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  • African confederation backs Sheik Salman for FIFA presidency

    Bahrain’s Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa received a major boost in his bid to become the next FIFA president when he received an endorsement from the Confederation of African Football yesterday. The governing body of football in Africa,...

  • Sporting briefs

    Ayew: Aston Villa boss Remi Garde confirmed Jordan Ayew will be fined for his red card at West Ham – as the manager’s striking woes continued. Five-goal forward Ayew was dismissed for an elbow on Aaron Cresswell in Tuesday’s 2-0 defeat at Upton...

  • Football news

    Tottenham Hotspur are in a “tough period” due to their new stadium project, manager Mauricio Pochettino said, citing the experience of rival team Arsenal, who also suffered after the switch to the Emirates Stadium in 2006. Tottenham intend to move...

  • Floriana back to winning ways

    FLORIANA 4 PEMBROKE 2 Substitute Juninho Cabral claimed a late brace as Floriana returned to winning ways in pulsating encounter that produced six goals, three of which in a frenetic last 10 minutes with Floriana having the last laugh to eclipse...

  • Valletta maintain title push

    Valletta maintain title push

    VALLETTA-3, MOSTA-0 Valletta maintained their title push after dismissing the tough challenge of Mosta to open a six-point gap on Hibs who meet Sliema tomorrow. The 3-0 scoreline suggests an easy win for the leaders but they were made to fight...

  • Tarxien cruise to comfortable win

    Tarxien cruise to comfortable win

    TARXIEN RAINBOWS 4 QORMI 0 As expected, Tarxien Rainbows cruised to a comfortable victory over Qormi to take their season’s tally to a healthy 36 points. As the scoreline indicates, a gulf exists between the two sides, with the Tarxien goalkeeper...

  • St Andrew's record first league win

    St Andrew's record first league win

    NAXXAR LIONS-0, ST ANDREW'S-1 St Andrew's obtained their first win in the BOV Premier League after beating fellow relegation strugglers Naxxar Lions this evening. Salomon Wisdom's early goal was enough for the Saints to overcome the Lions'...

  • Birkirkara, Balzan out to stay in touch with front-runners

    Birkirkara, Balzan out to stay in touch with front-runners

    With only two games remaining before the end of the second round, Birkirkara and Balzan will be bidding to stay on the heels of pace-setters Valletta and Hibernians when they meet tomorrow in this weekend’s crunch fixture. Judging by their...

  • Focus on other matches…

    Focus on other matches…

    Naxxar Lions will be looking to pick up more points in their fight against relegation but they are unlikely to have an easy ride as St Andrew’s have upped their game. The Lions come into the match in high spirits after their 5-0 mauling of Qormi...

  • Lazio handed partial stadium closure, fined for racist jeering

    Lazio handed partial stadium closure, fined for racist jeering

    Lazio must partially close the Stadio Olimpico for their next two home games after Wednesday’s Serie A match at home to Napoli was suspended when home fans aimed racist abuse at a visiting player. The club, whose fans were also involved in racist...

  • Juventus winger Cuadrado relieved after ‘difficult’ match

    Juan Cuadrado was a relieved man after Juventus emerged unscathed from a “difficult” match against Genoa to register a record 13th straight Serie A victory. The on-loan Colombia winger crucially cut inside from the right midway through the first...

  • Defiant Neville will not walk away

    Defiant Neville will not walk away

    Gary Neville insisted he would not resign as Valencia coach despite admitting he felt “helpless” during a humiliating 7-0 defeat to Barcelona on Wednesday night. Neville’s team were torn apart in a Copa del Rey semi-final first leg at the Camp Nou...

  • Kompany back in training

    Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has stepped up his comeback from injury after returning to training with the rest of the squad. The club have released images of the 29-year-old back on the training field accompanied with a positive update...

  • Vardy and Kane on the same level as Aguero – Pochettino

    Vardy and Kane on the same level as Aguero – Pochettino

    Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino believes his striker Harry Kane and Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy are on a par with Manchester City’s explosive Argentine forward Sergio Aguero. Vardy, the Premier League’s top scorer with 18 goals this...

  • Għajnsielem consolidate top spot

    Għajnsielem consolidate top spot

    Leaders Għajnsielem recorded their seventh win in the championship after edging Victoria Hotspurs 1-0. The Hotspurs had several new signings in their starting line-up, including strikers Michael Camilleri, formerly of Vittoriosa Stars, and Sunday...

  • Title contenders march on

    Title contenders march on

    Title challengers Luxol St An-drew’s, Ħamrun Spartans and Valletta obtained important victories in the Gatorade Futsal League. Luxol beat Swieqi United 6-0 to maintain their two-point lead over Ħamrun and Valletta. St Andrew’s hit the ground...

  • December delight for Buttigieg

    December delight for Buttigieg

    Xewkija Tigers forward Rodney Buttigieg has been named BOV GFA player of the month for December. Buttigieg stole the show in December as he scored a hat-trick in Xewkija’s 6-3 victory over St Lawrence Spurs in the BOV GFA Cup and struck a...

  • Div. One

    Playing today Centenary Stadium: 7.30pm Melita vs Gżira United. Tomorrow Centenary Stadium: 2pm San Ġwann vs Fgura United; 4.15pm Mqabba vs Rabat Ajax. Tedesco Stadium: 2pm Żebbuġ Rangers vs Gudja United; 4.15pm Pietà Hotspurs vs Senglea...

  • Football news

    Everton midfielder Ross Barkley should no longer be considered a young prospect but regarded as a player who can marshal and inspire his team, manager Roberto Martinez said. The 22-year-old converted two late penalties in his 100th Premier League...

  • Sporting briefs

    Caceres: Martin Caceres career at Juventus could be over after the defender ruptured an Achilles tendon. The 28-year-old Uruguayan, who is out of contract in the summer, could miss eight months of action after tests revealed he had torn the...