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  • Fierce rivals could meet in Champions League semis

    One of the fiercest rivalries in world football could be re-ignited today when Jose Mourinho learns who his Chelsea team will face in the semi-finals of the Champions League. Chelsea once again defied the odds to progress in Europe’s top club...

  • United future on the line, says Fletcher

    Darren Fletcher admits he and his Manchester United team-mates are now playing for their futures. United bowed out of the Champions League on Wednesday night with a 3-1 defeat which sent Bayern Munich through to the semi-finals 4-2 on...

  • Arsenal need another quality Cup display – Wenger

    Arsenal must continue their fine form in the FA Cup if they are to beat current holders Wigan Athletic in the semi-finals at Wembley tomorrow, manager Arsene Wenger said yesterday. Arsenal have reached the last four for a record-equalling 27th...

  • Juve in Europa League semis

    Juventus booked their place in the semi-finals of the Europa League after they edged past French side Olympique Lyon 2-1 in yesterday’s second leg in Turin to progress 3-1 on aggregate. Andrea Pirlo put the hosts ahead with a well-taken free-kick...

  • Ronaldo doubtful for Cup final with muscle problem

    Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo may miss Wednesday’s King’s Cup final against Barcelona after his club announced he had a muscle injury in his left thigh. Real did not say how long the Portugal captain, who has also been suffering from a...

  • No respite for Malta as Iceland hit eight goals

    Malta 0Iceland 8 Coming from an embarrasing 11-0 away rout to Switzerland last Saturday, Malta were keen to avoid another heavy defeat at the Centenary Stadium. However, Iceland were at their rampant best with Harpa Thorsteinsdottir notching a...

  • Portugal go third, Greece and Scotland soar

    Europe occupies the top three places on the FIFA world rankings after Portugal climbed third behind leaders Spain and Germany in this month’s list. They are followed by four South American sides in Colombia (4th, up 1), Uruguay (5th, up 1) and...

  • Wanderers secure runners-up spot

    With the title issue settled after Xewkija Tigers built an unassailable lead at the top, the attention last weekend switched to the Championship Pool derby between SK Victoria Wanderers and Victoria Hotspurs. Despite their mutual disappointment at...

  • Żurrieq’s Schembri hits five, Cardona inspires Luqa

    Matthew Schembri was Żurrieq’s inspirational player, scoring five goals to help his side overcome Mosta 9-5 after another round of matches from the FXDD Premier Division was played at the Corradino Sports Pavilion. It was Żurrieq’s fourth league...

  • Football news

    A Football Federation Australia (FFA) disciplinary committee has dismissed a complaint by Sydney FC midfielder Ali Abbas that he was racially abused in last month’s match against Western Sydney Wanderers. Iraq-born Abbas, who became an Australian...

  • Sporting briefs

    Ajax: Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen and Atletico Madrid defender Toby Alderweireld will both receive a €48,000 bonus if Ajax win the Dutch league this season. The pair played four games for Ajax at the start of the season before...

  • Women’s football: Malta girls go down 8-0 to Iceland

    The Malta women’s national team conceded another heavy defeat in the World Cup qualifiers after Pierre Brincat’s girls were humbled by Iceland 8-0 in a Group 3 match at the Centenary Stadium. The Maltese came into the match in low spirits after...

  • Messi goes missing as Barca crash out of Europe

    When the dust settled on last night's shock Champions League exit at the hands of Atletico Madrid, one question was on the lips of many Barcelona fans: where was Lionel Messi? The Argentina forward and four-times World Player of the Year barely...

  • Bayern survive Evra stunner to knock out Man. United

    Holders Bayern Munich recovered from the shock of a stunning Patrice Evra goal to score three times in quick succession to beat Manchester United 3-1 and reach the Champions League semi-finals yesterday. In Spain, Atletico Madrid hit new heights...

  • Real treble hopes alive despite fright

    Carlo Ancelotti’s 50th match in charge of Real Madrid was his most nerve-wracking so far but after surviving a Champions League scare at Borussia Dortmund, his expensively assembled side retain a chance of a rare treble. Real appeared lost without...

  • Malta paired with England

    Malta will kick off their UEFA Under-17 Championship campaign with a mouthwatering clash against England (winners in 2010) on May 9 after the draw paired our team with the Three Lions in a daunting Group A also containing two-time winners...

  • Bento extends Portugal stay

    Paulo Bento has agreed a two-year contract extension to remain as Portugal coach until the end of Euro 2016. The 44-year-old took charge of the national team in 2010, replacing Carlos Queiroz, and led the team to the semi-finals of Euro 2012,...

  • FA rejects Hull City bid to change name to Hull Tigers

    English Premier League club Hull City’s controversial bid to change their name to Hull Tigers has been rejected by the FA. “The FA Council, which is made up of representatives from across football, fully considered the recommendation and the...

  • Conte wary of Lyon threat at the Juventus Stadium

    Juventus coach Antonio Conte has called on the club’s fans to play a big part when they host Lyon in today’s Europa League clash in Turin. The Italian champions take a slender one-goal lead into the second leg of their quarter-final tie after...

  • MFA launch probe after Floriana report ‘suspicious’ approach

    The Malta FA have launched an investigation after Premier League club Floriana reported that a Vittoriosa Stars FC player had requested a meeting with one of their players before Saturday’s Relegation Pool match between the two teams. The case...

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