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  • MFPA initiative on life after football

    The Malta Football Players Association (MFPA) actively encourages its member to seek out educational opportunities throughout their career to ensure better prospects for their life after football. The players’ union is collaborating with FIFPro...

  • United fans have big part to play says Mourinho

    United fans have big part to play says Mourinho

    Jose Mourinho believes Manchester United’s supporters can help them overcome a difficult build-up to their Europa League last-16 second leg against Rostov. United exited the FA Cup on Monday night as N’Golo Kante’s strike condemned Mourinho’s men...

  • Birkirkara’s Malan to miss Sliema match

    Birkirkara will be without striker Gonzalo Malan for the Premier League clash against Sliema Wanderers as the Uruguayan was suspended by the MFA Disciplinary Commissioner yesterday. Malan picked up his fourth booking of the season during his team...

  • FIFA ethics chiefs facing uncertain future – sources

    The two FIFA ethics chiefs responsible for banning some of the sport’s most prominent figures following a corruption scandal face an uncertain future and may not have their mandates renewed, sources with knowledge of the matter have told...

  • Floriana’s Grand Triple crown

    There was a time when Maltese football was dominated by Floriana and Sliema Wanderers. The situation persisted into the late Fifties albeit with the emergence of Valletta and Hibernians the picture began to change. Season1957-58 was a particularly...

  • Football news

    Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli said it would take him a while to digest the 2-0 defeat at Leicester on Tuesday which sent his team out of the Champions League last 16 stage and threatened to unravel a season that had promised so much. The defeat at...

  • Sporting briefs

    Remiro: Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Alejandro Remiro was rushed to hospital yesterday with head trauma, the club said. According to Spanish sports daily Marca, Remiro was treated in a mobile intensive care ambulance at the club’s Lezama training...

  • Monaco turn to Falcao to oust Manchester City

    Monaco turn to Falcao to oust Manchester City

    Monaco owe most of their recent success to their young guns, but when they face Manchester City looking to overturn a two-goal deficit in their Champions League last-16 tie tonight, they will turn to a more experienced player in Radamel...

  • Fenech returns as Ghedin names his 23-man squad

    Fenech returns as Ghedin names his 23-man squad

    Malta coach Pietro Ghedin has named a 23-strong squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Group F qualifier against Slovakia, to be played on March 26 at the National Stadium (kick-off 20.45). Ghedin’s first selection for 2017 contains some significant...

  • Lukaku will not sign new deal – reports

    Striker Romelu Lukaku’s future at Everton has been thrown into doubt after he told the club he does not want to sign his new contract. Only last week the Belgium international’s agent Mino Raiola has claimed the deal was “99.99999999” per cent...

  • Man. United charged after FA Cup loss to Chelsea

    Manchester United have been charged with failing to control their players during Monday’s 1-0 FA Cup quarter-final defeat at Chelsea, the FA said. The charge relates to an incident in the 35th minute of the match at Stamford Bridge. United have...

  • Football news

    Liverpool midfielder Emre Can has affirmed that he is happy to extend his stay at Anfield, dismissing reports suggesting the delay in signing a new contract is down to his wage demands. The German, who will enter the final 12 months of his current...

  • Sporting briefs

    Derby: Championship side Derby County have appointed former defender Gary Rowett as their new manager on a contract that runs until the end of the 2018-19 season, the club confirmed yesterday. The 43-year-old Rowett, who made 120 appearances for...

  • Leicester beat Sevilla to reach Champions League quarters

    Leicester beat Sevilla to reach Champions League quarters

    Leicester City kept their Champions League adventure alive as goals from Wes Morgan and Marc Albrighton gave them a 2-0 victory over Sevilla to put them into the quarter-finals. Trailing 2-1 from the first leg the English champions, who are...

  • Dybala penalty sends Juve through against 10-man Porto

    Dybala penalty sends Juve through against 10-man Porto

    Juventus coasted into the Champions League quarter-finals as Paulo Dybala's penalty gave them a 1-0 home win over Porto who played the second half with 10 men. The Italians never looked like relinquishing their 2-0 lead from the first leg of the...

  • Ghedin announces squad for Slovakia match

    Ghedin announces squad for Slovakia match

    Malta coach Pietro Ghedin has named a 23-strong squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Group F qualifier against Slovakia, to be played on March 26 at the National Stadium (kick-off 8.45pm). Ghedin's first selection for 2017 features some significant...

  • Luis Enrique blames Barcelona defeat on European exploits

    Luis Enrique blames  Barcelona defeat on  European exploits

    Coach Luis Enrique blamed Barcelona’s shock 2-1 La Liga defeat at lowly Deportivo La Coruna on the exertions of their sensational midweek 6-1 Champions League win over Paris St Germain. Depor began the game 17th in the standings while Barca, who...

  • Zidane hails Real’s patience in crucial victory over Betis

    Zinedine Zidane praised his Real Madrid side for coming through a testing game with Real Betis to win 2-1 at the Bernabeu on Sunday and knock rivals Barcelona off the top of La Liga. Real fell behind to an embarrassing own goal by goalkeeper...

  • Porto face Herculean task away to Juventus

    Porto face Herculean task away to Juventus

    Porto must follow in Barcelona’s footsteps and achieve a Champions League first today if they are to overcome Juventus and reach the quarter-finals. Portuguese league leaders Porto will have to claw their way back from a 2-0 home defeat in the...

  • Sevilla fear ‘Shakespearean’ tragedy

    Sevilla fear ‘Shakespearean’ tragedy

    Remember Claudio Ranieri? The man who penned the most romantic story in soccer’s annals by making Leicester City English champions and who walked away from Sevilla’s stadium last month believing he could write another in the Champions...