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  • Clarke’s reforms get thumbs up at Wembley

    The Football Association has agreed to implement the most radical reforms to how it is run in decades at a meeting of its shareholders at Wembley. Championed by FA chairman Greg Clarke, the reforms mean the governing body will now meet the new...

  • FA votes for retrospective bans for diving

    The English Football Association has voted in favour of introducing retrospective bans for players who dive or feign injury from next season. The new offence of ‘successful deception of a match official’ is based on a law already used in Scotland...

  • Qatar’s inaugural air-conditioned stadium completed

    Qatar’s inaugural   air-conditioned  stadium completed

    The first venue for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has been completed, including the installation of cooling technology that was at the heart of the Arabian country’s bid for the tournament. First built in 1976, Doha’s Khalifa International Stadium...

  • Birkirkara girls seal double

    Birkirkara completed a clean sweep of honours as they lifted the Women’s KO cup after beating Kirkop United 2-0 in the final, at the Centenary Stadium, on Wednesday. Midfielder Kim Parnis and skipper Stephania Farrugia scored quickfire goals to...

  • Football news

    A top-flight soccer game in Sweden has been postponed after a player was offered a large sum of money to help fix the result of the match, Sweden’s Football Association said yesterday. The game between IFK Gothenburg and AIK, two of Sweden’s...

  • Sporting briefs

    Weigl: Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Weigl could miss the start of next season after undergoing successful surgery on a broken ankle. The Germany international, 21, sustained the injury in Dortmund’s clash against Augsburg in the Bundesliga...

  • Harry Kane helps Spurs thrash Leicester

    Harry Kane helps Spurs thrash Leicester

    A rampant Harry Kane netted four goals and Son Heung-min scored twice as Tottenham Hotspur thrashed Leicester City 6-1 in an entertaining Premier League clash last night. Already certain of finishing second behind champions Chelsea, Spurs played...

  • Premier League, UEFA meet to settle row over fixture clashes

    Premier League, UEFA meet to settle row over fixture clashes

    Premier League executive chairman Richard Scudamore met UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin for the first time on Tuesday to discuss how to avoid fixture clashes between domestic games and European club competitions. Scheduling has become an...

  • Birkirkara girls make it a league and cup double

    Birkirkara girls make it a league and cup double

    Birkirkara girls football team beat Kirkop United 2-0 in the final of the MFA Women's Knock-Out last night, winning the league and a cup double. Midfielder Kim Parnis and skipper Stephania Farrugia scored quickfire goals to wrap up a brilliant...

  • The demise of a great player

    The demise of a great player

    They don’t come any bigger than Ronnie Cocks. That is why when I heard the news earlier this week that the great Sliema Wanderers and Malta player had passed away, I was shocked to the core. Cocks was a player I always admired. Not only for his...

  • Germany to use ‘prospect squad’ in Confederations Cup

    Germany to use  ‘prospect squad’ in Confederations Cup

    World champions Germany will be without over half a dozen stalwarts, including Manuel Neuer, Mats Hummels and Marco Reus, at next month’s Confederations Cup, to give them a longer summer break ahead of their World Cup title defence. Coach Joachim...

  • Football news

    Arsenal players want Alexis Sanchez to stay at the club next season, defender Laurent Koscielny has said. Sanchez has scored 28 goals in 49 appearances this season despite not being an out-and-out striker, but media reports have suggested he is...

  • Sporting briefs

    Ronaldo: An insatiable Cristiano Ronaldo fired Real Madrid to a 4-1 win over Celta Vigo last night to take Zinedine Zidane’s side three points clear at the top of La Liga and within touching distance of winning a first league title in five years.

  • Juventus win Coppa Italia to keep treble dream alive

    Juventus win Coppa Italia to keep treble dream alive

    Juventus beat Lazio to win a third successive Italian Cup final as goals from Dani Alves and Leonardo Bonucci kept them on course for a treble this season with a 2-0 victory in the Olympic Stadium. The Turin side, who are on the verge of winning a...

  • Man United held by Southampton in 0-0 stalemate

    Man United held by Southampton in 0-0 stalemate

    SOUTHAMPTON 0 MANCHESTER UNITED 0 Southampton and a makeshift Manchester United fought out a goalless draw in a tepid Premier League clash in a repeat of the League Cup final. The result did neither side any favours as Southampton, beaten by...

  • ELeague run brightens United’s financial outlook

    ELeague run brightens United’s financial outlook

    A run to the final of the Europa League helped English club Manchester United to raise its revenue and profit forecast for 2016-17 and winning the trophy would boost its finances for next season by unlocking a place in the Champions League. United...

  • John Terry mulls retirement after Sunderland match

    Chelsea captain John Terry is assessing whether to retire from football after the Premier League champions’ final game of the season against Sunderland on Sunday. The 36-year-old has watched most of Chelsea’s title-winning campaign from the bench...

  • Jardim not taking title for granted

    Jardim not taking title for granted

    Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim has warned his side against complacency when they host St Etienne tonight looking to wrap up the Ligue 1 trophy. The principality side only need one point from their final two matches to secure their first top-flight...

  • Ronaldo could take Real to brink of league title in Vigo

    In-form striker Cristiano Ronaldo will try to take Real Madrid to the brink of the Spanish title tonight against Celta Vigo. Madrid would move three points clear of Barcelona at the top of LaLiga with a victory in Galicia ahead of the season...

  • Pope hosts Juve, Lazio players

    Pope hosts Juve, Lazio players

    Pope Francis met with the players and officials of Juventus and Lazio ahead of tonight’s Coppa Italia final to be played at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, yesterday. Juventus are chasing the first treble in the club’s history. They are just one win...