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  • Sporting briefs

    Milito: Former Inter striker Diego Milito, currently at Argentine outfit Racing Club, will retire from football today. The 36-year-old has spent the last three seasons with Racing Club. He will hang up his boots at the end of the game against...

  • New Malta FA Trophy unveiled

    New Malta FA Trophy unveiled

    The new Malta Football Association FA Trophy was unveiled during the football awards ceremony last night.  It is being manufactured by renowned silversmiths Thomas Lyte of London. The new FA Trophy, which is partly-financed by the English FA,...

  • Mazzarri to manage Watford

    Italian Walter Mazzarri will manage Watford in the English Premier League next season after the club confirmed the former Inter Milan coach as the replacement for Quique Sanchez Flores. The 54-year-old, who has also coached Napoli and Sampdoria,...

  • Vintage Briffa voted ‘best in class’

    Vintage Briffa voted ‘best in class’

    An excellent season for Roderick Briffa ended on a triumphant note yesterday as the Valletta midfielder claimed the Malta FA Footballer of the Year award for the second time in his career. Briffa was a runaway winner as he garnered 123 points...

  • Gary Neville chips in with generous donation

    Gary Neville chips in with generous donation

    Gary Neville (picture, left) has further endeared himself to local Manchester United fans after making a substantial cash donation towards the Maltese supporters branch’s drive to acquire their current premises in Sta Venera. Confirmation of...

  • Brendan Rodgers is new manager at Celtic

    Brendan Rodgers is new manager at Celtic

    Brendan Rodgers (picture) vowed to make his mark in Europe with Celtic after being named as the new Parkhead boss. The 43-year-old’s appointment on a 12-month rolling contract was announced by the Premiership champions and he will meet the media...

  • Italy bestows honour on Ranieri

    Claudio Ranieri has received an honour from the Italian President after the soccer manager led rank outsiders Leicester City to the top of the English Premier League. Ranieri, a native of Rome, was made a “Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of...

  • FIFA ethics body wants two-year suspension forex-DFB chief Niersbach

    FIFA ethics body wants two-year suspension forex-DFB chief Niersbach

    Former German football federation (DFB) chief Wolfgang Niersbach faces a possible two-year ban from soccer following an investigation by FIFA into alleged irregularities over the awarding of the 2006 World Cup. Niersbach, who still sits on the...

  • Gunners would be champs if shots against the woodwork went in

    Arsenal would have won the Premier League title if every one of their shots which hit the woodwork this season had gone in, the Premier League has revealed. The Gunners hit the frame of the goal 21 times in their 38 matches, two more than any...

  • Scottish Cup final in numbers

    Rangers are no strangers to Scottish Cup success but have not lifted the oldest trophy in world football since 2009. Hibernian’s run of woe in the competition, however, stretches back more than a century. Here, PA Sport takes a look at the numbers...

  • Van Gaal’s Man. United target redemption after poor season

    Van Gaal’s Man. United target redemption after poor season

    Manchester United will be extra motivated to beat Crystal Palace and lift the FA Cup at Wembley Stadium, this evening. If United succeed in claiming the honour, they will share the record with Arsenal in the all-time winners’ list with 12 FA Cup...

  • Juve’s Pogba urges caution ahead of Milan showdown

    Juve’s Pogba urges caution ahead of Milan showdown

    Paul Pogba has warned his Juventus team-mates not to take anything for granted in this evening’s Coppa Italia final. Juve are heavy favourites as they take on Milan at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico bidding to become the first side to complete successive...

  • Hibs make it a double

    Hibs make it a double

    Hibernians, the dominant force of women’s football on our shores, crowned another successful season in Malta FA competitions after beating Luxol Raiders 2-0 in the KO final at the Centenary Stadium, earlier this week. The Paolites had just wrapped...

  • Sporting briefs

    Rednic: Dinamo Bucharest coach Mircea Rednic has quit after reaching an agreement with the 18-times Romanian champions to end his deal, which was about to expire on June 30, he said yesterday. The departure of the 54-year-old much-travelled...

  • Football news

    Serie B hotshot Gianluca Lapa-dula can imagine himself playing alongside newly crowned Premier League champion Jamie Vardy in Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester team. Before yesterday’s last match of the regular season, the 26-year-old from Turin had...

  • Valletta midfielder Briffa named MFA footballer of the year

    Valletta midfielder Briffa named MFA footballer of the year

    Valletta midfielder Roderick Briffa has been named MFA footballer of the year for season 2015/16. Briffa, who had also won this coveted award in season 2010/11, was instrumental in Valletta's march to the BOV Premier League title. He succeeds...

  • Gary Neville donates €150,000 to local United supporters club

    Gary Neville donates €150,000 to local United supporters club

    England national team assistant manager Gary Neville has donated €150,000 to local United supporters club to help them buy their current premises in Sta Venera. The announcement of his donation was made during the extraordinary general meeting of...

  • Former France winger Ginola recovering after surgery

    Former France winger Ginola recovering after surgery

    Former France winger David Ginola is recovering in hospital after undergoing a quadruple heart bypass surgery, French and British media reported. Ginola collapsed during a celebrity golf day on the French Riviera yesterday and was taken by...

  • Roberto Di Matteo in Villa’s sights after Xia’s takeover

    Roberto Di Matteo in Villa’s sights after Xia’s takeover

    Aston Villa are expected to step up their move for Roberto Di Matteo after Chinese businessman Tony Xia completed his takeover. Villa confirmed in a statement that former owner Randy Lerner’s reign had finally come to a close following the deal...

  • Defender Caruana ruled out of Malta friendlies

    Defender Caruana ruled out of Malta friendlies

    Defender Jonathan Caruana has been ruled out of Malta’s upcoming friendly games against the Czech Republic (May 27) and Austria (May 31) as the Valletta captain is currently sidelined with a back problem. Caruana has been absent from training...