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  • Atalanta beat Crotone as unlikely European push continues

    Serie A's surprise package Atalanta moved to within three points of the Champions League places after Andrea Conti's second-half finish secured a 1-0 home victory over struggling Crotone, while Lazio remain hot on their heels after coming from...

  • Chelsea through, Leicester knocked out, Lincoln make history

    Chelsea through, Leicester knocked out, Lincoln make history

    Lincoln City produced a huge FA Cup shock to beat top-flight Burnley 1-0 away and become the first minor league club to reach the quarter-finals for 103 years. On a day of fifth-round toil for the top-flight sides, English champions Leicester...

  • Sliema advance to the last four following win on penalties

    Sliema advance to the last four following win on penalties

    Senglea Athletic: 0 Sliema Wanderers: 0 Penalties: Sliema 3; Senglea 2   Ten-man Sliema Wanderers had to struggle to beat First Division team Senglea Athletic during this afternoon's FA trophy clash. Holders Sliema threatened first when defender...

  • History is made as non-league Lincoln reach FA Cup quarter finals

    History is made as non-league Lincoln reach FA Cup quarter finals

    Sean Raggett's 89th-minute header earned Lincoln another stunning FA Cup upset as they won 1-0 at Burnley to reach the quarter-finals. The National League side gave as good as they got throughout an end-to-end encounter at Turf Moor and got their...

  • Wanderers wary of threat from underdogs Senglea

    Wanderers wary of threat from underdogs Senglea

    The BOV Premier League makes way for the FA Trophy this weekend as eight teams will be vying for a place in the last four of the knock-out competition between today and tomorrow. Holders Sliema Wanderers take centre stage this afternoon when...

  • Activities to mark 60 years from Malta-Austria

    Activities to mark 60 years from Malta-Austria

    On February 24, the Malta Football Association will mark the 60th year since the famous friendly match between Malta and Austria at the Empire Stadium, the national team’s breakthrough on the international scene. The Austrians had won the...

  • CONCACAF to mull joint World Cup bid

    CONCACAF will discuss a possible joint bid for the 2026 World Cup and the governing body’s president also saida planned wall along the US-Mexico border would not present an obstacle to co-hosting the event. Victor Montagliani, speaking to Reuters...

  • Arsenal visit revives old memories for Eastmond

    Arsenal visit revives old memories for Eastmond

    Like most of his team-mates, Sutton United midfielder Craig Eastmond will be looking out for the big names when Arsenal turn up for their FA Cup fifth round on Monday against the minor league side. The difference is that the 26-year-old part-timer...

  • Malta go down to Andorra 2-0

    Malta conceded its first defeat in the UEFA Boys Youth Under-16 Development Mini-Tournament after going down 2-0 to Andorra at the Centenary Stadium. A 1-0 victory over Armenia in their opening game had raised optimism of another positive outcome...

  • Birkirkara beat Hibs 2-1 to move closer to the title 

    Birkirkara beat Hibs 2-1 to move closer to the title 

    Birkirkara edged closer to a sixth Women’s League championship after beating sporting rivals Hibernians 2-1 at the Centenary Stadium, this week. The win saw the Stripes opening a 10-point lead over the Paolites and, with six matches left,...

  • Sporting briefs

    St Etienne: European soccer body UEFA launched disciplinary proceedings against St Etienne on Friday after the French side’s supporters lit flares during their Europa League last-32 first leg match at Manchester United. UEFA said in a statement...

  • Football news

    Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho admitted he was frustrated by his side’s over-confident approach to the first half of the 3-0 Europa League round-of-32 first-leg win over St Etienne. A hat-trick from striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic gave the...

  • Arsenal boss Wenger says future will be settled soon

    Arsenal boss Wenger says future will be settled soon

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said his future would probably be decided “in March or April” as he pondered whether to take up the offer of a contract extension or leave the club he has managed for 20 years at the end of the season. The Frenchman...

  • Real boss Zidane warns against complacency after Napoli stroll

    Real boss Zidane warns against complacency after Napoli stroll

    Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane warned that it was still all to play for in their Champions League last-16 clash against Napoli after the holders strolled to a 3-1 win in the first leg on Wednesday. Real fell behind to an early goal at the...

  • FIFA to encourage co-hosting for 2026

    FIFA to encourage co-hosting for 2026

    FIFA president Gianni Infantino yesterday said he intends to encourage co-hosting for the 2026 soccer World Cup that could divide the tournament up between as many as four countries if possible. “We will encourage co-hosting for the World Cup...

  • Allegri faces juggling act as Juve eye historic title

    Massimiliano Allegri faces a conundrum as he looks to steer Juventus towards their sixth successive league title and the status of legends. While the coach still wants more from his players after they took their winning run to five against...

  • Infantino plays down violence fears in Russia

    FIFA president Gianni Infantino has played down concerns about possible violence at the 2018 World Cup in Russia despite several flashpoints involving their supporters at the 2016 European Championship in France. “I’m not concerned about trouble...

  • Spurs lose at Gent, Roma and United win

    Spurs lose at Gent, Roma and United win

    Tottenham Hotspur’s Europa League campaign got off to a frustrating start as they were beaten 1-0 by mid-table Belgian outfit Gent in their last 32, first leg tie yesterday despite fielding a strong side. Spurs, who have dropped into the...

  • Xewkija Tigers consolidate lead

    Xewkija Tigers consolidate lead

    Xewkija Tigers extended their positive run in the GFA Division One with a 4-1 win over Oratory Youths to open a four-point lead over champions Għajnsielem as the second round nears its completion. Oratory had shocked Xewkija in the corresponding...

  • Football news

    Leading referee Mark Clattenburg is leaving the Premier League after 12 years to work in Saudi Arabia. The 41-year-old Englishman’s move was confirmed by Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL), the organisation which provides and trains...

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