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  • Spotlight on parents’ role in Malta FA educational course

    Spotlight on parents’ role in Malta FA educational course

    The Malta FA Technical Centre is organising a course for parents of young players as part of its commitment to broaden its football education to all the stakeholders. “As coaches and players are more educated about the game, the parent needs to be...

  • Football news

    Stoke City’s record signing Peter Crouch is ready to commit his long-term future to the club. The 33-year-old England striker is now into the final 12 months of the four-year deal he agreed when Stoke signed him in the August 2011 transfer...

  • Sporting briefs

    Banned: A senior figure in Asian football has been banned for five years for “soliciting and accepting” bribes from former FIFA executive Mohamed Bin Hammam. Ganbold Buyannemekh, the head of the Mongolian FA and a former member of the Asian...

  • From villains to heroes

    From villains to heroes

    The country came to a standstill on Monday night as Malta took on Italy. Around 17,000 fans flocked to the National Stadium to witness this David-vs-Goliath duel. Thousands more watched on their television screens. Football is like religion in our...

  • Media lambasts Conte’s Azzurri

    Media lambasts Conte’s Azzurri

    The Italian media came down heavily on Antonio Conte and his players yesterday for failing to impose their superiority over the Maltese team in a hard-earned 1-0 win at the National Stadium. The leading sports dailies all highlighted Graziano...

  • Ireland stun Germany with late equaliser

    Ireland stun Germany with late equaliser

    Ireland stunned World Cup winners Germany with a stoppage time equaliser by John O’Shea on his 100th appearance to draw 1-1 in their Euro 2016 qualifier last night. The Germans were in complete command, as they had been in their 2-0 defeat to...

  • Holders Spain fail to qualify for finals

    Spain will not defend their European Under-21 Championship title in the Czech Republic next summer after they were beaten in the qualification play-offs by Serbia yesterday. The Spaniards had won the tournament in 2011 and 2013 but, after a...

  • Argentina beat Hong Kong 7-0 in one-sided encounter

    Argentina bounced back from their weekend defeat to bitter rivals Brazil with a 7-0 rout of Hong Kong in yesterday’s international friendly in the Far East. Coach Gerardo Martino overhauled his starting line-up from the one that succumbed to two...

  • Marsh defends Reds approach

    First team coach Mike Marsh insists Liverpool’s approach to training and recovery will not change despite approaching a busy schedule. The club’s training methods were criticised by England manager Roy Hodgson in the continuing fall-out from...

  • Neymar scores all four as Brazil rout Japan

    Neymar scores all four as Brazil rout Japan

    Neymar (picture) scored all four goals in a sumptuous display for Brazil as the five-times world champions routed an under-strength Japan 4-0 in a friendly in Singapore yesterday to maintain Dunga’s perfect start since returning as coach. Neymar...

  • Torino must stick together to regain winning form

    Torino must stick together to regain winning form

    Torino started the season full of promises but so far the Maroons have been rather erratic, collecting only five points from their first six outings and the side is still in search of their first home win. There are various reasons justifying...

  • Suarez will be ready for Real return, says Barca director

    Suarez will be ready for Real return, says Barca director

    All eyes will be on Luis Suarez (picture) when he returns for Barcelona in the ‘Clasico’ this month and despite his four-month biting ban, sports director Andoni Zubi-zarreta expects him to be ready to face Real Madrid. Barca’s marquee signing...

  • Football news

    Roy Keane has revealed he will quit his role as assistant manager at Aston Villa if it affects his work with the Republic of Ireland. Keane was already assistant to Republic boss Martin O’Neill before he took his role working with Paul Lambert at...

  • Sporting briefs

    Grealish: Rising Aston Villa star Jack Grealish has committed his future to the club by signing a new four-year deal. The 19-year-old academy product has made his breakthrough with Villa this season, coming on as a substitute in four Premier...

  • Spirited Malta stand tall in little-large clash with Italy

    Spirited Malta stand tall in little-large clash with Italy

    Malta 0Italy 1Pelle 23; When Michael Mifsud was given his marching orders after only 27 minutes, fears of a humiliating defeat engulfed the packed National Stadium last night. Malta were trailing to Graziano Pelle’s debut goal when Mifsud was...

  • Mifsud slams ref’s red card decision

    Mifsud slams ref’s red card decision

    Pietro Ghedin (Malta coach) “I’m proud of my players... they gave their all tonight and deserved the warm applause of the crowd at the end of the match. “Michael Mifsud’s dismissal was a 50/50 challenge. I have my doubts on the red card...

  • Holland slump to first loss to Iceland

    Holland slump to first loss to Iceland

    Holland’s World Cup hangover continues to linger and they remain off the pace in their bid to qualify for Euro 2016 after a 2-0 loss in Iceland, last night. The Scandinavians – boosted by a Gylfi Sigurdsson brace – have nine points from nine in...

  • UEFA encouraged by ‘constructive’ discussions with top clubs – Platini

    UEFA president Michel Platini described a meeting with officials of Europe’s top clubs over the thorny issue of Financial Fair Play (FFP) yesterday as “constructive” and “encouraging”. Platini hosted the meeting in Nyon to discuss the evolution of...

  • Free-scoring Alcacer shows Costa the way for Spain

    Free-scoring Alcacer shows Costa the way for Spain

    While Diego Costa stuttered before getting his first goal for Spain against Luxembourg on Sunday, youngster Paco Alcacer is leading from the front for the new-look team in Euro 2016 qualifying. The 21-year-old Valencia striker scored on his...

  • Garcia chastises FIFA over secrecy

    FIFA’s chief ethics investigator Michael Garcia has criticised the culture of secrecy at the world governing body and called for greater transparency. Garcia, who has been investigating the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, said he...

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