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  • Croatia gets suspended ticket ban, fine for crowd trouble

    Croatia gets suspended ticket ban, fine for crowd trouble

    Croatia's soccer federation has been handed a suspended ban from selling tickets to hooligans and given a 100,000 euros  fine after their team's supporters caused crowd trouble at Euro 2016, UEFA said. The Croatian federation (HNS) was charged...

  • Valletta to face Faroe Islands champions in Europe

    Valletta to face Faroe Islands champions in Europe

    Malta champions Valletta FC will face B36 Tórshavn from the Faroe Islands in the first qualifying round of the Champions League. The first ties will be played on June 28, 29 and July 5 and 6. B36 Tórshavn had knocked out Birkirkara in 2006.  The...

  • Euro 2016: Next Match

  • WATCH: Hundreds of Irish fans serenade French girl

    WATCH: Hundreds of Irish fans serenade French girl

    What a bunch of charmers.  Irish fans enjoying their reputation as Europe's friendliest and most fun-loving group of supporters at Euro 2016 have flexed their vocal chords in an attempt to charm the socks off a French passer-by. In this video...

  • England super-subs primed to start against Slovakia

    England super-subs primed to start against Slovakia

    England coach Roy Hodgson will be strongly tempted to start with Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge in attack against Slovakia tonight after both came off the bench to score in the 2-1 win over Wales. Former England striker Alan Shearer, now a TV...

  • Wales could hit heights or depths in final countdown

    Wales could hit heights or depths in final countdown

    The thousands of Welsh supporters who have brought their nation’s famed singing, not to mention plenty of plastic dragons, to a major tournament after a wait of more than half a century are steeling themselves to hit the heights –or rock bottom –...

  • Italy coach Conte still hammering away at his players

    Italy coach Conte still hammering away at his players

    Italy’s famously demanding coach Antonio Conte is not letting up at his players even after they made sure of a place in the round of 16, and top spot in their group at Euro 2016, with one match to spare. Midfielder Marco Parolo told reporters...

  • Germany will not get time on the ball, says N. Ireland’s Ward

    Jamie Ward has warned Germany’s star midfielders that time on the ball will not be a luxury they are afforded by the industrious Northern Ireland. Michael O’Neill’s men head for Paris this morning ahead of a clash against the world champions the...

  • Euro 2016: Next Match

  • Skrtel’s warning to ’Pool team-mates

    Martin Skrtel has warned his Liverpool team-mates there will be “no such thing as friends” when Slovakia take on England. The 31-year-old shares an Anfield dressing room with Daniel Sturridge, Adam Lallana, Jordan Henderson, Nathaniel Clyne and...

  • Ronaldo receives vote of confidence from Santos

    Ronaldo receives vote of confidence from Santos

    Cristiano Ronaldo will continue to take penalties for Portugal despite losing his touch from the spot for both club and country, coach Fernando Santos said yesterday. Ronaldo, Portugal’s all-time leading scorer, missed a penalty in the 0-0 draw...

  • UEFA charges Hungary, Belgium and Portugal over crowd trouble

    UEFA charges Hungary, Belgium and Portugal over crowd trouble

    UEFA said it is taking disciplinary action against Hungary, Belgium and Portugal after further crowd trouble at three Euro 2016 games on Saturday. The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Committee has charged the Hungarian federation on three...

  • Messi equals record as Argentina, Chile advance to semis

    Messi equals record as Argentina, Chile advance to semis

    Argentina and Chile advanced to the semi-finals of the Copa America on Saturday with Chile beating Mexico 7-0 and Lionel Messi getting a goal in Argentina’s 4-1 win over Venezuela to equal his country’s all-time scoring record. Messi scored in the...

  • Maltese quartet to discover Euro opponents today

    Champions Valletta, Hibernians, Birkirkara and Balzan, the four Maltese clubs taking part in the 2016/17 UEFA competitions, will discover their opponents this afternoon when the draws of the Champions League and Europa League first and second...

  • Football news

    The growing interest in Napoli captain Marek Hamsik has led his agent to declare that “anything could happen” this summer. “After the Euro 2016 match with Russia, I had a number of phone calls,” Juraj Venglos, Hamsik’s agent, was quoted as...

  • Sporting briefs

    Vardy: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted he expects Jamie Vardy to stay at English champions Leicester. The Frenchman appears ready for defeat in his chase for the England striker after the Gunners triggered his £20 million release clause.

  • Switzerland follow France through to last 16 with 0-0 draw

    Switzerland follow France through to last 16 with 0-0 draw

    Switzerland followed France through to the last 16 of Euro 2016 by holding the host nation to a 0-0 draw in their final Group A match after the unlucky French hit the woodwork three times. France had the best chances in a lively first half but the...

  • Albania beat Romania to earn chance of last 16 place

    Albania beat Romania to earn chance of last 16 place

    A goal from striker Armando Sadiku helped Albania to a 1-0 victory over Romania at Euro 2016 to earn their first three points and a chance of advancing to the knockout stages. Sadiku scored Albania's first goal in the finals of a major tournament...

  • Live score: Switzerland vs France

  • Live score: Romania vs Ablania

  • Ronaldo takes selfie with pitch invader

    Ronaldo takes selfie with pitch invader

    Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo might be guilty of posturing and the odd whinge, but this video shows why he continues to be one of the most beloved footballers on the planet. A pitch invader at the end of yesterday's Portugal vs Austria...

  • 24-team Euro exposes Europe's flabby middle

    24-team Euro exposes Europe's flabby middle

    When UEFA decided eight years ago to expand the European Championship from 16 to 24 teams, its then-president Michel Platini promised the standard of the tournament would not drop. "I'm sure that it will not change the technical level," the...