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  • Sporting briefs

    Mandzukic: Atletico Madrid forward Mario Mandzukic could make his return from a fractured nose in around 10 days but will have to wear a protective mask. The Croatia international suffered the injury in Tuesday’s 3-2 Champions League defeat at...

  • Germans draw first blood in rivalry with English foes

    Germans draw first blood in rivalry with English foes

    German teams scored a point – or more accurately, seven – in their rivalry with English clubs this week, coming out on top in two of their three Champions League duels, with the third resulting in a share of the spoils. Bundesliga champions...

  • Samper the latest gem from Barca academy

    Samper the latest gem from Barca academy

    One thing that has stood out during the early stages of Luis Enrique’s stint as Barcelona coach is the faith he is placing in recent graduates from the club’s famed ‘La Masia’ academy. At least in the opening weeks of the season, Luis Enrique is...

  • Germany, Argentina extend lead at the top

    Germany, Argentina extend lead at the top

    World Cup finalists Germany and Argentina have slightly extended their lead over the chasing pack and remain unchallenged at the top of the FIFA world rankings. They are followed in third position by Colombia, who have swapped places with the...

  • FIFA officials told to return watches handed out in Brazil

    FIFA executive committee members are among more than 50 football officials who have been told to return watches, worth an estimated $25,000 each, which were handed out as gifts by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) during the World...

  • Tottenham hold firm at Partizan

    Tottenham hold firm at Partizan

    Tottenham held firm in intimidating conditions to kick off the Europa League group stage with a hard-fought, goalless draw at Partizan Belgrade yesterday. In Zagreb, Algeria’s El Arbi Hilal Soudani scored a first-half hat-trick for Dinamo who...

  • San Siro to host 2016 final

    Milan’s San Siro stadium is to host the 2016 Champions League final, UEFA said yesterday. San Siro will be staging the final for the fourth time, the previous occasion being in 2001 when Bayern Munich beat Valencia on penalties after a 1-1...

  • Edison extends Hibs deal

    Edison extends Hibs deal

    Edison Luis dos Santos ‘Tarabai’ has committed his future to Hibernians after signing a new two-year deal with the early BOV Premier League pace-setters. Edison, who rejoined the Paolites in January 2013 after a short and rather turbulent stint...

  • Xewkija launch title defence with a win

    Xewkija launch title defence with a win

    Champions Xewkija Tigers launched the defence of their GFA Division One title with a 3-1 win over newly-promoted Sannat Lions. The Tigers found it more difficult than expected to secure the three points. It was Sannat who took the lead on 32...

  • Filipov hits hat-trick for debutants Mellieħa

    Filipov hits hat-trick for debutants Mellieħa

    Nikolay Filipov was Mellieħa’s main inspiration as he struck a hat-trick to help his side overcome Msida 8-2 after the first round of matches from the Futsal First Division was played at the Corradino Pavillion. It was a dream start for Mellieħa...

  • Football news

    Alex Pastoor has quit as coach of AZ Alkmaar after just two days in charge in another twist to the saga around Marco van Basten and his stress-related health issues. Pastoor, who was Van Basten’s assistant at the club, swapped roles on Tuesday...

  • Sporting briefs

    Varane: Real Madrid’s France centre-back Raphael Varane has agreed to extend his contract by three years until June 2020, the European champions said. Varane, 21, has made 11 appearances for France and was part of the squad at the World Cup finals...

  • Football

    This weekend’s fixtures from the BOV Division One League: Today: (Centenary Stadium) 19.30 Gżira United vs Rabat Ajax. Tomorrow: (Centenary Stadium) 16.00 Lija Athletic vs St George’s; 18.00 Msida St Joseph vs Melita. Sunday: (Luxol Stadium) 16.00...

  • Last-gasp Boateng goal hands Bayern win over Man. City

    Last-gasp Boateng goal hands Bayern win over Man. City

    A last-gasp goal from defender Jerome Boateng gave Bayern Munich a 1-0 win over Manchester City in their opening Champions League Group E clash yesterday. Chelsea and Paris St Germain experienced a frustrating night after they were held by Schalke...

  • Juve need shake-up to be a formidable force in Europe

    Juve need shake-up to be a formidable force in Europe

    Juventus are likely to need a shake-up at some point this season if they are to mount a serious challenge in the Champions League this season. New coach Massimiliano Allegri has so far been left well alone after inheriting a team which won three...

  • Poor display irks Wenger

    Arsene Wenger was scathing of Arsenal’s performance as they launched their Champions League Group D campaign with a chastening 2-0 defeat at Borussia Dortmund. Ciro Immobile and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck either side of half-time but the...

  • Said ‘surprised’ by MFA president’s comments

    Said ‘surprised’ by MFA president’s comments

    Johann Said, the former president of Premier League club Floriana, has expressed his surprise at the comments made by Malta FA president Norman Darmanin Demajo on Monday. Speaking during a meeting of the MFA Council, Darmanin Demajo said that Said...

  • Malta collapse in second half

    Malta collapse in second half

    Malta 0Switzerland 5 The Maltese women’s national team ended their commitments in the 2015 World Cup qualifiers with another heavy defeat against Switzerland at the Tedesco Stadium. Pierre Brincat’s girls took to the field determined to try and...

  • Benitez expects immediate response in ELeague opener

    Napoli coach Rafael Benitez has demanded an immediate res-ponse from his players in their Europa League Group I opener against Sparta Prague at the Stadio San Paolo tonight. Benitez was left disappointed with his side’s 1-0 home defeat to Chievo...

  • Nugent keen to prove critics wrong

    Nugent keen to prove critics wrong

    One of the three teams promoted to the Premier League are Leicester City, winners of the Championship last season. The Foxes are managed by Nigel Pearson who is in his second spell in charge of the club who play their home games at the King Power...

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