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    Striker Bas Dost, who has scored 13 goals this year, is in line for a Netherlands debut after being named in the final 24-man squad for matches against Turkey and Spain later this month, coach Guus Hiddink announced. The 25-year-old Dost had been...

  • Sliema see off battling Rangers

    Sliema see off battling Rangers

    SLIEMA WANDERERS-3, ZEBBUG RANGERS-2 Sliema Wanderers edged out Zebbug Rangers by the odd goal in five to move nine points clear of the relegation zone. The Blues deserved their win as they were the better side but gave away two soft goals which...

  • Kaljevic scores brace as Balzan down Tarxien

    Kaljevic scores brace as Balzan down Tarxien

    BALZAN-3, TARXIEN RAINBOWS-2 Bojan Kaljevic scored a brace to lead Balzan to a 3-2 win over Tarxien Rainbows. Tarxien had done well to recover after conceding a goal after just 13 seconds as they went 2-1 up early in the second half but Balzan...

  • Real to face Atletico in repeat of last season's final

    Real to face Atletico in repeat of last season's final

    Holders Real Madrid will face city rivals Atletico in the last eight of the Champions League after today's draw set up a repeat of last year's final. Paris St Germain and Barcelona were paired together having met in the group stage, with the...

  • Hibs pegged back at the death

    Hibs pegged back at the death

    Hibernians 2Jorginho 32; Lima 45;Naxxar Lions 2Jorge 22; Toure 90; Hibernians made an unconvincing start to life without Luis Edison as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Naxxar Lions who rescued a point at the death thanks to Demba Toure’s...

  • Valletta hit their stride in second half

    Valletta 3Ikenna 28; Cremona 65; Barry 84;Mosta 1Roberts 58; With their hopes of retaining the title as good as over, Valletta have been way below their best in the third round of the championship. Their indifferent form has raised question marks...

  • Mazzetti makes an impact for the Stripes

    Mazzetti makes an impact for the Stripes

    Birkirkara 2Z. Muscat 66; Mazzetti 88;Pietà Hotspurs 1Fortunato 85; A slow-burning, lacklustre game sprung into life in the final stages with two quick goals. Birkirkara had the last laugh as they battled past relegation strugglers Pietà Hotspurs...

  • Floriana unable to go past resolute Qormi

    Floriana 0Qormi 0 Frustrated Floriana drew a blank after a below-par performance yesterday as Qormi coach Mark Miller devised a cautious plan aimed at nullifying the Greens’ attacking weaponry. Floriana held the initiative for long stretches but...

  • Fiorentina heap misery on Roma

    Fiorentina heap misery on Roma

    Fiorentina tore apart Italian rivals Roma to reach the Europa League quarter-finals with a 3-0 win that left their opponents’ season in tatters and under-fire coach Rudi Garcia tottering on the brink of the sack. While Napoli held off a spirited...

  • Delighted Hodgson hands Kane his first England call-up

    Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane, who has scored 26 goals in all competitions this season, was named in the senior England squad for the first time by coach Roy Hodgson yesterday. Hodgson included Kane in his 24-man squad for the March 27 Euro...

  • 2022 WCup final to be played on December 18

    The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is to be played in November and December and the final will be held on December 18, FIFA spokesman Walter de Gregorio said yesterday. De Gregorio told reporters the decision was made by the executive committee of...

  • La Liga leads the way

    La Liga leads the way

    La Liga is well ahead of the Premier League as the strongest in Europe in terms of Champions League consistency, with Barcelona the best-performing individual club since the rebranding of the competition in 1992. The supremacy of Spanish teams...

  • Xewkija score a late winner, easy for Nadur

    Xewkija score a late winner, easy for Nadur

    Title challengers Xewkija Tigers and Nadur Youngsters obtained contrasting wins last weekend to remain within one point of each other before their direct clash on Sunday afternoon at the Gozo Stadium. Xewkija came back from a goal down to beat...

  • Title contenders stay on winning track

    Title contenders stay on winning track

    Luxol, Ħamrun Spartans and Balzan claimed important victories in the Futsal Premier Division to maintain their challenge for the championship. Luxol, top of the league on 38 points, beat Qormi 10-3 while Ħamrun, one point behind in second place,...

  • Local sports results

    GFA Division Two: Għajnsielem vs Qala Saints 3-1; Żebbuġ vs Għarb 4-2.IASC Division Two: Mġarr vs Żurrieq Wolves 2-3; Birkirkara vs Rovers Utd 2-2; Żabbar CB vs Safi AFC 3-2. Basketball Men’s League SFs play-offs: Athleta vs Luxol 97-53; Virtus vs...

  • Football news

    Louis van Gaal says he will retire from football when his spell with Man. United comes to an end. Van Gaal has enjoyed a stellar career that has taken him from Holland to Spain, Germany and now England, where he is contracted with United until...

  • Sporting briefs

    Points docked: Panathinaikos’ hopes of winning a 21st Greek Super League title were dented yesterday after their appeal against a three-point deduction was rejected by the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO). It was the second setback to hit...

  • Rakitic on target in first half as Barca break City’s brave Hart

    Rakitic on target in first half as Barca break City’s brave Hart

    A Lionel Messi-inspired Barcelona completely outclassed Manchester City as an Ivan Rakitic strike secured a 1-0 win last night that sent the Spanish giants into the Champions League quarter-finals 3-1 on aggregate. Messi has been in blistering...

  • ‘Snubbed’ Monaco had last laugh – Jardim

    Monaco had the last laugh in their Champions League last 16 tie against Arsenal on Tuesday, the Ligue 1 side surviving a shaky second-leg performance to eliminate a team they felt had shown them little respect. Monaco beat Arsenal 3-1 in London...

  • Sliema and Żebbuġ pursue vital points

    Sliema and Żebbuġ pursue vital points

    The situation in the bottom half of the standings is so tight that Sliema Wanderers head into their third-round duel with the beleaguered Żebbuġ Rangers tomorrow at the Tedesco Stadium (8.15pm) knowing that a defeat would drag them into the...

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