Sterling’s future has been the subject of...

  • Difficult for Hull to survive

    Difficult for Hull to survive

    The fate of Hull City in the English Premier League will be decided on the final day of the season tomorrow, when they host Manchester United at the KC Stadium. The Tigers must beat the Red Devils and hope Newcastle fail to have the better of West...

  • I want to continue at Real , Ancelotti says

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti will discuss his future with the club after today’s final La Liga game at home to Getafe and said he wants to stay on despite a season without a major trophy. Speculation that Real president Florentino Perez is...

  • Roma and Lazio vie for second spot

    Roma and Lazio vie for second spot

    All eyes will be on the Stadio Olimpico in the penultimate round of Serie A when Lazio host Roma in a game that could decide second place. Roma are second in the standings but just one point clear of third-placed Lazio. The side that does finish...

  • France beat Germany in U-17 final

    France won the UEFA U-17 Championship for the second time by overpowering Germany 4-1 helped by Odsonne Edouard’s hat-trick in an entertaining final in the Bulgarian city of Burgas, yesterday. France, who also triumphed in 2004, went ahead just...

  • Prince Ali makes World Cup proposal

    The sole remaining challenger to Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency has promised to increase the number of World Cup finals places from 32 to 36 in time for the 2018 World Cup if he wins next week’s election. Prince Ali Bin al Hussein also...

  • Football news

    Tomas Rosicky is set to stay at Arsenal next season. The 34-year-old Czech has been on the fringes of the squad this season, making only five starts in the Premier League. However, Arsene Wenger in-sisted the former Borussia Dortmund playmaker...

  • Sporting briefs

    Cluj: Cash-strapped former Romanian league champions CFR Cluj have won an appeal against a 24-point deduction, the club said yesterday after a decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). In February, Cluj were penalised because of their...

  • Updated: Government closely following match fixing allegations by Maltese abroad

    Updated: Government closely following match fixing allegations by Maltese abroad

    The government is closely following the case about the alleged involvement of Maltese nationals in match fixing abroad, it said this evening. Brothers Adrian and Robert Farrugia are among 50 people being investigated by Italian police over alleged...

  • Hibs, Birkirkara coaches upbeat ahead of FA Trophy final

    Hibs, Birkirkara coaches upbeat ahead of FA Trophy final

    Champions Hibernians and Birkirkara will contest the final honour of the domestic season when they meet in the FA Trophy final tomorrow at the National Stadium (kick-off 5pm). On a high after their emphatic title success, Hibernians are aiming for...

  • Financial Fair Play ‘here to stay’ says Platini

    Financial Fair Play ‘here to stay’ says Platini

    Michel Platini has confirmed that changes have been proposed to UEFA’s break-even rules, known as Financial Fair Play (FFP), though he did not repeat the suggestion he previously made that they would be relaxed. The UEFA president told a French...

  • Van Praag and Figo withdraw from FIFA race

    Van Praag and Figo withdraw from FIFA race

    Luis Figo and Michael van Praag pulled out of the FIFA presidential election race yesterday, leaving Jordan‘s Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein as the only challenger to incumbent and favourite Sepp Blatter. Figo went out with a bang as he launched a...

  • Amnesty report says Qatar still failing migrant workers

    Qatar, host of the 2022 World Cup, is doing little to improve conditions for migrant workers despite promising reform last year, Amnesty International said yesterday, but Doha said several of the allegations were inaccurate. Amnesty said little...

  • Juve even closer to ‘dream’ treble

    Juve even closer to ‘dream’ treble

    Juventus have their hands on two trophies and there is just one more to go following their Coppa Italia triumph over Lazio on Wednesday Juventus, the Serie A champions, beat Lazio 2-1 in Wednesday night’s final in Rome, with Alessandro Matri...

  • Xavi quits Barca for Qatar

    Barcelona midfielder and captain Xavi confirmed yesterday he will leave his boyhood club at the end of the season and has agreed to join Qatari side Al Sadd after a glittering career stretching over 17 seasons. The 35-year-old former Spain...

  • ‘Best two teams to contest final’

    ‘Best two teams to contest final’

    As the eagerly-awaited FA Trophy final draws closer, Andrew Cohen and Paul Fenech, the captains of Hibernians and Birkirkara respectively, are unified in their conviction that the “the best two teams this season” are contesting tomorrow’s showdown...

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