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  • Booze ban for Tottenham fans

    A strong police presence and 24-hour alcohol ban welcomes Tottenham fans ahead of the Europa League tie against Fiorentina. The last-32 tie is evenly poised at 1-1 ahead of a return leg for which the authorities in Florence are taking no chances...

  • Top scorer Edison ruled out of Żebbuġ match

    Hibernians will be without their chief scorer Luis Edison for Saturday’s BOV Premier League clash against Żebbuġ Rangers as yesterday he was handed a one-match ban by the Malta FA Disciplinary Commissioner. The prolific Brazilian netted his 24th...

  • Stuttering Giallorossi kick off decisive week in Rotterdam

    Roma begin a very important stretch this evening at Feyenoord in the Europa League. Rudi Garcia’s team will face the Dutch in the second leg of their last 32 tie in Rotterdam and then return home to meet Serie A leaders Juventus four days...

  • Bartolo – a fine player and great sportsman

    Bartolo – a fine player and great sportsman

    The demise of Andrew Bartolo on Christmas Day last year, at the venerable age of 94, broke one of the last links with the good old days of Maltese football. Bartolo was born in Floriana on January 22, 1920. Like most boys of his era he ran and...

  • All-London League Cup showdown on Sunday

    All-London League Cup showdown on Sunday

    Next Sunday’s 2015 League Cup final at Wembley Stadium will be contested by London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea. In the semi-finals, the Spurs eliminated cup battlers Sheffield United, of League One, 3-2 on aggregate (1-0 and 2-2) while...

  • Football news

    Juventus have become the highest-ranked Italian team in the UEFA classification for clubs after joining the top 20 thanks to their victory over Borussia Dortmund. With Milan not involved in Europe this season, Juve’s 2-1 win over Borussia earned...

  • Sporting briefs

    TV rights: Italian football will be screened on UK television until 2018 reports said as BT Sport renewed its broadcasting deal with the Serie A clubs. As from next season, BT Sport will show up to 380 live Serie A games per season until the end...

  • Arsenal lose 3-1 to Monaco

    Arsenal lose 3-1 to Monaco

    Arsenal 1 Monaco 3 Former Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov returned to haunt Arsenal as Monaco secured a 3-1 win in the first leg of their last 16 Champions League tie at the Emirates Stadium. The French side, whom Gunners boss Arsene Wenger...

  • Atetico Madrid's night to forget

    Atetico Madrid's night to forget

    Bayer Leverkusen 1 Atletico Madrid 0 Atletico Madrid have a mountain to climb if they are to qualify for the Champions League quarter-finals after they endured a night to forget at Bayer Leverkusen. Having made last year's final, Atletico were big...

  • Suarez puts Barca in charge

    Suarez puts Barca in charge

    Two first-half goals by Luis Suarez gave Barcelona a 2-1 win at Manchester City as they moved within sight of the Champions League quarter-finals yesterday even though Lionel Messi missed a late penalty. In a repeat of last season’s round of 16...

  • Chelsea’s Matic to miss final, ban cut to two games

    Chelsea were left seething after midfielder Nemanja Matic’s suspension was cut from three matches to two by the FA yesterday, meaning he will miss Sunday’s League Cup final against Tottenham at Wembley. Under a headline saying they were appalled,...

  • MEast investment boosts European shirt revenue

    MEast investment boosts European shirt revenue

    Middle East investment is swelling the coffers of Europe’s top football clubs whose income from shirt sponsorship has soared to over €687 million this season – 20 per cent up on 2013-14, according to analysts Repucom. The German-based global...

  • European clubs want compensation over Qatar decision

    European clubs want compensation over Qatar decision

    European clubs want compensation if FIFA stages the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in November and December while the leagues said such a move would cause “great damage” to domestic soccer. Meanwhile, the world players’ union FIFPro said any discussion...

  • ExCo member D’Hooghe cleared of ethics breaches

    FIFA’s Belgian executive committee member Michel D’Hooghe has been cleared of ethics breaches over the gift of a painting from Russia’s 2018 bid and trying to secure a job in Qatar for the son of a friend. D’Hooghe, who is also FIFA’s medical...

  • Spoils shared in Genoa derby

    The Derby della Lanterna was unable to separate Sampdoria and Genoa in the Serie A standings as they shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw yesterday. Iago Falque’s 17th-minute opener for Genoa was cancelled out within two minutes by Eder as the two...

  • Ferretti warns of dehydration risks at 2022 WCup in Qatar

    Ferretti warns of dehydration risks at 2022 WCup in Qatar

    In the second part of his interview with Kevin Azzopardi, Professor Andrea Ferretti, the head of the FIGC’s medical staff, speaks about the rise in the number of football-related injuries, the risks of staging the 2022 Qatar World Cup in the...

  • Roma struggling to halt decline

    Roma struggling to halt decline

    Up to November, Roma were competing neck and neck with Juventus in what promised to be a tight two-horse race in the Serie A this season. At the time, Roma were at their peak and looked likely to oust English champions Manchester City for a place...

  • Football results...

    The Championship: Blackburn vs Norwich 1-2; Brentford vs Blackpool 4-0; Brighton vs Leeds 2-0; Derby vs Charlton 2-0; Huddersfield vs Reading 3-0; Ipswich vs Birmingham 4-2; M’boro vs Bolton 1-0; Millwall vs Sheff. Wed. 1-3; Watford vs Rotherham...

  • Football news

    Arsenal are not expected to offer Brooklyn Beckham a scholarship, reports said yesterday. The 15-year-old, son of former England captain David Beckham, has been playing within the club’s Hale End academy set-up, and had his sights set on a...

  • Sporting briefs

    Jorgensen: Former Denmark midfielder Martin Jorgensen, who quit as a player last year, has joined the national team’s coaching staff. Jorgensen, 39, made his name at AGF Aarhus before going on to win 102 caps and scoring 12 goals for his country.

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